Food Industry (particularly dairy) analysis and development
Microbiological and chemical quality management
Supply Chain, Market and Business Development
Agribusiness markets and feasibility studies
Networking in the Australian food industry
It is interesting to note that a country with 328 million people imported less cheese than a supposed major dairy exporting country with a population of 25 million people !!! Perhaps a DAIRY and food review is needed.Read More
In the light of the discussion on the Proposed Australian mandatory code for milk purchased from farmers.
This is a topic of discussion elsewhere – are these people being consulted with as Australia’s code is being written? https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/news/news-articles/july-2018/compulsory-milk-contracts-–-what-can-the-uk-learn-from-spain/#.XGXRdqTZWEcRead More
Andrew Weinert participating in the dairy forum organised by Farmer Power – topics included the dairy mandatory code.
It was great to share the podium with David Nation ( Dairy Australia), Mick Keogh (ACCC) Graham Forbes (Dairy Connect). Some interesting views and questions. The power of the internet was shown by the fact that several questions were asked remotely. The video covers the question time at the panel. Thank you for the invitation…Read More
Another insightful post from Keith Woodford in New Zealand. I have always been optimistic about the long-term future of dairy. I think it is likely that dairy will remain one of the pillars that underpins the New Zealand economy. But we sure do have some challenges! The first challenge is that urban New Zealand does…Read More
Many people are waiting to see how this pans out. Lion is the largest dairy company in Australia https://www.afr.com/street-talk/bidders-tapped-for-lion-auction-round-two-situation-fluid-20190115-h1a2poRead More
Recently I made a mistake thinking that I had heard that the famous Wagyu beef breed from Japan was based on Jersey cows. The breed was based on the native Japanese cattle crossed with Korean and some European breeds. The importation of beef breeds stopped in 1910. http://www.wagyuinternational.com/global_Japan.php This article gives a great history.Read More
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.