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Can the UK’s Clean Air Strategy improve the livestock sector?

The country’s drive to reduce ammonia emissions from livestock has had a positive reception from entrepreneurs and venture capitalists keen to introduce new technology to catalyze change.

Fonterra sells livestock division to Carrfields as strategic review continues

The sale is the latest move in an ongoing review following the announcement of the cooperative’s first ever annual loss in September 2018.

AAM Investment Group buys Australian property to create mega prawn farm

Aquaculture firm Seafarms Group novated its option to buy Legune Station in the Northern Territory to AAM but signed a lease to continue developing Project Sea Dragon.

Ralco spin-out shrimp project raises $25m in US Midwest

Executives from The tru Shrimp Company tell Agri Investor their network of Midwest farmers and former ethanol investors will allow the Minnesota-headquartered business to leverage the region’s grain endowment, investor base and hunger for development.

EU and Australian drought boosting global grain prices, says Rabobank

Cost rises and tighter supplies will put EU beef producers under increasing pressure.

Cargill acquires second Colombian poultry producer

Xavier Vargas, president of Cargill Protein Latin America, tells Agri Investor the acquisition reflects a company-wide focus on protein and is part of $100m investment earmarked for Colombia in 2017-20.

Gina Rinehart blasts government interference in Australian ag

Australia’s richest woman and chairman of Hancock Prospecting Group has criticised excessive red tape and the ‘burdens’ placed on ag by government.

Duxton Broadacre Farms buys A$15m South Australia mixed property

The listed vehicle has purchased the farm to give its portfolio greater geographical diversification.

Hancock Prospecting buys 3,200ha Australian property to expand Wagyu herd

The Gina Rinehart-owned business will use the acquisition in New South Wales to increase its 20,000 head of cattle.

South African SWF teams with black-owned investor group for landmark beef deal

EXEO Capital chief executive Herman Marais tells Agri Investor skills transfer will be key to the success of any effort to bring more black farmers and investors into South Africa’s ag economy.

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