Last Updated: April 02, 2015

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PRICE ANALYSIS WCB has biggest farmgate variation

WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter had the largest variation in price between its suppliers last season.

NZ farms breach employment laws

NZ farms breach employment laws
ALMOST two-thirds of New Zealand dairy farms visited by labour inspectors have been in breach of employment laws.

Dairy farm cream of the crop

DBOY Awards
BILL and Jill Chilvers have proved dairy farming can be successful in the grazing areas of Tasmania’s Midlands.

Quality blamed for collapse

In this March 11, 2009 file photo, a line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a farm outside Jerome, Idaho. Belchi...
STOCK agents and farmers may be owed large amounts of money from the collapse of live cattle exporter Carpenter International Pty Ltd.

No export impact

Warragul dairy sale. 20.1.15
AN easing Chinese heifer export market has not impacted on domestic prices for dairy animals.

Fodder beets take off

Elders' Megan Beck pictured with Mingbool farmer George Beck.
SOUTH East South Australian farmers are getting into the swing of growing fodder beets.

BIGGEST INDUSTRY ISSUE Watchdog role on price gap

THE UNITED Dairyfarmers of Victoria must be the “watchdog” for the farmgate milk price differential within the industry.

Ketosis will reduce weight

 Guy Lucas - Dairy Farmer from Brogo Valley. Dairy Farm. Cows. Calves. Milk.
PLANNING for a successful rejoining begins long before calving, according to a dairy nutritionist.

A2 Milk starts trading on ASX

A2 Milk. Supplied Picture: Supplied
SHARES in New Zealand-based milk supplier A2 Milk Company have slipped after they started trading on the ASX.

Frustrated NZ farmer in poo dump

Holstein cow with tongue sticking out
A DAIRY farmer has dumped a pile of poo on the footpath outside Otago Regional Council’s Dunedin office.

Synlait shares plunge after loss

 20/12/2006. Quarry Hills, a newly converted dairy farm located between Cressy and Campbell Town in northern Tasmania. Dairy ...
SYNLAIT Milk shares have plunged 12 per cent after the company turned to a loss in the first half.

Couple seize the opportunity

ACM and Dutch Mill have bought a farm at Waaia
ERNIE and Teresa Braaksma have leased a farm from Australian Consolidated Milk and Dutch Mill.

Tassie dairy goes ‘gang busters’

Future Ready Dairy Systems field day at the Chilver's family Oakdene property near Symmons Plains in the Northern Midlands, a...
A MAJOR industry conference in Burnie has been told Tasmania is leading the way when it comes to dairy production across the country.

Fonterra NZ profits down

Fonterra NZ profits down
FONTERRA New Zealand will holds its $NZ4.70 a kilogram of milk solids farmgate price this season.

Allies in Pacific fight

Dairy cows. Picture by Thinkstock.
AUSTRALIA has found key allies in a drawn-out trade battle which has placed it at loggerheads with Japan and Canada.

Milk price still settling

Milk price still settling
MAJOR milk processors are sending mixed signals about if they will follow WCB’s lead and top up farmgate prices.

Farm leases on offer

Holstein Cow with Yotei Mountain in Background
FARMGATE price volatility can be reduced through farmers leasing properties owned by milk processors.

High-tech wins over irrigators

 DPI's high flow irrigation field day at McAlister Demonstration Farm in Riverslea
FARMERS in the Macalister Irrigation District are embracing technology to become more efficient with water.

Brad makes sure water flows

Brad makes sure water flows
BRAD White has seen first-hand how effective automatic irrigation systems can be.

New indices launched

 Guy Lucas - Dairy Farmer from Brogo Valley. Dairy Farm. Cows. Calves. Milk.
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will be able to select bulls based on three new indices next month.

Dairy giants unite on TPP

Dairy farmer and runner Tania Nevill
AUSTRALIA’S dairy industry has joined with New Zealand and the US to appeal for a better deal in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

REPRODUCTION COSTS Heat program lifts herd in-calf rate

 Clovelly is a dairy farm near Bridport. Calves feed on fresh milk.
FARMERS could boost in-calf rates by 3 per cent using a heat synchrony program, a seminar has been told.

Dairy farms snapped up

DAIRY Cows walking down the road at Korumburra
REAL Estate agents are upbeat about land values in Gippsland, predicting a period of growth.

WCB steps-up

DAIRY: Stock Exchange Dairy
WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter has delivered the first step-up this season for the dairy industry.

FUTURE Hi-tech advances future of dairy

 Ellinbank, DPI, Agg. Research. Dairy Industry. Cameron Gourley DPI senior research scientist, soils and land managment. GPS,...
IMAGINE pregnancy testing your herd accurately with a touch to the side of an animal.

GENOMICS Bid to breed out heat stress

Many Australian Dairy Herds Are Not Taking Full Advantage Of Artificial Insemination Even Though The Benefits Are Well Proven...
DAIRY farmers could soon use genomics to select bulls to breed animals that are more heat tolerant.

$5b windfall for rural Vic

Macarthur wind farm in western Victoria..

WIND farms worth almost $5 billion are poised to be built across Victoria.

Saints to atone for past sins

Goulburn Valley FL, Grand Final, Benalla Saints v Shepparton Swans

BENALLA Saints will be out to exorcise its demons when the Goulburn Valley Football League kicks off.

New Wodonga yards in gridlock

NVLX sale 12.2.2015 Wodonga

DELAYS in loading and unloading cattle at the new saleyards at Wodonga are creating headaches for carriers and producers.

Aussie baling history on show

Aussie baling history on show

A TWO-horse pull-power hay press will be displayed at the International Harvester Historic Baling Festival.

Rural by design

Leila Sweeney

TATYOON hit the jackpot the day Leila Sweeney came to town.

Going native one step at a time

Jindi Farm Bush Foods

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