Last Updated: September 22, 2014

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Don’t copy Fonterra: report

CREATING national agribusiness champions by relaxing competition can hurt consumers, a report says.

Profit soars for Synlait Milk

FEATURES: Dairy cows graze at Woodside Green Farm in Great Hallingbury, Essex.
SYNLAIT Milk has posted a 70 per cent jump in annual profit.

Bega in Chinese UHT deal

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips
BEGA Cheese is expected to generate $100 million through a deal with a leading Chinese retail group.

Chinese like our low risk

 Guy Lucas - Dairy Farmer from Brogo Valley. Dairy Farm. Cows. Calves. Milk.
CHINESE business couple Amy Qiao and her husband George like to invest in familiar areas.

Dreamer shares Show success

Show. Rooftop Express
“DREAMER” the cow is only 13 months old, but she’s already had a moo-mentous start to life.

Hands-on learning for students

Hands-on learning for students
A WORK placement at a Victorian dairy has taught Latin American students practical farming skills.

MG’s value challenge

Marray Goulburn AGM. Moonee Valley. Phil Tracy from Yanakie elected to the board.
ANOTHER large Australian dairy co-operative would further fragment the dairy industry.

Who’s your daddy?

Who’s your daddy?
WHAT are the odds?

China to put squeeze on our cows

Dairy Farm Chinese Investor
ONE of China’s biggest milk companies is buying up dairy farms in Australia.

Holstein takes honours at show

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show 2014
A HOLSTEIN exhibited by John Gardiner claimed the top honours at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show.

Dairy’s Kiwi phobia

Dairy’s Kiwi phobia
A SENIOR dairy leader has told the Australian industry to stop “obsessing” with New Zealand.

Formula for success

 Milk pouring into a vat.
INVESTORS  are interested in building infant formula plants in NSW for export markets.

Chocolate lure for dairy farmers

Cadbury chocolate factory, Tasmania plant at Claremont
THE Derwent Valley is attracting growing interest to convert more farms to dairy because of chocolate maker Cadbury’s appetite for milk.

YAPS talked up

 WEEKLY TIMES SPECIAL ONLY - Amy Fay in canberra.
DAIRY Australia project development manager Amy Fay elected Young Agribusiness Professionals chair.

Getting capital for farm

Dairy Investment Forum
THE OPPORTUNITY to invest in scale attracts capital to an industry.

Zoe’s heifer steals the prize

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show
THE dairy industry has always been a talking point at the Hayes family dinner table.

Brady fulfils classic goal

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show
BRADY Hore has fulfilled his goal of winning the Royal Melbourne Show Dairy Youth Classic.

Hayes takes the cream

Royal Melbourne Dairy Show
JASON Hayes only needed one animal to make his mark on this year’s Royal Melbourne Dairy Show.

$3b Chinese investment in Australia

$3b Chinese investment in Australia
DAIRY investment in Australia will be the focus of a $3 billion Chinese agricultural fund, announced today.

In it heart and sole

Dairy farmer and runner Tania Nevill
MEPUNGA dairy farmer Tania Nevill is running for farmer health in next month’s Melbourne Marathon.

No need to ark up, says Crow

KYABRAM dairy farmer Russell Crow wouldn’t mind some more rain, but is happy to start irrigating early.

Two breeds for twice show fun

THE Royal Melbourne Dairy Show this year will be extra special for Chloe Goodfellow’s family.

Ky processor broadens its appeal

Australian Consolidated Milk, Peter Jones
GIPPSLAND and south-west Victorian dairy farmers have joined Australian Consolidated Milk.

Vision key for peak body

Lisa Dwyer, Dairy Australia board candidate
PROTECTING the dairy industry’s social licence to operate is something Lisa Dwyer is passionate about.

Spring rain brings lift

Spring rain brings lift
TIMELY rain has helped lift production and confidence along the south coast of NSW.

Spitse dairy board challenge

DAIRY Geoff Akers at Tallygaroopna
WESTERN Victorian dairy farmer Michael Spitse to challenge for a position on the Dairy Australia board.

Man killed in ATV crash

Man killed in ATV accident

ANOTHER person has been killed in an ATV accident after a death in NSW this weekend.

Saints march home

Supplied Editorial FW: Hampden footy pic 1 -from Geoff Rounds

KOROIT has toppled hot favourite Warrnambool by 16 points in the Hampden league grand final.

Bauxite mining green light

Bauxite mining green light

THE Tasmanian Government has given a green light to a new bauxite mining operation.

Axion 800 in a Claas of its own

 Axion 800 Claas tractor, built in France, former Renault factory, just won tractor of year and machine of year, 2013, at Agr...

VICTORIAN and southern NSW producers at Henty will be the first to see the all-new Claas Axion 800.

Easy life, easy rider

Grasshopper Advntures

JASON Williams turned a few thousand dollars on his credit card into a successful business.

Editor’s Letter: September 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

I’M not one to be sucked in by outlandish statements or broad generalisations but I just love this one: “Deep down, everyone wants to be a farmer.”