A tale of two industries

Once upon a time there were two dairy industries, on opposite sides of a big ditch, that were very similar. They produced about the same amount of milk,…

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Coco – Nuts

The rise of all things coconut has seen an explosion in water and oil products on offer. The US launch of two coconut water brands Vita Coco and…

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Pragmatist vs purist

In the US, the vegan movement in the 1970s, 80s and 90s was passionate, committed and largely ineffective – screaming into an echo chamber its rigid gospel prohibiting…

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The surging value of milk, milk price outlook

The surging value of milk

In May 2016, we provided an outlook for southern Australian farmgate milk prices for the 2016/17 production season, which we expected to be in the range $4.80-$5.20/kgms.

As part…

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A fresh look at waste

With the FAO estimating that roughly one third of all the food produced in the world is wasted, there are need for some significant initiatives to ensure food…

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Free range fracas

Free range is under fire from government agencies aiming to remove the confusion around “free range” and eggs.

In October the ACCC released an enforcement guide to “help hen…

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Can dairy volatility be managed?

Last month we highlighted the amplified volatility the global dairy industry has experienced in recent times.  As the current cycle runs its course, there is the predictable discussion…

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