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04 July 2013
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Producers Build Asian Export Success
AUSTRALIA - Over the last 13 years, the Mulcahy brothers have transformed their northern Victorian dairy farming enterprise into an Asian export success story....
03 July 2013
View news from Australia Australia on Cusp of Agriculture Career Boom
AUSTRALIA - The changing landscape of Australian agriculture is creating a raft of opportunities across the sector, according to NAB’s General Manager of Agribusiness, Khan Horne....
02 July 2013
View news from Australia Study Looks At Role of Women in Livestock Technology
AUSTRALIA - A James Cook University student is studying how women are playing a critical role in developing technological innovations in managing livestock....
19 June 2013
View news from Australia Breeding Cows For AMS
AUSTRALIA – As Automatic Milking Systems are considered by more and more farmers, the issue of teat placement and robot friendly udders continues to raise concerns about herd culling percentages....
View news from Australia Extra Australian Agricultural Voices Deployed Across Globe
AUSTRALIA - Australian food producers and exporters will benefit from new strong Australian voices to be deployed to Vietnam, Malaysia and China, with extra agricultural specialists being sent to gain more market access....
11 June 2013
View news from Australia New Livestock Transport Rules Promoted
A communications package has been developed to assist the livestock industry to understand the National livestock transport rules that will become mandatory in Western Australia later this year. ...
View news from Australia Bovine Anaemia Detected in Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - Producers are advised that anaemia in cattle has been detected on two properties in the Southern Agricultural Region. ...
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....
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