Investing for the long term

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.
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...
Dairyfarmers have been left devastated after Murray Goulburn’s milk price announcement fell far from already-low expectations.
29 Jun 16 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...
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Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre as part of the Dairy On PAR project.
05 May 17 Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute...
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...
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I wanted to tell Nick how his Farmers' Own milk is the best I have tasted and at $3 for 2L is
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Farmers angry at the unfairness to them or to other farmers who switched, and / or who are
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Where was the ADF support for dairy farmers back in April 2016? Nobody from ADF spoke out
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
9:42 AM As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
South Australian dairyfarmers are investing in generators to help guarantee their power supply in response to electricity outages. 
03 May 17 South Australian dairyfarmers are investing in generators to help guarantee their power supply in response to...
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...