Chinese owner commits to Tas expansion

The Chinese-born owner of the nation’s biggest dairyfarming operation and one of Australia’s oldest agricultural businesses assures sceptics he will keep his foreign investment commitments to expand the Tasmanian operation.
The Chinese-born owner of the nation’s biggest dairyfarming operation and one of Australia’s oldest agricultural businesses assures sceptics he will keep his foreign investment commitments to expand the Tasmanian operation.
Shares in infant formula maker Bellamy's have rocketed to their highest level this year after the company confirmed that its recently acquired Melbourne factory had got its China export licence back.
09 Aug 17 Shares in infant formula maker Bellamy's have rocketed to their highest level this year after the company confirmed that its recently acquired Melbourne factory had got its China export...
Bega Cheese has netted $172.7 million from a share offer to institutional investors and existing shareholders launched in June.
09 Aug 17 Bega Cheese has netted $172.7 million from a share offer to institutional investors and existing shareholders launched in June.
The first time Jackie Wilmann turned up to a working bee at the Poowong Consolidated School and saw tractors ready to help, she knew she was in a close-knit farming community.
08 Aug 17 The first time Jackie Wilmann turned up to a working bee at the Poowong Consolidated School and saw tractors ready to help, she knew she was in a close-knit farming community.
Australian milk production fell 6.9 per cent in 2016-17, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
04 Aug 17 Australian milk production fell 6.9 per cent in 2016-17, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
Fonterra's Chinese investment partner Beingmate has forecast a hefty loss of $70 million for the first six months of the year and announced a sell-off of dairy farm assets.
04 Aug 17 Fonterra's Chinese investment partner Beingmate has forecast a hefty loss of $70 million for the first six months of the year and announced a sell-off of dairy farm assets.
Dairy Australia has announced nominees to stand for election to its board as non-executive directors at the annual general meeting in November.
03 Aug 17 Dairy Australia has announced nominees to stand for election to its board as non-executive directors at the annual general meeting in November.
Even before Lu Xianfeng completed the $280 million purchase of Australia's largest dairy farm in April 2016, the Chinese billionaire was looking to sell.
03 Aug 17 Even before Lu Xianfeng completed the $280 million purchase of Australia's largest dairy farm in April 2016, the Chinese billionaire was looking to sell.
A group of at least seven overseas workers claim they have been paid below minimum wages while employed at a South Western Victorian dairy farm.
02 Aug 17 A group of at least seven overseas workers claim they have been paid below minimum wages while employed at a South Western Victorian dairy farm.
Butter prices took the biggest hit in the Global Dairy Trade auction last night with a 4.9 per cent drop.
02 Aug 17 Butter prices took the biggest hit in the Global Dairy Trade auction last night with a 4.9 per cent drop.
Renae Bice spent her childhood learning how a dairy farm works, now she wants to find out how the wider industry operates.
02 Aug 17 Renae Bice spent her childhood learning how a dairy farm works, now she wants to find out how the wider industry operates.
Gary Helou was far from happy. Late in the summer of 2016, the then chief executive of Murray Goulburn, the nation's biggest dairy foods company, had dispatched senior staff to China as part of a push to sell more infant formula.
31 Jul 17  1 Gary Helou was far from happy. Late in the summer of 2016, the then chief executive of Murray Goulburn, the nation's biggest dairy foods company, had dispatched senior staff to China as...
Fonterra Australia managing director René Dedoncker expects “tense” conversations with farm suppliers to continue, as he tries to rebuild trust in the global dairy giant.
28 Jul 17  1 Fonterra Australia managing director René Dedoncker expects “tense” conversations with farm suppliers to continue, as he tries to rebuild trust in the global dairy giant.
Fonterra Australia has stepped up its farmgate milk price to $5.50 a kilogram milk solids.
28 Jul 17 Fonterra Australia has stepped up its farmgate milk price to $5.50 a kilogram milk solids.
The New Zealand dairy industry is grappling to deal with its first recorded outbreak of a highly contagious cattle disease commonly found in the world.
27 Jul 17 The New Zealand dairy industry is grappling to deal with its first recorded outbreak of a highly contagious cattle disease commonly found in the world.
Murray Goulburn (MG) supplier Craig Dettling of Macarthur Craig Dettling is asking fellow Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers to take a long-term view rather than join the rush away from the dairy co-operative.
27 Jul 17 Murray Goulburn (MG) supplier Craig Dettling of Macarthur Craig Dettling is asking fellow Murray Goulburn (MG) suppliers to take a long-term view rather than join the rush away from the...
Toby, Lyn and Nick Leppin believe that precise planning at the beginning of last season was a key factor in the success of their business. Here they discuss their farm business approach.
26 Jul 17 Toby, Lyn and Nick Leppin believe that precise planning at the beginning of last season was a key factor in the success of their business. Here they discuss their farm business approach.
The Western Australian town of Cowaramup likes to capitalise on its strong dairying history and the `cow’ in its name.
26 Jul 17 The Western Australian town of Cowaramup likes to capitalise on its strong dairying history and the `cow’ in its name.
Ringarooma, a rural community in north-east Tasmania has been named the 2017 Legendairy Capital of Tasmania.
24 Jul 17 Ringarooma, a rural community in north-east Tasmania has been named the 2017 Legendairy Capital of Tasmania.
Murray Goulburn expects to lose 200 million litres of milk this season as a result of suppliers switching to other processors.
24 Jul 17 Murray Goulburn expects to lose 200 million litres of milk this season as a result of suppliers switching to other processors.
Milk companies are scrambling to fill a hole in the market created by the imminent closure of Murray Goulburn's Kiewa, Vic, factory.
21 Jul 17 Milk companies are scrambling to fill a hole in the market created by the imminent closure of Murray Goulburn's Kiewa, Vic, factory.
What fifth-generation dairyfarmer Jason Smith wants is something most people take for granted – to be able to marry the person he loves.
20 Jul 17 What fifth-generation dairyfarmer Jason Smith wants is something most people take for granted – to be able to marry the person he loves.
Cohuna’s link with dairyfarming has always been a two-way street.
19 Jul 17 Cohuna’s link with dairyfarming has always been a two-way street.
Jersey dairy cows could come back into fashion to satisfy the growing demand for butter, according to the New Zealand Federated Farmers.
19 Jul 17 Jersey dairy cows could come back into fashion to satisfy the growing demand for butter, according to the New Zealand Federated Farmers.
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Several new additions to the baled silage marketplace will reduce bale spoilage and the number of decomposing bales that can leak effluent into the soil and water tables close to the ground surface. 
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Aus lucerne export to China. how about Aust. dairy farmers? Them don't need any lucerne.Do they?
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