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Great insights from Prof Hughes – Supermarkets in your Pocket

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?

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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No Revolution by Minister McKenzie

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…

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NZ reviews the Dairy Industry Review Act (DIRA)

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/

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Keith Woodford’s update on dairy Industry structure in NZ

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…

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Australia not self-sufficient in milk, but let’s farmers go broke in drought!

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…

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