SA Dairyfarmers' Association
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Media Releases

November 12, 2019

Thanks Pauline but cool your jets

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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October 29, 2019

SADA Welcomes Draft of Mandatory Code

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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May 21, 2019

SADA Congratulates Successful SA Candidates

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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April 12, 2019

Animal Liberationists Day of Action 8 April 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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February 19, 2019

The Art of Milk Supply

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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February 19, 2019

SADA Welcomes Woolworths Backdown on $1 milk – but …

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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March 15, 2018

Media Release: Pre Election Commitments

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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February 15, 2018

Media Release: MDB What Now

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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February 02, 2018

Media Release: Policy Release 2018 Election

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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May 25, 2017

You're Not Listening

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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May 22, 2017

Social License Needed Before Drilling Commences

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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May 14, 2017

SA Dairyfarmers’ Association (SADA) reviews Federal Budget

It is a mixed bag - the SA Dairyfarmers’ Association (SADA) welcomes a number of measures contained in the federal budget handed down this week while other matters are of concern.

The Instant asset write off has been extended for 12 months – Businesses with a turnover of less than ...

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December 06, 2016

SA Dairyfarmers’ Association (SADA) Welcomes the Backpacker Tax Resolution

The SA Dairyfarmers’ Association (SADA) welcomes the resolution of the backpacker tax.

SADA President John Hunt said after 18 months of lobbying and a numbe of false starts, the agricultural sector finally has a decision that provides certainty for backpackers and employers.

“It is a good outcome for dairy farmers to know ...

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October 10, 2016

SA Milk in Hospitals

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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September 08, 2016

Where to next for Dairy Symposium

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 ...

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September 06, 2016

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

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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