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The general manager for strategy behind the $155 million Sustainable Agriculture Fund, Deo de Jesus, says the diversification of the fund's farmland holdings has been a crucial factor in helping it to deliver yet another strong operating profit and rise in land vale.
The general manager for strategy behind the $155 million Sustainable Agriculture Fund, Deo de Jesus, says the diversification of the fund's farmland holdings has been a crucial factor in helping it to deliver yet another strong operating profit and rise in land vale.
OPINION: Australian farmers are among the world's most innovative and efficient.
23 Jan 17 OPINION: Australian farmers are among the world's most innovative and efficient.
Bega Cheese has bought back the farm by broadening its reach in the food industry, snapping up Australia’s iconic yeast spread, Vegemite, and other Kraft brands, in a $460 million deal.
20 Jan 17 Bega Cheese has bought back the farm by broadening its reach in the food industry, snapping up Australia’s iconic yeast spread, Vegemite, and other Kraft brands, in a $460 million deal.
A GLOBAL dairy price rally, which has Australian exports now trading at close to 30 per cent above the average for this decade, has given milk producers cause to expect stronger opening farmgate prices next season.
20 Jan 17 A GLOBAL dairy price rally, which has Australian exports now trading at close to 30 per cent above the average for this decade, has given milk producers cause to expect stronger opening...
ALL eyes are on estranged negotiations between Queensland dairyfarmers and big processor Parmalat, with the outcome touted to set the scene for this year’s opening milk farmgate prices.
20 Jan 17 ALL eyes are on estranged negotiations between Queensland dairyfarmers and big processor Parmalat, with the outcome touted to set the scene for this year’s opening milk farmgate prices.
The dairy industry was in a cautious recovery and could be three to six months from a peak, according to leading dairy analyst, Freshagenda director Steve Spencer.
19 Jan 17 The dairy industry was in a cautious recovery and could be three to six months from a peak, according to leading dairy analyst, Freshagenda director Steve Spencer.
Prices rose 0.6 per cent to US$3517 per metric tonne at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
18 Jan 17 Prices rose 0.6 per cent to US$3517 per metric tonne at the GlobalDairyTrade auction overnight.
Life on a dairy farm can be a hard slog but working with his son and local businesses makes the job easier for John Fairley.
18 Jan 17 Life on a dairy farm can be a hard slog but working with his son and local businesses makes the job easier for John Fairley.
THE NSW dairy industry released a strategic action plan in 2016 to provide a framework for the future, with a target of producing 1.5 billion litres of milk by 2022.
17 Jan 17 THE NSW dairy industry released a strategic action plan in 2016 to provide a framework for the future, with a target of producing 1.5 billion litres of milk by 2022.
THE Hunter Valley's 106 dairy farms are under pressure after the loss of more than two-thirds of all farms since deregulation in 2000, the closure of another four farms in 2016, and mining and urban encroachment that has led to questions about the industry's long-term viability.
17 Jan 17 THE Hunter Valley's 106 dairy farms are under pressure after the loss of more than two-thirds of all farms since deregulation in 2000, the closure of another four farms in 2016, and...
Every boom brings with it a bust. But when it comes to companies relying on China for a large portion of their sales, the wild card of government regulation looms large over any decision made by management.
16 Jan 17 Every boom brings with it a bust. But when it comes to companies relying on China for a large portion of their sales, the wild card of government regulation looms large over any decision...
The board of troubled infant milk formula group Bellamy's Australia is expected to pursue legal action in a bid to unmask the identity of the mysterious owner of a key block of capital in the company as it seeks to push back against efforts to take control of the board.
16 Jan 17 The board of troubled infant milk formula group Bellamy's Australia is expected to pursue legal action in a bid to unmask the identity of the mysterious owner of a key block of capital...
FARMERS and their families enjoyed a day away from their properties on Sunday.
16 Jan 17 FARMERS and their families enjoyed a day away from their properties on Sunday.
Major live exporter company Wellard bought a 340-hectare property at Condah, west of Macarthur, Vic, to service its move into live cattle exports to China.
16 Jan 17 Major live exporter company Wellard bought a 340-hectare property at Condah, west of Macarthur, Vic, to service its move into live cattle exports to China.
Just when the nutritional dairy powder market looks to be turning a little sour for some, the diverse food and beverage business Freedom Foods is expanding its footprint.
12 Jan 17 Just when the nutritional dairy powder market looks to be turning a little sour for some, the diverse food and beverage business Freedom Foods is expanding its footprint.
Farmer activist group Farmer Power is to make a submission to an inquiry by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman that is investigating the impact on small businesses of late payments and other poor payment practices by big corporations.
12 Jan 17 Farmer activist group Farmer Power is to make a submission to an inquiry by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman that is investigating the impact on small...
A MULTI-MILLION-dollar dairy factory in South East South Australia has taken a big step forward with stage one officially opened on Monday.
12 Jan 17 A MULTI-MILLION-dollar dairy factory in South East South Australia has taken a big step forward with stage one officially opened on Monday.
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is in the box seat to control the future of Bellamy's Organic under a
12 Jan 17 New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is in the box seat to control the future of Bellamy's Organic under a "poison pill" arrangement that can be triggered if a shareholder group controls...
Australian milk production is forecast to hit its lowest level in more than 20 years even as global prices surge.
11 Jan 17 Australian milk production is forecast to hit its lowest level in more than 20 years even as global prices surge.
SCENIC Rim 4Real Milk founder Greg Dennis has launched a petition aimed squarely at the federal government and their perceived lack of progress on regulating the price of milk.
11 Jan 17 SCENIC Rim 4Real Milk founder Greg Dennis has launched a petition aimed squarely at the federal government and their perceived lack of progress on regulating the price of milk.
Jan Cameron's bizarre bid to roll selected board members of Bellamy's Organic has only added to the stink surrounding the troubled infant formula company's dramatic fall from grace.
09 Jan 17 Jan Cameron's bizarre bid to roll selected board members of Bellamy's Organic has only added to the stink surrounding the troubled infant formula company's dramatic fall from grace.
COMMUNITIES across south-west Victoria have welcomed a $50 million state government funding boost that will widen and repair many roads they have labelled as unsafe.
09 Jan 17 COMMUNITIES across south-west Victoria have welcomed a $50 million state government funding boost that will widen and repair many roads they have labelled as unsafe.
Tasmanian farmer Michael Perkins does not like to dwell on the fatal floods that ravaged his property seven months ago.
09 Jan 17 Tasmanian farmer Michael Perkins does not like to dwell on the fatal floods that ravaged his property seven months ago.
PREDICTIONS show a recovery in the dairy price in 2017 but experts warn it will be “slow and modest”.
09 Jan 17 PREDICTIONS show a recovery in the dairy price in 2017 but experts warn it will be “slow and modest”.
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Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field trial in a bid to revolutionise Australia’s dairy feedbase.
31 May 17 Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field...
Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Centre as part of the Dairy On PAR project.
05 May 17 Improving pasture consumption was the focus of recent pasture coaching groups organised by the Tasmanian Institute...
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Great Idea Carlene. It's a shame the industry was not prepared to fund this concept 8 years ago
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Bellamy's also need to answer some questions! Like: When did BAL know from Camperdown Powder
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Matthew makes some very good points . Unfortunately the reality for many farming people is
Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.10 Jul 17 Why have we invested in solar? It’s simple: our two young daughters.
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
29 May 17  1 As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
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...