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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. ...
View news from Australia Milk Production Falls In Every Territory for July and August
AUSTRALIA – Milk production figures from each dairy producing territory are down for the first two months of the 2013/14 season, meaning a 4.7 per cent contraction in national milk production....
15 October 2013
View news from Australia Learn About Genomics at Dairy Discovery Day
AUSTRALIA - Dairy farmers and industry people who are interested in learning more about breeding cows in the genomics era are invited to an Australian Breeding Value (ABV) Discovery Day to be held in Melbourne on 30 October 2013....
08 October 2013
View news from Australia Arguing About Prices Will Not Help The Dairy Sector
AUSTRALIA – Arguing about prices will not help industry leaders move dairying forward, a farm group has warned as part of its vision for the future....
03 October 2013
View news from Australia Coalition Targets Improving Indonesian Relations and Biosecurity
AUSTRALIA – The Coalition government’s agricultural policy has expressed intentions to help the cattle industry through increasing biosecurity and resolving the live exports issue with Indonesia....
23 September 2013
View news from Australia Government Under Fire After Farmers Learn of Cost of Selling Milk
AUSTRALIA – Dairymen have expressed discontent after learning that import tariffs to Asian governments totalled A$204 million last year....
19 September 2013
View news from Australia Farmer of the Year Focuses on Animal Health
AUSTRALIA – Simple cost cutting has seen one Tasmanian dairy farmer receive Dairy Farmer of the Year award for the second time....
View news from Australia Australia Expects Record Value of Farm Production
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s gross value of farm production is expected to achieve a record of $49 billion in 2013-14, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)....
16 September 2013
View news from Australia Moving Cattle Without a Permit is a Costly Mistake
AUSTRALIA - Biosecurity Queensland officer Craig Thomasson said in July of this year, 20 head of stock were transported from North Queensland to the Roma saleyards, but had no movement certificate....
09 September 2013
View news from Australia National Award for Advancing Sustainable Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - A national project led by a South Australian researcher that is helping boost farm productivity and natural resource management has won a prestigious 2013 Eureka Prize in Sustainable Agriculture....
06 September 2013
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)....
03 September 2013
View news from Australia Senate Sounds Call for Greater Scrutiny on GrainCorp Takeover
AUSTRALIA – The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs Committee has recommended that greater scrutiny is needed on the proposed takeover of GrainCorp by an Australian subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)....
28 August 2013
View news from Australia Last Chance for Submissions to Reduce ‘Red Tape’ in Livestock Sector
AUSTRALIA - This week is a final chance for people to have a say about reducing 'red tape' for the livestock sector....
View news from Australia 'Disappointing Year' Sees Warrambool Processor Profits Halve
AUSTRALIA – Profits of the Warrambool Cheese and Butter Factory have halved on the 2012 financial year figures in what has been a ‘difficult’ and ‘disappointing’ year....
26 August 2013
View news from Australia Livestock Forum Set to Go Social
AUSTRALIA - In continuing to engage more closely with producers, the Victorian Farmers Federation’s Livestock Group will kick off a series of open forums – beginning in Hamilton this September. ...
08 August 2013
View news from Australia Dairy Exports Up in Tonnage But Down in Value
AUSTRALIA – Year to date June dairy exports grew in volume but were worth less to the economy, Dairy Australia’s export summary has said....
07 August 2013
View news from Australia Livestock Waste Powers Queensland Farm
AUSTRALIA - A Queensland bioenergy company has secured a multimillion-dollar contract to deliver the largest renewable power generation plant of its kind in the country....
05 August 2013
View news from Australia New Role to Strengthen Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA – A new government role within animal welfare assurance, created to secure treatment standards for live exports has caused disharmony among producers....
25 July 2013
View news from Australia Flooded Farmers Have More Time to Apply for Assistance
AUSTRALIA - This extension on flood relief applies to Category C and D assistance under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA)....
19 July 2013
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)....
17 July 2013
View news from Australia Play Your Part in Reducing ‘Red Tape’ for Livestock Industries
AUSTRALIA - People connected with South Australia’s livestock industries are being urged to have their say on a plan to reduce ‘red tape’ in the livestock sector....
09 July 2013
View news from Australia Help Requested For Farmers Coping With Drought
AUSTRALIA - The President of the Victoria Farmers Federation has urged the Agriculture Minister, Peter Walsh to help farmers with forage shortages in the south west....
04 July 2013
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Producers Build Asian Export Success
AUSTRALIA - Over the last 13 years, the Mulcahy brothers have transformed their northern Victorian dairy farming enterprise into an Asian export success story....
03 July 2013
View news from Australia Australia on Cusp of Agriculture Career Boom
AUSTRALIA - The changing landscape of Australian agriculture is creating a raft of opportunities across the sector, according to NAB’s General Manager of Agribusiness, Khan Horne....
02 July 2013
View news from Australia Study Looks At Role of Women in Livestock Technology
AUSTRALIA - A James Cook University student is studying how women are playing a critical role in developing technological innovations in managing livestock....
19 June 2013
View news from Australia Breeding Cows For AMS
AUSTRALIA – As Automatic Milking Systems are considered by more and more farmers, the issue of teat placement and robot friendly udders continues to raise concerns about herd culling percentages....
View news from Australia Extra Australian Agricultural Voices Deployed Across Globe
AUSTRALIA - Australian food producers and exporters will benefit from new strong Australian voices to be deployed to Vietnam, Malaysia and China, with extra agricultural specialists being sent to gain more market access....
11 June 2013
View news from Australia New Livestock Transport Rules Promoted
A communications package has been developed to assist the livestock industry to understand the National livestock transport rules that will become mandatory in Western Australia later this year. ...
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