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Lely offers versatile balers

THE versatile Lely Welger RP 160 V baler series guarantees high quality output, well-shaped high density bales and is user…

Good bulls get better

WHEN it comes to finding the best bulls to use over Australian dairy herds, they keep getting better and better,…

Looking beyond the blame game

THERE has been plenty written about the dramatic slump in the earnings and milk price outlook for Australia’s largest farmer-owned…

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Looking beyond the blame game

THERE has been plenty written about the dramatic slump in the earnings and milk price outlook for Australia’s largest farmer-owned dairy company. 

Actions speak louder than buzz words

FUTURE Proofing. Building resilience. Sustainability. We live in an age of industry buzz words, public scrutiny, a changing climate and increased market volatility and it’s enough to make anyone want to kick the boots and have a good lie down.

Milking it - April

The Audi of milks

FOLLOWING on from the launch of its cream, the roll out of Fonterra’s Anchor brand continues with the roll out of its premium milk in Victorian Woolworths stores.

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Stolen goods returned

A LIFE-SIZED fibreglass cow was stolen from a primary school at Elizabeth Vale, South Australia, after police received a tip-off from a member of the public who had spotted the bovine artwork at a Hillbank address and rang Crime Stoppers.

Agribusiness

Budget delivers modest wins to develop ag sector

FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered a modest, mostly positive Budget for the Australian agricultural sector in the recent Federal Budget, with small businesses set to reap the rewards, according to WAFarmers president Tony York.

Export index continues to rise

The Australian dairy export index rose for the fourth consecutive week, gaining 3.2% as a result of another dip in the local currency against the US dollar and stronger cheddar prices.

Dairy export index resumes slide

THE Australian dairy export index lost 2.6% this week on the back of a resurgent Australian dollar, while commodity prices were mostly steady.

Index continues fall

The Australian dairy export index was down again this week – losing 1.6% based solely on further currency appreciation.

Management

Good bulls get better

WHEN it comes to finding the best bulls to use over Australian dairy herds, they keep getting better and better, as demonstrated by the April 2016 release of Australian Breeding Values (ABVs).

Elgin shows confidence to invest

DARREN Merritt doesn’t do things by halves. The third generation farmer, who opened his farm, Elgin Dairies at Boyanup, to visitors as part of Dairy Innovation Day last month, will soon start milking his spit herd of 740 Holsteins in the farm’s new $1.7million dairy.

Breeders at the top of their game

IN a unique feat of genetic excellence, two leading dairy studs have each produced the top ranked pair of bulls in the latest Australian Breeding Values (ABVs) for Holsteins and Jerseys.

Lucerne kick starts success

APART from the lack of three-phase power, the first major difference Bruce Knowles noticed between New Zealand and Australia was the rainfall.

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Lely offers versatile balers

THE versatile Lely Welger RP 160 V baler series guarantees high quality output, well-shaped high density bales and is user…

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Milking it: Cosmetics showdown

SINCE the days of Cleopatra many people have espoused the benefits of milk baths and milk as a beautifying ingredient, but the good white stuff could soon have a new rival in the cosmetics market – marijuana.

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