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Fonterra's full-year results – 10 things to learn

New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra reversed its first-half profit drop to report a massive jump in full-year earnings yesterday (24 September)...

Focus: Battle against antimicrobial resistance

The use of antibiotics in the rearing of animals has been a much discussed issue in recent weeks, with regulatory and corporate moves across...

Focus: Why ABF is making bread better-for-you

Associated British Foods this week announced the launch of a high-protein bread from its Australasian arm George Weston Foods. The company l...

Analysis: Australia closer to protecting suppliers

Australia is set to see the introduction of a code overseeing relations between suppliers and retailers. Will the country be a fairer place...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Weis Bars plans China push 20 Jan 2016

Hannah Abdulla

Australia's Weis Bars has built up a presence across much of Asia with its real-fruit based ice cream range and now the Queensland-based company is eyeing the Chinese market. We catch up with co-owner Julie Weis who tells us why Weis Bars is ready for a launch into China and how the company is looking to increase its presence back home.

The just-food interview part two: Bega Cheese CEO 5 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

In part two of the just-food interview, Bega Cheese CEO Aidan Coleman discusses why Asia and the Middle East are two key target markets for the Australian dairy group.

Latest News

Mengniu-owned Fuyuan to take stake in Burra Foods 5 May 2016

Katy Askew

Chinese dairy farming company Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co Ltd - which is part owned by dairy giant Mengniu - plans to take a "majority shareholding" in Australia's Burra Foods.

SunRice puts capital restructuring on hold 5 May 2016

Dean Best

SunRice, the Australian rice exporter, has postponed plans for a capital restructuring that had lined up the listing of a unit trust on the country's main stock market.

Murray Goulburn accused of "misleading" the market 29 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Murray Goulburn, the Australian dairy cooperative partially listed on the ASX, is facing a class action lawsuit following this week's profit warning over allegations that it "mislead" the market with "overly optimistic" profit expectations. 

Murray Goulburn downgrades profit outlook  27 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

Dairy cooperative Murray Goulburn, which is partially listed on the Australian stock exchange, again lowered its profit forecast today (27 April) amid "very low" commodity prices and concerns over trading in China. 

Murray Goulburn MD Gary Helou resigns 27 Apr 2016

Dean Best

Murray Goulburn MD Gary Helou and CFO Brad Hingle are to step down from the Australian dairy co-operative, the company announced today (27 April), alongside a profit warning and a move to cut the price it pays farmers for milk.

Mengniu Dairy 'eyeing Australia's Burra Foods' 27 Apr 2016

Katy Askew

China's Mengniu Dairy is reportedly eyeing Burra Foods in a deal believed to value the Australian dairy group at more than A$300m (US$228.1m). 

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