TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.
Wet, wintery weather often coincides with busy calving periods and an abundance of young and vulnerable calves. A change in weather can exacerbate the environmental challenge of many calf-scour pathogens, resulting in an increase in morbidity at this time of the year.
Over the past 20 years the climate has changed at Karrinjeet Singh-Mahil and Brian Schuler’s farm in Crossley in south-west Victoria and the paddocks have changed with it.
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.
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.