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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.

Timber and agribusiness pushes MetLife ag lending to record 2018

Lowered feed costs have helped create the highest level of investor interest in livestock in a decade, says head of agricultural finance group Barry Bogseth.

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.

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.

ODI aims to guide developing market investors with Tenure Risk Tool

Anna Locke, head of the Overseas Development Institute’s program on agricultural development and policy, says investors too often take government guarantees that land is available for investment at face value.

Paine Schwartz adds former Cargill exec as operating director

Peter Hawthorn is a former vice-president of corporate strategy with the Minnesota-based agribusiness giant.

Grains VC fund aims to foster Australian agtech ecosystem

Sydney-based Artesian Venture Partners has launched its A$50m GrainInnovate VC fund with backing from the Grains Research and Development Corporation

GrainCorp sells Australian bulk liquid terminals for A$350m

Long-Term Asset Partner’s mysterious bid for 100% of GrainCorp faces a May 10 deadline after sale of liquid terminals to ANZ Terminals, owned by several infra fund managers.

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