Last Updated: January 27, 2015

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DAIRY INVESTMENT Property deal setback

SOUTHWEST Victorian dairy farmers will have to wait to learn if they have sold their properties to a foreign-backed investor.

Handy drop at Scotts Creek

Matt Grant, dairy, Scotts Creek
MATT Grant doesn’t measure the rain, but the Scotts Creek ­farmer knew he received a handy drop last week.

Illawarra claims IDW crown

DAIRY - International Dairy Week 2015 Tuesday
THREE mates wrote themselves into the IDW history books with the first colour breed to ever win the overall champion.

Irrigation savvy at Stanhope

DAIRY Season Update
PRODUCTION is up a “bit” on Robert Schloss’ Stanhope dairy farm this season.

Illusion claims top prize

DAIRY - International Dairy Week 2015 Wednesday
THE intermediate champion Jersey claimed breed honours at International Dairy Week today.

Dairy farmers brace for slow start

Fonterra Australia operations and ingredients director Bruce Donnison
MILK  processors remain tight-lipped about next season as dairy farmers brace for lower opening milk prices.

Shawn home in the south

Sesonal Update south Gippsland
DROUGHT conditions forced Shawn Hollingworth off his Kerang farm in 2009.

SEASON WRAP Rain reprieve saves on irrigation

 News BCM 11.10.12 Weather. Darrell Dennis checks the rain gauge on his dairy farm near Beaudesert. Pic Peter Wallis
RAIN last week helped save money on irrigation in northern Victoria.

Records smashed at IDW

DAIRY - International Dairy Week 2015 Tuesday
RECORDS were set on day two at International Dairy Week.

Dairy horror The ugly truth about your milk

World School Milk Day, Zachary Westwood, 7, with a glass of milk at the Hagley Farm School
THAT milk in your cereal bowl costs more than you think. Chances are you haven’t really thought about this before.

Katie leads the way in show ring

DAIRY - International Dairy Week 2015 Monday
KATIE Anderson may have won a leader’s award, but she knows who the judges are really eyeing in the show ring.

Northern Vic scores a dairy win

DAIRY - International Dairy Week 2015 Monday
UPDATE: BECLAH Beclah Park Dempsey Nola’s udder earned her the IDW grand champion heifer title.

Cream of the crop

DAIRY - International Dairy Week 2015 Monday
INTERNATIONAL Dairy Week is in full swing, with dozens of events being held at Tatura, in Victoria’s north. PICTURE GALLERY

Judges offer varied experience

 International Dairy Week Holstein Judging. Judging of the Australian Champion Dairy Exhibit.
MEET this year’s judges at International Dairy Week at Tatura.

Prepare well when seeking investors

Prepare well when seeking investors
UNDERSTANDING your own business is the first step to finding an investor, Dairy Australia‘s Neil Lane says.

YOUTH COMPETITORS Twins go solo at dairy week

Dairy Week Schulyz Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang
INTERNATIONAL Dairy Week is the culmination of the summer holidays for Alana and Lora Schulz.

Jason’s gotta lotta stuff on ricotta

Jason’s gotta lotta stuff on ricotta
JASON Chesworth is a big believer in experimental cooking.

Hopes pinned on Flora

Cole family, Ladysmith
WHEN Stewart and Bec Cole take their team of Ayrshires to Dairy Week, they are always hopeful of a win.

Zinc reform delay

 WHITELAND, IN - JULY 20: Dairy cows eat after being milked at Kelsay and Son dairy farm on July 20, 2012 near Whiteland, Ind...
DAIRY Australia has known for more than a year about impending reforms that could cut off zinc supply.

Raw milk fight warming up

Raw Store
ADVOCATES of raw milk are rallying to have unpasteurised milk regulated and legally available for consumption in Victoria.

PRIME MARKETS Cash cows climb high

Chopper dairy cows, Camperdown
COW prices are expected to climb further following rises of up to 30c/kg liveweight during the past week.

America beckons for Luke

DAIRY Youth Camp
LUKE Gilbert has his sights firmly set on the US stud dairy industry.

GLOBAL AUCTION Dairy prices close to floor

Cow Close Up. Thinkstock
GLOBAL dairy prices look close to reaching a market floor with signs of improvement in some sectors.

Swiss miss a big jolt with judges

DAIRY Brown Swiss
WHEN it comes to the ideal dairy cow, Brown Swiss Tandara Jolt Sarajevo 55 ticks all the boxes.

TATURA EVENT Not just a cow show

International Dairy Week 2014
IF YOU think International Dairy Week is just a cow show, organisers say this is the year to think again.

Swoop on MG share buy-back

Swoop on MG share buy-back
MORE than half of Murray Goulburn’s dry shareholders have opted to sell their shares back to the co-operative.

Rural leaders honoured

Rural leaders honoured

RURAL leaders have been honoured across the country as part of Australia Day honours today.

Tamworth is no pony ride

Tamworth rodeo and campdraft

IT’S a spectacular vault but one unlikely to earn high praise from the judging panel. Zero points for grace. Zero points for landing. But 10 for entertainment.

Young farmer top of the class

Clare Price

BROADWATER farmer, 21-year-old Clare Price, is one of Australia’s most-awarded young wool classers.