• Fonterra makes $165m investment in Australia

    Fonterra Australia announced an AU$165 million investment in capital expenditure at key sites in Victoria and Tasmania in a move to increase capacity and meet unique demand opportunities for dairy. It is made up of new investment of around AU$130 million to put in 500 million litres of additional capacity, and a further AU$35 million for a range of annual site improvements as part of its regular capital investment plan in Australia. The new expansion includes: AU$125 million expansion at Fonterra Australia’s flagship Stanhope cheese facility in northern Victoria which will double the size of the cheese plant AU$12 million Read More
  • Strengthening ties with key markets

    Strong relationships with key international partners are crucial to the Australian dairy industry, and a recent visitor to Dairy Australia has provided new insights into an important export market. Hirofumi Ota is a representative of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation and recently completed a four-week internship with Dairy Australia to learn more about the industry and connect with representatives from across the supply chain. A graduate of Waseda University in Tokyo, Mr Ota spent a significant amount of time in the Victorian dairy regions attending field days, taking part in discussion groups and completing a comparison report on the issues affecting both Read More
  • The cream of the crop crowned at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards

    The prestigious Australian Grand Dairy Awards has announced its 2018 Champions, revealing the top 18 dairy products in Australia. Melbourne’s Montefiore Cheese caught the eye (nose and tastebuds) of the judges, with the cheesemaker taking out the 2018 Grand Champion Cheese with its soft and sweet Ovoline. The 2018 Grand Champion Dairy Product was scooped up by Sydney based Pure Gelato, for its deliciously nutty Salted Pistachio Gelato, which expert judges commended for its superb texture and rich pistachio flavour accentuated by a hint of salt. The awards consumer judging panel agreed, voting this gelato as their pick of the Read More
  • Market Commentary – February 2018

    Despite finishing 2017 on a bearish note, dairy markets have seen something of a consolidation in January, including some modest price increases. The tightening supply outlook from New Zealand has contributed to this. New Zealand has faced challenging seasonal conditions, experiencing a very wet, cold winter and since then severe heat and rainfall deficits, with drought being declared in parts of both the North and South Island. This has led Fonterra to reduce forecasted offer volumes, leading to buyer concerns about availability of NZ product, leading to two successive gains on Global Dairy Trade (GDT) in January. Read More
  • Dairy Australia activities 2017

    Dairy Australia’s trade team has been busy in 2017, promoting Australian dairy all around Asia and the Middle East. The team held seminars, cooking demonstrations, alumni dinners and workshops in Australia’s major export markets, building on existing and forming new relationships. Another three scholarship programs were held in Australia in 2017, with a total of 54 participants from Greater China, Japan, South Korea and South East Asia. Dairy Australia Scholarship – South East Asia program (February 2017) Running for the third time, the South East Asia scholarship program attracted 16 dairy professionals from Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia as Read More
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