Farmers devastated by price drop

Dairyfarmers have been left devastated after Murray Goulburn’s milk price announcement fell far from already-low expectations.
Dairyfarmers have been left devastated after Murray Goulburn’s milk price announcement fell far from already-low expectations.
Australia’s largest dairy processor, Murray Goulburn (MG), has announced an opening price of $4.31 a kilogram milk solids (MS), after its supply package repayment is taken into account.
28 Jun 16 Australia’s largest dairy processor, Murray Goulburn (MG), has announced an opening price of $4.31 a kilogram milk solids (MS), after its supply package repayment is taken into account.
The Dairy Futures CRC finishes on Thursday, ending a long-standing industry and research partnership to improve dairy herds and pastures.
28 Jun 16 The Dairy Futures CRC finishes on Thursday, ending a long-standing industry and research partnership to improve dairy herds and pastures.
The Coalition fears Murray Goulburn's milk price decision early this week could see new demands for Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce to provide more relief to farmers in the last week of the election campaign.
27 Jun 16  2 The Coalition fears Murray Goulburn's milk price decision early this week could see new demands for Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce to provide more relief to farmers in the last week...
Sue Daubney can use science to explain why Northcliffe is Western Australia’s Legendairy Capital but she’s just as likely to let her heart do the talking.
27 Jun 16 Sue Daubney can use science to explain why Northcliffe is Western Australia’s Legendairy Capital but she’s just as likely to let her heart do the talking.
Burra Foods has announced an opening milk base price range of $4.40-$4.60 a kilogram milk solids but flagged it expects to pay step ups during the season.
23 Jun 16 Burra Foods has announced an opening milk base price range of $4.40-$4.60 a kilogram milk solids but flagged it expects to pay step ups during the season.
A COMBINATION of a rapidly improving cropping season and low nitrogen (N) prices has led to a shortage of N based products across eastern Australia.
23 Jun 16 A COMBINATION of a rapidly improving cropping season and low nitrogen (N) prices has led to a shortage of N based products across eastern Australia.
A NEW Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) will be implemented by the Coalition if it is re-elected to streamline and fast-track the delivery of Commonwealth drought loans and lending for water infrastructure projects.
22 Jun 16 A NEW Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) will be implemented by the Coalition if it is re-elected to streamline and fast-track the delivery of Commonwealth drought loans and lending...
Applications close at the end of this month for the largest ever pool of potential Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships, with up to 30 prestigious opportunities available in 2017 to those with the drive, enthusiasm and a thirst for excellence.
22 Jun 16 Applications close at the end of this month for the largest ever pool of potential Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships, with up to 30 prestigious opportunities available in 2017 to...
Swan Marsh, Vic, sharefarmer Brett Craig, a Fonterra supplier through Bonlac, said it’ll be many years, before faith in milk processors was restored.
21 Jun 16 Swan Marsh, Vic, sharefarmer Brett Craig, a Fonterra supplier through Bonlac, said it’ll be many years, before faith in milk processors was restored.
Fonterra Australia has appointed a new managing director for its Australian operation, following the promotion of former managing director Judith Swales to a new role.
21 Jun 16 Fonterra Australia has appointed a new managing director for its Australian operation, following the promotion of former managing director Judith Swales to a new role.
Bega Cheese has announced an opening price of $5 a kilogram milk solids for next season, an 11 per cent fall on this season's price.
21 Jun 16 Bega Cheese has announced an opening price of $5 a kilogram milk solids for next season, an 11 per cent fall on this season's price.
Exclusivity clauses in milk supply contracts remain a barrier to established free market principles and continue to disadvantage milk producers, according to dairy industry advocacy group Dairy Connect today.
20 Jun 16 Exclusivity clauses in milk supply contracts remain a barrier to established free market principles and continue to disadvantage milk producers, according to dairy industry advocacy...
In the latest skirmish in Australia's five-year-old milk war, some of the nation's most popular milk brands are heading to the Federal Court in a bitter fight over the rights to use the term
20 Jun 16 In the latest skirmish in Australia's five-year-old milk war, some of the nation's most popular milk brands are heading to the Federal Court in a bitter fight over the rights to use the...
Farmers and other workers who ride quad bikes are being strongly encouraged to participate in a new online survey to assist with research into the safety of quad-bike use in the workplace.
17 Jun 16 Farmers and other workers who ride quad bikes are being strongly encouraged to participate in a new online survey to assist with research into the safety of quad-bike use in the workplace.
The dairy industry’s peak farmer body, Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) today announced chief executive officer (CEO) Benjamin Stapley has resigned from his position.
17 Jun 16 The dairy industry’s peak farmer body, Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) today announced chief executive officer (CEO) Benjamin Stapley has resigned from his position.
A leading south-western Victorian dairyfarmer says leaving large parts of the industry out of the Federal Government’s concessional loans scheme
16 Jun 16 A leading south-western Victorian dairyfarmer says leaving large parts of the industry out of the Federal Government’s concessional loans scheme "sucks".
Beston Global Foods is benefiting from the fall-out of the Murray Goulburn mayhem in the dairy sector on two fronts.
16 Jun 16 Beston Global Foods is benefiting from the fall-out of the Murray Goulburn mayhem in the dairy sector on two fronts.
Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings​ is expecting a more positive result for the co-operative's Australian operation this season now that the market has a more realistic milk price.
16 Jun 16 Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings​ is expecting a more positive result for the co-operative's Australian operation this season now that the market has a more realistic milk price.
While some world analysts are predicting demand for milk will outstrip supply during the later part of this year, world dairy prices remained unchanged at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
16 Jun 16 While some world analysts are predicting demand for milk will outstrip supply during the later part of this year, world dairy prices remained unchanged at the GlobalDairyTrade auction...
A2 Milk has lifted its full-year profit guidance because of strong demand in China and says it is well-placed to respond to any further regulatory change there.
15 Jun 16 A2 Milk has lifted its full-year profit guidance because of strong demand in China and says it is well-placed to respond to any further regulatory change there.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has announced an opening milk price of $4.80 a kilogram milk solids for 2016/17, a 14 per cent fall on last year's price.
13 Jun 16 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has announced an opening milk price of $4.80 a kilogram milk solids for 2016/17, a 14 per cent fall on last year's price.
World dairy demand will exceed supply in 2016 for the first time in two years and should eventually lead to higher prices, an international dairy research organisation said at its annual conference in Belgium last week.
13 Jun 16  1 World dairy demand will exceed supply in 2016 for the first time in two years and should eventually lead to higher prices, an international dairy research organisation said at its annual...
AgriBio principal research scientist Professor John Forster, has told the second AgriVictoria summit new technology had the potential to future proof Australia’s agricultural industries.
10 Jun 16 AgriBio principal research scientist Professor John Forster, has told the second AgriVictoria summit new technology had the potential to future proof Australia’s agricultural industries.
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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.
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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...