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Texas Downs property hits NSW market

Meat processor Thomas Foods is selling the 5,728ha horticulture property, which has a High Security water entitlement for the Darling River.

Roc Partners-backed Stone Axe Pastoral Company acquires 50% stake in QLD feedlot

Stone Axe continues expansion of its vertically-integrated business on Australia’s east coast as it prepares to produce its first Wagyu meat before the end of 2019.

Chinese investment in Australian ag slows to trickle in 2018

Only $85m of deals were made by Chinese investors into Australian agriculture, part of an overall decline in investment in all sectors of 37.6%.

Australian animal activism reminds of the need to be squeaky clean

Vegan protests and criticism of the live export trade are making headlines in the country again. They are a reminder of the need to be whiter than white when it comes to animal welfare.

Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company confirms first Australian investment

SALIC has bought a large aggregation from the Nicoletti in a deal that also represents its investment into sheep production.

GrainCorp planned demerger to raise questions over Long-Term Asset Partners takeover

ASX-listed GrainCorp has received ‘no recent definitive update’ on LTAP’s mysterious A$10.42-per-share offer.

First State Super and VicSuper launch merger talks to create A$115bn superfund

The merger would create Australia’s second-biggest superfund if it proceeds, behind only AustralianSuper and ahead of QSuper.

Ex-Blue Sky directors launch new fund manager backed by Pinnacle – exclusive

Nick Waters and Patrick Hayden will be co-managing partners of Brisbane-headquartered Riparian Capital Partners, Pinnacle Investment Management's first ag-focused affiliate.

China and US hold biggest foreign stakes in Australian water

A new register for foreign interests has found China and the US each hold 1.9% of the total water entitlement on offer in Australia.

Abu Dhabi provides $272m agtech incentives to create ‘vibrant ecosystem’

Abu Dhabi Investment Office will provide the funding via a mix of cash and non-cash incentives over the next three years.

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