Good News Just Keeps Coming - Record Winter Grain Crop!

15 Feb 2017
I was pleased to note ABARE reported in its February crop update Australia's winter grain harvest (wheat, barley, chickpeas, canola, faba beans, field peas, lentils, lupins, oats, linseed, safflower and triticale) is now officially the largest for every single mainland state...

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Burra And The Monash Industry Team Initiative - An Ongoing Partnership

14 Feb 2017
If it looks like we are getting younger it’s because we are, but unfortunately it’s about to pass... Once again we chose to partner with Monash University and the Gardiner Dairy Foundation, hosting students participating in the Monash Industry Team Initiative (MITI),  a program in which multidisciplinary student teams are placed within the dairy industry to solve real issues...

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BURRA FOODS COMMUNITY REPORT FOR 2016

09 Feb 2017
Each year Burra Foods produces a Report for the community. Please find in the below link a copy of this report that will give you a snap shot of what happened at Burra as well as in the Industry over 2016...

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Community Report | Issue 8

07 Feb 2017
Look out for our 8th Community Report coming shortly. After a few Production issues it's out a little later than usual this year but still provides a great summary of Burra and the Industry in 2016...

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Milk Price Update!

23 Jan 2017
I am very pleased to announce two milk price initiatives, a third full year milk price step-up for the season and a price increase for the second half of the season. These two initiatives reflect strong demand for a broad range of our products in a market that has experienced rising prices...

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Extract From Suppliers' 2016 Christmas Dinner Presentation

07 Dec 2016
2016 reminded us that dairy lives in a very transparent world. While there are niches of superior value that drive higher returns, markets aren't magical and mysterious but brutal and unforgiving and while you have all felt the brunt of that with a dramatic fall in prices those tied to the MG farm gate price have felt in more with a Step Down and the innovative MSSP...

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Christmas Cheer Assisted By 2nd Step Up

29 Nov 2016
On the back of recent market improvements and my last blog, it was great to be able to announce a further step up to Burra suppliers at our annual Supply Partner Christmas Dinner last night. I was encouraged by the optimism of our milk supply partners, many of whom are in a good position with lots of good quality feed from our first good spring in recent times...

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This Is What A Recovery Looks Like!

21 Nov 2016
The last three GDT auctions have resulted in a +17% move in the dairy index - SMP +16%, WMP +24% - taking commodity pricing back to levels not seen since mid 2014, over 30 months ago. With WMP being so much of their production, the NZ industry has been riding a wave of optimism for a month or so as we view the world demand:supply balance excitingly, all the while knowing a strong AUD can spoil any party on this side of the Tasman...

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First Step-up Since FY14 Announced

20 Oct 2016
While in some parts of the industry there is a confusing ‘flip flop’ approach to Farm Gate Milk pricing I am pleased to be able to announce a full year price step-up of 6c/kg Fat and 15c/kg Protein (an average of 10...

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Another Interesting Week In Dairy!!

26 Aug 2016
The transparency of the ASX allows a comparison that puts the two listed entities in opposite corners. BEGA - a healthy milk price and resilient $28.8m NPAT, and MGC - a -$66m EBITDA (earnings before interest and tax) which my 'back of the envelope' calculation gives me a $130m loss...

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