Last Updated: July 13, 2014

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Holstein ribbons out of the blue

YOU couldn't wipe the smile from Peter Hurley and Debbie Palmer’s faces last week.

Udderly priceless cow record

Udderly priceless cow record
FARMING town Cowaramup will attempt to break the largest gathering of people dressed as cows record.

Fonterra plans new Chinese hub

Fonterra plans new Chinese hub
FONTERRA plans to build a third dairy farm hub in China in a multi-million dollar joint venture.

New hope for sale of top dairy

The new chairman of Tasmania's three regional water corporations, Southern Water, Cradle Mountain Water and Ben Lomond Water,...
A JUMP in milk production by VDL Company could lure investors to buy the state’s largest dairy operation.

Dairy's $170m sell-off

Field day at the Tasmanian Dairy Demonstration Farm, The Gums at Woolnorth, cattle try to stay dry
A BIG chunk of Tasmania’s booming dairy industry is to be sold to the highest bidder.

Hunt for cheese whiz

Royal Show Fine Food Judging - Dairy
GRUYERE, Swiss, blue vein and camembert — cheese aficionado Stephen Rice is an expert on them all.

Polly supreme at Winter Fair

Victorian Winter Fair, Bendigo
THE best of Elm Banks Polly Wolly is still to come, according to the supreme champion’s owner.

Litmus test for fat returns

dairy heifers, cows,
THE next online auction will test whether the dairy fat market is really soft.

Winter fair a family affair

Victorian Winter Fair, Bendigo
INTERMEDIATE champion at the Victorian Winter Fair was certainly a family affair for Phil Malcolm.

Bendigo dairy show a winner

DAIRY: Victorian Winter Fair. Bendigo
THE VICTORIAN Winter Fair will “certainly” go ahead next year, but could be spread across two days.

Holstein sale tops at $12,750

Holstein Australia Centenary Sale, Bendigo
UPDATE: BRENT Mitchell knew what he wanted before the Holstein Australia Centenary Sale.

New CEO at UDP

 Graeme and Rachel Robinson on their dairy farm in Gippsland.
UNITED Dairy Power has a new boss, after confirmation Mark Smith is no longer UDP head.

UDP pays suppliers

UDP pays suppliers
UNITED Dairy Power will open between $6.30-$6.50 a kilogram of milk solids.

WCB in record final milk price

WCB in record final milk price
WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter has announced a record final milk price of $7/kg milk solids for 2013-14.

PM opens new MG factory

Coles First MG Milk
UPDATE: DEVONDALE MG will process 50,000 litres of milk an hour at its new beverage centre.

Dairy praises carbon tax axing

Farmer wants a wife story for Sunday paper
DAIRY farmers could save more than $5000 over the next 12 months if the carbon tax is repealed.

Power play reward

 There is no shortage of feed on the Crowdens' Western Creek property where they have installed a robotic dairy.
A MYSTERY “wash alarm” on a robotic dairy altered one farmer to a problem with his off-peak electricity.

Dairy auction price drop

 Property - Dairy Farm of Ross Guinan.
PRICES fell on Global Dairy Trade overnight as volumes lifted.

Raise your grasses

FOCUS Inglenook Dairy Troy and Rachael Peterken
EXPORT heifer demand and a good season should help hold up cow prices.

Relief on pay delay

grazing cows
UPDATE: UNITED Dairy Power has promised to pay suppliers millions of dollars owed to them by the end of this week.

Dairy recovery hopes

DAIRY: Cate Erskine
GLOBAL dairy prices should start to recover early next year, according to a Rabobank report.

Quoted milk prices ’misleading’

Tyran Jones NEW UDV president
WEIGHTED average farmgate milk price can be “misleading”.

Outsiders duck dairy

21/07/2006 NA: Jersey cows on the Hicks family dairy farm just out of Mooroopna. Dairy Awards. Pic. Zoe Phillips
THE DAIRY industry has attracted “limited” interest from outside investment, a recent agribusiness banker survey shows.

MG workers plan strike

MG workers plan strike
WORKERS are threatening to strike from Murray Goulburn plants on Friday.

Parmalat price $6.32kg/MS

Parmalat price $6.32kg/MS
PARMALAT will have a yearly price of $6.32 a kilogram of milk solids for this season.

UDP has not paid suppliers

UDP has not paid suppliers
EXCLUSIVE: MILK processor United Dairy Power has not paid some of its suppliers for milk.

Producers slam cruelty

 Shearing at James and Rebecca Hamilton's Bradford Hills property. Sheep shearing wool. Freshly shorn ewes.

SHEEP producers have reacted with disappointment to a video showing Australian shearers abusing sheep.

Footy brawl victim recovering

 Dual premiership player Daniel Bradshaw 34, has returned to the Border/North East playing for Dederang Mt Beauty Football Cl...

A VICTORIAN footy player injured during a brawl at a Dederang game last weekend is recovering well.

Hops on top of the world

Hops harvest - Farmer manager Allan Monshing

A RISE in craft beer has Victoria’s hops growing industry poised to cash-in on worldwide demand.

ATV top spot in dispute

 2014 Honda Pioneer 700. New side by side vehicle from Honda, ATV, two-seater

A STOUSH is brewing over the accuracy of ATV sales information following the latest release of figures.