European heatwave may change dairy forecast

Brighter prospects of higher Victorian farm gate milk prices, due to a downturn in global milk supply, may be dampened by a sharp jump in production costs, according to analysts.
Brighter prospects of higher Victorian farm gate milk prices, due to a downturn in global milk supply, may be dampened by a sharp jump in production costs, according to analysts.
National hay and fodder prices have skyrocketed in recent months, imposing further hardships on farmers dealing with unfavourable seasonal conditions.
17 Aug 18 National hay and fodder prices have skyrocketed in recent months, imposing further hardships on farmers dealing with unfavourable seasonal conditions.
Northern Victorian dairy farmers say the triple whammy of high water, grain and hay prices have left many in a precarious position.
16 Aug 18 Northern Victorian dairy farmers say the triple whammy of high water, grain and hay prices have left many in a precarious position.
An Australian agricultural fund backed by the $US129 billion ($176 billion) pension fund – the Washington State Investment Board – has purchased more than $50 million worth of dairy farms in Tasmania's north west.
15 Aug 18 An Australian agricultural fund backed by the $US129 billion ($176 billion) pension fund – the Washington State Investment Board – has purchased more than $50 million worth of dairy...
Fonterra has announced that Miles Hurrell will take over as the co-operative's interim chief executive with immediate effect - a move described by Federated Farmers vice-president Andrew Hoggard as
15 Aug 18 Fonterra has announced that Miles Hurrell will take over as the co-operative's interim chief executive with immediate effect - a move described by Federated Farmers vice-president Andrew...
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved the sale of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory to Bega Cheese.
13 Aug 18 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved the sale of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory to Bega Cheese.
NSW Farmers has welcomed the long anticipated NSW Cattle Underpass Scheme announced last Friday in Lismore.
13 Aug 18 NSW Farmers has welcomed the long anticipated NSW Cattle Underpass Scheme announced last Friday in Lismore.
IN just over a week more than $30,000 has been pledged to help Schulz Organic Dairy at Timboon, Vic, shift away from using plastic milk bottles.
10 Aug 18 IN just over a week more than $30,000 has been pledged to help Schulz Organic Dairy at Timboon, Vic, shift away from using plastic milk bottles.
Saputo is looking at further acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand, according to chief executive officer Lino Saputo Jnr.
09 Aug 18  1 Saputo is looking at further acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand, according to chief executive officer Lino Saputo Jnr.  | Saputo criticises Canadian milk... 
The owner of Australia's largest milk processing company Lino Saputo Jnr has lashed out at a Canadian dairy export support scheme.
08 Aug 18 The owner of Australia's largest milk processing company Lino Saputo Jnr has lashed out at a Canadian dairy export support scheme.
Global dairy prices seem to have entered a sustained period of relative stability.
08 Aug 18 Global dairy prices seem to have entered a sustained period of relative stability.
RURAL and regional businesses have welcomed a 56-point plan released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to wind back costly retail and energy network regimes, which have caused power prices to skyrocket in the past decade.
06 Aug 18 RURAL and regional businesses have welcomed a 56-point plan released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to wind back costly retail and energy network regimes, which have...
BANNISTER Downs Dairy’s innovative Creamery, a commercial robotic dairy and milk processing plant doubling as a tourist facility soon to open near Northcliffe, is already winning awards.
06 Aug 18 BANNISTER Downs Dairy’s innovative Creamery, a commercial robotic dairy and milk processing plant doubling as a tourist facility soon to open near Northcliffe, is already winning awards.
A stronger dairy industry Code of Practice would include a formal dispute resolution mechanism and penalties' procedure to solve conflicts between farmers and processors, according to Australia’s peak dairy farmer group.
01 Aug 18 A stronger dairy industry Code of Practice would include a formal dispute resolution mechanism and penalties' procedure to solve conflicts between farmers and processors, according to...
The grass on Jason Maloney’s dairy farm might look green, but it isn’t growing.
30 Jul 18 The grass on Jason Maloney’s dairy farm might look green, but it isn’t growing.
Farmgate milk prices will not be the only way that Fonterra competes for farmers’ milk supply, Fonterra Australia managing director Rene Dedonker says.
26 Jul 18 Farmgate milk prices will not be the only way that Fonterra competes for farmers’ milk supply, Fonterra Australia managing director Rene Dedonker says.
Major dairy industry players such as Bega and Saputo have joined forces with Monash University to utilise new drying technologies to extend the life and improve the quality of powdered dairy products.
26 Jul 18 Major dairy industry players such as Bega and Saputo have joined forces with Monash University to utilise new drying technologies to extend the life and improve the quality of powdered...
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition intensifies doubts about long-standing recommendations to avoid full-fat dairy products for a healthy heart.
25 Jul 18 A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition intensifies doubts about long-standing recommendations to avoid full-fat dairy products for a healthy heart.
Australia’s biggest dairy processor says a mandatory code of conduct for the industry should be managed by dairy industry bodies and the supplier community but is concerned about the cost impact on business operations.
23 Jul 18 Australia’s biggest dairy processor says a mandatory code of conduct for the industry should be managed by dairy industry bodies and the supplier community but is concerned about the...
Tributes have flooded in from national and local dairy industry leaders for John Harlock who died on Monday.
19 Jul 18 Tributes have flooded in from national and local dairy industry leaders for John Harlock who died on Monday.
A major New Zealand manufacturer, packer and exporter of dairy and nutrition blended products, Keytone Dairy Corporation, has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
19 Jul 18 A major New Zealand manufacturer, packer and exporter of dairy and nutrition blended products, Keytone Dairy Corporation, has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Bega Cheese confirmed on Wednesday it will be the new owner of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory.
18 Jul 18 Bega Cheese confirmed on Wednesday it will be the new owner of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory.
The head of one of Australia’s biggest dairy processors has given qualified support to a mandatory dairy code.
16 Jul 18 The head of one of Australia’s biggest dairy processors has given qualified support to a mandatory dairy code.
Controlling mastitis using Dairy Australia's Cups On Cups Off (COCO) principles around has paid dividends for Gippsland dairyfarmer Matt Coleman.
16 Jul 18 Controlling mastitis using Dairy Australia's Cups On Cups Off (COCO) principles around has paid dividends for Gippsland dairyfarmer Matt Coleman.
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With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
25 Jul 18 With hay season approaching, it's worth checking the hay baler before heading out into the paddock.
University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were ineffective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
23 Jul 18 University of Melbourne research has shown nitrification inhibitors, used with standard fertiliser rates, were...
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If MR Saputo thinks that by having his factories running at 97-98% utilization will help him get
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This is rubbish compared to what was originally proposed
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s capacity and efficiency.
26 Jul 18 A $2.7 million upgrade to its Woolnorth, Tasmania, dairy The Gums will enable Moon Lake to increase the farm’s...
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
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...