Costs and weather hit dairy farmer confidence and profits

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.

Milk producers welcome election pledges but warn of ongoing ‘deregulation disaster’

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.