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…
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.
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.