NZ disease outbreak lessons

A group of young Victorian dairy representatives saw first hand in February the impact a serious disease outbreak is having on the New Zealand industry.
A group of young Victorian dairy representatives saw first hand in February the impact a serious disease outbreak is having on the New Zealand industry.
BALANCING the commitments of a young family with four children aged  six and under and running a 370 cow dairy farm enterprise at Benger is the tightrope Mick and Sophia Giumelli walk daily.
14 May 18 BALANCING the commitments of a young family with four children aged six and under and running a 370 cow dairy farm enterprise at Benger is the tightrope Mick and Sophia Giumelli walk daily.
Saputo Australia has announced a step up for its southern milk region and NSW suppliers.
11 May 18 Saputo Australia has announced a step up for its southern milk region and NSW suppliers.
Labor has backed the government to pull the Murray Darling Basin Plan from the fire.
10 May 18 Labor has backed the government to pull the Murray Darling Basin Plan from the fire.
KIEWA’S historic dairy plant will not close with new owner Saputo deciding to keep it open and retain cream cheese production at the factory.
10 May 18 KIEWA’S historic dairy plant will not close with new owner Saputo deciding to keep it open and retain cream cheese production at the factory.
​The Victorian Farmers Federation Coles Farmers' Fund was in the firing line at the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria annual meeting on Friday.
09 May 18 ​The Victorian Farmers Federation Coles Farmers' Fund was in the firing line at the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria annual meeting on Friday.
Dairy Australia plans to target an influential group of consumers to address declining trust in the industry.
09 May 18 Dairy Australia plans to target an influential group of consumers to address declining trust in the industry.
The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria wants new Chain of Responsibility laws scrapped, just weeks after they were approved.
07 May 18 The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria wants new Chain of Responsibility laws scrapped, just weeks after they were approved.
VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding processors take their share of responsibility for issues plaguing the dairy industry – or face possible Federal government intervention.
04 May 18  1 VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding processors take their share of responsibility for issues plaguing the dairy industry – or face possible Federal government intervention.
DAIRY leaders have expressed mixed reaction to the findings and recommendations of an extensive independent examination of competition flaws impacting their sector including slamming major supermarkets not being rebuked for selling milk at $1 per litre.
04 May 18 DAIRY leaders have expressed mixed reaction to the findings and recommendations of an extensive independent examination of competition flaws impacting their sector including slamming...
DAIRY farmers will go head to head with one of Australian agriculture’s biggest and most outspoken critics - Animals Australia - at a public forum in Melbourne.
03 May 18  1 DAIRY farmers will go head to head with one of Australian agriculture’s biggest and most outspoken critics - Animals Australia - at a public forum in Melbourne.
Turmoil at Australia’s biggest dairy company, Tasmania’s Moon Lake Investments, has raised serious questions about the role of the Foreign Investment Review Board, say China experts.
03 May 18 Turmoil at Australia’s biggest dairy company, Tasmania’s Moon Lake Investments, has raised serious questions about the role of the Foreign Investment Review Board, say China experts.
Dairy prices have dipped 1.1 per cent in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night to reach an average price of US$3465 per tonne.
02 May 18 Dairy prices have dipped 1.1 per cent in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night to reach an average price of US$3465 per tonne.
FOUR weeks ago more than three years of planning came to fruition for Dale and Paula Fortescue, Eungelladale, Eungella, Qld, when they launched their own branded milk.
01 May 18 FOUR weeks ago more than three years of planning came to fruition for Dale and Paula Fortescue, Eungelladale, Eungella, Qld, when they launched their own branded milk.
Making more money out of dairy in these difficult times often involves a smarter approach to management, not necessarily harder work.
30 Apr 18 Making more money out of dairy in these difficult times often involves a smarter approach to management, not necessarily harder work.
Corporate farming is on the nose, with the likes of Gerry Harvey writing down two-thirds of his involvement in big milk while New Zealand owned Raleigh Dairy Holdings on the North Coast near Bellingen has gone belly up in a bid to make a profit from just cents-a-litre production.
27 Apr 18 Corporate farming is on the nose, with the likes of Gerry Harvey writing down two-thirds of his involvement in big milk while New Zealand owned Raleigh Dairy Holdings on the North Coast...
Niche dairy processor Camperdown Dairy Company (CDC) has signed a significant new processing agreement with an international food company.
26 Apr 18 Niche dairy processor Camperdown Dairy Company (CDC) has signed a significant new processing agreement with an international food company.
A disagreement over the future direction of Australia’s biggest dairy, Tasmania’s Moon Lake Investments, has led to the resignation of its board.
26 Apr 18 A disagreement over the future direction of Australia’s biggest dairy, Tasmania’s Moon Lake Investments, has led to the resignation of its board.
Balance needs to be restored to the Murray Darling Basin Plan, a  Moama, NSW, water forum has been told.
23 Apr 18 Balance needs to be restored to the Murray Darling Basin Plan, a Moama, NSW, water forum has been told.
The Foreign Investment Review Board has approved the sale of Murray Goulburn to Saputo.
18 Apr 18 The Foreign Investment Review Board has approved the sale of Murray Goulburn to Saputo.
Dairy prices rose by 2.7 per cent at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction to reach an average of US$3587 per tonne.
18 Apr 18 Dairy prices rose by 2.7 per cent at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction to reach an average of US$3587 per tonne.
Dairy Australia has launched an international recruitment process after managing director Ian Halliday announced on Monday he would not seek to renew his contract when it expires at the end of the year.
16 Apr 18 Dairy Australia has launched an international recruitment process after managing director Ian Halliday announced on Monday he would not seek to renew his contract when it expires at the...
REPORTS suggest US president Donald Trump has made an about-face on his decision not to participate in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
16 Apr 18 REPORTS suggest US president Donald Trump has made an about-face on his decision not to participate in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
Consumer law firm, Slater and Gordon, is swooping in to grab a piece of what’s left of the Murray Goulburn dairy business, launching a class action case on behalf of disenchanted shareholders.
11 Apr 18 Consumer law firm, Slater and Gordon, is swooping in to grab a piece of what’s left of the Murray Goulburn dairy business, launching a class action case on behalf of disenchanted...
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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...