Turning flood into fodder

Tim and Amanda Calder are Legendairy farmers with a Legendairy farm located in Meeniyan, Victoria, the 2015 Legendairy Capital of Gippsland.
Tim and Amanda Calder are Legendairy farmers with a Legendairy farm located in Meeniyan, Victoria, the 2015 Legendairy Capital of Gippsland.
Costs are higher than forecast, revenue is down and export orders are taking longer than expected to get rolling - it’s been a bumpy first year for South Australia’s Beston Global Food Company.
11 Aug 16 Costs are higher than forecast, revenue is down and export orders are taking longer than expected to get rolling - it’s been a bumpy first year for South Australia’s Beston Global Food...
Coles will attempt to repair the reputational damage caused by $1 a litre private label milk by launching a new milk brand next week that will funnel cash into a hardship and innovation fund for struggling Victorian dairyfarmers.
10 Aug 16 Coles will attempt to repair the reputational damage caused by $1 a litre private label milk by launching a new milk brand next week that will funnel cash into a hardship and innovation...
Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has told a Victorian dairyfarmer lobby group he’s planning to hold a symposium, later this month, to discuss solutions to problems currently facing the industry.
08 Aug 16 Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has told a Victorian dairyfarmer lobby group he’s planning to hold a symposium, later this month, to discuss solutions to problems currently...
TEMPERS flew at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference at Busselton, Western Australia, last week during an open panel discussion with leaders from WA’s milk processors.
03 Aug 16  1 TEMPERS flew at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference at Busselton, Western Australia, last week during an open panel discussion with leaders from WA’s milk processors.
Global dairy prices rose 6.6 per cent on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, ending a series of minimal changes in the index.
03 Aug 16 Global dairy prices rose 6.6 per cent on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, ending a series of minimal changes in the index.
About 25 dairyfarmers have rallied outside a closed Murray Goulburn suppliers meeting at Smithton.
01 Aug 16 About 25 dairyfarmers have rallied outside a closed Murray Goulburn suppliers meeting at Smithton.
The pain continues for Murray Goulburn with it announcing today the loss of its contract with Woolworths to supply private label cheese, UHT, adult milk powder and cream.
29 Jul 16 The pain continues for Murray Goulburn with it announcing today the loss of its contract with Woolworths to supply private label cheese, UHT, adult milk powder and cream.
29 Jul 16 "Look after your bones to live the life you want" is the key message of this year's Healthy Bones Action Week to be held nationally from August 1 to 7.
The consumer backlash against cheap house brand milk sold by supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles has given a kick along to dairy aggregator Australian Dairy Farms Group, which has struck a deal to sell its premium milk brand Camperdown Dairy Co in 220 Woolworths supermarkets in Victoria.
25 Jul 16 The consumer backlash against cheap house brand milk sold by supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles has given a kick along to dairy aggregator Australian Dairy Farms Group, which has...
A SWING to beef among dairyfarmers hard hit by plummeting farmgate milk returns looks even more likely with solid price lifts for Wagyu cross calves.
22 Jul 16 A SWING to beef among dairyfarmers hard hit by plummeting farmgate milk returns looks even more likely with solid price lifts for Wagyu cross calves.
The newly formed Levy Poll Advisory Committee is calling on dairyfarmers to nominate for levy payer representative positions.
21 Jul 16 The newly formed Levy Poll Advisory Committee is calling on dairyfarmers to nominate for levy payer representative positions.
Plunging in milk prices and volumes has prompted Dairy Australia to move quickly to slash its television marketing budget and other costs.
21 Jul 16 Plunging in milk prices and volumes has prompted Dairy Australia to move quickly to slash its television marketing budget and other costs.
Overall world dairy prices were unchanged at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, but whole milk powder (WMP) rose 1.9 per cent.
20 Jul 16 Overall world dairy prices were unchanged at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight, but whole milk powder (WMP) rose 1.9 per cent.
Farm services business Ruralco has lost its live export licence to export cattle from southern Australia after dairy cattle it flew to Japan tested positive for Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD) when they arrived.
18 Jul 16 Farm services business Ruralco has lost its live export licence to export cattle from southern Australia after dairy cattle it flew to Japan tested positive for Bovine Johne's Disease...
A Tasmanian court has awarded King Island quad bike crash victim Holly Raper almost $12 million in damages.
18 Jul 16 A Tasmanian court has awarded King Island quad bike crash victim Holly Raper almost $12 million in damages.
Darling Downs dairyfarmers will soon have a new, direct link to the lucrative Asian baby formula market through a new dairy facility adjacent to the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
15 Jul 16 Darling Downs dairyfarmers will soon have a new, direct link to the lucrative Asian baby formula market through a new dairy facility adjacent to the Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport.
A Chinese government-owned enterprise has increased its stake in Murray Goulburn for the third time in six weeks, taking its interest to more than seven per cent.
15 Jul 16  1 A Chinese government-owned enterprise has increased its stake in Murray Goulburn for the third time in six weeks, taking its interest to more than seven per cent.
A terrifying display of strength has left a permanent mark on a dairy farm at Latrobe, Tasmania, after the Mersey River dumped thousands of river rocks over the rural property.
15 Jul 16 A terrifying display of strength has left a permanent mark on a dairy farm at Latrobe, Tasmania, after the Mersey River dumped thousands of river rocks over the rural property.
At least seven candidates, from Western Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australia, are believed to be standing for election, as supplier directors on the Murray Goulburn (MG) board.
14 Jul 16 At least seven candidates, from Western Victorian, Tasmanian and South Australia, are believed to be standing for election, as supplier directors on the Murray Goulburn (MG) board.
MILK over-supply due to a good season, loss of a private-label supermarket contract and European dairy dumping are blamed for five more WA dairy farmers being told their milk is not wanted.
14 Jul 16 MILK over-supply due to a good season, loss of a private-label supermarket contract and European dairy dumping are blamed for five more WA dairy farmers being told their milk is not...
MANY southern export-orientated dairyfarmers will be milking for prices below the cost of production for the next year.
14 Jul 16 MANY southern export-orientated dairyfarmers will be milking for prices below the cost of production for the next year.
NORTHERN milk processors have opted to build a secure foundation for local supply in preparation for when the turnaround in global dairy prices comes, holding farmgate prices rather than following the big southern drops.
12 Jul 16 NORTHERN milk processors have opted to build a secure foundation for local supply in preparation for when the turnaround in global dairy prices comes, holding farmgate prices rather than...
Futures were a risk management tool that could be used in the dairy industry, but farmers needed to be significantly educated in how it all worked before going down that path, Australian Dairy Farmers acting president David Basham said.
11 Jul 16 Futures were a risk management tool that could be used in the dairy industry, but farmers needed to be significantly educated in how it all worked before going down that path, Australian... | Finding a solution to price... 
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Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many dairyfarmers are not using pasture measurement equipment.17 Feb 18 Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many...
ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten years and have a clear vision on how they produce, plus manage, their forage feeding systems. 
05 Feb 18 ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten...
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Just wondering if it is true that you will be discontinuing the Devondale long life cream
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The disconnect here is that Farmers believe they are selling a Value Added Product (and, that is
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Read the building regulations, there has been changes for farm buildings. None of this is
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...