Friday, 18 September 2020 13:02

Battle is on

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: One of Australia’s biggest dairy businesses is back on the market after the Federal Government knocked back a bid by Chinese company Mengniu.

Lion Dairy, owned by Japanese brewer Kirin, is now getting the attention of listed Australian processor Bega Cheese.

Fonterra, which has a sizeable business across the ditch, hasn’t put its hand up for the business yet.

The thwarted sale process is another twist in the worsening trade relations between Beijing and Canberra – an escalating diplomatic ‘cold war’ that went into overdrive when Australia joined calls for an independent inquiry into the origin of Covid-19, thought by many to originate in Wuhan, China.


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Green machine frugal on fuel

According to the industry respected independent DLG PowerMix test, John Deere appears to be the best choice of tractor for transport applications with its new 7R330 model.


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