Last Updated: May 05, 2015

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MG to finish on $6.051 kgMS

MURRAY Goulburn supplies will finish next season, 2015-16 at $6.051 kilogram milk solids.

New milk plant gets praise

Robotic dairy
UPDATE: DAIRY farmers are celebrating news that the Midfield Group will invest $60m in a new dairy processing plant.

Fonterra cuts forecast dairy payout

Macorna dairy farmer Steve Snowdon advocates leaf counts for determining the optimal time to graze pasture. Dairy cow.
UPDATE: FONTERRA NZ has cut its forecast farmgate milk price from $NZ4.70 to $NZ4.50 for the 2014-15 season.

Excitement brews at dairy sale

Global Impact Dairy Sale
THE  phrase “talking the price up” was given new meaning at last week’s Global Impact sale.

Cream of Tassie’s crop

Cream of Tassie’s crop
DAIRY farming is a major focus for many of the 700 plus exhibitors at the 33rd annual Agfest.

Cream of Tassie’s crop

Cream of Tassie’s crop
DAIRY farming is a major focus for many of the 700 plus exhibitors at the 33rd annual Agfest.

Cream of Tassie’s crop

Cream of Tassie’s crop
DAIRY farming is a major focus for many of the 700 plus exhibitors at the 33rd annual Agfest.

ADFG talks to Vic sellers

DAIRY: Stock Exchange Dairy
ANOTHER corporate dairy farm business is in talks to buy property from southwest Victorian farmers.

NEW PROCESSOR NDP move secures milk

News: Dairy Farmer Chris Vogels
FRIDAY afternoon at 4pm Chris Vogels decided to sign his milk across to new industry player National Dairy Products.

FACTORY CLOSURE Milk shake-up after UDP collapse

DAIRY: GM Ryegrass Scott Wightman organic dairy farmer.
MILLIONS of litres of milk are flowing between processors in a flurry of activity in the Australian dairy industry.

GLOBAL IMPACT US farm makes global impact

Global Impact Dairy Sale
THE sale of a $112,000 calf to the US will help lift the profile of Australia cattle, according to the buyer.

GLOBAL IMPACT $22,000 for cream of the crop

Global Impact Dairy Sale
THE prices of the top two Jersey animals sold at Global Impact last week match their pedigrees.

FARM RESEARCH Irrigation to boost dairy farming

Dairy - Don and Meg Stewart
DON Stewart has a vision for irrigation on dairy farms.

US research Hope for yield lifts

china deal on dairy
REDUCING inflammation post calving can help lift milk yield throughout a lactation, according to US research.

New dairy player

DAIRY Sarah Saxton
A NEW player in the milk market has emerged from the ashes of United Dairy Power

CALF FEED Calf rumen develops without starch

Calf rumen develops without starch
STARCH is not a necessity to develop a calf’s rumen, a conference was told last week in Melbourne.

Sale hopes for big NSW dairy

FOCUS: Organic, biodynamic dairy with Melinda and Peter Smith.
CHINA’S New Hope Dairy has formed part of a consortium, which has moved to purchase a NSW farm.

WCB to take some UDP milk

 09/11/2005 LIBRARY: 24/03/2005. Dairy cows on Steve Snowdon's Macorna dairy farm.
UPDATE: WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter is expected to take most of UDP’s south west Victorian milk from Saturday.

Retirements not a worry for MG

Global Food Forum
THE MG capital structure could withstand a large supplier-shareholder ­exodus, co-operative management says.

DAIRY FARMING Milk in new fall

FOCUS: Organic, biodynamic dairy with Melinda and Peter Smith.
A GLOBAL dairy price drop will hit farmers’ opening milk prices.

SEASON Sown pastures looking for rains

Dairy - Craig and Felicia Bills
CRAIG and Felicia Bills are waiting on a shower of rain to further kick along their winter feed wedge.

Burra to enter milk trading game

grazing cows
BURRA Foods will enter into the milk trading business after the acquisition of UDP’s Poowong plant today.

DAIRY Burra Foods, MG in UDP sale

FOCUS: Organic, biodynamic dairy with Melinda and Peter Smith.
UPDATE: UDP suppliers were furious to learn through other milk factories that parts of the business would be sold off.

Calf sells for record $112,000

Global Impact Dairy Sale
UPDATE: A THREE-MONTH Holstein calf has sold for ​a record ​$112,000.

Farmers milked by price wars

Holstein cow with tongue sticking out
DAIRY farmers have told a Senate inquiry a supermarket price war has cost them $200 million.

BULL RANKINGS Sire brings joy of Christmas

DAIRY ABV Feature
WITH a name like Christmas, perhaps the Holstein sire was always destined to bring cheer to its breeders the Dickson family.

JBS cuts lamb processing

 Hardwick Meat Processing. Kyneton. lamb.

UPDATE: AUSTRALIA’s largest red meat processor is cutting its lamb and mutton processing in half.

Country footballer dies

Country footballer dies

A YOUNG father and footy club captain has died during a country match after collapsing on to the field following a tackle.

MG to finish on $6.051 kgMS

Coles First MG Milk

MURRAY Goulburn supplies will finish next season, 2015-16 at $6.051 kilogram milk solids.

A gateway to fast flock handling

A gateway to fast flock handling

A PORTABLE sheep handler you can tow behind a ute or ATV is what Clipex brings to the table.

Champion of the birds

Rotamah Island

SARAH HUDSON discovers Don Ripper’s plans to preserve natural history using an island observatory.

Going native one step at a time

Jindi Farm Bush Foods

LESLIE Smith wanders through her farm at Jindivick in Gippsland with daughter Leila.