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11 June 2013
View news from Australia Murray Goulburn Helps Rebuild Dairy Farmer Confidence
AUSTRALIA’S largest farmer co-operative has stepped up to re-build confidence in the dairy industry by announcing a record opening milk price. ...
31 May 2013
View news from Australia Victoria Farmer Demand Consessional Loans as Winter Follows Drought
AUSTRALIA – Farmers are calling for urgent delivery of AUS$420 million in concessional loans as fodder shortages arise with the arrival of winter....
29 May 2013
View news from Australia National Hay Report Shows Growing Concern
AUSTRALIA - As the temperatures cool off and pasture growth is becoming restricted concern over fodder supply for winter is increasing. In most of the key dairy regions across the country fodder is becoming very difficult to source of any type and quality,...
24 May 2013
View news from Australia Bat-borne Lyssavirus Found On Queensland Farm
AUSTRALIA - Queensland’s biosecurity response is likely to be the model for the whole of the country, following a lyssavirus outbreak in horses....
View news from Australia Sustainable Land Management Legislation Given Farmer Approval
AUSTRALIA - Land managers and farmers have praised the Queensland Parliament for passing a new law that will support sustainable food production....
View news from Australia Milk Output Plummets 10 per cent in March
AUSTRALIA - Milk production across the country is down 9.6 per cent, Dairy Australia has announced. ...
21 May 2013
View news from Australia Dairy Australia Fortnightly Update
AUSTRALIA - Milk production is expected to reach 9.35bn litres in 2012/13—down 1.4 per cent on 2011/12 output of 9.48bn litres, according Dairy Australia in their recent outlook report. ...
17 May 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)....
16 May 2013
View news from Australia Drought-Hit Farmers Given National Parks Lifeline
AUSTRALIA - Proposed changes to legislation allowing temporary grazing on selected properties and National Parks until the end of the year may save the lives of more than 25,000 cattle affected by severe drought in the western reaches of the state....
10 May 2013
View news from Australia Income From Dairy Falls Despite Exports Rise
AUSTRALIA – Values of dairy exports from June to March fell slightly, despite a shipments rise, according to Dairy Australia’s Export Summary....
09 May 2013
View news from Australia Queenslanders Call on Policy Makers to Ring the Changes
AUSTRALIA – Currency, drought, shipping welfare and demand problems are simultaneously providing huge pressure on Queensland farmers, which has led to calls for a more ‘flexible policy’ to secure rural businesses....
08 May 2013
View news from Australia Contented Cows Can Eat Weeds
AUSTRALIA – Cattle can be encouraged to experiment with their diet and even eat weeds, animal behaviour experts say....
07 May 2013
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Update: Burra Announces Increases
AUSTRALIA - Burra announced its fourth step-up of the season: $0.06/kg fat and $0.15/kg protein, taking the Gippsland-based company’s ‘weighted average available price’ up to $5.15/kg milk solids, say Dairy Australia....
03 May 2013
View news from Australia Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - This report is a collection of weekly cattle price summaries from each Australian territory by the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)....
View news from Australia Commission Predicts No Break From Drought
AUSTRALIA - Dry weather is set to continue meaning farmers will have to tighten their belts, a new report says....
12 April 2013
View news from Australia Spreading the Carbon Farming Facts
AUSTRALIA - Grants have been announced that will spread essential information on the Carbon Farming Initiative to farmers and land managers across the country....
08 April 2013
View news from Australia Sustainability Push Offers Land Owners Money Making Opportunities
AUSTRALIA – Farmers have the opportunity to reduce carbon emissions and develop a second income stream by capitalising on government funding projects....
02 April 2013
View news from Australia Woolworths Set to Be Given Milk Buying Go-ahead
AUSTRALIA – Direct milk buying between Woolworths and farmers is likely to be given the go ahead following approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer (ACC) Watchdog....
25 March 2013
View news from Australia Dairy Australia Fortnightly Update
GLOBAL - A roundup up of the main dairy processing and trading news is provided by Dairy Australia in their fortnightly update....
View news from Australia Tagging Study Shows Weakness in Sytem
AUSTRALIA – Studies have highlighted the inefficacy of radio-frequency identification tagging for cattle....
20 March 2013
View news from Australia Anthrax Kills Cattle Near Moree
AUSTRALIA - An outbreak of anthrax near Moree, in north-west NSW, has killed a total of 37 cattle on two properties, prompting a Department of Primary Industries investigation....
18 March 2013
View news from Australia Bovine Theileriosis Innovator Rewarded
AUSTRALIA - It might not be long before farmers are able to more easily diagnose and act to protect their herds against bovine theileriosis – a disease similar to malaria in humans – thanks to the research of Dr Abdul Jabbar....
View news from Australia Flood Recoveries Given Boost
AUSTRALIA - An experienced flood recovery facilitator has been working with northern NSW dairy farmers to help re-establish their businesses....
12 March 2013
View news from Australia Dairy Australia Fortnightly Update
GLOBAL/AUSTRALIA - In their fortnightly update, Dairy Australia discusses the drought impacts in New Zealand, Fonterra's milk price of NZ$5.50/kg MS and Murray Goulburn's new range of initiatives....
06 March 2013
View news from Australia Australia's Total, Export Earnings Forecast to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The latest forecasts from ABARES indicate rising output in both the crop and livestock sectors in 2013-2014. Exports earnings are expected to rise for a number of products including barley and beef and to fall for canola, wheat, rice, sorghum,...
25 February 2013
View news from Australia First 'Hand Cloned' Calf Born
AUSTRALIA – A calf has been born from a process dubbed as ‘handmade cloning’ in a global first for farming....
View news from Australia Dietary Guidelines Opt for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND – New dietary guidelines recommending milk as a nutritional food have been welcomed by farmers....
21 February 2013
View news from Australia Incentive to Add Native Plants to Grazing Mix
AUSTRALIA - Native Australian shrubs give mixed farms an economic and environmental advantage and now there is financial support to establish perennial plants to demonstrate these advantages in South Australia’s Upper South East....
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