Be frank with the bank

A leading south Gippsland dairy farmer, Marian Macdonald, has urged others in the industry to be frank with their accountants and bank managers.
A leading south Gippsland dairy farmer, Marian Macdonald, has urged others in the industry to be frank with their accountants and bank managers.
Culture clash is at the heart of the challenge facing Murray Goulburn as it attempts to rebuild its shattered relationship with its farmer suppliers.
30 May 16  1 Culture clash is at the heart of the challenge facing Murray Goulburn as it attempts to rebuild its shattered relationship with its farmer suppliers.
Reports that Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings is planning to leave his role have been quashed by the dairy giant.
30 May 16 Reports that Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings is planning to leave his role have been quashed by the dairy giant.
SOME 16 years ago Wisconsin (USA) dairyfarmer Peter Knigge was faced with a tough decision.
29 May 16 SOME 16 years ago Wisconsin (USA) dairyfarmer Peter Knigge was faced with a tough decision.
Farmers have been warned about the dangers of nitrate poisoning after three cows died in West Gippsland earlier this month.
29 May 16 Farmers have been warned about the dangers of nitrate poisoning after three cows died in West Gippsland earlier this month.
From vineyards in Macedonia, through studies in America, to running a dairy risk management project in Melbourne, food and agricultural analyst Vuko Karov is making international markets his focus.
29 May 16 From vineyards in Macedonia, through studies in America, to running a dairy risk management project in Melbourne, food and agricultural analyst Vuko Karov is making international markets...
Western Australia's milk processors appear at odds over prospects for the local dairy industry.
29 May 16 Western Australia's milk processors appear at odds over prospects for the local dairy industry.
Tactics for Tight Times meetings held at Korumburra and Leongatha last weekfocused on keeping lines of communication open between dairyfarmers and those that support them.
29 May 16 Tactics for Tight Times meetings held at Korumburra and Leongatha last weekfocused on keeping lines of communication open between dairyfarmers and those that support them.
THERE were no fiery speeches at Thursday night’s dairy crisis meeting in Warrnambool, only a quiet determination to move forward from the present setbacks that have rocked the industry.
27 May 16 THERE were no fiery speeches at Thursday night’s dairy crisis meeting in Warrnambool, only a quiet determination to move forward from the present setbacks that have rocked the industry.
Dollar-a-litre house-branded milk is not responsible for the dairy crisis in Victoria and the shockwaves it is sending through the Australian industry.
26 May 16 Dollar-a-litre house-branded milk is not responsible for the dairy crisis in Victoria and the shockwaves it is sending through the Australian industry.
The milk price crisis has prompted a change in the leadership structure at Australia's peak dairy farmer representative organisation Australian Dairy Farmers.
26 May 16 The milk price crisis has prompted a change in the leadership structure at Australia's peak dairy farmer representative organisation Australian Dairy Farmers.
UPDATED: Dairyfarmers are rallying in three capital cities today to highlight the milk price crisis.
25 May 16 UPDATED: Dairyfarmers are rallying in three capital cities today to highlight the milk price crisis.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter's profit has been slashed 88 per cent as a result of falling global markets.
25 May 16 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter's profit has been slashed 88 per cent as a result of falling global markets.
The Victorian dairy industry and the State Government have united to deliver an $11.4 million support package for dairyfarmers affected by the global fall in milk prices and decisions by some processors to cut the prices paid to their suppliers.
25 May 16 The Victorian dairy industry and the State Government have united to deliver an $11.4 million support package for dairyfarmers affected by the global fall in milk prices and decisions by...
THE Coalition will seek to implement a transparent milk price index if re-elected, to avoid a repeat of the dairy industry viability crisis caused by late season retrospective price cuts from Murray Goulburn and Fonterra.
25 May 16 THE Coalition will seek to implement a transparent milk price index if re-elected, to avoid a repeat of the dairy industry viability crisis caused by late season retrospective price cuts...
The dairy industry’s retrospective repayment impost hitting almost two thirds of Australia’s milk producers provides real grounds for dismantling the controversial $1 a litre supermarket milk price, says dairy advocacy body Dairy Connect.
24 May 16 The dairy industry’s retrospective repayment impost hitting almost two thirds of Australia’s milk producers provides real grounds for dismantling the controversial $1 a litre supermarket...
Dairyfarmers are planning to rally in capital cities, including Melbourne, tomorrow to protest about the farmgate milk price cuts.
24 May 16 Dairyfarmers are planning to rally in capital cities, including Melbourne, tomorrow to protest about the farmgate milk price cuts.
LONG-serving Devondale Murray Goulburn director Ken Jones said market pressure forced the dairy co-operative to make the “very, very hard decision” to cut its farmgate price to farmers.
24 May 16 LONG-serving Devondale Murray Goulburn director Ken Jones said market pressure forced the dairy co-operative to make the “very, very hard decision” to cut its farmgate price to farmers.
The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria has welcomed a support packaged announced by ANZ Bank to help farmers affected by milk-price cuts.
23 May 16 The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria has welcomed a support packaged announced by ANZ Bank to help farmers affected by milk-price cuts.
In 2015 I ran for a position as a director on the board of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Ltd. In the past few weeks, I have had many comments – mostly “you dodged a bullet”.
23 May 16  1 In 2015 I ran for a position as a director on the board of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Ltd. In the past few weeks, I have had many comments – mostly “you dodged a bullet”.
It was November 2010 and Coles' director of merchandise, John Durkan, was looking for the magic ingredient to turbocharge the supermarket retailer's turnaround plan.
23 May 16 It was November 2010 and Coles' director of merchandise, John Durkan, was looking for the magic ingredient to turbocharge the supermarket retailer's turnaround plan.
Support programs are being rolled out across Victoria to help farmers manage the sudden milk price cut.
23 May 16 Support programs are being rolled out across Victoria to help farmers manage the sudden milk price cut.
In the past two weeks, there has been shock and anger expressed, followed by accusations at supplier meetings, in the press and other dairy industry forums. The reasons for which are well documented.
20 May 16  1 In the past two weeks, there has been shock and anger expressed, followed by accusations at supplier meetings, in the press and other dairy industry forums. The reasons for which are...
FEDERAL Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Barnaby Joyce is continuing to shape an assistance package with targeted measures, to support embattled dairyfarmers hit by the unexpected late season downgrades on farm gate prices.
19 May 16 FEDERAL Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Barnaby Joyce is continuing to shape an assistance package with targeted measures, to support embattled dairyfarmers hit by the...
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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.
1:03 PM 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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Hi Mike What a ignorant example of multinational company,s point of view. Which company do you
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"Aldi brags on its website that the majority of its brands are sourced from Australian
A New Zealand dairy farm and a milking contractor have been fined $29,000 each for letting dairy effluent accumulate on a paddock, which risked contaminating groundwater.
14 Mar 17 A New Zealand dairy farm and a milking contractor have been fined $29,000 each for letting dairy effluent accumulate...
DAIRYING in the subtropics at Dobies Bight, NSW, Wayne and Paul Clarke know too well the importance of keeping cows comfortable in hot and humid weather.

06 Jan 17 DAIRYING in the subtropics at Dobies Bight, NSW, Wayne and Paul Clarke know too well the importance of keeping cows...
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...