Cooperation versus investor returns - the future of dairy farming in Australia

TitleCooperation versus investor returns - the future of dairy farming in Australia
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMazzarol, T
PublisherThe Conversation
KeywordsBega Cheese, Co-operatives, dairy farming, Murray Goulburn, NORCO, Saputo
Abstract

As member owned and focused enterprises, dairy co-operatives serve the interests of the small family farm businesses. Farm gate pricing is set at a fair rate designed to maintain the economic viability of both the co-operative and the farmer. Unlike investor owned firms that need to pay substantial returns to shareholders, the purpose of a co-operative is to improve the relative competitiveness of their members.

URLhttps://theconversation.com/cooperation-versus-investor-returns-the-future-of-dairy-farming-in-australia-20679