In a historic meeting of former bitter rivals, south-west Victorian UDV branches and Farmer Power have demanded what they describe as 'farmer sovereignty' under any new advocacy body.
Australia's premier dairy event, the Australian Dairy Conference, kicked off in Melbourne on Wednesday night.
Coronavirus concerns hit the global dairy market again on Tuesday night with prices falling 2.9 per cent - the second consecutive fall.
Lion's Penrith bottling plant in outer Sydney worked overtime last weekend to make up for production shortfalls after an E. coli contamination discovery
Having grown up on a dairy farm Roxy Schoof, 23, now helps and encourages young people from a similar background to remain in a vital rural industry where the numbers of older participants are shrinking.
WA dairy product producers won four Champion categories at the 21st Australian Grand Dairy Awards in Melbourne last Thursday.
Lean farm management - being more productive with less waste created - will be the focus of Western Dairy's first extension workshops for 2020 starting this month.