Hoping for better prices

South Western Victorian dairy farmer Alan Symons was hoping Saputo would announce an opening milk price for the next season that would begin with $6.
South Western Victorian dairy farmer Alan Symons was hoping Saputo would announce an opening milk price for the next season that would begin with $6.
Questions around the failure to pass on the increasing value of global dairy trade to farmers and complex pricing structures were key topics at this year’s Dairy Australia Situation and Outlook breakfast.
22 Jun 18 Questions around the failure to pass on the increasing value of global dairy trade to farmers and complex pricing structures were key topics at this year’s Dairy Australia Situation and...
Dairy Australia’s outgoing managing director, Ian Halliday, has bemoaned the take up of business management tools by Australia’s dairyfarmers.
22 Jun 18 Dairy Australia’s outgoing managing director, Ian Halliday, has bemoaned the take up of business management tools by Australia’s dairyfarmers.
Fonterra Australia announced an opening price of $5.85 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) on Thursday and upgraded its forecast closing range to $5.85 to $6.20kgMS for season 2018/19.
21 Jun 18 Fonterra Australia announced an opening price of $5.85 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) on Thursday and upgraded its forecast closing range to $5.85 to $6.20kgMS for season 2018/19.
Global Dairy Trade auction prices fell 1.2 per cent on Tuesday.
20 Jun 18 Global Dairy Trade auction prices fell 1.2 per cent on Tuesday.
Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced an opening average milk price for its Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) and former Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers of $5.75 a kilogram/milk solids.
20 Jun 18 Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced an opening average milk price for its Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) and former Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers of $5.75 a kilogram/milk...
Budding photographers from the dairy industry can show off their skills this month, with agricultural machinery dealer O’Connors offering over $2000 worth of prizes in a competition shining a spotlight on dairy farmers.
18 Jun 18 Budding photographers from the dairy industry can show off their skills this month, with agricultural machinery dealer O’Connors offering over $2000 worth of prizes in a competition...
Farmers from the NSW Hunter region have called on the state government to give them a freight subsidy instead of spending money on a new skate park in Newcastle and stadiums in Sydney.
15 Jun 18 Farmers from the NSW Hunter region have called on the state government to give them a freight subsidy instead of spending money on a new skate park in Newcastle and stadiums in Sydney.
VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding milk processors shape up on opening price announcements, calling for messaging that is transparent and reflective of the market.
14 Jun 18 VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding milk processors shape up on opening price announcements, calling for messaging that is transparent and reflective of the market.
The head of Jersey Australia has welcomed what he says is a bold initiative by Gippsland processor Burra Foods to give greater recognition to the fat content of milk it receives.
13 Jun 18 The head of Jersey Australia has welcomed what he says is a bold initiative by Gippsland processor Burra Foods to give greater recognition to the fat content of milk it receives.
Queensland dairyfarmer Brendan Hayden is caught in a perfect storm as drought takes hold across much of Australia.
11 Jun 18 Queensland dairyfarmer Brendan Hayden is caught in a perfect storm as drought takes hold across much of Australia.
Overseas bidders are in the race to buy the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory in Victoria’s Western District.
08 Jun 18 Overseas bidders are in the race to buy the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory in Victoria’s Western District.
The Chinese company that bought Australia's biggest dairy farm in 2016 breached loan conditions last year, leaving it at the mercy of its bankers and raising further doubts over commitments made to win foreign investment approval.
08 Jun 18 The Chinese company that bought Australia's biggest dairy farm in 2016 breached loan conditions last year, leaving it at the mercy of its bankers and raising further doubts over...
​Work on a dairy commodity price index promised by the federal government is well underway with it set to be released mid-year.
08 Jun 18 ​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...
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Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
30 May 18 Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest...
Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP).
29 May 18 Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding...
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
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Why does Adam insist on doing the biding of the processors? That is their line and he has
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The dairy industry is unnatural, unhealthy and extremely cruel.
Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
01 Jun 18 Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
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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...