Breaking dairy's commodity cycle

Rapidly growing Asian markets and a kitbag of new free trade agreements have cast a warm glow over Australia’s agriculture sector in the past few years.
Rapidly growing Asian markets and a kitbag of new free trade agreements have cast a warm glow over Australia’s agriculture sector in the past few years.
Although they could not have known it, nine years ago Juliet Bateman and her husband David started on a journey that would help insulate them from the milk price war currently decimating their fellow dairy farmers.
02 Jun 16 Although they could not have known it, nine years ago Juliet Bateman and her husband David started on a journey that would help insulate them from the milk price war currently decimating...
Prices rose 3.4 per cent on Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, led by big jumps in butter milk powder (up 14.2 per cent), skim milk powder (up 12.1 per cent) and cheddar (up 7.8 per cent).
02 Jun 16 Prices rose 3.4 per cent on Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, led by big jumps in butter milk powder (up 14.2 per cent), skim milk powder (up 12.1 per cent) and cheddar (up 7.8 per...
Australian dairy production is tipped to fall 1-2 per cent this season and a further 1-2 per cent next season, as farmer confidence levels plummet, according to Dairy Australia.
01 Jun 16 Australian dairy production is tipped to fall 1-2 per cent this season and a further 1-2 per cent next season, as farmer confidence levels plummet, according to Dairy Australia.
DAIRYFARMERS at the Yarram Tactics for Tight Times meeting said they must take positive action to get through the current financial situation.
31 May 16 DAIRYFARMERS at the Yarram Tactics for Tight Times meeting said they must take positive action to get through the current financial situation.
A leading south Gippsland dairy farmer, Marian Macdonald, has urged others in the industry to be frank with their accountants and bank managers.
30 May 16 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.
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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...