Pressure mounts on imitation milk labels

Australian manufacturers of beverages made from soybean, almond, rice and other plant-based non-milk sources seem likely to bow to dairy sector pressure and drop the term “milk” from their labels.
Australian manufacturers of beverages made from soybean, almond, rice and other plant-based non-milk sources seem likely to bow to dairy sector pressure and drop the term “milk” from their labels.
About 4000 cattle in New Zealand worth up to $8 million will be slaughtered to halt the spread of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.
19 Oct 17 About 4000 cattle in New Zealand worth up to $8 million will be slaughtered to halt the spread of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis.
Despite Fonterra putting more whole milk powder into the latest global dairy auction, demand failed to match supply as dairy prices fell 1 per cent to an average US$3204.
19 Oct 17 Despite Fonterra putting more whole milk powder into the latest global dairy auction, demand failed to match supply as dairy prices fell 1 per cent to an average US$3204.
FARM authorities have detected signs of exposure to the bluetongue virus (BTV) in dairy heifers at Echuca on the NSW-Victorian border.
16 Oct 17 FARM authorities have detected signs of exposure to the bluetongue virus (BTV) in dairy heifers at Echuca on the NSW-Victorian border.
The Landcorp manager who led the removal of quad bikes from the company's New Zealand dairy farms two years ago says the move has been a success.
13 Oct 17 The Landcorp manager who led the removal of quad bikes from the company's New Zealand dairy farms two years ago says the move has been a success.
A spanking new Sydney factory and solid growth in local and Asian markets have set the scene for a better than expected trading year for long life milk processor and cereal products maker, Freedom Foods Group.
12 Oct 17 A spanking new Sydney factory and solid growth in local and Asian markets have set the scene for a better than expected trading year for long life milk processor and cereal products...
Sixty tanker operator roles at Murray Goulburn’s (MG) Koroit, Leongatha, Maffra and Rochester plants in Victoria will be made redundant as the besieged dairy processor battles to cope with a big decline in its milk intake.
11 Oct 17 Sixty tanker operator roles at Murray Goulburn’s (MG) Koroit, Leongatha, Maffra and Rochester plants in Victoria will be made redundant as the besieged dairy processor battles to cope...
THE dairy industry has entered a phase of “recovery” for most of the southern milk-producing region but there are increasing seasonal and price challenges for northern and domestic-focused regions.
11 Oct 17 THE dairy industry has entered a phase of “recovery” for most of the southern milk-producing region but there are increasing seasonal and price challenges for northern and...
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter stepped up its price on Thursday to an average $5.60 per kilogram milk solids.
09 Oct 17 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter stepped up its price on Thursday to an average $5.60 per kilogram milk solids.
A New Zealand farmer and his company have been fined a combined $NZ58,875 after each admitted two dirty dairying offences in a
06 Oct 17 A New Zealand farmer and his company have been fined a combined $NZ58,875 after each admitted two dirty dairying offences in a "particularly sensitive" environment.
Bakeries in one Victorian town are seeing rising butter prices hit their margins.
06 Oct 17 Bakeries in one Victorian town are seeing rising butter prices hit their margins.
The deadline for the report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into the dairy industry has been extended to April 30 next year.
04 Oct 17 The deadline for the report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into the dairy industry has been extended to April 30 next year.
Predictions about a volatile commodity like milk are tough to make, milk futures specialist Nigel Brunel says, as overall prices at the latest global dairy auction (GDT) overnight dropped by 2.4 per cent, ending a run of two straight increases.
04 Oct 17 Predictions about a volatile commodity like milk are tough to make, milk futures specialist Nigel Brunel says, as overall prices at the latest global dairy auction (GDT) overnight...
Enthusiastic young innovator, Nicole Ong, has completed 12 months of the Food Value Chain Innovators: Emerging Leaders Program.
04 Oct 17 Enthusiastic young innovator, Nicole Ong, has completed 12 months of the Food Value Chain Innovators: Emerging Leaders Program.
Infant formula company a2 Milk has been given the go ahead to keep selling its products in China, the first Australian brand to be registered after Beijing announced a crackdown last year.
03 Oct 17 Infant formula company a2 Milk has been given the go ahead to keep selling its products in China, the first Australian brand to be registered after Beijing announced a crackdown last year.
A new world milk price cycle is tipped to start early next year - with a downward trend, according to a leading world dairy market forecasting organisation.
03 Oct 17 A new world milk price cycle is tipped to start early next year - with a downward trend, according to a leading world dairy market forecasting organisation.
The area of farmland under partial or full Chinese ownership has dramatically increased in the past year as the level of American and British interests has fallen.
02 Oct 17 The area of farmland under partial or full Chinese ownership has dramatically increased in the past year as the level of American and British interests has fallen.
Dairy farmers and manufacturers are constantly under pressure from rising energy costs.
02 Oct 17 Dairy farmers and manufacturers are constantly under pressure from rising energy costs.
Australian Dairy Farmers awarded its inaugural life memberships to former president Pat Rowley and former chief executive officer John McQueen at its 75th-anniversary celebrations in Melbourne on Thursday night.
29 Sep 17 Australian Dairy Farmers awarded its inaugural life memberships to former president Pat Rowley and former chief executive officer John McQueen at its 75th-anniversary celebrations in...
The chairman of Murray Goulburn John Spark has apologised to its suppliers for the challenges it has created for them in the past 18 months.
29 Sep 17 The chairman of Murray Goulburn John Spark has apologised to its suppliers for the challenges it has created for them in the past 18 months.
List of exhibitors at South Gippsland Dairy Expo.
25 Sep 17 List of exhibitors at South Gippsland Dairy Expo.
The Strzelecki Lions Club is holding the South Gippsland Dairy Expo at Korumburra, Vic, on Wednesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 28. The event will open at 9am and close at 3.30pm on both days.
25 Sep 17 The Strzelecki Lions Club is holding the South Gippsland Dairy Expo at Korumburra, Vic, on Wednesday, September 27, and Thursday, September 28. The event will open at 9am and close at...
Sometimes a special story passes across my desk. One that stays with me long after I have edited it, sorted out the photos and assigned it for layout.
25 Sep 17 Sometimes a special story passes across my desk. One that stays with me long after I have edited it, sorted out the photos and assigned it for layout.
Fonterra Australia is planning to grow its milk supply and processing capacity in Australia.
25 Sep 17 Fonterra Australia is planning to grow its milk supply and processing capacity in Australia.
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Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully prepare and follow a plan to obtain the most value from these crops.16 Oct 17 Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully...
Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the ground surface. 
27 Sep 17 Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales...
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Aus lucerne export to China. how about Aust. dairy farmers? Them don't need any lucerne.Do they?
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The Seralini study showing long term ingestion of GE corn is dangerous to health. This study was
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If GM is so wonderful why is the US in the grip of crop destruction caused by GM Dicamba
Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and milk vats, must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
20 Sep 17 Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and...
When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
05 Sep 17 When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his...
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...