Dairy support package brewing

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.
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.
As legal teams jostle to file claims against big dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn, the wider co-op sector is rallying to quell a backlash against farmer-owned collective enterprises.
18 May 16 As legal teams jostle to file claims against big dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn, the wider co-op sector is rallying to quell a backlash against farmer-owned collective enterprises.
Farmers have met a decision by Coles to create a milk brand that will deliver funding for the struggling industry with cynical laughter.
18 May 16  1 Farmers have met a decision by Coles to create a milk brand that will deliver funding for the struggling industry with cynical laughter.
Murray Goulburn directors will waive their fees for the next two months in response to questions about board remuneration, chairman Philip Tracy has told suppliers in the embattled dairy company's latest newsletter.
18 May 16 Murray Goulburn directors will waive their fees for the next two months in response to questions about board remuneration, chairman Philip Tracy has told suppliers in the embattled dairy...
World milk prices have continued their gradual climb from recent lows, although today's 2.6 per cent rise should not see a change to Fonterra's New Zealand final farmgate price of $3.90 per kilogram of milksolids.
18 May 16 World milk prices have continued their gradual climb from recent lows, although today's 2.6 per cent rise should not see a change to Fonterra's New Zealand final farmgate price of $3.90...
Dairy giant Fonterra says the milk price bubble it has been warning about has burst and low prices are here to stay.
18 May 16 Dairy giant Fonterra says the milk price bubble it has been warning about has burst and low prices are here to stay.
International hoof health expert, Fred Hoekstra, is debunking hoof health myths and offering lameness prevention advice at seminars for Victorian dairyfarmers this week.
18 May 16 International hoof health expert, Fred Hoekstra, is debunking hoof health myths and offering lameness prevention advice at seminars for Victorian dairyfarmers this week.
Australia's biggest milk producer Murray Goulburn and its board is being sued by investors for allegedly misleading investors ahead of its float last year.
16 May 16 Australia's biggest milk producer Murray Goulburn and its board is being sued by investors for allegedly misleading investors ahead of its float last year.
Rod Newton joined Murray Goulburn last year because he trusted this giant co-operative to buy, process and sell the milk produced by his 600 cows at a price that could sustain his family.
16 May 16 Rod Newton joined Murray Goulburn last year because he trusted this giant co-operative to buy, process and sell the milk produced by his 600 cows at a price that could sustain his family.
A controversial suggestion that a 50 cent levy be applied to every litre of fresh milk sold has divided the dairy industry, with some describing it as a knee-jerk response to an industry in crisis.
13 May 16  1 A controversial suggestion that a 50 cent levy be applied to every litre of fresh milk sold has divided the dairy industry, with some describing it as a knee-jerk response to an industry...
SHADOW Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon wants the banks and federal Coalition government to intervene on the “extraordinary” dairy crisis in southern Australia to provide debt-relief assistance to help farmers sleep at night.
13 May 16 SHADOW Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon wants the banks and federal Coalition government to intervene on the “extraordinary” dairy crisis in southern Australia to provide debt-relief...
Fonterra will pay its autumn-calving suppliers more in July-August by redistributing base rates for all farmers in 2016-17 to spread the load of this season's price cut.
13 May 16 Fonterra will pay its autumn-calving suppliers more in July-August by redistributing base rates for all farmers in 2016-17 to spread the load of this season's price cut.
Murray Goulburn has revamped its executive leadership team, aiming to improve its financial management.
13 May 16 Murray Goulburn has revamped its executive leadership team, aiming to improve its financial management.
National milk processor Lion Dairy and Drinks will revise down its farmgate price for almost 10 per cent of its southern states milk suppliers.
11 May 16 National milk processor Lion Dairy and Drinks will revise down its farmgate price for almost 10 per cent of its southern states milk suppliers.
A milk price cut in the 11th hour of the financial year has infuriated Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers and made them question its management.
11 May 16 A milk price cut in the 11th hour of the financial year has infuriated Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers and made them question its management.
Share market investors own just 40 per cent of the Murray Goulburn (MG) co-operative, but they could - indirectly - dictate some unpalatable decisions for the farmer-run business in the year ahead, including valuable asset sales.
11 May 16 Share market investors own just 40 per cent of the Murray Goulburn (MG) co-operative, but they could - indirectly - dictate some unpalatable decisions for the farmer-run business in the...
Dairyfarmers are furious with some claiming some processors’ unprofessional and unfair decisions have left them tens and in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars in the red.
11 May 16 Dairyfarmers are furious with some claiming some processors’ unprofessional and unfair decisions have left them tens and in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars in the red.
Fonterra's late-season milk price cut is salt in the wound of south-west Victorian farmers already struggling in a dry season.
11 May 16  2 Fonterra's late-season milk price cut is salt in the wound of south-west Victorian farmers already struggling in a dry season.
The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria is calling on processors to end the pricing uncertainty they’ve created for dairyfarmers.
09 May 16 The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria is calling on processors to end the pricing uncertainty they’ve created for dairyfarmers.
AN Australian-led visionary agribusiness outfit is showing the best way to capitalise on the enormous potential of consumer demand for fresh dairy in China is to pack your bags.
09 May 16 AN Australian-led visionary agribusiness outfit is showing the best way to capitalise on the enormous potential of consumer demand for fresh dairy in China is to pack your bags.
The Victorian Government has set up a taskforce, to help dairyfarmers through what Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford says is a “significant shift in the market.”
06 May 16  2 The Victorian Government has set up a taskforce, to help dairyfarmers through what Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford says is a “significant shift in the market.”
Fonterra Australia has today revised its farmgate milk price, meaning that the full 2015/16 season price will be reduced from A$5.60 per kilogram of milk solids to A$5 per kgMS.
It has also announced the Fonterra Australia Support Loan, which offers a loan of up to 60c per kgMS.
05 May 16 Fonterra Australia has today revised its farmgate milk price, meaning that the full 2015/16 season price will be reduced from A$5.60 per kilogram of milk solids to A$5 per kgMS. It has...
Korumburra, Vic, dairy processor Burra Foods chief executive Grant Crothers says he is confident the Foreign Investment Board will approve the sale of nearly 80 per cent of the business to a Chinese investor.
04 May 16 Korumburra, Vic, dairy processor Burra Foods chief executive Grant Crothers says he is confident the Foreign Investment Board will approve the sale of nearly 80 per cent of the business...
The sobering reality of  an 18-month global dairy price slump and recent strength in the Australian exchange rate is set to be felt for the next three years or more in the dairy industry.
04 May 16 The sobering reality of an 18-month global dairy price slump and recent strength in the Australian exchange rate is set to be felt for the next three years or more in the dairy industry.
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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...