Dairy seeks info on 457 changes

The dairy sector has sought urgent clarification on planned changes to 457 visas.
The dairy sector has sought urgent clarification on planned changes to 457 visas.
World dairy prices increased again overnight - and now sit 38 per cent higher than the same time last year.
19 Apr 17 World dairy prices increased again overnight - and now sit 38 per cent higher than the same time last year.
FORMER federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb says previous negotiations he spearheaded to conclude a trade deal with India came down to about 20 core issues but the talks stalled due to resistance by the Indian bureaucracy, rather than political forces.
17 Apr 17 FORMER federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb says previous negotiations he spearheaded to conclude a trade deal with India came down to about 20 core issues but the talks stalled due to...
Clicking the ‘I agree’ box on digital farming software could see some farmers giving away their valuable farm data, according to a leading legal academic.
13 Apr 17 Clicking the ‘I agree’ box on digital farming software could see some farmers giving away their valuable farm data, according to a leading legal academic.
One year on from the dairy crisis and the industry is at a vital crossroads.
12 Apr 17 One year on from the dairy crisis and the industry is at a vital crossroads.
Dairyfarmers in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia have started cashing in on a deal offering by-products from beer and fruit juice plants as a stock feed supplement for their herds.
11 Apr 17 Dairyfarmers in NSW, Victoria and Western Australia have started cashing in on a deal offering by-products from beer and fruit juice plants as a stock feed supplement for their herds.
The Federal government is providing nearly $400,000 to encourage the development of innovative solutions to improve transparency and reliability of water market information.
11 Apr 17 The Federal government is providing nearly $400,000 to encourage the development of innovative solutions to improve transparency and reliability of water market information.
Australia's dairy production is headed for 20-year lows as the slump in milk prices has prompted farmers to either quit the industry or slash output by cutting the size of their herds.
10 Apr 17 Australia's dairy production is headed for 20-year lows as the slump in milk prices has prompted farmers to either quit the industry or slash output by cutting the size of their herds.
Fonterra has spent $20 million on new technology that allows infant formula customers to track product contents and ensure they are buying from a trusted retailer after a counterfeiting scandal rocked its Chinese joint-venture partner Beingmate Baby & Child in 2016.
10 Apr 17 Fonterra has spent $20 million on new technology that allows infant formula customers to track product contents and ensure they are buying from a trusted retailer after a counterfeiting...
Farmers in the Rochester and Loddon Valley irrigation districts claim the failure of automated watering equipment is playing havoc with their winter planting plans.
07 Apr 17 Farmers in the Rochester and Loddon Valley irrigation districts claim the failure of automated watering equipment is playing havoc with their winter planting plans.
Farmers have been dealt another blow with the closure of the Hazelwood power station, according to Victorian dairyfarmer Chris Gleeson.
07 Apr 17 Farmers have been dealt another blow with the closure of the Hazelwood power station, according to Victorian dairyfarmer Chris Gleeson.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has announced a further step up in its average farmgate milk price for the 2016-17 season to $5.25 a kilogram of milk solids.
06 Apr 17 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has announced a further step up in its average farmgate milk price for the 2016-17 season to $5.25 a kilogram of milk solids.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) was about to turn its attention to the milk processor sector and supermarkets, according to dairy inquiry head Mick Keogh.
06 Apr 17 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) was about to turn its attention to the milk processor sector and supermarkets, according to dairy inquiry head Mick Keogh.
AUSTRALIAN farmers are big winners from tariff cuts delivered under the ground-breaking Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).
06 Apr 17 AUSTRALIAN farmers are big winners from tariff cuts delivered under the ground-breaking Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).
Solid Chinese and south-east Asian demand and a wide range of buyers underpinned a 1.6 per cent rise in the GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night.
05 Apr 17 Solid Chinese and south-east Asian demand and a wide range of buyers underpinned a 1.6 per cent rise in the GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night.
Irrigation systems in northern Victoria will receive an opening high-reliability water share determination on July 3.
05 Apr 17 Irrigation systems in northern Victoria will receive an opening high-reliability water share determination on July 3.
It was all smiles as young Liam Deans enthusiastically accepted the Grand Champion Dairy Youth Show trophy at Queensland’s Toowoomba Royal Show.
04 Apr 17 It was all smiles as young Liam Deans enthusiastically accepted the Grand Champion Dairy Youth Show trophy at Queensland’s Toowoomba Royal Show.
Among a strong lineup of dairy exhibits, Silverleigh Robina 14 cow emerged as Toowoomba Royal Show supreme champion.
04 Apr 17 Among a strong lineup of dairy exhibits, Silverleigh Robina 14 cow emerged as Toowoomba Royal Show supreme champion.
People across Australia’s eight dairy regions have less than one week to submit their nominations to go into the running to be Australia’s Legendairy Capital of 2017, with nominations closing 5pm Monday, April 10.​
03 Apr 17 People across Australia’s eight dairy regions have less than one week to submit their nominations to go into the running to be Australia’s Legendairy Capital of 2017, with nominations...
VIRTUAL fencing for cattle is set to be commercially available later this year, following Melbourne-based agri-tech company Agersens’ success in raising $2 million.
03 Apr 17 VIRTUAL fencing for cattle is set to be commercially available later this year, following Melbourne-based agri-tech company Agersens’ success in raising $2 million.
The 10th annual Tasmanian Dairy Conference finished with farmers confident their sector was on the way back up after last year.
31 Mar 17 The 10th annual Tasmanian Dairy Conference finished with farmers confident their sector was on the way back up after last year.
The Dairy Advocacy Review Team (DART) has begun work to improve the engagement between dairy farmers and their representative bodies.
31 Mar 17 The Dairy Advocacy Review Team (DART) has begun work to improve the engagement between dairy farmers and their representative bodies.
New CEO of Moonlake Investments, Evan Rolley, sees big opportunities for North-West dairy farmers as part of VDL Farms’ investment in Tasmanian-branded products.
30 Mar 17 New CEO of Moonlake Investments, Evan Rolley, sees big opportunities for North-West dairy farmers as part of VDL Farms’ investment in Tasmanian-branded products.
Lindsay Anderson's Gippsland dairy farm uses a lot of electricity.
30 Mar 17 Lindsay Anderson's Gippsland dairy farm uses a lot of electricity.
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Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre as part of the Dairy On PAR project.
05 May 17 Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute...
Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown feedbase, according to Gardiner Dairy Foundation chair Dr Bruce Kefford.
24 Mar 17 Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown...
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I wanted to tell Nick how his Farmers' Own milk is the best I have tasted and at $3 for 2L is
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Farmers angry at the unfairness to them or to other farmers who switched, and / or who are
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Where was the ADF support for dairy farmers back in April 2016? Nobody from ADF spoke out
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
9:42 AM As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
South Australian dairyfarmers are investing in generators to help guarantee their power supply in response to electricity outages. 
03 May 17 South Australian dairyfarmers are investing in generators to help guarantee their power supply in response to...
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.25 Sep 16 Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition...