Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions

Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
Australia’s biggest farm services business, Landmark, will potentially be tapping a bigger choice of crop nutrition technology from North America in the wake of a Canadian agribusiness mega-merger unveiled last week.
21 Sep 16 Australia’s biggest farm services business, Landmark, will potentially be tapping a bigger choice of crop nutrition technology from North America in the wake of a Canadian agribusiness...
In its second swoop on prime northern NSW cattle country this year, Chinese-owned pastoral business, Rifa Salutary, has snapped up another two aggregations for an estimated $55 million.
21 Sep 16  1 In its second swoop on prime northern NSW cattle country this year, Chinese-owned pastoral business, Rifa Salutary, has snapped up another two aggregations for an estimated $55 million.
UPDATED: Big West Australian grain business Co-operative Bulk Handling has greeted news of the collapsing bid to commercialise the $2.5 billion co-op with an off-hand acknowledgment.
20 Sep 16  13 UPDATED: Big West Australian grain business Co-operative Bulk Handling has greeted news of the collapsing bid to commercialise the $2.5 billion co-op with an off-hand acknowledgment.
A Chinese partner with Perth-based livestock exporter, Wellard, is to become a 16.58 per cent shareholder in the troubled business after a deal with the company’s founder, Mauro Balzarini.
19 Sep 16 A Chinese partner with Perth-based livestock exporter, Wellard, is to become a 16.58 per cent shareholder in the troubled business after a deal with the company’s founder, Mauro Balzarini.
A young New Zealand farm technology company, with special skills in monitoring and modelling crop moisture, temperature and nutrient needs is preparing to list on the Australian Securities Exchange.
19 Sep 16 A young New Zealand farm technology company, with special skills in monitoring and modelling crop moisture, temperature and nutrient needs is preparing to list on the Australian...
Officially Chinese investors do not own as much of our farmland as some Australians were worried about, and unofficially China’s love affair with the agricultural sector already looks to be waning.
14 Sep 16  3 Officially Chinese investors do not own as much of our farmland as some Australians were worried about, and unofficially China’s love affair with the agricultural sector already looks to...
Emerald Grain has a new chief executive  in David Johnson as parent company Sumitomo announces it will retain its ownership of the grains industry business.
14 Sep 16  2 Emerald Grain has a new chief executive in David Johnson as parent company Sumitomo announces it will retain its ownership of the grains industry business.
Elders is promising there will be no “fire sale” of the company’s live export operations, despite this week deciding to quit the livestock shipping business to avoid a cost blowout hurting shareholders.
14 Sep 16 Elders is promising there will be no “fire sale” of the company’s live export operations, despite this week deciding to quit the livestock shipping business to avoid a cost blowout...
While some observers are uneasy Elders may risk eroding the diversity of its agribusiness portfolio by taking a short-term opportunity to exit live export shipping, the share market is happy.
14 Sep 16 While some observers are uneasy Elders may risk eroding the diversity of its agribusiness portfolio by taking a short-term opportunity to exit live export shipping, the share market is...
The Federal Government is under fire for not releasing a cost-benefit analysis into the relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
14 Sep 16  1 The Federal Government is under fire for not releasing a cost-benefit analysis into the relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).
The extraordinary plan for peak farmer body Grain Growers Limited to lead a takeover bid for farm services company, Elders, back in 2012-13 proved to be a “light bulb moment” which apparently flickered out within weeks.
14 Sep 16  1 The extraordinary plan for peak farmer body Grain Growers Limited to lead a takeover bid for farm services company, Elders, back in 2012-13 proved to be a “light bulb moment” which...
If you have a sweet tooth for sugary drinks or a fondness for fatty foods and snacks, don’t expect too much sympathy from the tax man or the tax-funded healthcare system in the next 10 to 20 years.
14 Sep 16 If you have a sweet tooth for sugary drinks or a fondness for fatty foods and snacks, don’t expect too much sympathy from the tax man or the tax-funded healthcare system in the next 10...
Poor profit margins in the live cattle export trade have convinced farm services business, Elders, to quit its live shipping operations.
12 Sep 16 Poor profit margins in the live cattle export trade have convinced farm services business, Elders, to quit its live shipping operations.
Plans to construct a state-of-the-art food processing factory in North Adelaide are progressing, linking SA meat processor Thomas Foods International to one of the biggest food distribution networks in the world.
12 Sep 16 Plans to construct a state-of-the-art food processing factory in North Adelaide are progressing, linking SA meat processor Thomas Foods International to one of the biggest food...
After three summers of dwindling rice production, growers are flocking to pre-sowing advisory meetings as the rain-blessed South West NSW prepares for a 300 per cent jump in planting area.
10 Sep 16 After three summers of dwindling rice production, growers are flocking to pre-sowing advisory meetings as the rain-blessed South West NSW prepares for a 300 per cent jump in planting area.
Rice industry officials are struggling to understand what is going on in one of Australia’s best markets after just returning from an emergency mission to Papua New Guinea (PNG).
08 Sep 16 Rice industry officials are struggling to understand what is going on in one of Australia’s best markets after just returning from an emergency mission to Papua New Guinea (PNG).
GrainCorp has launched a share market style grain trading platform which urges growers to set their own offer prices to potential buyers when this year’s harvest is delivered to bulk receival sites.
07 Sep 16 GrainCorp has launched a share market style grain trading platform which urges growers to set their own offer prices to potential buyers when this year’s harvest is delivered to bulk...
Experienced business executive and chairman of Papua New Guinea resources company, Oil Search, Rick Lee, will lead agribusiness services company, Ruralco, replacing long-serving chairman, Richard England.
07 Sep 16 Experienced business executive and chairman of Papua New Guinea resources company, Oil Search, Rick Lee, will lead agribusiness services company, Ruralco, replacing long-serving...
Manildra Group is finding increasing options for by-products from its milling businesses in the stockfeed market.
07 Sep 16 Manildra Group is finding increasing options for by-products from its milling businesses in the stockfeed market.
Surviving the fickle farm machinery market is no easy feat, but for southern Queensland equipment builder, Aust-Mech, there are barely enough weeks in the year to keep up with demand.
06 Sep 16 Surviving the fickle farm machinery market is no easy feat, but for southern Queensland equipment builder, Aust-Mech, there are barely enough weeks in the year to keep up with demand.
Surging water storage levels are set to revive southern Australia’s irrigated rice crop area by more than 200 per cent this summer, but new overseas market challenges now loom menacingly on the horizon.
05 Sep 16 Surging water storage levels are set to revive southern Australia’s irrigated rice crop area by more than 200 per cent this summer, but new overseas market challenges now loom menacingly...
Newly-floated livestock shipper Wellard, concedes it has “endured a tough start to its Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) life”, this week booking a disappointing pro-forma profit of $14.8 million after tax.
01 Sep 16 Newly-floated livestock shipper Wellard, concedes it has “endured a tough start to its Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) life”, this week booking a disappointing pro-forma profit of...
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You had better check your sources ATB!
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I came across this article on Arrabiddy Station. The brick homestead was built in august
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I couldn't think of anything more painful or fruitless than sitting on a board that does not
TONY Seabrook was pleased to stay at the helm of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) after being re-elected for his third term as president last week.
30 Sep 16 TONY Seabrook was pleased to stay at the helm of the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) after being...
THE future of the Boyanup saleyards remains in limbo, Labor Agriculture spokesman Mick Murray has warned.
29 Sep 16 THE future of the Boyanup saleyards remains in limbo, Labor Agriculture spokesman Mick Murray has warned.