Last Updated: July 31, 2014

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Farmer’s woe with the flow

A GIPPSLAND farmer is worried he could lose up to $16,000 a year due to a 1.3 per cent variation in the milk volume collected during the past three months.

Course helps cut cell count

Buckland family, dairy and Mundoona
COMPLETING a course helped one northern Victorian couple decrease their bulk milk cell count.

Ahead of the dairy game

Greg and Bernadette Fitzpatrick, Stanhope
A SIMPLE farming system underpins Greg and Bernadette Fitzpatrick’s Stanhope operation.

Fonterra cuts NZ payout

Fonterra cuts NZ payout
FONTERRA has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price in New Zealand by $NZ1 a kilogram of milk solids today.

Producers lock in milk supply

Producers lock in milk supply
UP TO half of the Fonterra suppliers signed up to its fixed-base milk price have locked in 50-70 per cent of their milk supply.

Milk proteins to ease eczema

DAIRY: Cate Erskine
SCIENTISTS are investigating whether special proteins found in milk can help relieve eczema.

Lending plan praised

Tyran Jones NEW UDV president
A LOAN scheme to help skilled farmers with low equity establish a commercial herd has been praised.

Ag wants carbon incentives

 FILE - In this March 11, 2009 file photo, a line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a farm outside Jerome, Idaho...
AGRICULTURE needs “credible and effective” government-driven mechanisms to reduce carbon emissions.

Techniques keep cell count low

Crole family, Simpson, dairy farmers
PROVIDING quality milk is a matter of pride for the Crole dairy farming family at Simpson.

Weller’s MG campaign continues

Member for Rodney Paul Weller at last week's Swan Hill hearing of the parliamentary inquiry by the Rural and Regional Committ...
RODNEY MP Paul Weller will pursue his directorship campaign despite a lack of vacancies on MG’s board.

Parish work lifts herd

Parish, Bambra dairy farmers
REDUCED treatment costs, quality bonuses and a longer lasting herd.

Kiwi dairy farmers take hit

dairy heifers, cows,
IF YOU want proof of how global dairy markets knock local industry confidence look across the Tasman.

Lame cows skyrocket in wet

David Bolton hoof trimmer
A SPIKE in lame cows is being blamed on wet conditions across northern Victoria and Riverina.

Low-risk plan the only whey

Couch family, Brucknell, dairy farming
IF SOMETHING isn’t broke, Brad and Becc Couch sure aren’t going to try and fix it.

Dairy forum to focus on investment

Holstein cow with tongue sticking out
FARM business expansion without added debt will be covered at the Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum.

Fonterra halts NZ botulism case

Fonterra Logo Standard Large
FONTERRA has halted French company Danone’s legal action against it in NZ after a botulism scare.

Dairy hub to open at Werribee

Werribee - the ARC Dairy Innovation Hub
A NEW $13 million ARC Dairy Innovation Hub will open at Werribee next week.

Dairy farm injuries soar

On-farm injuries highest in dairies
DAIRY farms are the most dangerous agricultural workplaces, with the highest rate of on-farm injuries.

Dairy rethink after injury

Anthony and Wendy Eccles, Purnim
AN EMPLOYEE injury forced one dairy operation to reassess how it structures work.

Calls to slash ag tariffs

 Dairy farmer Chris Griffin with some of his stock on his Moe property. He is trying to understand how the government's new c...
FARMING leaders have renewed calls to slash agricultural tariffs in the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Don’t rush to shed

 Man on ride-on herding cattle. Cows. Dairy cattle. (LIBRARY NOTE: no further information supplied).
LET cows walk to the dairy at their own pace, do not push them.

China eyes Oz food and wine

CHINA’S Bright Food Group looks at business ­opportunities in the Australian food and wine sector.

Dairy product price plunge

Dairy cows. Picture by Thinkstock.
DAIRY auction prices have plummeted overnight.

China eyes Tasmanian dairy

 Graeme and Rachel Robinson on their dairy farm in Gippsland. Cows. Cattle.
AUSTRALIA’S largest milk supplier looks likely to be sold — speculation suggests Chinese buyer.

Flavourable education

Dairy Australia
GETTING a taste of Australian dairy products was on the agenda for a scholarship program last week.

Glut fears cloud outlook

Rural the udder of a cow being milked at Bass View Enterprises dairy at Yolla
A FLEXIBLE processing base is acting as a local “buffer” against the volatile global dairy market.

Stink over right to farm

Right to farm Echuca

A CAMPAIGN by Echuca residents to kick a farmer off his land will have statewide ramifications.

Breakaway Bears wary of trap

 Picola & District Football League, South East Division. Senior Premiers, Tungamah

SHOULD reigning premier Tungamah lose its last three home-and-away matches, the club would still finish top.

Russia wheat worries

Crops Harvest. North Central Victoria.

GLOBAL wheat prices are being driven down as grain traders rush to sell crops from Russia and Ukraine.

Xerion 5000, top of the class

Xerion 5000, top of the class

CLAAS has stepped into the 500hp-plus heavyweight division with the Australian arrival of its Xerion 5000.

Pub the hub of Warracknabeal

 Kevin and Sally Gebert, who made a creek-change to Warracknabeal's Commercial Hotel from inner-city Sydney in 2011. Pictured...

WARRACKNABEAL is still catching its communal breath after Sally and Kevin Bert moved to town.