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12 June 2014
View news from Australia Diagnostic Tool Represents Bovine Theileriosis Breakthrough
AUSTRALIA – An Australian scientist has found a way of diagnosing and monitoring Bovine Theileriosis (BT)....
11 June 2014
View news from Australia Dairy Benefits Outstrip the Bad, Say Australians
AUSTRALIA – Dairy food health benefits outweigh the health problems, according to the latest news from Australia....
02 June 2014
View news from Australia Global Significance for Tasmanian Pasture Experiment
AUSTRALIA - The results of a 12-year experiment by University of Tasmania School of Biological Science researcher Associate Professor Mark Hovenden could lead to major changes in the way farmers irrigate and fertilise the land – especially if they want...
30 May 2014
View news from Australia Use your Brains: Show Australia is Free of ‘Mad Cow’ Disease
AUSTRALIA - Biosecurity SA is calling on cattle and sheep producers to ‘use their brains’ to demonstrate Australia remains free of TSE (transmissible spongiform encephalopathy) otherwise referred to as ‘Mad Cow disease’ or Scrapie in sheep....
05 May 2014
View news from Australia Australian Authorities Clamp Down on Welfare Breaches in Live Exports
AUSTRALIA - Investigations in to live exports of cattle and sheep from Australia have found a series of breaches of the welfare recommendations and control measures once the animals had landed in the importing countries....
04 April 2014
View news from Australia Fonterra Milk Selected for Australian Local Partnership
AUSTRALIA – Dairying in Victoria could be given a sure footing by a ten year milk partnership between Fonterra and Woolworths, farmers are being told....
11 March 2014
View news from Australia MLA: 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)....
View news from Australia New CSIRO Report Highlights Costs of Livestock Transport
AUSTRLIA - AGFORCE has welcomed the launch of a suite of innovative new tools jointly developed by the CSIRO and various state governments to analyse cost savings associated with beef industry transport and logistics in Northern Australia....
07 March 2014
View news from Australia Value Put on FMD Biosecurity at Australian Outlook Conference
AUSTRALIA - Financial losses resulting from an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) could amount to between A$3,000 and A$11,000 per farm and year, according to a new study from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences...
06 March 2014
View news from Australia Australia to Play Its Part in Alleviating Global Food Crisis
AUSTRALIA - Constant change in global demographics is creating a radically different landscape of world agriculture, delegates at ABARES Outlook 2014 heard yesterday, 5 March....
05 March 2014
View news from Australia Drought Down Under: What is the Cost?
AUSTRALIA – Drought has held Australia’s broadacre production back 11 per cent this millennium, according to a new Australian government report....
11 February 2014
View news from Australia Agriculture Takes Centre Stage at Upcoming Australian Conference
AUSTRALIA - Final preparations are underway for ABARES Outlook 2014, Australia’s premier agricultural conference, which will be held in Canberra on 4 and 5 March this year....
07 February 2014
View news from Australia MLA: Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - This report is a collection of weekly cattle price summaries from each Australian territory by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
06 February 2014
View news from Australia Farmers Battling Through Extreme Conditions
AUSTRALIA - Farmers living in the Central Tablelands and New England areas of New South Wales have been preparing and actively making decisions to manage drought for more than 12 months, NSW Farmers Association said....
24 January 2014
View news from Australia Livestock Handling Reports Tighten Up Exports
AUSTRALIA – Six reports into animal handling have been released by the Department of Agriculture concluding that allegations of improper animal handling were founded in live cattle exports from Australia. ...
21 January 2014
View news from Australia Applications Open for Concessional Farm Loans
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian primary industries’ businesses can now apply for concessional loans through the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme (WA)....
03 January 2014
View news from Australia Body Condition Scoring Made Easy with New App
AUSTRALIA - Dairy Australia has released a new smart phone app to help body condition score cows more effectively. ...
02 January 2014
View news from Australia Livestock Owners Urged to Prepare for Heat
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are being urged to ensure they take special care of their livestock during the next few days as severe to extreme temperatures are forecast across most of the state....
30 December 2013
View news from Australia Australian White Paper to Boost Productivity
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is developing a White Paper to boost agriculture’s productivity and profitability....
11 December 2013
View news from Australia Australian Forecasts for Beef, Veal, Dairy Products High
AUSTRALIA - Australian farm exports are forecast to be around $38 billion in 2013–14, with higher forecasts for beef and veal, wine, and dairy products, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)....
06 December 2013
View news from Australia Victoria Government Pushes for Alpine Grazing Return
AUSTRALIA – An application to reintroduce alpine cattle grazing after a seven year ban has been submitted by the Victorian government....
28 November 2013
View news from Australia Territory Government Announces Drought Support
AUSTRALIA – Drought support, worth A$7.6 million, has been welcomed by New South Wales Farmers President Fiona Simpson, after 18 months of 'extremely dry' conditions....
View news from Australia Saputo Closer to Warrnambool Takeover
AUSTRALIA – Dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has approved of a simplified takeover from Saputo....
27 November 2013
View news from Australia Queensland Drought Intensifies
AUSTRALIA - Over 65 per cent of the state of Queensland has been officially drought declared, writes Gemma Hyland. ...
11 November 2013
View news from Australia Struggle for Warrambool Cheese Needs Farmer Debate
AUSTRALIA – A producer group has called on members to air views on the possible Saputo takeover of Warrambool Cheese and Butter (WCB). ...
06 November 2013
View news from Australia More Money Going into Australia's Dairy Future
AUSTRALIA – Research and Development funding increase over 2012/13 to A$58.2 million, levy board Dairy Australia has announced....
23 October 2013
View news from Australia Australian Farmers Welcome New Shadow Ministry
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the appointment of the new Shadow Ministry, led by Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten, and Deputy Leader, Tanya Plibersek....
16 October 2013
View news from Australia Drought Scheme Adds A$10,000 To Counter Queensland Plight
AUSTRALIA - Drought-stricken farmers in Queensland will receive state support of up to A$30,000 through a state-wide drought scheme. ...
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