World Dairy Day a time to celebrate milk’s contribution

DAIRYING touches the lives of a billion people around the world, with 121 million farms supporting a long tradition of milk production.
DAIRYING touches the lives of a billion people around the world, with 121 million farms supporting a long tradition of milk production.
NEW survey data reveals that only 45 per cent of dairy farmers nationwide are anticipating making a profit this financial year.
31 May 17 NEW survey data reveals that only 45 per cent of dairy farmers nationwide are anticipating making a profit this financial year.
BEGA Cheese’s growth from a single factory farmer co-operative to one of the largest dairy businesses in Australia has been built on the ability to remain relevant and to retain trust and loyalty.
29 May 17 BEGA Cheese’s growth from a single factory farmer co-operative to one of the largest dairy businesses in Australia has been built on the ability to remain relevant and to retain trust...
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.
26 May 17 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.
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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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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...