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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....
18 March 2013
View news from Australia Bovine Theileriosis Innovator Rewarded
AUSTRALIA - It might not be long before farmers are able to more easily diagnose and act to protect their herds against bovine theileriosis – a disease similar to malaria in humans – thanks to the research of Dr Abdul Jabbar....
View news from Australia Flood Recoveries Given Boost
AUSTRALIA - An experienced flood recovery facilitator has been working with northern NSW dairy farmers to help re-establish their businesses....
12 March 2013
View news from Australia Dairy Australia Fortnightly Update
GLOBAL/AUSTRALIA - In their fortnightly update, Dairy Australia discusses the drought impacts in New Zealand, Fonterra's milk price of NZ$5.50/kg MS and Murray Goulburn's new range of initiatives....
06 March 2013
View news from Australia Australia's Total, Export Earnings Forecast to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The latest forecasts from ABARES indicate rising output in both the crop and livestock sectors in 2013-2014. Exports earnings are expected to rise for a number of products including barley and beef and to fall for canola, wheat, rice, sorghum,...
25 February 2013
View news from Australia First 'Hand Cloned' Calf Born
AUSTRALIA – A calf has been born from a process dubbed as ‘handmade cloning’ in a global first for farming....
View news from Australia Dietary Guidelines Opt for Dairy
NEW ZEALAND – New dietary guidelines recommending milk as a nutritional food have been welcomed by farmers....
21 February 2013
View news from Australia Incentive to Add Native Plants to Grazing Mix
AUSTRALIA - Native Australian shrubs give mixed farms an economic and environmental advantage and now there is financial support to establish perennial plants to demonstrate these advantages in South Australia’s Upper South East....
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...
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