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Dairy group worried about Woolworths plan to buy milk direct from farmers

A dairy group is worried about the viability of the whole industry if Woolworths buys milk direct from selected farmers.  
Woolworths leaked its plans to the media this week, that it's in talks with some dairy farmers to have a special brand of farmers' milk, processed under contract.  
Mike Logan, chief executive of Dairy Connect, which represents processors and farmers, says fresh milk suppliers in NSW and Queensland are not making enough money to invest in the future.  
"It's looking like there's winners and losers and that concerns me greatly," he said.  
"I don't want to see winners and losers. I want to see the whole industry rise."  
Source: ABC Rural


Farmers sceptical about rise in Coles WA milk price

A Western Australian dairy farmer has questioned whether local producers will receive any benefit from a recently announced price increase by supermarket giant Coles.  
WA's biggest dairy processor Harvey Fresh will receive 2.7 cents per litre extra for branded and private label milk supplied to Coles.  
Cowaramup dairy farmer Bob Biddulph is one of Harvey Fresh's biggest suppliers.  
He says the increase is a step in the right direction but it's unlikely he'll see any of it in his pocket.  
"I don't think it means anything as of today. It's what you might call a 'Clayton's price rise'," he said.  
"I think it's just Coles trying to make themselves look good, it won't equate to anything for us."  
At most, 20 per cent of the total milk processed by Harvey Fresh ends up in Coles branded bottles.  
Coles said the price increase will allow Harvey Fresh to pay higher farm gate prices to its 70-plus milk producers in WA.  
But in a direct contradiction, Harvey Fresh says it has already increased farm gate prices by 1 cent per litre back in January, in anticipation of this price rise.  
After doing the maths, Mr Biddulph says only about 0.4 cents per litre would be available for Harvey Fresh to pass on to farmers.  
"So in fact, Harvey Fresh could say they were very generous at the start of the year by giving us the extra cent."  
Source: Efarming/ABC


Bega takes bigger slice of dairy

BEGA Cheese will not launch a takeover of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter despite topping-up its shareholding recently.  
The NSW-based milk processor increased its shareholding in the Western Victorian processor during eights days this month, ending Thursday and paid mostly $3.60 a share.  
Bega Cheese's adviser David Williams, of Kidder Williams, said the recent buying was simply "rounding it up to 17 per cent, nothing more".  
Before the announcement on the Australian Securities Exchange last week, Bega Cheese had a little more than 16 per cent.  
It began its investment in WCB three years ago for $2.90 a share and has added to this since - paying up to $3.98 a share in late 2011.  
Mr Williams said there was a "weakness in the market", with share prices at $3.60-$3.55 recently, a good opportunity to top-up Bega Cheese's stake.  
"We have no plans to take-over and we are not asking for another board position, it's just status quo," he said.  
He said if Bega Cheese had wanted, it could have bought more than it did as shares last week were as low as $3.50.  
Bega Cheese is WCB's largest shareholder and Bega's executive chairman Barry Irvin is a WCB director.  
WCB share price closed at $3.58 on Friday while Bega Cheese shares finished at $2.58.  
Last month, WCB did not declare a half-year interim dividend due to a decreased half-year financial result and uncertainty about full-year expectations.  
The company announced a half-year net operating profit after tax of $15.3 million, a drop of $15.4 million compared with the same time last year.  
WCB said its earnings had been hit by subdued international market prices, strong Australian dollar and higher raw milk costs.  
Last month Bega Cheese declared an interim dividend of 3.5 cents a share and a $15.9 million half-year net profit.  
Bega Cheese reported a 9.6 per cent revenue increase and a 14 per cent increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation.  
Source: Dairy Week


Nutrient trials boost milk

TYPICAL southern dairy farm productivity gains of 5 per cent can be achieved by working on nutrient management plans that increased pasture growth, according to Victorian processor Fonterra.  
Fonterra Ingredients managing director Simon Bromell said his company's trials with farmers showed milk volumes and animal health had improved and fertiliser use was more efficient and cheaper.  
He noted that even rising energy and water costs, although having a big impact on farmer confidence, were not necessarily a big contributor to farmers' costs - typically about seventh placed on the top 10 farm costs list.  
Efficiency savings in the average dairy shed could offset the full impact of the new carbon tax on energy prices and achieve further savings.  
Fonterra was also tailoring payment schemes and income estimates to suit individual farm operations, urging producers to make more informed management decisions based on more accurate market signals.  
But South Gippsland farmer Graeme Nicoll believed processor pricing signals were part of the farm cost problem, particularly the trend towards encouraging more winter milk production in southern Australia.  
He said herds could not produce milk efficiently if they had to be milked and fed through extreme seasonal conditions.  
Processors margins were too lean to afford the sort of farmgate prices needed to justify cost effective year-round milk production and appropriate farm investment.  
Source: Queensland Country Life


North-west Victorian dairy farmers expect to survive

Dairy farmers in north-west Victoria say their industry will survive, despite a dramatic decline in the number of dairy farms in the region over the last 50 years.  
Drought, rising production costs and the global financial crisis have forced many dairy farmers to sell their water allocations and close down.  
The number of dairy farms near Swan Hill has dropped from 350 to 15 since 1975.  
Andrew Leahy, from Murrabit in north-west Victoria, has bought a defunct dairy farm and says he's positive about the future.  
"I reckon we've hit an equilibrium now in the north, with that extra bit of water that's floating around," he said.  
"Our family will grow a few more cows and we'll keep going there (and) I know there are other families that are going to double their herd sizes, so I think the numbers (of farms) will stay."


Melbourne authorities will sell water to Goulburn valley irrigators

Northern Victorian irrigation water allocated to Melbourne authorities is to be put up for sale.  
Melbourne water authorities paid $300 million for irrigation upgrades in the state's north in exchange for water saved from the project.  
The water was to be delivered down the north-south pipeline, which pumped water over the Great Dividing Range, but the Victorian Coalition Government shut it down after winning the last election.  
Tony Kelly, from Yarra Valley Water, says there may be no pipeline, but Melbourne authorities still own the water and will sell it back each year to irrigators.  
"When the original deal was struck, we were always going to have an entitlement in the Goulburn Valley," he said.  
"We now have an entitlement in Eildon and that entitlement increases as the savings from the project accumulate."  
Source: ABC Rural


Farmers meet Coles in a cowshed

Fifty Tasmanian farmers and food producers have taken the opportunity to meet national supermarket chain Coles in a cowshed at the Hobart showgrounds.  
The meeting was the third in a series of "meet the buyer" events Coles is hosting with producers around Australia.  
Coles managing director Ian McLeod says the supermarket is looking to help small producers grow.  
"You can evolve and develop over time and become quite a strong player, but I think it's important for us and the supplier that we evolve and develop at a pace that suits both parties," he said.  
"We've got quality control people, we've got development people. They can actually help with smaller suppliers."  
Source: ABC Rural


Dairy decline in South Australia's mid-north

The dairy industry in the mid-north of South Australia is on the verge of becoming non-existent.  
There are 16 dairy farmers that still operate in the mid-north and the Barossa, a significant drop compared to 30 years ago where there were 475 dairy farmers.  
Interestingly, despite the number of dairy farmers declining, the supply of milk has only dropped 10 million litres to 18 million litres in that time.  
Gary Zweck and his family have been dairying since the 1970s near Blyth, he says times are tough.  
"Our business has been treading water for the last six years, we've been aiming to try and milk 2 million litres a year, but we've been a bit under that."  
"The market signals haven't been great, and we haven't invested heavily in infrastructure, a lot of our equipment and machinery has band aids all over it."  
He says they've had three droughts since 2002, which has driven down equity; also land prices have softened, and fodder and water costs have escalated.  
He says milk prices haven't kept up with inflation.  
The average prices farmers are receiving range from 38 to 39 cents a litre, with cost of production between 42 to 45 cents a litre, that's a loss of 5 cents a litre for farmers.  
Andrew Koff, chair of the Mid North and Barossa Milk Cooperative says if the climate doesn't improve, he believes the number of dairy farmers in the region will drop to 8 in five year's time.  
He says they've lost four dairy farmers in the last four months due to bank foreclosure.  
Andrew Koff says since deregulation in the early 2000s, New Zealand has been able to lift its production from 10 billion to 19 billion litres in the same period of times, and Australia has dropped from 12 to 9 billion litres.  
Icecream company Golden North who runs a factory in the mid-north town of Laura sources 3 million litres of milk annually.  
They're not concerned by the current issues facing dairy farmers, as their supply is secured through Murray Goulburn.  
Source: ABC Rural


Low prices, floods hit dair

IN an industry that has been washed out by floodwaters and price wars, the resilience of dairy farmers has come to the fore.  
Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation CEO Adrian Peake said the Queensland dairy industry was under enormous pressure in recent years from natural disasters, man-made disasters, rising costs of production and unsustainable farmgate milk prices.  
“The 2013 Australia Day flooding, which was at record highs for a number of areas, has impacted more than half of the Queensland dairying regions,” he said.  
“While the damage bill is still being quantified in more detail, the initial estimate is that it will cost dairy farmers combined in affected areas more than $40 million in lost production and damage.”  
This follows the major hit the industry took in 2011 when the Queensland dairy industry lost 54ML in milk production and had an estimated on-farm damage bill of $80 million.  
Mr Peake said that, for other agricultural industries impacted by floods, prices in the marketplace and for farmers rose when supply was short. He said this differed for dairy farmers because even though milk supply was short, farmgate prices have been cut due to the impacts of the supermarket milk price war.  
It has been necessary for farmers to adapt and diversify farm operations.  
Mr Peake said dairy farmers had undertaken a wide range of actions to expand production per farm and make their farms more resilient.  
He cited the shift from pasture based systems to partial mixed ration systems, while expanding herd sizes and seeking to increase production per cow, as examples of this.  
“Many farmers have also invested in new milking machine technology to make milking operations more efficient and productive, with some farmers investing in robotic milking machines,” he said.  
“Many farms have invested in new irrigation technology, fodder crop growing and silage feed systems.  
“As with any business, to justify making an investment there needs to be a competitive return.”  
Another bright spot on the horizon is that a further 110ML of milk will be required in the next 10 years in order to keep up with Queensland’s projected consumption. This would see production rise from 530ML in 2012 to 640ML in 2021.  
However, Mr Peake said the supermarket milk price war was stopping farmers and processors from investment in the future.  
“There is a positive future for the Queensland dairy industry with forecast population growth and potential export market opportunities into the future in Asia,” he said.  
“These opportunities however will only be harnessed if dairy farmers and milk processors are able to invest and that requires a profitable return from the marketplace.”  
Source: Qld Country Life


Flood woes force milk 'down the drain

A central Queensland dairy has dumped about 12,000 litres of milk because of road closures in the Gladstone region.  
Heavy rain over the weekend flooded the Boyne River for the third time this year, closing roads.  
Leoni Paish runs the Velvet Waters Dairy Farm at Nagoorin in the Boyne Valley.  
She says the roads are still closed and the trucks cannot get in.  
"You just feel ... hollow and knowing with our milk price drop as well, we're not getting the income that should be there anyway or that was there and then it's insult to injury really," she said.  
"With the damages we've sustained, it really puts you in a hard spot.  
"We've just flogged our guts out for the last four days and it's all down the drain now.  
"We run a very big mortgage - we only bought the property a couple of years ago.  
"Repayments on that mortgage as well as the running expenses and now with huge loses of income and huge losses of cattle, huge losses of feed, it's not looking good."


Dairy forum to hear milk pricing worries

Profitability in the dairy industry and the cost of farming operations will be the focus of this week's United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) conference.  
The event will begin in Melbourne tomorrow and will cover milk pricing and attracting younger farmers to the sector.  
A protest group, Farmer Power, has been rallying for higher farm gate milk prices from major supermarket chains.  
UDV president Kerry Callow says processing more milk does not necessarily mean more money for farmers.  
"Chasing production just for production's sake does not necessarily mean to say it's profitable," she said.  
"Farmers need to be aware of the things that affect their costs of production.  
"So it's good focus on taking a look at what we are doing on farms and whether or not [it's] reducing our profitability."  
She says milk pricing is a complex topic that concerns many Victorian dairy producers.  
"It's a timely conversation as our largest cooperative has just done a review of their payment systems, as in Murray Goulburn, three years ago [they] introduced some varying payments options for farmers to choose and they've just done a three-year review of that so they will be presenting to the conference," she said.  
Source: ABC Rural


Dairy farmers hope for more rain

Dairy farmers from the Macalister Irrigation District have welcomed last week's heavy rain.  
After a dry season, the Macalister's irrigators bought 600 megalitres of water at the Southern Rural water auction last week.  
Denison dairy farmer Graeme Anderson says many farmers have struggled with the dry summer.  
He says last week's rain is hopefully a sign that autumn will be wet.  
"Hopefully with the weather conditions being reasonably favourable, that'll delay that for another 10 days after that," he said.  
"So yes, that'll help, long-term, more rain is needed or more water, whichever way, from above is ... much better but we've just got to keep going and hope that follows up with a good autumn."  
He says rainwater makes grass grow better than irrigated water.  
"We sometimes artificially apply nitrogen fertilisers, to boost growth, and when you get a rainfall it has all of that good in it," he said.  
"I'm not a scientist but it seems to work very, very well, particularly if there is a bit of thunderstorm activity around."  
Source: ABC Rural


Dairy industry urges more support

The Dairyfarmers Association has asked the South Australian Government for immediate financial support.  
Representatives have met Agriculture Minister Gail Gago to discuss how to improve the outlook for many dairy farmers faced with low milk prices and rising costs.  
Association president David Basham said Ms Gago was supportive of proposals on ways to improve farm incomes.  
"The Minister really wants to help the industry, she understands this is a short-term cash flow issue in our industry that could put at risk the industry and we need to make sure we get the farmers through the other side of this issue and then make sure the industry is robust going forward," he said.  
Source: ABC Rural


School milk scheme mooted to lift dairy industry

ore than 200 farmers and business representatives attended a meeting in Mount Gambier yesterday to discuss various issues.  
The president of the South Australian Dairyfarmers Association, David Basham, says the state had a school milk program more than 30 years ago.  
"Introducing milk to kids in schools at an early age and try and get them hooked rather than drinking soft drinks etc," he said.  
"If we can get them to drink milk or flavoured milk that'd be fantastic for our industry.  
"Something similar to what New Zealand has recently done there but the logistics in Australia are just a bit more complicated - we have a much hotter temperature that we have to manage the cold chain of the milk to make sure that it's just right."  
Meanwhile, collective bargaining groups have been discussed as a possible solution for the ailing dairy industry.  
Mr Basham says low milk prices and high input costs are putting increasing pressure on farmers.  
He says collective bargaining groups could help ease some of the pain.  
"Farmers can go and lobby about prices directly to their processors," he said.  
"Now if you can get a large enough group of milk [suppliers] together the processors are going to want to listen and you might now necessarily be able to move the price at any one time but you might be able to talk about the terms of supply, the terms of payment and all those sorts of things that could be beneficial to the farm businesses."  
Source: ABC Rural


Former Murray Goulburn chair attacks new dairy lobby group

Former chairman of milk processor Murray Goulburn has lashed out at the new Victorian dairy lobby group, Farmer Power.  
Farmer Power formed earlier this year, after more than 600 dairy farmers held a 'crisis meeting' in the state's south-west.  
The group is lobbying the Federal Government and milk processors to improve milk prices.  
Grant Davies, from Fish Point, in north-west Victoria, says Farmer Power is discrediting the state's existing lobby group, United Dairy Farmers of Victoria.  
"UDV has got the contacts. They're recognised," he said.  
"The government don't want every Tom, Dick and Harry knocking on their door.  
"They just want to speak to two or three people that represent the whole of the industry.  
"Now I know Farmer Power or organisations will say that UDV haven't been representing them, but get behind UDV so that they will represent you."  
Source: ABC Rural


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Article Index

Dairy group worried about Woolworths plan to buy milk direct from farmers

Farmers sceptical about rise in Coles WA milk price

Bega takes bigger slice of dairy

Nutrient trials boost milk

North-west Victorian dairy farmers expect to survive

Melbourne authorities will sell water to Goulburn valley irrigators

Farmers meet Coles in a cowshed

Dairy decline in South Australia's mid-north

Low prices, floods hit dair

Flood woes force milk 'down the drain

Dairy forum to hear milk pricing worries

Dairy farmers hope for more rain

Dairy industry urges more support

School milk scheme mooted to lift dairy industry

Former Murray Goulburn chair attacks new dairy lobby group

Drought hitting NZ milk flows

Bega Cheese produces strong FY result

Milk payments in debate at UDV –

Floods, heat cut intake –

Searching for dairy solutions

Bega investing in cheese, proteins

Dairy policy solution talks

Qld dairies in crisis: Trus

'From cows to customers'

Producers forced to empty vats


Heat welcome on farms in the south

Cheap milk cuts bottom line

United, now what?

Searching for dairy solutions

Fonterra dairy auction prices rise again

Farmer Power and UDV unite

New dairy vaccine targets rotavirus

Dairy industry thinning as export dollar milks supply


Milk price prompts pasture rethink

Milk war turns sour

Farm tractor protest

Cheap milk goes express

Action on dairy crisis

Dairy protest airs milk price worries

Dairy contract fears quelled

Schools clamour for milk scheme

Schools clamour for milk scheme

Butter for sale on GDT

Grocery chains launch fresh wave of price cuts

Coles Express joins milk price war

Victorian dairy farmers hold crisis meeting

Climbing prices picked to help farmers

How much is heat stress costing

Coles continues $1 milk campaign

IDW moves with times

China tariff cuts' cautious welcome

No leeway on $1/L milk

Milk year starts on high

Farmgate price rise

Crossing over to success

The Hilton Hotel for poddy calves

A good deal for dairy?

Positive outlook for milk production

Report slams milk prices

Chobani factory to serve as ‘dairy export hub’ into Asia

Fonterra lifts 2013 forecast payout

Fonterra auction prices drop

Dairy bounces back: NAB

MG slams Coles’ cheese stance

Australia dairy exports up 3.2%

Down, down, cow prices are down

Coles led milk discounting 'devastating Qld dairy industry'

NZ milk production well ahead in the early spring

National milk sales down 2.6% in Sept

Dairy firm promises South Gippsland boost

NZ infant powder rejected

Fonterra increases Chinese investment

FONTERRA has extended a deal with milk suppliers in Australia.

Clarity on raw milk regs

Lion doubles Morwell plant capacity

Post-farmgate confidence up: NAB

Fonterra revises full-year price

Fighting buffel grass degeneration

Organic butter to appear

Lion scraps Tier 2 payments from February

It's a gamble on milk

Lion praised for milk price rise

Australia produces more cheddar, butter

Dairy group in profit warning

Lion increases Tier 2 milk prices for NSW & SEQ

Lion promises pay rise for dairy farmers

Fonterra shares in hot demand, despite unknowns


A2 Corporation appoints China distributor

Is Facebook the future of farming?

Indians eye NSW dairy project

Kirin dairy business no longer a curdling story

Dairy farmer awarded NFF's highest honour

Tassie’s milk factory focus

Register for farm land

VOLATILE world markets, the high Australia dollar?

Kirin profits sent reeling by discount milk prices

Red tape may sour Chinese milk deal

WCBF slashes expected profit

Fonterra prospectus due in weeks

New code of practice isn't enough to satisfy UK dairy farmers

Dairy feeding practices food for thought

Push for Dairy Connect

Rich food for thought on Fonterra

Irrigating with fertiliser good for the environment

NSW dairy industry closer to getting a new peak body

Australian dairy output up in 2012

Dairy warns on cost of MDB plan

Tight supply lifts milk price rise hopes

Farmers fired up over Fonterra

Brownes gives a little more cream to farmers

Milk sales up 2% in August

ADF wants compulsory code of conduct

Prices snap four straight gains

Emerging markets lift casein demand

Coles adds healthy eating value range

Dairy slide not a major hiccup

Allergy free milk welcomed by farmers but slammed by anti-GM campaigners

Allergy-free milk on the way

Fonterra payout down 19%

Farmers come forward with sorry tales

Fonterra dairy plant closure sparks country community concern

Australian cattle herd biggest in 30 years and still growing

China seeking stake in dairy

Kids to celebrate world milk day

Seal-off mastitis


Dairy Prices rise

Jersey takes supreme cow gong

Fonterra outlines new model

Dairy energy assessments beginning

WA dairy farmers say buy local

Coles to meet dairy farmers

Lion's price hurts

Yoghurt's big move down under

Dairy Market Reveiw

Greens move to toughen Australian food labelling

Fonterra global prices rise

NZ dairy output to slow: Rabo

A2 Corp backs growth with new facility

MG Steps Up

Fonterra andWestland trim 2012/13 forecast payouts

Milk prices soften with global supply on the rise

Tensions rise over Dairy Connect

ADF forfeits link to SA dairy farmers

Raw milk lapping it up

Mixed news for farmers under Europe carbon deal

NSW dairy farmer starts culling, fearing fall in milk prices

Fonterra’s farmgate milk price review released



Analyst plays down record Fonterra dairy exports

Profit talk music to dairy ears

Fonterra's record end-of-season export quarter

NFF backs ADF changes

Lion's price hurts

NFF backs ADF changes

Greens move to toughen Australian food labelling

Dairy farmers man the barricades

Dairy show kicks off

Fonterra auction prices rise

Coles 'farmer friendly': McLeod

Ag's youth excited for the show

Raw milk for sale - but don't try to drink it

QDO backs Coles dairy protest

QDO backs Coles dairy protest

Muller and Robert Wiseman Dairies agree milk price rise

Farmgate milk set for modest gains

Permeate lift to milk demand

Paranoia permeates milk marketing

China’s Bright Dairy shares slide 3% after

Industry pans permeate pretence

Dairy price fury builds

Tassie farm milks big rewards

Everyone getting behind dairying

Dairy anger froths at Ag Show

Norco boss says milk price still not sustainable for farmers

Fonterra prices rise

Coles cops farmer Facebook fury

Fonterra prices rise

Aussie dairy cows no longer worth milking

Dairy farmers want immediate change

Facebook cry from down on the farm goes viral on Coles

Drought tipped to lift NZ prices

Coles doesn't respond to 73 000+ consumers concerned about milk price wars

Dairy reconnects with new peak body

Domestic premium urged for SA farms

Dairy factories grow, but what about farms?

Coles and Woolworths intend to go ‘permeate free'

Commodities price bubble could pop

Fonterra price-setting key to purchase

Tasmanians take top dairy award

Anger permeates dairy industry amid fear of 'natural' additive

Dairy farmers bracing for a difficult year

Bega, Warrnambool merger has merit

Cheese in new round of deep discounts

Cheese deal spurs WCB expansion

More MG jobs go

Parts of dairy industry annoyed by anti-permeate push

Fonterra slips down global list

Farmers brace for carbon tax impact

Prison dairy farm shuts the gate

Farm-gate price a win for neighbour

Fonterra out to cream opposition

Farmers want Coles price rise nationwide

World prices to lift next year

Dehydration kills calves, not scours

Lion plays hardball with northern states

Fonterra price-setting key to purchase

Opening milk prices heading down

Dairy looks to tackle future challenges

Milk price war blamed for 'devalued' dairy industry

Harvey Fresh to pass on milk increase to farmers

Milk co-op throws down price gauntlet

Some WA dairy farmers to get more of Lion's share

Coles to pay more for milk

Dairy processors say no to permeate

Additive a casualty of dairy price war

Milk spat continues

Dairy forage research at Gatton

ADF puts member under microscope

Coles in winter milk price talks

Coles in winter milk price talks

Lion confirms it's cutting milk contracts

CowBank enables dairy dream

Seachange leads to champion cheese

Flood damage being assessed on Gippsland farms

Riverina dairy farmers fear price cuts

Farmers call on banks to pass on rate cuts

Fonterra seeks more milk

More Milk for Less

Fonterra milk prices drying up in New Zealand

Lower milk returns cut prices for customers

Dairies fear milking from carbon tax

Dairyfarmers confident despite opening woes

$1m for dairy energy assessments

Milk prices to dip as production rises

Survey reveals milk price war hurting farm confidence

Coles in yoghurt deal

Too much milk points to dairy price fall

Milk market win

Dairy company slashes jobs

Supply storm awaits dairy farmers

Wesfarmers says it is open to milk talks

Dairy farmers prepare to fight back over prices

Dairy farmers to vote on level of research funding

UDP buys Lion’s Murray River cheese plants

Fresh milk being flown to China

ACCC extends collective bargaining rights to dairy

Dairy dissatisfaction

Judd to leave ADF, return to dairy farm

Environmental mastitis increasing

Fonterra finishes with a flourish

Plan ahead for dairy fertility: InCalf

Dairy industry says carbon tax will cut farm milk prices

Strong opening prices for 2011/12 – Warrnambool

Indian company buys Hastings Valley Dairy

Supermarket price war changes dairy sales patterns

Bega-Tatura opens at $4.82/kg

Wesfarmers asked to call meeting to explain milk price cuts

New cow pregnancy test will be less messy

Buyers remain loyal to gourmet milk

Young dairy networks awarded funding

NFF and Treasurer at odds over supermarket milk discounts

Bega Cheese aims to stay local after ASX float

Woolworths boss says milk price drop is not sustainable

Milk war a plus for niche player

More time needed on milk: Senate

Farmers call for milk code of conduct

Dairy farmers assess impact of reduced milk contracts

Victorian farmers likely to survive the milk price war

Coles' grilling begins

Dairy's plea

Qld dairy industry under siege

Milk inquiry rescheduled

Fonterra pays more for milk

Tasmania the winner, Victoria the loser, in National Foods cheese review

Queensland dairy farmers: “This is the first hit”

Dairy industry toll

Dairy company says supermarket price war will cut returns to farmers

Bega Cheese to list on stock exchange

Dairy cow sales booming

Woolworths regrets milk price war


Coles pays more to WA dairy farmers

Dairy farmers make hay after the rain falls

National Foods suppliers fear milk price cut

Milk supplier losing the price war

Cow shortage hampering dairy recovery

Coles rejects accusations of unfair milk pricing

Dairy farmers appeal to Wesfarmers shareholders over milk price cuts

Milk price anger

Farmer hopes milk price cut will boost consumption

Independent grocers say there's no choice but to lower milk prices

Milk price war escalates

Cows giving less milk after floods

Supermarkets asked to explain milk price cut

Dairy price boost

Victorian livestock moved as floodwaters rise

Vets on stand-by as flood disease risk grows

Flood impact on Qld industry

Farmers happy as Bega Cheese posts healthy profit

Antibiotics cause resistance…

Bega Cheese takes a slice of Warrnambool plant

MDB plan guide cuts deep into irrigation volumes

Bega “not yet” to share float

NZX launches trade in dairy futures

Auction prices ease for WMP

SA irrigators shocked by extent of cuts

Manning Valley farmers defect to Parmalat

Warrnambool Cheese & Butter reports recovery

Dairying area now able to drink the milk

Say cheese! Fonterra expands capacity of factories

Dairy farmers cautiously optimistic about prices

October launch for WMP futures contract

Dairy industry cheesed off by drop in demand

Queensland dairy weighs in on new government

2009/10 production was down 3.9%

Grain price rise hits stock feed

Grain prices surging

Fonterra closes with a lift

Boost for Victorian Dairy industry

Fonterra to review payout forecast

Warrnambool renews National Foods cheese tie-up

Dairy futures market slumps

Powering the world - with butter

Lower milk payments from Dairy Farmers

Parmalat seeks national footprint

Fonterra Shareholders Vote In Favour Of Share Trading Among Farmers

Murray Goulburn predicts rising milk price

Fonterra auctions move to twice monthly

Fonterra sees milk powder continue slide

Murray-Goulburn abandons WCB takeover

Dairy industry backs changes to Woolworths milk contracts

Fonterra announces early milk price rise

ACCC raises concerns over Murray Goulburn's WCB takeover

Qld dairy farmers snubbed by Nat Foods

Murray Goulburn further increases WCB stake

Fonterra sees "stability" in dairy prices

Co-op simplifies milk payments

WCB outlines opposition to Murray Goulburn approach

Dairy farmers happily mop up, as hail hits

Dairy bolstered by global recovery

WCB appoints new CEO

WCB rejects second bid from Murray Goulburn

Murray Goulburn 'disappointed' by failed takeover bid for WCB

WCB reports "pleasing" H1 figures

Murray Goulburn makes fresh bid for WCB

Australian dairy industry better off than a year ago

Fonterra's fourth milk price increase for 2009/10

Dairy's cautious optimism

Dairy farmers should be cautiously optimistic, says Dairy Australia

Murray Goulburn lifts milk prices again

Global probiotic dairy market will be worth US$24 billion by 2014, says market researcher

US dairy recovering faster than expected

Sales on Fonterra's trading platform top $1 billion

Tassie farmers sign contracts with National Foods

Supply and demand once again the dairy driver

Fonterra sees minor correction in dairy prices

United states dairy farmers get additional $300 million in subsidies

Fonterra: Third milk price increase in 2009-2010

Dairy demand on the rise: Fonterra

US dairy forecast removes need for export subsidies

Dairy farmers turn to the internet for cow-ordination

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter gets takeover approach

Fonterra reports continued momentum in dairy market

Fonterra chair says dairy price future uncertain

Murray Goulburn content with profit drop

End of European dairy export subsidies welcomed by Australian government

Europe ends its dairy export subsidies

US dairy prices on the rise

Fonterra increases payout as confidence in dairy market grows

Dairy Australia announces new MD

Milk prices on the move: Fonterra

Dairy prices shooting back up

Barry Irvin honoured with business award

Better prices on the way for dairy farmers

Murray-Goulburn lifts farmgate milk prices

Reforms to boost dairy sector: Burke

How the emissions trading system works

Irish Dairy Farmer take to the streets

Global dairy prices breaking out of doldrums

Dairy Australia sees improving signs after tumultuous year

Dairy prices hit the bottom

Senators quiz National Foods about milk prices

Prices up at Fonterra's milk powder auction

Tasmanian dairy farmers rally outside Senate enquiry

Another Dairy Cull in the US

Big boost for irrigators in Victoria and SA

Dairy prices begin to recover

Bega Cheese boss to face antagonistic dairy leaders

Pork goes pink to show local production

US tries to block import of Australian milk solids

US dairy subsidies expected to rise further

Senate to probe low farm gate milk prices

Europe subsidy push could threaten dairy recovery

Fonterra abandons float plans

At last - A milk price rise for farmers

Australian Dairy Industry On Path To Recovery

Recent Whole Milk Powder Auction Price Jump a One Off?

Why Aussie milk should sell well in Taiwan

Aussies Increase Private Label Spending

Why farmgate milk price has dropped significantly?

Burgess steps down as head of Australian Dairy Farmers

Return of El Nio to Australia Looking Likely

Global Market Overview

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter regains most of their lost supply

Milk Price Signals Turn Positive: Fonterra

Wes Judd Replaces Alan Burgess as Head of ADF

Kraft Q2 Profit Up, Raises Full-Yr View

US Delivers Relief for Struggling Dairy Producers

US Increases Dairy Subsidies

Burra expanding in gloom ... ready for boom

Supermarkets pass on lower milk prices

Farm confidence up: Westpac

Dairy industry urges quick clean-up after Bega ag office blaze

Coalition demands exclusion of agriculture from emissions trading scheme

Government Seeks Better Ways of Buying Water

Fonterra to keep Wagga factory

Global Market Overview

Tatura Milk First to Announce New Season Price

Maxum Achieves Success as Top of BRW Fast 100

Winners Take Business to the Max