Co-operative Farming: February 2021 news
15 February 2021
IN THE PRESS: Why this farming model could help future-proof Australia’s farms
Primary producers across the nation spoke about their experience in regional newspapers this week, revealing that without opting into a co-operative farming model they don’t think they would have survived the pressures of the last few years. Read what they have to say here in The Land.
Co-operative Farming on the road in Victoria
Last week, the Co-op Farming team were in Alpine country to talk to local growers and dairy farmers about agribusiness opportunities through the co-operative model. Farmers from the dairy, hazelnut, chestnut and walnut industries learned about capital raising, growth and producer-owned agribusiness, leaving the workshops with solid plans for expansion. The workshops also covered the co-operative structure and whether it is right for local farmers. Contact us to discuss bringing a workshop to your area on 1300 665 174 or online.
$5m value add project an investment in Asia for Northern Co-operative Meat Company
CEO Simon Stahl says the investment will shore up the processor’s future as a major regional employer.
Barley finds a home in Mexico as CBH sends first shipment from WA
West Australian grain handler CBH Group has sent a shipment of malt barley to Mexico, which is a first for the Australian grains industry.
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Spotlight on… Yolla Producers
Yolla Producers Society was established in 1977 by a handful of farmers from Yolla in North West Tasmania. Yolla is a buyer’s group for primary producers which supplies a full range of rural merchandise and supplies.
The co-op buys goods in bulk and passes on the savings to its members. By using the purchasing power of its 800 members, it can provide them with access to a wide range of rural, business and personal goods and services at reduced prices.