Last Updated: August 23, 2014

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Personal touch pays off

YOU can tell Paul and Karen Finlayson take milk quality seriously just by driving to their gate.

Bulla is cream of the crop

Bulla is cream of the crop
WHEN shopping for a scone accompaniment go no further than Bulla Dairy Food’s Thick Cup Cream.

Couple focuses on expansion

Kyabram dairy farmers Peter and Susan Wearden.
ATTENDING another Focus Farm field day inspired one Kyabram couple to sign up for the project.

Dairy industry surging ahead

Dairy industry surging ahead
TASMANIA’S dairy industry is the fastest growing dairy region in Australia.

Heifer exports worth $200m

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DAIRY heifers worth almost $200 million were exported from Australia last financial year.

$20m plus profit for WCB

$20m plus profit for WCB
WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter posted a net profit in excess of $20 million for 2013-14.

Embryos a sound bet

Embryos a sound bet
WITH the benefit of hindsight George Wagner may never have labelled his purchase of five embryos from the US as “a dear gamble”.

New data to lift herd genetics

 Inglenook Dairy at Dunnstown with Rachael Peterken. Dairy cows. Holsteins
ANOTHER million fertility records have been added to the industry database.

MG pay back after milk errors

Justin Johnston Bundalaguah.
MURRAY Goulburn will reimburse its Gippsland suppliers due to problems with its equipment.

Dairy price battle to continue

Dairy price battle to continue
THE dairy market isn’t expected to change until excess volumes are consumed.

Dollar to fall below US90c

Dollar to fall below US90c
THE Australian dollar will average US89 cents across the next five years.

Canbee a can-do Holstein

 Jersey bull. Cattle.
LEADING Jersey and Holstein bulls cemented their places at the top of the Australian Breeding Values lists.

SA farmer takes on buffalo

Buffalo - Corey Jones has started South Australia's first buffalo milking business.
MYPOLONGA farmer Corey Jones has started South Australia’s first buffalo milking herd.

Kiwis tread new path in dairy

Puppies With the Walker Family
HIGH land costs and the affects of the GFC have changed pathways into NZ dairy careers.

A2 milk tops for tummies

 A2 Milk. Supplied Picture: Supplied
MILK drinkers can gain digestive health benefits by switching from milk containing A1 protein.

44 Fonterra jobs axed

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FONTERRA will cut 44 jobs from its Echuca plant.

Co-op to milk organic boom

Organic Milk
A GROUP of Victorian farmers will grab the cream of the booming ­demand for premium dairy products.

Milk aided by mastitis cut

 International Dairy Week 2012. Tatura. Tom Pearce runs Progressive Holsteins at Bega.
REDUCING the incidents of mastitis has helped produce award winning milk for one NSW family.

Energy audits pay dividends

Puppies With the Walker Family
DAIRY farmers have saved thousands of dollars through on-farm energy audits.

Dairy plant faces listing

 n35bl999 Multimillion dollar Fire at Longwarry milk processing plant. Longwarry Food Park.
AN ASX listing could be in the pipeline for Gippsland milk processor Longwarry Food Park.

Better pay deal sought for silage

MACHINE Silage Bales
SILAGE should be purchased by kilogram of dry matter not per bale, an international forage expert says.

Dairy sector develops vision

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips
THE Australian dairy industry has created its “first ever” vision as a result of a summit held in March.

Research leads to A2 boost

A2 Milk Company CEO Geoff Babidge
SHARES in A2 Milk have gained three per cent following the release of new research.

ACE expands in Victoria

FOCUS Inglenook Dairy Troy and Rachael Peterken
CORPORATE dairy operation ACE Farming Company has expanded its portfolio in north Victoria.

Fonterra announces step up

22/12/2008 NEWS: Dairy farmer Pat Nicholson on his family farm at Girgarre. Jersey Cows. Dairy Cows. Milkers. Milk. Cow. Dair...
FONTERRA Australia announced a step up of 8 cents per kg of butterfat and 20 cents per kg of protein.

Russia ban could flood dairy

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips
UPDATE: A FLOOD of dairy products into the world market could following Russia’s trade ban.

Trout troubles run deep


IT used to be one of the most highly anticipated weekends of the year.

Picola opens its books

Country footy merger

PICOLA and District president Shane Railton says the league will continue to look at options to expand its competitions.

Cambodia eyes Aussie cattle

The announcement by Federal Government to halt live cattle export to Indonesia is going to have a negative impact on the Nort...

CAMBODIA is expected to be opened as a new market for Australian cattle.

Massey Ferguson show and tell

Massey Ferguson show and tell

NEW Massey Ferguson tractor and farm machinery ranges will be revealed at the Vision of the Future Expo.

Extra special visit to Horsham

Extra special visit to Horsham

WHEN Jerilderie-born Rosalie Ham signed up to have her book The Dressmaker made into a movie, she had a couple of clauses.

Editor’s letter: August 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

IN case you’ve ever wondered how important branding is, you only have to listen to Rita Bikins from Red Rock Olive oil at Pomonal to know the truth.