Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:49

For the love of ice cream

OVER the summer, I found God.

Well, it wasn’t God exactly, but it was a religious experience of a kind that took me far away from the trials of 2016 and transported me to a happy place.

Published in Opinion

Calendar year 2017 has begun in much the same way as 2016 ended; with a well-balanced global commodity market, and some improvements to (still challenging) margins on farm.

Published in General News
Monday, 13 February 2017 09:09

A raging bull in the White House

The flurry of orders from the desk of Donald Trump as US President while unexpected of an elected world leader, should have come as no surprise: Trump is doing what he promised with the blunt force and lack of consultation that he threatened.

Published in General News
Monday, 30 January 2017 16:28

Saputo seeks complete ownership of WCB

Canadian processor Saputo is offering Warrnambool Cheese and Butter shareholders $8.85 per share in a bid to take full ownership.

Published in General News

Internationally acclaimed dairy nutrition research scientist and biochemist Dr Peter Parodi has been awarded an Order of Australia for his more than 60 years of service to the dairy industry and to science.

Published in General News
Friday, 27 January 2017 12:24

The changing face of breakfast in China

Western-style breakfast is on the rise in China with Fonterra saying rising incomes and a growing middle class in China are fuelling demand for items such as butter, cream and cheese.

Published in General News

Australia’s corporate watchdog Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is inviting dairy farmers to share any concerns they may have about competition and fair trading at a series of public forums around the country.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:03

VDL Farms CEO David Beca resigns

VDL Farms' CEO David Beca has resigned. His resignation was due to the new ownership structure. Moon Lake Investments acquired VDL from New Zealand's New Plymouth Council last year.

Published in General News
Thursday, 12 January 2017 12:04

Tassie development attracts Victorian interest

VICTORIA'S dairy industry has scale and history, but Tasmania has new irrigation water and new investment - which is why a Westpac-sponsored group of innovative Victorian farmers recently travelled across Bass Strait.

Published in General News
Monday, 09 January 2017 14:20

WMP and $A drive index lower

THE Australian dairy export index fell at the end of the first week of 2017 after four consecutive weekly rises, due to weaker WMP prices and a stronger Australian dollar.

Published in Agribusiness
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When butter and chocolate collide

TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.

Milking it - Ice cream for dogs

EFFORTS to extend the market for dairy know no bounds, with an American company The Bear and The Rat, creating a yoghurt-based ice cream for dogs.