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04 December 2014
View news from Australia A$100 Million For Australian Farmers Battling Severe Drought
AUSTRALIA – Drought affected farmers have been assigned A$100 million in a new drought recovery loan scheme for those hit by severe dry weather and Indonesian cattle export disruptions....
02 December 2014
View news from Australia Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has welcomed bills introduced into Parliament yesterday (1 December) which are set to strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering and spreading in Australia....
24 November 2014
View news from Australia Mahogany Farm Cattle Combat Forest Fires
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s largest African mahogany plantation is being grazed by cattle to minimize forest fires....
View news from Australia Farmers Back Government Draft Report
AUSTRALIA – A government draft report set to “underpin” Australian competitiveness for the coming two decades has been welcomed by farmers....
20 November 2014
View news from Australia Western Australian Livestock Registration
AUSTRALIA - All owners of livestock within Western Australia must be registered and their stock identified in accordance with the relevant regulations. All beekeepers must also be registered and their hives identified. Forms are available to complete...
14 November 2014
View news from Australia Australian Vets Call For Careful Use of Antibiotics
AUSTRALIAN – The seriousness of antibiotic resistance in animals leading to superbugs has been underlined by the Australian Veterinary Association....
29 October 2014
View news from Australia Trade Agreements Deliver for the US Dairy Industry
US - Since the implementation of the Uruguay Round in 1995, which ushered in the World Trade Organization (WTO), U.S. dairy export value has risen nearly ten-fold to more than $6.7 billion, writes Jaime Castaneda, US Dairy Export Council....
28 October 2014
View news from Australia El Nino Outlook Neutral for Australia
AUSTRALIA – The chance of an El Nino is at 50 per cent, which is still double the normal likelihood, says the Bureau of Meteorology....
23 October 2014
View news from Australia Theileriosis Disease Discovered in Australian Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Biosecurity SA has identified the cattle disease Theileriosis in South Australia at a farm in the State’s south-east....
16 October 2014
View news from Australia Australians Train in Nepal For Foot and Mouth Preparation
AUSTRALIA – Government officials are being flown to Nepal for real-time training in recognising Foot and Mouth Disease as part of national preparatory measures....
25 August 2014
View news from Australia Dairy Farmers Go to Adelaide Cheese Maker
AUSTRALIA - A group of six South Australian dairy farmers from the Fleurieu Peninsula have turned their noses up at the major dairy companies and decided to supply direct to Adelaide cheese maker La Casa Del Formaggio....
View news from Australia New Wagyu Seedstock Sale
AUSTRALIA - In a move to provide a market-place for superior Wagyu genetics, the Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) has launched an online Wagyu Fullblood 100% International Sale to culminate at the 2014 Wagyu Conference at the Gold Coast on Sunday, 12...
11 August 2014
View news from Australia Australia Counts the Cost of Russian Food Import Ban
AUSTRALIA - The Government is currently assessing the likely impact of the Russian Federation ban on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from Australia....
31 July 2014
View news from Australia New Livestock Land Transport Laws Enforced from 1 August 2014
AUSTRALIA - The six month grace period for new livestock transport requirements introduced in January expires this Friday....
23 July 2014
View news from Australia Farmers Applaud Carbon Tax Repeal
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
23 June 2014
View news from Australia Falling Agricultural Output Forecast for Australia
AUSTRALIA - A decline of between four and five per cent in agricultural output is forecast in the latest outlook from ABARES, with reductions expected in both the crop and livestock sectors. El Nino and Australia's free trade agreement with South Korea...
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....
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