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Reform needed to restore trust

EDITORIAL: IN 2014, industry stakeholders from across the supply chain gathered to outline a vision for the industry to 2025.…

Scours is a crappy issue

HOW THE HECK did that happen?  I spent days cleaning the sheds, replacing the bedding and sterilising the feeding equipment…and…

Dairy Australia fails farmers

OPINION: ON behalf of Farmer Power, we applaud the stand taken by Senator David Leyonhjelm in opposing the current proposal…

Opinion

Reform needed to restore trust

EDITORIAL: IN 2014, industry stakeholders from across the supply chain gathered to outline a vision for the industry to 2025. The statement reads that the industry will be innovative; responsible; preferred; unified and valued.

Our milk pricing scheme must change

OPINION: THE milk pricing system in Australia, with its lack of transparency and risk mitigation tools across the industry, is holding back expansion of dairying in Australia and needs to be improved.

Dairy Australia fails farmers

OPINION:

ON behalf of Farmer Power, we applaud the stand taken by Senator David Leyonhjelm in opposing the current proposal by Dairy Australia to abandon the five year poll of the dairy levy (Dairy News, November edition).

Looking beyond the blame game

OPINION: 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.

Agribusiness

Export index hits 18-week high

THE Australian dairy export index climbed to its highest level in 18 weeks as a stronger SMP, butter and cheddar prices offset a rise in the Aussie dollar and weaker WMP prices.

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.

Management

Eyeing three million litres

QUEENSLAND farmers Paul and Linda Roderick aim to produce up to a million more litres of milk a year by adopting a partial mixed ration feeding system and splitting their milking herd.

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).

Lessons from history worth re-telling

THE last significant in-season drop in the price of milk to suppliers was in 2008, and that doesn’t take a long memory to recall – it is hardly ancient history!

Animal Health

Scours is a crappy issue

HOW THE HECK did that happen?  I spent days cleaning the sheds, replacing the bedding and sterilising the feeding equipment…and…

Machinery & Products

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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