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A SWING to beef among dairyfarmers hard hit by plummeting farmgate milk returns looks even more likely with solid price lifts for Wagyu cross calves.
A SWING to beef among dairyfarmers hard hit by plummeting farmgate milk returns looks even more likely with solid price lifts for Wagyu cross calves.
The newly formed Levy Poll Advisory Committee is calling on dairyfarmers to nominate for levy payer representative positions.
21 Jul 16 The newly formed Levy Poll Advisory Committee is calling on dairyfarmers to nominate for levy payer representative positions.
Plunging in milk prices and volumes has prompted Dairy Australia to move quickly to slash its television marketing budget and other costs.
21 Jul 16 Plunging in milk prices and volumes has prompted Dairy Australia to move quickly to slash its television marketing budget and other costs.
Overall world dairy prices were unchanged at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, but whole milk powder (WMP) rose 1.9 per cent.
20 Jul 16 Overall world dairy prices were unchanged at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, but whole milk powder (WMP) rose 1.9 per cent.
Farm services business Ruralco has lost its live export licence to export cattle from southern Australia after dairy cattle it flew to Japan tested positive for Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD) when they arrived.
18 Jul 16 Farm services business Ruralco has lost its live export licence to export cattle from southern Australia after dairy cattle it flew to Japan tested positive for Bovine Johne's Disease...
A Tasmanian court has awarded King Island quad bike crash victim Holly Raper almost $12 million in damages.
18 Jul 16 A Tasmanian court has awarded King Island quad bike crash victim Holly Raper almost $12 million in damages.
Darling Downs dairyfarmers will soon have a new, direct link to the lucrative Asian baby formula market through a new dairy facility adjacent to the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
15 Jul 16 Darling Downs dairyfarmers will soon have a new, direct link to the lucrative Asian baby formula market through a new dairy facility adjacent to the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
A Chinese government-owned enterprise has increased its stake in Murray Goulburn for the third time in six weeks, taking its interest to more than seven per cent.
15 Jul 16  1 A Chinese government-owned enterprise has increased its stake in Murray Goulburn for the third time in six weeks, taking its interest to more than seven per cent.
A terrifying display of strength has left a permanent mark on a dairy farm at Latrobe, Tasmania, after the Mersey River dumped thousands of river rocks over the rural property.
15 Jul 16 A terrifying display of strength has left a permanent mark on a dairy farm at Latrobe, Tasmania, after the Mersey River dumped thousands of river rocks over the rural property.
At least seven candidates, from Western Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australia, are believed to be standing for election, as supplier directors on the Murray Goulburn (MG) board.
14 Jul 16 At least seven candidates, from Western Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australia, are believed to be standing for election, as supplier directors on the Murray Goulburn (MG) board.
MILK over-supply due to a good season, loss of a private-label supermarket contract and European dairy dumping are blamed for five more WA dairy farmers being told their milk is not wanted.
14 Jul 16 MILK over-supply due to a good season, loss of a private-label supermarket contract and European dairy dumping are blamed for five more WA dairy farmers being told their milk is not...
MANY southern export-orientated dairyfarmers will be milking for prices below the cost of production for the next year.
14 Jul 16 MANY southern export-orientated dairyfarmers will be milking for prices below the cost of production for the next year.
NORTHERN milk processors have opted to build a secure foundation for local supply in preparation for when the turnaround in global dairy prices comes, holding farmgate prices rather than following the big southern drops.
12 Jul 16 NORTHERN milk processors have opted to build a secure foundation for local supply in preparation for when the turnaround in global dairy prices comes, holding farmgate prices rather than...
Futures were a risk management tool that could be used in the dairy industry, but farmers needed to be significantly educated in how it all worked before going down that path, Australian Dairy Farmers acting president David Basham said.
11 Jul 16 Futures were a risk management tool that could be used in the dairy industry, but farmers needed to be significantly educated in how it all worked before going down that path, Australian... | Finding a solution to price... 
Futures markets could provide a way for the Australian dairy industry to mitigate the price volatility that severely impacts on farmers, according to KPMG chief economist Brendan Rynne.
11 Jul 16 Futures markets could provide a way for the Australian dairy industry to mitigate the price volatility that severely impacts on farmers, according to KPMG chief economist Brendan Rynne.  | Risk management tools needed 
Dairy Australia has been successful in obtaining a Commonwealth Government grant for the development of virtual herding technology.
08 Jul 16 Dairy Australia has been successful in obtaining a Commonwealth Government grant for the development of virtual herding technology.
A senior Victorian dairy industry analyst has disputed claims there was insufficient certainty to provide more accurate milk price forecasts.
07 Jul 16 A senior Victorian dairy industry analyst has disputed claims there was insufficient certainty to provide more accurate milk price forecasts.
Australian milk production plummeted 5.5 per cent in May as farmers reacted to the milk price crisis.
06 Jul 16 Australian milk production plummeted 5.5 per cent in May as farmers reacted to the milk price crisis.
Dairyfarmers woke up this morning to news they did not want to hear - the latest global dairy auction has seen prices fall, with crucial whole milk powder down 1.6 per cent.
06 Jul 16 Dairyfarmers woke up this morning to news they did not want to hear - the latest global dairy auction has seen prices fall, with crucial whole milk powder down 1.6 per cent.
Australian dairyfarmers were thrust into the spotlight last week when the nation's largest producers once again slashed their farm gate milk prices.
04 Jul 16  2 Australian dairyfarmers were thrust into the spotlight last week when the nation's largest producers once again slashed their farm gate milk prices.
The buyers of the top-priced cow at the Australian Holstein Showcase Sale at Bendigo on Wednesday night say it’s an investment for the long-term.
01 Jul 16 The buyers of the top-priced cow at the Australian Holstein Showcase Sale at Bendigo on Wednesday night say it’s an investment for the long-term.
Lion Dairy & Drinks has announced an opening variable milk price of $5 a kilogram milk solids for its direct milk suppliers in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
01 Jul 16 Lion Dairy & Drinks has announced an opening variable milk price of $5 a kilogram milk solids for its direct milk suppliers in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.
Suppliers of Fonterra Australia will receive an opening price of $4.75 per kilogram of milk solids for the 2016/17 season the company announced last night.
30 Jun 16 Suppliers of Fonterra Australia will receive an opening price of $4.75 per kilogram of milk solids for the 2016/17 season the company announced last night.
Murray Goulburn's decision to open 2017 farmgate prices below the cost of production and below market expectations will put farmers in the gun and banks on high alert to revisit their exposure to the dairy sector.
29 Jun 16 Murray Goulburn's decision to open 2017 farmgate prices below the cost of production and below market expectations will put farmers in the gun and banks on high alert to revisit their...
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Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown feedbase, according to Gardiner Dairy Foundation chair Dr Bruce Kefford.
24 Mar 17 Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown...
Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing at the end of April last year. 
27 Feb 17 Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing...
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VIRTUAL fencing for cattle is set to be commercially available later this year, following Melbourne-based agri-tech company Agersens’ success in raising $2 million.03 Apr 17 VIRTUAL fencing for cattle is set to be commercially available later this year, following Melbourne-based agri-tech...
Lindsay Anderson's Gippsland dairy farm uses a lot of electricity. 
30 Mar 17 Lindsay Anderson's Gippsland dairy farm uses a lot of electricity.
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...