Dairyfarmer loyalty put to test

Dairyfarmers have generally abandoned the idea of giving long-term loyalty to their milk processor says veteran farm sector boss, John McQueen.
Dairyfarmers have generally abandoned the idea of giving long-term loyalty to their milk processor says veteran farm sector boss, John McQueen.
Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent to the end of January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
10 Mar 17 Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent to the end of January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
Nominations now open for Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017.
10 Mar 17 Nominations now open for Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017.
Minister, Lisa Neville, has said she would continue to push for a comprehensive socio-economic review of the southern Murray-Darling Basin, at next week's Mildura ministerial council meeting.
09 Mar 17  1 Minister, Lisa Neville, has said she would continue to push for a comprehensive socio-economic review of the southern Murray-Darling Basin, at next week's Mildura ministerial council...
It's time for voters to call on their state MPs to take decisive action on giving dairy consumers clearer and simpler choice on which milk they should put in their shopping trolley to support Queensland farmers.
09 Mar 17 It's time for voters to call on their state MPs to take decisive action on giving dairy consumers clearer and simpler choice on which milk they should put in their shopping trolley to...
In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place.
09 Mar 17 In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place.
THE big declines in Australian milk production should turn the corner in the next financial year courtesy of improving farmgate milk prices, the trend towards low-cost grain and concentrate feeds and yield improvements.
08 Mar 17  1 THE big declines in Australian milk production should turn the corner in the next financial year courtesy of improving farmgate milk prices, the trend towards low-cost grain and...
Whole milk powder took a dive at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, taking the overall export index down with it.
08 Mar 17 Whole milk powder took a dive at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, taking the overall export index down with it.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter will no longer be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
06 Mar 17 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter will no longer be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Murray Goulburn was reviewing its pricing policies after a disastrous 12 months for the dairy giant, says new general manager Ari Mervis.
06 Mar 17 Murray Goulburn was reviewing its pricing policies after a disastrous 12 months for the dairy giant, says new general manager Ari Mervis.
Farmer activist group Farmer Power has called a campaign meeting for Wednesday, March 8, at Terang, Vic, to ramp up its actions on several dairy industry issues.
03 Mar 17 Farmer activist group Farmer Power has called a campaign meeting for Wednesday, March 8, at Terang, Vic, to ramp up its actions on several dairy industry issues.
Bega Cheese is selling its relatively new Derrimut infant formula canning plant in Melbourne and one of its spray milk powder dryers to long-time nutritional formula customer, Mead Johnson.
01 Mar 17 Bega Cheese is selling its relatively new Derrimut infant formula canning plant in Melbourne and one of its spray milk powder dryers to long-time nutritional formula customer, Mead Johnson.
Retail queen Jan Cameron says her spill of the Bellamy's Australia board will be good for the troubled baby formula maker and has put it on notice that she expects a quick turnaround.
01 Mar 17 Retail queen Jan Cameron says her spill of the Bellamy's Australia board will be good for the troubled baby formula maker and has put it on notice that she expects a quick turnaround.
The milk payment system that allowed Murray Goulburn and Fonterra to last year slash prices and claw back milk payments from farmers copped a blast from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman at Warrnambool, Vic, on Monday.
01 Mar 17 The milk payment system that allowed Murray Goulburn and Fonterra to last year slash prices and claw back milk payments from farmers copped a blast from the Australian Competition and...
It's been a baptism of fire for the past 18 months for Tasmanian agribusiness TasFoods but the Launceston-based business has come out on top.
01 Mar 17 It's been a baptism of fire for the past 18 months for Tasmanian agribusiness TasFoods but the Launceston-based business has come out on top.
WAFARMERS has called for the establishment of a task force to develop a long-term plan assessing the sustainability and profitability of WA's shrinking dairy industry.
01 Mar 17 WAFARMERS has called for the establishment of a task force to develop a long-term plan assessing the sustainability and profitability of WA's shrinking dairy industry.
AGRICULTURAL related businesses are set to face upcoming legal action pushed by the competition watch-dog, for alleged breaches the Competition and Consumer Act.
28 Feb 17 AGRICULTURAL related businesses are set to face upcoming legal action pushed by the competition watch-dog, for alleged breaches the Competition and Consumer Act.
Australia appears to be falling out of love with modified milk as consumers turn back the clock in search for more straightforward dairy products.
27 Feb 17 Australia appears to be falling out of love with modified milk as consumers turn back the clock in search for more straightforward dairy products.
Murray Goulburn has lost 20.6 per cent of its milk supply and taken a hit to its profits, it announced today.
24 Feb 17  1 Murray Goulburn has lost 20.6 per cent of its milk supply and taken a hit to its profits, it announced today.
Southern NSW dairy investment newcomer, Blue River Group, has announced a farming project showcasing Israeli agricultural technology at Wagga Wagga.
24 Feb 17 Southern NSW dairy investment newcomer, Blue River Group, has announced a farming project showcasing Israeli agricultural technology at Wagga Wagga.
Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has completed a takeover of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
22 Feb 17 Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has completed a takeover of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
UPDATED: Bega Cheese bosses are staying tight-lipped for the time being about plans to cut the company’s debt and re-balance the books before wrapping up the $460 Kraft brands takeover by June.
22 Feb 17 UPDATED: Bega Cheese bosses are staying tight-lipped for the time being about plans to cut the company’s debt and re-balance the books before wrapping up the $460 Kraft brands takeover...
The large number of Chinese students and tourists in Australia and New Zealand presented an enormous advantage to companies from those countries looking to sell into China.
22 Feb 17 The large number of Chinese students and tourists in Australia and New Zealand presented an enormous advantage to companies from those countries looking to sell into China.
An unusual structure, in which a farmer co-operative owned the company that processed its members' milk, was one of the keys to its success, the former chair of Dutch co-operative FrieslandCampina Piet Boer told the Australian Dairy Conference in February.
22 Feb 17 An unusual structure, in which a farmer co-operative owned the company that processed its members' milk, was one of the keys to its success, the former chair of Dutch co-operative...
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Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully prepare and follow a plan to obtain the most value from these crops.16 Oct 17 Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully...
Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the ground surface. 
27 Sep 17 Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales...
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Aus lucerne export to China. how about Aust. dairy farmers? Them don't need any lucerne.Do they?
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The Seralini study showing long term ingestion of GE corn is dangerous to health. This study was
Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and milk vats, must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
20 Sep 17 Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and...
When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
05 Sep 17 When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his...
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...