Category Archives: A1 and A2 milk

Synlait transforms from bulk powders to infant formula

Synlait is currently undergoing a strategic restructure from a producer of bulk milk powders to a producer of consumer-packaged infant formula. These investments will make Synlait the dominant New Zealand producer of infant formula. So far, Synlait are still in … Continue reading

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Synlait and The a2 Milk Company strengthen their alliance

The a2 Milk Company (A2M) and Synlait have each announced to the market today that A2M has purchased 8.2 percent of Synlait. This was an off-market transaction with Dutch-owned Friesland Campina, previously Synlait’s second largest shareholder after Chinese-owned Bright.  The … Continue reading

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A2 cows are the future

(As with many of my posts, this was first published at http://www.interest.co.nz .   It is also forthcoming in NZ Farmer as one of my regular fortnightly columns there.) Towards the end of 2015 there was a massive re-assessment of A2 … Continue reading

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Ongoing disruption and volatility in dairy, with winners and losers

In the last two weeks we have seen increasing signs of further disruption and volatility in dairy. First, there was good news with Fonterra announcing that they had turned the corner in relation to enhanced corporate profitability. But then, only … Continue reading

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Is A2 milk about to leap forward?

Shares in The a2 Milk Company (coded as ATM on the NZX stock exchange) have increased from 48.5 cents on 29 May to 75 cents at 3 July. The market capitalisation has risen from $330 million to $495 million. Where … Continue reading

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The industry politics of A1 and A2 milk

[This post was first published in the Fairfax NZ Sunday Star Times on 7 September 2014] I have previously written about the health reasons why New Zealand should convert its herds away from A1 beta-casein. However within the industry, the … Continue reading

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Teasing out the beta-casein evidence

[This post was first published in the Fairfax NZ Sunday Star Times on 31 August 2014] In last week’s column I advocated that the mainstream dairy industry should convert New Zealand herds away from the production of A1 beta-casein. To … Continue reading

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