Cow prices firm despite dairy slump

Prices paid by farmers for dairy cows have not followed the slump in farmgate milk prices and have held relatively steady compared to previous years, selling agents say.
Prices paid by farmers for dairy cows have not followed the slump in farmgate milk prices and have held relatively steady compared to previous years, selling agents say.
A young woman who has taken a leadership role in the Western Australian dairy industry won inaugural Agriculture Award at the WA Young Achiever Awards.
16 May 17 A young woman who has taken a leadership role in the Western Australian dairy industry won inaugural Agriculture Award at the WA Young Achiever Awards.
Australian Dairy Farmers has questioned Fonterra's and Murray Goulburn's decisions to not reimburse farmers who no longer supply them for last year's clawbacks.
15 May 17  2 Australian Dairy Farmers has questioned Fonterra's and Murray Goulburn's decisions to not reimburse farmers who no longer supply them for last year's clawbacks.
Bonlac Supply Company (BSC) chairman Tony Marwood has defended Fonterra’s decision not to compensate dairyfarmer suppliers who paid clawback payments last year but have since switched to other processors.
15 May 17 Bonlac Supply Company (BSC) chairman Tony Marwood has defended Fonterra’s decision not to compensate dairyfarmer suppliers who paid clawback payments last year but have since switched to...
Victorian dairyfarmers have demanded a review of the impact of feed in electricity tariffs, and the maintenance of existing arrangements, to avoid financial detriment to those producing electricity from solar systems.
12 May 17 Victorian dairyfarmers have demanded a review of the impact of feed in electricity tariffs, and the maintenance of existing arrangements, to avoid financial detriment to those producing...
Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh has defended the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) decision not to pursue Fonterra over last year’s step-down, in the same way it did with Murray Goulburn (MG).
12 May 17 Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh has defended the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) decision not to pursue Fonterra over last year’s step-down, in the same way...
One of the great aspects of Cows Create Careers is that it appeals to the dairy community, not just students.
12 May 17 One of the great aspects of Cows Create Careers is that it appeals to the dairy community, not just students.
Dairyfarmers have cast serious doubts on the deal offered by Fonterra, saying it has the potential to further divide the industry.
11 May 17  1 Dairyfarmers have cast serious doubts on the deal offered by Fonterra, saying it has the potential to further divide the industry.
The report from the Senate inquiry into the Australian dairy industry has been delayed again.
11 May 17 The report from the Senate inquiry into the Australian dairy industry has been delayed again.
Fonterra Australia has announced a forecast closing farmgate price of $5.70 to $6.10 a kilogram/milk solids (kg/MS) for the 2017/18 season.
10 May 17 Fonterra Australia has announced a forecast closing farmgate price of $5.70 to $6.10 a kilogram/milk solids (kg/MS) for the 2017/18 season.
Fonterra is expected to announce its response to Murray Goulburn’s (MG) decision to reverse its milk supply support package (MSSP) tomorrow.
10 May 17 Fonterra is expected to announce its response to Murray Goulburn’s (MG) decision to reverse its milk supply support package (MSSP) tomorrow.
NSW-based Norco Co-operative has extended its contract to supply Coles’ discount-priced house brand milk in northern NSW and Queensland until 2023.
09 May 17 NSW-based Norco Co-operative has extended its contract to supply Coles’ discount-priced house brand milk in northern NSW and Queensland until 2023.
Dairy has a strong future in the North East despite this week’s Tangambalanga factory closure announcement, says the region’s leading industry advocate.
09 May 17 Dairy has a strong future in the North East despite this week’s Tangambalanga factory closure announcement, says the region’s leading industry advocate.
More evidence is emerging of the damage that changes to the 457 skilled migrant visa scheme will do with confirmation hundreds of dairies will be affected by the overhaul.
08 May 17 More evidence is emerging of the damage that changes to the 457 skilled migrant visa scheme will do with confirmation hundreds of dairies will be affected by the overhaul.
I am going to take a slightly lateral approach to describing the issues affecting the dairy industry to hopefully bring about a more long-term solution to better understand the underlying problem with which farmers and manufacturers are dealing.
08 May 17 I am going to take a slightly lateral approach to describing the issues affecting the dairy industry to hopefully bring about a more long-term solution to better understand the...
South Australian dairyfarmer David Basham has been selected as the Liberal candidate for the electorate of Finniss in the March state election.
04 May 17 South Australian dairyfarmer David Basham has been selected as the Liberal candidate for the electorate of Finniss in the March state election.
HARVEY Fresh owner Parmalat Australia has told Western Australian dairyfarmer suppliers it wants 70 per cent of them to agree to new proposals for its contracted fresh milk supply base.
04 May 17 HARVEY Fresh owner Parmalat Australia has told Western Australian dairyfarmer suppliers it wants 70 per cent of them to agree to new proposals for its contracted fresh milk supply base.
My name is Montanna. I'm 15, from Tasmania and am part of Australia's dairy industry.
04 May 17 My name is Montanna. I'm 15, from Tasmania and am part of Australia's dairy industry.
A guaranteed minimum milk price is part of the package the Midfield Group is offering dairyfarmers to supply the new $80 million Penola, South Australia, milk plant that is scheduled to open in July.
03 May 17 A guaranteed minimum milk price is part of the package the Midfield Group is offering dairyfarmers to supply the new $80 million Penola, South Australia, milk plant that is scheduled to...
Prices lifted by 3.6 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, slightly against expectations.
03 May 17 Prices lifted by 3.6 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, slightly against expectations.
Circular Head Council is keen to engage with any investors interested in buying the dairy processing facility at Edith Creek, Tasmania.
03 May 17 Circular Head Council is keen to engage with any investors interested in buying the dairy processing facility at Edith Creek, Tasmania.
Rochester, Vic, Edith Creek, Tas, and Kiewa, Vic, communities are in shock following the decision by Murray Goulburn to close its factories in those towns.
03 May 17 Rochester, Vic, Edith Creek, Tas, and Kiewa, Vic, communities are in shock following the decision by Murray Goulburn to close its factories in those towns.
FOR decades Kiewa Country milk cartons have graced store shelves, but Murray Goulburn will not guarantee the brand will continue.
03 May 17 FOR decades Kiewa Country milk cartons have graced store shelves, but Murray Goulburn will not guarantee the brand will continue.
Rochester, Vic, organisations have vowed to help the Rochester community in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement that the Murray Goulburn dairy-processing plant would close.
03 May 17 Rochester, Vic, organisations have vowed to help the Rochester community in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement that the Murray Goulburn dairy-processing plant would close.
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Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many dairyfarmers are not using pasture measurement equipment.17 Feb 18 Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many...
ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten years and have a clear vision on how they produce, plus manage, their forage feeding systems. 
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Just wondering if it is true that you will be discontinuing the Devondale long life cream
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The disconnect here is that Farmers believe they are selling a Value Added Product (and, that is
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Read the building regulations, there has been changes for farm buildings. None of this is
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