Tag: Dairy

Dairy farmers' daughters highlight how $1 milk is killing industry

Three daughters of dairy farmers in Queensland’s Scenic Rim are launching a social media campaign to encourage consumers to ditch $1 supermarket milk in favour of branded products. Source: ABC Livestock Dairy farmers’ daughters highlight how milk is killing industry

How data can make dairy farming more profitable

Volatility in the dairy industry is here to stay, experts say, and the big data revolution can help farmers make their businesses more profitable. Source: ABC Livestock How data can make dairy farming more profitable

Murray Goulburn leader offers apology to suppliers

New Murray Goulburn boss apologises for comments suggesting farmers will be profitable at a milk price of $4.70 per kilogram of milk solids. Source: ABC Livestock Murray Goulburn leader offers apology to suppliers

Dairy farmers hold bobby calves for better prices

High beef prices are driving dairy farmers to hold onto their bobby calves and fatten them up. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Dairy farmers hold bobby calves for better prices

Dairy Producer Evening – Crows Nest, QLD

  Riverina Stockfeeds hosted a very successful, if somewhat cold, Producer Evening at Crows Nest last night. Our nutritionist, Greg Brown advised attendees on transition diets, the use of springer pellets and magnesium in diets. Also presenting was Jenny Houlihan from IAH, who spoke on general gut health.

'Devastated' dairy workers urge government to save country jobs

Devastated workers for Australia’s largest dairy processor call on both the Victorian and federal governments to help protect the future of their jobs, with the union saying they feel they have been lied to by the company. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Devastated’ dairy workers urge government to save country jobs

WA dairy farmers reject cost sharing proposal

Dairy farmers contracted to milk processor Harvey Fresh reject a “pain share” proposal that the company says would have enabled it to navigate through difficult times without having to shed any more suppliers. Source: ABC Livestock WA dairy farmers reject cost sharing proposal

Farmer tells Murray Goulburn 'where to go' with ploughed paddock

A dairy farmer has ploughed a blunt message to Australia’s largest milk processor, the embattled Murray Goulburn, into a 10-acre paddock. Source: ABC Livestock Farmer tells Murray Goulburn ‘where to go’ with ploughed paddock

Got milk? Labelling of plant-based alternatives 'hurting dairy industry'

Dairy farmers call for “truth in labelling” laws to stop soy and almond drinks being named “milk”, arguing consumers are confused by the “misleading and deceptive” term. Source: ABC Livestock Got milk? Labelling of plant-based alternatives ‘hurting dairy industry’

Gippsland farmer switches from beef to dairy

A Victorian farmer has not let last year’s milk price crash stop him transitioning his beef cattle farm to dairy production. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Gippsland farmer switches from beef to dairy

Have you started buying cheap milk again? You're not alone

When farmers put out the call to turn our backs on cheap supermarket milk, thousands of Australians followed suit. But many of us have been lured back into buying the less expensive option. Source: ABC Livestock Have you started buying cheap milk again? You’re not alone

Struggling Western Australian dairy farmers could turn to Wagyu

The president of the Australian Wagyu Association has suggested West Australian dairy farmers dumped by their processors could turn to breeding a Wagyu cattle. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Struggling Western Australian dairy farmers could turn to Wagyu

Beef sector can learn important lessons from dairy’s chequered history in China

The red meat industry can learn a lot from the dairy sector’s chequered history in the China export market, livestock industry stakeholders attending the Platinum Primary Producers conference in Melbourne last week heard. The post Beef sector can learn important lessons from dairy’s chequered history in China appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef… Read more »

WA dairy farmer forced out of industry signs new supplier contract

A dairy farmer in WA’s south-west who was forced out of the industry by “unsustainable” farm gate prices signs a six-month contract with a new supplier. Source: ABC Beef Cattle WA dairy farmer forced out of industry signs new supplier contract

Australian milk production lowest in 21 years

Despite droughts, floods, deregulation and a global financial crisis in recent memory, the dairy industry has never had it as tough as this financial year. Source: ABC Livestock Australian milk production lowest in 21 years