Freedom Foods' production upgrade plans will focus largely on its northern Victorian milk plant
Australian milk production continues to decline with double-digit drops recorded for the first four months of the year.
The Creamery, described as "our shiny red shed", combines a commercial dairy and milk processing and packaging plant with a tourism facility that enables visitors to view the whole process.
Stressed cows give milk that does not readily froth and that was one of the important considerations for Bannister Downs' Daubney family in choosing to install WA's first robotic rotary dairy.
Tasmanian dairy farmer Stuart Burr has improved fertility management of his herd lifting in-calf rates and eliminating the use of induction.
The Australian dairy industry is promoting the health credentials of its product as the government review the Health Star Rating front-of-pack labelling.
Freedom Foods is set to become the world's third biggest producer of specialist dairy nutritional products
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reviewing Saputo Dairy Australia's proposed acquisition of the cheese business of Lion Dairy and Drinks.
The Global Dairy Trade price index fell for the first time since November at Tuesday night's auction but pundits are still optimistic about global prices continuing to improve fro the rest of the year.