Dairy Farmers land NSW hospitals’ milk supply contract over local Norco, draws angry reaction from farmers – ABC Rural

Dairy Farmers land NSW hospitals’ milk supply contract over local Norco, draws angry reaction from farmers – ABC Rural

The NSW Health Department is under fire for handing a milk contract to foreign-owned Dairy Farmers at the expense of local supplier Norco. Norco has been dumped as the supplier to 15 north coast health facilities from Tweed Heads to Port Macquarie. The contract has been awarded to Queensland’s Dairy …

Sinkhole 20m long, 4m deep opens up on New Zealand dairy farm

Sinkhole 20m long, 4m deep opens up on New Zealand dairy farm

Posted May 04, 2018 17:46:15 A massive sinkhole has opened up on a New Zealand farm, with a volcanologist saying it is the biggest he has ever seen in the country. The crack was discovered at Earthquake Flat, 15 kilometres south-east of Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island, and is …

Tasmanian dairy farmers’ positive mindset two years after price crisis

Tasmanian dairy farmers’ positive mindset two years after price crisis

Posted April 30, 2018 16:47:07 Photo: Two years on from the price crisis the Duniams are ‘pretty well set up’. (ABC: Margot Kelly) Two years on from an industry-wide price crisis, Tasmanian dairy farmers have proven themselves to be resilient. The state is on track to produce a record 900 …

Directors of Australia’s biggest dairy company quit board over VDL’s future direction

Directors of Australia’s biggest dairy company quit board over VDL’s future direction

Updated April 24, 2018 20:00:21 Five non-executive directors who quit the board of Australia’s largest dairy company this week say they resigned over a difference of opinion about the future management of dairy farms in north-west Tasmania. Moon Lake, owned by Chinese businessman Xianfeng Lu, purchased the Van Diemen’s Land …

Murray Goulburn farmers vote in favour of selling to Canadian dairy giant Saputo – ABC Rural

Murray Goulburn farmers vote in favour of selling to Canadian dairy giant Saputo – ABC Rural

The once-mighty farmer-owned pillar of the Australian dairy industry, Murray Goulburn, has completed its demise after shareholders voted to sell it to Canadian dairy superpower, Saputo. An overwhelming majority of 98.16 per cent of proxy votes elected for the sale of Murray Goulburn’s assets, the main pillar of the four …

Gerry Harvey’s Coomboona dairy investment enters voluntary administration – ABC Rural

Gerry Harvey’s Coomboona dairy investment enters voluntary administration – ABC Rural

A high profile investment in the dairy industry by retail giant Harvey Norman has ended in failure. Coomboona Holdings near Shepparton in northern Victoria had ambitious plans to create a large scale, corporate, intensive dairy operation. Harvey Norman bought 49.9 per cent Coomboona Holdings in 2015 for $34 million. In …