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Geographe Community Landcare Nursery open day a great success

The GCLN https://www.geographeplants.com open day was a great success. I would like to thank those who volunteered and sponsored the day including Undalup – whose photos are attached – Geocatch, Watercorp, CRT, and more. I was away on a business trip – so could not be there, but hear from Rod and Dannikka that it…

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The big get bigger in American agriculture

Keith Woodford adds more insights into the world of dairy. For me, the interesting point is that 57% of the USA’s milk is produced by 5.3 % of the farms!   that is 2000 farms out of 37,500 registered dairy farms in the USA.   I would like to know how big the smallest of the 2000…

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IF THE AUSTRALIAN DAIRY INDUSTRY WAS A SPORTING TEAM – THE COACH WOULD BE SACKED

I would like to thank Tyne Logan Of ABC Regional WA for putting together this story. https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-04-22/australia-to-become-dairy-import-reliant/11025026 I have been concerned for some time that most industry commentators on the dairy industry are talking about the Symptoms – not the causes – of the decline in the dairy industry. Uncovering the causes is difficult and…

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Dairy Connect (NSW) calls for a federal dairy commissioner.

www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6523193400169242624 This is a great idea in my opinion. It must have a truely national approach and represent all dairy consumers, and all dairy farmers – regardless of their location and the legacy issues that formed completely different industries in each state across Australia. Australia has the agricultural resources to be self sufficient and be…

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How much cash goes off shore when you buy imported Butter?

We recently bought butter WITHOUT CHECKING THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN -Oops It’s just 500 grams of butter – not much eh? Let’s do the calculations. Dairy Australia says the average milk price in Victoria – where most of Australia’s butter is made was 44.2 cents per litre last year – there will have been higher…

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