VDL woes raise questions on FIRB role

Turmoil at Australia’s biggest dairy company, Tasmania’s Moon Lake Investments, has raised serious questions about the role of the Foreign Investment Review Board, say China experts.
Turmoil at Australia’s biggest dairy company, Tasmania’s Moon Lake Investments, has raised serious questions about the role of the Foreign Investment Review Board, say China experts.
Dairy prices have dipped 1.1 per cent in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night to reach an average price of US$3465 per tonne.
02 May 18 Dairy prices have dipped 1.1 per cent in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night to reach an average price of US$3465 per tonne.
FOUR weeks ago more than three years of planning came to fruition for Dale and Paula Fortescue, Eungelladale, Eungella, Qld, when they launched their own branded milk.
01 May 18 FOUR weeks ago more than three years of planning came to fruition for Dale and Paula Fortescue, Eungelladale, Eungella, Qld, when they launched their own branded milk.
Making more money out of dairy in these difficult times often involves a smarter approach to management, not necessarily harder work.
30 Apr 18 Making more money out of dairy in these difficult times often involves a smarter approach to management, not necessarily harder work.
Corporate farming is on the nose, with the likes of Gerry Harvey writing down two-thirds of his involvement in big milk while New Zealand owned Raleigh Dairy Holdings on the North Coast near Bellingen has gone belly up in a bid to make a profit from just cents-a-litre production.
27 Apr 18 Corporate farming is on the nose, with the likes of Gerry Harvey writing down two-thirds of his involvement in big milk while New Zealand owned Raleigh Dairy Holdings on the North Coast...
Niche dairy processor Camperdown Dairy Company (CDC) has signed a significant new processing agreement with an international food company.
26 Apr 18 Niche dairy processor Camperdown Dairy Company (CDC) has signed a significant new processing agreement with an international food company.
A disagreement over the future direction of Australia’s biggest dairy, Tasmania’s Moon Lake Investments, has led to the resignation of its board.
26 Apr 18 A disagreement over the future direction of Australia’s biggest dairy, Tasmania’s Moon Lake Investments, has led to the resignation of its board.
Balance needs to be restored to the Murray Darling Basin Plan, a  Moama, NSW, water forum has been told.
23 Apr 18 Balance needs to be restored to the Murray Darling Basin Plan, a Moama, NSW, water forum has been told.
The Foreign Investment Review Board has approved the sale of Murray Goulburn to Saputo.
18 Apr 18 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.
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.
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.
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...
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Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest periods in recent memory.
30 May 18 Gippsland dairyfarmers Paul and Lisa Mumford have ridden the Focus Farm rollercoaster through one of the toughest...
Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding Pastures for Profit (FPFP).
29 May 18 Profiting from pasture Haydn Pocock only needs to look at his paddocks in spring to see the impact of Feeding...
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The helmet requirement is plain stupid as is mandatory helmets on pushbikes - have a read of the
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Why does Adam insist on doing the biding of the processors? That is their line and he has
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The dairy industry is unnatural, unhealthy and extremely cruel.
Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
01 Jun 18 Dairyfarmers around Australia have used grants to install new equipment in the dairy to help cut energy costs.
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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...