Business in focus through tough times

Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP).
29 May 18 Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP).
A VICTORIAN-based ag-tech business has launched an ambitious new project to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms by up to 80 per cent.
29 May 18 A VICTORIAN-based ag-tech business has launched an ambitious new project to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from dairy farms by up to 80 per cent.
Gippsland milk processor Burra Foods has brought forward the timing of the supply incentive payments it offers to its farmers.
28 May 18 Gippsland milk processor Burra Foods has brought forward the timing of the supply incentive payments it offers to its farmers.
South-west Victorian dairyfarmers are on the hunt for skilled employees to work and manage key aspects of their enterprises.
28 May 18 South-west Victorian dairyfarmers are on the hunt for skilled employees to work and manage key aspects of their enterprises.
Australian milk production to the end of April is up 3.5 per cent on the same time last year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
25 May 18 Australian milk production to the end of April is up 3.5 per cent on the same time last year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
A former professional calf dehorner says a move to a vet-assisted sedated calf disbudding is one of the best decisions she has ever made.
24 May 18 A former professional calf dehorner says a move to a vet-assisted sedated calf disbudding is one of the best decisions she has ever made.
With the Federal Parliament expected to ratify Australia's involvement in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of the year, it is worth having a look at what it means for the dairy industry.
24 May 18 With the Federal Parliament expected to ratify Australia's involvement in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of the year, it is worth having a look at what it means for the...
Australia’s largest genetics supplier Genetics Australia Cooperative plans to sell part of its landholding for $14.65 million.
23 May 18 Australia’s largest genetics supplier Genetics Australia Cooperative plans to sell part of its landholding for $14.65 million.
Research showing fewer than one-in-10 dairyfarmers still dock cows' tails has prompted renewed calls for farmers to eradicate the practice altogether.
23 May 18 Research showing fewer than one-in-10 dairyfarmers still dock cows' tails has prompted renewed calls for farmers to eradicate the practice altogether.
Years of work to ensure dairy's nutritional bona fides are firmly planted in the Australian consumer psyche have resulted in a broad understanding that dairy is good for you. That is no longer enough.
23 May 18 Years of work to ensure dairy's nutritional bona fides are firmly planted in the Australian consumer psyche have resulted in a broad understanding that dairy is good for you. That is no...
THE quest to find an owner for the former Murray Goulburn factory in Koroit has received a boost with support coming from Moyne Shire Council.
22 May 18 THE quest to find an owner for the former Murray Goulburn factory in Koroit has received a boost with support coming from Moyne Shire Council.
The NSW government has reinstated Australian-owned Norco as its primary milk and dairy supplier to hospitals.
21 May 18 The NSW government has reinstated Australian-owned Norco as its primary milk and dairy supplier to hospitals.
Dairy Australia has called for nominations to fill three vacancies on its board of directors ahead of elections later this year.
21 May 18 Dairy Australia has called for nominations to fill three vacancies on its board of directors ahead of elections later this year.
Bedding - on the surface, it seems quite a straightforward subject: if a farmer is going to put cows in a housing facility they need to provide something to make the cows' resting time comfortable and to soak up the manure.
21 May 18 Bedding - on the surface, it seems quite a straightforward subject: if a farmer is going to put cows in a housing facility they need to provide something to make the cows' resting time...
Money may not grow on trees, but planting them can help put dollars in the pockets of dairyfarmers.
18 May 18 Money may not grow on trees, but planting them can help put dollars in the pockets of dairyfarmers.
In an effort to figure out how to stop cows belching so much methane, a team of researchers has unearthed the bugs that live in the first of a cow's four stomachs.
18 May 18 In an effort to figure out how to stop cows belching so much methane, a team of researchers has unearthed the bugs that live in the first of a cow's four stomachs.
SOUTH East South Australian dairyfarmers Don and Jen Stolp have worked to find the balance between their New Zealand knowledge and the Australian environment.
17 May 18 SOUTH East South Australian dairyfarmers Don and Jen Stolp have worked to find the balance between their New Zealand knowledge and the Australian environment.
MILK processor Norco has been dumped as the primary milk supplier to NSW north coast hospitals and replaced by foreign-owned company Dairy Farmers.
17 May 18 MILK processor Norco has been dumped as the primary milk supplier to NSW north coast hospitals and replaced by foreign-owned company Dairy Farmers.
Science is the key to the long-term sustainability of the global dairy industry, according to the new director general of the International Dairy Federation Caroline Emond.
16 May 18 Science is the key to the long-term sustainability of the global dairy industry, according to the new director general of the International Dairy Federation Caroline Emond.
Prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday lifted 1.9 per cent overall to reach US$3637.
16 May 18 Prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday lifted 1.9 per cent overall to reach US$3637.
A SOUTH East South Australian dairy consultant is one of four up-and-coming scientists set to travel to the United States to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.
15 May 18 A SOUTH East South Australian dairy consultant is one of four up-and-coming scientists set to travel to the United States to attend one of the world’s biggest dairy science conferences.
A group of young Victorian dairy representatives saw first hand in February the impact a serious disease outbreak is having on the New Zealand industry.
15 May 18 A group of young Victorian dairy representatives saw first hand in February the impact a serious disease outbreak is having on the New Zealand industry.
A new biological worm control product has been approved for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
14 May 18 A new biological worm control product has been approved for use by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
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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.
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...
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If MR Saputo thinks that by having his factories running at 97-98% utilization will help him get
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This is rubbish compared to what was originally proposed
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
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...
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
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...