UK farmers want a ban on a popular Chinese festival where ‘sky lanterns’ are released.
Australian dairy farmers have welcomed dairy co-op Murray Goulburn’s “honesty and transparency” in announcing its 2017-18 milk price.
Fonterra will pay its Australian suppliers an opening price of A$5.30/kgMS for the 2017-18 season.
Australian farmer Brian McLaren has been a loyal Murray Goulburn supplier for 48 years but the latest price blow could be the final straw.
Irish dairy co-op Ornua says revenue grew 9% last year.
Tropical cyclone Debbie caused A$6 million damage to the Queensland dairy industry, the Queensland Farmers Federation says.
Wisconsin may be America’s ‘dairy state’ but in butter some citizens’ loyalty lies with Kerrygold from Ireland.
From veggie gardens at preschools to wet suits for state emergency services - make up Fonterra Australia’s latest community projects.
Canadian dairy company Saputo is set to take full control of Australian dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter.
British vets are nervous about changes that may arise from Brexit, says British Veterinary Association (BVA) president Gudrun Ravetz.
Fonterra says improving global dairy prices and a revamp of its operations have enabled a rise in the farmgate milk price to Australian suppliers.
More signs of consolidation in the Australian dairy sector.
Tasmania will send fresh milk to China from early next year.
Embattled Australian dairy co-op Murray Goulburn says it is willing to work with other processors on a commodity milk price index.
International dairy commodity prices have recovered markedly in recent months, as global supply and demand slowly balance, according to Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report.
With Australian farmers focussed on the big wet across the country’s south, let’s look at the background -- how the dairy market is behaving, and what it means for farmgate prices.
Global milk production has fallen faster than expected in recent months, with the resulting rally in global dairy markets expected to be sustained into 2017, according to Rabobank.
Fonterra is number-one in China in business and in reputation, claims Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings.
More signs are emerging that European farmers are cutting back milk production.
EU dairy exports rose 6% in May (22,000MT) vs the same month in the previous year.
Australia's milk production is set to fall significantly in the 2016-17 season due to the damage caused to farm cashflows and industry confidence after the late cuts to milk prices in April this year.
Twenty-seven dairy farms in Australia will be put under the microscope in an effort to prove a link between genetic merit of animals and onfarm performance.
Fonterra had offloaded the business claimed to make Australia's best coffee milk.
Embattled European dairy farmers are to get another $780 million to help them weather the downturn.