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2008-11-13 12:00:15

Australian Co-operative Foods, or ACF, which trades as Dairy Farmers, has announced that its shareholders have approved the National Foods proposal to acquire all of the shares in the co-operative for a cash consideration of A$5.65 per share. Ian Langdon, chairman of ACF, said: "Following this successful ballot, a court hearing will take place on November 18 to seek approval of the scheme. If court approval is granted at this time, it is proposed that the scheme will be implemented on...

2008-11-07 15:00:11

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced today that on November 8, key board members, members of the executive team and several partners will travel to China to participate in an organized trade mission. The delegation will be investigating and promoting the state dairy industry's trade opportunities with the country as demand for products made with Real California Milk increases. This trade mission is extremely well timed to take advantage of heightened opportunities to open...

2008-11-05 12:00:16

BioEnergy Solutions announced that it has named Renee A. Rippchen, a well-known dairy expert with strong ties to California's dairy industry, to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing. Rippchen will focus on marketing BioEnergy Solutions, the first distributor of renewable natural gas produced on California dairies, to dairy producers across the U.S. by identifying new revenue streams for farmers and helping them realize significant on-farm emissions...

2008-10-10 21:00:23

By Mark Casci Both Arla Foods UK and Robert Wiseman Dairies will raise the money they pay to their members at the farmgate, with Arla's rise kicking in from Monday and Robert Wiseman's from next month.The increases come after the dairy sector has endured a challenging period, with the costs for fuel, fertilizer and feed all hitting profit margins.While the increase has been welcome by farmers, industry leaders say there is still a long way to go and that further rises will be necessary to...

2008-10-07 18:00:18

Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese beverage firm Kirin Holdings Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its Australian Dairy Farmers' yogurt license to New Zealand's leading dairy firm Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd. For an undisclosed sum, Fonterra will acquire the rights to manufacture and sell the Australian firm's core yogurt brand SKI. Kirin plans to buy Dairy Farmers in November at the earliest through its National Foods Ltd. unit, Australia's biggest dairy company.END...

2008-10-01 18:00:00

By Sam Wood AFAMILIAR face for many in the North East's agricultural sector will be helping farmers to collaborate on business ventures. Doug Gray, who until recently looked after hundreds of Dairy Farmers of Britain members across Northumberland, County Durham, north Cumbria and Yorkshire, has been named as the North East's new regional manager with English Farming and Food Partnerships (EFFP). Mr Gray will provide dedicated business support to groups of farmers who want to work...

2008-09-25 09:00:37

China takes measures to regulate dairy market, aid dairy farmers BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) said that 29 provincial areas nationwide had set up special working groups by Wednesday to regulate the dairy product market in response to the recent tainted baby formula scandal. Local governments also promised subsidies for dairy farmers, in a bid to reduce their cost of feeding cows. North China's Hebei Province earmarked 316 million yuan (46.4 million...

2008-09-24 12:00:20

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8cf143/dairy_mergers_ac) has announced the addition of the "Dairy Mergers & Acquisitions 2008" report to their offering. Combining analysis, insight and opinion - Zenith is pleased to unveil its new series of short sharp topical market reports, delivering assessments of the emerging issues that matter to consumers and the wider dairy industry: -Adapt to change -Be early to market -Seize new growth...

2008-09-17 15:00:20

Text of report by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [(Current politics) Unattributed report: "Wen Jiabao Convenes, Presides Over State Council Executive Meeting, Which Decides on Full- Scale Inspection of Dairy Products and Putting Dairy Product Industry in Good Order"] Beijing, 17 Sep (Xinhua) - This morning Wen Jiabao, premier of the State Council, convened and presided over a State Council executive meeting, which decided to conduct throughout the country a...

2008-09-16 18:00:18

THE Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has expressed concern over Dairy UK's leadership change. Appointing Dairy Crest chief executive, Mark Allen as chairman to succeed David Curry MP could bring to an end this all industry organisation, it says. "Dairy UK was launched four years ago to replace DIAL, the dairy processors and manufacturers' organisation," said RABDF chairman, Lyndon Edwards. "Dairy UK's objectives were to bring together for the first time all sectors of the...


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