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We’ve taken home an impressive 47 gongs at the Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) Australian Dairy Product Awards.
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On 16 December 2014, the Stanhope Fire Brigade were
first on the scene when a fire destroyed the primary cheese plant at our
Stanhope factory in northern Victoria, spending hours battling the blaze.
sector in Australia has been one of the hardest Australian industries hit
during COVID-19, with restaurants, pubs, and cafes in some states forced to close
to patrons and swiftly adapt to rising demand for takeaway and home delivery.
taken home an impressive 47 gongs at the Dairy Industry Association of
Australia (DIAA) Australian Dairy Product Awards.
In 1970, the Beatles split, flared jeans were in, and Adrian Wells rocked up to site for his first day on the job.
surprise that consumers are increasingly worried about immunity.
In a step towards a potential solution to dairy farm emissions, we’ve partnered with Sea Forest to see if using seaweed in cows’ feed can reduce greenhouse gasses.
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While working from home has eliminated our commute and
enabled us to spend more time with our families, for many of us it has been
less than ideal for our waistlines.
the coronavirus pandemic hit, we rapidly responded to keep our people safe, our
milk collections going and our products on supermarket shelves
Right now, our
people and our farmers are working hard to keep milk flowing and factories
running to make sure dairy foods are making it to supermarket shelves – they’re
doing their bit for Australia during COVID-19.
ProviCo Australia buys Fonterra’s Dennington site
Recent torrential rains may have dampened many of Australia’s
bushfires, but not before the efforts of some of our Aussie people and farmers volunteered
with their local emergency services organisations to help. Meet a few of them
in the universe, stars are born every day. But, closer to home in Cobden,
Western Victoria, a star is born every second – Australia’s favourite butter,
When it’s perfectly edible and nutritious but can’t be sold, that’s where Foodbank Australia steps in. Over 11 years, we’ve donated 2.5 million kilos of dairy food to help put food on the table of those who need it most. Watch to find out just what kind of difference it can make.
The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund has supported nearly 400 initiatives since 2011, including the Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club, who received funding for vital emergency equipment
The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund has supported nearly 400 initiatives since 2011, including the Friends of Mount Worth State Park in Gippsland, who work with Park Rangers and hold regular working bees to keep walking tracks clear through the giant forest and fern gullies.
Two and a half years ago, a fire destroyed our Stanhope cheese plant in Northern Victoria. Today, we celebrate its rise from the ashes made possible by our people, 7,500 tonnes of concrete and over 330,000 man hours.
Western Star Butter television commercial.
We welcomed our 500 staff, farmers and local community to celebrate the Stanhope Community Open Day. Many even got the chance to take a sneak peek inside the new cheese plant!
Perfect Italiano television commercial.
Stanhope’s new state-of-the-art cheese plant is a step closer to making cheese after the first milk flowed through the lines.
As our new cheese plant in Stanhope gets closer to coming on line, energy levels are high as the team prepares to make mozzarella there for the first time.
If you have ever wondered what’s involved in building a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art cheese-making facility, we’re really pleased to share the next stage of the Stanhope story with you.
As the countdown begins to its commissioning in mid-2017, Fonterra Australia is celebrating the community that is helping to make it happen.
We’re on the home stretch to commissioning the Stanhope cheese plant, with excitement building ahead of the first product rolling off the line in mid-2017.
Australia’s favourite butter, Western Star has turned 90! We want to say thank you to generations of Australians for making 90 years possible.
At Fonterra, we believe in supporting the culinary leaders of tomorrow. Our Proud to be a Chef program helps create tomorrow’s culinary leaders through the recognition, professional development and ongoing support of today’s apprentices.
We’re proud to be giving a helping hand to organisations that help create connected communities.