Issues voiced at code meeting

In the hope to address the power imbalance between dairy farmers and processors, the first of 14 nationwide meetings on the proposed mandatory Code of Conduct was held in Devonport, Tas.
In the hope to address the power imbalance between dairy farmers and processors, the first of 14 nationwide meetings on the proposed mandatory Code of Conduct was held in Devonport, Tas.
Murray Goulburn has agreed to settle a court case brought by the competition watchdog over allegations the dairy co-operative misled farmers about how much they would be paid for their milk.
12 Nov 18 Murray Goulburn has agreed to settle a court case brought by the competition watchdog over allegations the dairy co-operative misled farmers about how much they would be paid for their...
A SOLAR array on the roof of Kitchen Farms’ Boyanup, WA, dairy will be funded by a $10,000 Lion Dairy Pride Landcare grant.
09 Nov 18 A SOLAR array on the roof of Kitchen Farms’ Boyanup, WA, dairy will be funded by a $10,000 Lion Dairy Pride Landcare grant.
FEED costs have risen to “stupid” prices in recent months, creating increased stress to the bottom line of Adelaide Hills, SA, dairy farmer Rick Gladigau.
09 Nov 18 FEED costs have risen to “stupid” prices in recent months, creating increased stress to the bottom line of Adelaide Hills, SA, dairy farmer Rick Gladigau.
South-West Victoria is missing out on millions of dollars of potential investment, due to inadequate power infrastructure, according to one regional lobby group.
09 Nov 18 South-West Victoria is missing out on millions of dollars of potential investment, due to inadequate power infrastructure, according to one regional lobby group.
In the middle of one of the worst droughts with water availability falling away by the minute, farmers above natural aquifers are seething as what they say was the unnecessary cuts to their groundwater allocations.
08 Nov 18 In the middle of one of the worst droughts with water availability falling away by the minute, farmers above natural aquifers are seething as what they say was the unnecessary cuts to...
Dairy farmers are battling drought and unsustainable milk prices, yet some are now also being forced to repay the government’s Farm Household Allowance (FHA).
08 Nov 18 Dairy farmers are battling drought and unsustainable milk prices, yet some are now also being forced to repay the government’s Farm Household Allowance (FHA).
The Australian government has called on China to give dairy and vitamin exporters time to comply with new e-commerce rules that could threaten their access to the booming market if they do not have the appropriate licensing by January.
08 Nov 18 The Australian government has called on China to give dairy and vitamin exporters time to comply with new e-commerce rules that could threaten their access to the booming market if they...
Regional consultations on the proposed mandatory dairy code kick off on Thursday in Tasmania.
07 Nov 18 Regional consultations on the proposed mandatory dairy code kick off on Thursday in Tasmania.
The Global Dairy Trade continued its downward trend at the auction on Tuesday night, with a 2 per cent fall.
07 Nov 18 The Global Dairy Trade continued its downward trend at the auction on Tuesday night, with a 2 per cent fall.
A New Zealand Government discussion paper on the future of the dairy industry says most of the rules governing it are still relevant but change is on the horizon.
07 Nov 18 A New Zealand Government discussion paper on the future of the dairy industry says most of the rules governing it are still relevant but change is on the horizon.
The federal government is tweaking existing schemes to fix the holes in the farm labour workforce, increasing the annual backpacker intake to fill fruitpicking jobs, after the Nationals failed to convince their Coalition partner to create a new agricultural visa.
06 Nov 18 The federal government is tweaking existing schemes to fix the holes in the farm labour workforce, increasing the annual backpacker intake to fill fruitpicking jobs, after the Nationals...
Saputo has not been able to grow milk volumes processed in its new combined Murray Goulburn-Warrnambool Cheese and Butter business despite the integration delivering synergies ahead of schedule.
06 Nov 18 Saputo has not been able to grow milk volumes processed in its new combined Murray Goulburn-Warrnambool Cheese and Butter business despite the integration delivering synergies ahead of...
Lion has ramped up the sale of its Australian dairy and drinks division, releasing a pitch to potential buyers.
05 Nov 18 Lion has ramped up the sale of its Australian dairy and drinks division, releasing a pitch to potential buyers.
Freedom Foods Group and Australian Fresh Milk Holdings (AFMH) have entered into agreement to purchase the Coomboona Dairy operation in Northern Victoria, which was half owned by Harvey Norman and placed in to administration in March owing NAB $36 million.
02 Nov 18 Freedom Foods Group and Australian Fresh Milk Holdings (AFMH) have entered into agreement to purchase the Coomboona Dairy operation in Northern Victoria, which was half owned by Harvey...
Milk production has slumped by more than 10 per cent in dairy regions impacted most by drought.
02 Nov 18 Milk production has slumped by more than 10 per cent in dairy regions impacted most by drought.
Few farm export industries have reaped as much value from the past decade of booming Chinese food trade with Australia as our dairy sector.
02 Nov 18 Few farm export industries have reaped as much value from the past decade of booming Chinese food trade with Australia as our dairy sector.
The Australian government has started formal consultations on a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry.
01 Nov 18 The Australian government has started formal consultations on a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry.
Australian milk production is forecast to fall in 2018/19 to its lowest level in more than 20 years.
31 Oct 18  1 Australian milk production is forecast to fall in 2018/19 to its lowest level in more than 20 years.
Fifth-generation dairy farmers from Dubbo, NSW, are struggling to keep their milk and cream products on the shelves as supermarkets push the ‘drought levy’ milk brands to customers.
29 Oct 18 Fifth-generation dairy farmers from Dubbo, NSW, are struggling to keep their milk and cream products on the shelves as supermarkets push the ‘drought levy’ milk brands to customers.
The daughters of high Balanced Performance Index (BPI) bulls produce more milk solids, make more money and last longer in the herd.
26 Oct 18 The daughters of high Balanced Performance Index (BPI) bulls produce more milk solids, make more money and last longer in the herd.
AN INVESTMENT in the dairy industry has paid off for Beston Global Food Company, which is selling South Australian-sourced cheese into supermarkets and restaurants across the globe.
26 Oct 18 AN INVESTMENT in the dairy industry has paid off for Beston Global Food Company, which is selling South Australian-sourced cheese into supermarkets and restaurants across the globe.
Short-term prices on world food markets did not necessarily reflect the long-term market dynamics, an economist told the World Dairy Summit in Daejon, South Korea, on October 16.
25 Oct 18 Short-term prices on world food markets did not necessarily reflect the long-term market dynamics, an economist told the World Dairy Summit in Daejon, South Korea, on October 16.
Milk market scrutiny is intensifying with the NSW parliament poised to start an inquiry into the sustainability of the state’s dairy industry.
25 Oct 18 Milk market scrutiny is intensifying with the NSW parliament poised to start an inquiry into the sustainability of the state’s dairy industry.
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
12:00 PM A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Olivia - what you fail to consider is that animals fed the crops you speak of aren't evolved to
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If that’s what they think the milk volume drop will be they are in for one hell of a shock. 200
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A well planned vegan diet is certainly not nutrient deficient. But aside from that, the entire
Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the ability to keep precise records is what keeps him in a job.12 Nov 18 Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the...
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...