Milk wars: Farmers angered by Woolies ad

BRISBANE Lions and Gold Coast Suns aren't the only Queenslanders that are struggling – just take a look at the State's dairy farmers.
BRISBANE Lions and Gold Coast Suns aren't the only Queenslanders that are struggling – just take a look at the State's dairy farmers.
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LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift. LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift.
IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week. IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures. THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures.
TAX depreciation measures for farmers announced in the 2015 Federal Budget will be brought forward to this year.
12:00 PM  1 TAX depreciation measures for farmers announced in the 2015 Federal Budget will be brought forward to this year. | Ag White Paper stuck in limbo  | Farming's budget tax breaks 
RSPCA AUSTRALIA will accompany Animals Australia when the two groups meet with the Australian Livestock Exporters Council (ALEC) in Canberra today.
11:28 AM  4 RSPCA AUSTRALIA will accompany Animals Australia when the two groups meet with the Australian Livestock Exporters Council (ALEC) in Canberra today. | 'Stick to dogs and cats', ALEC...  | Activists target Farmers'... 
THE Australian dollar dropped to a month-low overnight as the US dollar rallied on the back of strong economic data.
11:15 AM THE Australian dollar dropped to a month-low overnight as the US dollar rallied on the back of strong economic data. | RBA cuts cash rate to record low  | Budget backs farmers, says Barnaby 
THE National Irrigators Council has urged the government to pass legislation for its promised 1500GL cap on water buybacks.
10:45 AM THE National Irrigators Council has urged the government to pass legislation for its promised 1500GL cap on water buybacks. | Buyback cap backed by budget  | Basin States should speak up:... 
THE Department of Natural Resources and Mines is investigating 35 cases of alleged unauthorised clearing of vegetation.
10:36 AM THE Department of Natural Resources and Mines is investigating 35 cases of alleged unauthorised clearing of vegetation. | Fresh veg management concerns arise 
TO help secure youth mental health services in one rural NSW town, the local community is holding a livestock auction.
9:45 AM TO help secure youth mental health services in one rural NSW town, the local community is holding a livestock auction.
WESFARMERS is grappling with its own version of a 'Masters disaster', albeit on a smaller scale.
9:37 AM WESFARMERS is grappling with its own version of a 'Masters disaster', albeit on a smaller scale. | Wine co works without big retailers  | Wesfarmers focuses on retail... 
THE Australian Made Campaign is teaming up with RANGEme to help give Aussie growers and manufacturers a competitive edge.
9:25 AM THE Australian Made Campaign is teaming up with RANGEme to help give Aussie growers and manufacturers a competitive edge. | Hoo-roo to Aus Made brand?  | Coles fined $2.5m over 'fresh'... 
LASER beams, robots and mid-air vegetable cultivation will be on the agenda for over 100 of the country’s leading vegetable growers.
9:15 AM LASER beams, robots and mid-air vegetable cultivation will be on the agenda for over 100 of the country’s leading vegetable growers. | Drone piloting tipped to take off 
VIDEO: TWO of MLA's most recent advertising campaigns have been recognised as finalists in the upcoming TV ad of the Year awards.
8:20 AM VIDEO: TWO of MLA's most recent advertising campaigns have been recognised as finalists in the upcoming TV ad of the Year awards. | Hey true blue: Farmers adopt...  | MLA chief reflects on year one  | VIDEO: Honey Badger vs. The Scout
WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter has finalised its $137.5 million acquisition of Lion Dairy and Drinks' everyday cheese business.
7:45 AM WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter has finalised its $137.5 million acquisition of Lion Dairy and Drinks' everyday cheese business. | MG plan to let in townies 
HOW do farmers feed the world's ever growing population and the meet the ever increasing demand for higher protein diets?
4:00 AM HOW do farmers feed the world's ever growing population and the meet the ever increasing demand for higher protein diets?
MORE details of the sale of Australia's biggest privately owned ag landholder S. Kidman and Co are likely to be released in early June.
4:00 AM  15 MORE details of the sale of Australia's biggest privately owned ag landholder S. Kidman and Co are likely to be released in early June. | Kidman still driving big beef  | Cattle kingdom carve-up disharmony 
AUSTRALIA'S cattle industry is in great health with underlying strength defying varied conditions across the sector, says the Rural Bank.
4:00 AM AUSTRALIA'S cattle industry is in great health with underlying strength defying varied conditions across the sector, says the Rural Bank. | Not bearish on beef's bull run  | Handling the herd with care 
Cattle - Beef
TOYOTA has pulled the covers off its most hotly anticipated vehicle in a decade: the eighth-generation HiLux.
4:00 AM TOYOTA has pulled the covers off its most hotly anticipated vehicle in a decade: the eighth-generation HiLux.  | The farmers' data friend  | Top of the Claas for tractor... 
ARGUABLY the four biggest issues facing WA farmers, in no particular order are weeds, non-wetting sands, soil pH and costs.
3:00 AM ARGUABLY the four biggest issues facing WA farmers, in no particular order are weeds, non-wetting sands, soil pH and costs.
THE mood is low in New Zealand's drought-ravaged North Canterbury, so one farmer has recruited his sheep to motivate a community.
26 May 15 THE mood is low in New Zealand's drought-ravaged North Canterbury, so one farmer has recruited his sheep to motivate a community. | Mixed opening for sheep this week  | Jackaroo jumps from jumbucks to... 
THE most humane way to kill cane toads is to put them in the freezer alive, Sydney researchers have found.
26 May 15 THE most humane way to kill cane toads is to put them in the freezer alive, Sydney researchers have found. | Toads' beetle diet hurting cattle 
PARTS of New South Wales will see two bursts of rain in the space of four days, bringing some reasonable falls.
26 May 15 PARTS of New South Wales will see two bursts of rain in the space of four days, bringing some reasonable falls. | BoM rejects 'hoax' climate claims  | Dry season rains heading for... 
RECENT patchy storm rain across parts of the northern cropping belt is forcing some growers to closely assess their storage practices.
26 May 15 RECENT patchy storm rain across parts of the northern cropping belt is forcing some growers to closely assess their storage practices. | Chia a winner among global...  | Weed management drives yield... 
BILL Reid was seeking a new superfine ram when he came across Angel fleece several years ago.
26 May 15  1 BILL Reid was seeking a new superfine ram when he came across Angel fleece several years ago.
Sheep - Wool
CHINA will use its growing relationship with Brazil to pressure Australia into running a more independent foreign policy.
26 May 15  2 CHINA will use its growing relationship with Brazil to pressure Australia into running a more independent foreign policy. | Australia stuck in superpower...  | Beijing rides to Brazil's rescue 
AT the close of Monday’s markets, the eastern states restocker lamb indicator declined 11 cents on 556c a kilogram carcase weight.
26 May 15 AT the close of Monday’s markets, the eastern states restocker lamb indicator declined 11 cents on 556c a kilogram carcase weight. | Jackaroo jumps from jumbucks to...  | Lamb throughput softens market... 
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Helen. At 397ppm, CO2 constitutes 0.039% of atmospheric gasses. An increase of 4ppm will bring
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BDO have done a major report into lack of investment in agriculture. It is online. Read it and
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If you want to whinge, take it up officially. Write to MPs. moaning here is not the answer and I
STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program.27 Mar 15 STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres...
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