Milk production down 6.9% for year

Australian milk production fell 6.9 per cent in 2016-17, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
Australian milk production fell 6.9 per cent in 2016-17, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
Fonterra's Chinese investment partner Beingmate has forecast a hefty loss of $70 million for the first six months of the year and announced a sell-off of dairy farm assets.
04 Aug 17 Fonterra's Chinese investment partner Beingmate has forecast a hefty loss of $70 million for the first six months of the year and announced a sell-off of dairy farm assets.
Dairy Australia has announced nominees to stand for election to its board as non-executive directors at the annual general meeting in November.
03 Aug 17 Dairy Australia has announced nominees to stand for election to its board as non-executive directors at the annual general meeting in November.
Even before Lu Xianfeng completed the $280 million purchase of Australia's largest dairy farm in April 2016, the Chinese billionaire was looking to sell.
03 Aug 17 Even before Lu Xianfeng completed the $280 million purchase of Australia's largest dairy farm in April 2016, the Chinese billionaire was looking to sell.
A group of at least seven overseas workers claim they have been paid below minimum wages while employed at a South Western Victorian dairy farm.
02 Aug 17 A group of at least seven overseas workers claim they have been paid below minimum wages while employed at a South Western Victorian dairy farm.
Butter prices took the biggest hit in the Global Dairy Trade auction last night with a 4.9 per cent drop.
02 Aug 17 Butter prices took the biggest hit in the Global Dairy Trade auction last night with a 4.9 per cent drop.
Renae Bice spent her childhood learning how a dairy farm works, now she wants to find out how the wider industry operates.
02 Aug 17 Renae Bice spent her childhood learning how a dairy farm works, now she wants to find out how the wider industry operates.
Gary Helou was far from happy. Late in the summer of 2016, the then chief executive of Murray Goulburn, the nation's biggest dairy foods company, had dispatched senior staff to China as part of a push to sell more infant formula.
31 Jul 17  1 Gary Helou was far from happy. Late in the summer of 2016, the then chief executive of Murray Goulburn, the nation's biggest dairy foods company, had dispatched senior staff to China as...
Fonterra Australia managing director René Dedoncker expects “tense” conversations with farm suppliers to continue, as he tries to rebuild trust in the global dairy giant.
28 Jul 17  1 Fonterra Australia managing director René Dedoncker expects “tense” conversations with farm suppliers to continue, as he tries to rebuild trust in the global dairy giant.
Fonterra Australia has stepped up its farmgate milk price to $5.50 a kilogram milk solids.
28 Jul 17 Fonterra Australia has stepped up its farmgate milk price to $5.50 a kilogram milk solids.
Murray Goulburn (MG) supplier Craig Dettling of Macarthur Craig Dettling is asking fellow Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers to take a long-term view rather than join the rush away from the dairy co-operative.
27 Jul 17 Murray Goulburn (MG) supplier Craig Dettling of Macarthur Craig Dettling is asking fellow Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers to take a long-term view rather than join the rush away from the...
Toby, Lyn and Nick Leppin believe that precise planning at the beginning of last season was a key factor in the success of their business. Here they discuss their farm business approach.
26 Jul 17 Toby, Lyn and Nick Leppin believe that precise planning at the beginning of last season was a key factor in the success of their business. Here they discuss their farm business approach.
The Western Australian town of Cowaramup likes to capitalise on its strong dairying history and the `cow’ in its name.
26 Jul 17 The Western Australian town of Cowaramup likes to capitalise on its strong dairying history and the `cow’ in its name.
Ringarooma, a rural community in north-east Tasmania has been named the 2017 Legendairy Capital of Tasmania.
24 Jul 17 Ringarooma, a rural community in north-east Tasmania has been named the 2017 Legendairy Capital of Tasmania.
Murray Goulburn expects to lose 200 million litres of milk this season as a result of suppliers switching to other processors.
24 Jul 17 Murray Goulburn expects to lose 200 million litres of milk this season as a result of suppliers switching to other processors.
Milk companies are scrambling to fill a hole in the market created by the imminent closure of Murray Goulburn's Kiewa, Vic, factory.
21 Jul 17 Milk companies are scrambling to fill a hole in the market created by the imminent closure of Murray Goulburn's Kiewa, Vic, factory.
What fifth-generation dairyfarmer Jason Smith wants is something most people take for granted – to be able to marry the person he loves.
20 Jul 17 What fifth-generation dairyfarmer Jason Smith wants is something most people take for granted – to be able to marry the person he loves.
Cohuna’s link with dairyfarming has always been a two-way street.
19 Jul 17 Cohuna’s link with dairyfarming has always been a two-way street.
Jersey dairy cows could come back into fashion to satisfy the growing demand for butter, according to the New Zealand Federated Farmers.
19 Jul 17 Jersey dairy cows could come back into fashion to satisfy the growing demand for butter, according to the New Zealand Federated Farmers.
Dairy farmers need to commit to tougher safety standards on farm. Keeping ourselves, our families, and our staff safe is the number one priority.
18 Jul 17 Dairy farmers need to commit to tougher safety standards on farm. Keeping ourselves, our families, and our staff safe is the number one priority.
The deputy chairman of the Australian Dairy Industry Council, Grant Crothers, has defended his company’s decision to offer suppliers a three-year supply contract.
14 Jul 17 The deputy chairman of the Australian Dairy Industry Council, Grant Crothers, has defended his company’s decision to offer suppliers a three-year supply contract.
Northern Victorian irrigators are expressing increasing concern the troubled Connections project will run out of money before it’s fully finished.
14 Jul 17 Northern Victorian irrigators are expressing increasing concern the troubled Connections project will run out of money before it’s fully finished.
Saputo chief executive Lino Saputo Jnr says the Canadian-based dairy giant is “hungry for other assets.”
13 Jul 17 Saputo chief executive Lino Saputo Jnr says the Canadian-based dairy giant is “hungry for other assets.”
Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s has defended due diligence on the acquisition of the Camperdown Powder’s Braeside factory, which has had its export licence suspended by Chinese authorities.
13 Jul 17 Infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s has defended due diligence on the acquisition of the Camperdown Powder’s Braeside factory, which has had its export licence suspended by Chinese...
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