SADA Media Releases

Thanks Pauline but cool your jets

Posted on November 12, 2019

The South Australian Dairy Association (SADA) expresses its thanks to Senator Pauline Hanson for her concerns regarding the dairy industry in Australia by recommending a floor price however, her concern if enacted, would do more harm than good to dairy in Australia.

Ms Hanson’s approach would have the effect of

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SADA Welcomes Draft of Mandatory Code

Posted on October 29, 2019

The South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association (SADA) welcomes the release of the Exposure Draft of the Dairy Industry (Mandatory) Code circulated by the Commonwealth Government.

In a 2018 report the ACCC was highly critical of the imbalance in market power between dairy farmers and the processors who purchased their milk

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SADA Congratulates Successful SA Candidates

Posted on May 21, 2019

The South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association (SADA) congratulates all successful candidates in the weekend’s federal election.

The successful candidates from both the House of Representatives and the Senate have a duty to represent the best interests of our state and SADA urges a measured and considered approach to all issues that

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Animal Liberationists Day of Action 8 April 2019

Posted on April 12, 2019

Animal Liberation organisations have become more active in recent times and there is credible information that some of these organisations are planning a day of action for 8 April 2019.

At this stage the activity seems to be concentrated on farms on the east coast, particularly Queensland and Victoria. SAPOL

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The Art of Milk Supply

Posted on February 19, 2019

The picture presented by the milk supply chain in Australia isn’t a pleasant landscape, it has all the coherence of a Salvador Dali painting crashing into a Picasso.

Surrealism and cubism are distortions of reality and the milk supply chain is in Australia is no different. How it got to

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SADA Welcomes Woolworths Backdown on $1 milk – but …

Posted on February 19, 2019

The announcement by Woolworths today that they are going to raise the price of $1 milk to $1.10 per litre is welcome. However, while it is a recognition of the harm that is being done by predatory market pricing by the supermarkets it does not attend to the underling flaws

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Media Release: Pre Election Commitments

Posted on March 15, 2018

The South Australian Dairyfarmers Association has pronounced judgement on the major party’s responses to the major issues affecting dairy farmers prior to the next SA election.We sent out letters discussing areas that concerned SADA to Labor, Liberal, SA Best and the Australian Conservatives. All parties have now responded and those

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Media Release: MDB What Now

Posted on February 15, 2018

The last week has been filled with commentary and vitriol regarding the Murray Darling Basin Planand its fate. South Australian dairy farmers are the last productive users of Murray River waterbefore it heads into the Coorong. The water is important environmentally as it passes the lowerlakes dairy farms, but in

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Media Release: Policy Release 2018 Election

Posted on February 02, 2018

The South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association (SADA) today released their policy statement and calledupon all political parties in SA to adopt them.The simple policy document is not a comprehensive charter regarding all issues that face the industry todaybut rather matters that can be attended to immediately by South Australia’s leaders no

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You're Not Listening

Posted on May 25, 2017

The South Australian Dairyfarmers Association today expressed bewilderment at the arrogance of the Weatherill government

“Trust us on looking after children who are wards of the state you said, and yet you failed them, trust us on looking after older south Australians you said, and yet you failed them. Now you

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Social License Needed Before Drilling Commences

Posted on May 22, 2017

The South Australian Dairyfarmers Association today agreed with the Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull‘s conclusion that natural gas companies need a social license to drill for gas in some of the most pristine and premium farmlands in the world.

Comments by the Prime Minister, who recently visited the south east of South

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SA Milk in Hospitals

Posted on October 10, 2016

The South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association (SADA) is concerned that South Australian government run hospitals are importing milk from interstate and overseas.

The use of local milk allows ailing South Australian to have access to the freshest milk to assist in their recovery.The use of South Australian produced and processed milk

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Where to next for Dairy Symposium

Posted on September 08, 2016

The South Australian dairy industry was represented by SADA (the South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association) at the recent Dairy Symposium held in Melbourne.  But where to now? 

SADA President, John Hunt highlighted that it was pleasing that all state dairy farmer organizations shared SADA’s view regarding the main issues to be

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SADA’s new President working with farmers on profitability and industry transparency

Posted on September 06, 2016

NEWLY appointed South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association President John Hunt will address profitability and transparency in industry processes, along with the farmer’s right to farm, as he embarks on his leadership of the State’s peak dairy farmer advocacy group.

“As President of SADA, I’m committed to supporting the needs of grassroots farmers

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