Fonterra is banking on a diverse product mix and a more open relationship with farmers to help it grow in Australia. By: CARLENE DOWIE
A 10.2 per cent increase in milk production for the month of June has allowed Tasmanian dairy farmers to finish the 2016-17 financial year strongly.
MY PARTNER’S alarm goes off at 3am. I don’t wake, I’m used to it. He might get home for a quick breakfast at 9am but as calving begins and the weather deteriorates I’ll be lucky to see him before noon, by which time he’s starving and exhausted. He won’t be back till 8pm for a shower and dinner, after which he crawls into bed, absolutely shattered. By: SARAH FALLON
A Far North Queensland health service has decided to re-tender its milk supply contract, following a backlash over its decision to award the deal to a non-local processor. By: Renee Cluff
On July 27, Fonterra announced to the New Zealand farmers a forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2017/2018 season increased by 0.25 New Zealand Dollars, to NZD 6.75 per kilogram of milksolids (kgMS) or about 4.17 €/kgMS. Converted into milk, the price increased roughly from 29.7 to 30.9 €/100kg of milk 4.0% fat and 3.4% protein mass/mass (ref. Germany, current change of reference: 1NZD = 0.618€).
The clock is ticking for Australian infant formula producers to complete a suite of new regulatory hurdles, in order to be able to keep selling their powder in China after January 1.
When William Hetherington purchased land on Coopers Gully Road in 1925, he had no idea he was buying into one of dairy’s most transformative eras. By: Alana Beitz
The breakdown of Victorian figures shows Northern Victoria took a big hit to production, down 16.5%.
Australian milk production fell 6.9 per cent in 2016-17, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia. By: CARLENE DOWIE
What is milk? Is it soy, almond or rice — or does it only come from cows? By: Clint Jasper
Researchers are investigating how dairy cows respond to GPS collars as virtual fencing moves closer to fruition. By: Kim Honan