Dairy production headed to 20-year low

Australia's dairy production is headed for 20-year lows as the slump in milk prices has prompted farmers to either quit the industry or slash output by cutting the size of their herds.
Australia's dairy production is headed for 20-year lows as the slump in milk prices has prompted farmers to either quit the industry or slash output by cutting the size of their herds.
Fonterra has spent $20 million on new technology that allows infant formula customers to track product contents and ensure they are buying from a trusted retailer after a counterfeiting scandal rocked its Chinese joint-venture partner Beingmate Baby & Child in 2016.
10 Apr 17 Fonterra has spent $20 million on new technology that allows infant formula customers to track product contents and ensure they are buying from a trusted retailer after a counterfeiting...
Farmers in the Rochester and Loddon Valley irrigation districts claim the failure of automated watering equipment is playing havoc with their winter planting plans.
07 Apr 17 Farmers in the Rochester and Loddon Valley irrigation districts claim the failure of automated watering equipment is playing havoc with their winter planting plans.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has announced a further step up in its average farmgate milk price for the 2016-17 season to $5.25 a kilogram of milk solids.
06 Apr 17 Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has announced a further step up in its average farmgate milk price for the 2016-17 season to $5.25 a kilogram of milk solids.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) was about to turn its attention to the milk processor sector and supermarkets, according to dairy inquiry head Mick Keogh.
06 Apr 17 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) was about to turn its attention to the milk processor sector and supermarkets, according to dairy inquiry head Mick Keogh.
AUSTRALIAN farmers are big winners from tariff cuts delivered under the ground-breaking Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).
06 Apr 17 AUSTRALIAN farmers are big winners from tariff cuts delivered under the ground-breaking Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).
Solid Chinese and south-east Asian demand and a wide range of buyers underpinned a 1.6 per cent rise in the GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night.
05 Apr 17 Solid Chinese and south-east Asian demand and a wide range of buyers underpinned a 1.6 per cent rise in the GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night.
People across Australia’s eight dairy regions have less than one week to submit their nominations to go into the running to be Australia’s Legendairy Capital of 2017, with nominations closing 5pm Monday, April 10.​
03 Apr 17 People across Australia’s eight dairy regions have less than one week to submit their nominations to go into the running to be Australia’s Legendairy Capital of 2017, with nominations...
The 10th annual Tasmanian Dairy Conference finished with farmers confident their sector was on the way back up after last year.
31 Mar 17 The 10th annual Tasmanian Dairy Conference finished with farmers confident their sector was on the way back up after last year.
The Dairy Advocacy Review Team (DART) has begun work to improve the engagement between dairy farmers and their representative bodies.
31 Mar 17 The Dairy Advocacy Review Team (DART) has begun work to improve the engagement between dairy farmers and their representative bodies.
New CEO of Moonlake Investments, Evan Rolley, sees big opportunities for North-West dairy farmers as part of VDL Farms’ investment in Tasmanian-branded products.
30 Mar 17 New CEO of Moonlake Investments, Evan Rolley, sees big opportunities for North-West dairy farmers as part of VDL Farms’ investment in Tasmanian-branded products.
Much-improved dairy market prospects in Asia come with a warning about more competition and rising price volatility ahead for Australian exports.
29 Mar 17 Much-improved dairy market prospects in Asia come with a warning about more competition and rising price volatility ahead for Australian exports.
Norco is one of Australia’s last remaining dairy co-operatives and last week its locally produced Norco Fresh Milk took out the 2017 Canstar Blue award for most satisfied customers.
28 Mar 17 Norco is one of Australia’s last remaining dairy co-operatives and last week its locally produced Norco Fresh Milk took out the 2017 Canstar Blue award for most satisfied customers.
The National Famers Federation and all sides of politics have embraced the Alpine Valleys Dairy Pathway Project as a success story that had broad benefits across other agriculture sectors.
27 Mar 17 The National Famers Federation and all sides of politics have embraced the Alpine Valleys Dairy Pathway Project as a success story that had broad benefits across other agriculture sectors.
The world's largest dairy exporter, Fonterra Co-operative, will seek strategic alliances rather than pursue growth via acquisition, confirming it is not interested in buying its customer, troubled infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia.
24 Mar 17 The world's largest dairy exporter, Fonterra Co-operative, will seek strategic alliances rather than pursue growth via acquisition, confirming it is not interested in buying its...
Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) David Jochinke has said he was pleased there would now be a wide-ranging socio-economic assessment of the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s southern region.
23 Mar 17 Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) David Jochinke has said he was pleased there would now be a wide-ranging socio-economic assessment of the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s southern region.
FURIOUS milk producers across the country have called on consumers to boycott Parmalat products in the wake of the French-owned dairy company’s attack on its northern suppliers.
23 Mar 17 FURIOUS milk producers across the country have called on consumers to boycott Parmalat products in the wake of the French-owned dairy company’s attack on its northern suppliers.
New Zealand's largest company Fonterra has posted a net profit of $418 million for the six months to January 31, up 2 per cent on last year.
22 Mar 17 New Zealand's largest company Fonterra has posted a net profit of $418 million for the six months to January 31, up 2 per cent on last year.
Dairyfarmers will have woken up to a pleasant surprise as world dairy prices rose slightly at the GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night after two consecutive drops.
22 Mar 17 Dairyfarmers will have woken up to a pleasant surprise as world dairy prices rose slightly at the GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night after two consecutive drops.
Fonterra has confirmed it will be seeking “sizeable” quantities of milk, from northern Victoria, following claims its representatives were approaching regional dairy farmers to sign them up.
20 Mar 17 Fonterra has confirmed it will be seeking “sizeable” quantities of milk, from northern Victoria, following claims its representatives were approaching regional dairy farmers to sign them...
The cycle between high and low global dairy prices has got quicker in recent years and dairy farmers need to set up their businesses to manage it, Dairy Australia (DA) farmer director Jeff Odgers says.
20 Mar 17 The cycle between high and low global dairy prices has got quicker in recent years and dairy farmers need to set up their businesses to manage it, Dairy Australia (DA) farmer director...
The Apps family have expanded their dairy enterprise buying a property beside their South Coast business and building a new 50-cow rotary dairy as part of their plans for a tech-savvy farm.
20 Mar 17 The Apps family have expanded their dairy enterprise buying a property beside their South Coast business and building a new 50-cow rotary dairy as part of their plans for a tech-savvy farm.
Murray Goulburn has appointed a non-supplier director as its chair from next month - the first time in its history.
20 Mar 17 Murray Goulburn has appointed a non-supplier director as its chair from next month - the first time in its history.
THE largest buyer of milk from Queensland farms, French-owned Parmalat Australia, has  delivered a confronting message to dairyfarmers to rid themselves of the “protectionist mindset” and “disinterest in being nationally competitive.”
16 Mar 17 THE largest buyer of milk from Queensland farms, French-owned Parmalat Australia, has delivered a confronting message to dairyfarmers to rid themselves of the “protectionist mindset”...
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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. 
05 Feb 18 ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten...
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Received your email re Crozier Street, V/Harbor. As one of many residents in Rapid Drive,
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The dairy industry has so distressed me and members of my family that my adult daughter is
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Just wondering if it is true that you will be discontinuing the Devondale long life cream
Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.13 Feb 18 Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.
A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour efficient for his farm.
06 Feb 18 A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour...
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...