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.
Russell and Mary Hussey like to be hands-on when it comes to protecting the health of their herd and ensuring they produce top quality milk.
Australian milk production for the 2016/17 season totalled a little over 9000 million litres compared to the 9680 million litres produced during the 2015/16 season, a fall of 6.9%.
The first step to achieving premium milk quality starts almost two years before a heifer is first milked, according to Drouin South farmers Sean Allen and Jen Clough.
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.
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.