Dairy farms emerge as quality alternative investments – but there is a catch

20 May 2024

Australia has some of the best dairy farmlands in the world, while strong supply and demand fundamentals are driving income returns and capital growth. Investors know property is well established as an alternative investment, but they may not appreciate the combination of capital gain and income which can be derived from a quality Australian dairy […]


Dairy fund on track for 12pc return after buying Tassie farm

27 March 2024

Melbourne-based fund manager Prime Value has snapped up another big Tasmanian dairy farm from struggling Chinese-backed operator Van Dairy Group, and it’s billionaire owner Xianfeng Lu. The fund manager’s dairy arm, Prime Dairy, has agreed to pay about $15 million for a 700ha farm at Woolnorth in northwest Tasmania – the final asset in the […]


Why a unique dairy opportunity is hard to ignore for investors keen on alternative assets

21 February 2024

Australia’s dairy industry is catching the eye of investors who favour alternative assets with highly supportive supply/demand fundamentals and the potential to capture income and capital growth. This is the view of Elizabeth Blackhurst and James Everist, Directors of the Prime Value Dairy Trusts. Blackhurst and Everist say the Australian dairy industry’s supply and demand fundamentals […]


Prime Value Dairy Trusts

11 October 2023

Providing investors with the opportunity to invest in Australian agricultural production, farmland and water resources with strong distribution and capital growth potential.    


Time for a dairy switch

26 July 2023

A generational shift is required for Australia’s dairy industry to keep supplying a growing population, writes Kirsti Keightley. Soaring post-Covid population growth is bringing huge opportunity and challenges to Australia’s dairy industry, as the potential for demand to eventually outstrip dairy supply in future becomes a real possibility. While this seemed unthinkable just a few […]


Improvements underway at North West Tasmanian dairy farms – Prime Value Dairy Trust Update

1 November 2021

Just six months on from Prime Value’s acquisition of 11 dairy farms in North West Tasmania, there have been significant works undertaken to improve the environmental management, animal welfare and productivity on these farms. Elizabeth Blackhurst, Portfolio Manager for the Prime Value Dairy Trust, said: “We saw this acquisition as a significant turnaround opportunity as […]


Prime Value adds Tassie dairy farms to agri fund

31 May 2021

Melbourne-based fund manager Prime Value has promised to turn around 11 Tasmanian dairy farms acquired for $62.5 million from struggling Chinese-owned Van Dairy Group, Australia’s biggest dairy farmer. The acquisition, which includes 5000 cows, accounts for 2200 hectares of the 19,000 hectares of dairy farms at Circular Head in north-west Tasmania owned by Chinese billionaire […]


Prime Value’s Woolnorth environmental, animal welfare focus

31 May 2021

An investment company which bought dairy farms from the embattled owner of Woolnorth says it will focus on environmental and social responsibilities and animal welfare. “We have been in dialogue with the Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority, EPA Tasmania and Circular Head Council and we look forward to working with them, the community and local businesses […]


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