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28 October 2016
View news from Australia Australian Inquiry into Dairy Crisis Presented with Ideas to Improve Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into Australia’s dairy industry has been held in Canberra to investigate solutions to Australia's dairy crisis....
13 October 2016
View news from Australia Markets Improving but Challenges Remain for Australian Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - International dairy commodity prices have staged a significant recovery in recent months, as global supply and demand slowly return to a more balanced outlook, according to Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report....
20 September 2016
View news from Australia Australian Beef Exports Set to Fall with Supply Limited
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES, the research arm of Australia's agriculture department....
13 September 2016
View news from Australia Murray Goulburn Lifts Milk Prices
AUSTRALIA - Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) today announced a step-up in milk prices by the equivalent of $0.15 per kilogram milk solids (kgms)....
05 September 2016
View news from Australia Australia's Dairy Supply Chain Under Scrutiny
AUSTRALIA - Following questions about the functioning of Australia’s dairy supply chain, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will launch an investigation into the dairy industry, UK levy board AHDB Dairy has reported....
31 August 2016
View news from Australia Australian Exporters Welcome Resumption of Japan Live Cattle Trade
AUSTRALIA - Japanese authorities announced last week the reopening of the $14.6 million trade in feeder and breeder cattle from Australia, following agreement on improved export certification processes for all consignments....
26 August 2016
View news from Australia New Law to Protect Australian Dairy Farmers from Unfair Contracts
AUSTRALIA - The Australian government is to introduce an unfair contracts law in an effort to protect small businesses from unfair contracts with large businesses, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
24 August 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Farm Profitability Impacted by Future Climate Change, Models Show
AUSTRALIA - On current 2040 climate projections, all three farms modelled in Dairy Australia’s three year-long Dairy Business for Future Climates (DBfFC) research project would be less profitable if they continued to farm exactly as they do today....
18 August 2016
View news from Australia Australian Politician Calls for Laws to Prevent Dairy 'Claw-Backs'
AUSTRALIA - An Australian politician has called for greater regulation of milk pricing following problems suffered by many dairy farmers during the slump in prices....
12 August 2016
View news from Australia Research Adds More Evidence to Role of Dairy in Weight Loss
AUSTRALIA - Recent research findings add to the growing body of evidence showing the beneficial role of dairy foods in managing weight....
10 August 2016
View news from Australia Victoria State Offers More Support for Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The government of Victoria state has announced further support for dairy farmers with $6.7 million of new programmes to help them get through the dairy crisis and improve the long term resilience of dairy farm businesses....
26 July 2016
View news from Australia New Way of Fertilising Pastures Helps Environment
AUSTRALIA - James Cook University researchers have shown a way to potentially halve the amount of fertiliser dairy farmers use while maintaining pasture yields, providing improved protection for the Great Barrier Reef....
18 July 2016
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Cow Fertility Genes Improving
AUSTRALIA - Genetic selection has played an important role in halting the downward trend in Australian dairy herd reproductive performance....
12 July 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Australia Developing Virtual Herding Technology
AUSTRALIA - Dairy Australia has successfully obtained a grant for the development of virtual herding technology, which will fund research into managing individual grazing animals and better matching their feeding requirements with the availability of...
06 July 2016
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Farmers Rewarded for Top Quality Milk
AUSTRALIA - A number of Australia’s dairy farmers have again been rewarded for producing top quality milk in the 2016 Dairy Australia Countdown Milk Quality Awards....
27 June 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Futures Project Ends with Better Breeding Opportunities for Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Dairy Futures CRC industry and research partnership to improve dairy herds and pastures comes to an end on 30 June after seven years....
09 June 2016
View news from Australia International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement. This follows the release of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) review of Australia’s...
08 June 2016
View news from Australia Farmer Confidence Sinks as Australia's Dairy Industry Faces Tough Times
AUSTRALIA - Many Australian dairy farmers have been hard hit by the impacts of a deep and persistent trough in international dairy markets after late cuts to farmgate prices by some processors in the southern, export-focused states....
01 June 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Avoidance 'Reaches Dangerous Levels'
AUSTRALIA - A study has found for the first time that one in six adult Australians are choosing to avoid milk and dairy foods, the majority without a medical diagnosis, leading to public health concerns for women in particular....
31 May 2016
View news from Australia How Can You Tell if a Dairy Cow is Happy?
AUSTRALIA - According to Dr Xavier Manteca, University of Autonoma de Barcelona, who will be speaking at the Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Annual Conference, dairy cattle welfare can be assessed using a range of methods....
View news from Australia Processing Investment to Boost South Australia's Dairy Industry
AUSTRALIA - A South Australian State Government grant for a new milk processing facility in Penola is aiming to provide a boost for the local dairy industry as well as providing jobs....
24 May 2016
View news from Australia Victorian Government Unveils Dairy Support Package
AUSTRALIA - An $11.4 million support package has been made available for dairy farmers in the Australian state of Victoria....
12 May 2016
View news from Australia Shadow Ag Minister Takes Aim at Australian Government Over Dairy Crisis Response
AUSTRALIA - Following milk price cuts from Murray Goulburn, Fonterra and Lion, Australian Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has attacked Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce over his response....
10 May 2016
View news from Australia Fonterra Australia Reduces Milk Price
AUSTRALIA - Fonterra Australia has revised its farmgate milk price, meaning that the full 2015/16 season price will be reduced from A$5.60 per kgMS to A$5.00 per kgMS....
01 April 2016
View news from Australia Rare Genetic Disorder in Cows Could be More Common than Thought
AUSTRALIA - A rare disorder in purebred and crossbred cattle could become more widespread if not properly controlled....
24 March 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Cow Fertility Trends Improve
AUSTRALIA - After 20 years of declining dairy cow fertility, the genetic trend has turned around and improved every year since 2011 year. ...
19 February 2016
View news from Australia Drench Resistance a Growing Problem for Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - A study has revealed that resistance to de-worming drugs is becoming a huge problem for many farmers....
11 February 2016
View news from Australia Keeping Dry Cows Cool Promotes Herd Productivity, Research Shows
AUSTRALIA - The impacts hot weather can have on milking herds are well-known and dairy farmers throughout mainland Australia employ shade and evaporative cooling, with supporting herd management strategies, to prevent heat stress and keep their milking...
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