Last Updated: December 22, 2014

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PROCESSOR SALE LFP sold to Parmalat

THE boss of Longwarry Food Park said selling the business to Parmalat would enable it to grow faster.

Dairy farmers wait for rain

Dairy Farmer James Geraghty
DAIRY farmers on the Far North Queensland Tablelands are battling to retain supplies due to ongoing drought in the region.

End of a family tradition

 Royal Melbourne Show. Dairy Judging. Brown Swiss Supreme Exhibit, entry 22 lead by Jack Canobie from Drouin West.
MAX Canobie is “ropeable” the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show cut in-milk classes from the event.

Dispute over show changes

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show 2014 Tuesday
CHANGES to the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show were discussed with the dairy committee.

Dairy cattle show walk-out

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show 2014 Tuesday
ROYAL Melbourne Dairy Show exhibitors have predicted the end of dairy cattle at the state event.

Producers give AGM vote a miss

Dairy Australia AGM
FEWER than 900 dairy farmers voted at last month’s Dairy Australia’s annual general meeting.

CHINA FTA Free-trade deal ‘no silver bullet’

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips
IT will be good, but not great. That’s the warning from a dairy analyst speaking about Australia’s recent FTA with China.

FARM FINANCES Margin strain leads to cow cull

Kentgrove South, South Australia
THE Australian dairy industry cannot expand on a “roller-coaster” milk price, a South Australian dairy farmer says.

Dairy farms run hot

Dairy farms run hot
DAIRY farms are hot property, with investors snapping up multiple properties in blue-ribbon farming country.

ON — FARM WINNER Luck of the Iris continues for Akers

Geoff & Natalie Akers. Tallygaroopna.
WHEN it comes to on-farm challenge wins, the Iris cow family has been a standout for the Akers.

NZ PRICE CUT Low-return pain ahead in NZ

 26/01/2007. Dairy cows are milked on a small dairy farm at Karamu in Waikato province, one of New Zealand's biggest dairy re...
NEW ZEALAND dairy farmers expect “the pain” of low prices to hit in spring and winter.

Stanhope Fonterra blaze

Fonterra dairy company in Cororooke, near Colac, is closing and 130 workers are set to lose their jobs. Worker Alex Mckenzie ...
UPDATE: DAMAGE to the roof of the Fonterra Stanhope factory is being assessed following a fire this morning.

Toddler death Raw milk farm 'agrees to recall'

Unpasturised Milk
A GIPPSLAND organic farm whose “cosmetic” milk has been linked with the death of a toddler has reportedly agreed to do a voluntary recall of the product.

Killer milk investigation

Raw milk. Visit the farm where the milk came from.
A COMPANY will continue to sell unpasteurised bath milk, despite the product being linked to a child’s death.

Warning as milk kills child

Unpasturised Milk
A YOUNG child died and four fell seriously ill after drinking contaminated raw cow’s milk.

MG SHARES Bye-bye to MG buyback

Murray Goulburn milk tanker. March 2007. Maffra Devondale.
MURRAY Goulburn suppliers who swap processors or retire this month can’t receive $1.25 for each share.

Taroon talent ages gracefully

Bond, dairy farmers, Taroon, on-farm challenge
TAROON Park Dundee 1539 is no stranger to on-farm challenge success.

DAIRY SHOW Dairy heads back into Show

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show 2014
THE Royal Melbourne Dairy Show will be reduced to a heifer and youth show from next year.

NZ milk price down

Fonterra Logo Standard Large
UPDATE: FONTERRA New Zealand has reduced this season’s final price to $NZ4.70 a kilogram of milk solids.

WCB changes Farmgate price may climb

Warrnambool Cheese & Butter CEO & Managing Director, David Lord at the annual AGM in Warrnambool. 24/10/2013 Pic...
WCB boss David Lord has indicated the company’s farmgate price could lift this season.

Western Vic wins dairy title

Western Vic wins dairy title
A  WELL-balanced team was the key to Western Victoria taking out the first National Dairy Challenge last week.

Winning Holstein staying put

Seidel family, Semex on-farm challenge
THERE have been a few offers to buy Pyelanda Toystory Magpie but the Holstein isn’t for sale.

Tassie cows are over the moon

Dairy milk production
TASMANIA leads the nation with record milk production and is on track for 10 per cent growth for this season with most coming from existing farms.

Novel endophyte the way to go

 30/09/2009 NEWS: The milking herd grazes a ryegrass pasture at the Dederang farm.
CHOOSING the right ryegrass is only half the battle, you need to also choose the right endophyte.

Long-term endophyte solution

Endophyte research field day, PGG Wrightson
REMOVING standard ryegrass endophyte should be the ultimate aim of the farming system, according to a seed company.

SUPERMARKET DEAL Otways dairy’s Woolies link

Woolworths Farmers Own Milk
THE security of a three-year contract helped entice David and Rhonda Tanis to supply milk directly to Woolworths.

RET deal warning

RET deal warning

CONSUMERS face electricity price rises unless a deal is done on the future of the RET.

Harvest pulls up stumps

Harvest pulls up stumps

IN TERMS of an introduction to bush cricket, there is nothing like it.

LFP sold to Parmalat

Holstein cow with tongue sticking out

THE boss of Longwarry Food Park said selling the business to Parmalat would enable it to grow faster.

GT hoe in blitz at Bathurst

GT hoe in blitz at Bathurst

THE JCB GT backhoe was recently crowned the fastest digger after reaching speeds of more than 116km/h.

Jingles keeps trucking

JINGLES: Graeme Neal aka 'Jingles' Livestock carrier from Swan Reach.

OWNING 14 trucks in 73 years might seem like a lot to some but to Jingles Neal it’s not nearly enough.