No time for short-term thinking

Farming is a long-term business - I am concerned that the recent announcement of opening milk prices has resulted in some very short-term thinking amongst some of my fellow milk producers.
Farming is a long-term business - I am concerned that the recent announcement of opening milk prices has resulted in some very short-term thinking amongst some of my fellow milk producers.
AUSTRALIAN agricultural exports are expected to improve their competitive standing through the realisation of a new trade deal.
10 Jul 17 AUSTRALIAN agricultural exports are expected to improve their competitive standing through the realisation of a new trade deal.
Troubled dairy company Bellamy's has stumbled early in its recovery journey after Chinese authorities suspended the export licence of the canning facility the company has just acquired.
Dairy company Bellamy's has been hit by a shock decision in China.
10 Jul 17 Troubled dairy company Bellamy's has stumbled early in its recovery journey after Chinese authorities suspended the export licence of the canning facility the company has just...
There's speculation aplenty about asset changes and structural revamps in the dairy industry, including questions about what Bega Cheese is up to.
06 Jul 17 There's speculation aplenty about asset changes and structural revamps in the dairy industry, including questions about what Bega Cheese is up to.
Global dairy prices dipped slightly at the Global Dairy Trade Auction on Tuesday night.
05 Jul 17 Global dairy prices dipped slightly at the Global Dairy Trade Auction on Tuesday night.
The Victorian Winter Fair, which gets underway on Tuesday, has cemented itself as one of Australia's leading dairy shows, offering an opportunity for autumn-calved cows to be shown at their peak.
03 Jul 17 The Victorian Winter Fair, which gets underway on Tuesday, has cemented itself as one of Australia's leading dairy shows, offering an opportunity for autumn-calved cows to be shown at...
Rainfall is needed in northern Victoria to guarantee irrigators high allocations later in the season.
03 Jul 17 Rainfall is needed in northern Victoria to guarantee irrigators high allocations later in the season.
The Code of Practice for Contractual Arrangements between farmers and processors is a major achievement for the industry and will help ensure greater transparency and fairness in milk supply and pricing.
30 Jun 17 The Code of Practice for Contractual Arrangements between farmers and processors is a major achievement for the industry and will help ensure greater transparency and fairness in milk...
The report from the Senate inquiry into the Australian dairy industry has been delayed again.
29 Jun 17 The report from the Senate inquiry into the Australian dairy industry has been delayed again.
Australia's largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced it will no longer accept excess seasonal milk, from other processors, during October to December.
29 Jun 17 Australia's largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced it will no longer accept excess seasonal milk, from other processors, during October to December.
Existing institutional shareholders have rushed in to grab an extra slice of Bega Cheese, blocking new investor hopes of taking part in a $160 million capital raising by the dairy company.
28 Jun 17 Existing institutional shareholders have rushed in to grab an extra slice of Bega Cheese, blocking new investor hopes of taking part in a $160 million capital raising by the dairy company.
Japanese beer giant Kirin Holdings is believed to be reconsidering the future of its Australian dairy business, Lion Dairy & Drinks.
28 Jun 17 Japanese beer giant Kirin Holdings is believed to be reconsidering the future of its Australian dairy business, Lion Dairy & Drinks.
YOU probably wouldn’t expect to see a dairy factory right in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD, but just off Brunswick Street is a small, boutique dairy that supplies milk to hundreds of small businesses in the area.
27 Jun 17 YOU probably wouldn’t expect to see a dairy factory right in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD, but just off Brunswick Street is a small, boutique dairy that supplies milk to hundreds of...
Australia's largest mainland dairy farmer, Ace Farming, has brought in a major US-based investor to buy up two huge dairy farms in southern NSW, giving the industry a big boost of confidence following a difficult period for farmers.
26 Jun 17 Australia's largest mainland dairy farmer, Ace Farming, has brought in a major US-based investor to buy up two huge dairy farms in southern NSW, giving the industry a big boost of...
Bega Cheese has launched a $160 million capital raising plan.
23 Jun 17 Bega Cheese has launched a $160 million capital raising plan.
BREAKING: Murray Goulburn has increased its opening price to $5.20 a kilogram milk solids.
22 Jun 17  1 BREAKING: Murray Goulburn has increased its opening price to $5.20 a kilogram milk solids.
New Zealand Federated Farmers say the slight fall in the latest global dairy auction should not ring alarm bells.
21 Jun 17 New Zealand Federated Farmers say the slight fall in the latest global dairy auction should not ring alarm bells.
Fonterra has moved to clarify confusion over its opening price, after criticism from the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) and suppliers.
19 Jun 17 Fonterra has moved to clarify confusion over its opening price, after criticism from the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) and suppliers.
Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP) courses are being delivered across all dairy regions, providing farmers with guidance on how to achieve a profitable balance between home-grown feed and supplement use.
19 Jun 17 Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP) courses are being delivered across all dairy regions, providing farmers with guidance on how to achieve a profitable balance between home-grown feed...
THE Midfield Group is making a bold play to attract more dairy farmers to supply its new milk powder plant in Penola, South Australia, that is due to open next month.
16 Jun 17 THE Midfield Group is making a bold play to attract more dairy farmers to supply its new milk powder plant in Penola, South Australia, that is due to open next month.
An analysis of opening dairy farmgate prices by Australian Dairyfarmer reveals the extent to which Murray Goulburn has slipped as a market leader.
15 Jun 17 An analysis of opening dairy farmgate prices by Australian Dairyfarmer reveals the extent to which Murray Goulburn has slipped as a market leader.
Fonterra Australia has announced an opening price of $5.30 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) for season 2017/18.
14 Jun 17 Fonterra Australia has announced an opening price of $5.30 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) for season 2017/18.
Troubled dairy company Bellamy's has unveiled a $60.4 million capital raising as part of a major overhaul that will see it take control of a new canning facility and recast its supply arrangement with sector giant Fonterra.
14 Jun 17 Troubled dairy company Bellamy's has unveiled a $60.4 million capital raising as part of a major overhaul that will see it take control of a new canning facility and recast its supply...
Increasing demand for A2 milk is a threat to the New Zealand dairy industry, according to NZ agribusiness expert Keith Woodford.
14 Jun 17 Increasing demand for A2 milk is a threat to the New Zealand dairy industry, according to NZ agribusiness expert Keith Woodford.
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Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
30 May 18 Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest...
Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP).
29 May 18 Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding...
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
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Why does Adam insist on doing the biding of the processors? That is their line and he has
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The dairy industry is unnatural, unhealthy and extremely cruel.
Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
01 Jun 18 Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
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WITH a passion for innovation and their usual focus on products that are robust and reliable, global supplier McLanahan Corporation, has released a complete system for managing pasture based livestock effluent.02 May 18 Advertiser content for McLanahan WITH a passion for innovation and their usual focus on products that are robust...
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...