Agriculture

Elanco proposes divestments of some animal health products in Bayer acquisition

The ACCC is seeking views on a divestment undertaking offered by Elanco in relation to its proposed acquisition of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft’s animal health business.

The ACCC has preliminary competition concerns in relation to worming treatments commonly used for cats and dogs, as the acquisition would combine ownership of Elanco’s Milbemax and, Interceptor brands with Bayer’s Drontal, Profender and Droncit brands.

Similarly, the ACCC also identified preliminary concerns due to the consolidation in sheep lice products.

Farmers and processors need to know their dairy code rights and obligations

The ACCC is encouraging dairy farmers and milk processors to make sure they understand their rights and obligations under the Dairy Code as the publishing deadline approaches for milk supply agreements.

The mandatory industry code of conduct, which came into effect on 1 January 2020, requires most dairy processors to publish on their websites by 1 June standard form milk supply agreements to cover all the circumstances in which they intend to purchase milk in the coming financial year.

What the dairy code means for farmers - fact sheet

This fact sheet is intended to help farmers understand their rights and obligations under the Dairy Industry Code of Conduct.

ACCC concludes investigation into CBH’s Paddock Planner App

The ACCC has concluded its investigation into Cooperative Bulk Handling Ltd’s (CBH) promotion of its Paddock Planner App (PP App) which it had commenced after concerns were expressed by growers.

The PP App is an online estimates tool which collects data from growers about their paddocks, crops and expected yields. For the 2019-20 harvest, CBH offered growers a 50 cents per tonne discount off grain receival fees if they submitted their crop estimates through the PP App.  

Issues in agricultural machinery markets to be examined

Concerns about manufacturer warranties and the servicing and repair of agricultural machinery are the focus of an ACCC discussion paper released today, along with an online survey seeking farmers’ feedback about their experiences.

Agricultural machinery: After-sales markets identifies a number of initial concerns relating to competition and fair trading issues, which the ACCC is seeking more information about.

Purchasers survey

The ACCC is seeking further information from purchasers of agricultural machinery via a survey. The survey will be used to gather information regarding purchasers’ experiences with buying and repairing agricultural machinery, and to inform ACCC next steps.

Small business in focus - 1 July to 31 December 2019

This twice-yearly report provides a summary of ACCC activities in the small business, franchising and agriculture sectors.

Bulk grain ports monitoring report 2018-19

Report into the bulk grain port export activity for the shipping year 2018-19.