Raleigh dairy failure raises questions

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.
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.
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...
Cobden dairy farmer David Mitchell, who lost a year’s worth of feed in last weekend’s fires, said he was overwhelmed with people’s generosity as a truckload of hay arrived at his property on Sunday.
26 Mar 18 Cobden dairy farmer David Mitchell, who lost a year’s worth of feed in last weekend’s fires, said he was overwhelmed with people’s generosity as a truckload of hay arrived at his...
Victoria's fire threat may have passed but farmers in the state's southwest face an anxious wait, fearing stock losses could rise.
23 Mar 18 Victoria's fire threat may have passed but farmers in the state's southwest face an anxious wait, fearing stock losses could rise.
Fast-rolling specialist dairy, cereals and nutritional products business, Freedom Foods, is growing so quickly it wants to raise an extra $200 million to fund future expansion.
23 Mar 18 Fast-rolling specialist dairy, cereals and nutritional products business, Freedom Foods, is growing so quickly it wants to raise an extra $200 million to fund future expansion.
When you are in the running for a big dairy award, it helps to have your friends supporting you, but when those friends are finalists too things can get complicated.
23 Mar 18 When you are in the running for a big dairy award, it helps to have your friends supporting you, but when those friends are finalists too things can get complicated.
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Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and operated by Stephen and Brooke Brown, just a few kilometres out of Gunbower, Vic.
04 Jul 18 Nestled away in a corner of Gunbower Island is the most northern dairy farm in the Campaspe Shire, owned and...
Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.29 Jun 18 Australia and New Zealand are known as predominantly pasture-based dairy systems.
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This is rubbish compared to what was originally proposed
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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
At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.10 Jul 18 At the Dornauf family dairy at Moltema, Tasmania, one person can milk 600 cows.
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.
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...