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.
The balance in global dairy supply and demand has improved markedly in recent months, while closer to home farmers are seeing some improvement in drivers of farm profitability, according to Dairy Australia’s (DA) February 2017 Situation and Outlook report.
The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has halved the amount of grant money, available for the third round of its Farmers’ Fund to $10,000.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Agricultural Commissioner Mick Keogh has said he’s been surprised at the lack of clarity around dairy pricing and supply arrangements.
Farmers at the first Victorian hearing of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) dairy inquiry said they were to listen, on how issues facing the industry could be resolved.
About 100 Gippsland farmers attended the first Victorian hearing of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) dairy inquiry, in Traralgon.
Troubled Melbourne milk broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) will now be wound up, after a bid to keep it trading was withdrawn.