While the world market for dairy products is in much better shape going into the 2017/18 southern production season, there are still a few risks that may weaken milk prices for Southern Australian dairy farmers.

Published in Agribusiness
Friday, 23 June 2017 14:49

Poor policy delivers a butter spike

It’s strange times for the global dairy market, and one of the crazier things we’re seeing is how the butterfat market has performed lately. 

Published in Agribusiness
Monday, 24 April 2017 18:24

Keep it simple, farmers tell processors

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.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 12:07

Competing in a post-truth world

The 2016 US presidential election and Brexit vote brought a serious reality into our lounge rooms and onto our computer screens:  the plague of fake news swaying society in a post-truth world.    

Published in General News
Monday, 09 January 2017 14:20

WMP and $A drive index lower

THE Australian dairy export index fell at the end of the first week of 2017 after four consecutive weekly rises, due to weaker WMP prices and a stronger Australian dollar.

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 09:50

Export index hits 30 month high

THE Australian dairy export index rose to its highest point since 14 April 2014 this week, reflecting stronger commodity prices and a weaker Australian dollar.

Published in Agribusiness
Monday, 28 November 2016 17:54

Mixed signals drive index lower

THE Australian dairy export index retreated slightly this week, down 0.7% due to a higher Australian dollar and despite stronger butter prices.

Published in Agribusiness
Monday, 21 November 2016 17:02

Export index jumps 9%

The Australian dairy export index jumped this week, a weaker Australian dollar combining with mostly higher commodity prices to add 9%.

Published in Agribusiness
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 11:32

Export index hits 20 month high

THE Australian dairy export index rose 1.6% this week, reaching its highest point since March 2015, but it was all due to a weaker Australian dollar, as commodity prices were unchanged.

Published in Agribusiness
Monday, 07 November 2016 13:48

Who’s afraid of the USA?

FOR most of the past year, dairy market watchers, including us, have been focussed on the EU and to a lesser extent New Zealand.

Published in Agribusiness
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