Dairy farmers to benefit from short term solution

A short term arrangement has been secured for the three Western Australian dairy farmers whose contracts with the processor Brownes expired overnight. “An arrangement has been put in place that will see the milk collected for the next two weeks, and during that time further negotiations will take place to come to a longer term […]

WAFarmersFirst October 1, 2016 Latest News

Symposium brings hope to nation’s dairy industry

Detailed discussion at a Federal Government dairy symposium this week has seen an injection of confidence into the Australia’s dairy industry as the nation continues to seek a solution to the ongoing dairy crisis. The symposium, which was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce, was attended by over 60 farmer […]

WAFarmersFirst August 26, 2016 Latest News

New Dairy President for WAFarmers

WAFarmers has welcomed Brunswick dairy farmer Michael Partridge to the position of WAFarmers Dairy Council President at the 2016 WAFarmers Dairy Conference. During yesterday’s Annual General Meeting in Busselton, Phil Depiazzi stepped down from the role of President following four years at the helm. “I’ve really enjoyed working with such a dedicated dairy council, which […]

WAFarmersFirst July 29, 2016 Latest News

Dairy oversupply priority issue for WA dairy industry

Following recent difficulties for suppliers in the WA dairy industry, WAFarmers continues to work towards addressing the issue of oversupply and protecting the industry for current and future generations. WAFarmers Dairy Council President Phil Depiazzi said WAFarmers and other stakeholders were working closely to find a solution to the oversupply problem currently facing the state. […]

Dairy support package a step in the right direction

WAFarmers congratulates the Coalition Government’s decision to offer support to dairy farmers affected by the dairy crisis in the eastern states. “We have great sympathy for the dairy farmers and their families over in the eastern states who have been affected, and we welcome Barnaby Joyce’s decision to offer support through this concessional package,” WAFarmers […]

Buy more milk to support WA dairy industry, says WAFarmers

WAFarmers urges Western Australian consumers to purchase more fresh milk and yogurt, as difficulties continue for the state’s dairy industry. WAFarmers Chief Executive Officer Stephen Brown said that if consumers increased milk purchases by an extra litre or two, it would go a long way towards counteracting the current oversupply of milk and protecting the […]

Luke a runner up in inaugural WA Dairy Awards

WAFarmers congratulates AgConnectWA member Luke Ieraci, who was announced as a runner up in the inaugural Brownes Dairy Young Dairy Farmer of the Year Awards tonight. A 21-year-old third-generation dairy farmer from Brunswick Junction, Mr Ieraci was the youngest finalist across the two award categories, both of which were announced at the WAFarmers Dairy Industry […]

WAFarmersFirst April 28, 2016 Latest News

Luke flies the flag for WA dairy awards

A 21-year-old third-generation dairy farmer from Brunswick Junction is the youngest finalist for the inaugural Brownes Dairy Young Dairy Farmer of the Year awards, which will be announced this Thursday. Luke Ieraci, who nominated for the dairy farm owner or share farmer category, believes the biggest challenge facing the dairy industry is the attraction and […]

WAFarmersFirst April 26, 2016 Latest News

Confused about what milks to buy?

If you live in WA, the majority of milk on shelf is from WA (with the exception of specialised milks and some flavoured milk). The farmers would prefer that you buy branded milk but fully understand that it is not always within everyone’s budget. Remember that buying any local milk, including home brand milk products […]

WAFarmersFirst April 25, 2016 Latest News

Sustainable dairy price key for dairy development

The WAFarmers Dairy Council is encouraged by reports of continued production growth in the Western Australian dairy industry, and commends companies for paying a sustainable price. This practice, the Dairy Council explains, instils confidence into the farming sector, encourages capital investment and inspires new people to enter the industry. According to Dairy Australia, the trend […]

WAFarmersFirst March 21, 2016 Latest News
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