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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

USA imports 88,000 tonnes of cheese in 2018. Australia imports 115,000 tonnes of cheese

By Andrew Weinert

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.

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In the light of the discussion on the Proposed Australian mandatory code for milk purchased from farmers.

By Andrew Weinert

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/#.XGXRdqTZWEc

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Mick Keogh’s presentation on the dairy mandatory code of practice.

By Andrew Weinert
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Andrew Weinert participating in the dairy forum organised by Farmer Power – topics included the dairy mandatory code.

By Andrew Weinert

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…

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What a food-poisoning expert never eats

By Andrew Weinert

Food safety is important!!! What a food-poisoning expert never eats — Read on amp.businessinsider.com/what-a-food-poisoning-expert-never-eats-2018-1

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Dairy development’s impact on poverty reduction

By Andrew Weinert

Now that communications have made the global village much smaller and knowledge transfers are so quick and easy – the value of small scale dairy is great to those living in extreme poverty. http://www.fao.org/3/CA0289EN/ca0289en.pdf

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Finding the path for dairy | Posts from Keith Woodford

By Andrew Weinert

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…

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IDF Mastitis conference in Denmark

By Andrew Weinert

www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6493124991574380544 This could be interesting.

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A step closer to an Australian dairy industry without Kirin

By Andrew Weinert

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-h1a2po

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The history of Wagyu – the Japanese Beef breed

By Andrew Weinert

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.

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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.