Category Archives: A1 and A2 milk

A2 Milk outperforms once again

The a2 Milk Company (ATM) took a big step forward with its 2016/17 results which were released on 23 August. Sales were up 56 percent from the previous year to $549 million, and post-tax profits tripled to $NZ90 million. The … Continue reading

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The green grass of Taranaki

In early June, I made a quick trip to Taranaki to talk to the Rural Business Network, which is a mix of farmers and rural professionals. For me, the trip brought back many memories. As a South Islander for much … Continue reading

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Synlait purchases strategic blending and canning assets

Synlait’s announcement today of the purchase of apparently distressed assets from the New Zealand Dairy Company puts another peg in the board strengthening Synlait’s pathway towards an integrated dairy value-chain. The purchase has relevance both to Synlait and its strategic … Continue reading

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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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