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40 years of loyal service

Congratulations and thank you to our Export Salesman Allan McGillivray, who has been with The Midfield Group for 40 years. When Allan started with Midfield the company was based in the McKenna family’s sewing room and there was a staff of three - Colin, Coey and...

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Next generation happy to help!

The future of the Union Dairy Company is in safe hands, with Talor Byrne and Jett Grayland on hand at Sheepvention to support our product! At The Midfield Group in particular and now at the UDC we are extremely proud of the multi-generational relationship we have with...

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Award-winning beef and lamb

Union Station Premium Free Range Grassfed Beef and Lamb has been recognized as some of the best in Australia! Our beef and lamb products were awarded with bronze medals at the 2018 Australian Food Awards, an incredible achievement we are very proud of. We are...

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State-of-the-art boning facility soon to be unveiled

Beef product destined for international markets will soon have an extended shelf life of up to 120 days, once the upgrades to our processing plant are complete in October. The refurbishment of the boning room at the Warrnambool processing plant will bring improved...

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Antibiotic processes and procedures

Processes on farm can have a major impact on the quality of milk.  UDC general manager Greg Lemmens says premium raw milk quality is essential to premium finished dairy products. In addition to this, Greg says there are many steps farmers can take to ensure they...

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UDC Opening milk price

The Union Dairy Company’s opening milk price has been announced at $5.80kg plus S.O.B. This price has been decided after reviewing other major factories opening figures and – in line with our model – finishing on a price that is no less than the average of the top two...

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Global Milk Markets

... with our trusted partner Louis Dreyfus Company AUSTRALIA Growth of milk in the second quarter of 2018 continued at the rates close to those seen at the beginning of the year and stood at above +3% over last year. Tasmania continues to show very high increase...

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From rattle snakes to dairy cows

Milking rattle snakes to create anti-venom may seem a long way from the dairy industry – but for UDC’s quality and technical services manager Chiara Wachtel, it’s not that far away. “There are actually many similarities,” Chiara says. “Both industries are about...

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A dairy fan from day one

When the dairy bug bit UDC’s chief operating officer Andrew Wellington, it had him for life. Born in northern Victoria, Andrew came from a dairy farming family and hasn’t been able to tear himself away from the industry for very long ever since. Leaving for New...

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International farming visit

A group of Canadian farmers visited The Midfield Group recently.  More than 30 farmers came to tour our meat processing operation, pastoral properties and South Australian feedlot. The similarities between Australia and Canada led to the group comparing farming...

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Half a century of mateship for Ormond and Colin 

Watching Ormond Howe and Colin McKenna share a cuppa and home-baked sponge at Ormond’s kitchen table, it’s plain to see the two have enjoyed plenty of laughs over the years.  “You’ve had more than one cup of tea with us,” remarks Ormond’s wife Joan, also the...

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 Vale Pat Smith 

It was standing room only at Pat Smith’s funeral just before Christmas. That hundreds packed into St Joseph’s Church in Warrnambool, standing when there were no more seats, is testament to the man who always had a big smile, heart of gold and always made the time to...

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New dairy operation named

Midfield’s new dairy operation has been named The Union Dairy Company. Plant construction is well on schedule with operations to start in quarter two and milk flow to begin in July this year.

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52 years of service for Leon Garner

At Midfield we pride ourselves on our loyal employees, who often serve us for decades and even generations. This month we say thank you to Leon Gardner who has retired after 52 years of service.

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Sourcing supply for our milk factory

Since partnering with global giant Louis Dreyfus Company to complete Midfield’s new dairy plant at Penola, local dairy farmers are entering discussions with Midfield to deliver milk supply. This is a huge step in completing the project, which will specialise in...

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The Midfield Group and Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia announce joint venture

4th August 2016, Warrnambool, Australia and Singapore – The privately owned Midfield Group and Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia Pte Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Company Asia, announced today that they have entered into a joint venture for the construction, development and management of a dairy processing plant and related commercial activities.

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Union Station sliced and whole cuts

Our premium Union Station brand is now available to bulk purchase in sliced and whole cuts. This superior free-range, hormone and antibiotic free grass-fed beef and lamb has been welcomed as quality meat for a discerning market.

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