Fonterra will pay an “additional” monthly payment of 40c/kg milk solids on top of a forecast 2017/18 milk price of $5.30-$5.70kg/MS in a bid to retain milk supply.
Consultations between the WA dairy industry and the WA Agriculture Minister have taken place, following the rejection of a proposal by Harvey Fresh suppliers which would keep three producers in contract.
Dairy farmers employing staff on visas will have to contribute upfront costs under changes announced in last night’s Federal Budget.
Nick Sher believes there is a good long term future for Wagyu-Holstein cross beef – he just needs more dairy farmers to agree.
The future of at least three Western Australian dairy farmers hangs in the balance as negotiations to fix oversupply issues stall.
Murray Goulburn will pay suppliers $4.95/kg milk solids for the current season and will repay clawback funds to existing and returning suppliers. It will also close its manufacturing facilities at Edith Creek, Rochester and Kiewa.
Burra Foods has brought forward payment of its Burra Supply Incentive – traditionally paid at the end of the season – lifting milk prices by 6c/kg for fat and 15c/kg for protein.
The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Murray Goulburn, alleging it engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law.
Former Cattle Council of Australia CEO, David Inall, has been appointed CEO of Australian Dairy Farmers.
Dairy farmers want simpler payment systems and more market intelligence from their suppliers, according to a survey commissioned by the Union Dairy Company and co-funded by the South Australia Dairy Industry Fund.
Water supply and quality provenience branding will be Tasmania's competitive advantage as leaders look to grow the state's $500 million dairy industry.
The Federal government’s sudden cancellation of the skilled 457 Visa foreign worker program this week has spread uncertainty and concern among the dairy industry nationally, according to NSW lobby body, Dairy Connect.
Australian Dairy Farmers is seeking assurances that there will not be any changes to the Dairy Industry Labour Agreement, under the new visa arrangements announced yesterday. Interim ADF CEO, John McQueen said access to skilled workers was essential to the continued growth and productivity of the dairy industry, yet there…
There’s always a lot of local media coverage about the price of milk and how it’s hurting farmers. When global dairy trade is discussed it’s all about whole and skim milk powder.
Virtual fencing for cattle is set to hit the commercial market later this year, following a successful $2 million fundraising round by Melbourne-based agri-tech company Agersens.
Paul Weir has seen some bad floods in his time, but none match the latest inundation on his Lismore farm in New South Wales.
Dairy farmers across New South Wales and Queensland are counting the cost of some of the worst floods on record and industry bodies want to make sure they’re not forgotten in relief efforts.
Mixed messages from processors means Western Australian dairy farmers don’t know whether they need to grow or shrink to find prosperity.
People want to invest in Tasmania but it needs to be an easier proposition, delegates at the Tasmanian Dairy Conference in Launceston were told.
A new video produced in south-west Victoria aims to help farmers and their families facing mental health problems. The Western Region Alcohol and Drug Centre (WRAD), in conjunction with South West TAFE, has created the video to support farmers and their families who have mental health problems such as depression…
Murray Goulburn has appointed a non-supplier in John Spark as Chairman of the co-op, less than a month after flagging the idea in its half-year financial report.
Those with an ear to global dairy markets have noticed an unwelcome change in the last few weeks, as the bullish sentiment that propelled commodity prices significantly higher in late 2016 begins to fray.
The 2016 US presidential election and Brexit vote brought a serious reality into our lounge rooms and onto our computer screens: the plague of fake news swaying society in a post-truth world.
Dairy farmers pushed for changes to risk allocation, pricing structures and timing at Australian Competition and Consumer Commission forums around the country.
TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.
EFFORTS to extend the market for dairy know no bounds, with an American company The Bear and The Rat, creating a yoghurt-based ice cream for dogs.