Dairy Industry Code review extended to allow more people to respond

The public submission period for the review of the Dairy Industry Code has been extended until 29 August 2021. It is understood the two-week extension would allow more input from dairy farmers, processors, and industry groups to have their say on the Dairy Industry Code. Extending the submission period will allow greater opportunity for everyone […]

Making farms a safer place across the life stages of a farmer

The recently concluded National Farm Safety Week took on the subject of safety issues from childhood to ageing farmers to show how farm safety was important across all age groups. While over half of on-farm fatalities are people over 50, in the last 10 years around 15% of fatal accidents have been kids under 15, […]

Dairy Australia awarded a $310,000 grant to increase trade in South East Asian

Dairy Australia have been awarded a $310,000 grant from the Australian Government to reduce technical barriers to trade across six markets in South East Asia. The grant would enable dairy exporters to build on our trade agreements and identify and reduce the impact of technical barriers to trade. Technical barriers include measures such as product […]

Dairy Industry Code hands out penalties when a dairy processor failed to comply

A dairy processor has been fined for allegedly failing to comply with the Dairy Industry Code of Conduct in 2020-21. Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the penalty sends a strong message that the Dairy Industry Code is working to support farmers and build a fairer dairy supply chain. “The published milk supply agreements which […]

QDO and Dairy Connect discuss a merger to strengthen Dairy industry



The Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation (QDO) has been discussing ways to unite with other dairy groups with a view to advocating for better outcomes for dairy farmers in Queensland and NSW.   Brian Tessmann, the QDO President advised his members that the Board of QDO met with representatives of the Board and Farmers’ Group of Dairy […]

Review of the Dairy Code of Conduct open for public submissions

The Australian Government has started its review process into the Dairy Industry Code of Conduct and will be seeking input from the dairy reference group, dairy farmers, processors, and industry groups from 5 July 2021 to 15 August 2021. The Dairy Code of Conduct was introduced on 1 January 2020 with the aim to even […]

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 […]