Butter hike hits bakeries

Bakeries in one Victorian town are seeing rising butter prices hit their margins.
Bakeries in one Victorian town are seeing rising butter prices hit their margins.
The deadline for the report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into the dairy industry has been extended to April 30 next year.
04 Oct 17 The deadline for the report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission into the dairy industry has been extended to April 30 next year.
Predictions about a volatile commodity like milk are tough to make, milk futures specialist Nigel Brunel says, as overall prices at the latest global dairy auction (GDT) overnight dropped by 2.4 per cent, ending a run of two straight increases.
04 Oct 17 Predictions about a volatile commodity like milk are tough to make, milk futures specialist Nigel Brunel says, as overall prices at the latest global dairy auction (GDT) overnight...
Enthusiastic young innovator, Nicole Ong, has completed 12 months of the Food Value Chain Innovators: Emerging Leaders Program.
04 Oct 17 Enthusiastic young innovator, Nicole Ong, has completed 12 months of the Food Value Chain Innovators: Emerging Leaders Program.
Infant formula company a2 Milk has been given the go ahead to keep selling its products in China, the first Australian brand to be registered after Beijing announced a crackdown last year.
03 Oct 17 Infant formula company a2 Milk has been given the go ahead to keep selling its products in China, the first Australian brand to be registered after Beijing announced a crackdown last year.
A new world milk price cycle is tipped to start early next year - with a downward trend, according to a leading world dairy market forecasting organisation.
03 Oct 17 A new world milk price cycle is tipped to start early next year - with a downward trend, according to a leading world dairy market forecasting organisation.
The area of farmland under partial or full Chinese ownership has dramatically increased in the past year as the level of American and British interests has fallen.
02 Oct 17 The area of farmland under partial or full Chinese ownership has dramatically increased in the past year as the level of American and British interests has fallen.
Dairy farmers and manufacturers are constantly under pressure from rising energy costs.
02 Oct 17 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.
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Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully prepare and follow a plan to obtain the most value from these crops.16 Oct 17 Sorghum and maize can each play a part in providing home-grown feed on dairy farms but farmers need to carefully...
Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the ground surface. 
27 Sep 17 Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales...
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Dear , Our silage films also can reach 55% stretch, would you like to test ? it's also very
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Aus lucerne export to China. how about Aust. dairy farmers? Them don't need any lucerne.Do they?
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The Seralini study showing long term ingestion of GE corn is dangerous to health. This study was
Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and milk vats, must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
20 Sep 17 Dairyfarmers are reminded that chemicals used on farms, including those used to clean and sanitise the plant and...
When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his invention would improve her on-farm productivity and safety.
05 Sep 17 When Victorian dairyfarmer Lauren Finger's father said he had an idea, little did she know how much of an impact his...
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...