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07 February 2014
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). ...
06 February 2014
View news from Australia Farmers Battling Through Extreme Conditions
AUSTRALIA - Farmers living in the Central Tablelands and New England areas of New South Wales have been preparing and actively making decisions to manage drought for more than 12 months, NSW Farmers Association said....
24 January 2014
View news from Australia Livestock Handling Reports Tighten Up Exports
AUSTRALIA – Six reports into animal handling have been released by the Department of Agriculture concluding that allegations of improper animal handling were founded in live cattle exports from Australia. ...
21 January 2014
View news from Australia Applications Open for Concessional Farm Loans
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian primary industries’ businesses can now apply for concessional loans through the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme (WA)....
03 January 2014
View news from Australia Body Condition Scoring Made Easy with New App
AUSTRALIA - Dairy Australia has released a new smart phone app to help body condition score cows more effectively. ...
02 January 2014
View news from Australia Livestock Owners Urged to Prepare for Heat
AUSTRALIA - Livestock owners are being urged to ensure they take special care of their livestock during the next few days as severe to extreme temperatures are forecast across most of the state....
30 December 2013
View news from Australia Australian White Paper to Boost Productivity
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Government is developing a White Paper to boost agriculture’s productivity and profitability....
11 December 2013
View news from Australia Australian Forecasts for Beef, Veal, Dairy Products High
AUSTRALIA - Australian farm exports are forecast to be around $38 billion in 2013–14, with higher forecasts for beef and veal, wine, and dairy products, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)....
06 December 2013
View news from Australia Victoria Government Pushes for Alpine Grazing Return
AUSTRALIA – An application to reintroduce alpine cattle grazing after a seven year ban has been submitted by the Victorian government....
28 November 2013
View news from Australia Territory Government Announces Drought Support
AUSTRALIA – Drought support, worth A$7.6 million, has been welcomed by New South Wales Farmers President Fiona Simpson, after 18 months of 'extremely dry' conditions....
View news from Australia Saputo Closer to Warrnambool Takeover
AUSTRALIA – Dairy processor Warrnambool Cheese and Butter has approved of a simplified takeover from Saputo....
27 November 2013
View news from Australia Queensland Drought Intensifies
AUSTRALIA - Over 65 per cent of the state of Queensland has been officially drought declared, writes Gemma Hyland. ...
11 November 2013
View news from Australia Struggle for Warrambool Cheese Needs Farmer Debate
AUSTRALIA – A producer group has called on members to air views on the possible Saputo takeover of Warrambool Cheese and Butter (WCB). ...
06 November 2013
View news from Australia More Money Going into Australia's Dairy Future
AUSTRALIA – Research and Development funding increase over 2012/13 to A$58.2 million, levy board Dairy Australia has announced....
23 October 2013
View news from Australia Australian Farmers Welcome New Shadow Ministry
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the appointment of the new Shadow Ministry, led by Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten, and Deputy Leader, Tanya Plibersek....
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....
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