A South Australian dairy conference, scheduled for Wednesday, has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to COVID-19.
Dairy farmer confidence levels have leapt in the past year on the back of good seasonal conditions and strong milk prices that have lifted farm profitability levels.
Bega Cheese has lifted its opening milk price just 10 days after announcing it, as the battle for milk supply intensifies.
Saputo has lifted its 2021/22 opening price to $6.85 a kilogram milk solids, up 20 cents/kg MS on the price it announced on Tuesday.
Fonterra has lifted its 2021/22 opening price to $6.85 a kilogram milk solids, up 30 cents/kg MS.
Fonterra has upped the ante, announcing a $6.55 a kilogram milk solids 2020/21 opening price three weeks ahead of the June 1 deadline.
Pundits are tipping strong global dairy prices to continue into the new season on the back of recent Global Dairy Trade auction results.
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