Saputo gazumps Fonterra with opening milk price for season 2024-25

Hot on the heels of Fonterra advising their farmgate price range for season 2024-245 Saputo has increased the stakes with an opening milk price of $8 to $8.15 per kgMS Saputo Dairy Australia (SDA) has announced to suppliers its opening weighted average milk price of $8.00 to $8.15 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) for […]

Fonterra announced farmgate milk price for season 2024-25

With a suggested farmgate price range from $7.25 to $8.75 per kgMS Fonterra is hinting at a mid-point of $8.00 per kgMS Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd has plenty to announce but of utmost interest to dairy farmers is an estimate of what they can expect to receive for their product in the 2024-25 season and […]

Low gas output bred cows move to the front line of climate change fight

With methane playing a major role in climate change breeding less flatulent cows could significantly reduce rising emissions levels aggravating climate change A Curtin University study has revealed breeding less-flatulent cows and restoring agricultural land could significantly reduce rising methane emission levels, which play a considerable role in climate change. The food system, including grazing […]

Melbourne Royal Dairy Awards winners announced for 2023 show

Medal and trophy winners in the 2023 Melbourne Royal Dairy Awards can now use the Melbourne Royal seal of excellence on their products   After tasting a myriad of silky-smooth milks, yoghurts, cheeses, butters and ice-creams, the expert judges of the 2023 Melbourne Royal Dairy Awards have revealed the products that claimed top honours in […]

Dairy cattle young judges meet in national competition to showcase talent

The national finals of the Agricultural Shows young judges and paraders competition will recognise the best new talent in dairy cattle judging The most promising young dairy cattle judges have been announced by Agricultural Shows Australia as eligible to compete in the national finals of the prestigious annual competition to be judged next month. The […]

Norco Co-operative announces record farmgate milk price for producers

Norco dairy producers are set to receive their highest farmgate milk price on record at an average price of 88 cents per litre Norco Co-operative, Australia’s oldest and largest dairy co-operative has announced a record farmgate milk price increase for its farmers, which will see a $2.3M injection go toward helping its C0-op members continue […]

Dairy set for a favourable season ahead with firm milk prices likely

Dairy farmers still hold onto the hope of four good seasons in a row as big processors set their offers in writing for coming season prices Dairy producers can look forward to another favourable season in 2023/24, with the sector set for its fourth consecutive profitable year, if predictions in the recently released Rabobank annual Australian […]

Ellinbank SmartFarm to become the first carbon neutral grazing dairy farm

Ellinbank SmartFarm run by AgVic is set to become the world’s first carbon neutral grazing based dairy farm with a tender now awarded To achieve the aim of being the world’s first carbon neutral grazing based dairy farm, a tender has been awarded to Gaia EnviroTech by the Victorian Government. Part of the tender is […]

Coles secures Saputo operations as sell down of facilities begins

It’s wait and see for production requirements and pricing trends as Saputo quits some of its sites The big news in dairy is Saputo’s sale to Coles of two milk processing facilities in Laverton Victoria and Erskine Park New South Wales. According to analysts such as the Rural Bank this retreat of larger processors results […]

Norco Dairy Co-op wins Champion category in Grand Dairy awards

Norco Pure Jersey Milk and Real Iced Chocolate have been awarded Champions in the Australian Grand Dairy Awards Norco, recognised as Australia’s largest and oldest dairy co-operative, is celebrating incredible recognition after taking home not one, but two distinguished awards at Dairy Australia’s, Grand Dairy Awards 2023. Norco has been acknowledged as ‘best of the […]