TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.
The Crole family at Simpson in south-west Victoria has made a habit of appearing in Australia’s top 100 milk quality lists, and that’s a habit they want to continue.
Those with an ear to global dairy markets have noticed an unwelcome change in the last few weeks, as the bullish sentiment that propelled commodity prices significantly higher in late 2016 begins to fray.
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.
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.
There will be no dairy levy poll this year unless farmers band together and demand one by lodging a petition.
DAIRY Australia (DA) has defended itself against claims it is Victorian centric and failing to meet its obligation to represent the national industry.
Dairy Australia members have voted at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect candidates to the Board of the organisation.
FARMERS have until November 11 to have their say on the value and effectiveness of Dairy Australia as part of a performance review of the industry-body which occurs every three to five years.