Dairy Industry News

  • Australian Dairy Plan publishes report on current state of dairy industry

    A new report on the state of Australia’s dairy sector lays bare the impact of several tough years on the industry and the necessity for it to pull together in developing the Australian Dairy Plan. The report Australian Dairy Situation Analysis provides an overview of key issues and conditions across a range of metrics including farm profitability, milk production and global competitive ...

  • Coalition makes multi-million-dollar dairy industry pledge

    PEAK dairy farmer group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) will receive $450,000 for two projects to benefit farmers as part of a $22 million funding package for the dairy industry if the Coalition wins the May election. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud announced a swag of funding and policy commitments today, including that ADF would receive $300,000 to develop a real time dairy ...

  • Permanent skilled workforce nears for dairy owners

    Dairy business owners are one step closer to securing a permanent skilled workforce with the Federal Government amending its occupation classification list to make it easier for farmers to attract experienced and skilled overseas labour. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • ADF welcomes opportunity to explore new dairy industry trading platform

    PEAK dairy farmer group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) will facilitate the development of a new trading platform for the dairy industry if the Coalition wins the May election. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud announced today that a Coalition government would invest in a platform to create flexibility and price transparency with more choice in sales contracts. ADF President Terry ...

  • Suburban woman destined for dairy

    Ebony was one of three young panel members who provided a practical farming perspective and explained their career goals. Ebony, 20, grew up in suburbia near McLaren Vale but her stock agent grandfather Allan Peglar and herd improvement uncle David Peglar made sure she knew about and loved the dairy industry. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Looking for data-loving dairy farmers

    Participating herds will have their two-year-old heifers DNA tested (genotyped) and classified for free and have the option to test young female calves at a discount. They also receive a year’s free subscription to the HerdData app and early access to DataGene’ s reports and tools under development. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • One herd test can help cut antibiotic use on-farm

    That was the message from Dr John Penry who spoke to the Herd ’19 conference in Bendigo, recently, about ways dairy farmers can reduce the use of antibiotics on-farm. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Milk Production Process: Pledge to Cut Emissions from Dairy Farms

    Interest in the increasing carbon footprint of the dairy industry has grown considerably over the past few years and growing greenhouse gas emissions from the milk production process are a contributing factor. A number of greenhouse gases (GHG) are produced from fertiliser production through to consumption and disposal of packaging. Methane is produced as a direct emission from cows and carbon ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Future Focus a road map for shaping change

    The plan has been assembled in collaboration with Dairy Australia, Agriculture Victoria and the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria. Future Focus has been over a year in the making, with 165 dairy farmers, service providers and processors from the Murray region consulted during its development. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Price rise for discounted milk lines

    Woolworths led the move in February and was followed by Coles committing to raise the price of its discount milk lines by 10 cents to $1.10 per litre, with the entire price increase going back to the farm gate. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Automated milking systems explained

    Milking Edge is a three-year project to develop a training program, resources and networks to support farmers to consider, invest and operate Automatic Milking Systems. The project is run by the NSW Department of Primary Industries in collaboration with Dairy Australia and DeLaval. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Permanent residency for skilled migrants to help fix dairy labour shortage

    THE federal government has opened a gateway for skilled migrants working on dairy farms to move permanently to Australia in a bid to help solve the industry’s labour shortage crisis. Under changes to the Dairy Industry Labour Agreement (DILA), skilled overseas workers on Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visas and the defunct 457-visa can apply for permanent residency. To be eligible, ...

  • GIG Karasek part of Agrichemwhey Projects

    AgriChemWhey will seek to build a first-of-a kind, industrial-scale bio-refinery which will take by-products from the dairy processing industry - excess whey permeate (WP) and delactosed whey permeate (DLP) - and convert them into cost competitive, sustainable lactic acid. This lactic acid can in turn be used to make value-added bio-based products for growing global markets, including ...


    By GIG Karasek GmbH

  • GIG Karasek part of Agrichemwhey Projects

    AgriChemWhey will seek to build a first-of-a kind, industrial-scale bio-refinery which will take by-products from the dairy processing industry - excess whey permeate (WP) and delactosed whey permeate (DLP) - and convert them into cost competitive, sustainable lactic acid. This lactic acid can in turn be used to make value-added bio-based products for growing global markets, including ...


    By GIG Karasek GmbH

  • Dairy industry scores greater access to vital skilled labour

    government amending its occupation classification list to make it easier for farmers to attract experienced and skilled overseas labour. Under changes to the Australian Skilled Occupation List, high level dairy farm managers who have responsibility for overseeing farming operations are eligible for the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa entry to Australia for up to four years with the ...

  • Farmers congratulate Coles for moving on $1 milk

    MANY dairy farmers across Australia will receive a much-needed income boost from tomorrow, with supermarket giant Coles committing to raise the price of their discount milk lines by 10 cents to $1.10 per litre, with the entire price increase going back to the farm gate. Peak dairy farmer group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) praised Coles for the move. “Coles has made the right decision to ...

  • Dairy farmers praise mandatory code progress

    PEAK dairy farmer group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) supports the federal government’s commitment to pursuing a mandatory Code of Conduct for the industry. A new code of practice is an important step for the dairy industry that will clarify and strengthen relationships between farmers and processors across all states of Australia. ADF has always said our aim is to address the ...

  • Dairy farmers get new Johne`s Disease score

    AUSTRALIAN Dairy Farmers (ADF) has unveiled a revised risk-profiling score to assess and manage the likelihood of Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) in dairy cattle. The revised Johne’s Disease Dairy Score has been developed in consultation with industry veterinarians, Animal Health Australia and State Dairy Farming Organisations to: Provide an easily interpreted score for ...

  • Dairy farmers score game changing victory in discount milk war

    AUSTRALIAN Dairy Farmers (ADF) has secured a major victory in the fight against discount dairy products with Woolworths today agreeing to raise the price of its $1 per litre milk brand to $1.10, with the extra 10 cents to go directly back to farmers. ADF and Woolworths have engaged in constructive discussions over recent months around the damage wrought on the dairy industry by $1 milk and other ...

  • Coming to a kitchen near you: Dairy Farmers of Canada Partners with MissFresh Meal Kits

    With the growing popularity of online food subscription services across Canada, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is pleased to announce a partnership with MissFresh, a Canadian company that strives to help people lead a healthier lifestyle by making eating healthy at home easy and accessible to everyone. The partnership, launched August 12, provides recipes to MissFresh customers made with ...


    By Dairy Farmers of Canada

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