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RURAL and regional businesses have welcomed a 56-point plan released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to wind back costly retail and energy network regimes, which have caused power prices to skyrocket in the past decade.
RURAL and regional businesses have welcomed a 56-point plan released by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission to wind back costly retail and energy network regimes, which have caused power prices to skyrocket in the past decade.
BANNISTER Downs Dairy’s innovative Creamery, a commercial robotic dairy and milk processing plant doubling as a tourist facility soon to open near Northcliffe, is already winning awards.
06 Aug 18 BANNISTER Downs Dairy’s innovative Creamery, a commercial robotic dairy and milk processing plant doubling as a tourist facility soon to open near Northcliffe, is already winning awards.
A stronger dairy industry Code of Practice would include a formal dispute resolution mechanism and penalties' procedure to solve conflicts between farmers and processors, according to Australia’s peak dairy farmer group.
01 Aug 18 A stronger dairy industry Code of Practice would include a formal dispute resolution mechanism and penalties' procedure to solve conflicts between farmers and processors, according to...
The grass on Jason Maloney’s dairy farm might look green, but it isn’t growing.
30 Jul 18 The grass on Jason Maloney’s dairy farm might look green, but it isn’t growing.
Farmgate milk prices will not be the only way that Fonterra competes for farmers’ milk supply, Fonterra Australia managing director Rene Dedonker says.
26 Jul 18 Farmgate milk prices will not be the only way that Fonterra competes for farmers’ milk supply, Fonterra Australia managing director Rene Dedonker says.
Major dairy industry players such as Bega and Saputo have joined forces with Monash University to utilise new drying technologies to extend the life and improve the quality of powdered dairy products.
26 Jul 18 Major dairy industry players such as Bega and Saputo have joined forces with Monash University to utilise new drying technologies to extend the life and improve the quality of powdered...
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition intensifies doubts about long-standing recommendations to avoid full-fat dairy products for a healthy heart.
25 Jul 18 A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition intensifies doubts about long-standing recommendations to avoid full-fat dairy products for a healthy heart.
Australia’s biggest dairy processor says a mandatory code of conduct for the industry should be managed by dairy industry bodies and the supplier community but is concerned about the cost impact on business operations.
23 Jul 18 Australia’s biggest dairy processor says a mandatory code of conduct for the industry should be managed by dairy industry bodies and the supplier community but is concerned about the...
Tributes have flooded in from national and local dairy industry leaders for John Harlock who died on Monday.
19 Jul 18 Tributes have flooded in from national and local dairy industry leaders for John Harlock who died on Monday.
A major New Zealand manufacturer, packer and exporter of dairy and nutrition blended products, Keytone Dairy Corporation, has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
19 Jul 18 A major New Zealand manufacturer, packer and exporter of dairy and nutrition blended products, Keytone Dairy Corporation, has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Bega Cheese confirmed on Wednesday it will be the new owner of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory.
18 Jul 18 Bega Cheese confirmed on Wednesday it will be the new owner of the former Murray Goulburn Koroit factory.
The head of one of Australia’s biggest dairy processors has given qualified support to a mandatory dairy code.
16 Jul 18 The head of one of Australia’s biggest dairy processors has given qualified support to a mandatory dairy code.
Controlling mastitis using Dairy Australia's Cups On Cups Off (COCO) principles around has paid dividends for Gippsland dairyfarmer Matt Coleman.
16 Jul 18 Controlling mastitis using Dairy Australia's Cups On Cups Off (COCO) principles around has paid dividends for Gippsland dairyfarmer Matt Coleman.
The head of Canadian dairy giant Saputo has defended the company’s opening milk price – described by one dairyfarmer as ‘dismal’.
13 Jul 18 The head of Canadian dairy giant Saputo has defended the company’s opening milk price – described by one dairyfarmer as ‘dismal’.
A fall of five per cent in the latest Global Dairy Trade index – the largest in 15 months – was not entirely unexpected, according to market analysts.
12 Jul 18 A fall of five per cent in the latest Global Dairy Trade index – the largest in 15 months – was not entirely unexpected, according to market analysts.
Dairyfarmers say the Federal Government’s new Milk Price Index is a good start, but processor’s costs need to be included in the new market information tool.
11 Jul 18 Dairyfarmers say the Federal Government’s new Milk Price Index is a good start, but processor’s costs need to be included in the new market information tool.
Consumers will be the eventual losers if supermarkets stick with their $1-a-litre milk price, says outgoing NSW Farmers president Derek Schoen.
10 Jul 18 Consumers will be the eventual losers if supermarkets stick with their $1-a-litre milk price, says outgoing NSW Farmers president Derek Schoen.
DAIRY farmers should be better able to understand and interpret commodity market price signals following the launch of the new Milk Price Index.
09 Jul 18  1 DAIRY farmers should be better able to understand and interpret commodity market price signals following the launch of the new Milk Price Index.
Harvey Norman's disastrous foray into dairy farming is coming to an end with agency Elders appointed to sell the entire Coomboona dairies operation in Victoria.
09 Jul 18 Harvey Norman's disastrous foray into dairy farming is coming to an end with agency Elders appointed to sell the entire Coomboona dairies operation in Victoria.
THE tiny parasite that costs the northern cattle business almost $100 million a year in lost production is headed south, aided by climate change.
09 Jul 18 THE tiny parasite that costs the northern cattle business almost $100 million a year in lost production is headed south, aided by climate change.
The ASB says trade tensions between the United States and China are behind the plunge in prices at the latest global dairy auction.
04 Jul 18 The ASB says trade tensions between the United States and China are behind the plunge in prices at the latest global dairy auction.
The Saputo-owned Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has altered the terms of its milk supply agreements with farmers after the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) found them “potentially unfair.”
02 Jul 18 The Saputo-owned Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) has altered the terms of its milk supply agreements with farmers after the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC)...
Leading dairy industry bodies say the reported sale of Murray Goulburn’s Koroit factory to Bega Cheese would be good for south-west Victorian dairy farmers.
02 Jul 18 Leading dairy industry bodies say the reported sale of Murray Goulburn’s Koroit factory to Bega Cheese would be good for south-west Victorian dairy farmers.
Terang, Victoria, farmer Paul Moloney is showing his faith in the dairy industry by giving the former DemoDairy site at Terang a new lease of life as a stand-alone dairy farm.
02 Jul 18 Terang, Victoria, farmer Paul Moloney is showing his faith in the dairy industry by giving the former DemoDairy site at Terang a new lease of life as a stand-alone dairy farm.
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Olivia - what you fail to consider is that animals fed the crops you speak of aren't evolved to
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If that’s what they think the milk volume drop will be they are in for one hell of a shock. 200
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A well planned vegan diet is certainly not nutrient deficient. But aside from that, the entire
Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to make smarter use of energy to reduce power bills.
13 Nov 18 Amidst rising farm costs, Dairy Australia has developed a range of energy information resources to assist farmers to...
Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the ability to keep precise records is what keeps him in a job.12 Nov 18 Accurate and up-to-date paperwork is crucial for all dairy farmers. But as a farm manager, Allen Hook says the...
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...