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Niche Agribusiness Consulting specialises in:

Food Industry (particularly dairy) analysis and development

Microbiological and chemical quality management

Supply Chain, Market and Business Development

Agribusiness markets and feasibility studies

Food Engineering

Networking in the Australian food industry

Since the reduction of dairy market regulation in 2000 – the “Dairy Balance Of Payments” has reduced by 2/3 (66%)

By Andrew Weinert

In Year 2000 there was a major change in the Australian dairy industry. The 7 dairy industries which could not trade across state boarders were allowed free access to all markets. The markets in each state were divided broadly into quota states and pooling states. The result has has not been the same in all…

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A good discussion on the Liberal Parties promise to the dairy farmers. A dairy dashboard would be better

By Andrew Weinert

A great analysis by Shane. A revision would be great.

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Geographe Community Landcare Nursery open day a great success

By Andrew Weinert

The GCLN https://www.geographeplants.com open day was a great success. I would like to thank those who volunteered and sponsored the day including Undalup – whose photos are attached – Geocatch, Watercorp, CRT, and more. I was away on a business trip – so could not be there, but hear from Rod and Dannikka that it…

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Dairy Australia’s review seen as “Victoriacentric”. FNQ not included!!

By Andrew Weinert

So Dairy Australia is reviewing Australia’s dairy needs and plans. It appoints a former Victorian Premier and does not even visit the dairy region that had the most rain in a year of drought !! That is Far North Queensland. Time for an independent National review based on demand and agricultural resources – not existing…

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Orrani Consulting › Plant vs Whey Proteins in 2019: What you need to know

By Andrew Weinert

A good discussion on food proteins. Orrani Consulting are experts in the global dairy market. We specialise in marketing research and consultancy in the international agribusiness and food and beverage sectors. — Read on www.orrani.com/homepage/whats-new/blog/plant-vs-whey-proteins-in-2019-what-you-need-to-know

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Australia is not self sufficient in dairy! An extra 30 cows per day are needed !!

By Andrew Weinert

Each australian consumes 1 litre of milk in some form EVERY DAY. Every year we add 365,000 or so people to our population. That is 1,000 people per day !! So every day we need 1,000 litres of milk more than the day before !! That equates between 30 and 50 cows PER DAY EXTRA…

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The big get bigger in American agriculture

By Andrew Weinert

Keith Woodford adds more insights into the world of dairy. For me, the interesting point is that 57% of the USA’s milk is produced by 5.3 % of the farms!   that is 2000 farms out of 37,500 registered dairy farms in the USA.   I would like to know how big the smallest of the 2000…

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IF THE AUSTRALIAN DAIRY INDUSTRY WAS A SPORTING TEAM – THE COACH WOULD BE SACKED

By Andrew Weinert

I would like to thank Tyne Logan Of ABC Regional WA for putting together this story. https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-04-22/australia-to-become-dairy-import-reliant/11025026 I have been concerned for some time that most industry commentators on the dairy industry are talking about the Symptoms – not the causes – of the decline in the dairy industry. Uncovering the causes is difficult and…

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Dairy Connect (NSW) calls for a federal dairy commissioner.

By Andrew Weinert

www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6523193400169242624 This is a great idea in my opinion. It must have a truely national approach and represent all dairy consumers, and all dairy farmers – regardless of their location and the legacy issues that formed completely different industries in each state across Australia. Australia has the agricultural resources to be self sufficient and be…

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How much cash goes off shore when you buy imported Butter?

By Andrew Weinert

We recently bought butter WITHOUT CHECKING THE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN -Oops It’s just 500 grams of butter – not much eh? Let’s do the calculations. Dairy Australia says the average milk price in Victoria – where most of Australia’s butter is made was 44.2 cents per litre last year – there will have been higher…

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Market Failure in the Western Australian Diary Industry

A long time ago in the year 2000, the dairy industry in Australia deregulated.

This affected the seven previously separate regional industries – Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, Southern Queensland, Far North Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia – in a number of ways.

A discussion on what can be termed a A market failure in the Western Australian Dairy Industry can be found here.