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The new code prohibits retrospective pricing step downs. Pic: Getty Images/JohnCarnemolla

Australia’s new mandatory dairy code welcomed

By Jim Cornall

Australian dairy farmers now have a rule book to help them negotiate a fair price for their product with a mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct taking effect from January 1, 2020.

Synlait said its forecast relies on pricing remaining robust throughout the season. Pic: ©Getty Images/pavlinec

Synlait sets 2019/20 forecast milk price

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy company Synlait Milk has set its opening forecast base milk price for the upcoming 2019/2020 season at NZ$7.00 kgMS (US$4.58).

Small or marginal holdings make achieving efficiencies through economies of scale more difficult, particularly when they rely on old techniques. Pic: ©Getty Images/RakeshPicholiya

Much touted mantra has good intentions but Indian dairy has already been moving on

Can India double dairy farmers’ incomes in three years?

By Richard Whitehead

The phrase “doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022” is in danger of toppling “Jai Hind” as India’s most popular rally call. From bag carriers to the prime minister himself, anyone who matters has been seen uttering the line often and with great meaning.

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