Volatility hurts across dairy value chain

Market volatility has a huge impact across the dairy value chain, a wide-ranging discussion at the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February revealed.
Market volatility has a huge impact across the dairy value chain, a wide-ranging discussion at the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February revealed.
The Australian dairy industry was challenged at the Australian Dairy Conference to call out the bad behaviour of individual farmers with regards to environmental management and animal welfare to ensure it met community expectations in these areas.
22 Feb 18  1 The Australian dairy industry was challenged at the Australian Dairy Conference to call out the bad behaviour of individual farmers with regards to environmental management and animal...
Dairy prices at the latest global dairy trade auction (GDT) have dipped by 0.5 per cent to reach an average of US$3623.
21 Feb 18 Dairy prices at the latest global dairy trade auction (GDT) have dipped by 0.5 per cent to reach an average of US$3623.
The independent panel inquiry into Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) had borne out concerns, raised by Loddon Valley irrigators, in the last 18 months, according to Fernihurst farmer Ken Pattison.
21 Feb 18 The independent panel inquiry into Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) had borne out concerns, raised by Loddon Valley irrigators, in the last 18 months, according to Fernihurst farmer Ken... | GMW needs urgent transformation 
The State Government has fully accepted an advisory panel’s recommendations Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) was in need of “an urgent and significant transformation”.
20 Feb 18 The State Government has fully accepted an advisory panel’s recommendations Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) was in need of “an urgent and significant transformation”.
Claims by the head of Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, European and New Zealand co-operatives were responsible for ongoing volatility in the sector have been dismissed as too simple, by Victorian farmers.
20 Feb 18 Claims by the head of Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, European and New Zealand co-operatives were responsible for ongoing volatility in the sector have been dismissed as too simple, by...
Australia’s online livestock selling system, AuctionsPlus wanted to continue to work with traditional saleyards to reduce volatility for vendors and buyers, according to chief executive Anna Speer.
20 Feb 18 Australia’s online livestock selling system, AuctionsPlus wanted to continue to work with traditional saleyards to reduce volatility for vendors and buyers, according to chief executive...
Milk and meat manufactured in a laboratory was here to stay and farmers needed to view them as a serious challenge, according to Silicon Valley think-tank Singularity University’s regional ambassador Kaila Colbin.
19 Feb 18 Milk and meat manufactured in a laboratory was here to stay and farmers needed to view them as a serious challenge, according to Silicon Valley think-tank Singularity University’s...
The last week has been filled with commentary and vitriol regarding the Murray Darling Basin Plan and its fate.
19 Feb 18 The last week has been filled with commentary and vitriol regarding the Murray Darling Basin Plan and its fate.
Katunga, Vic, dairyfarmer Paul Stammers took out The Pitch competition at the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February.
17 Feb 18 Katunga, Vic, dairyfarmer Paul Stammers took out The Pitch competition at the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February.
Six young scientists from around Australia impressed delegates at the Australian Dairy Conference as they presented the results of their research.
17 Feb 18 Six young scientists from around Australia impressed delegates at the Australian Dairy Conference as they presented the results of their research.
A rapid wave of change is sweeping across the world disrupting every aspect of human existence, the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February was told.
17 Feb 18 A rapid wave of change is sweeping across the world disrupting every aspect of human existence, the Australian Dairy Conference in Melbourne in February was told.
The Australian Dairy Conference attracted almost 500 delegates to Melbourne this week.
16 Feb 18 The Australian Dairy Conference attracted almost 500 delegates to Melbourne this week.
The Canadian businessman leading the push to buy the Australian processor Murray Goulburn, Lino Saputo jnr, has questioned the sale of fresh milk for $1 a litre, telling a dairy conference, “I just don’t see how $1 milk could be viable.”
16 Feb 18 The Canadian businessman leading the push to buy the Australian processor Murray Goulburn, Lino Saputo jnr, has questioned the sale of fresh milk for $1 a litre, telling a dairy...
12 Feb 18 "When you're on a farm, you learn something new every day", that's according to Shannon Notter, who operates a dairy farm at Carlisle River in south-western Victoria.
Dairyfarmers wanting an insight into the latest science in pasture improvement and herd genetics have been invited to a Dairy Open Day at AgriBio next week.
09 Feb 18 Dairyfarmers wanting an insight into the latest science in pasture improvement and herd genetics have been invited to a Dairy Open Day at AgriBio next week.
It’s time to make some room in your fridge and freezer, the prestigious Australian Grand Dairy Awards has announced its 2018 Champions, revealing the top 18 dairy products in Australia.
09 Feb 18 It’s time to make some room in your fridge and freezer, the prestigious Australian Grand Dairy Awards has announced its 2018 Champions, revealing the top 18 dairy products in Australia.
Delay to the proposed sale of milk processor Murray Goulburn (MG) to Canadian dairy giant Saputo risked causing significant damage to Australia’s dairy industry, United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) president Adam Jenkins has warned.
08 Feb 18 Delay to the proposed sale of milk processor Murray Goulburn (MG) to Canadian dairy giant Saputo risked causing significant damage to Australia’s dairy industry, United Dairyfarmers of...
THAT’S why “people hate politicians” says federal Agriculture and Water Resources Minister and Queensland rural MP David Littleproud.
08 Feb 18 THAT’S why “people hate politicians” says federal Agriculture and Water Resources Minister and Queensland rural MP David Littleproud.
The debt-heavy Murray Goulburn co-operative is making more money as dairy markets improve, but continues to struggle to source enough milk to help its ailing financial position.
07 Feb 18 The debt-heavy Murray Goulburn co-operative is making more money as dairy markets improve, but continues to struggle to source enough milk to help its ailing financial position.
Shrinking New Zealand milk production has seen global dairy prices surge for the third straight rise this year, lifting them to their highest level for four months.
07 Feb 18 Shrinking New Zealand milk production has seen global dairy prices surge for the third straight rise this year, lifting them to their highest level for four months.
OPINION: Farmers are asking the question, why are we not profitable anymore?
07 Feb 18  2 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.
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Don't fall for the processors changing their contracts. They can change them back again without
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This is all very nice for specific LIon suppliers but it does absolutely nothig for the wider
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This is well-written, covers what's going on well. It highlights how wrong the processors
Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in September, while Peter Roach caught up with suppliers at the Elmore Field Days in October.02 Dec 18 Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show...
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