How Milk is used in Australia plus fat and protein balances

By Andrew Weinert | March 14, 2020

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…

Oil verses milk

By Andrew Weinert | February 11, 2020

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…

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.

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. 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 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.

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

By Andrew Weinert | June 13, 2019 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.