Code essential to stop unfair contracts: Keogh

A dairy industry mandatory code is essential to prevent processors from reinstating unfair terms into their contracts, according to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission deputy chairman Mick Keogh.
A dairy industry mandatory code is essential to prevent processors from reinstating unfair terms into their contracts, according to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission deputy chairman Mick Keogh.
Dairy giant Fonterra is unwinding its Australian dairy joint venture with troubled Chinese infant formula group Beingmate, which is selling its 51 per cent stake in a Victorian milk powder factory.
06 Dec 18 Dairy giant Fonterra is unwinding its Australian dairy joint venture with troubled Chinese infant formula group Beingmate, which is selling its 51 per cent stake in a Victorian milk...
The flattening of the milk production supply curve in Victoria had left its dairy industry more exposed to feed costs and led to a fall in Australia's total milk production, a global dairy researcher told the Australian Dairy Industry Council industry breakfast on Friday.
06 Dec 18 The flattening of the milk production supply curve in Victoria had left its dairy industry more exposed to feed costs and led to a fall in Australia's total milk production, a global...
Prices increased on the Global Dairy Trade auction on Tuesday night for the first time since May.
05 Dec 18 Prices increased on the Global Dairy Trade auction on Tuesday night for the first time since May.
Murray Water manager has raised concerns the Sunraysia region is facing a serious shortfall in the amount of irrigation water for permanent horticultural plantings.
05 Dec 18 Murray Water manager has raised concerns the Sunraysia region is facing a serious shortfall in the amount of irrigation water for permanent horticultural plantings.
Western Victorian dairy farmer John Harlock was recognised posthumously for his contributions to the Australian dairy industry at an industry breakfast on Friday.
04 Dec 18 Western Victorian dairy farmer John Harlock was recognised posthumously for his contributions to the Australian dairy industry at an industry breakfast on Friday.
South-west Victorian dairy farmers are aghast that an Animal Justice party candidate who wants to scale back the dairy industry by 20 per cent is a strong chance to be elected as one of Western Victoria’s five Upper House MPs.
04 Dec 18 South-west Victorian dairy farmers are aghast that an Animal Justice party candidate who wants to scale back the dairy industry by 20 per cent is a strong chance to be elected as one of...
Five dairy processors have changed contract terms after bowing to pressure from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
03 Dec 18 Five dairy processors have changed contract terms after bowing to pressure from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
A TRIP to Italy spurred Ian and Kim Massingham’s passion for fresh cheese, and what started as a hobby has become a full-time business.
01 Dec 18 A TRIP to Italy spurred Ian and Kim Massingham’s passion for fresh cheese, and what started as a hobby has become a full-time business.
Dairy Australia chairman Jeff Odgers has made an impassioned plea for the dairy industry to better work together to meet the challenges it faces.
30 Nov 18 Dairy Australia chairman Jeff Odgers has made an impassioned plea for the dairy industry to better work together to meet the challenges it faces.
VICTORIAN dairy farmer Terry Richardson has been re-elected President of the dairy industry’s peak advocacy group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF).
29 Nov 18 VICTORIAN dairy farmer Terry Richardson has been re-elected President of the dairy industry’s peak advocacy group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF).
Ever since Brett McGinn learned how to milk, his dream was to one day become a master breeder.
29 Nov 18 Ever since Brett McGinn learned how to milk, his dream was to one day become a master breeder.
To David Nation and the chair of Dairy Australia,
Why is dairy industry in the doldrums? And just so we are all clear on the meaning – doldrums: a state or period of stagnation or depression.
28 Nov 18 To David Nation and the chair of Dairy Australia, Why is dairy industry in the doldrums? And just so we are all clear on the meaning – doldrums: a state or period of stagnation or...
STANDARD format one-year supply contracts offered to farmers simultaneously by Western Australia’s three major milk processors should be a minimum starting point for a mandatory dairy code.
28 Nov 18 STANDARD format one-year supply contracts offered to farmers simultaneously by Western Australia’s three major milk processors should be a minimum starting point for a mandatory dairy...
FACED with rising hay and feed costs into summer, 29 WA dairy farmers who supply Lion Dairy and Drinks (LDD) have received a welcome financial boost.
28 Nov 18 FACED with rising hay and feed costs into summer, 29 WA dairy farmers who supply Lion Dairy and Drinks (LDD) have received a welcome financial boost.
The 2018 Dairy Australia annual general meeting will be held on Friday, November 30, at 10.30am at Flemington Racecourse.
27 Nov 18 The 2018 Dairy Australia annual general meeting will be held on Friday, November 30, at 10.30am at Flemington Racecourse.
FAILURE to ratify the Peru-Australia free trade agreement (PAFTA) this year will cause major agricultural industries to miss out on improved market access and tariff cuts, says the country’s peak dairy group.
27 Nov 18 FAILURE to ratify the Peru-Australia free trade agreement (PAFTA) this year will cause major agricultural industries to miss out on improved market access and tariff cuts, says the...
About 30 NSW north coast dairy farmers and industry representatives took the opportunity on Wednesday to put forward their views, ideas and suggested measures that should be implemented as part of a new Mandatory Code of Conduct covering the dairy industry.
26 Nov 18 About 30 NSW north coast dairy farmers and industry representatives took the opportunity on Wednesday to put forward their views, ideas and suggested measures that should be implemented...
ROCK bottom dairy prices have New England MP Barnaby Joyce demanding a royal commission into Australia’s supermarket giants.
26 Nov 18 ROCK bottom dairy prices have New England MP Barnaby Joyce demanding a royal commission into Australia’s supermarket giants.
The International Red Dairy Breeders Federation conference will be held in Australia in March.
25 Nov 18 The International Red Dairy Breeders Federation conference will be held in Australia in March.
Outgoing United Dairyfarmers of Victoria president Adam Jenkins has called for greater unity in the industry, saying farmers need to reflect on how they debate contentious issues.
24 Nov 18 Outgoing United Dairyfarmers of Victoria president Adam Jenkins has called for greater unity in the industry, saying farmers need to reflect on how they debate contentious issues.
Shares in Australian dairy and vitamin exporters rallied on Friday after China delayed the implementation of tough new e-commerce rules that threatened sales in their biggest market.
23 Nov 18 Shares in Australian dairy and vitamin exporters rallied on Friday after China delayed the implementation of tough new e-commerce rules that threatened sales in their biggest market.
Dairy Australia has launched a new campaign to help address the lack of action by Australians around their bone health, reminding them that dairy milk, cheese and yoghurt are some of the richest sources of calcium, as well as a package of other bone-building nutrients.
23 Nov 18 Dairy Australia has launched a new campaign to help address the lack of action by Australians around their bone health, reminding them that dairy milk, cheese and yoghurt are some of the...
United Dairyfarmers of Victoria president Adam Jenkins has resigned.
22 Nov 18 United Dairyfarmers of Victoria president Adam Jenkins has resigned.
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A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray Bridge, South Australia.
30 Jan 19 A TOUGH 2018-19 season and improved irrigation technology has inspired a new crop along the river flats at Murray...
Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance persistence of pasture. 
26 Dec 18 Best management practice of ryegrass and managing the residual height throughout dry periods is critical to enhance...
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ABOUT TIME SOMEONE REALISED THE MILK INDUSTRY IS NEAR EXTINCT. tO PRODUCE MILK COSTS MONEY MUCH
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Hello Frank, I suspect that the air entry problems I have experienced in silage bales over the
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Hope they are ready for when the milk pool drops below 8 billion litres and stays there.
MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori. That's no surprise given the herd is milked through a robotic dairy.
23 Jan 19 MASTITIS management is highly effective but far from conventional for Tasmanian dairy farm manager Richard Hori....
Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group, located at Cape Grim, Tasmania.29 Dec 18 Spending $2.7million to build a new dairy is part of a rolling upgrade and improvement plan for VAN Dairy Group,...
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...