Scepticism over Coles milk fund

There’s been a sceptical reaction to Coles Farmer’s Fund milk, although dairy producers said the grants would be welcome.
There’s been a sceptical reaction to Coles Farmer’s Fund milk, although dairy producers said the grants would be welcome.
THE slump in international dairy markets has forced Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) to put on hold its plans to build a milk powder plant in the former Bonlac milk factory at Camperdown.
14 Sep 16 THE slump in international dairy markets has forced Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) to put on hold its plans to build a milk powder plant in the former Bonlac milk factory at...
Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced a 15 cents a per kilogram milk solids step up to its farm gate milk price.
13 Sep 16 Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced a 15 cents a per kilogram milk solids step up to its farm gate milk price.
Since the beginning of the 'Milk Wars' in 2011, aggressively priced private label milk has been a feature of the battle for market share between Coles and Woolworths.
12 Sep 16 Since the beginning of the 'Milk Wars' in 2011, aggressively priced private label milk has been a feature of the battle for market share between Coles and Woolworths.
Fortunes appear to be turning for dairy farmers as global dairy prices rose for the third consecutive auction overnight.
07 Sep 16 Fortunes appear to be turning for dairy farmers as global dairy prices rose for the third consecutive auction overnight.
Back in 2012, Steve Spencer's excellent report for the Australian Dairy Conference* pointed out that only a co-operative is motivated to provide suppliers with more than the minimum price needed to ensure supply, and therefore provide an industry benchmark price.
06 Sep 16 Back in 2012, Steve Spencer's excellent report for the Australian Dairy Conference* pointed out that only a co-operative is motivated to provide suppliers with more than the minimum...
Murray Goulburn chairman Philip Tracy has flagged the co-operative was “actively reviewing” its contentious Milk Supply Support Package (MSSP).
05 Sep 16 Murray Goulburn chairman Philip Tracy has flagged the co-operative was “actively reviewing” its contentious Milk Supply Support Package (MSSP).
COLES is expected to announce the release of its long-awaited milk brand product this week aimed at supporting embattled dairy farmers with a $1 million cash cow.
05 Sep 16 COLES is expected to announce the release of its long-awaited milk brand product this week aimed at supporting embattled dairy farmers with a $1 million cash cow.
The group behind Buy a Bale has switched its attention to the country’s struggling dairy farmers.
02 Sep 16 The group behind Buy a Bale has switched its attention to the country’s struggling dairy farmers.
Results of the Murray Goulburn board supplier director elections have been announced.
01 Sep 16 Results of the Murray Goulburn board supplier director elections have been announced.
Fonterra Australia is selling its 94-year-old southern NSW processing business at Wagga Wagga to the newly-formed investment outfit, Blue River Group.
31 Aug 16 Fonterra Australia is selling its 94-year-old southern NSW processing business at Wagga Wagga to the newly-formed investment outfit, Blue River Group.
A legal stoush between Japanese beverage giant Lion Group and ASX-listed The a2 Milk Company has taken a fresh twist with an explosive cross claim alleging a2 engaged in deceptive and misleading conduct.
29 Aug 16 A legal stoush between Japanese beverage giant Lion Group and ASX-listed The a2 Milk Company has taken a fresh twist with an explosive cross claim alleging a2 engaged in deceptive and...
Australian milk production plummeted 10.3 per cent in July compared with last year, with massive drops in Tasmania, South Australia and northern Victoria, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
25 Aug 16 Australian milk production plummeted 10.3 per cent in July compared with last year, with massive drops in Tasmania, South Australia and northern Victoria, according to the latest figures...
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has announced an upcoming Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the national dairy industry.
25 Aug 16  1 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has announced an upcoming Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the...
Farmer-controlled dairy company Bega Cheese has defied tough export markets and competitive domestic milk supply conditions to lift its after-tax profit 132 per cent to $28.8 million.
25 Aug 16 Farmer-controlled dairy company Bega Cheese has defied tough export markets and competitive domestic milk supply conditions to lift its after-tax profit 132 per cent to $28.8 million.
Murray Goulburn will look to add $10-$15 million to its 2017 profit pool by slashing costs, after a disastrous year in which it slashed the price paid to farmers for milk.
24 Aug 16 Murray Goulburn will look to add $10-$15 million to its 2017 profit pool by slashing costs, after a disastrous year in which it slashed the price paid to farmers for milk.
The head of a dairy industry lobby group has expressed concerns about a proposed milk price index, ahead of tomorrow's Melbourne symposium.
24 Aug 16 The head of a dairy industry lobby group has expressed concerns about a proposed milk price index, ahead of tomorrow's Melbourne symposium.
A milk futures broker says whole milk powder buyers have been
22 Aug 16 A milk futures broker says whole milk powder buyers have been "caught napping" by a potential shortfall in the product, explaining why the price has risen 28.8 per cent at the last two...
Australian consumers will spend almost $114 million more on branded milk this year in an effort to support dairyfarmers through a boycott of $1 private label milk, according to consumer group Choice.
19 Aug 16 Australian consumers will spend almost $114 million more on branded milk this year in an effort to support dairyfarmers through a boycott of $1 private label milk, according to consumer...
Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said it was important Murray Goulburn (MG) explained to their suppliers what steps it would take to support farmers and restore confidence to the dairy sector.
18 Aug 16 Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said it was important Murray Goulburn (MG) explained to their suppliers what steps it would take to support farmers and restore confidence to...
A sharp rise in global dairy prices at auction was
17 Aug 16 A sharp rise in global dairy prices at auction was "a stunning result" and bodes well for farmers.
BEING involved in dairy industry politics is becoming a tradition for the Partridge family of historic White Rocks Dairy, Brunswick, Western Australia.
15 Aug 16 BEING involved in dairy industry politics is becoming a tradition for the Partridge family of historic White Rocks Dairy, Brunswick, Western Australia.
Nine levy payer representatives have been appointed to the dairy industry’s recently established Levy Poll Advisory Committee.
12 Aug 16 Nine levy payer representatives have been appointed to the dairy industry’s recently established Levy Poll Advisory Committee.
Tim and Amanda Calder are Legendairy farmers with a Legendairy farm located in Meeniyan, Victoria, the 2015 Legendairy Capital of Gippsland.
12 Aug 16 Tim and Amanda Calder are Legendairy farmers with a Legendairy farm located in Meeniyan, Victoria, the 2015 Legendairy Capital of Gippsland.
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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...
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...