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Lactalis to supply Woolies in WA

Lactalis to supply Woolies in WA

Lactalis Australia has won new contracts to process and package Woolworths’s milk in Western Australia for the next five years, commencing 1 January 2022. Lactalis takes over from Brownes Dairy who held the Woolworths contracts since July 2014. The Woolies contract is...

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Lactalis to supply Woolies in WA

Code violation: ACCC takes Lactalis to court

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has initiated federal court proceedings against Lactalis for alleged breaches of the Dairy Code. ACCC alleges Lactalis breached several provisions of the Code and by doing so, weakened the bargaining power of...

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Lactalis to supply Woolies in WA

DA project links productivity and profit

Dairy Australia (DA) has commissioned a research project aimed at improving the understanding of dairy farm productivity and its relationship to profitability. Agricultural economists from Marsden Jacobs Associates and other organisations will explore the change in...

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Woolworths launch innovation fund

Woolworths have launched its Dairy Innovation Fund, scheduled to deliver $5m in grants to support on-farm improvements for Woolies dairy suppliers. The grants are up to $100,000 and aims to deliver innovation, efficiency, greater resilience or enhanced sustainability....

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Lactalis to supply Woolies in WA

Feeding & housing project underway

Dairy Australia (DA) will lead a project to support dairy farmers who want to explore a new feeding and/or housing system, delivering economic and risk analysis of both partial and total mixed ration feeding systems. In Victoria, the project Is co-founded by DA and...

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Opening water allocations

Opening water allocations

Recent rainfall has generated flows into all major storages and improved water availability in all systems. The resource manager for northern Victoria announced opening 2021/22 seasonal determinations which have been assisted by reserves established during 2020/21 as...

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ADPF: Record prices for 2021/22

ADPF: Record prices for 2021/22

The Australian Dairy Products Federation (ADPF) president Grant Crothers said 2020/21 was the third consecutive year of high milk prices for raw milk as processors demand for raw milk continues to be strong. The recent softening of the Australian dollar was good news...

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Opening water allocations

Australian milk up in May

Milk production rose 2.6% YOY in May with Dairy Australia reporting season to date intake 0.8% ahead of the season prior. In Victoria, milk output climbed 2.8% YOY with big discrepancies across the state. In Gippsland, output slid 0.2% YOY in May, while production...

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Lactalis to supply Woolies in WA

Dairy Australia Situation & Outlook

The latest National Dairy Farmer Survey results indicate 88% of respondents will make a profit in 2020/21, the highest proportion since the survey commenced. Almost two thirds of surveyed farmers were positive about the future of the dairy industry, up 20% on last...

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Lactalis to supply Woolies in WA

China lodge WTO complaint against Australia

China has lodged a complaint against Australia with the WTO, with claims of “anti-competitive behaviour against its exports of railway wheels, stainless-steel sinks and wind towers.” The complaint comes days after Australia took similar action against China over the...

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