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 […]

Dairy industry future down to people drinking more milk

A report into the future of the Dairy industry as low margins come to an end concludes more people need to drink milk The liquid ‘drinking’ milk market remains of key importance to the local dairy sector – with improved domestic retail pricing and opportunities for further export growth – according to a Just-released industry […]

Tommerup Dairy farm named in Farmer of the Year Awards

How 20 Jersey cows gave the Tommerup Dairy farming family inspiration to change the way a traditional milking farm was run Twenty Jersey Cows. That’s all it took for Kay and Dave Tommerup to take an enormous leap of faith and believe their farm in the Kerry Valley in Queensland’s Scenic Rim could stand alone […]

Norco partners with NFF for first ever farmer well being study

Norco and NFF want farmers to take part in a survey that takes about 5 minutes to complete and closes this Friday 17 Feb – link can be found here Norco is the oldest and largest 100% farmer-owned dairy co-operative and has partnered with the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) to conduct this first-of-its-kind study into Australian […]