The Australian, Updated 5 Dec 2014.
Qantas freight and partner Peloris Global Sourcing have combined to milk a unique opportunity in China they believe will improve with the introduction of the free-trade agreement with Australia.
The partners worked for two years to develop a streamlined way of getting fresh milk into China quickly enough to give it a shelf life that would allow it to be sold in supermarkets.
ABC NEWS, Updated 19 Jun 2014, 12:04am
Australian farm fresh milk has hit Chinese supermarket shelves, signalling the beginning of a new frontier for dairy producers.
Fresh milk can now travel from Australia to supermarkets in China in just seven days.
Until recently this would have been impossible - the milk would have exceeded its shelf life by the time it travelled from Australia and cleared Chinese customs and quarantine.
DAILY MAIL, UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 23 May 2014
Fresh Australian milk has hit the shelves in Chinese supermarkets for the first time since a trade deal was struck by farmers to speed up the process of quarantine.
With milk selling at up to $9 a litre in China it is set to provide a lucrative new source of income for dairy farmers in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, who have suffered in recent times due to drought and Australian supermarket 'milk wars'.
SOUTHERN WEEKLY, Updated June 16, 2014, 6:29 a.m
The Lismore based Norco Co-operative Ltd (Norco)’s now has a fresh milk supply agreement with China.
Under the agreement, Norco and its partners - Peloris Global Sourcing Pty Ltd (PGS) and Dairy Connect NSW - have developed a state-of-the-art commercially viable cold chain pipeline to bring fresh Australian pasteurised milk to the Chinese market.