Two 80-BAIL Waikato Milking Systems (WMS) rotary platforms are at the heart of a new 10,000 cow dairy farm in China.
Australia's key dairy region is facing a “supply chain revolution,” says Rabobank senior dairy analyst Michael Harvey.
Southern German dairying practice of keeping cows indoors 24/7 makes a convincing argument for getting cows out of winter cold -- or mid-summer heat -- and explaining why more cow barns are springing up in the south of New Zealand.
Milk production in Wales has changed dramatically in the last 30 years: in 1984 the country had 6500 producers; now it has 1730 achieving the same production.
Fonterra is eyeing a bigger slice of the booming Asian pizza business for its Australian-made cheese.
Given that the average farm size in northern Italy is 9.8ha, the operation run by Dario Soresina and his family at Crema, just south of Begamo, makes him a slightly different type of dairy farmer.
Fonterra has increased the farm gate milk price for its Australian suppliers by A20c/kgMS.
A Tasmanian dairy farmer’s milk is going into high-nutrition foods for ageing Japanese, Fonterra reports.
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.