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Top milk quality from July to September

Here are the Top 5 BMCCs for each region from July to September (average of 10-day periods). Our DFMC suppliers are continuing to supply quality milk in all regions. It’s great to see some new names and locations appearing in the BMCC tables. Southern region Supplier Location State Av BMCC 10 day periods 1 RJ […]

New format for 2020 AGM

Originally, we excitedly planned to hold the Convention, Quality Awards presentation and AGM in Far North Queensland this year. But with the pandemic we clearly needed to rejig our plans and put together the AGM to accommodate the various travel and gathering restrictions that are currently in place. Fortunately, our co-operative’s rules accommodate for a […]

Recognising high quality milk suppliers

Producing high quality milk, and recognising it, is important for DFMC. Here are the Top 5 BMCCs for each region over the last 3 months of the 19/20 year (average of 10 day periods). Terrific results given some challenging conditions in various parts of the country. Southern region Supplier Location State Av BMCC 10 day […]

DFMC represented at Dairy Senate Inquiry

DFMC recently made representation to the latest Dairy Senate Inquiry. The matter was referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee in October 2019 for inquiry and the final report is now set down for November 2020. The inquiry is into the performance of Australia’s dairy industry and the profitability of Australian […]

Nominations open for DFMC board positions

Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative (DFMC) is informing members that DFMC directors Adrian Dauk and Bernice Lumsden have resigned from the Board.  Both have moved on from DFMC to join other processors in response to an alternative offer which better suited their businesses at this time. As South Australian-based milk supplier to DFMC and director, Adrian […]

DFMC suppliers awarded Gold Star

Running out of space! Suppliers Ray Perkins and Shirleen Evans from Laceby near Wangaratta are going to need a new display board to accommodate another Gold Star Award from Dairy Australia. Awarded to the Top 100 BMCC Dairy Farms in Australia, this makes five years in a row for the north-east Victorian couple who began […]

ACCC Dairy Code of Conduct update

It is well documented that 2020 has been a big year for change. The much-anticipated mandatory ACCC Dairy Code of Conduct is being implemented during this year and on 1 June all processors announced minimum pricing arrangements, and openly published their standard. For the first time the whole of industry could see who is paying […]

Top milk quality

Producing high quality milk, and recognising it, is important for DFMC. Well done to the suppliers below, led by Ray and Shirleen of Loxby Brown Swiss, for the high-quality milk produced this year so far. The best five Bulk Milk Cell Counts (BMCC) for the year to date, based on the average of 10 day […]

Social distancing, regular sanitation protects Victorian dairy from COVID-19

Northern Victorian suppliers Bernice and Scott Lumsden are taking no chances with COVID-19 on their busy 600-cow farm at Leitchville. “Autumn is perhaps now our busiest time of year and we really couldn’t afford to have anyone of our team contract the virus,” said Bernice. The Lumsdens were quick to react, enforcing measures to protect […]