Australian company to bring fresh milk to Fiji
July 27, 2016

ASX-listed dairy company, Australian Natural Proteins, is partnering with a Fijian family to start producing fresh, organic milk in Fiji. All milk currently sold in Fiji is Ultra Heat Treated (UHT) long-life milk, but this venture intends to change this. The company is investing in a Fijian farm and processing plant, and has entered into a binding heads of Agreement with the Anthony Family who have over 50 years of experience in the dairy industry in Fiji. Initial investment in the venture will include... ...Read more »

Hanson’s war on Halal leaves bitter aftertaste for Kosher consumers: Jalna decision to lose Jews
July 20, 2016

UPDATE 22/07/2016: Since publishing this article Jalna has announced it will be continuing for now Kosher certification of its products. Jalna said it was listening to its customers  and that Jalna will make a final decision on all religious certifications of its products after the Australian Federal Parliament responds to the recommendations made by the Senate enquiry into third party certification. See our earlier article below.    One of Australia’s leading yoghurt manufacturers Jalna... ...Read more »

Sunny Queen serves up meal solutions for coeliacs
July 18, 2016

Sunny Queen Meal Solutions, the wholesale supplier arm of Sunny Queen which sells egg based meals and snacks, is now offering gluten-free options. The options include bubble and squeak, fritters, omelettes and smoked ham and cheddar bites. According to Sunny Queen Meal Solutions, one in 60 women in Australia and one in 80 men are affected by Coeliac’s Disease so it is hoping to help restaurants and cafes cater to this population. Managing Director of Sunny Queen Meal Solutions, John O’Hara, said... ...Read more »

Bega Cheese publishes its first sustainability report
July 6, 2016

Bega Cheese has published its first ever sustainability report. Looking back on its 2015 financial year, the report examines the dairy company’s environmental and social impacts. It reveals that Bega Cheese achieved a 7 per cent reduction in its production energy intensity across the past five years and that 61 per cent of its 2015 financial year solid waste was able to be recycled. The report also reported that women account for 22 per cent of its management roles and across the year, it experienced... ...Read more »

Little Big Dairy Co takes home multiple medals from NSW dairy competition
July 6, 2016

A small regional dairy company has been named best in state at the Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s New South Wales awards. ‘Little Big Dairy Co’, based in Dubbo, took out gold medal places for its full cream and ‘less cream’ milks. It also won gold for its pouring cream and double cream, along with a silver medal for its no cream milk. The dairy company’s whole milk entry went on to win Champion White Milk and Overall Champion Milk. Director of the Little Big Dairy Company,... ...Read more »

Murray Goulburn’s new season farmgate milk prices shock effect, again
June 29, 2016

Dairy processing giant Murray Goulburn (MG) this week rattled its farmers again by declaring another low farmgate milk price, this time for its 2016/17 season. The dairy co-operative says it expects to initially pay $4.31 per kilogram of milk solids (kgms), but this opening season price is still lower than the $4.75 per kgms farmers recently received for the end of MG’s 2015/16 season. MG forecast the price to rise to $4.80 per kgms by the end of the season. Interim Chief Executive Officer of MG,... ...Read more »

Bega Cheese announces new season milk price
June 22, 2016

Bega Cheese has announced a reduction in its opening farm gate milk prices for the 2016/17 financial year. The dairy company will pay approximately 11 per cent lower across all its supply regions. This equates to a Victoria farm gate milk price of AUD $5.00 per kilogram of milk solid. In announcing the news, Bega Cheese reminded it maintained its 2015/16 farm gate price despite competitors Murray Goulburn and Fonterra dropping their prices. “Farm gate milk prices are ultimately driven by returns... ...Read more »

A2 Milk Company suing Lion over “naturally contains A2 protein” claim
June 20, 2016

The A2 Milk Company is suing beverage company, Lion, for using the statement, “naturally contains A2 protein”. The A2 Milk Company markets its milk and dairy products based on the fact it only contains the A2 milk protein, which it says is “less likely to cause digestive discomfort”. All milk sold in Australia, excluding A2 milk, contains both the A1 and A2 protein. Lion, which is owned by Japanese beverage company, Kirin, has been stating on the front of some of its Pura and Dairy Farmers... ...Read more »

A2 Milk jump in profit forecast
June 15, 2016

The A2 Milk Company has revised its expected profits for the 12 months ended 30 June 2016. It now expects its revenue to be between NZ $350 million – $360 million. It also expects its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to be between NZ $52 million and $54 million. This is an increase on a forecast made in February 2016 when the A2 Milk Company predicted revenue to be NZ $335 million – $350 million and EBITDA as NZ $45 – $49 million. A2 Milk company... ...Read more »

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter launches new “Coon” cheese campaign
June 14, 2016

Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) is promoting its Coon cheese brand with a new, large-scale marketing campaign. The campaign will run across TV, print and digital media. It focuses on the heritage of the brand and its everyday use by Australians. The campaign was launched at the start of this week with a television commercial portraying a mother and daughter passing on the tradition of Coon cheese toasties over several decades under the tagline “Comfort never grows old”. The campaign,... ...Read more »

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