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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

Australian Cheese – a lot exported and a lot imported

By Andrew Weinert

Australia prides itself on being an export nation for dairy products. One of the major exports is Cheese. Looking at some figures that are available, freely on the Internet from credible sources, that is the USDA. It can be seen that Australia exports something like 45% of the cheese that is made in the country.…

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A levy is not a subsidy.

By Andrew Weinert

A Levy, according to Professor Sampson, is not a Subsidy. This means that according to the WTO, the (World Trade Organisation), it will not affect the international standing of Australia’s dairy industry. According to Professor Sampson, a subsidy must be provided by government. There is a precedent for a Dairy LEVY. From the year 2000,…

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How Milk is used in Australia plus fat and protein balances

By Andrew Weinert

As we enter uncharted waters of economic disruption, which will change trade flows and what was considered normal, I look at the area I know best, the National dairy industry. In Australia, we have run the last 20 years under a free trade policy, with no tariff barriers, reduced national supports for training, reduced international…

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Oil verses milk

By Andrew Weinert

Oil and milk are daily use products. Oil / Fuel is used to drive your car to heat your house to power electrical generators. Milk is an every day product for western society. Of the total consumed, about 1/3 is drunk and 2/3 is consumed as cheese, butter, yoghurt, ice-cream and powders. The price of…

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Geographe Community Landcare Nursery interview.

By Andrew Weinert

The nursery is located in Busselton and provides local native plants to the Community for gardens and revegetation. Listen to Rod, the Coordinator talk about the great community that provides this service as well as an amazing number of community bonds. https://soundcloud.com/westerntouristradio/geographe-community-landcare-nursery

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Some graphs that show the State of the Australian Dairy Industry.

By Andrew Weinert

    Demand in Australia is INCREASING – mainly due to population growth.  Australia’s population will grow by between 350,000 and 400,000 people this year.   Milk Supply dropping – It is estimated that Australia’s production will drop another 5% this year – that is a drop of 450 MILLION litres – which is a…

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A View of the Swiss dairy industry – home of the largest dairy and food company in the world

By Andrew Weinert

As Australian farmers on the east coast fight drought, with no visible support from the government – this article clearly shows that there are other systems available. https://www.farmonline.com.au/story/6397483/free-trade-is-hardly-free/?cs=4698 I believe Australia’s internal Competition policies are part of our food industries problems – they have not and do not allow our industries to grow to world…

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Welcome to Cheese Market News

By Andrew Weinert

Welcome to Cheese Market News — Read on www.cheesemarketnews.com/markets/dailymarkets.html Something unusual is happening in The USA cheese market that is. The price Of 40 lb (18 kg) blocks is rising rapidly. This report shows the price being US $2.0525 per pound. (USD 4.50 per kg) That translates to Australian Dollars – $6.58 per kg !!…

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Great insights from Prof Hughes – Supermarkets in your Pocket

By Andrew Weinert

Purchasing methods are changing. Ordering systems are changing Similar to this post – Last year in Australia – according to their annual report, Domino’s received something like almost 2 million digital orders in one week in Australia. Supermarket distribution is about to get more complex. https://supermarketsinyourpocket.com/2019/06/26/accelerated-change-in-the-food-industry-remember-the-boiled-frog/

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Highly Skilled farmers leaving due to drought and no support. Can they & we, eat coal?

By Andrew Weinert

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…

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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.