Dairy farmers vent frustration at limited help

A federal government roundtable discussion with the dairy industry at Camperdown, Vic, on Friday was left in no doubt about the frustration felt by dairy farmers at the limitatons of its dairy assistance package.
A federal government roundtable discussion with the dairy industry at Camperdown, Vic, on Friday was left in no doubt about the frustration felt by dairy farmers at the limitatons of its dairy assistance package.
DAIRY industry lobby group Australian Dairy Farmers has announced that president David Basham has stood aside from the role to pursue other interests for a period of three months.
19 Dec 16 DAIRY industry lobby group Australian Dairy Farmers has announced that president David Basham has stood aside from the role to pursue other interests for a period of three months.
A transport company and milk processors Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) and Tatura Milk are among unsecured creditors, owed money by failed Victorian broker, National Dairy Products.
15 Dec 16 A transport company and milk processors Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) and Tatura Milk are among unsecured creditors, owed money by failed Victorian broker, National Dairy Products.
Just when the nutritional dairy powder market looks to be turning a little sour for some, the diverse food and beverage business Freedom Foods is expanding its footprint.
15 Dec 16 Just when the nutritional dairy powder market looks to be turning a little sour for some, the diverse food and beverage business Freedom Foods is expanding its footprint.
The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) intends to sell some of its environmental water allocation on the northern Victorian water market.
14 Dec 16 The Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH) intends to sell some of its environmental water allocation on the northern Victorian water market.
Centrelink was labelled a joke and a disgrace at Monday’s dairy roundtable meeting at Tangambalanga, Vic, involving dairyfarmers, and representatives from the departments of Human Services and Agriculture.
12 Dec 16 Centrelink was labelled a joke and a disgrace at Monday’s dairy roundtable meeting at Tangambalanga, Vic, involving dairyfarmers, and representatives from the departments of Human...
Murray Goulburn (MG) has appointed a new managing director and chief executive officer (CEO), eight months after Gary Helou left the company in the wake of the late-season farmgate milk price cut debacle.
12 Dec 16 Murray Goulburn (MG) has appointed a new managing director and chief executive officer (CEO), eight months after Gary Helou left the company in the wake of the late-season farmgate milk...
FARMERS will get a knowledge booster from an extensive awareness campaign into the risks of Q fever, to be launched early next year by the Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Group.
09 Dec 16 FARMERS will get a knowledge booster from an extensive awareness campaign into the risks of Q fever, to be launched early next year by the Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Group.
The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria has welcomed the Federal Government's extension of the dairy assistance package to suppliers of the failed National Dairy Products company.
08 Dec 16 The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria has welcomed the Federal Government's extension of the dairy assistance package to suppliers of the failed National Dairy Products company.
Changes continue at the top at Murray Goulburn with two more senior executives set to leave the company.
07 Dec 16 Changes continue at the top at Murray Goulburn with two more senior executives set to leave the company.
Devondale Murray-Goulburn (MG) is not trying to re-invent the cheese wheel to win back consumer support and grow its business, instead it is banking on re-packaging.
07 Dec 16 Devondale Murray-Goulburn (MG) is not trying to re-invent the cheese wheel to win back consumer support and grow its business, instead it is banking on re-packaging.
World dairy prices have risen for the fourth time in a row, taking the GlobalDairyTrade index to its highest point since June 2014.
07 Dec 16 World dairy prices have risen for the fourth time in a row, taking the GlobalDairyTrade index to its highest point since June 2014.
Victoria’s peak dairy body has added its calls to stop a further 450 gigalitres of irrigation water being turned over for environmental use.
06 Dec 16  2 Victoria’s peak dairy body has added its calls to stop a further 450 gigalitres of irrigation water being turned over for environmental use.
Gippsland milk processor Burra has again stepped up the milk price it offers its more than 170 farmers, by another ten cents kg/ms.
05 Dec 16 Gippsland milk processor Burra has again stepped up the milk price it offers its more than 170 farmers, by another ten cents kg/ms.
The collapse in the value of organic baby formula company Bellamy's came as a surprise to just about everyone in the Australian market.
05 Dec 16 The collapse in the value of organic baby formula company Bellamy's came as a surprise to just about everyone in the Australian market.
Murray Goulburn's deal with  American infant nutrition giant Mead Johnson Nutrition has fallen over, compounding issues with the proposed expansion of its Koroit, Victoria, factory.
05 Dec 16 Murray Goulburn's deal with American infant nutrition giant Mead Johnson Nutrition has fallen over, compounding issues with the proposed expansion of its Koroit, Victoria, factory.
From November 2016, new commonwealth laws, which aim to protect small businesses came into effect.
02 Dec 16 From November 2016, new commonwealth laws, which aim to protect small businesses came into effect.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) welcomes the resolution of the backpacker tax.
02 Dec 16 The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) welcomes the resolution of the backpacker tax.
The first cheese vat has been installed at Fonterra’s Stanhope, Victoria, plant.
01 Dec 16 The first cheese vat has been installed at Fonterra’s Stanhope, Victoria, plant.
A leading Queensland racehorse owner has bought into Victorian infant formula manufacturer, Camperdown Dairy International (CDI), after one of its key backers sold his majority share.
01 Dec 16 A leading Queensland racehorse owner has bought into Victorian infant formula manufacturer, Camperdown Dairy International (CDI), after one of its key backers sold his majority share.
Record rainfall and growing concern over the politics of the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) have not been enough to dent the values and demand for water entitlements in Australia's booming farming regions such as the Murrumbidgee Valley.
30 Nov 16 Record rainfall and growing concern over the politics of the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) have not been enough to dent the values and demand for water entitlements in Australia's booming...
Dairy Australia members have elected three candidates to the organisation’s board at the company’s annual general meeting, but still have another seat to fill.
28 Nov 16 Dairy Australia members have elected three candidates to the organisation’s board at the company’s annual general meeting, but still have another seat to fill.
A2 Milk Company’s rapid earnings and market transformation in the past year has been “considerably in excess of management expectations” says chairman David Hearn, with pre-tax profits continuing to soar in 2016-17.
28 Nov 16 A2 Milk Company’s rapid earnings and market transformation in the past year has been “considerably in excess of management expectations” says chairman David Hearn, with pre-tax profits...
The late Max Jelbart was awarded the Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) Pat Rowley Outstanding Service Award posthumously at the ADIC breakfast on Friday.
28 Nov 16 The late Max Jelbart was awarded the Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) Pat Rowley Outstanding Service Award posthumously at the ADIC breakfast on Friday.
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DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high production from a pasture-based dairy system in Gippsland, Victoria. 
03 Apr 18 DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high...
Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.03 Apr 18 Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.
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Amen! From start to finish - especially the "deafening silence". The number of times I've heard
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Miracle Whip changed to Mayo...I know it was bought out by Bega. It is no longer on the shelves.
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Received your email re Crozier Street, V/Harbor. As one of many residents in Rapid Drive,
Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.13 Feb 18 Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.
A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour efficient for his farm.
06 Feb 18 A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour...
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...