Bega-Blackmore China plan sours

An infant formula joint venture between dairy group Bega Cheese and vitamins maker Blackmores has failed to grab a foothold in the crucial Chinese market since launching in January, forcing Bega to write down the value of its stake in the business and sending its share price plunging.
An infant formula joint venture between dairy group Bega Cheese and vitamins maker Blackmores has failed to grab a foothold in the crucial Chinese market since launching in January, forcing Bega to write down the value of its stake in the business and sending its share price plunging.
The number of dairy animals DNA tested – or genotyped – in Australia has escalated in the four years since commercial services became available, particularly in recent years with improvements in reliability, lower costs and greater understanding of the various ways results can be used to improve genetic gain.
24 Oct 16 The number of dairy animals DNA tested – or genotyped – in Australia has escalated in the four years since commercial services became available, particularly in recent years with...
Burra Foods has announced a step up in price for its suppliers.
24 Oct 16 Burra Foods has announced a step up in price for its suppliers.
The Blue River Group has finalised the acquisition of Fonterra’s  Wagga, NSW, dairy business that produces Riverina Fresh brand.
24 Oct 16 The Blue River Group has finalised the acquisition of Fonterra’s Wagga, NSW, dairy business that produces Riverina Fresh brand.
Two Western Australian dairy farmers who dumped thousands of litres of milk after their contracts with Brownes ended have been given a short-term fix: truck milk over east.
24 Oct 16 Two Western Australian dairy farmers who dumped thousands of litres of milk after their contracts with Brownes ended have been given a short-term fix: truck milk over east.
The rally in global dairy prices is expected to be sustained into 2017 courtesy of falling worldwide production.
21 Oct 16 The rally in global dairy prices is expected to be sustained into 2017 courtesy of falling worldwide production.
An unusually wet spring, plus low farmgate milk prices and a rush of suppliers quitting its ranks have hit Murray Goulburn co-operative.
21 Oct 16 An unusually wet spring, plus low farmgate milk prices and a rush of suppliers quitting its ranks have hit Murray Goulburn co-operative.
MURRAY Goulburn’s $300 million Koroit expansion is in doubt.
18 Oct 16 MURRAY Goulburn’s $300 million Koroit expansion is in doubt.
Dairy analysts have agreed while commodity prices have staged a significant recovery, low farm gate prices would continue to squeeze margins.
13 Oct 16 Dairy analysts have agreed while commodity prices have staged a significant recovery, low farm gate prices would continue to squeeze margins.
Murray Goulburn (MG) has quashed suggestions it intended selling its Leitchville plant.
11 Oct 16 Murray Goulburn (MG) has quashed suggestions it intended selling its Leitchville plant.
The recovery in global dairy markets has begun and should continue into next year, after production growth has been curtailed across the major export regions, according to Rabobank’s latest Dairy Quarterly report.
07 Oct 16 The recovery in global dairy markets has begun and should continue into next year, after production growth has been curtailed across the major export regions, according to Rabobank’s...
Dairy industry stakeholders have agreed to a voluntary code of conduct, which the president of the state’s peak farmer body said he hoped would result in greater transparency.
07 Oct 16 Dairy industry stakeholders have agreed to a voluntary code of conduct, which the president of the state’s peak farmer body said he hoped would result in greater transparency.
Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced it was considering other locations for its planned Koroit nutritionals plant.
05 Oct 16 Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced it was considering other locations for its planned Koroit nutritionals plant.
Dairy processor Fonterra has halved its loan repayment to one cent a kg/ms.
04 Oct 16 Dairy processor Fonterra has halved its loan repayment to one cent a kg/ms.
Victorian dairy analyst Dr John Hauser, of Xcheque, says large milk processing co-operatives, such as Murray Goulburn (MG) need stringent cost control, to successfully apply value adding strategies to their products.
04 Oct 16 Victorian dairy analyst Dr John Hauser, of Xcheque, says large milk processing co-operatives, such as Murray Goulburn (MG) need stringent cost control, to successfully apply value adding...
GLOBAL dairy prices are finally starting to show some upward movement, and that has flowed quickly through to farmgate prices in south eastern Australia.
04 Oct 16 GLOBAL dairy prices are finally starting to show some upward movement, and that has flowed quickly through to farmgate prices in south eastern Australia.
An empty building and cheese of all sorts form the bones of a success story that has swept the small town of Coolamon.
04 Oct 16 An empty building and cheese of all sorts form the bones of a success story that has swept the small town of Coolamon.
The heads of Australia’s state dairy organisations have met with processors, to discuss ways of improving contractual arrangements between farmers and companies.
30 Sep 16 The heads of Australia’s state dairy organisations have met with processors, to discuss ways of improving contractual arrangements between farmers and companies.
Modelling confirms the revamped backpacker tax puts Australia on a competitive footing with New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada, Treasurer Scott Morrison said on Wednesday as he launched a spirited defence of the new measures amid complaints from tourism that it was subsidising agriculture.
28 Sep 16 Modelling confirms the revamped backpacker tax puts Australia on a competitive footing with New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada, Treasurer Scott Morrison said on Wednesday as he...
Recent Victorian news articles have contained assertions that if left unchecked would misrepresent that state of the domestic milk industry.
28 Sep 16 Recent Victorian news articles have contained assertions that if left unchecked would misrepresent that state of the domestic milk industry.
MARKETING of WAFarmers First fresh milk in Dalian, China, has a tick of approval from WAFarmers president Tony York.
26 Sep 16 MARKETING of WAFarmers First fresh milk in Dalian, China, has a tick of approval from WAFarmers president Tony York.
The annual Victorian Dairy Farm Monitor Report has shown the full extent of the “perfect storm” which hit producers last financial year.
23 Sep 16 The annual Victorian Dairy Farm Monitor Report has shown the full extent of the “perfect storm” which hit producers last financial year.
Victorian dairy farmers have welcomed a further $3million funding for the Cattle Underpass Scheme (CUPS).
23 Sep 16 Victorian dairy farmers have welcomed a further $3million funding for the Cattle Underpass Scheme (CUPS).
Western Victorian dairy farmers suppliers have reacted angrily to Fonterra’s annual results, showing a net profit of NZ $834 million.
23 Sep 16 Western Victorian dairy farmers suppliers have reacted angrily to Fonterra’s annual results, showing a net profit of NZ $834 million.
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Shredlage is a patented and branded harvesting process that produces long chopped highly processed silage.11 Oct 18 Shredlage is a patented and branded harvesting process that produces long chopped highly processed silage.
While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as possible. 
13 Sep 18 While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy...
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The processors don’t realize what’s about to hit them with regards milk supply and security.
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A mastitis vaccine will be a great help to women. I hope this study achieve its goal. Anyways, I
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you are behind the 8 ball guys. Industry at the leading edge- 50 farms is already there. The
The Australian dairy industry is committed to supporting investment and successful operation of Automatic Milking Systems (AMS).24 Sep 18  1 The Australian dairy industry is committed to supporting investment and successful operation of Automatic Milking...
The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms and it wants farmers' help.11 Sep 18 The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms...
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...