Tag: Dairy

Environment Protection Authority to investigate Tasmania's largest dairy farm

The EPA will investigate Van Dairy Limited’s compliance, after it was issued with environment protection notices and had an operating licence suspended because of overflowing animal waste systems.  Source: ABC Livestock Environment Protection Authority to investigate Tasmania’s largest dairy farm

Dairy farmers riding high on one of the best seasons in recent memory

An industry report looking at the dairy sector identifies low input costs, solid demand and stable production as some of the factors driving confidence and income. Source: ABC Livestock Dairy farmers riding high on one of the best seasons in recent memory

Why your peanut butter has gone all the way to the Supreme Court

Dairy giant Fonterra loses a long-running legal battle to block Bega Cheese from using the Bega brand on a range of peanut butter. Source: ABC Livestock Why your peanut butter has gone all the way to the Supreme Court

Norco suppliers to receive 77 cents per litre

The Norco dairy co-operative has lifted the price its farmers by 2 cents per litre for the second half of the financial year. Source: ABC Livestock Norco suppliers to receive 77 cents per litre

Dairy plant cuts jobs at Toora

Powdered milk manufacturer Viplus Dairy lays off 31 staff at its Toora factory. Source: ABC Livestock Dairy plant cuts jobs at Toora

Australia's largest dairy farm sued by former owners over milk price crash

A Chinese-owned company that bought Australia’s biggest dairy farm has been accused of breaching an agreement with the seller, which claims it’s owed millions. Source: ABC Livestock Australia’s largest dairy farm sued by former owners over milk price crash

Change the only constant in an industry where not all can survive

In an industry characterised by constant change, competing and evolving is key for dairy. Some changes are forced upon farmers, but proactive changes can deliver dividends. Source: ABC Livestock Change the only constant in an industry where not all can survive

How a small dairy co-op grew to be a homegrown food heavyweight

Bega Cheese’s move to acquire household dairy names and shore up its Australian product portfolio positions it nicely for international expansion, say insiders. Source: ABC Livestock How a small dairy co-op grew to be a homegrown food heavyweight

Bega Cheese buys Lion Dairy from Japan's Kirin

Bega Cheese emerges from a trading halt, announcing it will buy Lion Dairy and Drink from Japanese beverage giant Kirin. Source: ABC Livestock Bega Cheese buys Lion Dairy from Japan’s Kirin

Dairy exports to China reach new record, set for increased tariffs

Australian dairy exporters achieve record milk powder sales to China this year, but are about to face a doubling in tariffs until the end 2020. Source: ABC Livestock Dairy exports to China reach new record, set for increased tariffs

From feral to food: Plans to milk Australian camels to make infant formula

Western Australia’s only camel dairy has its sights set on the $56 billion infant formula market and if successful, it might turn a profit from Australia’s feral camel problem. Source: ABC Livestock From feral to food: Plans to milk Australian camels to make infant formula

Chinese could draw the curtains on historic Tassie property

Australia’s largest dairy operation, Tasmania’s historic Van Diemen’s Land Company, is reportedly on the verge of being offloaded by its Chinese businessman owner Xianfeng Lu. Source: Beef Central Chinese could draw the curtains on historic Tassie property

School milk: The dairy industry wants to bring it back

Australia’s dairy industry wants to bring a milk program back into schools to help address a significant shortfall in the dairy intake of school-aged children. Source: ABC Livestock School milk: The dairy industry wants to bring it back

Soy, oat, almond, rice, coconut, dairy: Which 'milk' is best for your health?

A trip to the supermarket presents shoppers with an overwhelming number of milk choices. And far from just being the domain of the modern hipster, plant-based milk alternatives are going mainstream, writes Leah Dowling. Source: ABC Livestock Soy, oat, almond, rice, coconut, dairy: Which ‘milk’ is best for your health?

Dairy could generate an extra $500m in five years, but first it must stick to the plan

A major strategic plan shows Australia’s dairy industry could generate an additional $500 million in value at the farm gate within four years, and would grow to produce almost 1 billion litres more milk. Source: ABC Livestock Dairy could generate an extra 0m in five years, but first it must stick to the plan

$600m dairy deal with Chinese company ditched amid trade tensions

A $600 million deal to sell an Australia-based dairy business to a Chinese company is terminated, after failing to secure the approval of the Foreign Investment Review Board. Source: ABC Livestock 0m dairy deal with Chinese company ditched amid trade tensions

This tribe has the next celebrity superfood, but selling it risks the wrath of God

Kim Kardashian loves it. Australians will spend $25 per litre on it. But even as this wandering tribe faces extinction, the debate about selling their “holy” camel milk could tear this community apart. Source: ABC Livestock This tribe has the next celebrity superfood, but selling it risks the wrath of God

Kenilworth Dairies now bottling milk offering hope to struggling Queensland farmers

In good news for Queensland’s rapidly dwindling dairy industry, a successful Sunshine Coast cheesemaker will begin bottling milk for the first time tomorrow, providing incentive for two former farmers to re-enter the industry. Source: ABC Livestock Kenilworth Dairies now bottling milk offering hope to struggling Queensland farmers

Why cheese won't be enough to save this struggling industry

For the first time in 14 years, a major WA dairy processor will make cheddar, but it won’t be enough to save the farmers behind the product. Source: ABC Livestock Why cheese won’t be enough to save this struggling industry

Four SA dairy farms sold to Canadian dairy giant for $40.4 million

The four farms include Kurleah at Allendale East, purchased by Beston for $7.23 million; Weneeda at Kalangadoo bought for $4.26 million and the congregation of Pedra Branca at Mount Gambier, sold to Beston in 2015 for $19.2 million. Source: ABC Livestock Four SA dairy farms sold to Canadian dairy giant for .4 million

Robotic dairy makes life easier for farmers and cows

A solar-powered, robotic dairy allows the herd to choose when it wants to be milked, making life much easier for a long-time dairy family. Source: ABC Livestock Robotic dairy makes life easier for farmers and cows

Northern Victorian dairy farmers search for cheaper water

Dairy farmers in northern Victoria’s Torrumbarry Irrigation Area look below their feet for a solution to crippling water prices. Source: ABC Livestock Northern Victorian dairy farmers search for cheaper water

'Still being dictated to' says dairy farmer of 'worthless' Code of Conduct

A Queensland dairy farmer says the Dairy Code of Conduct is ‘worthless’ in its current state after negotiations with a processor for a new milk contract failed. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Still being dictated to’ says dairy farmer of ‘worthless’ Code of Conduct

Push for new dairy levy gains support

Farmers want a 30 cent to 40 cent levy imposed on dairy products to ensure industry has a future. Source: ABC Livestock Push for new dairy levy gains support

There is opportunity in COVID-19, says NSW sheep dairy farmer

NEW South Wales sheep dairy farmer Cressida Cains sees opportunities for small farmers to replace speciality cheese imports with homegrown branded products as the COVID-19 pandemic impacts global supply chains and domestic consumer preferences. Source: Sheep Central There is opportunity in COVID-19, says NSW sheep dairy farmer

'We can only go on so long': Buffalo dairy farmer dumps milk, fears for industry's future

Every three days this buffalo dairy farmer says “it’s devastating” as he dumps thousands of litres of quality milk — the demand from restaurants and cafes is evaporating due to pandemic restrictions. Source: ABC Livestock ‘We can only go on so long’: Buffalo dairy farmer dumps milk, fears for industry’s future

Coronavirus sees the revival of an old practice

Robe dairy producers set up home deliveries, hoping to keep their business alive. Source: ABC Livestock Coronavirus sees the revival of an old practice

Country church moves service to after milking time, draws a crowd

Not exactly a case of a cow stuck in a well, but milking times were depleting the congregation at Freestone Uniting Church — until service times were shifted. Source: ABC Livestock Country church moves service to after milking time, draws a crowd

'Biological hazard': GM cows and the experiment that went wrong

In a paddock in rural Australia are five calves that look just like any others. But they’re not — they’re considered “biological hazards”. And this is the story of how they got here. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Biological hazard’: GM cows and the experiment that went wrong

Effluent-powered dairy to target Asian baby formula market

Insatiable Asian for demand for Australian baby formula has sparked a radical proposal from a Chinese-backed company to build a $1 billion dairy and milk powdering plant in Western Australia. Source: ABC Livestock Effluent-powered dairy to target Asian baby formula market

The rising cost of keeping Queensland dairy farmers in business

Queensland dairy farmers who have survived deregulation and dollar-a-litre milk are finally being paid closer to their break-even point by all but one major processor. Source: ABC Livestock The rising cost of keeping Queensland dairy farmers in business

This energy-efficient goat dairy runs on solar power, no kidding

When you buy your next block of cheese, it may have been produced using solar power — especially if it’s from a farm in the rolling hills of southern Tasmania. Source: ABC Livestock This energy-efficient goat dairy runs on solar power, no kidding

Dairy industry digests plan to consolidate governance

A major restructure looms for the Australian dairy industry, however some state-based advocacy organisations are concerned the proposal misses the mark. Source: ABC Livestock Dairy industry digests plan to consolidate governance

Local milk company denied major government contract despite promise to 'Buy Queensland'

The Queensland Government is accused of “complete hypocrisy” for choosing two multi-national dairy processors over the family-owned Maleny Dairies to supply fresh milk and dairy products to some of the state’s major hospitals. Source: ABC Livestock Local milk company denied major government contract despite promise to ‘Buy Queensland’

Coles in massive $5 million payment to dairy farmers

Coles will pay more than $5 million to Norco dairy farmers after it was found it had not passed on the full amount of a milk price rise, despite claiming it did in a marketing campaign. Source: ABC Livestock Coles in massive million payment to dairy farmers

'Pretty bloody hard': Local businesses in tears as another NSW dairy farm shuts down

With running costs out of control due to the pressure of the drought, a well-known dairy in north-eastern NSW has no choice but to close, and it’s not just the farm workers who will feel the effects. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Pretty bloody hard’: Local businesses in tears as another NSW dairy farm shuts down

Could glass bottles and milkmen make a comeback?

Ray Thomas was one of Victoria’s last remaining milkmen when he gave up his delivery run in 2011, but his old profession could be about to make a return, as governments look for ways to reduce single-use plastics. Source: ABC Livestock Could glass bottles and milkmen make a comeback?

Family-owned factory invests in dairy's future with the help of robots

At a desperate time for the dairy industry, a determined Sunshine Coast couple is staking their financial future on upgrading their processing plant and keeping local farms in business. Source: ABC Livestock Family-owned factory invests in dairy’s future with the help of robots

Chinese company to take over Dairy Farmers and Aussie dairy icons for $600m

The Chinese company, which recently took over Bellamy’s, wants to pay $600 million to Japanese beverage giant Kirin for Dairy Farmers, Masters and Pura and other dairy icons. Source: ABC Livestock Chinese company to take over Dairy Farmers and Aussie dairy icons for 0m

Cheese war over Bega brand heads to court

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has rights to the Bega Cheese brand until 2026 and doesn’t like it appearing on products newly acquired by Bega, like peanut butter. Source: ABC Livestock Cheese war over Bega brand heads to court

Cheeses recalled because of E. coli levels found during routine testing

Cheese lovers are being urged to return or dispose of camembert and brie varieties which have been found to include high levels of the E. coli bacteria. Source: ABC Livestock Cheeses recalled because of E. coli levels found during routine testing

Farmers pour 4,000l of milk down the drain as bushfires cut power

A dairy farming couple is forced to drain nearly 4,000 litres of milk — over 11 milkings — after bushfires left their property without electricity for days. Source: ABC Livestock Farmers pour 4,000l of milk down the drain as bushfires cut power

Former MG executives' bid to shrug off legal action dismissed by Federal Court

Two former senior Murray Goulburn executives are expected to appear before the Federal Court early next year, after a judge dismissed their motion to have the proceedings thrown out today. Source: ABC Livestock Former MG executives’ bid to shrug off legal action dismissed by Federal Court

'Buy local and pray for rain' says struggling coast dairy farmer

Coastal dairy farms are culling their herds because they can not afford to feed them while they and their communities feel the flow-on effect of drought. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Buy local and pray for rain’ says struggling coast dairy farmer

Fonterra rings up $562m loss, announces focus will shift across the ditch

Fonterra has announced a loss of more than half a billion dollars and called on its Australian business to “stand on its own two feet” as the dairy company shifts its focus to its New Zealand operations. Source: ABC Livestock Fonterra rings up 2m loss, announces focus will shift across the ditch

Infant formula company Bellamy's to be bought out by Chinese dairy

Tasmanian-based infant formula company Bellamy’s tells shareholders to vote in favour of a $1.5 billion takeover by Chinese company Mengniu. Source: ABC Livestock Infant formula company Bellamy’s to be bought out by Chinese dairy

Meet the families keeping the Australian dairy industry dream alive

One family has been dairying for 100 years and another is getting back in the game. What is it that keeps them so keen in a struggling industry? Source: ABC Livestock Meet the families keeping the Australian dairy industry dream alive

NSW appoints first dairy advocate in bid to help industry in crisis

Making good on an election promise, the NSW Government has named its first dairy advocate, who is vowing to highlight the pressures faced by farmers at both ends of the supply chain. Source: ABC Livestock NSW appoints first dairy advocate in bid to help industry in crisis

Next time you buy a high-end steak, consider an old dairy cow

Most beef you eat comes from around two-year-old cattle, but some farmers are singing the praises of dry-aged beef from what they call “vintage” cows. Source: ABC Livestock Next time you buy a high-end steak, consider an old dairy cow

From rowing to making cheese and the storm it took to get there

Going into the age-old craft of cheesemaking is not normally sparked by violent weather, but this was the case for a former rower, who now loves the “glorious, warm feeling” of cheese curd. Source: ABC Livestock From rowing to making cheese and the storm it took to get there

Buying a cheese factory becomes dairy farmer's success story

There’s been no end to bad news for the dairy industry, but one Queensland farmer is defying the trend by boosting tourism and drawing in droves of fans. Source: ABC Livestock Buying a cheese factory becomes dairy farmer’s success story

You're paying more for milk but is any of it going to farmers?

Dairy farmers say they are devastated a 10-cents-a-litre increase in the retail price of milk in July has not been passed on to them. Source: ABC Livestock You’re paying more for milk but is any of it going to farmers?

Europe's campaign to stop Australia using the word feta advances

EU officials want to prevent Australian farmers from calling their cheese feta unless it comes from Greece. But efforts to restrict prosecco to only come from Italy face strong opposition. Source: ABC Livestock Europe’s campaign to stop Australia using the word feta advances

RTI documents contained allegations against wrong dairy

Documents containing allegations of animal cruelty were incorrectly released by Tasmania’s Primary Industries Department as part of a right to information request related to Australia’s largest dairy. Source: ABC Livestock RTI documents contained allegations against wrong dairy

Milk processors compete for farmers in dairy heartland

For the first time, dairy farmers in the Bega Valley could have the opportunity to supply the fresh milk market as Lactalis and Saputo look to secure new suppliers. Source: ABC Livestock Milk processors compete for farmers in dairy heartland