Sixty farmers and affiliated industry representatives attended Western Dairy's Spring Forum in Busselton recently to find out what is happening.
The draft Australian Dairy Plan was released on Friday at a media-only affair and was, as foreshadowed, a high-level glimpse of what the final document now due for release in March is likely to include.
Fonterra Australia has stepped up its price for Australian suppliers while its milk collection in Australia continues to fall.
Bellamy's shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of a takeover bid by China Mengniu Dairy Company at a meeting in Melbourne on Thursday.
Dairy farmers grilled Dairy Australia's staff at the annual general meeting at Lardner Park on Friday about a range of issues - from marketing to membership and advocacy.
Thanks to ACCC pressure, farmers supplying the Norco dairy co-op have lucked two pay rises since Coles ended $1 a litre milk prices
Despite the dairy industry facing some of its toughest times in recent years, Dairy Australia believes dairy still has a bright future in Australia.
The Global Dairy Trade index fell at Tuesday night's auction but pundits are not expecting the trend to continue.
Drought and a broken industry has claimed another dairy producer, Big River Milk which processed and bottled its own brand of single-source coffee milk.