Posts Tagged ‘Dairy’

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.…

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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,…

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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…

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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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