Work underway on price index

​Work on a dairy commodity price index promised by the federal government is well underway with it set to be released mid-year.
​Work on a dairy commodity price index promised by the federal government is well underway with it set to be released mid-year.
Have dairy cows, will travel. That’s been the mantra for the Kath family who have slowly made it south from Toowoomba, Qld, gradually building up their dairy herd while sharefarming.
07 Jun 18 Have dairy cows, will travel. That’s been the mantra for the Kath family who have slowly made it south from Toowoomba, Qld, gradually building up their dairy herd while sharefarming.
There’s no need for the moo-haha over livestock greenhouse emissions.
07 Jun 18 There’s no need for the moo-haha over livestock greenhouse emissions.
Global dairy prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction fell 1.3 per cent to US$3487 in a discouraging start to the new season.
06 Jun 18 Global dairy prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction fell 1.3 per cent to US$3487 in a discouraging start to the new season.
The 16th annual DairySA Innovation Day to be held at Mt Gambier, South Australia, on Thursday promises a relevant and motivating line-up of speakers who are set to offer insights into the latest advancements in people practices, innovative projects in plant and animal genetics and new approaches to managing agronomy and nutrition.
04 Jun 18 The 16th annual DairySA Innovation Day to be held at Mt Gambier, South Australia, on Thursday promises a relevant and motivating line-up of speakers who are set to offer insights into...
India offers significant opportunities for the Australian dairy industry but it will take time and patience to unlock these, according to a young Australian agri-food development specialist.
02 Jun 18 India offers significant opportunities for the Australian dairy industry but it will take time and patience to unlock these, according to a young Australian agri-food development...
Burra Foods is offering it suppliers the opportunity to lock in a percentage of their milk at a flat $6 a kilogram milk solids farmgate milk price for the next three years.
01 Jun 18 Burra Foods is offering it suppliers the opportunity to lock in a percentage of their milk at a flat $6 a kilogram milk solids farmgate milk price for the next three years.
Fonterra Australia has announced a forecast closing farmgate milk price for the 2018/19 season in the range of $5.50 to $6.20 per kilogram of milk solids.
31 May 18 Fonterra Australia has announced a forecast closing farmgate milk price for the 2018/19 season in the range of $5.50 to $6.20 per kilogram of milk solids.
Gippsland-based dairy processor Burra Foods announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a large-scale Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Melbourne-based energy retailer Flow Power.
31 May 18 Gippsland-based dairy processor Burra Foods announced on Tuesday that it has entered into a large-scale Renewable Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Melbourne-based energy...
In the lead up to United Nations’ World Milk Day comes the alarming news for dairy farmers and milk purists that almost anything from walnut to flax is now potentially considered “milk” –  and is growing fast in popularity.
31 May 18 In the lead up to United Nations’ World Milk Day comes the alarming news for dairy farmers and milk purists that almost anything from walnut to flax is now potentially considered “milk”...
PLANS to cull as many as 150,000 head of dairy cattle in New Zealand in an attempt to eradicate a Mycoplasma bovis will likely drain up to three per cent of milk supply from the global market.
30 May 18 PLANS to cull as many as 150,000 head of dairy cattle in New Zealand in an attempt to eradicate a Mycoplasma bovis will likely drain up to three per cent of milk supply from the global...
A Shepparton, Vic, district farmer has accused a community lobby group of “driving a wedge” between irrigators, through continued calls to halt to further changes to the Murray Darling Basin plan.
30 May 18 A Shepparton, Vic, district farmer has accused a community lobby group of “driving a wedge” between irrigators, through continued calls to halt to further changes to the Murray Darling...
Gippsland milk processor Burra Foods has brought forward the timing of the supply incentive payments it offers to its farmers.
28 May 18 Gippsland milk processor Burra Foods has brought forward the timing of the supply incentive payments it offers to its farmers.
Australian milk production to the end of April is up 3.5 per cent on the same time last year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
25 May 18 Australian milk production to the end of April is up 3.5 per cent on the same time last year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
With the Federal Parliament expected to ratify Australia's involvement in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of the year, it is worth having a look at what it means for the dairy industry.
24 May 18 With the Federal Parliament expected to ratify Australia's involvement in a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of the year, it is worth having a look at what it means for the...
Australia’s largest genetics supplier Genetics Australia Cooperative plans to sell part of its landholding for $14.65 million.
23 May 18 Australia’s largest genetics supplier Genetics Australia Cooperative plans to sell part of its landholding for $14.65 million.
Years of work to ensure dairy's nutritional bona fides are firmly planted in the Australian consumer psyche have resulted in a broad understanding that dairy is good for you. That is no longer enough.
23 May 18 Years of work to ensure dairy's nutritional bona fides are firmly planted in the Australian consumer psyche have resulted in a broad understanding that dairy is good for you. That is no...
THE quest to find an owner for the former Murray Goulburn factory in Koroit has received a boost with support coming from Moyne Shire Council.
22 May 18 THE quest to find an owner for the former Murray Goulburn factory in Koroit has received a boost with support coming from Moyne Shire Council.
The NSW government has reinstated Australian-owned Norco as its primary milk and dairy supplier to hospitals.
21 May 18 The NSW government has reinstated Australian-owned Norco as its primary milk and dairy supplier to hospitals.
Dairy Australia has called for nominations to fill three vacancies on its board of directors ahead of elections later this year.
21 May 18 Dairy Australia has called for nominations to fill three vacancies on its board of directors ahead of elections later this year.
SOUTH East South Australian dairyfarmers Don and Jen Stolp have worked to find the balance between their New Zealand knowledge and the Australian environment.
17 May 18 SOUTH East South Australian dairyfarmers Don and Jen Stolp have worked to find the balance between their New Zealand knowledge and the Australian environment.
MILK processor Norco has been dumped as the primary milk supplier to NSW north coast hospitals and replaced by foreign-owned company Dairy Farmers.
17 May 18 MILK processor Norco has been dumped as the primary milk supplier to NSW north coast hospitals and replaced by foreign-owned company Dairy Farmers.
Science is the key to the long-term sustainability of the global dairy industry, according to the new director general of the International Dairy Federation Caroline Emond.
16 May 18 Science is the key to the long-term sustainability of the global dairy industry, according to the new director general of the International Dairy Federation Caroline Emond.
Prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday lifted 1.9 per cent overall to reach US$3637.
16 May 18 Prices at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday lifted 1.9 per cent overall to reach US$3637.
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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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Don't fall for the processors changing their contracts. They can change them back again without
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This is all very nice for specific LIon suppliers but it does absolutely nothig for the wider
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This is well-written, covers what's going on well. It highlights how wrong the processors
Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in September, while Peter Roach caught up with suppliers at the Elmore Field Days in October.02 Dec 18 Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show...
The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding windblown lunettes.29 Nov 18 The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding...
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...