FEARS about the future of ryegrass use, concerns about young people entering the industry and frustrations with the dairy profitability were among issues raised at a Dairy Australia meeting at Camperdown last week. By SIMONE SMITH.
Fonterra has confirmed it will be seeking “sizeable” quantities of milk, from northern Victoria, following claims its representatives were approaching regional dairy farmers to sign them up. By ANDREW MILLER
Dairy group Murray Goulburn has announced the replacement of long-serving chairman Philip Tracy, tapping a non-supplier chairman in current Newcrest director John Spark. By DANIEL PALMER.
The cycle between high and low global dairy prices has got quicker in recent years and dairy farmers need to set up their businesses to manage it, Dairy Australia (DA) farmer director Jeff Odgers says. By Everard Himmelreich
PRODUCTS that make up about 40 per cent of Australia’s dairy exports will be affected by global oversupply and lack of demand in coming years, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences says.
Rene Dedoncker, the new head of dairy giant Fonterra Australia, is not one to cry over spilt milk. By SUE NEALES.
THE big declines in Australian milk production should turn the corner in the next financial year courtesy of improving farmgate milk prices, the trend towards low-cost grain and concentrate feeds and yield improvements. By Shan Goodwin.
A NEW front has opened up in the dairy discounting war, with supermarkets selling tasty cheese for $6 a kilogram, equivalent to 60 cents a litre for each of the 10 litres that goes into its production. By PETER HUNT.
A Dubbo dairy family with four generations of involvement in the industry is the latest casualty of the Murray Goulburn pricing controversy. By Michael Cavanagh
EVER get the feeling none of our politicians wants to make tough decisions? By PETER HUNT.