Costs are eroding Australian dairy farmers profit and hitting confidence, with the number of farmers positive about the industry the lowest in 15 years. Poor seasonal conditions are mostly to blame, with high feed and irrigation water costs.
A French agriculture student wants her family to consider introducing buffalo on their Charolais operation after a stint on a NSW dairy.
New Zealand dairy company Fonterra has announced it is closing its factory at Dennington in south-west Victoria.
Industry experts say consumers are often misguided about what is healthier between alternative and dairy milks, and some say branding is the issue.
A food technology company has patented a process it claims can keep 100 per cent natural milk fresh for at least 60 days without additives or preservatives.
Customers have complained about a shortage of a popular iced coffee brand in South Australia, with its maker blaming the shortfall on the drought and increased demand for milk.
Farmers say they have been left broke and, in some cases, suicidal as hundreds of Australian and New Zealand cattle die in a Federal Government-backed export deal with Sri Lanka.
Shifting agricultural freight from road to inland rail could save an additional tens of millions of dollars a year in transport costs, according to a study by the CSIRO.
Dairy farmers welcome election commitments from both sides of politics ahead of the NSW election, but fear it will not be enough to address an industry in crisis.
Foreign workers at a Victorian factory are being underpaid, exploited and are too scared to report their mistreatment lest they "find themselves on a plane", a trade union says.