Fonterra not chasing new acquisitions

The world's largest dairy exporter, Fonterra Co-operative, will seek strategic alliances rather than pursue growth via acquisition, confirming it is not interested in buying its customer, troubled infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia.
The world's largest dairy exporter, Fonterra Co-operative, will seek strategic alliances rather than pursue growth via acquisition, confirming it is not interested in buying its customer, troubled infant formula maker Bellamy's Australia.
Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) David Jochinke has said he was pleased there would now be a wide-ranging socio-economic assessment of the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s southern region.
23 Mar 17 Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) David Jochinke has said he was pleased there would now be a wide-ranging socio-economic assessment of the Murray Darling Basin Plan’s southern region.
FURIOUS milk producers across the country have called on consumers to boycott Parmalat products in the wake of the French-owned dairy company’s attack on its northern suppliers.
23 Mar 17 FURIOUS milk producers across the country have called on consumers to boycott Parmalat products in the wake of the French-owned dairy company’s attack on its northern suppliers.
New Zealand's largest company Fonterra has posted a net profit of $418 million for the six months to January 31, up 2 per cent on last year.
22 Mar 17 New Zealand's largest company Fonterra has posted a net profit of $418 million for the six months to January 31, up 2 per cent on last year.
Dairyfarmers will have woken up to a pleasant surprise as world dairy prices rose slightly at the GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night after two consecutive drops.
22 Mar 17 Dairyfarmers will have woken up to a pleasant surprise as world dairy prices rose slightly at the GlobalDairyTrade auction on Tuesday night after two consecutive drops.
Fonterra has confirmed it will be seeking “sizeable” quantities of milk, from northern Victoria, following claims its representatives were approaching regional dairy farmers to sign them up.
20 Mar 17 Fonterra has confirmed it will be seeking “sizeable” quantities of milk, from northern Victoria, following claims its representatives were approaching regional dairy farmers to sign them...
The cycle between high and low global dairy prices has got quicker in recent years and dairy farmers need to set up their businesses to manage it, Dairy Australia (DA) farmer director Jeff Odgers says.
20 Mar 17 The cycle between high and low global dairy prices has got quicker in recent years and dairy farmers need to set up their businesses to manage it, Dairy Australia (DA) farmer director...
The Apps family have expanded their dairy enterprise buying a property beside their South Coast business and building a new 50-cow rotary dairy as part of their plans for a tech-savvy farm.
20 Mar 17 The Apps family have expanded their dairy enterprise buying a property beside their South Coast business and building a new 50-cow rotary dairy as part of their plans for a tech-savvy farm.
Murray Goulburn has appointed a non-supplier director as its chair from next month - the first time in its history.
20 Mar 17 Murray Goulburn has appointed a non-supplier director as its chair from next month - the first time in its history.
THE largest buyer of milk from Queensland farms, French-owned Parmalat Australia, has  delivered a confronting message to dairyfarmers to rid themselves of the “protectionist mindset” and “disinterest in being nationally competitive.”
16 Mar 17 THE largest buyer of milk from Queensland farms, French-owned Parmalat Australia, has delivered a confronting message to dairyfarmers to rid themselves of the “protectionist mindset”...
FAMILY is at the heart of Barossa Valley branded milk business Jersey Fresh, with the Kernich sisters Amy McDonald, Lisa Werner and Paula Menzel taking steps to ensure the business continues to grow and thrive.
16 Mar 17 FAMILY is at the heart of Barossa Valley branded milk business Jersey Fresh, with the Kernich sisters Amy McDonald, Lisa Werner and Paula Menzel taking steps to ensure the business...
The recently released Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project (DFMP) report outlines the physical and financial performance of 29 Tasmanian dairy farms for the last financial year.
16 Mar 17 The recently released Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project (DFMP) report outlines the physical and financial performance of 29 Tasmanian dairy farms for the last financial year.
VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding major retailers show proof they support local product following explosive reports supermarkets are now selling imported cheese as a new price war looms.
15 Mar 17  2 VICTORIAN dairy farmers are demanding major retailers show proof they support local product following explosive reports supermarkets are now selling imported cheese as a new price war...
Australian farmers might generally like the concept of free trade, but Donald Trump’s protectionist views on global trade are more likely to be the way of the future.
15 Mar 17 Australian farmers might generally like the concept of free trade, but Donald Trump’s protectionist views on global trade are more likely to be the way of the future.
Dairyfarmer confidence levels have turned around on the back of expectations that prices will increase in 2017/18, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.
14 Mar 17 Dairyfarmer confidence levels have turned around on the back of expectations that prices will increase in 2017/18, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey.
WestVic Dairy and Dairy Australia will hold an open farmer forum at Camperdown, Victoria, on Friday, March 17.
13 Mar 17 WestVic Dairy and Dairy Australia will hold an open farmer forum at Camperdown, Victoria, on Friday, March 17.
Dairyfarmers have generally abandoned the idea of giving long-term loyalty to their milk processor says veteran farm sector boss, John McQueen.
13 Mar 17 Dairyfarmers have generally abandoned the idea of giving long-term loyalty to their milk processor says veteran farm sector boss, John McQueen.
Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent to the end of January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
10 Mar 17 Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent to the end of January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
Nominations now open for Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017.
10 Mar 17 Nominations now open for Australia’s Legendairy Capital 2017.
Minister, Lisa Neville, has said she would continue to push for a comprehensive socio-economic review of the southern Murray-Darling Basin, at next week's Mildura ministerial council meeting.
09 Mar 17  1 Minister, Lisa Neville, has said she would continue to push for a comprehensive socio-economic review of the southern Murray-Darling Basin, at next week's Mildura ministerial council...
It's time for voters to call on their state MPs to take decisive action on giving dairy consumers clearer and simpler choice on which milk they should put in their shopping trolley to support Queensland farmers.
09 Mar 17 It's time for voters to call on their state MPs to take decisive action on giving dairy consumers clearer and simpler choice on which milk they should put in their shopping trolley to...
In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place.
09 Mar 17 In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place.
THE big declines in Australian milk production should turn the corner in the next financial year courtesy of improving farmgate milk prices, the trend towards low-cost grain and concentrate feeds and yield improvements.
08 Mar 17  1 THE big declines in Australian milk production should turn the corner in the next financial year courtesy of improving farmgate milk prices, the trend towards low-cost grain and...
Whole milk powder took a dive at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, taking the overall export index down with it.
08 Mar 17 Whole milk powder took a dive at the latest Global Dairy Trade auction overnight, taking the overall export index down with it.
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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...
Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing at the end of April last year. 
27 Feb 17 Rick Blackshaw was rightly proud of his oats crop, as he let his dairy herd into the paddock for their first grazing...
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Hi Mike What a ignorant example of multinational company,s point of view. Which company do you
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"Aldi brags on its website that the majority of its brands are sourced from Australian
A New Zealand dairy farm and a milking contractor have been fined $29,000 each for letting dairy effluent accumulate on a paddock, which risked contaminating groundwater.
14 Mar 17 A New Zealand dairy farm and a milking contractor have been fined $29,000 each for letting dairy effluent accumulate...
DAIRYING in the subtropics at Dobies Bight, NSW, Wayne and Paul Clarke know too well the importance of keeping cows comfortable in hot and humid weather.

06 Jan 17 DAIRYING in the subtropics at Dobies Bight, NSW, Wayne and Paul Clarke know too well the importance of keeping cows...
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...