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Aus needs dairy boost: McKinsey

AUSTRALIA should consider emulating New Zealand's decision to overlook competition concerns and create a dairy monopoly like Fonterra, ­consulting firm McKinsey & Company says.
AUSTRALIA should consider emulating New Zealand's decision to overlook competition concerns and create a dairy monopoly like Fonterra, ­consulting firm McKinsey & Company says.
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AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
A PASSION for agronomy led Nobby farmer Scott Schelberg to move away to further his knowledge on the subject, only to return more convinced than ever that his family farm is where he belongs. A PASSION for agronomy led Nobby farmer Scott Schelberg to move away to further his knowledge on the subject, only to return more convinced than ever that his family farm is where he belongs.
MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard. GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard.
AUSTRALIANS' growing appetite for chicken is driving up investor interest in poultry farms, according to the latest rural and agribusiness outlook report by Colliers International.
6:35 AM  1 AUSTRALIANS' growing appetite for chicken is driving up investor interest in poultry farms, according to the latest rural and agribusiness outlook report by Colliers International. | Private equity targets Aus food... 
THE WA Government will investigate water and land resources, alternative land tenure options and approvals resolution on pastoral stations in an effort to unlock potential for food production in the north.
4:00 AM THE WA Government will investigate water and land resources, alternative land tenure options and approvals resolution on pastoral stations in an effort to unlock potential for food...
SEVERAL Australian dairy companies have changed hands over the past year, with the swing towards mergers and acquisitions appearing to be a wide-reaching and global trend.
28 Jul 14 SEVERAL Australian dairy companies have changed hands over the past year, with the swing towards mergers and acquisitions appearing to be a wide-reaching and global trend.
AUSTRALIA'S biggest coal mine, the $16.5 billion Carmichael project in Queensland's Galilee Basin, has received federal approval.
28 Jul 14 AUSTRALIA'S biggest coal mine, the $16.5 billion Carmichael project in Queensland's Galilee Basin, has received federal approval. | Palmer's carbon shock stirs the pot  | Ag groups look for carbon clarity 
HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer James Walker.
28 Jul 14  1 HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer...
GRAINCORP is reporting a strong response from growers wanting to lease or buy many of the 109 storage sites it has just closed.
28 Jul 14  9 GRAINCORP is reporting a strong response from growers wanting to lease or buy many of the 109 storage sites it has just closed. | ADM talks 'just business':...  | GrainCorp buys into Egyptian mill 
GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard.
28 Jul 14  2 GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard. | Report values live ex industry  | Robb defends Japan trade deal 
AFTER a big decade of growth in the generic farm chemical market the 24-year-old Farmoz name is disappearing and being re-badged.
27 Jul 14  1 AFTER a big decade of growth in the generic farm chemical market the 24-year-old Farmoz name is disappearing and being re-badged. | Exploring cotton's 'true grit'  | Emerald plans $3m Elmore upgrade 
LAST week's milk oversupply has prompted the question: has Murray Goulburn underestimated the flood likely to flow into its milk plants?
26 Jul 14 LAST week's milk oversupply has prompted the question: has Murray Goulburn underestimated the flood likely to flow into its milk plants? | Bega avoids $13m tax bill  | Milk's local brand push 
EXPERTS say the Carbon Farming Initiative has fallen well short of reaching its key objectives, despite surviving the carbon tax axing.
26 Jul 14  6 EXPERTS say the Carbon Farming Initiative has fallen well short of reaching its key objectives, despite surviving the carbon tax axing. | Carbon tax repeal passes Senate  | Engaging ag with climate policy 
CAPILANO Honey has finished the fiscal year on a sweet note, reporting a net profit of $4.61m, up 34pc on the previous period.
25 Jul 14 CAPILANO Honey has finished the fiscal year on a sweet note, reporting a net profit of $4.61m, up 34pc on the previous period. | Bees hit in canola virus fight  | A 'net' gain for pollination 
GROWER-owned food processor and marketer SunRice is to buy the Blue Ribbon Rice Group's North Queensland mill and related assets.
25 Jul 14 GROWER-owned food processor and marketer SunRice is to buy the Blue Ribbon Rice Group's North Queensland mill and related assets. | 'Give us more water,' urges...  | SunRice revenue up as profit dips 
THE banking regulator is being urged to take tougher action on big companies that flout the rules on use of the word
25 Jul 14  3 THE banking regulator is being urged to take tougher action on big companies that flout the rules on use of the word "bank", after Woolworths was revealed to have used the term for more... | Aldi's European rivals eye...  | Milk's local brand push 
KIWI dairy exporters are struggling with the high New Zealand dollar.
25 Jul 14 KIWI dairy exporters are struggling with the high New Zealand dollar. | Infant products are dairy 'stars'  | Milk's local brand push 
FARM groups have welcomed the carbon tax repeal as an economic win to ease pressure on input costs.
25 Jul 14  22 FARM groups have welcomed the carbon tax repeal as an economic win to ease pressure on input costs. | Production up, emissions down  | Carbon tax repeal passes Senate 
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at fresh criticism of the outcomes for agriculture in the Japan-Australia trade agreement.
24 Jul 14  2 TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at fresh criticism of the outcomes for agriculture in the Japan-Australia trade agreement. | 'Protectionists' stifling ag...  | Japan trade deal sealed 
ELDERS has sold its 776-hectare feedlot and cropping property at Charlton in Victoria to beef processor Teys for $10m.
24 Jul 14  8 ELDERS has sold its 776-hectare feedlot and cropping property at Charlton in Victoria to beef processor Teys for $10m.
COLES is considering membership of the powerful Financial Services Council, giving it a seat at the table among the nation's leading wealth managers.
24 Jul 14 COLES is considering membership of the powerful Financial Services Council, giving it a seat at the table among the nation's leading wealth managers. | Coles admits to threatening...  | Milk's local brand push 
QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under the Federal Competition and Consumer Act, is yet to reach Canberra.
24 Jul 14 QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under the Federal Competition and Consumer Act, is yet to reach Canberra.
THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.
24 Jul 14  7 THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.
ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman.
24 Jul 14  40 ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman. | Activist attacks 'un-Australian'  | Back pushes anti-trespass Bill 
AUSTRALIA'S mushroom, onion and mango industries have joined forces to push for compulsory levies to be retained.
24 Jul 14  9 AUSTRALIA'S mushroom, onion and mango industries have joined forces to push for compulsory levies to be retained. | Losing count of levies  | Farmers not sold on levy value 
TWO iconic names from Queensland’s rural fabric have been inducted into the 2014 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
23 Jul 14 TWO iconic names from Queensland’s rural fabric have been inducted into the 2014 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.
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I have lived and worked around the world for many years I’ve been farming for many years. And
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Widespread they say. 3 1/2 minutes taken over several months and in similar looking, if not the
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Simple answers, without any thought process Jack, because the ends justifies the means eh! How
HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer James Walker.28 Jul 14  1 HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name...
QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under the Federal Competition and Consumer Act, is yet to reach Canberra.24 Jul 14 QUEENSLAND Agriculture Minister John McVeigh’s letter to Federal Treasurer Hockey, formally requesting action under...