FIRB gives Saputo-MG deal go ahead

The Foreign Investment Review Board has approved the sale of Murray Goulburn to Saputo.
The Foreign Investment Review Board has approved the sale of Murray Goulburn to Saputo.
Dairy prices rose by 2.7 per cent at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction to reach an average of US$3587 per tonne.
18 Apr 18 Dairy prices rose by 2.7 per cent at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction to reach an average of US$3587 per tonne.
Dairy Australia has launched an international recruitment process after managing director Ian Halliday announced on Monday he would not seek to renew his contract when it expires at the end of the year.
16 Apr 18 Dairy Australia has launched an international recruitment process after managing director Ian Halliday announced on Monday he would not seek to renew his contract when it expires at the...
REPORTS suggest US president Donald Trump has made an about-face on his decision not to participate in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
16 Apr 18 REPORTS suggest US president Donald Trump has made an about-face on his decision not to participate in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
Does a herd's genetics matter to the farm's bottom line? How do farmers know?
13 Apr 18 Does a herd's genetics matter to the farm's bottom line? How do farmers know?
Consumer law firm, Slater and Gordon, is swooping in to grab a piece of what’s left of the Murray Goulburn dairy business, launching a class action case on behalf of disenchanted shareholders.
11 Apr 18 Consumer law firm, Slater and Gordon, is swooping in to grab a piece of what’s left of the Murray Goulburn dairy business, launching a class action case on behalf of disenchanted...
One of big challenges facing agricultural co-operatives is to avoid being seen by their members, and the wider community, as a benevolent society.
09 Apr 18 One of big challenges facing agricultural co-operatives is to avoid being seen by their members, and the wider community, as a benevolent society.
Moon Lake’s sister company VAN Dairy will start exporting organic UHT milk and yoghurt to China by the middle of the year.
09 Apr 18 Moon Lake’s sister company VAN Dairy will start exporting organic UHT milk and yoghurt to China by the middle of the year.
It was a momentous day in the 68-year history of the Murray Goulburn Co-operative, as farmer shareholders voted in favour of the $1.3 billion takeover by Canada's giant Saputo.
05 Apr 18 It was a momentous day in the 68-year history of the Murray Goulburn Co-operative, as farmer shareholders voted in favour of the $1.3 billion takeover by Canada's giant Saputo.
A sharp increase in demand for irrigation water in the Katunga area of northern Victoria has caused frustrating delays for farmers, as they try to establish fresh pastures.
05 Apr 18 A sharp increase in demand for irrigation water in the Katunga area of northern Victoria has caused frustrating delays for farmers, as they try to establish fresh pastures.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose Saputo’s proposed acquisition of Murray Goulburn’s assets, after accepting a court-enforceable undertaking from Saputo to divest Murray Goulburn’s Koroit, Vic, plant.
04 Apr 18 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will not oppose Saputo’s proposed acquisition of Murray Goulburn’s assets, after accepting a court-enforceable undertaking from...
Dairy prices fell by 0.6 per cent at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday night to reach an average of US$3477 (NZ$4790) per tonne.
04 Apr 18 Dairy prices fell by 0.6 per cent at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday night to reach an average of US$3477 (NZ$4790) per tonne.
DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high production from a pasture-based dairy system in Gippsland, Victoria.
03 Apr 18 DATA driven quality performance indicators are helping Hans and Kerrin van Wees and Jakob Malmo to achieve high production from a pasture-based dairy system in Gippsland, Victoria.
Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.
03 Apr 18 Seed is the most important input into any crop or pasture that is sown.
Fencing, feed and volunteers are being sought to aid dairyfarmers, beef and sheep producers in the areas impacted by the St Patrick’s Day fires in South West Victoria.
02 Apr 18 Fencing, feed and volunteers are being sought to aid dairyfarmers, beef and sheep producers in the areas impacted by the St Patrick’s Day fires in South West Victoria.
The four fires in South West Victoria, starting on March 17, saw total livestock losses of around 3000 head.
02 Apr 18 The four fires in South West Victoria, starting on March 17, saw total livestock losses of around 3000 head.
Bushfire recovery advice for south-west Victorian farmers will be passed on through one-on-one visits, rather than public meetings.
02 Apr 18 Bushfire recovery advice for south-west Victorian farmers will be passed on through one-on-one visits, rather than public meetings.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been accused of unnecessary interference in Canadian dairy giant Saputo’s purchase of Murray Goulburn (MG).
29 Mar 18 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has been accused of unnecessary interference in Canadian dairy giant Saputo’s purchase of Murray Goulburn (MG).
Gerry Harvey's investment in a Victorian dairy farm could end up costing Harvey Norman shareholders more than $60 million.
28 Mar 18 Gerry Harvey's investment in a Victorian dairy farm could end up costing Harvey Norman shareholders more than $60 million.
One of the country’s biggest dairy property owners sees a revival in farm valuations, as it goes organic in an aggressive push to tap local and Asian demand for clean-and-green infant formula.
28 Mar 18 One of the country’s biggest dairy property owners sees a revival in farm valuations, as it goes organic in an aggressive push to tap local and Asian demand for clean-and-green infant...
Cobden dairy farmer David Mitchell, who lost a year’s worth of feed in last weekend’s fires, said he was overwhelmed with people’s generosity as a truckload of hay arrived at his property on Sunday.
26 Mar 18 Cobden dairy farmer David Mitchell, who lost a year’s worth of feed in last weekend’s fires, said he was overwhelmed with people’s generosity as a truckload of hay arrived at his...
Victoria's fire threat may have passed but farmers in the state's southwest face an anxious wait, fearing stock losses could rise.
23 Mar 18 Victoria's fire threat may have passed but farmers in the state's southwest face an anxious wait, fearing stock losses could rise.
Fast-rolling specialist dairy, cereals and nutritional products business, Freedom Foods, is growing so quickly it wants to raise an extra $200 million to fund future expansion.
23 Mar 18 Fast-rolling specialist dairy, cereals and nutritional products business, Freedom Foods, is growing so quickly it wants to raise an extra $200 million to fund future expansion.
When you are in the running for a big dairy award, it helps to have your friends supporting you, but when those friends are finalists too things can get complicated.
23 Mar 18 When you are in the running for a big dairy award, it helps to have your friends supporting you, but when those friends are finalists too things can get complicated.
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Fertigation is the injection of fertilisers, soil amendments and other water-soluble products through an irrigation system. 
16 Apr 19 Fertigation is the injection of fertilisers, soil amendments and other water-soluble products through an irrigation...
A fertigation trial in south-east Queensland for the past two years has shown it produces more pasture and cuts labour and fuel costs.
16 Apr 19 A fertigation trial in south-east Queensland for the past two years has shown it produces more pasture and cuts...
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This project was doomed from the start. Sri Lanka's Department of Animal Production and Health
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What an awesome article, this will save so much time and money for farmers across the world with
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The $1 a litre milk has already forced closure of numerous dairy farms. Lion Dairy & Drinks
An industry survey revealed that farmers milking larger herds have adopted more precision technologies, and that is expected that by 2025 the adoption of technologies for data capturing and monitoring system parameters will increase.
08 Apr 19 An industry survey revealed that farmers milking larger herds have adopted more precision technologies, and that is...
Virtual fencing (VF) technology has great potential to alleviate the costs, time and labour devoted to the establishment and maintenance of traditional physical fences.
08 Apr 19 Virtual fencing (VF) technology has great potential to alleviate the costs, time and labour devoted to the...
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.25 Sep 16 Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition...