Dairy milk Oscars reveal the best tasting drop originating from Barambah Organics

It will surprise many to find an organic skimmed milk from Barambah Organics’ has been declared by a judging panel as the nation’s most delicious An organic, skimmed milk is officially the best tasting milk in Australia, scooping the showpiece prize at the Dairy Industry Association of Australia Awards, dubbed the industry ‘Oscars’. Barambah Organics 0.1% fat skimmed […]

Norco cream and Woolworths strike a deal for cream to rise to the top

Expect to see more Norco cream products on Woolworths supermarket shelves in a strategic move that will boost Norco’s 281 farmer members Norco Co-operative, Australia’s largest and oldest dairy co-operative has announced a new deal with Woolworths, starting now. The deal expands Norco’s range of the Co-op’s favourite tasting cream products throughout 167 stores in […]

Dairy farmers have reached a plateau where growth seems the most likely path

With recent record-breaking profitability in the Dairy sector it offers a solid footing to reboot much-needed growth in milk production Following a rollercoaster ride over the past decade, the dairy sector has experienced a remarkable turnaround, underpinned by favourable seasonal conditions, high farmgate pricing and a shift in the balance of power within the supply […]

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 […]

Improved weather data switched on for farmers across NSW

Switching on the Hillston Doppler Radar will provide farmers across NSW with improved weather data to aid their business and farm management decisions.  Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall have announced the second of three promised Doppler radars is now live. The third is under construction at Yeoval.  […]

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 […]

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 […]