This Brisbane home is also a boutique cheese factory

first_imgThe specialty goat cheese is available at markets across south east Queensland.“Now, nearly five years later we have 44 goats,” she said.They installed the necessary infrastructure for cheese making and milking and built a loyal customer base around south east Queensland with their well-received Frolicking Goat branded goats cheese.With their cheese winning awards and orders growing, she said they would need to move to a larger property outside of Brisbane to keep their business growing. “I can’t have silos for grain so it is very expensive for us to be in Brisbane,” she said. The specialty goat cheese has won several industry awards.Owners Lyndall Josey said she and her husband Peter Schwenke just wanted a relaxing Brisbane home they bought the property at 200 Kloske Road in Burbank 16 years ago.But when her husband wanted a career change from IT, he decided to learn the art of making goat cheese.“He had no farming background whatsoever,” Ms Josey said. After he learned the basics of making goat cheese, they bought one goat so they would have a steady supply of milk.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago SAY CHEESE: The owners transformed the acreage property into a small goat farm.CHEESE lovers, this house could be for you.An acreage home in Brisbane’s south east comes with one unique addition that is a real rarity in capital city property.With the entire infrastructure for goat farming and milking installed on the property, a new owner could be making their own goats cheese in no time. The goats do not come with the property.Although the goats were not for sale, the goat shed, milking area and hay shed was staying with the home.“It would suit any form of livestock,” she said. As well as the farming facilities, the 1.99 hectare property has a five-bedroom home with solar power and a backyard pool. Acreage with a difference.The property will be auctioned by Ray White Springwood on Friday, May 11 at 10am.last_img read more

PGGM’s consolidator vehicle targets closure by year-end

first_imgVolo client Jan Huysman Wz caters for former workers of cocoa producer ADMVan der Tas said Volo would not push to hit the deadline at any cost. “Duty of care is more important than speed, as we have agreed with our clients,” he said. “Which is possible, because Volo has a contract with PGGM until 1 January 2023.”The contracts of Ortec and Jan Huysman Wz with Volo also run until 2023. Both funds joined the APF at the start of last year.The individual schemes’ assets were ring-fenced so it was not necessary for both to go to the same APF, Van der Tas said, adding: “We [will] look at what is most suitable.”Volo is one of six Dutch APFs established in 2016, after this vehicle became legally possible. Once Volo is liquidated, however, just four will remain.Delta Lloyd’s APF also decided to terminate in October 2018 and handed over all its clients earlier this year to the Centraal Beheer APF. According to the latest figures, Volo APF manages €325m in assets.Food wholesaler eyes APF for €356m schemeThe pension fund of Dutch food wholesaler Sligro is likely to merge into an APF, it has announced. The move marks a reversal of a decision made in 2016 by the Sligro pension fund and employer to keep the scheme independent.A working group consisting of all decision-making parties – the board of directors, the pension fund’s board of trustees, the works council and the accountability body – expressed a preference for entering its own ring-fenced section within an APF, the Sligro scheme said on its website.A formal decision was likely to be taken in fourth quarter of 2019, according to the online statement, which in turn would lead to liquidation of the €356m pension fund during 2020.The Sligro scheme cited regulatory pressures and the availability of trustees as the main reasons for its reconsideration.Current fund chairman and Sligro CFO Rob van der Sluijs said he could not provide any further comment besides the information on the scheme’s website.The Sligro is responsible for the pensions of more than 10,000 members, of which 4,400 are active members. The fund had a funding level of 110% at the end of April. Volo APF, the Dutch general pension fund established by PGGM, is in advanced talks with other general funds for transferal of all its pension rights and members, according to chair of the board Johan van der Tas.Volo was set up by PGGM in 2016 as a consolidator vehicle of small Dutch pension schemes, but now plans to liquidate once the pension arrangements of its two clients have transferred out to a new provider. It aims to complete the transfer by 1 January 2020.The reason for Volo’s intended liquidation is that PGGM – Volo’s founder, asset manager and provider – has decided that the APF no longer fits into its strategy, as announced in October last year.The APF formally declared that it no longer had a future in December, Van der Tas said. Following this, a search to house all current clients started, which led to the decision that another APF would be the best solution. According to Van der Tas – who succeeded Erik Goris as chairman on 1 May – Volo was in advanced talks with other APFs in close consultation with its two clients, consultancy firm Ortec and Jan Huysman Wz, the closed fund for former employees of cocoa processor ADM.The APF has a responsibility for all accrued rights, but Ortec as an employer is responsible for new accruals. According to Van der Tas, the intention is to keep the existing and the new pension rights in one place. Jan Huysman Wz is a closed pension fund with the employer no longer being involved; in this case consultations will be held with the stakeholder body.last_img read more