Last Updated: November 24, 2014

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INDUSTRY COMPETITION Young team rises to the challenge

WESTERN Victoria’s National Dairy Challenge team reckons it has a “secret weapon” for next month’s competition.

$25 a litre for what milk?

Bottle of milk. Glass. Generic image.
FORGET cow milk. There’s a new calf on the block. And consumers are prepared to spend $25 a litre for it!

Aiming to be the big cheese

 FOR SUN TAS: Ashley McCoy is owner and head cheesemaker at Wicked Cheese, a Hobart-area firm that is one of several Tasmania...
A TASMANIAN cheesemaker is in the running to win a major title in the Australian Grand Dairy Awards.

A young eye on the big picture

DAIRY Hayden Hanratty in Foster
HAYDEN Hanratty has won a United Dairyfarmers of Victoria scholarship to travel to New Zealand next year.

UHT milk sales on rise

UHT milk sales on rise
AGGRESSIVE price marketing has helped UHT milk take a share of the fresh market.

Business as usual at UDP

 Milk Quality Awards. Leeza McInnes on her dairy farm near Portland Dairy cows. Jersy cow. Milk.
THE United Dairy Power boss has assured suppliers of payment despite its parent company going into receivership.

$1.1b Big Cow plan to boost dairy

$1.1b Big Cow plan a dairy boost
TASMANIA’S dairy industry could double in value through a billion dollar plan to repurpose Midlands land for milk processing.

CHOPPER PRICES Chopper prices firm despite surplus

Generic chopper cows. Generic dairy. Saleyards.
DAIRY chopper prices have held despite an influx of cattle onto the market in recent months.

DAIRY FTA More youth, less risk a winner

Lachie and Angus 5 Sutherland, Larpent and dairy
BULLA supplier Lachie Suth­erland is chuffed tariffs will be waived from ice cream exported to China within four years.

DAIRY FTA Dairy sees big gain ahead

Dairy sees big gain ahead
THE uncapped volume on dairy products into China will help the industry compete against NZ, the national lobby group says.

DAIRY UDP owner in receivership

DAIRY Hayden Hanratty in Foster
UPDATE: RABOBANK has placed United Dairy Power’s parent company into receivership.

$1.5m boost for Murray region

DAIRY: Aaron Thomas on farm at Binginwarri.
MURRAY dairy region farmers received a $1.5m boost yesterday to improve pasture production and irrigation.

Farms set to capitalise on FTA

THE free-trade agreement could prove a boon for the state’s dairy farmers.

China Dairy on cusp of new golden era

China Free Trade Agreement - dairy farmer David Basham with his family and cows
A MOUNT Compass dairy farmer in South Australia hopes the China free-trade agreement means a sharp long-term lift in the sector’s fortunes.

Dairy applauds China FTA

Dairy applauds China FTA
THE Australian dairy industry has applauded the successful conclusion of the China free-trade agreement.

Klim joins Dairy Australia

Klim joins Dairy Australia
OLYMPIAN Michael Klim has joined Dairy Australia as a Legendairy ambassador.

Farmers back China milk deal

Rinehart backs China milk deal
UPDATE: MINING giant Gina Rinehart is set to supply China with infant formula from Queensland.

DAIRY MG capital plan imminent

Coles First MG Milk
DAIRY co-operative Murray Goulburn is close to unveiling its capital structure program

SEXED SEMEN Fresh semen trumps frozen

Sexed semen farm chat at Koroit
FRESH sexed semen has eclipsed its frozen counterpart in trials in southwest Victoria.

DAIRY Questions raised over MG debt

 Cobram Milk Factory
QUESTIONS have been raised about the debt level of big dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn.

Farmers warned on grain quality

 There are 15 grain silos capable of holding more than 1500 tonnes. Tracton, at Mirrool, NSW, has been farmed by the Gemmell ...
DAIRY farmers have been warned to be vigilant when buying grain this harvest.

Abbott to break dairy deadlock

TONY Abbott may be forced to break a deadlock in China trade talks over tariffs reductions for dairy products.

Dairy industry lobbies for new visa

Dairy industry lobbies for new visa
DAIRY farmers will be able to source skilled labour from overseas under a proposed working visa.

MILK INTAKE Milk output peaks early

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show 2014 Tuesday
THE weather has started to ­affect milk flows across Victoria with a stark contrast developing between dairy regions.

Irrigators on track in Murray Valley

Rob Singleton, Finley
THERE’S just 39 per cent irrigation allocation in the Murray Valley, but Rob Singleton says things are on track.

Automated irrigation a winner

Automated irrigation a winner
MORE water, more feed and less worry — that’s the happy result the Rushton family’s major irrigation upgrade.

Libs failed SPC: Joyce

Barnaby Joyce

BARNABY Joyce says it was the Liberal Party’s job — not the National Party’s — to fight for SPC Ardmona’s future.

East clubs discuss options

Warburton goal posts

ELLINBANK and District League’s east division clubs are examining their options after a board of management meeting.

Header sure to have wide appeal

Header sure to have wide appeal

THE first commercially available 60-foot header front is in service in western NSW and on its way to Victoria.

Cotton on to Morgan

Cotton on to Morgan

AN OCEAN Grove illustrator has sewn up a deal with a global clothing brand.

Grow it and they will come

FARM Green Olive at Red Hill

GREG and Sue O’Donoghue started a farm with olives, then added grapes, sheep, chooks, vegies and herbs. Then they opened their gate to visitors.