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RURAL and regional businesses have welcomed a 56-point plan released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to wind back costly retail and energy network regimes, which have caused power prices to skyrocket in the past decade.
RURAL and regional businesses have welcomed a 56-point plan released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to wind back costly retail and energy network regimes, which have caused power prices to skyrocket in the past decade.
BANNISTER Downs Dairy’s innovative Creamery, a commercial robotic dairy and milk processing plant doubling as a tourist facility soon to open near Northcliffe, is already winning awards.
06 Aug 18 BANNISTER Downs Dairy’s innovative Creamery, a commercial robotic dairy and milk processing plant doubling as a tourist facility soon to open near Northcliffe, is already winning awards.
Fed up with the farm-gate milk price? Sick of the middleman taking all the coin? One option is to bottle farm produced milk and sell direct.
03 Aug 18 Fed up with the farm-gate milk price? Sick of the middleman taking all the coin? One option is to bottle farm produced milk and sell direct.
Rotterdam, Netherlands: FERTILE cropping land and prime pastures are no longer a requirement for successful agriculture with an industry ‘transfarmation’ now encouraging production on water and skyscraper roofs.
02 Aug 18 Rotterdam, Netherlands: FERTILE cropping land and prime pastures are no longer a requirement for successful agriculture with an industry ‘transfarmation’ now encouraging production on...
The results of research into accelerated calf rearing were presented at the Dairy On PAR calf roadshow in Tasmania last year.
02 Aug 18 The results of research into accelerated calf rearing were presented at the Dairy On PAR calf roadshow in Tasmania last year.
A stronger dairy industry Code of Practice would include a formal dispute resolution mechanism and penalties' procedure to solve conflicts between farmers and processors, according to Australia’s peak dairy farmer group.
01 Aug 18 A stronger dairy industry Code of Practice would include a formal dispute resolution mechanism and penalties' procedure to solve conflicts between farmers and processors, according to...
Darren and Sharon Parrish use Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for workability and calving ease to help run a productive and profitable dairy business and make better decisions on their farm at Bodalla on the New South Wales south coast.
01 Aug 18 Darren and Sharon Parrish use Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for workability and calving ease to help run a productive and profitable dairy business and make better decisions on their...
The Smarter Irrigation for Profit (SIfP) Project was a successful three-year partnership between the dairy, sugar, rice and cotton industries that investigated and demonstrated practices to optimise water, energy and labour efficiencies, resulting in greater profits to irrigating businesses.
31 Jul 18 The Smarter Irrigation for Profit (SIfP) Project was a successful three-year partnership between the dairy, sugar, rice and cotton industries that investigated and demonstrated practices...
He had no intention of returning to the family farm, but Scott Fitzgerald has turned his second career into a fast-growing success, based on a dairy holding rented from his retiring parents.
30 Jul 18 He had no intention of returning to the family farm, but Scott Fitzgerald has turned his second career into a fast-growing success, based on a dairy holding rented from his retiring parents.
Herd testing is paying dividends for dairyfarmers who use the information to improve their farm business performance by making better culling choices, smarter feed allocation decisions and improving herd management.
30 Jul 18 Herd testing is paying dividends for dairyfarmers who use the information to improve their farm business performance by making better culling choices, smarter feed allocation decisions...
The grass on Jason Maloney’s dairy farm might look green, but it isn’t growing.
30 Jul 18 The grass on Jason Maloney’s dairy farm might look green, but it isn’t growing.
Wet muddy weather can lead to an increase in environmental mastitis cases, especially if cows are calving or lying in contaminated boggy areas.
27 Jul 18 Wet muddy weather can lead to an increase in environmental mastitis cases, especially if cows are calving or lying in contaminated boggy areas.
A well-established dairy business in South Gippsland, Victoria, has recently undergone rapid generational and operational change but it is management as usual.
27 Jul 18 A well-established dairy business in South Gippsland, Victoria, has recently undergone rapid generational and operational change but it is management as usual.
A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
26 Jul 18 A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
Farmgate milk prices will not be the only way that Fonterra competes for farmers’ milk supply, Fonterra Australia managing director Rene Dedonker says.
26 Jul 18 Farmgate milk prices will not be the only way that Fonterra competes for farmers’ milk supply, Fonterra Australia managing director Rene Dedonker says.
Major dairy industry players such as Bega and Saputo have joined forces with Monash University to utilise new drying technologies to extend the life and improve the quality of powdered dairy products.
26 Jul 18 Major dairy industry players such as Bega and Saputo have joined forces with Monash University to utilise new drying technologies to extend the life and improve the quality of powdered...
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition intensifies doubts about long-standing recommendations to avoid full-fat dairy products for a healthy heart.
25 Jul 18 A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition intensifies doubts about long-standing recommendations to avoid full-fat dairy products for a healthy heart.
With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
25 Jul 18 With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
A group of Western Australian scientists have made a promising start to developing a vaccine for mastitis.
24 Jul 18  1 A group of Western Australian scientists have made a promising start to developing a vaccine for mastitis.
University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 Jul 18 University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Australia’s biggest dairy processor says a mandatory code of conduct for the industry should be managed by dairy industry bodies and the supplier community but is concerned about the cost impact on business operations.
23 Jul 18 Australia’s biggest dairy processor says a mandatory code of conduct for the industry should be managed by dairy industry bodies and the supplier community but is concerned about the...
Tributes have flooded in from national and local dairy industry leaders for John Harlock who died on Monday.
19 Jul 18 Tributes have flooded in from national and local dairy industry leaders for John Harlock who died on Monday.
A major New Zealand manufacturer, packer and exporter of dairy and nutrition blended products, Keytone Dairy Corporation, has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
19 Jul 18 A major New Zealand manufacturer, packer and exporter of dairy and nutrition blended products, Keytone Dairy Corporation, has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Bega Cheese confirmed on Wednesday it will be the new owner of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory.
18 Jul 18 Bega Cheese confirmed on Wednesday it will be the new owner of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory.
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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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Its about time someone stood up for hardworking dairyfarmers. lets not just point at Coles but
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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
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...