NDP on verge of collapse: farmers claim

Suppliers of Victorian milk broker National Dairy Products (NDP) say the company owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars, with many already switching processors.
Suppliers of Victorian milk broker National Dairy Products (NDP) say the company owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars, with many already switching processors.
THE US farm sector faces an anxious wait to see what President-elect Donald Trump’s ultimate position will be on trade policy, while leading a powerful Republican administration buoyed by his shock victory at yesterday’s election.
10 Nov 16 THE US farm sector faces an anxious wait to see what President-elect Donald Trump’s ultimate position will be on trade policy, while leading a powerful Republican administration buoyed...
Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative’s (DFMC) new executive officer Mark Kebbell hits the ground running this week at the farmer-run supply group’s annual convention in Brisbane.
09 Nov 16 Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative’s (DFMC) new executive officer Mark Kebbell hits the ground running this week at the farmer-run supply group’s annual convention in Brisbane.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has confirmed it’s promised dairy industry inquiry is to investigate competition between milk processors including contracts between processors and farmers.
09 Nov 16 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has confirmed it’s promised dairy industry inquiry is to investigate competition between milk processors including contracts...
Murray Goulburn may be forced to write off the full amount of the support package provided earlier in the year to its milk suppliers after the group acknowledged that the $183 million scheme was adding to the financial pressures on dairy farmers in Victoria.
07 Nov 16 Murray Goulburn may be forced to write off the full amount of the support package provided earlier in the year to its milk suppliers after the group acknowledged that the $183 million...
October saw nearly triple the month’s long-term average inflows in the River Murray system, after heavy rain in the catchments.
07 Nov 16 October saw nearly triple the month’s long-term average inflows in the River Murray system, after heavy rain in the catchments.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has returned to profit, citing a lower farmgate milk price as one of the key factors.
07 Nov 16 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has returned to profit, citing a lower farmgate milk price as one of the key factors.
The first 60 grant applications, under the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) dairy fund have been approved.
04 Nov 16 The first 60 grant applications, under the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) dairy fund have been approved.
The founding chairman of a group set up by Andrew Forrest to promote better food safety between Australia and China has been ensnared in one of the biggest milk powder scandals to hit the latter country in recent years.
04 Nov 16 The founding chairman of a group set up by Andrew Forrest to promote better food safety between Australia and China has been ensnared in one of the biggest milk powder scandals to hit...
HAVING met with dumped Western Australian dairyfarmers forced out of the industry, WA Food and Agriculture Minister Mark Lewis is “hopeful” a similar situation can be avoided in January.
03 Nov 16 HAVING met with dumped Western Australian dairyfarmers forced out of the industry, WA Food and Agriculture Minister Mark Lewis is “hopeful” a similar situation can be avoided in January.
Staggering, whopping, rocketing - dairy analysts have been searching for superlatives to describe the latest leap in world dairy prices as whole milk powder (WMP) climbed by 19.4 per cent overnight.
02 Nov 16 Staggering, whopping, rocketing - dairy analysts have been searching for superlatives to describe the latest leap in world dairy prices as whole milk powder (WMP) climbed by 19.4 per...
While demand from China and Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries for Australian milk continues to grow, export margins have been squeezed and could potentially tighten further, according to a recently-released industry report.
01 Nov 16 While demand from China and Association of South East Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries for Australian milk continues to grow, export margins have been squeezed and could potentially...
AS it enters its third year, sales of the SA Dairyfarmers’ Association own brand of milk have continued to climb.
01 Nov 16 AS it enters its third year, sales of the SA Dairyfarmers’ Association own brand of milk have continued to climb.
Applications for the Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s $10,000 Tertiary Scholarships program will close at 5pm on Monday, November 7.
31 Oct 16 Applications for the Gardiner Dairy Foundation’s $10,000 Tertiary Scholarships program will close at 5pm on Monday, November 7.
HAVING dropped three dairy farmer suppliers last month, Brownes Dairy has told three premium-quality cheese maker customers it may not be able to supply them with raw milk for part of next year.
31 Oct 16 HAVING dropped three dairy farmer suppliers last month, Brownes Dairy has told three premium-quality cheese maker customers it may not be able to supply them with raw milk for part of...
Murray Goulburn's four new directors said they would back a review of the board structure at the company's annual general meeting on Friday.
28 Oct 16 Murray Goulburn's four new directors said they would back a review of the board structure at the company's annual general meeting on Friday.
Fonterra has stepped up its Australian farmgate milk price to $5.10 a kilogram milk solids (MS).
27 Oct 16 Fonterra has stepped up its Australian farmgate milk price to $5.10 a kilogram milk solids (MS).
UPDATED: Murray Goulburn (MG) has changed its controversial Milk Supply Support Package in a bid to stem the loss of milk supply from the company.
27 Oct 16 UPDATED: Murray Goulburn (MG) has changed its controversial Milk Supply Support Package in a bid to stem the loss of milk supply from the company.
Dairy farmers have warned Australia could soon be importing milk from New Zealand and other countries if the crisis enveloping the dairy industry is not addressed.
26 Oct 16 Dairy farmers have warned Australia could soon be importing milk from New Zealand and other countries if the crisis enveloping the dairy industry is not addressed.
The new Chinese owner of Australia's largest dairy farm - VDL Farms - will export fresh milk to China from next year.
26 Oct 16 The new Chinese owner of Australia's largest dairy farm - VDL Farms - will export fresh milk to China from next year.
An infant formula joint venture between dairy group Bega Cheese and vitamins maker Blackmores has failed to grab a foothold in the crucial Chinese market since launching in January, forcing Bega to write down the value of its stake in the business and sending its share price plunging.
26 Oct 16 An infant formula joint venture between dairy group Bega Cheese and vitamins maker Blackmores has failed to grab a foothold in the crucial Chinese market since launching in January,...
Burra Foods has announced a step up in price for its suppliers.
24 Oct 16 Burra Foods has announced a step up in price for its suppliers.
The Blue River Group has finalised the acquisition of Fonterra’s  Wagga, NSW, dairy business that produces Riverina Fresh brand.
24 Oct 16 The Blue River Group has finalised the acquisition of Fonterra’s Wagga, NSW, dairy business that produces Riverina Fresh brand.
Two Western Australian dairy farmers who dumped thousands of litres of milk after their contracts with Brownes ended have been given a short-term fix: truck milk over east.
24 Oct 16 Two Western Australian dairy farmers who dumped thousands of litres of milk after their contracts with Brownes ended have been given a short-term fix: truck milk over east.
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Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and operated by Stephen and Brooke Brown, just a few kilometres out of Gunbower, Vic.
04 Jul 18 Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and...
Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.29 Jun 18 Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.
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This is rubbish compared to what was originally proposed
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
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Why does Adam insist on doing the biding of the processors? That is their line and he has
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
01 Jun 18 Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
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...