Fonterra price play questioned

Fonterra suppliers have openly questioned the company’s forecasts and plans to entice farmers back to the company, after last year’s retrospective cut in farm gate milk prices.
Fonterra suppliers have openly questioned the company’s forecasts and plans to entice farmers back to the company, after last year’s retrospective cut in farm gate milk prices.
The alluvial flats at Cowra, NSW, make it great farming land in anyone's book, even marking one Cowra farm as an exemplar of the dairy industry.
26 May 17 The alluvial flats at Cowra, NSW, make it great farming land in anyone's book, even marking one Cowra farm as an exemplar of the dairy industry.
Australian milk production continues to plummet with national April production 6.3 per cent lower than April 2016.
25 May 17 Australian milk production continues to plummet with national April production 6.3 per cent lower than April 2016.
Crossley, Vic, dairyfarmers Karinjeet Singh-Mahil and Brian Schuler drove a tractor into Warrnambool, Vic, on Monday to protest outside the first of Fonterra’s supplier meetings.
24 May 17 Crossley, Vic, dairyfarmers Karinjeet Singh-Mahil and Brian Schuler drove a tractor into Warrnambool, Vic, on Monday to protest outside the first of Fonterra’s supplier meetings.
Running a successful dairy farm in the future appears to be more about what’s beyond the milk vat.
24 May 17 Running a successful dairy farm in the future appears to be more about what’s beyond the milk vat.
Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh has acknowledged deregulation of the dairy industry, in 2000, appears to have caused farmers greater risk and disadvantage.
23 May 17 Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh has acknowledged deregulation of the dairy industry, in 2000, appears to have caused farmers greater risk and disadvantage.
A young Tasmanian woman who wants to work as a vet in the dairy industry has been awarded a Horizon Scholarship.
22 May 17 A young Tasmanian woman who wants to work as a vet in the dairy industry has been awarded a Horizon Scholarship.
Retailer Harvey Norman's investment in a 2000-hectare dairy farming business in Victoria has come at a $793,000 loss in the first year of operation, but founder Gerry Harvey has a positive outlook and says the loss is smaller than he expected in the first year.
22 May 17 Retailer Harvey Norman's investment in a 2000-hectare dairy farming business in Victoria has come at a $793,000 loss in the first year of operation, but founder Gerry Harvey has a...
Investment intentions in the dairy sector have rebounded, according to the new research from the Commonwealth Bank.
20 May 17 Investment intentions in the dairy sector have rebounded, according to the new research from the Commonwealth Bank.
Transparent and simple contracts were the first aim of the new dairy Code of Conduct, according to Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) interim chief executive John McQueen.
19 May 17 Transparent and simple contracts were the first aim of the new dairy Code of Conduct, according to Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) interim chief executive John McQueen.
SUPERMARKET-driven $1/litre milk is the root cause of the problem, but Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation vice-president Ross McInnes says it is just one of a number of challenges facing Queensland producers.
18 May 17 SUPERMARKET-driven $1/litre milk is the root cause of the problem, but Queensland Dairyfarmers' Organisation vice-president Ross McInnes says it is just one of a number of challenges...
Macarthur, Vic, dairy farmers Peter and Fiona Musson have won the 2017 Farm Business Manager Award at the 2017 Great South West Dairy Awards.
18 May 17 Macarthur, Vic, dairy farmers Peter and Fiona Musson have won the 2017 Farm Business Manager Award at the 2017 Great South West Dairy Awards.
Parmalat Australia, which owns the big-selling milk brand Pauls, Vaalia yoghurt and Oak flavoured milk, produced a 9 per cent rise in annual revenues to $1.8 billion in 2016 in a fiercely competitive sector where large rival Murray Goulburn has been in turmoil.
18 May 17 Parmalat Australia, which owns the big-selling milk brand Pauls, Vaalia yoghurt and Oak flavoured milk, produced a 9 per cent rise in annual revenues to $1.8 billion in 2016 in a...
Prices rose for the fifth consecutive time on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
17 May 17 Prices rose for the fifth consecutive time on the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
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.
16 May 17 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.
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Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
30 May 18 Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest...
Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP).
29 May 18 Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding...
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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
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The dairy industry is unnatural, unhealthy and extremely cruel.
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.
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