A new Murray Goulburn Co-operative office in Dubai could involve promotion of products manufactured in Cobram.JESSICA GRIMBLE February 27, 2013 4:37am
A new Murray Goulburn Co-operative office in Dubai could involve promotion of products manufactured in Cobram.
Victorian Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh announced the company’s expansion on Monday while in Dubai as part of a Victorian Government Super Trade Mission to the Middle East.
Mr Walsh said the new office could mean major opportunities for growth in exports of Victorian dairy products to the region.
A Murray Goulburn Co-operative spokesperson said the company would promote a range of products via its new office.
‘‘This will likely include products made at Cobram,’’ the spokesperson said.
‘‘MG aims to increase the volume and value off sales to the Middle East and consequently lift farm gate prices.’’
The spokesperson could not confirm if the expansion would affect business and operations at the Cobram plant.
Mr Walsh said the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) was the world’s second largest dairy import region, which imported a combined 1.2
‘‘Murray Goulburn is 100 per cent farmer-owned and is the largest dairy exporter from Australia. It is also one of the largest container exporters from the Port of Melbourne, generating export revenue of $1.2
‘‘The company recognises substantial opportunities for export growth in the MENA region and the establishment of a strategic business unit in Dubai will help drive its expanded presence in this rapidly developing market.’’
Murray Goulburn Co-operative managing director Gary Helou said the MENA region represented an exciting opportunity for Australia’s largest dairy company.
‘‘Demand from MENA nations is forecast to grow significantly and the Australian dairy industry is extremely well positioned to play a key role in meeting that demand,’’ Mr Helou said.
‘‘Exports of Victorian dairy products to the MENA region were worth $285
Mr Helou said MG’s presence in Dubai would strengthen relationships with important customers and enable MG to market its products in the region. He said consumers appreciated Australia’s natural pasture-based farming systems and its exemplary food safety record.
The MG office in Dubai is one of four international offices, with other teams based in Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore.
UPDATE: The CFA has clarified a fire, which destroyed a Benalla shed, occurred next to a motorcycle clubhouse.
The Yarrawonga Pigeons scored a 20 point victory over the Myrtleford Saints at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga on Saturday.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
MY LIFE as a mum is crazy.
FOUR Rochester residents did more than their bit for women’s cancers mid last month when they trekked 60km around Melbourne to raise funds for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Tongala Football Club lost to Rumbalara in the Murray Netball League on Saturday by 14 points.
Four generations of Comi girls this Mother's Day
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
DESPITE criticism from within the community over a perceived lack of use, the O’Keefe Rail Trail has enjoyed good traffic over the past couple of weeks, with more to come.
The usual yellow and black colours at Katamatite Recreation Reserve will be replaced this Mother’s Day as pink will be the colour of choice.
Jake has babies to thank for surviving cancer.
Fonterra suppliers are reeling after the announcement of a big cut in the milk price from $5.60/kg to $5 for the full current year.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.