Anger mounts over Fonterra offer

Dairyfarmers have cast serious doubts on the deal offered by Fonterra, saying it has the potential to further divide the industry.
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.
Fonterra is expected to announce its response to Murray Goulburn’s (MG) decision to reverse its milk supply support package (MSSP) tomorrow.
10 May 17 Fonterra is expected to announce its response to Murray Goulburn’s (MG) decision to reverse its milk supply support package (MSSP) tomorrow.
NSW-based Norco Co-operative has extended its contract to supply Coles’ discount-priced house brand milk in northern NSW and Queensland until 2023.
09 May 17 NSW-based Norco Co-operative has extended its contract to supply Coles’ discount-priced house brand milk in northern NSW and Queensland until 2023.
Dairy has a strong future in the North East despite this week’s Tangambalanga factory closure announcement, says the region’s leading industry advocate.
09 May 17 Dairy has a strong future in the North East despite this week’s Tangambalanga factory closure announcement, says the region’s leading industry advocate.
More evidence is emerging of the damage that changes to the 457 skilled migrant visa scheme will do with confirmation hundreds of dairies will be affected by the overhaul.
08 May 17 More evidence is emerging of the damage that changes to the 457 skilled migrant visa scheme will do with confirmation hundreds of dairies will be affected by the overhaul.
I am going to take a slightly lateral approach to describing the issues affecting the dairy industry to hopefully bring about a more long-term solution to better understand the underlying problem with which farmers and manufacturers are dealing.
08 May 17 I am going to take a slightly lateral approach to describing the issues affecting the dairy industry to hopefully bring about a more long-term solution to better understand the...
South Australian dairyfarmer David Basham has been selected as the Liberal candidate for the electorate of Finniss in the March state election.
04 May 17 South Australian dairyfarmer David Basham has been selected as the Liberal candidate for the electorate of Finniss in the March state election.
HARVEY Fresh owner Parmalat Australia has told Western Australian dairyfarmer suppliers it wants 70 per cent of them to agree to new proposals for its contracted fresh milk supply base.
04 May 17 HARVEY Fresh owner Parmalat Australia has told Western Australian dairyfarmer suppliers it wants 70 per cent of them to agree to new proposals for its contracted fresh milk supply base.
My name is Montanna. I'm 15, from Tasmania and am part of Australia's dairy industry.
04 May 17 My name is Montanna. I'm 15, from Tasmania and am part of Australia's dairy industry.
A guaranteed minimum milk price is part of the package the Midfield Group is offering dairyfarmers to supply the new $80 million Penola, South Australia, milk plant that is scheduled to open in July.
03 May 17 A guaranteed minimum milk price is part of the package the Midfield Group is offering dairyfarmers to supply the new $80 million Penola, South Australia, milk plant that is scheduled to...
Prices lifted by 3.6 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, slightly against expectations.
03 May 17 Prices lifted by 3.6 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, slightly against expectations.
Circular Head Council is keen to engage with any investors interested in buying the dairy processing facility at Edith Creek, Tasmania.
03 May 17 Circular Head Council is keen to engage with any investors interested in buying the dairy processing facility at Edith Creek, Tasmania.
Rochester, Vic, Edith Creek, Tas, and Kiewa, Vic, communities are in shock following the decision by Murray Goulburn to close its factories in those towns.
03 May 17 Rochester, Vic, Edith Creek, Tas, and Kiewa, Vic, communities are in shock following the decision by Murray Goulburn to close its factories in those towns.
FOR decades Kiewa Country milk cartons have graced store shelves, but Murray Goulburn will not guarantee the brand will continue.
03 May 17 FOR decades Kiewa Country milk cartons have graced store shelves, but Murray Goulburn will not guarantee the brand will continue.
Rochester, Vic, organisations have vowed to help the Rochester community in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement that the Murray Goulburn dairy-processing plant would close.
03 May 17 Rochester, Vic, organisations have vowed to help the Rochester community in the wake of Tuesday’s announcement that the Murray Goulburn dairy-processing plant would close.
Corporate advisers convinced the Murray Goulburn dairy co-operative its unpopular retrospective claw-back of farmgate payments was driving the company into the ground.
03 May 17 Corporate advisers convinced the Murray Goulburn dairy co-operative its unpopular retrospective claw-back of farmgate payments was driving the company into the ground.
Disappointment and bewilderment sum up the reaction from Queensland dairyfarmers after the Parliamentary committee report into the Fair Milk Price Logo Bill recommended that it not be passed.
02 May 17 Disappointment and bewilderment sum up the reaction from Queensland dairyfarmers after the Parliamentary committee report into the Fair Milk Price Logo Bill recommended that it not be...
Murray Goulburn Co-operative (MG) has buckled under the weight of bad publicity and dairy industry pressure, abandoning its controversial milk price repayment program.
02 May 17 Murray Goulburn Co-operative (MG) has buckled under the weight of bad publicity and dairy industry pressure, abandoning its controversial milk price repayment program.
About 35 vehicles collide with livestock on Tasmanian roads each year, on average.
02 May 17 About 35 vehicles collide with livestock on Tasmanian roads each year, on average.
Victorian dairyfarmers have welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission action against Murray Goulburn.
01 May 17 Victorian dairyfarmers have welcomed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission action against Murray Goulburn.
Guns and tools worth thousands of dollars were stolen during two burglaries targeting a business and dairy farm in south-west Victoria at the weekend.
01 May 17 Guns and tools worth thousands of dollars were stolen during two burglaries targeting a business and dairy farm in south-west Victoria at the weekend.
Dairyfarmer groups have welcomed the news that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will launch legal proceedings over last year's price stepdown.
01 May 17 Dairyfarmer groups have welcomed the news that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will launch legal proceedings over last year's price stepdown.
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