What rising energy costs mean for dairy

Dairy farmers and manufacturers are constantly under pressure from rising energy costs.
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.
The inaugural WestVic Dairy Innovation Day on Wednesday, September 27 will showcase the latest innovations in the dairy industry along with hands-on workshops on how to implement innovations on-farm.
23 Sep 17 The inaugural WestVic Dairy Innovation Day on Wednesday, September 27 will showcase the latest innovations in the dairy industry along with hands-on workshops on how to implement...
Students at 14 schools across the central Victoria are learning how important the dairy industry is for regional communities through a new education program.
22 Sep 17 Students at 14 schools across the central Victoria are learning how important the dairy industry is for regional communities through a new education program.
IN the highly emotive landscape of Genetically Modified crops, proponents of the much-maligned technology and users like farmers or others with legitimate commercial interests are often portrayed as the evil villains conspiring to inflict some wicked form of gradual poisonous demise on the planet, while rubbing their hands with glee.
22 Sep 17  2 IN the highly emotive landscape of Genetically Modified crops, proponents of the much-maligned technology and users like farmers or others with legitimate commercial interests are often...
Murray Goulburn has moved to hose down media speculation it has been offered $1.20 per unit for units in the MG Unit Trust.
21 Sep 17 Murray Goulburn has moved to hose down media speculation it has been offered $1.20 per unit for units in the MG Unit Trust.
As a dairy farmer, what will you do today to meet consumers' demands and maintain the Australian dairy industry's access to high-value markets?
20 Sep 17 As a dairy farmer, what will you do today to meet consumers' demands and maintain the Australian dairy industry's access to high-value markets?
Dairy prices rose 0.9 per cent at the latest global dairy auction (GDT) to reach an average of US$3368 (NZ$4602) per tonne, with butter prices setting a fresh record high – the eighth this year.
20 Sep 17 Dairy prices rose 0.9 per cent at the latest global dairy auction (GDT) to reach an average of US$3368 (NZ$4602) per tonne, with butter prices setting a fresh record high – the eighth...
The southern Australian dairy industry is in the midst of a ‘supply chain revolution’, with unprecedented change to the way milk is procured, priced and processed, according to a just-released industry report.
18 Sep 17 The southern Australian dairy industry is in the midst of a ‘supply chain revolution’, with unprecedented change to the way milk is procured, priced and processed, according to a...
TWO dairy farms in the Queensland Scenic Rim region have closed in the past few weeks as consumers return to buying cheap milk decimating the dairy industry.
18 Sep 17 TWO dairy farms in the Queensland Scenic Rim region have closed in the past few weeks as consumers return to buying cheap milk decimating the dairy industry.
A BLOCKED drainage channel is causing havoc for landowners at Allansford in south-western Victoria.
18 Sep 17 A BLOCKED drainage channel is causing havoc for landowners at Allansford in south-western Victoria.
It's a compromise that dairyfarmers make on a daily basis - utilise natural resources for production today or conserve them for future generations.
15 Sep 17 It's a compromise that dairyfarmers make on a daily basis - utilise natural resources for production today or conserve them for future generations.
A flurry of Murray Goulburn emails on milk prices is being aired in court.
13 Sep 17 A flurry of Murray Goulburn emails on milk prices is being aired in court.
Leading dairy analysts have urged caution in comparing Australian prices to those in New Zealand and Europe.
11 Sep 17  1 Leading dairy analysts have urged caution in comparing Australian prices to those in New Zealand and Europe.
Farmers in eastern Victoria have raised concerns about plans to introduce permits for stock movements, saying would result in unnecessary red tape and was  a “revenue grab.”
11 Sep 17 Farmers in eastern Victoria have raised concerns about plans to introduce permits for stock movements, saying would result in unnecessary red tape and was a “revenue grab.”
The Legislative Council inquiry investigating branding Tasmania’s dairy industry plans to present its findings in the spring session of state parliament.
11 Sep 17 The Legislative Council inquiry investigating branding Tasmania’s dairy industry plans to present its findings in the spring session of state parliament.
This northern Victorian dairyfarming family has persevered despite some tough challenges in the past decade.
07 Sep 17 This northern Victorian dairyfarming family has persevered despite some tough challenges in the past decade.
Australian milk production has bounced back, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
07 Sep 17 Australian milk production has bounced back, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
A SUITE of grazing properties in far western Victoria and eastern SA owned by collapsed dairy business Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) has been sold for a reported $13 million.
06 Sep 17 A SUITE of grazing properties in far western Victoria and eastern SA owned by collapsed dairy business Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) has been sold for a reported $13 million.
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Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and operated by Stephen and Brooke Brown, just a few kilometres out of Gunbower, Vic.
04 Jul 18 Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and...
Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.29 Jun 18 Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.
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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
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Why does Adam insist on doing the biding of the processors? That is their line and he has
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.
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.
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...