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18 September 2015
View news from Australia No Cow Comfort Threat from Large Dairies, Say Australians
AUSTRALIA – Increasing herd size does not necessarily imply stretched farms keeping unhappy cows but it does bring risk factors, according to a PhD study on Australian units....
18 August 2015
View news from Australia Farmer Rates Web-based Benchmarking Tool
AUSTRALIA – An online tool enabling farms to compare profit performance has been praised by a New South Wales farmer....
31 July 2015
View news from Australia China Signs Australian Health Protocol for Slaughter, Feeder Cattle
CHINA – Thriving live cattle exports from Australia to China are set for further expansion with a recent announcement on shipping cattle for finishing and butchering....
27 July 2015
View news from Australia Don’t Be the Last Cow Out of the Parlour
AUSTRALIA - Cows last into pasture from the milking parlour could be regularly eating “markedly” lower quality grass, says Australian research....
22 July 2015
View news from Australia New Cultures Tested by Australian Cheese Makers
AUSTRALIA - Australian cheese makers expect more opportunities for their business through a microbiological research project....
20 July 2015
View news from Australia New Bluetongue Virus Found in Australian Sentinel
AUSTRALIA - A case of bluetongue has been discovered in a sentinel herd of cattle in Australia....
06 July 2015
View news from Australia Australian Dairies Bucking Volatility Trend
AUSTRALIA - Money is being made in Australian dairy farming despite a rise in domestic production and international market volatility....
30 June 2015
View news from Australia How is Australia Developing Sustainable Dairy Production?
ANALYSIS - Consumers and the community want to know more about the products that agriculture and dairy farmers are producing....
04 June 2015
View news from Australia New Tool Helps Cut Cattle Transport Costs, Times
AUSTRALIA - Australian cattle farmers are now using a new tool to help the industry to be more efficient and to improve the welfare of livestock being transported....
02 June 2015
View news from Australia Large Herd Does Not Mean Worse Cow Welfare
AUSTRALIA – There is no evidence that larger herd size means compromised cow welfare, a study of Australian dairy farms has shown....
11 May 2015
View news from Australia Fonterra Suppliers to Set Top and Bottom Milk Price
AUSTRALIA – Fonterra Australia has offerede farmers chance to set monthly maximum and minimum prices for an agreed volume of milk solids. ...
05 May 2015
View news from Australia Robot Cow Herders Offer Opportunity for Milking Robots
AUSTRALIA - Moving cows with auto-herding techniques could maximise productivity in robotic systems, early Australian research indicates....
29 April 2015
View news from Australia New Bluetongue Strain Found in Australia
AUSTRALIA - A type of bluetongue not previously seen in Australia has been detected in tests....
28 April 2015
View news from Australia Drought-hit Aussies Finding Heifers Earn More than Steers
AUSTRALIA - Market analysis from during and after past Australian droughts shows that heifers out-perform steers in terms of prices in the months of recovery....
23 April 2015
View news from Australia Australian Farmers Want Trade Deal to Centre on Agriculture
AUSTRALIA – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) negotiations should be seeking “ambitious outcomes”, placing farming at the heart of an agreement, says a producer organisation....
16 April 2015
View news from Australia Tasmanian Seafood and Dairy Industries Well Set for Growth
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - A new report from Rabobank has found that Tasmania seafood and dairy sectors are well positioned for growth thanks to their strong and globally competitive production....
08 April 2015
View news from Australia New Markets Needed for Stranded Australian Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Thousands of cattle left stranded by the financial collapse of exporting company Carpenter International will be sold on soon, according to reports from ABC Rural News....
01 April 2015
View news from Australia Thousands of Cattle Stranded on Way to China
AUSTRALIA - Cattle export firm Carpenter International went into voluntary administration recently, leaving thousands of cattle stranded on the way to China, according to media reports....
23 March 2015
View news from Australia Australia's Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes bills about to be considered by the Senate which will strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering and spreading in Australia....
06 March 2015
View news from Australia Report Underlines Australian Decline in Dairy Cattle Testing
AUSTRALIA - Australia must centralise its herd data system soon or risk losing its position as a globally competitive dairy sector....
23 February 2015
View news from Australia Heat Wave Leads to Animal Care Warning
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are reminded to take special care of their stock over the next few days of high temperatures as animals suffer from the heat as well....
11 February 2015
View news from Australia Vets Descend on Tasmania to Discuss Sheep, Cattle Health
AUSTRALIA – Veterinarians are flocking to Tasmania this week to flesh out what the cattle and sheep industries need to improve health and productivity....
09 February 2015
View news from Australia Arla Foods Enters Joint Venture in Australia
AUSTRALIA - Dairy processing company Arla Foods has entered a joint venture with Australia’s largest cheese importer, F. Mayer Imports, as part of the company’s plans to increase its business in Australia fivefold....
06 February 2015
View news from Australia Revolutionary NIR Calibration Delivery Platform Now Available
AUSTRALIA - A new online platform, known as AusScan Online, is set to revolutionise feed ingredient near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations, thanks to a licensing agreement between the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity...
View news from Australia Australian Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
02 February 2015
View news from Australia Aspiring Milk Powder Exporter Eyes New Plant
AUSTRALIA – Camperdown Dairy International has moved plans forward to develop a new processing plant on an existing site....
29 January 2015
View news from Australia Legume Varieties Surpisingly Drought Tolerant
AUSTRALIA – Australian graziers could have new legume varieties to help get them through drier weather....
12 January 2015
View news from Australia Livestock at Risk from Adelaide Hills Bushfire Ash
AUSTRALIA - Ash fallout from the Adelaide Hills bushfires is posing a risk to livestock due to potential impacts on pasture and water sources....
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