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2008-08-19 00:00:24

By james knock Gloucestershire farmers fear they will become pawns in a bitter price war between supermarkets as the battle to win back customers escalates. Major supermarkets have announced a new round of price cuts in an attempt to lure consumers away from budget stores such as Aldi and Lidl. Asda unveiled a range of goods for sale at 50p, including two pints of milk. The retailer said customers would be able to buy milk at its cheapest price since 2001, following increases of...

2008-07-20 15:00:21

John Bluett believes most dairy farmers will find value in new guidelines aimed at helping them with the Resource Management Act (RMA). "Dairy farmers have to deal with the RMA through the resource consent process every day," Mr Bluett, vice chairman of Federated Farmers national dairy section, said. "There will be situations where dairy farmers will find this guide useful, whether it is improving their farm operation, subdividing land or assessing their right to farm." Dairy Industry...

2008-07-19 00:00:29

CHEESE and milk producer Dairy Crest said yesterday it was continuing to pass on higher milk costs to customers as inflationary pressure showed no signs of abating. The group said sales in its dairies division rose 5 per cent during the three months to June 30, "principally reflecting the impact of price increases to recover higher raw milk and commodity costs". Sales at Dairy Crest's foods division - products include Cathedral City cheddar, Country Life butter and Utterly Butterly spread...

2008-07-18 18:00:30

Cheese and milk producer Dairy Crest is continuing to pass on higher milk costs to customers as inflationary pressure showed no signs of abating. The group said yesterday that sales in its dairies division rose five per cent during the three months to June 30, "principally reflecting the impact of price increases to recover higher raw milk and commodity costs". Sales at Dairy Crest's foods division - its products include Cathedral City cheddar, Country Life butter and Utterly Butterly...

2008-07-18 15:00:31

THOSE in the tractor parts supply business are enjoying busy times too, says Kevin Lowe (Stratford) the owner of Taranaki Tractor Dismantlers Ltd. "I'm run off my feet at the moment but I don't know whether that's because of the record dairy payout or other factors," he says. "The Government has made it very hard to employ staff now, which also helps explain why I am run off my feet. I do what I have to do; if I can't do it, it doesn't get done. "But it's probably a myth that dairy...

2008-07-10 09:01:02

In an attempt to obtain the clearance to bid for Dairy Farmers, National Foods has offered to sell two milk processing plants. National Foods has proposed to make a joint bid with Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory for Dairy Farmers, which is valued at up to A$1 billion. In order to ease competition concerns in relation to the proposed acquisition, National Foods has made an undertaking to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to sell two plants which serve New...

2008-07-04 15:00:25

NEW ZEALAND dairy co-operative Fonterra and National Foods are working together on a possible joint bid for Australia's Dairy Farmers, the dairy producer said. Dairy Farmers said it had waived confidentiality agreements to allow Fonterra and dairy and juice producer National Foods, which is owned by Japan's Kirin Holdings, to work together on a National Foods-led bid. Dairy Farmers, which is owned by some 2000 Australian farmers and makes Dairy Farmers brand milk, Coon cheese and Ski...

2008-07-02 15:00:26

Fonterra has abandoned its own bid for Australian co-op Dairy Farmers to play second fiddle to National Foods. Dairy Farmers said yesterday that it had granted National Foods and Fonterra permission to work together to decide terms to enhance the National Foods-led bid. Victoria's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter is also part of the bid. Dairy Farmers is expected to fetch about $1 billion. Australian sources said Fonterra had probably realised it would be outbid by National Foods and...

2008-07-01 15:00:27

By JANES, Andrew FONTERRA has abandoned its own bid for Australian co-op Dairy Farmers to play second fiddle to National Foods. Dairy Farmers said yesterday that it had granted National Foods and Fonterra permission to work together to decide terms to enhance the National Foods-led bid. Victoria's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter is also part of the bid. Dairy Farmers is expected to fetch about $1 billion. Australian sources said Fonterra had probably realised it would be outbid by...

2008-07-01 06:00:35

By Anonymous Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) had record revenue and operating income in 2007, but because of one-time, non-cash charges of $144.8 million, the co-op recorded a net loss of $109.3 million for the year. The noncash charges were a result of plant closures and the re-valuation of DFAs past investments. "DFAs financial outlook has never been better," said Tom Camerlo, of Florence, CoIo., chairman of DFAs board. "We had record revenues and strong profits in most of our...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.