Saputo completes WCB takeover

Canadian dairy giant, Saputo, has completed a takeover of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB).
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.
From little things big things grow. That famous line from Paul Kelly's song certainly holds true for a Dubbo, NSW, family-run dairy operation, Little Big Dairy Company.
09 Feb 17 From little things big things grow. That famous line from Paul Kelly's song certainly holds true for a Dubbo, NSW, family-run dairy operation, Little Big Dairy Company.
LEGISLATIVE amendments aimed at expediting the delivery of Farm Household Allowance support payments to aid farmers in financial strife, will be introduced in federal parliament on Thursday.
09 Feb 17 LEGISLATIVE amendments aimed at expediting the delivery of Farm Household Allowance support payments to aid farmers in financial strife, will be introduced in federal parliament on...
World dairy prices rose 1.3 per cent at auction overnight.
08 Feb 17 World dairy prices rose 1.3 per cent at auction overnight.
PRACTICAL examples demonstrating how the laws of supply and demand were simply not delivering a fair farmgate milk price were provided by frustrated and desperate dairy producers this week as part of a fair trading investigation.
08 Feb 17 PRACTICAL examples demonstrating how the laws of supply and demand were simply not delivering a fair farmgate milk price were provided by frustrated and desperate dairy producers this...
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Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field trial in a bid to revolutionise Australia’s dairy feedbase.
31 May 17 Agriculture Victoria scientists have created the world’s largest and most detailed perennial ryegrass testing field...
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...
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Great Idea Carlene. It's a shame the industry was not prepared to fund this concept 8 years ago
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Bellamy's also need to answer some questions! Like: When did BAL know from Camperdown Powder
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Matthew makes some very good points . Unfortunately the reality for many farming people is
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As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
29 May 17  1 As dairy farmers grapple with regulations on effluent storage a New Zealand man has come up with a simple solution.
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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...