MG’s dairy pain spreads wide

The sobering reality of  an 18 month global dairy price slump and recent strength in the Australian exchange rate is set to be felt for the next three years or more in the milk industry.
The sobering reality of an 18 month global dairy price slump and recent strength in the Australian exchange rate is set to be felt for the next three years or more in the milk industry.
SunRice is flagging more delays to its plans to list a Murray Goulburn-styled investor trust on the ASX.
04 May 16 SunRice is flagging more delays to its plans to list a Murray Goulburn-styled investor trust on the ASX.
Chinese farming business Dakang Australia has withdrawn its joint venture application to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) to buy the huge 120-year-old S. Kidman and Company pastoral estate.
04 May 16  1 Chinese farming business Dakang Australia has withdrawn its joint venture application to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) to buy the huge 120-year-old S. Kidman and Company...
CBH will close its Melbourne office and shed other east coast positions.
29 Apr 16  2 CBH will close its Melbourne office and shed other east coast positions.
Just when it seemed the big money battle for the S. Kidman and Company pastoral empire was finally won with a Chinese-led deal, local investment hopeful DomaCom insists it is still in the game.
27 Apr 16  1 Just when it seemed the big money battle for the S. Kidman and Company pastoral empire was finally won with a Chinese-led deal, local investment hopeful DomaCom insists it is still in...
Travis Dillon feels there’s ample room for three major players in the fiercely competitive farm services game.
26 Apr 16 Travis Dillon feels there’s ample room for three major players in the fiercely competitive farm services game.
A decade ago Ruralco’s name barely registered on the farm sector radar in much of regional Australia - now it’s a key player across a diverse range of business areas.
26 Apr 16 A decade ago Ruralco’s name barely registered on the farm sector radar in much of regional Australia - now it’s a key player across a diverse range of business areas.
26 Apr 16 SunRice has jumped early to lock in guaranteed rice production commitments from southern NSW growers next summer, promising $400 a tonne for medium grain Reiziq crops.
AN AMERICAN-based venture capital business launching a push to raise $192 million ($US150 million) for investment in the agricultural technology (Agtech) sector is actively seeking Australian investment.
24 Apr 16 AN AMERICAN-based venture capital business launching a push to raise $192 million ($US150 million) for investment in the agricultural technology (Agtech) sector is actively seeking...
GrainCorp Oils is to shut its South Australian oilseed crushing facility at Millicent at the end of September.
22 Apr 16 GrainCorp Oils is to shut its South Australian oilseed crushing facility at Millicent at the end of September.
Queensland livestock industry stalwart, Brendan Wade, has been appointed chief operating officer with live export specialist, Wellard.
22 Apr 16 Queensland livestock industry stalwart, Brendan Wade, has been appointed chief operating officer with live export specialist, Wellard.
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has put the Kidman & Co sale on hold to undertake a comprehensive review into the national interest, of the transaction.
20 Apr 16 Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has put the Kidman & Co sale on hold to undertake a comprehensive review into the national interest, of the transaction.
Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has unveiled plans to build an innovative Bonded Free Trade Zone in China to expedite the export of high quality Australian agricultural products into the expanding market.
13 Apr 16 Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest has unveiled plans to build an innovative Bonded Free Trade Zone in China to expedite the export of high quality Australian agricultural products into the...
China has cracked down on imported food and consumer goods at airports and free-trade zones.
12 Apr 16 China has cracked down on imported food and consumer goods at airports and free-trade zones.
Queensland LNP MP Keith Pitt - the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce - has revealed his diverse portfolio duties, which will include live animal exports and carbon trading.
08 Apr 16 Queensland LNP MP Keith Pitt - the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce - has revealed his diverse portfolio duties, which will include live animal exports and...
Mining and commodity trading giant, Glencore, is selling 40 per cent of its agricultural business to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPID) for $US2.5 billion.
07 Apr 16  5 Mining and commodity trading giant, Glencore, is selling 40 per cent of its agricultural business to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPID) for $US2.5 billion.
Elders managing director Mark Allison wants the company to grow its role in providing risk management and insurance and services.
07 Apr 16 Elders managing director Mark Allison wants the company to grow its role in providing risk management and insurance and services.
Tough times in global dairy markets could open doors to offshore expansion for one of Australia's most persistent and solid farm sector performers, Bega Cheese.
07 Apr 16 Tough times in global dairy markets could open doors to offshore expansion for one of Australia's most persistent and solid farm sector performers, Bega Cheese.
GrainCorp's expanding vegetable oil processing business has begun cranking up new margarine and oil production lines in Victoria, and building extra canola seed crushing capacity.
06 Apr 16 GrainCorp's expanding vegetable oil processing business has begun cranking up new margarine and oil production lines in Victoria, and building extra canola seed crushing capacity.
Elders has bought back into the insurance game with its old joint venture partner QBE.
04 Apr 16 Elders has bought back into the insurance game with its old joint venture partner QBE.
Central Australian beef producers are testing grazing strategies and comparing genetic performance.
31 Mar 16 Central Australian beef producers are testing grazing strategies and comparing genetic performance.
Ukraine represents the biggest threat to Australian grain exports in generations if our industry does not take preventative action quickly.
31 Mar 16  15 Ukraine represents the biggest threat to Australian grain exports in generations if our industry does not take preventative action quickly.
Retiring Liberal MP Sharman Stone has rated her lobbying over SPC as one of her proudest political achievements during a 20 year career where local agricultural interests led her agenda.
30 Mar 16  1 Retiring Liberal MP Sharman Stone has rated her lobbying over SPC as one of her proudest political achievements during a 20 year career where local agricultural interests led her agenda.
Strong cattle prices will stick around for the rest of 2016, bank agri strategists predict.
30 Mar 16 Strong cattle prices will stick around for the rest of 2016, bank agri strategists predict.
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And what qualifications does Dan Cooper hold that qualifies him to hold such a powerful
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GPA chairman Andrew Weidemann said his organisation . Who elected this fella to represent us?
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X, you miss the point. CBH is a service provider with a focus on providing efficient and low
THE thriving live cattle trade is about to descend on southern Australia in a big way, heralded by the launch of the world's largest and fastest purpose-built livestock carrier - a state-of-the art, nine-deck ship owned by Australian company Wellard Limited.05 May 16 THE thriving live cattle trade is about to descend on southern Australia in a big way, heralded by the launch of the...
PASTORALISTS have voted unanimously against draft reforms to Rangelands administration laws at an emergency forum last week.05 May 16 PASTORALISTS have voted unanimously against draft reforms to Rangelands administration laws at an emergency forum...