Dairy trade faces challenges

The trade in dairy products has suffered a number of massive blows in the last  three years and is set to continue face headwinds going forward.
The trade in dairy products has suffered a number of massive blows in the last three years and is set to continue face headwinds going forward.
Australia and China are once again at loggerheads over dairy exports, after Beijing banned a Victorian infant formula maker from selling its products on the mainland.
18 Nov 16 Australia and China are once again at loggerheads over dairy exports, after Beijing banned a Victorian infant formula maker from selling its products on the mainland.
Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) chief executive Phillip Glyde has acknowledged there has been significant socio-economic disruption, from the implementation of the Basin plan.
18 Nov 16  1 Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) chief executive Phillip Glyde has acknowledged there has been significant socio-economic disruption, from the implementation of the Basin plan.
Administrators have been appointed to run beleaguered Victorian milk company National Dairy Products (NDP).
17 Nov 16 Administrators have been appointed to run beleaguered Victorian milk company National Dairy Products (NDP).
Troubled dairy processor Murray Goulburn  may have overstated its earnings and in fact lost money heavily last financial year, a forensic accountant has claimed, raising a new round of questions over the accounts for the group.
17 Nov 16 Troubled dairy processor Murray Goulburn may have overstated its earnings and in fact lost money heavily last financial year, a forensic accountant has claimed, raising a new round of...
More consumers are choosing to support dairyfarmers by ignoring $1-a-litre supermarket own brand milk, according to the retail giants at an inquiry into farmgate milk prices.
17 Nov 16 More consumers are choosing to support dairyfarmers by ignoring $1-a-litre supermarket own brand milk, according to the retail giants at an inquiry into farmgate milk prices.
The head of Fonterra’s Australian operations, Judith Swales, has told a Senate inquiry the company warned the milk price was not sustainable.
16 Nov 16 The head of Fonterra’s Australian operations, Judith Swales, has told a Senate inquiry the company warned the milk price was not sustainable.
Murray Goulburn (MG) chairman Phillip Tracy has told a Senate inquiry the co-operative had started a review of its milk price payment mechanism.
16 Nov 16 Murray Goulburn (MG) chairman Phillip Tracy has told a Senate inquiry the co-operative had started a review of its milk price payment mechanism.
The New Zealand earthquake did not play a part in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction result, which saw dairy prices rise for the third consecutive fortnight, according to NZ ASB analyst Nathan Penny.
16 Nov 16 The New Zealand earthquake did not play a part in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction result, which saw dairy prices rise for the third consecutive fortnight, according to NZ ASB analyst...
The Caldermeade Farm & Cafe in Victoria's Gippsland, an hour outside Melbourne, is on sale with price expectations between $6 million and $7 million.
15 Nov 16 The Caldermeade Farm & Cafe in Victoria's Gippsland, an hour outside Melbourne, is on sale with price expectations between $6 million and $7 million.
The managing director of the beleaguered Victorian milk broker National Dairy, Tony Esposito, has said the company would survive, despite losing suppliers.
14 Nov 16 The managing director of the beleaguered Victorian milk broker National Dairy, Tony Esposito, has said the company would survive, despite losing suppliers.  | NDP on verge of collapse:... 
At a time when Australia’s dairy industry has been under unprecedented pressure, dairy farmers of the NSW Mid Coast have rallied with Hunter Local Land Services (Hunter LLS) to start the innovative Mid-Coast Adaptable Dairy Farming Systems Project.
13 Nov 16 At a time when Australia’s dairy industry has been under unprecedented pressure, dairy farmers of the NSW Mid Coast have rallied with Hunter Local Land Services (Hunter LLS) to start the...
Ross McInnes has stepped down as the chairman of Subtropical Dairy Programme after seven years.
12 Nov 16 Ross McInnes has stepped down as the chairman of Subtropical Dairy Programme after seven years.
Suppliers of Victorian milk broker National Dairy Products (NDP) say the company owes them hundreds of thousands of dollars, with many already switching processors.
11 Nov 16 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...
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Olivia - what you fail to consider is that animals fed the crops you speak of aren't evolved to
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If that’s what they think the milk volume drop will be they are in for one hell of a shock. 200
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A well planned vegan diet is certainly not nutrient deficient. But aside from that, the entire
Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to make smarter use of energy to reduce power bills.
13 Nov 18 Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to...
Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the ability to keep precise records is what keeps him in a job.12 Nov 18 Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the...
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