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Australian Rural Capital to focus on unlisted assets after lack of interest in listed...

The Brisbane-based firm, which was part of a failed Chinese-led bid for S Kidman & Co, has seen ‘continuing interest’ from investors in unlisted assets.

Rural Funds Management buys Australian cattle property in $9.7m deal

The manager of RFG has acquired its third property in a month Down Under amid what it deems a positive outlook for cattle in the country.

Capital gains propel Australia’s permanent ag to the top of the crop

The latest NCREIF Australian Farmland Index, which splits annual and permanent cropland for the first time, shows ag returns Down Under continuing to outperform the US.

MIRA snaps up Hassad’s remaining Australian farms

Hassad will invest in one of MIRA’s ag portfolios as part of the deal in a shift in strategy for the Qatar-backed group.

Fonterra to review ‘all major assets’ after first-ever loss

The New Zealand dairy co-operative has posted a $129m loss as it writes down $289m on a Chinese investment.

Australian winter crop to fall by 12% as drought bites in east

The national crop is forecast to be 9% below the 20-year average despite a strong showing from Western Australia.

Bega Cheese to raise A$200m as it weighs up Capilano Honey bid

The Australian dairy company could use the funds to spark a bidding war with Wattle Hill and Roc Capital for the listed honey producer.

‘IFM for agriculture’ talks delayed to 2019

High-level discussions have taken place among industry super-funds to establish a new collective vehicle for ag investment, but the Royal Commission has drawn resources away.

Rocketing energy costs threaten to deter Australian ag investment

High energy prices are eating up increasing amounts of farmers' cash at a time when policy is in flux, warn two distinct pieces of research.

Soaring demand for Australian land ‘to keep driving prices higher’

Rabobank’s inaugural Land Price Outlook argues sustained demand from farmers and investors will allow prices to weather macro headwinds over the next two years.

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