Why $1/litre milk is killing Qld's dairy industry

SUPERMARKET-driven $1/litre milk is the root cause of the problem, but Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation vice-president Ross McInnes says it is just one of a number of challenges facing Queensland producers.
SUPERMARKET-driven $1/litre milk is the root cause of the problem, but Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation vice-president Ross McInnes says it is just one of a number of challenges facing Queensland producers.
Macarthur, Vic, dairy farmers Peter and Fiona Musson have won the 2017 Farm Business Manager Award at the 2017 Great South West Dairy Awards.
18 May 17 Macarthur, Vic, dairy farmers Peter and Fiona Musson have won the 2017 Farm Business Manager Award at the 2017 Great South West Dairy Awards.
A proactive approach to cow reproductive health resulted in a 31 per cent increase in the six-week-in-calf rate in a pilot project undertaken on 10 Victorian dairy farms last year.
18 May 17 A proactive approach to cow reproductive health resulted in a 31 per cent increase in the six-week-in-calf rate in a pilot project undertaken on 10 Victorian dairy farms last year.
Parmalat Australia, which owns the big-selling milk brand Pauls, Vaalia yoghurt and Oak flavoured milk, produced a 9 per cent rise in annual revenues to $1.8 billion in 2016 in a fiercely competitive sector where large rival Murray Goulburn has been in turmoil.
18 May 17 Parmalat Australia, which owns the big-selling milk brand Pauls, Vaalia yoghurt and Oak flavoured milk, produced a 9 per cent rise in annual revenues to $1.8 billion in 2016 in a...
SOUTH-EAST Asian countries looking to go down a path of dairy self-sufficiency appear to be taking the opportunity created by declining Chinese demand to lock in supply of Australian and New Zealand export heifers.
17 May 17 SOUTH-EAST Asian countries looking to go down a path of dairy self-sufficiency appear to be taking the opportunity created by declining Chinese demand to lock in supply of Australian and...
Prices rose for the fifth consecutive time on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
17 May 17 Prices rose for the fifth consecutive time on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
Dairyfarmers don't set the milk price. No one can change the weather.
17 May 17 Dairyfarmers don't set the milk price. No one can change the weather.
Prices paid by farmers for dairy cows have not followed the slump in farmgate milk prices and have held relatively steady compared to previous years, selling agents say.
16 May 17 Prices paid by farmers for dairy cows have not followed the slump in farmgate milk prices and have held relatively steady compared to previous years, selling agents say.
A young woman who has taken a leadership role in the Western Australian dairy industry won inaugural Agriculture Award at the WA Young Achiever Awards.
16 May 17 A young woman who has taken a leadership role in the Western Australian dairy industry won inaugural Agriculture Award at the WA Young Achiever Awards.
Australian Dairy Farmers has questioned Fonterra's and Murray Goulburn's decisions to not reimburse farmers who no longer supply them for last year's clawbacks.
15 May 17  2 Australian Dairy Farmers has questioned Fonterra's and Murray Goulburn's decisions to not reimburse farmers who no longer supply them for last year's clawbacks.
Bonlac Supply Company (BSC) chairman Tony Marwood has defended Fonterra’s decision not to compensate dairyfarmer suppliers who paid clawback payments last year but have since switched to other processors.
15 May 17 Bonlac Supply Company (BSC) chairman Tony Marwood has defended Fonterra’s decision not to compensate dairyfarmer suppliers who paid clawback payments last year but have since switched to...
Victorian dairyfarmers have demanded a review of the impact of feed in electricity tariffs, and the maintenance of existing arrangements, to avoid financial detriment to those producing electricity from solar systems.
12 May 17 Victorian dairyfarmers have demanded a review of the impact of feed in electricity tariffs, and the maintenance of existing arrangements, to avoid financial detriment to those producing...
Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh has defended the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) decision not to pursue Fonterra over last year’s step-down, in the same way it did with Murray Goulburn (MG).
12 May 17 Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh has defended the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) decision not to pursue Fonterra over last year’s step-down, in the same way...
One of the great aspects of Cows Create Careers is that it appeals to the dairy community, not just students.
12 May 17 One of the great aspects of Cows Create Careers is that it appeals to the dairy community, not just students.
Dairyfarmers who have completed a Taking Stock session in the last 12 months can now access a second round of support to review how things have gone against the action plan they originally put together.
12 May 17 Dairyfarmers who have completed a Taking Stock session in the last 12 months can now access a second round of support to review how things have gone against the action plan they...
Dairyfarmers have cast serious doubts on the deal offered by Fonterra, saying it has the potential to further divide the industry.
11 May 17  1 Dairyfarmers have cast serious doubts on the deal offered by Fonterra, saying it has the potential to further divide the industry.
Australian dairyfarmers can now access the latest lameness research and management techniques in one comprehensive document following the release of Dairy Australia's Healthy Hooves Manual.
11 May 17 Australian dairyfarmers can now access the latest lameness research and management techniques in one comprehensive document following the release of Dairy Australia's Healthy Hooves...
The report from the Senate inquiry into the Australian dairy industry has been delayed again.
11 May 17 The report from the Senate inquiry into the Australian dairy industry has been delayed again.
Fonterra Australia has announced a forecast closing farmgate price of $5.70 to $6.10 a kilogram/milk solids (kg/MS) for the 2017/18 season.
10 May 17 Fonterra Australia has announced a forecast closing farmgate price of $5.70 to $6.10 a kilogram/milk solids (kg/MS) for the 2017/18 season.
Fonterra is expected to announce its response to Murray Goulburn’s (MG) decision to reverse its milk supply support package (MSSP) tomorrow.
10 May 17 Fonterra is expected to announce its response to Murray Goulburn’s (MG) decision to reverse its milk supply support package (MSSP) tomorrow.
Biosecurity is everyone's business, according to a dairyfarmer and veterinarian at Kongwak, Gippsland, Victoria.
10 May 17 Biosecurity is everyone's business, according to a dairyfarmer and veterinarian at Kongwak, Gippsland, Victoria.
THINKING strategically has enabled Mid North Coast NSW dairyfarmers Adam and Donna Darley to turn challenges into strengths and fully capitalise on the natural assets they have at their fingertips.
10 May 17 THINKING strategically has enabled Mid North Coast NSW dairyfarmers Adam and Donna Darley to turn challenges into strengths and fully capitalise on the natural assets they have at their...
NSW-based Norco Co-operative has extended its contract to supply Coles’ discount-priced house brand milk in northern NSW and Queensland until 2023.
09 May 17 NSW-based Norco Co-operative has extended its contract to supply Coles’ discount-priced house brand milk in northern NSW and Queensland until 2023.
Dairy has a strong future in the North East despite this week’s Tangambalanga factory closure announcement, says the region’s leading industry advocate.
09 May 17 Dairy has a strong future in the North East despite this week’s Tangambalanga factory closure announcement, says the region’s leading industry advocate.
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Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field trial in a bid to revolutionise Australia’s dairy feedbase.
31 May 17 Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field...
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...
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Great Idea Carlene. It's a shame the industry was not prepared to fund this concept 8 years ago
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Bellamy's also need to answer some questions! Like: When did BAL know from Camperdown Powder
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Matthew makes some very good points . Unfortunately the reality for many farming people is
Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.10 Jul 17 Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
29 May 17  1 As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
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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...