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11 September 2012
View news from Australia Retailers Making Australian Producers Uncompetitive
AUSTRALIA - The release of Choice’s “Australia first” report into the major supermarkets has renewed calls from the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) for governments to recognise the impact of the regulatory and business cost burden on farmers....
10 September 2012
View news from Australia EMAI Biosecurity Centre Attracts Industry Recognition
AUSTRALIA - The recent laboratory construction at New South Wales (NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) biosecurity facilities at Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI) has been recognised with three awards in the Australian Institute...
View news from Australia Dairy Industry on Front Foot with Lameness
AUSTRALIA - Solutions and control strategies to help dairy farmers prevent lameness affecting their cows and hip pocket are now available online. ...
06 September 2012
View news from Australia Livestock Export Reform Roll out on Schedule
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government’s exporter supply chain assurance system was extended to the second tranche of Australian livestock export markets from 1 September. ...
05 September 2012
View news from Australia NSW Dairy Farmer Wins Inaugural Bob Hawke Landcare Award
AUSTRALIA - Lynne Strong, a dairy farmer from Jamberoo, NSW, was last night announced as the winner of the inaugural Bob Hawke Landcare Award, at a gala awards dinner held as part of the 2012 National Landcare Conference in Sydney....
04 September 2012
View news from Australia MLA to Map Anthrax Outbreaks
AUSTRALIA - A new Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) research project will aim to map Anthrax outbreaks and identify ways of controlling and reducing the impacts of this unpredictable disease. ...
28 August 2012
View news from Australia 2012 Dairy Farmers of the Year Finalists
US - After an extensive judging process to narrow down a list of some of Australia’s most inspirational and innovative dairy farmers, two Queenslanders and one Tasmanian are in the running for the title of 2012 Dairy Farmer of the Year. ...
24 August 2012
View news from Australia FMD: Measures to Protect the Economy
AUSTRALIA - Government officials, livestock leaders, scientists and peak industry stakeholders met in Sydney yesterday to review the nation’s preparedness and response capacity for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
20 August 2012
View news from Australia Brewer's Grain Reduces Methane Emissions in Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Australian beer drinkers are helping cattle producers reduce methane produced by cows and they don’t even know it....
16 August 2012
View news from Australia Dairy Farmers Vote for Restructure
AUSTRALIA - State farmer groups have backed the restructure of Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF), voting in a new constitution for the national organisation....
15 August 2012
View news from Australia Aussie Farmers Push for Drought Aid
AUSTRALIA - With the threat of a return to dry El Niño conditions currently being predicted for the eastern half of Australia, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) and its members continue to push for drought policy reform....
View news from Australia Dairy Profits Dip, Producers Prepare for Tight Season
AUSTRALIA - Mixed seasonal conditions and increasing costs have seen Victorian dairy farmers post lower returns in 2011/12 with average earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) dipping more than A$60,000 compared to the previous year, according to an annual...
14 August 2012
View news from Australia Crash Test Cows Hopes to Reduce Injuries
AUSTRALIA - A new type of cattle gate aimed at preventing farmer death and injury has completed rigorous testing and development by the CSIRO. SaferGate, designed by farmer and inventor Edward Evans, has been put to the test by a CSIRO-developed ‘crash...
08 August 2012
View news from Australia A$200 million Investment in Dairy Processing Plant
AUSTRALIA - Murray Goulburn Co-operative (MG) plans to invest approximately A$200 million over the next three years in leading-edge dairy food manufacturing facilities for UHT milk, butter/spreads and cheese....
06 August 2012
View news from Australia Aussie Milk Price Still not Sustainable for Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Despite announcing it would maintain its milk price, the head of the Norco Milk Co-operative admits the price isn't sustainable for its 180 suppliers....
View news from Australia Efficient Use of Nitrogen Increases Profits
AUSTRALIA - Dairy and beef producers who attended the Department of Agriculture and Food’s Profitable Nitrogen Workshops are confident they can increase their profitability by using nitrogen fertiliser more efficiently....
03 August 2012
View news from Australia Industry, Government Discuss FMD Risk
AUSTRALIA - The Sheepmeat Council says an Australian outbreak of foot and mouth disease is inevitable and it wants producers to be vigilant....
View news from Australia Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - This report is a collection of weekly cattle price summaries from each Australian state by the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)....
02 August 2012
View news from Australia Norco Maintains its Milk Prices
AUSTRALIA - About 160 dairy farmers in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales have had some good news about prices....
01 August 2012
View news from Australia Dairy Farmers Furious Over Lion Milk Price Cuts
AUSTRALIA - Many dairy farmers are reeling as they calculate a near halving of their income from milk, through the processor Lion....
27 July 2012
View news from Australia Feed Grain Prices Surge Throughout July
AUSTRALIA - Australian feed grain prices increased dramatically in July, underpinned by developments in international markets, reports Meat and Livestock Australia....
View news from Australia Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - This report is a collection of weekly cattle price summaries from each Australian state by the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)....
25 July 2012
View news from Australia Government to Review Livestock Export Standards
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is set to review the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock and the role and function of the Livestock Export Standards Advisory Group....
24 July 2012
View news from Australia Aussie Government Supports Research and Innovation
AUSTRALIA - The Gillard Government has announced significant improvements to rural research, development and extension which will see greater collaboration on research, efforts to increase investment, and a drive to improve the adoption of innovation...
View news from Australia Ponding to Improve Unproductive Pasture
AUSTRALIA - A soil conservation technique, not used for some time, has been reintroduced with success in the Top End. There is growing interest in the use of waterponding to revitalise areas of unproductive pastoral land in West Australia’s east Kimberley...
23 July 2012
View news from Australia Live Cattle Exporters Seeking New Markets
AUSTRALIA - The small live cattle export quota for the remainder of 2012 has prompted Queensland graziers to find new markets in Asia and the Middle East....
View news from Australia Farm Health and Safety Should be Front of Mind
AUSTRALIA - As National Farm Safety week draws to a close, Agriculture Minister Senator Joe Ludwig has encouraged Australian farmers to keep their own health and well–being front of mind....
20 July 2012
View news from Australia New Livestock Traceability Rules Bolster Biosecurity
AUSTRALIA - The expansion of property identification codes (PICs) to cover additional livestock species will strengthen biosecurity and improve the state’s capacity to respond to animal disease and food safety incidents, the Department of Primary Industries...
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