Dairy

IF THE AUSTRALIAN DAIRY INDUSTRY WAS A SPORTING TEAM – THE COACH WOULD BE SACKED

I would like to thank Tyne Logan Of ABC Regional WA for putting together this story. https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-04-22/australia-to-become-dairy-import-reliant/11025026 I have been concerned for some time that most industry commentators on the dairy industry are talking about the Symptoms – not the causes – of the decline in the dairy industry. Uncovering the causes is difficult and…

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Dairy Connect (NSW) calls for a federal dairy commissioner.

www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6523193400169242624 This is a great idea in my opinion. It must have a truely national approach and represent all dairy consumers, and all dairy farmers – regardless of their location and the legacy issues that formed completely different industries in each state across Australia. Australia has the agricultural resources to be self sufficient and be…

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The wheat and chaff of synthetic food, by Professor Keith Woodford

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…

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The senate inquiry into the dairy industry is finally out

The senate inquiry report into the dairy industry has been released. The recommendations seem to focus on the farming and processing levels and little mention is given to the distribution sector. New Zealand has managed to double the volume produced its industry since 2002 and Australia has shrunk its industry by approximately 25% Policy issues…

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Butter shortages noticed world wide 

The world price of butter has increased significantly. The shortages and increased prices have been noticed internationally. Is there an international trend against hydrogenated fats that normally are substituted when prices go up? This could change price setting protocols that have been in place for a long time. Per Capita consumption was about 3.5 times…

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Adjectives Add Value by Prof David Hughes 

Another great insight by Professor David Hughes. His message is “Adjectives Add Value!” The story includes great lines like: “This is an exquisite use of adjectival marketing: bacon is the noun and nouns are essential but not carriers of great profit; free range/beech smoked/ air dried/hand cured are adjectives impregnated with margin that smell as…

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A new vegetable opportunity from Western Australia

Will this become Western Australia’s own ground chestnut? Traditionally called the youlk, and more recently with a number of anglicised names. The youlk has the interesting characteristic of remaining crisp like a chestnut after cooking – giving the meal creator variety that is not common with regular vegetables. For those interested, more information can be…

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