Last Updated: March 03, 2015

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CHEESE SALE Lion holds WCB shares

LION will decide at a later date if it will retain its 10.22 per cent stake in western Victorian dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter.

WCB in Lion cheese buy-up

 Coon Tasty Cheese
WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter is set to pay $137.5 million for part of a competitors’ business.

Hands-on expertise at Tarago

Tarago River Cheese
THE ability to have control of quality from cow to cheese platter is a linchpin in Tarago River Cheese’s success.

Anthrax kills Tatura cow

 Vic anthrax animal disease outbreak. bodies of infected cows being burnt near Tatura.
UPDATE: FARMERS in Northern Victorian are on high alert after a dairy cow died from anthrax disease.

MG reports sales revenue decline

MG reports sales revenue decline
DAIRY giant Murray Goulburn has reported a sales revenue decline of 1 per cent but held its farmgate milk price.

CDI quiet on buy-up

Camperdown dairy factory
PADDOCK to plate venture Camperdown Dairy International is on track with its plant demolition.

Fonterra forecast payout on hold

Fonterra forecast payout on hold
FONTERRA has held its forecast milk payout despite hopes a lift was on the cards.

Sarah plots her career

Neerim South Ag Student
WITH an ATAR score of 98.7 Sarah Fusinato could have chosen any university course.

GM TECHNOLOGY New seeds a threat to organics

DAIRY: GM Ryegrass Scott Wightman organic dairy farmer.
ORGANIC dairy farmer Scott Wightman is concerned genetically modified ryegrass could wipe out his industry.

IRRIGATION ALLOCATIONS Northern Vic welcomes water

Gary Wight. Cohuna dairy farmer.
THE news that northern Victorian irrigators should expect 100 per cent allocation didn’t surprise Gary Wight.

A2 Milk profit plunges as costs rise

A2 Milk. Supplied Picture: Supplied
A2 MILK Co’s half-year profit has fallen 81 per cent.

GLOBAL PRICES 10pc jump threat to recovery

DAIRY Sarah Saxton
AN ANALYST was warned the dairy price recovery coming earlier than expected may limit its size.

GM RESEARCH Jury’s out on a GM future

Jury’s out on a GM future
MAJOR dairy processors were noncommittal on genetically modified ryegrass research in Australia.

Gippsland booms as locals buy up

27/10/2005 LIBRARY: 27/10/2005: Cows wait to be milked in the 60-stand rotary shed at Covino dairy, East Gippsland. Pic. No E...
THE Macalister Irrigation District has hit an early purple patch with dairy farm sales, as locals look to expand.

Nothing succeeds like excess feed

Nothing succeeds like excess feed
FARMERS in the Macalister Irrigation District are renovating pastures to managed excess feed.

Prices in line with Fonterra forecast

Prices in line with Fonterra forecast
FONTERRA says dairy prices need to stay around the level of this week’s GlobalDairyTrade to hit the seasonal forecast.

INDUSTRY RESEARCH New ABV for feed conversion

DAIRY: Stock Exchange Dairy
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will soon have access to the world’s most detailed feed conversion efficiency breeding value.

PASTURE RESEARCH Hurdles to clear for grass

Hurdles to clear for grass
MARKETING GM ryegrass will be one of the few hurdles that need to be cleared by the dairy industry as research winds down.

DAIRY High-end products lift Bega profits

Barry Irvin, chairman of Bega Cheese in Collins st Melbourne
SALES of higher value dairy products have helped lift Bega Cheese’s revenue by 8 per cent.

Dairy auction lifts

Dairy auction lifts
ONLINE auction Global Dairy Trade lifted 10.1 per cent yesterday to an average price of $US3366 a tonne.

CAREER PROGRESSION Joe tempted by equity share

Joe Edwards, dairy farm manager at Cobram East
JOE Edwards has some big ­decisions to weigh up in the near future.

IRRIGATION ALLOCATIONS Look to NSW for water guide

Winnaleah Irrigation Scheme expansion announced, a dairy farm near Winnaleah, dairy and beef grazing is using about 70 per ce...
NORTHERN Victorian irrigators must look “beyond their backyard” to determine next season’s water availability.

China farm plan rankles

DAIRY: Stock Exchange Dairy
PLANS to expand a Chinese-owned dairy farm at Kernot in South Gippsland have angered local farmers.

SHARE FARMING Sweet spot for milking profit

Matt Grant, dairy, Scotts Creek
MATT Grant believes there’s a “sweet spot” when it comes to dairy farming profitability.

PASTURE MEASUREMENT Pasture quality drops off after rain

 Property. Dairy Farm &Hagens Bridge& in Newry on the Macalister River. Dairy cows in pasture.
A LACK of paddock drainage and an abundance of poorer-quality grass has been blamed for a drop in pasture quality across the MIA.

Dairy eyes India trade

Dairy eyes India trade
INDIA is the next big opportunity for Australian dairy, according to the Federal assistant treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

Libs roar back in polls

Tony Abbott

TONY Abbott has staged a stunning comeback with a new poll putting the government almost into election-winning territory.

Lalbert mourns favourite son

Lalbert mourns favourite son

UPDATE: THE Lalbert community has been plunged into mourning after the death of a Mallee Eagles footballer.

WCB in Lion cheese buy-up

 Coon Tasty Cheese

WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter is set to pay $137.5 million for part of a competitors’ business.

One fast pass does it all

One fast pass does it all

NEW Amazone Cirrus 03 offset discs/drill combinations enable one-pass cultivation up to 18km/h.

Farmer Jack’s place

COUNTRY LIVING: Old sheep farmer Jack Stevens

I WAS intrigued to meet Jack Stevens, a 92-year-old farmer who lives and still works west of Euroa.

Livestock Doc: Not a scrap of trouble

FARM - PIGS at Corop with Katy Brown

THE dangers of swill feeding and why is it illegal in Australia.