Bega-Blackmore China plan sours

An infant formula joint venture between dairy group Bega Cheese and vitamins maker Blackmores has failed to grab a foothold in the crucial Chinese market since launching in January, forcing Bega to write down the value of its stake in the business and sending its share price plunging.
An infant formula joint venture between dairy group Bega Cheese and vitamins maker Blackmores has failed to grab a foothold in the crucial Chinese market since launching in January, forcing Bega to write down the value of its stake in the business and sending its share price plunging.
Burra Foods has announced a step up in price for its suppliers.
24 Oct 16 Burra Foods has announced a step up in price for its suppliers.
The Blue River Group has finalised the acquisition of Fonterra’s  Wagga, NSW, dairy business that produces Riverina Fresh brand.
24 Oct 16 The Blue River Group has finalised the acquisition of Fonterra’s Wagga, NSW, dairy business that produces Riverina Fresh brand.
Two Western Australian dairy farmers who dumped thousands of litres of milk after their contracts with Brownes ended have been given a short-term fix: truck milk over east.
24 Oct 16 Two Western Australian dairy farmers who dumped thousands of litres of milk after their contracts with Brownes ended have been given a short-term fix: truck milk over east.
The rally in global dairy prices is expected to be sustained into 2017 courtesy of falling worldwide production.
21 Oct 16 The rally in global dairy prices is expected to be sustained into 2017 courtesy of falling worldwide production.
An unusually wet spring, plus low farmgate milk prices and a rush of suppliers quitting its ranks have hit Murray Goulburn co-operative.
21 Oct 16 An unusually wet spring, plus low farmgate milk prices and a rush of suppliers quitting its ranks have hit Murray Goulburn co-operative.
MURRAY Goulburn’s $300 million Koroit expansion is in doubt.
18 Oct 16 MURRAY Goulburn’s $300 million Koroit expansion is in doubt.
Dairy analysts have agreed while commodity prices have staged a significant recovery, low farm gate prices would continue to squeeze margins.
13 Oct 16 Dairy analysts have agreed while commodity prices have staged a significant recovery, low farm gate prices would continue to squeeze margins.
Murray Goulburn (MG) has quashed suggestions it intended selling its Leitchville plant.
11 Oct 16 Murray Goulburn (MG) has quashed suggestions it intended selling its Leitchville plant.
The recovery in global dairy markets has begun and should continue into next year, after production growth has been curtailed across the major export regions, according to Rabobank’s latest Dairy Quarterly report.
07 Oct 16 The recovery in global dairy markets has begun and should continue into next year, after production growth has been curtailed across the major export regions, according to Rabobank’s...
Dairy industry stakeholders have agreed to a voluntary code of conduct, which the president of the state’s peak farmer body said he hoped would result in greater transparency.
07 Oct 16 Dairy industry stakeholders have agreed to a voluntary code of conduct, which the president of the state’s peak farmer body said he hoped would result in greater transparency.
Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced it was considering other locations for its planned Koroit nutritionals plant.
05 Oct 16 Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced it was considering other locations for its planned Koroit nutritionals plant.
Dairy processor Fonterra has halved its loan repayment to one cent a kg/ms.
04 Oct 16 Dairy processor Fonterra has halved its loan repayment to one cent a kg/ms.
Victorian dairy analyst Dr John Hauser, of Xcheque, says large milk processing co-operatives, such as Murray Goulburn (MG) need stringent cost control, to successfully apply value adding strategies to their products.
04 Oct 16 Victorian dairy analyst Dr John Hauser, of Xcheque, says large milk processing co-operatives, such as Murray Goulburn (MG) need stringent cost control, to successfully apply value adding...
GLOBAL dairy prices are finally starting to show some upward movement, and that has flowed quickly through to farmgate prices in south eastern Australia.
04 Oct 16 GLOBAL dairy prices are finally starting to show some upward movement, and that has flowed quickly through to farmgate prices in south eastern Australia.
An empty building and cheese of all sorts form the bones of a success story that has swept the small town of Coolamon.
04 Oct 16 An empty building and cheese of all sorts form the bones of a success story that has swept the small town of Coolamon.
MARKETING of WAFarmers First fresh milk in Dalian, China, has a tick of approval from WAFarmers president Tony York.
26 Sep 16 MARKETING of WAFarmers First fresh milk in Dalian, China, has a tick of approval from WAFarmers president Tony York.
The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners are turning their attention to Victoria’s struggling dairy farmers.
23 Sep 16 The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners are turning their attention to Victoria’s struggling dairy farmers.
Murray Goulburn’s (MG) interim chief executive David Mallinson has defended the company’s conservative approach to its forecast full year milk price, of $4.88 a kilogram milk solids.
15 Sep 16 Murray Goulburn’s (MG) interim chief executive David Mallinson has defended the company’s conservative approach to its forecast full year milk price, of $4.88 a kilogram milk solids.
There’s been a sceptical reaction to Coles Farmer’s Fund milk, although dairy producers said the grants would be welcome.
15 Sep 16 There’s been a sceptical reaction to Coles Farmer’s Fund milk, although dairy producers said the grants would be welcome.
THE slump in international dairy markets has forced Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) to put on hold its plans to build a milk powder plant in the former Bonlac milk factory at Camperdown.
14 Sep 16 THE slump in international dairy markets has forced Camperdown Dairy International (CDI) to put on hold its plans to build a milk powder plant in the former Bonlac milk factory at...
Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced a 15 cents a per kilogram milk solids step up to its farm gate milk price.
13 Sep 16 Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced a 15 cents a per kilogram milk solids step up to its farm gate milk price.
Since the beginning of the 'Milk Wars' in 2011, aggressively priced private label milk has been a feature of the battle for market share between Coles and Woolworths.
12 Sep 16 Since the beginning of the 'Milk Wars' in 2011, aggressively priced private label milk has been a feature of the battle for market share between Coles and Woolworths.
Fortunes appear to be turning for dairy farmers as global dairy prices rose for the third consecutive auction overnight.
07 Sep 16 Fortunes appear to be turning for dairy farmers as global dairy prices rose for the third consecutive auction overnight.
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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...
Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown feedbase, according to Gardiner Dairy Foundation chair Dr Bruce Kefford.
24 Mar 17 Australian dairyfarmers are missing out on the opportunity for more profit by not better managing their home-grown...
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I wanted to tell Nick how his Farmers' Own milk is the best I have tasted and at $3 for 2L is
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Farmers angry at the unfairness to them or to other farmers who switched, and / or who are
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Where was the ADF support for dairy farmers back in April 2016? Nobody from ADF spoke out
As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
9:42 AM As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
South Australian dairyfarmers are investing in generators to help guarantee their power supply in response to electricity outages. 
03 May 17 South Australian dairyfarmers are investing in generators to help guarantee their power supply in response to...
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...