Geographe Community Landcare Nursery interview.

By Andrew Weinert | December 13, 2019

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

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

By Andrew Weinert | October 16, 2019

    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…

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

By Andrew Weinert | September 24, 2019

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…

Welcome to Cheese Market News

By Andrew Weinert | September 11, 2019

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 !!…

Great insights from Prof Hughes – Supermarkets in your Pocket

By Andrew Weinert | June 26, 2019

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/

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

By Andrew Weinert | June 13, 2019

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…

No Revolution by Minister McKenzie

By Andrew Weinert | June 12, 2019

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…

NZ reviews the Dairy Industry Review Act (DIRA)

By Andrew Weinert | June 10, 2019

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/

Keith Woodford’s update on dairy Industry structure in NZ

By Andrew Weinert | June 8, 2019

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…

Surprised to find USA cream cheese in Woolworths branded pack

By Andrew Weinert | June 3, 2019

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 –…