Posts Tagged ‘Dairy’

Highly Skilled farmers leaving due to drought and no support. Can they & we, eat coal?

www.facebook.com/groups/396174801236459/permalink/427598711427401 The Story of this Facebook post is heart wrenching. It is being repeated many times in the irrigation areas. I am to remote to understand completely – but the rules of engagement and separation of water from land seems to be a SERIOUS ISSUE. This year, Australia becomes a net importer of dairy. By…

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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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How have Government policies affected Australia’s dairy Industry

As a result of a number of management issues in Australia’s major co-operative, the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has been asked to investigate the situation. I have collated a number of issues, mainly structural that I believe affect the industry in Australia. nicheagribusiness.com/…/ACCC-Response-Dairy-Inquiry-Draft-Issues-paper-FINAL.pdf These include :   Why is Australia ranked 194th out…

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Market failure in the Western Australian Dairy Industry

MARKET FAILURE IS DEFINED AS “ILLOGICAL ACTIONS TAKING PLACE FOR SEEMINGLY LOGICAL REASONS.” Currently there are farmers going out of business while the state is NOT SELF SUFFICIENT IN DIARY PRODUCTS.  The agricultural resources exist in Western Australia for complete self sufficiency in dairy and possibly a great export industry, however a series of events…

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Global milk surge, price crashes

Global milk production surges and the milk price crashes For those following milk prices, milk production and changes in the dairy industry, the last month resembles watching wild seas crashing into breakwater or rocky coast. In Australia, the news that one of the major exporters – Murray Goulburn has not only realised that the price forecasts…

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