Last Updated: May 28, 2015

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SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH Drench resistance a worry

TWENTY Gippsland dairy farms demonstrated drench resistance to at least one parasite, according to a new study.

China moves in on Gippsland farms

China moves in on Gippsland farms
CHINESE-listed company DFP Australia has bought two Gippsland dairy properties.

Asia gets a taste for Aussie yoghurt

Lion cheese factory opening
WHEN it comes to yoghurt tastes, Australian consumers are on par with their Asian counterparts.

Relax with a camel milk cuppa

Dairy Camel Sale
FANCY a drop of camel milk in your cuppa?

Banking on China rebound

 Workers milk cows at Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd.'s Tangshan farm in Tangshan, Hebei Province, China, on Wednesday, Feb. ...
CHINA’S appetite for dairy products is expected to remain weak until the end of this year.

Price hit for milk

FOCUS: Organic, biodynamic dairy with Melinda and Peter Smith.
FONTERRA Australia has set a fixed based milk price average of $5.80 a kilogram of milk solids for next season.

Battle on for China market

pactum dairy
THE Chinese dairy industry is being sacrificed by the country signing a free-trade agreement with Australia.

Taste for dairy pays off

Taste for dairy pays off
A LOVE of dairy food has translated into a career for a university graduate.

Live blog Fleurieu Milk’s Halal backflip

Nick Hutchinson of Fleurieu Milk Company.
FLEURIEU Milk and Yoghurt Company has reinstated its Halal certification.

FARMGATE PRICES Price check tool Aussie first

FOCUS: Organic, biodynamic dairy with Melinda and Peter Smith.
ANY tool that helps dairy farmers better understand their farmgate milk price is welcomed by the industry.

Big spenders hungry for more

DAIRY: Stock Exchange Dairy
AUSTRALIAN Dairy Farms Group will look to buy more farms towards the end of the year, after adding three to its portfolio last week.

Queue for quality dairy cattle

Camperdown dairy dispersal 15.5.15
ASK any livestock agent and they will tell you it’s hard to find quality dairy cattle at the moment.

MILK PRICES Dairy step-ups forecast

FOCUS: Organic, biodynamic dairy with Melinda and Peter Smith.
DAIRY farmers are likely to get their milk cheques topped up in the coming month as processors compete for supply.

Good winter ahead at Denison

Ron and Julia Hibma
MACALISTER Irrigation District farmer Ron Hibma will have enough feed to get his cows through winter.

Lion opens $150m Burnie cheese site

Lion's New Dairy Boss. Peter West.
LION will open its revamped specialty cheese site in Tasmania today.

Bega Cheese cuts profit forecast

 bega cheese
BEGA Cheese has cut its profit forecast as world dairy prices fail to recover as expected.

A2 milk makes splash in US

A2 Milk Company CEO Geoff Babidge
PREMIUM milk company a2 believes its fledgling US business could grow to generate more than half its revenues.

ASX-listed operation buys up

FOCUS: Organic, biodynamic dairy with Melinda and Peter Smith.
ASX-LISTED dairy operation Australian Dairy Farms will raise up to $17.7 million for another three southwest Victorian properties.

MG proposal gets nod

NEWS Murray Goulburn Meeting
THERE has been a mixed reaction from Murray Goulburn shareholders to its move to a new capital structure.

Couple’s gain a gift for others

DAIRY: Humphris Family
TIM and Lyndal Humphris are going to be very popular people for the next three years.

DAIRY MG shareholders approve deal

NEWS Murray Goulburn Meeting
DAIRY farmer members of Murray Goulburn have vote overwhelmingly in favour of the co-operative’s capital structure.

Cow values unfair: UDV

dairy heifers, cows,
BANKS and financial institutions should recognise the “true” value of dairy cattle, the peak body for dairy farmers says.

Pouring on milk supply

Theo Spierings, Fonterra CEO
NEW Zealand dairy co-operative Fonterra plans to process an extra eight billion litres of milk annually within the next 10 years.

Days numbered for calf induction

 John Versteden with his chicory crop, Longwarry
A POLICY to phase out non-therapeutic calving inductions has been adopted by the ­United Dairyfarmers of ­Victoria.

Dairy auction prices drop further

 Dairy at Rochester. Ken and his son Neil Parker. Cows.
DAIRY prices on Fonterra’s GlobalDairyTrade auction have fallen 3.5 per cent at the latest sale.

Raw milk sale plan opposed

 Daryl Hoey on his dairy farm at Katunga
THE United Dairyfarmers of Victoria will not lobby for the sale of raw milk.

RSPCA gone to the dogs

 Artwork - RSPCA logo.

FARMING leaders believe trust in the RSPCA has eroded to new lows.

The greatest league of all

WorkSafe Country Championships, Goulburn Valley FL V Geelong FL

GEELONG Football League faces another rematch in the Worksafe Country Championships next year.

EU market share safe

myrtleford cattle sale

AUSTRALIA is likely to keep its $280 million share of the European Union beef market.

Versatile range gaining traction

Versatile range gaining traction

THERE is no replacement for displacement and as the demand for more power increases, tracked tractors gain popularity.