Last Updated: September 03, 2014

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Dairy earnings rocket

EXCLUSIVE: VICTORIAN dairy farmers have reported a 600pc rise in whole-farm earnings ­before ­interest and tax.

Fears over milk price drop

Fears over milk price drop
DAIRY processors are tight-lipped on whether farmers will see end-of-season prices decline.

Fonterra venture awaiting FIRB nod

Fonterra venture awaiting FIRB nod
A  DAIRY venture aimed at giving Aussie farmers a slice of the Chinese infant formula market must get the green light from government.

Aus Dairy Farmers seeks funding

MILK processors who funded ADF’s restructure will be asked to continue their financial support.

Milk that floats your goat

David Attenbourough Promo
GOATS have become the newest dairy sector to thrive in South Australia as cheesemakers clamour for their milk.

SA dairy arm back on the team

Dairy cows. Picture by Thinkstock.
SOUTH Australia’s dairy lobby group has returned to the national organisation Australian Dairy Farmers.

Online rates shunned

 Daryl Johnstone property in Garvoc. Jersey cows. Dairy. Milk.
AUSTRALIAN processors are not willing to sell product at current Global Dairy Trade prices.

NZ milk move speaks volumes

A WARRAGUL milk meter and cup remover manufacturer is heading for New Zealand markets.

China deal dairy ‘game changer’

Organic Milk
UPDATE: DARNUM’Smilk processing plant will play a vital role in a $NZ615 million international deal.

MG revises farmgate price down

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips
MURRAY Goulburn has revised its farmgate price down for this season.

FarmersÂ’ China FTA fight

Farmers’ China FTA fight
AUSTRALIA’S farmers are launching a campaign to win support for a free-trade deal with China.

Farms milk it for best deals

 Melissa Dorsett New northern vic YDDP - Dairy. Cows being milked in a rotary dairy. Milk. cows. dairy.
DAIRY farmers are chasing milk price and changing processors at unprecedented levels.

Supply is down but prices up

Generic chopper cows. Generic dairy. Saleyards.
IMPROVED local seasonal conditions have contributed to a 13 per cent decline in dairy choppers.

China builds dairy partnership

China builds dairy partnership
AUSTRALIA was last week invited to help open the China Dairy Industry Association conference.

MG suppliers in share deal plan

Puppies With the Walker Family
THE cost of purchasing Murray Goulburn shares for a supplier could be determined by a sliding scale.

Bega’s the big cheese

Macorna dairy farmer Steve Snowdon advocates leaf counts for determining the optimal time to graze pasture. Dairy cow.
BOWING out of the WCB bidding war helped Bega Cheese record a record $66 million profit last year.

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

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

Personal touch pays off

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

$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.

Water charges to plunge

dry weather

THOUSANDS of Victorian irrigators will soon pay less for their water.

Big finish gets Weeks in 100 club

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ROCHESTER forward Grant Weeks became the ninth and final player to snare 100 goals this season.

Sucker prices to settle

Wagga Wagga lamb sale 13.3.2014

SPRING prices for young lambs are expected to settle despite a rocky start to the season.

eMax ready for tough tasks

eMax ready for tough tasks

MAHINDRA has hit the Australian sub-compact market with its new eMax Series that sells from $12,990.

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.