Kenilworth milks global splash

PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally.
PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally.
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SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas. NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas.
INSIDE a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note. INSIDE a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note.
COUNTRY kids are punching well above their weight in the big city. COUNTRY kids are punching well above their weight in the big city.
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BEGA Cheese has signed a supply agreement for Bega-branded UHT milk with one of China's leading retailers, Chongqing Trading.
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TREASURY Wine Estates has struck an exclusivity deal with Woolworths' Dan Murphy's liquor chain for a new Pepperjack wine.
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AS China's hunger for Australia's resources fades, dealmakers bet on its growing appetite for our food - including mining billionaires Andrew Forrest and Gina Rinehart.
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JAPANESE-owned Emerald Grain will buy the Ardlink grain site at Ardlethan and spend $3 million upgrading the operation.
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AN ag-focused trade delegation to China is making progress on enhancing the Australian-Sino relationship, says Barnaby Joyce.
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CO-OPERATIVE Research Centres (CRC) will go under the microscope during an upcoming government review.
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GRAINS Industry Association of WA chairman John Slee believes there could be value in blending Australian wheats with competitor's grains in order to extract value from high value markets.
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THE acquisition of three IGA supermarkets in WA by Coles will not be opposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
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BEEF, lamb and wool prices will rise this financial year, according to the national commodity forecaster.
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FOLLOWING the smart money in China right now means buying a dairy, growing some blueberries or investing in a pig farm.
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POPULATION growth and an expanding middle class are fuelling demand for food in Asia, and affording beef in China is now a status symbol.
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JOE Hockey’s tour of drought ravaged communities in Queensland and NSW was more than just a listening exercise.
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LAUREN Hewitt wants to share the success of Queensland farmers in overhauling the State's management of leasehold land with the rest of Australia.
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JACKIE Jarvis is producing a series of video
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AT the core of Ken Henry's plea for Australia to think differently about global forces is the importance of human capital.
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DESPITE a strong year in agriculture ABARES is forecasting a 5.3pc decrease in total farm production for 2014-15.
17 Sep 14 DESPITE a strong year in agriculture ABARES is forecasting a 5.3pc decrease in total farm production for 2014-15.
SENATOR Barry O’Sullivan says there’s a false belief that debt mitigation or rain will simply restore producers’ fortunes.
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MANY food producers seek contracts with supermarket chains, but this company has a $50m business without their help.
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ELDERS has locked in $10.2m in the first stage of an equity raising offer get $57m on its books to help further slash debt and fund growth.
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FREEDOM Foods says its breakfast cereal recipes won't be the same in the next two years as it fends off moves from its bigger competitors into the allergen-free space.
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THE Australian dollar could be headed below US90c for the first time in six months, after a week in which softening commodity prices added to growing expectations of an early US interest rate rise to drive the greenback higher.
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Lambs and calves to dingoes/wild dogs are the equivalent of falafel to left wing vegetarian
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Nice to see Hockey has 'compassion and empathy' for one sector of the economy, and none for
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Qlander, I am very well aware of where Angus is and runs his place and also aware of those
THE Nationals WA has withdrawn support for city council amalgamations, citing concerns that regional councils would be targeted next.19 Sep 14 THE Nationals WA has withdrawn support for city council amalgamations, citing concerns that regional councils would...
WELLARD Rural Exports is looking at long-term plans to open the lines of communication between export customers and producers.
18 Sep 14  1 WELLARD Rural Exports is looking at long-term plans to open the lines of communication between export customers and...