Crossley dairy farmers Karinjeet Singh-Mahil and Brian Schuler have driven their tractor into Warrnambool, to protest outside a the Fonterra’s supplier meeting.
Transparent and simple contracts were the first aim of the new dairy Code of Conduct, according to Australian Dairy Farmers.
The milk price cut, and a wet spring, has slashed Dairy Australia’s operating cost funding by 15 per cent, according to its chief executive.
Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh has acknowledged deregulation of the dairy industry, in 2000, appears to have caused farmers greater risk and disadvantage.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Agriculture Commissioner Mick Keogh has defended the organisation's decision not to pursue Fonterra, over last year's milk price step down.
Victorian dairy farmers have demanded a review of the impact of feed in electricity tariffs, and the maintenance of existing arrangements, to avoid financial detriment to those producing electricity from solar systems.
Fonterra Australia has announced a full year farmgate price of $5.70 to $6.10 a kilogram/milk solids (kg/MS) for the coming season.
Fonterra is expected to announce its response to Murray Goulburn’s (MG) decision to reverse its milk supply support package (MSSP) tomorrow.
WEEKS after the ACCC announced it would launch legal action in the Federal Court over last year’s milk crisis, the competition watchdog’s Agriculture Commissioner Mick Keogh will take the stage at the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria annual conference to discuss the investigation.
Fonterra has confirmed it will be seeking “sizeable” quantities of milk, from northern Victoria, following claims its representatives were approaching regional dairy farmers to sign them up.