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.
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…
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.