ACCC boss confirms action underway

AGRICULTURAL related businesses are set to face upcoming legal action pushed by the competition watch-dog, for alleged breaches the Competition and Consumer Act.
AGRICULTURAL related businesses are set to face upcoming legal action pushed by the competition watch-dog, for alleged breaches the Competition and Consumer Act.
Australia appears to be falling out of love with modified milk as consumers turn back the clock in search for more straightforward dairy products.
27 Feb 17 Australia appears to be falling out of love with modified milk as consumers turn back the clock in search for more straightforward dairy products.
Murray Goulburn has lost 20.6 per cent of its milk supply and taken a hit to its profits, it announced today.
24 Feb 17  1 Murray Goulburn has lost 20.6 per cent of its milk supply and taken a hit to its profits, it announced today.
Southern NSW dairy investment newcomer, Blue River Group, has announced a farming project showcasing Israeli agricultural technology at Wagga Wagga.
24 Feb 17 Southern NSW dairy investment newcomer, Blue River Group, has announced a farming project showcasing Israeli agricultural technology at Wagga Wagga.
Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has completed a takeover of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
22 Feb 17 Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has completed a takeover of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
UPDATED: Bega Cheese bosses are staying tight-lipped for the time being about plans to cut the company’s debt and re-balance the books before wrapping up the $460 Kraft brands takeover by June.
22 Feb 17 UPDATED: Bega Cheese bosses are staying tight-lipped for the time being about plans to cut the company’s debt and re-balance the books before wrapping up the $460 Kraft brands takeover...
The large number of Chinese students and tourists in Australia and New Zealand presented an enormous advantage to companies from those countries looking to sell into China.
22 Feb 17 The large number of Chinese students and tourists in Australia and New Zealand presented an enormous advantage to companies from those countries looking to sell into China.
An unusual structure, in which a farmer co-operative owned the company that processed its members' milk, was one of the keys to its success, the former chair of Dutch co-operative FrieslandCampina Piet Boer told the Australian Dairy Conference in February.
22 Feb 17 An unusual structure, in which a farmer co-operative owned the company that processed its members' milk, was one of the keys to its success, the former chair of Dutch co-operative...
Murray Goulburn was on the right track in developing value-added brands, the former head of one of the world's largest co-operatives told the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in February.
22 Feb 17 Murray Goulburn was on the right track in developing value-added brands, the former head of one of the world's largest co-operatives told the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in...
The balance in global dairy supply and demand has improved markedly in recent months, while farmers were seeing a drop in costs, according to Dairy Australia’s (DA’s) February 2017 Situation and Outlook report.
22 Feb 17 The balance in global dairy supply and demand has improved markedly in recent months, while farmers were seeing a drop in costs, according to Dairy Australia’s (DA’s) February 2017...
Murray Goulburn’s new managing director and chief executive officer, Ari Mervis, started at the big co-operative last week hitting the ground running prior to MG releasing its much-anticipated half year profit results this Friday.
22 Feb 17 Murray Goulburn’s new managing director and chief executive officer, Ari Mervis, started at the big co-operative last week hitting the ground running prior to MG releasing its...
Anticipating consumer trends is never an exact science, but national milk processor Lion has certainly nailed at least one - Greek yoghurt.
22 Feb 17 Anticipating consumer trends is never an exact science, but national milk processor Lion has certainly nailed at least one - Greek yoghurt.
Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has lifted its offer price for the shares it does not already own in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
22 Feb 17 Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has lifted its offer price for the shares it does not already own in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
THE big declines in milk production are starting to ease on the back of improved margin drivers on farm and analysts say the corner could be turned as early as next season.
22 Feb 17 THE big declines in milk production are starting to ease on the back of improved margin drivers on farm and analysts say the corner could be turned as early as next season.
More milk on the world market has driven down dairy prices, which slid 3.2 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight.
22 Feb 17 More milk on the world market has driven down dairy prices, which slid 3.2 per cent at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight.
Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has encouraged irrigators to contact planners to discuss their needs for autumn, with half the allocations remaining unused.
21 Feb 17 Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) has encouraged irrigators to contact planners to discuss their needs for autumn, with half the allocations remaining unused.
The routine calving induction limit for Australian dairy farms will be reduced to 12 per cent this year.
20 Feb 17 The routine calving induction limit for Australian dairy farms will be reduced to 12 per cent this year.
The global dairy market is still vital to Australia, despite exports taking a smaller share of production, the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in February was told.
20 Feb 17 The global dairy market is still vital to Australia, despite exports taking a smaller share of production, the Australian Dairy Conference in Adelaide in February was told.
Farmers at the first Victorian Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) dairy inquiry hearing, in Traralgon, have expressed grave concerns they could still be affected by price clawbacks.
15 Feb 17 Farmers at the first Victorian Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) dairy inquiry hearing, in Traralgon, have expressed grave concerns they could still be affected by...
A Farmers’ Fund grant has helped a South Gippsland young farmer weather a tough season.
14 Feb 17  1 A Farmers’ Fund grant has helped a South Gippsland young farmer weather a tough season.
In the days after Bellamy's Australia admitted in a vaguely worded statement to problems in China, the infant formula maker hurriedly established a war room in the Melbourne offices of law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.
13 Feb 17 In the days after Bellamy's Australia admitted in a vaguely worded statement to problems in China, the infant formula maker hurriedly established a war room in the Melbourne offices of...
A $3 million plan to get 30 underpasses constructed in NSW for dairy farms is still sitting on the drawing books despite a promise from the NSW State Government to pursue the idea.
10 Feb 17 A $3 million plan to get 30 underpasses constructed in NSW for dairy farms is still sitting on the drawing books despite a promise from the NSW State Government to pursue the idea.
SALES of Woolworth's premium house-brand milk Farmers' Own continue to grow on the back of consumer desire to support dairyfarmers.
10 Feb 17 SALES of Woolworth's premium house-brand milk Farmers' Own continue to grow on the back of consumer desire to support dairyfarmers.
Troubled milk broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) will now go into liquidation.
09 Feb 17 Troubled milk broking company National Dairy Products (NDP) will now go into liquidation.
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Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many dairyfarmers are not using pasture measurement equipment.17 Feb 18 Effective pasture management is one of the most important aspects of successful dairy production, yet many...
ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten years and have a clear vision on how they produce, plus manage, their forage feeding systems. 
05 Feb 18 ALLORA, Qld, dairy farmers Andrew and Chris Mullins, Queensland, have been operating in partnership for the past ten...
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Received your email re Crozier Street, V/Harbor. As one of many residents in Rapid Drive,
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The dairy industry has so distressed me and members of my family that my adult daughter is
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Just wondering if it is true that you will be discontinuing the Devondale long life cream
Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.13 Feb 18 Like a lot of dairyfarmers, Steven and Leanne Wieland's Boonah, Qld, business has grown in the past decade.
A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour efficient for his farm.
06 Feb 18 A Western Australian dairyfarmer says his simple effluent management system is the most cost-effective and labour...
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...