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.

Ari Mervis

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 lifts prices

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.

Gary Helou

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.

Dennis Mutton

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.

NSW farmers worried about 457 visa changes

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.

John McQueen

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…

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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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