Murray Goulburn milk supply fell 20.6% (to 1.6 billion litres) from July 1 to December 31 2016, compared to the same time in 2015.
The balance in global dairy supply and demand has improved markedly in recent months, while closer to home farmers are seeing some improvement in drivers of farm profitability, according to Dairy Australia’s February 2017 Situation and Outlook report released today.
Calendar year 2017 has begun in much the same way as 2016 ended; with a well-balanced global commodity market, and some improvements to (still challenging) margins on farm.
DAIRY farmers can now make more informed, profitable decisions when choosing the best perennial ryegrass for their farming system and forage needs, following the launch of the Australian Forage Value Index (FVI).
A BETTER deal for farmers in contracts, abolition of retrospective “clawback” payments and the impacts of $1L milk were just some of the many topics canvassed in submissions to the two whole-of-sector dairy inquiries currently underway.
The flurry of orders from the desk of Donald Trump as US President while unexpected of an elected world leader, should have come as no surprise: Trump is doing what he promised with the blunt force and lack of consultation that he threatened.
A QUEENSLAND based gelateria, Milani House of Gelato, has taken out the Grand Champion Dairy Product cateogry at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards last night.
Processors are claiming Victoria’s dairy farmers could be left out of pocket because of increased gas prices in 2018.
South Gippsland dairy farmer and GippsDairy Chair, Graeme Nicoll, has been appointed to the Dairy Australia Board after being nominated by the Board Selection Committee.
FONTERRA Australia has lifted its average farmgate milk price to $5.20 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS), it's forecast closing price for the 2016/17 season.
A farmer co-operative has said farmers should be able to fix the price for up to 50% of their milk for three years, or all of their milk for one year, in its submission to the corporate watchdog.
Canadian processor Saputo is offering Warrnambool Cheese and Butter shareholders $8.85 per share in a bid to take full ownership.
Internationally acclaimed dairy nutrition research scientist and biochemist Dr Peter Parodi has been awarded an Order of Australia for his more than 60 years of service to the dairy industry and to science.
Western-style breakfast is on the rise in China with Fonterra saying rising incomes and a growing middle class in China are fuelling demand for items such as butter, cream and cheese.
There will be no dairy levy poll this year unless farmers band together and demand one by lodging a petition.
Australia’s corporate watchdog Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is inviting dairy farmers to share any concerns they may have about competition and fair trading at a series of public forums around the country.
The global milk supply ‘crunch’ continues to bite, negating a further build-up of stocks and fuelling further upside to the current price rally, according to Rabobank’s latest dairy outlook.
Bushlea Farms of Koonwarra, Victoria, has taken out the coveted title of Australia’s Grand Champion in The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria’s (RASV) prestigious Dairy Interbreed Competition with exhibit Bushlea Van Fernleaf 10.
A HOLSTEIN heifer calf sold for $251,000 at the International Dairy Week World Wide Sires Evolution sale at Tatura on Wednesday night.
VDL Farms' CEO David Beca has resigned. His resignation was due to the new ownership structure. Moon Lake Investments acquired VDL from New Zealand's New Plymouth Council last year.
Australian dairy industry advocacy group Dairy Connect has called for a truth in labelling ‘crackdown’ on processed plant liquids sold to retail consumers as ‘milks’.
VICTORIA'S dairy industry has scale and history, but Tasmania has new irrigation water and new investment - which is why a Westpac-sponsored group of innovative Victorian farmers recently travelled across Bass Strait.
WESTVIC Dairy, along with the WestVic Dairy Young Dairy Network, is offering the opportunity for two young farmers to attend the Australian Dairy Conference next month in Adelaide.
WITH 2016 being a tough year for many in the dairy community, now more than ever International Dairy Week is fantastic opportunity for friends to connect, new friends to be made and the business of determining this season’s best cows in their class to be made.
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.