6 things to do now to get set for the financial year

Moving into a new financial year is a busy planning period for dairy farm businesses. Dairy Australia's farm business management team suggest six things farmers can do now to help set up for the year ahead.
Moving into a new financial year is a busy planning period for dairy farm businesses. Dairy Australia's farm business management team suggest six things farmers can do now to help set up for the year ahead.
It’s time to ‘shut the gate’ on dairying for Queensland dairyfarmer Matthew Cahill.
30 May 17 It’s time to ‘shut the gate’ on dairying for Queensland dairyfarmer Matthew Cahill.
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...
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...
DIVERSIFYING their business helped South Australian dairyfarmers Lorraine and Brian Robertson remain in the industry when dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra dropped prices to below the cost of production in 2016.
24 Apr 17 DIVERSIFYING their business helped South Australian dairyfarmers Lorraine and Brian Robertson remain in the industry when dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra dropped prices to...
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.
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.
The DairySage mentoring program kicked off at Maleny, Qld, last year with mentees and mentors coming together for a two-day workshop.
07 Mar 17 The DairySage mentoring program kicked off at Maleny, Qld, last year with mentees and mentors coming together for a two-day workshop.
As a pilot program, Subtropical Dairy has developed a series of resources and tools to help northern Australian dairy businesses estimate the potential profit from making a change to their business.
07 Mar 17 As a pilot program, Subtropical Dairy has developed a series of resources and tools to help northern Australian dairy businesses estimate the potential profit from making a change to...
The current state of the dairy industry is causing angst among farmers.
11 Feb 17 The current state of the dairy industry is causing angst among farmers.
Victoria’s dairy industry has scale and history, but Tasmania has new irrigation water and new investment - which is why a Westpac-sponsored group of innovative Victorian farmers recently travelled across Bass Strait.
13 Jan 17 Victoria’s dairy industry has scale and history, but Tasmania has new irrigation water and new investment - which is why a Westpac-sponsored group of innovative Victorian farmers...
THE ability of dairyfarmers to adapt to a changing environment has been put to the test in a three-year project.
30 Dec 16 THE ability of dairyfarmers to adapt to a changing environment has been put to the test in a three-year project.
Australian cattle, sheep and goat producers will have their knowledge of on-farm food safety requirements assessed from January next year.
22 Nov 16 Australian cattle, sheep and goat producers will have their knowledge of on-farm food safety requirements assessed from January next year.
The opportunity for a close-up look at a once-a-day milking operation attracted farmers from across Gippsland and Victoria to Yannathan last week.
21 Nov 16 The opportunity for a close-up look at a once-a-day milking operation attracted farmers from across Gippsland and Victoria to Yannathan last week.
Some ugly numbers in a bumper payout year convinced the Ferris family to take the palm kernel truck off speed dial and go all-grass dairyfarming.
15 Nov 16 Some ugly numbers in a bumper payout year convinced the Ferris family to take the palm kernel truck off speed dial and go all-grass dairyfarming.
MANY will recall this extraordinary sequence of events: In July 2015 record frosts were followed by the biggest August snowfall in years and subsequently soils were colder and wetter for longer than usual in early spring.
10 Nov 16 MANY will recall this extraordinary sequence of events: In July 2015 record frosts were followed by the biggest August snowfall in years and subsequently soils were colder and wetter for...
BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker were good operators when they started as Focus Farmers two years ago – now they are even better.
12 Aug 16 BRUCE Manintveld and Fiona Baker were good operators when they started as Focus Farmers two years ago – now they are even better.
Food and beverage company Lion Co. is changing tack on its Asian expansion strategy, pulling the plug on a new stand-alone unit and integrating it into the core dairy and drinks business.
05 Aug 16 Food and beverage company Lion Co. is changing tack on its Asian expansion strategy, pulling the plug on a new stand-alone unit and integrating it into the core dairy and drinks business.
Warrnambool’s Midfield Group is joining with a global food giant in a move that could change the face of the nation’s dairy industry.
05 Aug 16 Warrnambool’s Midfield Group is joining with a global food giant in a move that could change the face of the nation’s dairy industry.
When Josh Balcombe, from Warrion, Victoria, signed up as a participant in the Improving Herds project in 2015, little did he know he was arming himself with a valuable tool for tackling a season with unimaginable challenges.
28 Jul 16 When Josh Balcombe, from Warrion, Victoria, signed up as a participant in the Improving Herds project in 2015, little did he know he was arming himself with a valuable tool for tackling...
In response to the milk price crisis, dairyfarmers in Victoria and Tasmania are advocating for on-ground support to retain farm workers, as it will deliver benefits to rural communities as well as farms.
27 Jul 16  1 In response to the milk price crisis, dairyfarmers in Victoria and Tasmania are advocating for on-ground support to retain farm workers, as it will deliver benefits to rural communities...
Brody Kennedy reckons the next 12 months will be tough enough without having to deal with any unwanted surprises.
26 Jul 16 Brody Kennedy reckons the next 12 months will be tough enough without having to deal with any unwanted surprises.
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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...