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.
South Australian dairy farmers are turning to diesel generators and power price brokers as they batten down against more crippling increases in energy costs.
VICTORIAN dairyfarmers want to tap into a $200 million Agriculture Infrastructure and Jobs Fund to upgrade the state’s power supplies.
SINCE Bruce Knowles arrived in Australia 20 years ago he’s more than doubled his herd size, invested heavily in technology and seen his milk production boom.
The cost of farm inputs and the seemingly relentless manner in which they rise from year to year are all too familiar to dairy farmers – particularly in seasons where margins are tight and farmers must revise budgets to carve out a profit, or at least minimise a loss.