IDF International Cheese Science and Technology Symposium will reveal expert insights into cheese

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has announced further details on the program for the IDF International Cheese Science and Technology Symposium, that will take place from Monday to Friday the 7 to 11 June 2021.  This 100% virtual event will be an innovative dynamic experience including live andon-demand presentations, poster workshops, networking, Q&A thematic sessions […]

Care A2+ infant and toddler formula maker secures AU$50 million in growth capital

Care A2 Plus, the manufacturer of Care A2+, Australia’s first infant and toddler formula using single sourced milk from Australian grass-fed A2 cows, has entered an equity funding agreement for AU$50 million with global alternative investment group LDA Capital (LDA). The equity is committed through a Put Option Agreement that grants Care A2 Plus the […]

Norco leads the way in farmgate price step-up.

This takes Norco’s average farmgate price for the 2020-21 financial year to slightly above 70 cents for its suppliers based mainly in northeast NSW and southeast Queensland. Norco will now pay a similar price to what they paid in 2019-20 are now clearly paying above what Lactalis and Bega are paying in Queensland. This is […]

Dairy farmers can seek help without fear of retribution says Ombudsman

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says dairy farmers in dispute can get in touch with her office for initial guidance, without fear of retribution. Ms Carnell is encouraging dairy farmers to contact her office for information about the Dairy Code of Conduct or advice regarding how to handle a dispute […]

Ombudsman’s office ready to assist with Dairy Code disputes

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell is encouraging dairy farmers in dispute to contact her office, following the release of an ACCC report reflecting on compliance with the Dairy Code of Conduct. The ACCC’s Dairy Code: initial observations on compliance report identifies areas of concern including processors’ failure to publish […]

Coles adds more support to long term contracts for WA Dairy farmers

Coles will meet with Western Australian dairy farmers in coming weeks to discuss opportunities to invest in on-farm sustainability initiatives, as a part of new direct sourcing agreements for Coles Brand fresh white milk. Coles has restructured its Coles Brand milk supply model in WA by contracting directly with Australian dairy farmers, replacing the previous […]

Woolworths will support Dairy farmers to the tune of $5 million

Woolworths has open applications for its Dairy Innovation Fund that’s offering a total of $5 million in grants to dairy farmers over the next three years for on-farm improvements. Designed with peak industry groups, the fund will help dairy farmers innovate and increase on-farm efficiency, sustainability and resilience to manage seasonal variations through investments in […]

Dairy Australia’s Board faces the question of remuneration at AGM

Matthew Trace Vice President QDO questions whether increasing DA Director fees will help dairy farmers improve profitability With the political and media attention that the ongoing work on the Australian Dairy Plan is generating, there is intense scrutiny on the lead organisations of the Plan and particularly given some of the expenditures of farmer levy […]

Dairy farmers score energy efficient grants worth up to $10 million

More than 500 dairy farms across Australia will share an estimated $10 million in funding to help improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and lower on-farm emissions. The federal government announced on Monday the successful applicants in the Energy Efficient Communities Program – Dairy Farming Business Grants program, an initiative that was developed in partnership […]