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Global genomics giant to establish research hub in Queensland
3 Oct 2017
Neogen Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed food and animal safety company, has established an animal genomics facility at the University of Queensland UQ).
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Italian F&B company invests in Australian fine foods
26 Sep 2017
Italy’s Inalca Food & Beverage (IF&B) has increased its majority stake in Australia’s Fresco Gourmet Pty Ltd (Fresco) and Itaus Pty Ltd (Itaus), to 100 per cent ownership.
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Monash University Incubator attracts world-class manufacturer
22 Sep 2017
Leading Greek yoghurt manufacturer, Chobani, is the first client to use the new Monash University A$3 million incubation facility.
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Scottish brewer crafts expansion in Australia
6 Sep 2017
BrewDog, an independent Scottish brewing company, has announced plans to build a brewery in Australia.
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Unilever expands its investment in Australian dairy with Weis acquisition
5 Sep 2017
Anglo-Dutch food and beverage giant Unilever has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Weis Frozen Foods for an undisclosed price.
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Spanish agricultural biotech invests in Australian agtech
7 Jul 2017
The Spanish agricultural biotech R&D company, Symborg, has invested in Australian agricultural biotech company, thinkbio.
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Agtech visit plants seeds for future innovation
29 Jun 2017
Austrade hosted leading agriculture and food technology early stage investors, Cultivian Sandbox, and Finistere Ventures, in a visit which showcased investment opportunities in Australia’s agtech inno ...
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Global finance and manufacturing giants invest in Australian agribusiness
17 May 2017
The Yield, a global agricultural technology (agtech) startup based in Tasmania, has attracted A$6.5 million in Series A investments from Bosch, KPMG and AgFunder to develop its aquaculture and microcl ...
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Danish company to open fish-feed factory to supply Australia’s growing aquaculture sector
11 May 2017
BioMar Group, a Danish manufacturer and distributor of commercial fish-feed, is establishing a greenfield factory in Australia to support the local aquaculture sector.
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Shanghai Zhongfu and CSIRO partner on cotton trials in northern Australia
2 May 2017
Kimberley Agricultural Investment (KAI), a subsidiary of Chinese company Shanghai Zhongfu, is working with CSIRO to trial a new genetically modified cotton variety in northern Australia.
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A$447.5 million committed to new agribusiness Cooperative Research Centres
11 Apr 2017
Australia’s universities, public and private sectors have committed to four new Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs) to help agricultural producers with innovation and technology.
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Global agricultural processor opens flavour creation facility in Australia
7 Apr 2017
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has opened a new flavour creation facility and customer service centre in Sydney to service customers in Australia and New Zealand.
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Canadian pension fund continues to invest in Australian cattle stations
3 Apr 2017
Australian agriculture continues to be an important asset category for Canadian pension funds, as demonstrated by the latest Canadian fund–backed investment by Hewitt Cattle Australia (HCA).
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Indian multinational invests in Australian irrigation agtech company
28 Feb 2017
Observant Technology, a world-leading Australian company specialising in precision water management for farms, has reached a landmark investment deal with Jain Irrigation, an Indian multinational with ...
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Board members announced for Northern Australia Cooperative Research Centre
22 Feb 2017
The Australian Government has announced the board members of the A$75 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, which is responsible for attracting beneficial resear ...
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Chinese group plans to invest up to A$1 billion in Australian agriculture
14 Feb 2017
New Hope Group (New Hope), China’s largest privately owned agribusiness, has announced plans to invest up to A$1 billion in Australian agriculture by 2020.
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US drone and aerial data company enters Australian market
25 Jan 2017
Australia’s agricultural, environmental and energy industries are set to benefit from the opening of a Sydney office of PrecisionHawk, a global provider of commercial drone and drone–data platforms.
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Hilton Food Group invests $115 million in new meat processing facility
22 Dec 2016
UK-based Hilton Food Group plc (Hilton) is expanding its presence in Australia by constructing a new meat processing facility in Queensland.
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China’s biggest food company partners with Monash University
4 Nov 2016
Monash University has partnered with the Nutrition and Health Research Institute (NHRI) of China’s biggest food company, the state-owned COFCO Corporation, to reopen the Food Innovation Centre.
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Chinese dairy investor buys majority stake in Burra Foods
1 Sep 2016
Inner Mongolia Fuyuan Farming Co (Fuyuan), one of China’s largest dairy farming consortiums, is buying a 79 per cent stake in Victorian dairy processor Burra Foods.
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