Baking merger the right ingredient

GEORGE Weston Foods has merged its Weston Milling business with AB Mauri's Australia and NZ operations.
GEORGE Weston Foods has merged its Weston Milling business with AB Mauri's Australia and NZ operations.
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ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade. ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital.
TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD. TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD.
FALLOUT over ag levy increases spilled into Senate question time last week, with the government declaring support for a review.
4:00 AM FALLOUT over ag levy increases spilled into Senate question time last week, with the government declaring support for a review. | Levies disallowance motion...  | Levy stoush ramps up 
RESEARCHERS are excited about the prospects of a new barley variety set to be commercialised next year.
4:00 AM RESEARCHERS are excited about the prospects of a new barley variety set to be commercialised next year.
LANDCARE Australia chief executive Tessa Jakszewicz faces challenges on several fronts with optimism and a strong vision.
4:00 AM LANDCARE Australia chief executive Tessa Jakszewicz faces challenges on several fronts with optimism and a strong vision.
PULSE producers across south eastern Australia looking to protect their crops are being warned to stick to officially sanctioned products.
4:00 AM PULSE producers across south eastern Australia looking to protect their crops are being warned to stick to officially sanctioned products. | Wet winter takes faba farther  | Pulse quality testing revolution 
FARMERS, exporters and investors need to think more like Asian businesses, says long-serving agribusiness banker Ian Perry.
4:00 AM FARMERS, exporters and investors need to think more like Asian businesses, says long-serving agribusiness banker Ian Perry. | Farmers pay the price for...  | FTAs key for Aus agribusiness: Rabo 
TAKING a selfie could assist the Australian dairy industry get a free trade agreement with China.
01 Sep 14 TAKING a selfie could assist the Australian dairy industry get a free trade agreement with China. | A2 milk holds consumers' hearts  | Dairy fights for trade rights 
WATER authorities should throw the door wide open to private investors by moving to 'hybrid' business models, a new study has found.
01 Sep 14 WATER authorities should throw the door wide open to private investors by moving to 'hybrid' business models, a new study has found. | Trigger-happy on CSG plans  | Mongolia reclaims desert for... 
THE results of a survey completed recently reveal Australian farmer confidence has slipped since the year's start.
01 Sep 14  1 THE results of a survey completed recently reveal Australian farmer confidence has slipped since the year's start. | Banks must 'back human capital'  | Farming loans revisited 
A CASE of mistaken identity has resulted in a prickly sentence for a NSW animal fancier.
01 Sep 14 A CASE of mistaken identity has resulted in a prickly sentence for a NSW animal fancier.
FREEDOM Foods is looking for Asian partners to launch its allergy-free cereal business to bolster exports in the region.
01 Sep 14 FREEDOM Foods is looking for Asian partners to launch its allergy-free cereal business to bolster exports in the region. | Bright Foods rules out Treasury bid 
AUSTRALIAN wool production is forecast to decline for the 2014-15 season thanks to a smaller national flock and higher slaughter rates.
01 Sep 14 AUSTRALIAN wool production is forecast to decline for the 2014-15 season thanks to a smaller national flock and higher slaughter rates. | Unravelling China's wool enigma  | A wool strategy to suit the market 
Sheep - Wool
MAINTAINING the trend of the past two years, Australian beef and veal exports for August are estimated to reach 112,000 tonnes swt.
01 Sep 14  1 MAINTAINING the trend of the past two years, Australian beef and veal exports for August are estimated to reach 112,000 tonnes swt. | Restocker price squeeze  | Semen machine that goes ping 
Cattle - Beef
EASTERN state cattle numbers at saleyards reported by MLA’s NLRS rose 54pc week-on-week, to 56,861 head last Thursday.
01 Sep 14 EASTERN state cattle numbers at saleyards reported by MLA’s NLRS rose 54pc week-on-week, to 56,861 head last Thursday. | Project delivers organic beef boost  | Semen machine that goes ping 
Cattle - Beef
KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
01 Sep 14 KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. | Family farm sells for $7m-$8m  | A pasture paradise 
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
01 Sep 14 FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
RESURGENT demand from farmers to refinance their businesses with new banks has not convinced ANZ head of agribusiness Mark Bennett .
01 Sep 14  4 RESURGENT demand from farmers to refinance their businesses with new banks has not convinced ANZ head of agribusiness Mark Bennett . | Drought forces Qld farmers into...  | Taking the debt message to Canberra 
GLOBAL agriculture requires a radical shift sooner than people realise in order to feed an exploding population nutritiously, says Rachel Kyte.
01 Sep 14  9 GLOBAL agriculture requires a radical shift sooner than people realise in order to feed an exploding population nutritiously, says Rachel Kyte. | Russian ban unnerves Aus farmers 
KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
01 Sep 14 KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
01 Sep 14 DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
LNP MP Bruce Scott has called for investment in “human capital” to help resolve the drought crisis faced by northern cattle graziers.
01 Sep 14  4 LNP MP Bruce Scott has called for investment in “human capital” to help resolve the drought crisis faced by northern cattle graziers. | Face-to-face with rural debt  | Rural debt stoush heats up 
DESPITE a run of seasons of poor cattle prices, progressive livestock operations on the North Coast are thinking long-term pasture improvement and using cropping as a cost-effective way of renovating paddocks and establishing higher performance grasses.
01 Sep 14 DESPITE a run of seasons of poor cattle prices, progressive livestock operations on the North Coast are thinking long-term pasture improvement and using cropping as a cost-effective way...
REX Bennett’s innovation and dedication to improving his clients’ bottom line has bagged him the title of Wool Broker of the Year.
01 Sep 14 REX Bennett’s innovation and dedication to improving his clients’ bottom line has bagged him the title of Wool Broker of the Year.
Sheep - Wool
A NEW system for assessing pulse quality has been developed by the DEPI and the GRDC.
01 Sep 14 A NEW system for assessing pulse quality has been developed by the DEPI and the GRDC. | Wet winter takes faba farther  | Lupins looking for a new food fit 
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The RSPCA (NSW) should use some of the reported $50 millkion it has in investment accounts to do
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I'm convinced now Bushie Bill lives in Glebe. I don't think he has a clue as to what happens in
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govt has to stop expecting agriculture to sell on a world market income, yet buy on a
SEPTEMBER 13-14 will see the dust fly in the Queensland Outback for the eighth annual RM Williams Longreach Muster.
Over two action packed days, Australia's best stockmen and women will battle it out in a range of fast paced, hard riding bush events. 
29 Aug 14 SEPTEMBER 13-14 will see the dust fly in the Queensland Outback for the eighth annual RM Williams Longreach...
THE inaugural Northern Territory Field Days being held at the Katherine Research Station on September 18-19 continues to expand in scope with the 100 exhibitor mark firmly in sight.
03 Aug 14 THE inaugural Northern Territory Field Days being held at the Katherine Research Station on September 18-19...