Fonterra wants to ditch Bonlac supply agreement

Fonterra Australia managing director René Dedoncker expects “tense” conversations with farm suppliers to continue, as he tries to rebuild trust in the global dairy giant.
Fonterra Australia managing director René Dedoncker expects “tense” conversations with farm suppliers to continue, as he tries to rebuild trust in the global dairy giant.
Fonterra Australia has stepped up its farmgate milk price to $5.50 a kilogram milk solids.
28 Jul 17 Fonterra Australia has stepped up its farmgate milk price to $5.50 a kilogram milk solids.
The New Zealand dairy industry is grappling to deal with its first recorded outbreak of a highly contagious cattle disease commonly found in the world.
27 Jul 17 The New Zealand dairy industry is grappling to deal with its first recorded outbreak of a highly contagious cattle disease commonly found in the world.
Murray Goulburn (MG) supplier Craig Dettling of Macarthur Craig Dettling is asking fellow Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers to take a long-term view rather than join the rush away from the dairy co-operative.
27 Jul 17 Murray Goulburn (MG) supplier Craig Dettling of Macarthur Craig Dettling is asking fellow Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers to take a long-term view rather than join the rush away from the...
Toby, Lyn and Nick Leppin believe that precise planning at the beginning of last season was a key factor in the success of their business. Here they discuss their farm business approach.
26 Jul 17 Toby, Lyn and Nick Leppin believe that precise planning at the beginning of last season was a key factor in the success of their business. Here they discuss their farm business approach.
The Western Australian town of Cowaramup likes to capitalise on its strong dairying history and the `cow’ in its name.
26 Jul 17 The Western Australian town of Cowaramup likes to capitalise on its strong dairying history and the `cow’ in its name.
Ringarooma, a rural community in north-east Tasmania has been named the 2017 Legendairy Capital of Tasmania.
24 Jul 17 Ringarooma, a rural community in north-east Tasmania has been named the 2017 Legendairy Capital of Tasmania.
Murray Goulburn expects to lose 200 million litres of milk this season as a result of suppliers switching to other processors.
24 Jul 17 Murray Goulburn expects to lose 200 million litres of milk this season as a result of suppliers switching to other processors.
Milk companies are scrambling to fill a hole in the market created by the imminent closure of Murray Goulburn's Kiewa, Vic, factory.
21 Jul 17 Milk companies are scrambling to fill a hole in the market created by the imminent closure of Murray Goulburn's Kiewa, Vic, factory.
What fifth-generation dairyfarmer Jason Smith wants is something most people take for granted – to be able to marry the person he loves.
20 Jul 17 What fifth-generation dairyfarmer Jason Smith wants is something most people take for granted – to be able to marry the person he loves.
Cohuna’s link with dairyfarming has always been a two-way street.
19 Jul 17 Cohuna’s link with dairyfarming has always been a two-way street.
Jersey dairy cows could come back into fashion to satisfy the growing demand for butter, according to the New Zealand Federated Farmers.
19 Jul 17 Jersey dairy cows could come back into fashion to satisfy the growing demand for butter, according to the New Zealand Federated Farmers.
Dairy farmers need to commit to tougher safety standards on farm. Keeping ourselves, our families, and our staff safe is the number one priority.
18 Jul 17 Dairy farmers need to commit to tougher safety standards on farm. Keeping ourselves, our families, and our staff safe is the number one priority.
The deputy chairman of the Australian Dairy Industry Council, Grant Crothers, has defended his company’s decision to offer suppliers a three-year supply contract.
14 Jul 17 The deputy chairman of the Australian Dairy Industry Council, Grant Crothers, has defended his company’s decision to offer suppliers a three-year supply contract.
Northern Victorian irrigators are expressing increasing concern the troubled Connections project will run out of money before it’s fully finished.
14 Jul 17 Northern Victorian irrigators are expressing increasing concern the troubled Connections project will run out of money before it’s fully finished.
Saputo chief executive Lino Saputo Jnr says the Canadian-based dairy giant is “hungry for other assets.”
13 Jul 17 Saputo chief executive Lino Saputo Jnr says the Canadian-based dairy giant is “hungry for other assets.”
Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s has defended due diligence on the acquisition of the Camperdown Powder’s Braeside factory, which has had its export licence suspended by Chinese authorities.
13 Jul 17 Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s has defended due diligence on the acquisition of the Camperdown Powder’s Braeside factory, which has had its export licence suspended by Chinese...
Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s remains in a voluntary trading halt, as the company seeks to unravel why Chinese authorities suspended the licence of its newly acquired subsidiary, Camperdown Powder.
12 Jul 17  1 Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s remains in a voluntary trading halt, as the company seeks to unravel why Chinese authorities suspended the licence of its newly acquired subsidiary,...
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.
11 Jul 17  1 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...
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While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy farmers as they work to conserve as much quality feed and fibre as possible. 
13 Sep 18 While conditions are variable across the country, spring grazing management and silage are top of mind for dairy...
Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing soil moisture is right. 
12 Sep 18 Nitrogen can be a cost-effective way to grow extra feed this spring and beat high bought-in feed prices, providing...
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Give them the increase. It is only 10c a litre. I would happily pay 50c a litre increase and I
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Mr Irvin seems to be talking up the milk price, on behalf of the farmers or is he just saying
The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms and it wants farmers' help.11 Sep 18 The Australian Dairy Conference is on the hunt to find the smartest farm apps being used on Australian dairy farms...
The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production is underway.
06 Sep 18 The next stage in a project that could see dairy farmers derive income from trading their excess energy production...
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...