Last Updated: October 24, 2014

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Dairy deal Southwest dairy swoop backed

THE Australian dairy industry is supporting a Chinese-investor backed deal involving up to 50 farms in Victoria.

Doman family has win in the courts

Doman family has win in the courts
EXCLUSIVE: MT Gambier’s Doman family has won a battle over the receivership of a number of its companies.

Dairy Australia lifts its spend

Owen Copinga, Isla Bank, Southland New Zealand
DAIRY Australia increased its expenditure by 6 per cent in 2013-14 to a record $61.8 million.

Racing mates in farm venture

 Socials Snapped, Cerebral Palsy Tasmania fundraising lunch in the Committee Room at Elwick Racecourse, from left, chairman o...
A FORMER Tasmanian abalone diver has made a bold splash into Australian dairying.

China dairy deal’s mixed response

 Dairy cattle.
NEWS Chinese investors could take control of up to 50 farms in Victoria has received a mixed response.

New dairy jobs at Shepparton

pactum dairy
PACTUM Dairy Group will today receive $1 million from the Victorian Government.

HARVEST YIELDS Dry puts pressure on silage

Luke Felmingham. Making Silage.
VICTORIAN silage yields vary, but south west farmers are getting into the hay market first.

Global prices Wait and see on lift in market

Fonterra Darnum
ANOTHER Global Dairy Trade auction with a positive result would suggest the market had lifted.

COBRAM DAIRY FARM Another dairy farm gets Aced

 ACE Farming Company's Denison property on Sale-Heyfield road
ACE Farming has continued its buying spree of Victorian dairy farms.

Glenormiston College New dairy company to be born

Glenormiston College
UPDATE: A deal has been struck to take control of between 40 and 50 dairy farms in Victoria.

China's growing interest in dairy

Field day at the Tasmanian Dairy Demonstration Farm, The Gums at Woolnorth, cattle try to stay dry
INTEREST from international suitors to buy Australia’s largest dairy milk supplier is ongoing.

PROFITABLE production lift Dairy pool too small

Crole family, Simpson, dairy farmers
THE national dairy industry is “not sustainable” to service a growing domestic and export market.

HERD HEALTH Mycoplasma alarm sounded

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show 2014 Tuesday
OUTBREAKS of an emerging untreatable infection have hit many Australian dairy regions.

China dairy FTA weeks away

Andrew Robb on a Dairy Farm at Larpent
A “SATISFACTORY” outcome for the dairy component of the China FTA will soon be completed.

Dairy product prices bounce back

Dairy product prices bounce back
DAIRY product prices rose in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction.

Farm sales Investment hinges on big sales

Business Sweden
THE sale of a large scale operation such as Van Diemens Land could be the “catalyst” for other investor transactions.

UDP OPINION FTA dairy benefit examined

Business Sweden
THE LEADER of Australia’s dairy lobby has hit back at suggestions free trade agreements “do not work”.

Udder shudder as milk prices sours

Milk Prices
WESTERN Victoria dairy farmer Ben Bennett sighs when he sits at his kitchen table to talk about the state of the industry.

UDV releases wish list

UDV releases wish list
UNITED Dairy­farmers of Victoria calls on governments to “clear the way” for the industry.

Prolonged dairy pinch approaches

Prolonged dairy pinch approaches
DAIRY farmers face a period of low commodity prices, according to Rabobank’s latest report.

YOGHURT PLANT Camperdown firm launches yoghurt

Camperdown Dairy yoghurt plant opening
EXPORTING milk to Asia will be the next venture for Camperdown Dairy, after launching its yoghurt.

Market driving dairy costs: report

Dairy farmer and runner Tania Nevill
MOST dairy manufacturing costs are driven largely by market factors rather than excess regulation, a new report shows.

Herd housing Cow barns boost NZ production

Aad and Wilma van Leeuwen, New Zealand
BARNS are now part of the New Zealand dairy industry environmental solution, says DeLaval’s Richard Alderton.

WORLD first Robots are in, pasture is past

Aad and Wilma van Leeuwen, New Zealand
PUSHING production, not the environment, is the philosophy behind the world’s largest robotic milking barn.

New cleaner a dairy good idea

New cleaner a dairy good idea
AUSTRALIAN Pump has developed a heavy-duty steam cleaner specifically for ­dairies.

Dairy prices Dairy price dip fears

Dairy price dip fears
NEXT season’s farmgate prices could be impacted if trading conditions fail to improve before year’s end.

Gippsland train chaos

A V-Line Velocity train, (Fast Train), crosses the Barwon Heads road at Marshall.

UPDATE: Gippsland train services to be thrown into disarray during the height of next month’s election.

Country footy salary cap debate

AFL Victoria Community Cup, AFL Victoria Country v Victorian Amateur Football Association

AFL Victoria will trial a salary cap to put a lid on the rising costs of country footballers.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.