While the industry makes headlines, the market turns

We're getting close to the peak of the production season in southern Australia, in one of the most tumultuous periods in the recent history of the industry. In the past 18 months, an unprecedented volume of milk has moved between major dairy companies in a short space of time, and most…

Situation & Outlook: World moves slowly

Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report will be released tomorrow, during what’s shaping up as a period of recovery for the Australian dairy industry amidst a noisy corporate and policy environment.

Saputo's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory

Limited domestic gas supplies next year are causing significant price rises, which will hurt the dairy farmer through rising electricity costs and potentially reduced farmgate prices through processors.

Iwan and Melissa Van Den Berg with a Kubota side-by-side vehicle and other similar vehicles on their Katamatite East farm.

A Murray Valley dairy farm which has seven full-time employees has deliberately moved away from using quad bikes because of their dangerous history.

Adam Jenkins

The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria and Australian Dairy Farmers are at odds over the effectiveness of the Senate report into the dairy industry, released last week.

Custard lovers unite

Aah custard…. Such a dear friend. It’s got to be one of the most versatile of substances on earth.

Yoghurt's rainbow of flavours

I’m old enough to remember a time when there seemed to be about three flavours of yoghurt: vanilla, strawberry and, if you want to be really fancy, tropical.

Another lost season for farmers

Farmers have been surprised and in some cases angered by Murray Goulburn’s lower than expected opening prices, however some are adopting a measured response.

Michael Partridge

Three south west dairy farmers whose contracts with Parmalat’s Harvey Fresh were due to expire at the end of June have had these extended by a further six months, until January 2018.

US sees red over Canada's regulated market

There’s been plenty said about the first 100 days of the Trump presidency – more about what didn’t happen in comparison to the campaign promises rather than tangible achievements – but in the recent weeks the dairy industry has been drawn into some of the posturing.

Michael Partridge

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.

Scott Morrison

Dairy farmers employing staff on visas will have to contribute upfront costs under changes announced in last night’s Federal Budget.

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When butter and chocolate collide

TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.

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