Archer puts Brownes Dairy on block

ARCHER Capital is seeking to capitalise on merger and acquisition interest in the dairy sector, hiring Luminis Partners to sell Brownes Dairy.
ARCHER Capital is seeking to capitalise on merger and acquisition interest in the dairy sector, hiring Luminis Partners to sell Brownes Dairy.
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WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive. WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive.
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says. AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says.
THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity. THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity.
THE peak NSW farm lobby group has shifted its climate change policy stance and has called on governments to back THE peak NSW farm lobby group has shifted its climate change policy stance and has called on governments to back "the transition from fossil fuels".
THE Viterra grains handling group, owned by Swiss commodities and mining giant Glencore, is rationalising its property holdings in Adelaide.
8:33 AM THE Viterra grains handling group, owned by Swiss commodities and mining giant Glencore, is rationalising its property holdings in Adelaide. | ACCC rejects Viterra port plan 
FARM opportunities look to be
2:00 AM  6 FARM opportunities look to be "outstanding" from the Trans Pacific Partnership, which enters its final round of talks today. | Ag protectionism blocking TPP  | Malaysia and Canada resist TPP deal 
RESISTANCE from a stubborn Canada and protectionist Malaysia is emerging as the biggest hurdle ahead of a crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting starting in Hawaii today.
2:00 AM  4 RESISTANCE from a stubborn Canada and protectionist Malaysia is emerging as the biggest hurdle ahead of a crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting starting in Hawaii today.  | Sugar farmers push for TPP...  | Ag protectionism blocking TPP 
OPINION: TRADE Minister Andrew Robb's failure to maximise public input to free trade talks mean that the most important potential gains are needlessly lost.
27 Jul 15  10 OPINION: TRADE Minister Andrew Robb's failure to maximise public input to free trade talks mean that the most important potential gains are needlessly lost. | Trade deals need more debate  | What price free trade? 
AUSTRALIAN value-adding businesses have a new leg-up into domestic and export markets with an 'online dating' system for agribusiness.
27 Jul 15 AUSTRALIAN value-adding businesses have a new leg-up into domestic and export markets with an 'online dating' system for agribusiness.
PARTS of Australia need to shed their 'dusty mining town' image in China to ensure they continue to attract investment.
26 Jul 15 PARTS of Australia need to shed their 'dusty mining town' image in China to ensure they continue to attract investment. | Shenhua's Watermark gets green...  | Joyce sees danger of Shenhua mine 
OPINION: WE owe our standard of living to governments that supported mining. Future generations will suffer because we have forgotten this.
25 Jul 15  6 OPINION: WE owe our standard of living to governments that supported mining. Future generations will suffer because we have forgotten this. | Mining on farmland...  | Joyce sees danger of Shenhua mine 
AUSTRALIA'S biggest horticulture company, Costa Group, will begin trading on the ASX at $2.25 a share – 5¢ above the bottom of its price range.
24 Jul 15 AUSTRALIA'S biggest horticulture company, Costa Group, will begin trading on the ASX at $2.25 a share – 5¢ above the bottom of its price range.
A PROMINENT British Tory MP has launched a stinging attack on  Tony Abbott's climate change policies, calling them
24 Jul 15  28 A PROMINENT British Tory MP has launched a stinging attack on Tony Abbott's climate change policies, calling them "illogical" and a distortion. | Shorten hits refresh on renewables  | Farmers back move away from... 
THE Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Thursday cut its key interest rate for the second time in a row, so what happened across the ditch?
23 Jul 15  1 THE Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Thursday cut its key interest rate for the second time in a row, so what happened across the ditch? | Dairy industry faces tough year  | Fonterra to cut 500 jobs 
BILL Shorten has misrepresented labour market deregulation in the China trade deal, but the debate at this weekend's ALP conference should be useful.
23 Jul 15  4 BILL Shorten has misrepresented labour market deregulation in the China trade deal, but the debate at this weekend's ALP conference should be useful. | Low dollar boosting local prices  | Grain deregulation doesn't pay 
FORMER Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has accused Australia's politicians of lacking vision, saying the nation had been
23 Jul 15  5 FORMER Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has accused Australia's politicians of lacking vision, saying the nation had been "leaderless" for a decade. | Ag White Paper falls short,...  | White Paper a market toolkit:... 
GREEN-AND-GOLD kangaroo labels will show consumers whether their food was made in Australia, but the changes have been criticised.
23 Jul 15  6 GREEN-AND-GOLD kangaroo labels will show consumers whether their food was made in Australia, but the changes have been criticised. | Coalition's CoOL plan for food...  | CoOL unity for growers, wholesalers 
THE VICTORIAN Farmers Federation (VFF) has called for the current moratorium on the exploration and extraction of onshore gas to be extended until at least 2020.
22 Jul 15  1 THE VICTORIAN Farmers Federation (VFF) has called for the current moratorium on the exploration and extraction of onshore gas to be extended until at least 2020.
THE signing of an important health protocol has Australia a step closer to tapping in to China's big beef potential.
22 Jul 15 THE signing of an important health protocol has Australia a step closer to tapping in to China's big beef potential. | South West producer's beef...  | Exporter prepared to service... 
NAB AGRIBUSINESS now expects the Aussie dollar to keep falling this year and bottom at US71 cents early in 2016.
22 Jul 15 NAB AGRIBUSINESS now expects the Aussie dollar to keep falling this year and bottom at US71 cents early in 2016. | Coalition's CoOL plan for food...  | Farmers squeeze banks for deals 
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says.
22 Jul 15  2 AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says. | A2 milk rejects takeover offer  | Dairy chief keen for Aus, NZ deals 
BARNABY Joyce joined forces with Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday to announce new country of origin labelling for Australian food products.
21 Jul 15  6 BARNABY Joyce joined forces with Prime Minister Tony Abbott Tuesday to announce new country of origin labelling for Australian food products. | CoOL unity for growers, wholesalers 
GERMAN discount retailer Lidl has sought the ear of the Victorian State government, a move likely to be read as proof of its interest in Australia.
21 Jul 15 GERMAN discount retailer Lidl has sought the ear of the Victorian State government, a move likely to be read as proof of its interest in Australia.
AN Australian company with a world-first method for recycling tyres has found it easier to raise capital overseas as locals have cooled on green technology.
21 Jul 15  1 AN Australian company with a world-first method for recycling tyres has found it easier to raise capital overseas as locals have cooled on green technology. | Agribusiness ready to move on...  | Cheap loans for farm energy 
REGIONAL banks and mutual lenders gave a qualified thumbs up for the banking regulator's move to hike big banks' capital on mortgages.
21 Jul 15 REGIONAL banks and mutual lenders gave a qualified thumbs up for the banking regulator's move to hike big banks' capital on mortgages. | Farmers squeeze banks for deals  | Farm smarter or fall behind 
A NEW paper recommends establishing a broad-based land tax for paying farmers to restore environmental assets, says ROSS GITTINS.
21 Jul 15  13 A NEW paper recommends establishing a broad-based land tax for paying farmers to restore environmental assets, says ROSS GITTINS. | Ag White Paper finally here 
RISING production costs are eroding Australia's position in global ag markets and highlighting the danger of another economic black spot.
21 Jul 15  9 RISING production costs are eroding Australia's position in global ag markets and highlighting the danger of another economic black spot. | Aus ag ripe for foreign investment  | Fonterra to cut 500 jobs 
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too much negativity and fact free zone. Standing commitees examine all treaties and they had a
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Well said Senator Sullivan and it is no surprise the nay sayers and negative minded were out
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Where is the Australian economic analysis on previous ftas and this secret deal to prove they
EYE-CATCHING new citrus varieties were unveiled at the launch launched of WA Citrus Variety Day yesterday.23 Jul 15  1 EYE-CATCHING new citrus varieties were unveiled at the launch launched of WA Citrus Variety Day yesterday.
GROWING demand from China for WA sheep meat will boost WA export numbers, thanks to the latest joint commitment initiated by the State Government and industry.
23 Jul 15 GROWING demand from China for WA sheep meat will boost WA export numbers, thanks to the latest joint commitment...