The shifting shoals of the Chinese market has caught out Bega Cheese.
An unusually wet spring, plus low farmgate milk prices and a rush of suppliers quitting its ranks have hit Murray Goulburn co-operative.
THE RALLY in global dairy prices is expected to be sustained into 2017 courtesy of falling worldwide production, with Europe finally coming to the party.
The true destruction following the South Australian superstorm was the political witch hunt that prevailed in the aftermath of the power failure.
South east Queensland dairy farmers showed confidence in the local dairy industry at the Balcarres Holsteins Spring Sellabration Sale at Crows Nest last week.
More than 60 students spent part of their last week of school holidays at Malanda learning the ins and outs of showing dairy cows.
GLOBAL dairy prices are finally starting to show some upward movement and it is flowing through to the farmgate.
Hot on the heels of announcing the sale of its Riverina Fresh milk plant at Wagga Wagga, Fonterra Australia is to spend $4.3 million boosting cheese and whey production at its Wynyard factory in Tasmania.
Prices for Australia's biggest agricultural export, wheat, are likely to remain depressed for another 12 months, according to Rabobank.