Posts Tagged ‘Dairy’
Did you know that Australia imported dairy products, equivalent to 23% of all milk produced last year?
Australia is promoted as an export nation when dairy is discussed, and its true, about 30% of the milk produced is exported as cheese, butter, skim milk powder and whole milk powder. I have been watching / monitoring the Australian dairy industry for more than 20 years, and that is after working in the industry…Read More
Australian Cheese – a lot exported and a lot imported
Australia prides itself on being an export nation for dairy products. One of the major exports is Cheese. Looking at some figures that are available, freely on the Internet from credible sources, that is the USDA. It can be seen that Australia exports something like 45% of the cheese that is made in the country.…Read More
A levy is not a subsidy.
A Levy, according to Professor Sampson, is not a Subsidy. This means that according to the WTO, the (World Trade Organisation), it will not affect the international standing of Australia’s dairy industry. According to Professor Sampson, a subsidy must be provided by government. There is a precedent for a Dairy LEVY. From the year 2000,…Read More
How Milk is used in Australia plus fat and protein balances
As we enter uncharted waters of economic disruption, which will change trade flows and what was considered normal, I look at the area I know best, the National dairy industry. In Australia, we have run the last 20 years under a free trade policy, with no tariff barriers, reduced national supports for training, reduced international…Read More
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…Read More
Why has NZ Dairy grown and Australian Dairy shrunk – could it be policy?
As I have investigated dairy in Australia, there is one graph that I did to visualise the system that has intrigued me. It is this one. The one that compares the volume of milk produced in Australia and New Zealand (NZ) This graph starts in 1962 which is a long time ago. I include it…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
A good review of infant formula and why it’s difficult for Australia to grow.
Saputo buying Dairy Crest – a significant cheese maker in the UK
twitter.com/lorcanallen/status/1098855871004753920 This is an interesting move from Saputo. This will give them bases on 3 continents. Even if Brexit is a foulup, the UK market is close to 70 million people.Read More