The UDV will hit the hard issues of herd improvement, government funding and discuss its vision for the Australian dairy industry at this week’s 38th annual conference.March 25, 2014 4:00am
The UDV will hit the hard issues of herd improvement, government funding and discuss its vision for the Australian dairy industry at this week’s 38th annual conference.
Macarthur dairy farmer and outgoing UDV president Kerry Callow emphasised the importance of UDV members attending the conference at the MCG this week.
‘‘The opportunity for our members and industry alike to come together is crucial. The event isn’t just about networking and industry engagement, it’s about setting the agenda for the year ahead,’’ Ms Callow said.
‘‘Members must attend to have their say on the priorities the UDV focuses on in the coming year.’’
Resolutions to be voted on by members include:
Also on the agenda is a panel discussion based on the hypothetical: ‘‘It’s 2025 and the industry is producing 15 billion litres annually and is profitable. Farmer investment has increased, the manufacturing sector is producing at world’s best practice and Australia is once again a major player in the export market. How did we get there?
Chris Murphy and Matt Shaffer from Dairy Australia, Australian Dairy Farmers president Noel Campbell and former ADF chief executive John McQueen will be on the panel.
The complexity of milk price structures will also be reviewed. Milk Price Structure Review and Next Steps presented by UDV policy councillor Adam Jenkins, will discuss the progress of the UDV in trying to develop a simplified structure during the past six months.
The president’s dinner will have Water and Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh as the special guest.
Registrations for the UDV Annual Conference and Annual Meeting are now open via the VFF website www.vff.org.au and on the day.
Police are investigating a fire at a steel factory in Seymour overnight.
Moira Shire's rate notices will be reissued, and will increase, after a calculation error resulted in an estimated shortfall of more than $500,000.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
North Bendigo defeat Leitchville-Gunbower in tough semi-final, while flag fancies finalised in MFL
Julie Sands and Sheridan Clark have been kept busy, visiting Rochester recently yo dispense free coats to residents.
Kyabram's Nick Holman set to make senior AFL debut.
Fundraising for prostate cancer would seem to be a natural fit for the Australian Defence Force.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
Aommunity fair and truck show will be hosted by Heathcote Primary School next month.
Statewide roads and public transport study calls for increased governemnt funding, sparks memories of Cobram passenger rail service.
We have three single adult tickets for the October 3 and 4 event to giveaway.
A $100 million investment program will recommence following parent company Coca-Cola Amatil's decision today to invest $78 million into SPC Ardmona.
Jack Frawley remembered for his service with the 4th light horse bridge at Lone Pine, Gallipoli and the charge of Beersheba, Palestine.
- Benalla Health signs on as a White Ribbon supporter of the campaign against domestic violence
- A magnificent 98 years for Benalla arts identity
- Benalla unveils its refurbished old shire offices which are now the Civic Centre
- Support Light the Night in Benalla next month
- Poppy Smith celebrates her second birthday, having survived a heart defect.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.