TAKE A LOOK-Australia's Warrnambool at centre of global dairy battle

Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:05pm EST
 
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The battle for control of Australia's oldest diary company, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd, has attracted interest from Canadian, New Zealand and Japanese heavyweights, as well as bids from local rivals.

The prize is one of the few available exporters of traditional dairy and high-tech milk extracts, set to benefit from surging demand from Asia as incomes rise and diets change. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LATEST > Saputo sweetens bid for control of Australia's Warrnambool

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