ACCC won't block Saputo, but Koroit must go

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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Christison and his family were at home when the fire swept towards their house, buildings and livestock on Saturday night.
22 Mar 18 Richard Christison and his family were at home when the fire swept towards their house, buildings and livestock on Saturday night.
As burnt-out farmers grapple with the loss of their livelihoods, friends and family are pitching in to help.
22 Mar 18 As burnt-out farmers grapple with the loss of their livelihoods, friends and family are pitching in to help.
Dairy marketing has changed from recommending the number of daily serves, to putting out spot fires that flare up with animal welfare campaigns.
22 Mar 18 Dairy marketing has changed from recommending the number of daily serves, to putting out spot fires that flare up with animal welfare campaigns.
Less than six months into the job, the Norco co-operative’s new chief executive officer has inexplicably left the business.
21 Mar 18 Less than six months into the job, the Norco co-operative’s new chief executive officer has inexplicably left the business.
Dairy prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday evening by an average 1.2 per cent across all products to reach US$3632 (NZ$5049) a tonne.
21 Mar 18 Dairy prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday evening by an average 1.2 per cent across all products to reach US$3632 (NZ$5049) a tonne.
Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings, the head of New Zealand's largest company, has announced he will step down but has not named a date.
21 Mar 18 Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings, the head of New Zealand's largest company, has announced he will step down but has not named a date.
An independent expert has endorsed Canadian dairy giant Saputo’s proposed $1.3 billion takeover of troubled Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn, saying the offer is fair and reasonable.
20 Mar 18 An independent expert has endorsed Canadian dairy giant Saputo’s proposed $1.3 billion takeover of troubled Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn, saying the offer is fair and...
Fire-affected South West Victorian farmers will be “absolutely traumatised” by their experience and face a long road to recovery,  United Dairyfarmers of Victoria Wannon branch’s Chris O’Keefe says.
19 Mar 18 Fire-affected South West Victorian farmers will be “absolutely traumatised” by their experience and face a long road to recovery, United Dairyfarmers of Victoria Wannon branch’s Chris...
The weekend’s bushfires across the south-west were some of the largest that many experienced south-west firefighters have seen.
19 Mar 18 The weekend’s bushfires across the south-west were some of the largest that many experienced south-west firefighters have seen.
Gerrit Bekker lived through the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires on his Glenfyne dairy farm near Cobden and had no desire to relive it on Saturday night.
19 Mar 18 Gerrit Bekker lived through the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires on his Glenfyne dairy farm near Cobden and had no desire to relive it on Saturday night.
Dairyfarmers are scrambling to save milk supplies while others are tallying significant stock and property losses after severe bushfires swept through the state's south-west.
19 Mar 18 Dairyfarmers are scrambling to save milk supplies while others are tallying significant stock and property losses after severe bushfires swept through the state's south-west.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is giving the dairy industry a week to comment on Saputo’s plans to sell the Koroit milk factory as soon as it takes over Murray Goulburn’s processing assets.
16 Mar 18 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is giving the dairy industry a week to comment on Saputo’s plans to sell the Koroit milk factory as soon as it takes over Murray...
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A new definition of 'genetically modified' currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new grasses on the market within three years.
13 Nov 18 A new definition of "genetically modified" currently awaiting parliamentary approval could see a swathe of new...
A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it to the bloodstream.02 Nov 18 A person normally breathes about 25,000 times a day, with the lungs taking in oxygen from the air and delivering it...
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Don't fall for the processors changing their contracts. They can change them back again without
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This is all very nice for specific LIon suppliers but it does absolutely nothig for the wider
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This is well-written, covers what's going on well. It highlights how wrong the processors
Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show at the South Gippsland Dairy Expo in September, while Peter Roach caught up with suppliers at the Elmore Field Days in October.02 Dec 18 Australian Dairyfarmer's Jeanette Severs checked out the range of new and interesting products and services on show...
The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding windblown lunettes.29 Nov 18 The floodplain around Kerang and Swan Hill in north-west Victoria is dotted with depressions and surrounding...
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...