Murray Goulburn has been all but sold to Canadian processor Saputo for $1.3 billion.
A fierce desire to grow their equity, and the unpredictability of the Bega seasons, has seen Tom and Gemma Otton take up a share farming role with Peter and Jeanette Clark at Kongwak.
A restructured management approach that has put more onus on staff is paying dividends for farm managers Isaac and Michelle Johnstone.
South Australian dairy farmers are turning to diesel generators and power price brokers as they batten down against more crippling increases in energy costs.
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…
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.
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.
A Murray Valley dairy farm which has seven full-time employees has deliberately moved away from using quad bikes because of their dangerous history.
A South Australian program designed to improve the wellbeing of dairy farmers is continuing after a successful pilot.
Echuca dairy farmer Steve Hawken is confident about the current season, saying farmers have a strong hand in negotiations with processors.
Murray Goulburn will consider debt funding of up to $100m to shore up the current farmgate price of $5.20kg milk solids (MS).
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.
Aah custard…. Such a dear friend. It’s got to be one of the most versatile of substances on earth.
Shepparton Dairy farmer Jeff Odgers has been named deputy chair of the Dairy Australia Board, paving the way for him to succeed outgoing chair Geoff Akers at the next AGM in November.
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.
Succession planning can be perceived as “who gets what when” but successful succession is more about business continuation.
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.
Brian McLaren has been a loyal Murray Goulburn supplier for 48 years but the latest price blow could be the final straw.
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.
Murray Goulburn will open the new season at $4.70/kg milk solids with a forecast closing price of between $5.20kg and $5.40/kg MS.
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.
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.
Executive director of the Global Dairy Platform, Donald Moore, recently told an Australian audience that the biggest future threat to the world dairy industry could be synthetic milk.
TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.