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Norco Milk Price Aids Flood Recovery

Article by: Hari Yellina Dairy farmers that supply Norco will see a 5-cent increase in their farmgate milk price to aid with flood recovery and higher input expenses. “Unprecedented expenses in urea, all chemicals, feed, and indeed productivity is down owing to the protracted and heavy weather,” said CEO Michael Hampson. Although the extra payment […]


Milk Shortages Increase Opening Prices to Record Levels

Article by: Hari Yellina Despite the fact that Bega Cheese announced a record milk solids per kilogramme for their opening average milk price, Rick Gladigau, president of Australian Dairyfarmers, believes it is not enough. Bega Cheese delivered letters to suppliers yesterday, including an offer of $8.40 per kilogramme for the next financial year for all […]


Bega Foreshadows Rising Prices due to Covid, Floods and War

Article by: Hari Yellina Bega Cheese is forecasting a financial year of cost overruns, offering a somewhat worrisome warning that buyers may expect further food price hikes this year. According to Bega, direct expenses associated with the coronavirus pandemic would reach more than $40 million in 2021-22, up from $20 million in COVID-related disruption costs […]


Supreme Court Stops Dairy Elections

Article by: Hari Yellina The election of the next president of the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) has been postponed by the Victorian Supreme Court after one of the candidates filed a lawsuit about his expulsion. Ian Morris, a former UDV Corangamite chapter secretary and dairy farmer, was nominated for the top role, but his […]


Dairy Farmers Quit: Trouble Ahead

Article by: Hari Yellina Agriculture Minister David Littleproud blames supermarkets, unions, drought, and inadequate campaigning for a dramatic decline in dairy farm numbers revealed by last week’s levy poll data. According to data from the dairy levy poll, there were only 4401 dairy farms eligible to vote in Australia, down 13% from 5013 farms in […]


Dairy’s Young Females Tick all Boxes

Article by: Hari Yellina The current crop of young dairy cows in Australia is based on health factors like survival and fertility. These outstanding heifers, as the industry’s next bull mothers, exemplify the key lifespan, welfare, and milk quality attributes that Australian farmers require to run viable modern farms. The Balanced Performance Index (BPI) of […]


Dairy Farm Advocates for Education and Awareness

Article by: Hari Yellina By opening its doors to the public, a dairy farm on the Mid North Coast hopes to raise public understanding of farming. Emily and Matt Neilson live with their sons Joseph and Henry on the family-run farm in Johns River, NSW, south of Port Macquarie. The pair started dairy farming near […]


Aussie Dairy Campaign Continues to Garner Support

Article by: Hari Yellina The second phase of the industry campaign Buy, Support, Enjoy Aussie Dairy, which aired in early 2021 after a successful initial phase, has now finished with great results. From July to November 2021, the second phase, which also featured Dairy Ambassador Jonathan Brown, focused on the health advantages of Australian dairy […]


Dairy Farmers Opting for Levy Status Quo

Article by: Hari Yellina In the 2022 Dairy Poll, Australian dairy producers decided to maintain the present required levy expenditure, which has been in effect since 2012. Farmers were given four voting alternatives in the poll, which were established by an independent Levy Poll Advisory Committee, to vote on investment in the industry’s future. Farmers […]


Dairy Australia Claims to Combat Investment Challenges

Article by: Hari Yellina The dairy service levy is now being invested in initiatives that help farm businesses increase profitability, performance, and sustainability, as well as assisting state and national organisations in developing regulations that shape the industry as a whole. With more tailored, modern, and expanded offerings in a wide variety of essential areas, […]


Calf Routine Induction Comes to a Halt

Article by: Hari Yellina Dairy farmers in Australia are dedicated to providing the best possible care for their animals and to modifying procedures when it is to the greatest advantage of our livestock and the industry’s reputation. Since 2016, the Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has been adopting a policy to phase out the use […]


Seasonal Conditions in Favour of Facial Eczema

Article by: Hari Yellina Farmers in Gippsland should keep an eye out for signs of facial eczema in their animals. Facial eczema is a seasonal condition that typically affects sheep and cattle, but can also affect alpacas and goats, according to senior veterinary officer Dr Dianne Phillips. “Outbreaks happen in late summer and fall, and […]


Should Dairy be in Everyone’s Diet?

Article by: Hari Yellina The dairy industry’s campaign wish list for the forthcoming federal election includes something that might be deemed strange. Nutrition, notably malnutrition in residential aged care, is a top advocacy concern for Australian Dairy Farmers, alongside jobs and regional viability, as well as sustainability and productivity (ADF). Dairy products have undeniable health […]


Fonterra Leaves Russia to Avoid War Consequences

Article by: Hari Yellina Fonterra, the world’s largest dairy company, has closed its Moscow office and abandoned a small joint venture in Russia in response to public criticism, including pleas from its farmer shareholders. As a direct result of the Putin administration’s war on Ukraine, the trans-Tasman listed co-operative has shut down its three-year-old Russian […]


EU Approves Methane-Reducing Feed Additive

Article by: Hari Yellina The European Union has approved the sale of a dairy cow feed supplement that reduces methane emissions. The addition of the feed additive to the EU registration, which is expected in the coming weeks, will be the first time a feed additive approved for environmental benefits in the EU can be […]


Dairy Poll Advocacy Mess

Article by: Hari Yellina As separate groups go to fight over the mandated levies farmers pay to Dairy Australia, cracks in the dairy advocacy bodies have flared out in public, and Minister David Littleproud may end up bearing the brunt of the backlash. Farmers can vote for no change in the levy rate, 15, 20, […]


Dairy Sector Heavily Impacted by Devastating Floods

Article by: Hari Yellina Dairy producers in New South Wales and Queensland are still counting the expenses of the recent rainy weather, which has resulted in animal losses and infrastructure damage. According to a Dairy Australia representative, the floods impacted more than 100 producers, with 70 of them being badly impacted. She stated, “The Dairy […]


Dairy Prices Hit an All-Time High

Article by: Hari Yellina At the Global Dairy Trade sale on Tuesday night, global dairy prices reached new highs. Overall prices rose 5.1%, sending the average price to a new high of $US5065 per tonne, according to the GDT price index. Cheese and butter both touched new highs. The outcome builds on the three prior […]


Bega Cheese in for Massive Profit Jump despite Covid Challenges

Article by: Hari Yellina Despite obstacles relating to COVID-19, Bega Cheese’s half-year revenues rose by 48%. The company’s half-year earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) surged by 48 percent to $97.2 million from the previous year, according to the company’s interim report released on Thursday. The normalised EBITDA was $106.4 million, up $33.4 million […]


Rum and Milk: The Perfect Combination? Let’s Find Out!

Article by: Hari Yellina Thanks to a by-product from one of Australia’s greatest rum manufacturers, a dairy farmer in the Sunshine Coast hinterland is optimizing his herd’s milk production. Ray DeVere of River Ridge Dairies in Kureelpa, Queensland, claims that feeding his herd dunder, a by-product of domestically sourced Nil Desperandum rum, has increased milk production […]