The Qld government's Fresh Start Loan can provide finance of up to $2 million to help young farmers to branch out on their own.
If the government adopted a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry, processors could be fined hundreds of thousands for breaching the rules.
The imbalance between farmers, processors and the supermarket trade is seen as the major factor that is crippling the industry and impacting the future of Australian dairy.
Unable to convince the ACCC to let it keep Murray Goulburn’s Koroit plant, Saputo will cull the site from the $1.3 billion portfolio and find a new buyer
Koroit and Warrnambool are too close to foster a truly competitive farmgate milk price in the area if Saputo owns both factories, says ACCC
Cheeses, ice-creams, butters, yogurts and milks will fight it out for top honours at the Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s Australian Dairy Product Competition in March.
Dairy businesses rely on electricity supply for the acute and vital jobs of milking their cows and often keeping thousands of litres in vats on farm cool.
QDO continues to lobby for a competitive yet fair market that accurately and proportionately values our milk.