Australian Dairy Farmers president Terry Richardson says 2018 a watershed year for Australian dairy industry with sale of Murray Goulburn meaning farmers need to find their voice through industry organisations.
The competition watchdog has examined where dairy processors should offer milk producers a fairer deal
They are battling drought and unsustainable milk prices but to further rub salt into the wound now dairy farmers are being forced to repay the government’s Farm Household Allowance.
Australian Dairy Farmers says an agreement is urgently needed between commonwealth and state governments to provide a national approach to drought preparation, response and recovery
Australian milk production is forecast to fall in 2018/19 to its lowest level in more than 20 years.