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
www.facebook.com/groups/396174801236459/permalink/427598711427401 The Story of this Facebook post is heart wrenching. It is being repeated many times in the irrigation areas. I am to remote to understand completely – but the rules of engagement and separation of water from land seems to be a SERIOUS ISSUE. This year, Australia becomes a net importer of dairy. By…Read More
I hope this means that the Minister will stop the wheels spinning in industries that are sliding down the slippery slopes of deregulation and rationalisation. The Ministers links to NZ dairy and the fact (as reported) that the Ministers Father owned a milk supply business – which probably was made redundant by deregulation in 2000…Read More
In my opinion, this is the policy difference between Australia / whose industry has contracted and NZ where the industry has grown. All Australians interested in the industry and its structure and future should read this. https://www.mpi.govt.nz/law-and-policy/legal-overviews/primary-production/dairy-industry-restructuring-act/dairy-industry-restructuring-act-2001-review/Read More
https://keithwoodford.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/dira-review-nibbles-at-the-status-quo-and-avoids-the-big-questions/#more-2034 In this article Keith describes what was hoped for with the formation of Fonterra, how it has affected growth in NZ and how competitors have been allowed to develop. There are some issues and complaints – things are never perfect. But from My Australian viewpoint – the formation of the 2nd largest co-op (by…Read More
It’s been a while since I have bought Cream cheese. Those who know me, know that 20 or more years ago, I built a Cream cheese factory in FNQ for my then employer – Malanda Dairy Foods – now part of the Lion group. At that time there were serious competitors in the South –…Read More
www.facebook.com/388941754803472/posts/862688540762122 Demand ^^^. Supply dropping Consumption exceeds milk requirements. If all dairy products consumed in Australia were MADE IN AUSTRALIA – There is NOT ENOUGH MILK 😳😃😱😱😳😳🐂Read More
Australia needs more milk – it is no longer self sufficient!! Milk volume needed to produce all dairy products consumed in Australia = 9.125 Billion litres 2019 milk production ~ 8.6 Billion https://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/-/media/dairyaustralia/documents/industry/industry-resources/production-and-sales/national-april-19.xls?la=en&hash=7C976428E74F6C919F85D72D87945A744F452EC0 As Australia’s population grows, the volume of food needed increases. A 1.5% population increase this year will add 365,000 people to the…Read More
twitter.com/steph_godrich/status/1133308492071051265 This may be a chance to make a difference in how our food security and food systems work.Read More
As I have investigated dairy in Australia, there is one graph that I did to visualise the system that has intrigued me. It is this one. The one that compares the volume of milk produced in Australia and New Zealand (NZ) This graph starts in 1962 which is a long time ago. I include it…Read More
Senator Bridget McKenzie has been named the Minister of Agriculture. This is a new appointment for a sector that is being affected badly by drought on the Eastern Seaboard and at least a late start to the growing season in the West. Dairy Connect from NSW has called for an urgent focus the dairy industry…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.