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Milk Quality: Oct – Dec 2023

Supplying quality milk is important for us and our processing partner Bega. The following members supplied very high-quality milk with low somatic cell counts during the last quarter of last year (October to December).       OCT – DEC 2023 Queensland KF & SC Collins Ravenshoe            73,277 MB Daley Millaa Millaa          103,533 […]

Proud to be a dairy farmer: Jason Tessmann selected to participate

Kingaroy based DFMC supplier Jason Tessmann has been selected to participate in the Proud To Be A Dairy Farmer program and is heading to Melbourne for an intensive three day event squarely focused on our industry.  The goal of the program is to attract, support and retain better informed people within the dairy industry.  It focuses […]

DFMC welcomes new members

It’s the end of an era for Wendy Jones and her son Rod with the sale of their farm at Kennilworth going through.  Purchasing the property in 1975 Wendy, and her late husband David, has milked cows at the foothills below Maleny alongside the Mary River for decades.  Recently the property was put up for […]

2023 AGM farm tour

Over 30 DFMC farmers and staff took part in the DFMC South-East Queensland Farm Tour to the University of Queensland (UQ) Gatton Research Dairy and JP Bourke & Co (Gladfield, north of Warwick).  DFMC staff have been working closely with the team at UQ, so it was an ideal opportunity with the AGM being in […]

DFMC Board changes

Following 12 years on the DFMC board, including 6 as chair, Andrew Burnett has decided to stand down to devote more time to his family and farm.  At the recent AGM in Toowoomba Andrew was presented with a gift on behalf of all members and a couple of attendees took the opportunity to publicly thank […]

2023 Milk Quality Awards

Congratulations to Kevin & Sharron Collins (plus Sean back home milking) from Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands who won DFMC’s 2023 Ian Stewart National Milk Quality Award. The Collins’ had an average Bulk Milk Cell Count of 86 with averaged components of 4.21% Fat and 3.33 Protein over 1.7 million litres for the year. The […]

Ian Stewart Milk Quality Awards 2020

With the AGM format necessarily different last year we didn’t present the annual Quality Awards as we have traditionally done.  To see the regional and national winners please click on the image below.  

DFMC welcomes Lion sale to Bega

Dairy Farmers Milk Cooperative welcomes the announcement that, after over two years of being on the market, Lion Dairy & Drinks has been bought by ASX-listed Bega Cheese Ltd. Bega is a strongly established Australian dairy and food business, with over 120 years of heritage. It is clear that Bega is ideally positioned to drive […]

New Southern Directors Announced

We called for nominations for co-operative directors in South Australia (region 4) and Victoria (region 5) earlier in the year.   At the AGM on November 17 chairman Andrew Burnett was pleased to announce that with one candidate nominating in each region Greg Ault was elected in Victoria and that Sandy Rathjen was elected in South […]