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21 February 2013
View news from Australia Johne's Restrictions to be Lifted
AUSTRALIA - Movement restrictions will be removed from at least 20 Queensland cattle properties over the coming days, while another trace forward property has tested positive with bovine Johne's disease (BJD)....
19 February 2013
View news from Australia Farms to Fall Under Rural Water Programme
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) is calling for the expansion of the State Rural Water Program to include farm businesses connected to the Integrated Water Supply Scheme (IWSS)....
18 February 2013
View news from Australia Category D Assistance for Flood-affected Queensland Producers
AUSTRALIA - The Federal and State Governments have announced a boost in assistance to Queensland primary producers and businesses that suffered extreme damage as a result of ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald....
15 February 2013
View news from Australia Fertiliser Usage Comments Misplaced
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) believes calls from the Conservation Council of Western Australia to reduce the use of agricultural fertiliser are misplaced. ...
13 February 2013
View news from Australia NSW Farmers Urge Supermarkets to Think Twice About Price War
AUSTRALIA - New South Wales Farmers’ Association urged supermarkets to think twice about the effects ongoing price cutting is having on rural communities and families....
12 February 2013
View news from Australia United Dairy Farmers Targets Milk Price
AUSTRALIA - Milk pricing will be top of the agenda at this year’s United Dairyfarmers of Victoria’s conference on March 5-6. ...
08 February 2013
View news from Australia Proposed Biosecurity Laws Threaten Australian Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - NSW Farmers’ Association has joined forces with key agricultural and environmental organisations to highlight strong concerns with biosecurity legislation currently before the Federal Senate....
07 February 2013
View news from Australia Track and Monitor Pestivirus
AUSTRALIA - The Pestivirus 'wheel of misery' establishes where cost benefits sit in relation to Pestivirus management and is expected to be a great help to farmers. ...
06 February 2013
View news from Australia Livestock Rescues Still Underway In Bundaberg
AUSTRALIA - Torrential rain along eastern areas has disrupted travel, damaged buildings and killed some livestock displacing other animals miles from farm, according to ABC Rural. ...
05 February 2013
View news from Australia Flood Advice Issued After Month Of Extremes
AUSTRALIA – Eastern parts of the country have been battered with torrential January rain causing widespread flooding, concluding a month that also brought bush fires and record breaking high temperatures....
View news from Australia More Rural Investment Demanded for Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers), as part of its 2013 State Election Key Issues, wants to see increased investment into rural and regional community services....
04 February 2013
View news from Australia Joint Meeting Solution For Milk Price Issues
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) Dairy Section President, Phil Depiazzi, believes there is an urgent need for dairy farmers, milk processors and supermarket retailers, to meet so that true value can be extracted...
View news from Australia Trade Appointment Causes Live Export Concerns
AUSTRALIA - Appointing Kelvin Thomson as Trade Secretary will have a detrimental effect on Australia’s live export industry, Western Australian Farmers Federation has said. ...
29 January 2013
View news from Australia Fencing Help for Bushfire Victims
AUSTRALIA – A fencing fund has been launched this week by New South Wales Farmers (NSWF) to aid landowners hit by bushfires. ...
15 January 2013
View news from Australia National Dairy Update: Production Not Hampered by Hot Weather
AUSTRALIA - The recent heatwave is the focus of the fortnightly dairy update by Dairy Australia. ...
View news from Australia Land Clearing Change Vital for Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Farmers Federation (Inc.) (WAFarmers) wants reform to the State’s land clearing laws to allow farmers to better manage their land as part of a long term plan for the State’s agricultural industries....
14 January 2013
View news from Australia Dairy Markets Roundup: Outlook positive,Fonterra Shares Up
GLOBAL - Dairy product prices entered the New Year on a positive note, with the first Global DairyTrade (GDT) auction for the year (event 83) seeing a 2 per cent increase in the Trade-Weighted Index (TWI), write market analysts at Dairy Australia....
10 January 2013
View news from Australia Cattle Killed in New South Wales Fire
AUSTRALIA - Around 10,000 head of livestock have been killed in fires across 37 local government areas following an extremely warm period of weather. ...
View news from Australia Rapid Response Disease Team Strengthened
AUSTRALIA - The Department of Agriculture and Food is strengthening its capacity to respond to an emergency animal disease outbreak with the appointment of eight employees to the national Rapid Response Team (RRT)....
08 January 2013
View news from Australia Large Scale Dairying Only Beginning
AUSTRALIA - Cow herds of 600 are only the beginning of large scale dairying in the future, according to the Nuffield Farming Scholars. ...
31 December 2012
View news from Australia Animal Welfare Reforms to Cover 100 per cent of Australia's Livestock Trade
AUSTRALIA - The world’s most stringent live export regulations will apply to all exports of Australian livestock for slaughter from tomorrow....
28 December 2012
View news from Australia Welfare Group Criticises Queensland Graziers
AUSTRALIA - Animal rights group PETA have called for north Queensland farmers to be prosecuted if animals die of dehydration and starvation....
27 December 2012
View news from Australia Botulism Cases Confirmed Near Longreach
AUSTRALIA - Livestock producers are urged to check their cattle for signs of botulism following confirmed cases near Longreach, Winton and Aramac. ...
21 December 2012
View news from Australia Study Identifies the Drivers for Sustainable Land Management
AUSTRALIA - A new study by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) identifies financial and environmental concerns as the key drivers influencing the adoption of sustainable farming practices in Australia. ...
View news from Australia Livestock Farmers Advised Over Heat Precautions
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are being urged to ensure they take special care of their livestock during summer’s extreme heat, as statewide temperatures are forecast in many areas to rise to the low 40s (degrees centigrade) before Christmas....
View news from Australia Rural Confidence Lower - Rabobank
AUSTRALIA - A survey for the last quarter indicates Australian farming sentiment has deteriorated....
19 December 2012
View news from Australia Cattle Industry Management Committee Endorses BJD action
AUSTRALIA - Western Australia’s Cattle Industry Funding Scheme Management Committee has endorsed recommendations by the Department of Agriculture and Food to maintain the State’s bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) Free Zone status....
View news from Australia Farm Exports, Earnings Up in 2012
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has welcomed the annual update of Australia’s agricultural statistics that shows earning and farm exports are up in 2012....
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