Why aren't farmers profitable anymore?

OPINION: Farmers are asking the question, why are we not profitable anymore?
OPINION: Farmers are asking the question, why are we not profitable anymore?
The courtroom has become almost as important as the laboratory for companies developing commercial products from biotechnological advancements.
05 Feb 18 The courtroom has become almost as important as the laboratory for companies developing commercial products from biotechnological advancements.
The Murray Goulburn factory at Rochester has closed its doors for the last time.
05 Feb 18 The Murray Goulburn factory at Rochester has closed its doors for the last time.
Genomics again proved to be the key to attracting top prices for Holstein stud stock at International Dairy Week in January.
02 Feb 18 Genomics again proved to be the key to attracting top prices for Holstein stud stock at International Dairy Week in January.
Women gathered for a special night at International Dairy Week to celebrate the Power of Women in Dairy.
31 Jan 18 Women gathered for a special night at International Dairy Week to celebrate the Power of Women in Dairy.
The timing of a breakthrough on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) couldn't be better for Fonterra as it moves to double the size of its flagship cheese plant in northern Victoria.
31 Jan 18 The timing of a breakthrough on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) couldn't be better for Fonterra as it moves to double the size of its flagship cheese plant in northern Victoria.
There’s been a muted response from Victorian dairyfarmers to plans by New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra, to spend more than AU$165 million on plant expansion this financial year.
29 Jan 18 There’s been a muted response from Victorian dairyfarmers to plans by New Zealand dairy giant, Fonterra, to spend more than AU$165 million on plant expansion this financial year.
A Guernsey heifer sold for a $16,000 breed record price for an unjoined heifer at the International Dairy Week (IDW) sale on Tuesday.
24 Jan 18 A Guernsey heifer sold for a $16,000 breed record price for an unjoined heifer at the International Dairy Week (IDW) sale on Tuesday.
Judging in the Ayrshire competition on Tuesday at International Dairy Week at Tatura, Vic.
23 Jan 18 Judging in the Ayrshire competition on Tuesday at International Dairy Week at Tatura, Vic.
The 4.9 per cent jump in dairy values at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction is the biggest shift in price movement since August last year.
17 Jan 18 The 4.9 per cent jump in dairy values at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction is the biggest shift in price movement since August last year.
With a few taps on the keyboard and some clicks of the mouse, Australian dairyfarmers can contribute to research to improve animal health and biosecurity.
12 Jan 18 With a few taps on the keyboard and some clicks of the mouse, Australian dairyfarmers can contribute to research to improve animal health and biosecurity.
Beleaguered dairy processor Murray Goulburn is blaming administrative errors for the rejection of shipments of its milk and infant formula in China last year, dismissing suggestions it was being punished for bypassing Chinese bidders in favour of a $1.3 billion takeover offer by Canadian giant Saputo.
12 Jan 18 Beleaguered dairy processor Murray Goulburn is blaming administrative errors for the rejection of shipments of its milk and infant formula in China last year, dismissing suggestions it...
Alice O’Rourke grew up in the suburbs but she has always dreamed of having a farmer’s life.
11 Jan 18 Alice O’Rourke grew up in the suburbs but she has always dreamed of having a farmer’s life.
South-west Victorian dairyfarmers are more optimistic about the dairy industry’s future after enduring tough times, the new federal agriculture minister David Littleproud says.
11 Jan 18 South-west Victorian dairyfarmers are more optimistic about the dairy industry’s future after enduring tough times, the new federal agriculture minister David Littleproud says.
NORTH-EASTERN Victorian King Valley Dairy starts the New Year in good shape with strong demand for butter nationwide and new projects in the pipeline.
10 Jan 18 NORTH-EASTERN Victorian King Valley Dairy starts the New Year in good shape with strong demand for butter nationwide and new projects in the pipeline.
Australian dairy farmers have been warned prices are on their way down amid a rising tide of world milk supply.
05 Jan 18 Australian dairy farmers have been warned prices are on their way down amid a rising tide of world milk supply.
A dairy industry leader has called for an increase in classification options for farm buildings, because structures for farm use of a certain size are being classified as industrial factories.
04 Jan 18  1 A dairy industry leader has called for an increase in classification options for farm buildings, because structures for farm use of a certain size are being classified as industrial...
“I used to take The Land in to read at training and I remember Nathan Cayless at the Eels asking me what loo-churn (lucerne) and hee-fas (heifers) were.”
03 Jan 18 “I used to take The Land in to read at training and I remember Nathan Cayless at the Eels asking me what loo-churn (lucerne) and hee-fas (heifers) were.”
Dairy farmers can now add breeding to their toolbox of ways to help cows handle the heat.
29 Dec 17 Dairy farmers can now add breeding to their toolbox of ways to help cows handle the heat.
Getting his teeth into Toothdale paddocks a smart move.
28 Dec 17 Getting his teeth into Toothdale paddocks a smart move.
An unexpected drop in global dairy market something for Australia to note.
27 Dec 17 An unexpected drop in global dairy market something for Australia to note.
Livestock exporters support statutory dairy export charge
26 Dec 17 Livestock exporters support statutory dairy export charge
Camels appear set to provide the basis of an exciting new dairy industry in Australia.
24 Dec 17 Camels appear set to provide the basis of an exciting new dairy industry in Australia.
Farm fresh milk has hit Central Queensland shelves. Meet the dairy farmers making it happen.
23 Dec 17 Farm fresh milk has hit Central Queensland shelves. Meet the dairy farmers making it happen.
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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...