MG on right track but moved too fast

Murray Goulburn was on the right track in developing value-added brands, the former head of one of the world's largest co-operatives told the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in February.
Murray Goulburn was on the right track in developing value-added brands, the former head of one of the world's largest co-operatives told the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in February.
The balance in global dairy supply and demand has improved markedly in recent months, while farmers were seeing a drop in costs, according to Dairy Australia’s (DA’s) February 2017 Situation and Outlook report.
22 Feb 17 The balance in global dairy supply and demand has improved markedly in recent months, while farmers were seeing a drop in costs, according to Dairy Australia’s (DA’s) February 2017...
Murray Goulburn’s new managing director and chief executive officer, Ari Mervis, started at the big co-operative last week hitting the ground running prior to MG releasing its much-anticipated half year profit results this Friday.
22 Feb 17 Murray Goulburn’s new managing director and chief executive officer, Ari Mervis, started at the big co-operative last week hitting the ground running prior to MG releasing its...
Anticipating consumer trends is never an exact science, but national milk processor Lion has certainly nailed at least one - Greek yoghurt.
22 Feb 17 Anticipating consumer trends is never an exact science, but national milk processor Lion has certainly nailed at least one - Greek yoghurt.
Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has lifted its offer price for the shares it does not already own in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
22 Feb 17 Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has lifted its offer price for the shares it does not already own in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
THE big declines in milk production are starting to ease on the back of improved margin drivers on farm and analysts say the corner could be turned as early as next season.
22 Feb 17 THE big declines in milk production are starting to ease on the back of improved margin drivers on farm and analysts say the corner could be turned as early as next season.
More milk on the world market has driven down dairy prices, which slid 3.2 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight.
22 Feb 17 More milk on the world market has driven down dairy prices, which slid 3.2 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight.
Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has encouraged irrigators to contact planners to discuss their needs for autumn, with half the allocations remaining unused.
21 Feb 17 Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has encouraged irrigators to contact planners to discuss their needs for autumn, with half the allocations remaining unused.
The routine calving induction limit for Australian dairy farms will be reduced to 12 per cent this year.
20 Feb 17 The routine calving induction limit for Australian dairy farms will be reduced to 12 per cent this year.
The global dairy market is still vital to Australia, despite exports taking a smaller share of production, the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in February was told.
20 Feb 17 The global dairy market is still vital to Australia, despite exports taking a smaller share of production, the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in February was told.
Farmers at the first Victorian Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) dairy inquiry hearing, in Traralgon, have expressed grave concerns they could still be affected by price clawbacks.
15 Feb 17 Farmers at the first Victorian Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) dairy inquiry hearing, in Traralgon, have expressed grave concerns they could still be affected by...
A Farmers’ Fund grant has helped a South Gippsland young farmer weather a tough season.
14 Feb 17  1 A Farmers’ Fund grant has helped a South Gippsland young farmer weather a tough season.
In the days after Bellamy's Australia admitted in a vaguely worded statement to problems in China, the infant formula maker hurriedly established a war room in the Melbourne offices of law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.
13 Feb 17 In the days after Bellamy's Australia admitted in a vaguely worded statement to problems in China, the infant formula maker hurriedly established a war room in the Melbourne offices of...
A $3 million plan to get 30 underpasses constructed in NSW for dairy farms is still sitting on the drawing books despite a promise from the NSW State Government to pursue the idea.
10 Feb 17 A $3 million plan to get 30 underpasses constructed in NSW for dairy farms is still sitting on the drawing books despite a promise from the NSW State Government to pursue the idea.
SALES of Woolworth's premium house-brand milk Farmers' Own continue to grow on the back of consumer desire to support dairyfarmers.
10 Feb 17 SALES of Woolworth's premium house-brand milk Farmers' Own continue to grow on the back of consumer desire to support dairyfarmers.
Troubled milk broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) will now go into liquidation.
09 Feb 17 Troubled milk broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) will now go into liquidation.
From little things big things grow. That famous line from Paul Kelly's song certainly holds true for a Dubbo, NSW, family-run dairy operation, Little Big Dairy Company.
09 Feb 17 From little things big things grow. That famous line from Paul Kelly's song certainly holds true for a Dubbo, NSW, family-run dairy operation, Little Big Dairy Company.
LEGISLATIVE amendments aimed at expediting the delivery of Farm Household Allowance support payments to aid farmers in financial strife, will be introduced in federal parliament on Thursday.
09 Feb 17 LEGISLATIVE amendments aimed at expediting the delivery of Farm Household Allowance support payments to aid farmers in financial strife, will be introduced in federal parliament on...
World dairy prices rose 1.3 per cent at auction overnight.
08 Feb 17 World dairy prices rose 1.3 per cent at auction overnight.
PRACTICAL examples demonstrating how the laws of supply and demand were simply not delivering a fair farmgate milk price were provided by frustrated and desperate dairy producers this week as part of a fair trading investigation.
08 Feb 17 PRACTICAL examples demonstrating how the laws of supply and demand were simply not delivering a fair farmgate milk price were provided by frustrated and desperate dairy producers this...
New quad bike laws in Queensland making it illegal for children under eight to be carried as passengers have been heralded as a positive step towards enhanced on-farm safety by the Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP).
06 Feb 17 New quad bike laws in Queensland making it illegal for children under eight to be carried as passengers have been heralded as a positive step towards enhanced on-farm safety by the...
INITIALLY there were only enough chairs for about 30 people, but by the time the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) dairy industry inquiry at Toowoomba, Qld, on Monday had started, more than 100 dairyfarmers were in the room.
06 Feb 17 INITIALLY there were only enough chairs for about 30 people, but by the time the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) dairy industry inquiry at Toowoomba, Qld, on Monday...
South Gippsland dairyfarmer and GippsDairy Chair, Graeme Nicoll, has been appointed to the Dairy Australia (DA) board.
06 Feb 17 South Gippsland dairyfarmer and GippsDairy Chair, Graeme Nicoll, has been appointed to the Dairy Australia (DA) board.
DairyTas was forced to defend its role at a public hearing of the senate inquiry into the Australian dairy industry at Burnie, Tas, on Friday.
06 Feb 17 DairyTas was forced to defend its role at a public hearing of the senate inquiry into the Australian dairy industry at Burnie, Tas, on Friday.
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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
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