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
Since deregulation in 2000, there have been several things happening in parallel. There has been a constant population growth and There has been a slight increase in per capita consumption of milk over all the dairy products. Other nations have put stimulatory policies in place. for example, the EU has removed production quotas, The…Read More
Background COMPETITION REGULATIONS STILL EXIST WITHIN STATES. Deregulation of the Australian Dairy Industry was NOT complete. THIS HAS NOT ALLOWED WORLD SCALE INDUSTRIES TO FORM. Deregulation focused on lowest prices to the domestic consumer and not on global competitiveness. In 2002, Australia produced 27 Billion litres (Bl.) of milk, dropping to 9.32 Bl. litres by…Read More
The Australian dairy industry deregulated on the 1st Of July 2000. One of the arguments was that it was a highly supported industry. The ramifications of this change are still being felt. Was the bandaid ripped off too quickly? Did it open a wound that has since gotten infected? The result is a vibrant, but…Read More
Keith Woodford is an experienced observer of the dairy industry in NZ. He has some great insights into the workings of Fonterra and some of these are expressed in this note. There are lessons to be learned. Fonterras Strategic Reset Interacts With New Board DynamicsRead More
7 January 2018 Issue: Australian Dairy Industry is losing world competitiveness Milk production 2017 summary of FAO statistics Background The Australian dairy industry is often quoted as a major export earner for the agriculture sector – this now is incorrect. In 2002 Australia produced 11.27 Billion litres of milk – this was its peak production. In…Read More
Some years ago MG wanted to buy Warrnambool Butter and cheese, now the tables are turned. Governance and interesting leadership decisions that removed people trained in dairy processing has lead to what may be termed as a “disappointing outcome”. It’s not the first time in Australia’s history and no doubt won’t be the last. We…Read More
The wheat and chaff of synthetic food is an interesting article by Professor Keith Woodford from Lincoln University in NZ. Work is being carried out by a number of research organisations looking at ways to mimic animal products using cheaper vegetable bases. However Professor Woodford believes that high quality animal products will be desired by…Read More
This is a very sad story. People poisoned by cheese sauce in a “Take Away” at a service station. Heated foods should not be reheated. Officials: Misuse of cheese, dispenser caused botulism outbreakRead 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.