Milk price

Dairy. Fonterra Australia has announced its opening price and updated its forecast closing range for the 2018-19 season. The dairy giant advised suppliers of the opening price of $5.85 per kilogram of milk solids last week while upgrading its forecast closing range from $5.85 to $6.20 per kilogram of milk solids. “Our opening and upgraded forecast …

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Milk price

Dairy. Fonterra Australia has announced its forecast closing farmgate milk price range of $5.50 to $6.20 per kilogram of milk solids for the 2018-19 season. The range is based on current market indicators which show increases in global supply and demand. Fonterra Australia managing director René Dedoncker said the opening price would be announced in the …

3 months ago 0

Focused on sustainability

Dairy. Focus Farm owners Dave and Jane Field will host an open day next week. The DairyTas initiative follows the property over two years with a strong focus on business performance and the bottom line. The upcoming Focus Farm visit will provide local farmers and the wider community with the opportunity to see the development …

3 months ago 0
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Board positions

Dairy. DairyTas has vacancies for one dairy farmer and one industry representative on its board for a maximum of two three-year terms, commencing November. The organisation is looking for dairy farming and industry services people with a strong industry commitment and knowledge, who are able to devote some time to working with a progressive forward looking …

1 year ago

Dairy upgrade

Investment. Moon Lake Investments will spend $2.7 million upgrading The Gums Dairy on the company’s Woolnorth property. Equipment supplier Daviesway won the tender to replace the existing 50 bail rotary with a new 60 bail rotary platform, expanding the dairy’s potential output by 20 per cent. Work is due to start in November, weather permitting, with …

1 year ago

Industrial relations Q&A

Dairy. Employers are invited to an upcoming industrial relations session run by Dairy Australia and DairyTas. In recent years there has been a number of changes to industrial laws at both federal and state level. The session will be presented by industrial relations lawyer Jennifer Corkhill, who specialises in industrial and contracts law. Topics covered …

3 years ago

Animal health session

Dairy. Farmers are invited to a free information session at Broadmeadows later this month, delving into animal health. Topics to be discussed include having the best outcome for your downer cows and breeding the best cow for your system. One of the day’s guest speakers is vet Phil Poulton from Leongatha, who has spent many …

3 years ago
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Search for Legendairy capital

Grant. The search is on to find the state – and country’s – Legendairy capital. Dairy Australia, in association with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, is calling on people to nominate their town to be in the running. The winning Tasmanian town will receive $2500 to put towards a local project and then go …

3 years ago

AgriCorp acquired by MG

Move. Devondale Murray Goulburn has taken over agricultural services business AgriCorp, in what’s said to be a farmer-friendly move. As of Monday, the Smithton and Deloraine branches were rebranded as MG Trading in a bid to expand services to support dairy farmers, as well as the agricultural industries and communities in the state. No jobs have …

4 years ago

MG’s $6 forecast

Dairy. Devondale Murray Goulburn has announced a solid first half 2014/15 result and confirmed a full-year forecast farmgate price of $6 per kilogram milk solids. The price will be the third highest on record for the farmer-owned dairy company, to be delivered despite a decline in global dairy commodity prices since July last year. MG managing …

4 years ago
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