Last Updated: November 29, 2014

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PRICE REPORT War of words on price

MAJOR processors have dismissed or failed to comment on the findings of a Bonlac Supply Company commissioned report last week.

Dwyer wins Dairy Australia ballot

Dwyer wins Dairy Australia ballot
HAWKESDALE dairy farmer Lisa Dwyer has been elected to the board of Dairy Australia.

Camperdown milk to China

Camperdown Dairy yoghurt plant opening
VICTORIAN milk will be on a plane to China within a fortnight.

Key to milking the profits

dairy heifers, cows,
LIFTING production to 8500 litres per cow per year would dilute the costs on dairy farms in northern Victoria.

Dry share buyback imminent

Murray Goulburn AGM 2014
MURRAY Goulburn is on the verge of approving a buyback of its dry shares.

Ten-day rotation a farm secret

Dylan and Virginia Toohill, Nanneella dairy farmers
DYLAN and Virginia Toohill are running a 10-day grazing rotation.

Rinehart’s dairy scrutiny

Gina Rinehart Chair of Hancock Prospecting during a business session during a CHOGM event held at the Burswood Complex in Per...
MINING magnate Gina ­Rinehart’s dairy farming foray may attract Foreign Investment Review Board scrutiny.

Bega share price drops

china deal on dairy
BEGA Cheese shares dipped in value yesterday, despite a spike in trading.

DAIRY AUCTION NZ dairy price dealt another blow

NEW Zealand farmgate prices are expected to fall after last week’s 3.1 per cent Global Dairy Trade decline.

AWARD WINNER Tasmanian cheese gets top gong

DAIRY Australian Grand Dairy Awards
UELI Berger is the first to admit he had big shoes to fill when he began making cheese for Heidi Farm a few years ago.

PRODUCT AWARDS NSW gelato a winning recipe

DAIRY Australian Grand Dairy Awards
WINNING Australia’s best dairy product has capped-off a whirlwind few months for John and Wendy Crowl.

New flavour $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.

INDUSTRY SCHOLARSHIP 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.

INDUSTRY COMPETITION Young team rises to the challenge

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

INDUSTRY REPORT 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.

RSPCA’s extreme tactics

 Coalition against duck shooting campaign director Laurie Levy with a Pink ear duck and other dead ducks at the Victorian Pre...

SOME farm leaders fear the Victorian election has spawned a dangerous new alliance of animal welfare groups.

McDonald drafted to Melbourne

Oscar McDonald

CHARAM’S Oscar McDonald will join his older brother at Melbourne Football Club.

Dwyer wins Dairy Australia ballot

Dwyer wins Dairy Australia ballot

HAWKESDALE dairy farmer Lisa Dwyer has been elected to the board of Dairy Australia.

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

MACDON’S D65-D draper models have been making a splash in the Mallee.

Hollingworth nutures nature

Robert Hollingworth

NOT a flower, frog, bird or smidgen of lichen on Robert Hollingworth’s property has gone unrecorded.

A fresh look at paddock to plate

A fresh look at paddock to plate

ROBERT Pascoe runs The Farmer’s Place, at Freshwater Creek on the Surf Coast. Read his story in FARM, free in The Weekly Times this week.