Costs and season restrain dairy confidence

The Australian dairy industry continues to be at the mercy of high feed costs, water prices and seasonal conditions.
The Australian dairy industry continues to be at the mercy of high feed costs, water prices and seasonal conditions.
Dairy farmers converge on Canberra this week for the Australian Dairy Conference.
19 Feb 19 Dairy farmers converge on Canberra this week for the Australian Dairy Conference.
Woolworths’ announcement that it is scrapping its $1 a litre milk campaign and passing on 10 cents a litre to dairy farmer suppliers may be a green shoot in the current dairy landscape.
19 Feb 19 Woolworths’ announcement that it is scrapping its $1 a litre milk campaign and passing on 10 cents a litre to dairy farmer suppliers may be a green shoot in the current dairy landscape.
The dairy farmer at the centre of a stoush with Western Australian vegan activists says he didn’t know they were still in the area when he discharged a firearm on his property last week.
19 Feb 19 The dairy farmer at the centre of a stoush with Western Australian vegan activists says he didn’t know they were still in the area when he discharged a firearm on his property last week.
Woolworths has bowed to dairy farmer pressure and rising consumer concern about the drought, vowing to lift the price of house brand milk from $1 to 1.10 a litre nationwide, from tomorrow.
18 Feb 19 Woolworths has bowed to dairy farmer pressure and rising consumer concern about the drought, vowing to lift the price of house brand milk from $1 to 1.10 a litre nationwide, from tomorrow.
THE viral videos I see on Facebook usually feature cats, dodgy parking or terrible dancing, but this week, it was a heartfelt live video filmed by third-generation Fleurieu Peninsula dairyfarmer and former Stock Journal journalist Casey Treloar that kept reappearing on my feed.
18 Feb 19 THE viral videos I see on Facebook usually feature cats, dodgy parking or terrible dancing, but this week, it was a heartfelt live video filmed by third-generation Fleurieu Peninsula...
Australia's dairy industry leaders have been exhorted to step outside their comfort zone and be courageous to help tackle the industry's problems.
15 Feb 19 Australia's dairy industry leaders have been exhorted to step outside their comfort zone and be courageous to help tackle the industry's problems.
Bega Cheese is to spend $34 million building a new lactoferrin extraction plant at its newly acquired Koroit dairy plant in Victoria’s south west.
15 Feb 19 Bega Cheese is to spend $34 million building a new lactoferrin extraction plant at its newly acquired Koroit dairy plant in Victoria’s south west.
Echuca, Vic, dairy farmer Marshall Jacobs says the burst of extreme hot weather in the last few weeks has cemented his decision to give the game away.
14 Feb 19 Echuca, Vic, dairy farmer Marshall Jacobs says the burst of extreme hot weather in the last few weeks has cemented his decision to give the game away.
Power outages in the south-west Victoria cost dairy farmers, without generator backup, thousands of dollars a year in lost production.
14 Feb 19 Power outages in the south-west Victoria cost dairy farmers, without generator backup, thousands of dollars a year in lost production.
THE ongoing drought and rising feed prices have been the tipping point that forced Victor Harbor, South Australia, dairyfarmers Stephen Treloar and Colin Dohnt to sell their dairy herd.
13 Feb 19 THE ongoing drought and rising feed prices have been the tipping point that forced Victor Harbor, South Australia, dairyfarmers Stephen Treloar and Colin Dohnt to sell their dairy herd.
A young Dutch dairy farmer says he recognises that continued use of antibiotics on his cows in the future is unviable.
12 Feb 19 A young Dutch dairy farmer says he recognises that continued use of antibiotics on his cows in the future is unviable.
Four years ago, Ashley and Lisa Mezenberg, Denison, Victoria, signed up for the modernisation scheme in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID), which led them to consider what type of automated watering system they would invest in for their farm.
12 Feb 19 Four years ago, Ashley and Lisa Mezenberg, Denison, Victoria, signed up for the modernisation scheme in the Macalister Irrigation District (MID), which led them to consider what type of...
Fonterra Australia has announced a milk price increase.
11 Feb 19 Fonterra Australia has announced a milk price increase.
Saputo's international division, including its Australian operations, helped lift its profitability in the last quarter.
08 Feb 19 Saputo's international division, including its Australian operations, helped lift its profitability in the last quarter.
Dairy Australia says northern Victorian milk production is set to continue to plummet, as intense heat compounds the effects of high water and feed prices.
08 Feb 19 Dairy Australia says northern Victorian milk production is set to continue to plummet, as intense heat compounds the effects of high water and feed prices.
Global dairy prices surged on Wednesday night with the Global Dairy Trade auction recording its biggest jump in more than two years.
07 Feb 19 Global dairy prices surged on Wednesday night with the Global Dairy Trade auction recording its biggest jump in more than two years.
Northern Victorian dairy farmers have again rejected a mandatory dairy code of conduct, proposed by the Federal Government.
07 Feb 19 Northern Victorian dairy farmers have again rejected a mandatory dairy code of conduct, proposed by the Federal Government.
As eastern Australia’s farm milk output shrinks, the nation’s biggest dairy farming outfit, Australian Fresh Milk Holdings, has finalised its takeover of Gerry Harvey’s former northern Victorian property to help diversify its supply base.
06 Feb 19 As eastern Australia’s farm milk output shrinks, the nation’s biggest dairy farming outfit, Australian Fresh Milk Holdings, has finalised its takeover of Gerry Harvey’s former northern...
Queensland dairy farmer Rodney Teese says he can no longer cope with the state of the dairy industry and will not be producing milk for human consumption.
05 Feb 19 Queensland dairy farmer Rodney Teese says he can no longer cope with the state of the dairy industry and will not be producing milk for human consumption.
Following scorching criticism of retail milk discounting by a NSW parliamentary inquiry, peak dairy farmer bodies are planning a combined campaign aimed at breaking the eight-year-old $1 a litre milk deadlock.
05 Feb 19  1 Following scorching criticism of retail milk discounting by a NSW parliamentary inquiry, peak dairy farmer bodies are planning a combined campaign aimed at breaking the eight-year-old $1...
Record grain imports from Western Australia are yet to have any real impact on feed prices for Victorian farmers.
04 Feb 19 Record grain imports from Western Australia are yet to have any real impact on feed prices for Victorian farmers.
A temporary bluetongue virus zone lifted in December 2017 is still restricting trade to China from some Victorian properties.
04 Feb 19 A temporary bluetongue virus zone lifted in December 2017 is still restricting trade to China from some Victorian properties.
Australian dairy farmers are taking action to ensure their teams are tested and vaccinated for Q fever ahead of autumn calving.
03 Feb 19 Australian dairy farmers are taking action to ensure their teams are tested and vaccinated for Q fever ahead of autumn calving.
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A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
30 Jan 19 A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray...
Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture. 
26 Dec 18 Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance...
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ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALISED THE MILK INDUSTRY IS NEAR EXTINCT. tO PRODUCE MILK COSTS MONEY MUCH
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Hello Frank, I suspect that the air entry problems I have experienced in silage bales over the
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Hope they are ready for when the milk pool drops below 8 billion litres and stays there.
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori....
Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.29 Dec 18 Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group,...
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...