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05 July 2017
View news from Australia Cattle Industry Seeks Rights to Clear Land in WA’s Top End
AUSTRALIA - WA’s northern cattle industry wants pastoralists to have an automatic right to clear part of their land to make it easier to develop the top end of WA....
16 June 2017
View news from Australia Agency Says Livestock Jobs More Popular Than Ever
AUSTRALIA - The head of a rural employment agency says the demand for jobs in the livestock industry has increased dramatically, and is the busiest he has ever seen it....
15 June 2017
View news from Australia Cattle Producers Win More Flexibility on Biosecurity Requirements
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers will now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after Animal Health Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia agreed to be flexible on new requirements for managing Johne’s disease....
13 June 2017
View news from Australia New Guide to Help Reduce Weed Risks When Feeding Cattle
AUSTRALIA - A new guide has been launched to help Queensland primary producers reduce the risk of spreading weeds when sourcing hay and other fodder for their cattle....
08 June 2017
View news from Australia Queensland Farmers Urged to Gear Up to Save Lives
AUSTRALIA - St John Ambulance Queensland and AgForce are joining together to urge all Queensland farmers to have a life-saving defibrillator on their farms to respond in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest....
06 June 2017
View news from Australia Process to Implement Statutory Dairy Cattle Export Charge Commences
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has commenced a process to implement a statutory Dairy Cattle Export Charge at a rate of $6 per head....
11 May 2017
View news from Australia Drought Still Hurting in Many Parts of Queensland
AUSTRALIA - New drought declaration details highlight that farming families in more than two thirds of Queensland are still battling the devastating impact of drought while primary producers in the north west were now entering the recovery phase, AgForce...
10 May 2017
View news from Australia Federal Budget 'Keeps the Faith' on Agriculture Commitments
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Budget has "kept the faith" and delivered on the Coalition’s election commitments to advance agriculture, but Queensland farmers are eager for more details about what is planned for water infrastructure in the Great Artesian...
27 April 2017
View news from Australia a2 Milk Upgrades Revenue Forecast After Strong Sales in China
AUSTRALIA - Australian dairy giant a2 Milk has upgraded its yearly revenue forecast on the back of strong sales in China....
20 April 2017
View news from Australia Reciprocal Recognition of Food Safety with US of Mutual Benefit
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement this month....
23 March 2017
View news from Australia Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
22 March 2017
View news from Australia Farmers Urge Agriculture Victoria to Take Animal Welfare Role from RSPCA
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA....
15 March 2017
View news from Australia New Drought Declarations Show Bush Still Doing it Tough
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday....
09 March 2017
View news from Australia Call for Functional Stock Route Reform, Not Flawed Laws
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Government must focus on developing a practical, workable and well-funded management framework for the state’s 2.6 million-hectare stock route network rather than pushing ahead with flawed laws, AgForce said....
07 March 2017
View news from Australia PBA Feeds to Supply Custom Feeds to PCAS Producers
AUSTRALIA - PBA Feeds will give producers under the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) more options when it comes to feeding their cattle, after being approved to provide custom feeds under the Approved supplements scheme....
06 March 2017
View news from Australia 'Best and Brightest' Sought to Drive Agricultural Policy
AUSTRALIA - AgForce is seeking innovative, bright thinkers to help drive key policies to take agriculture and rural Queensland forward....
28 February 2017
View news from Australia AgForce Welcomes Boost for Farm Loans Schemes
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the announcement of additional funding for concessional loans for Queensland primary producers to expand their existing businesses and invest in new opportunities for growth....
23 February 2017
View news from Australia Indonesia Increases Weight Limit for Imported Aussie Cattle
AUSTRALIA - The Indonesian Government has signed off on changes to the maximum average weight of feeder cattle imported from Australia....
16 February 2017
View news from Australia GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work
AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) foods....
13 February 2017
View news from Australia Australia's Largest Cattle Empire to Go Hi-tech Under New Owners
AUSTRALIA - Australia's largest cattle empire is set to become hi-tech under a new ownership consortium made up of Australian and Chinese investors....
09 February 2017
View news from Australia Cattle Council Welcomes Defence Land Acquisition Announcement
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council has welcomed the announcement from the Federal Government that there will be no compulsory acquisition of land in the regions of Charters Towers and Shoalwater Bay for defence purposes....
08 February 2017
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Industry Calls for More Transparency
AUSTRALIA - Australia's New South Wales Farmers Association appealed to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission yesterday for greater transparency in dairy prices....
02 February 2017
View news from Australia Dairy Farmers Fear Lower Milk Prices
AUSTRALIA - Speculation is mounting that Harvey Fresh, Brownes and Lion will again lower the prices they will pay for milk because many contracts are up for renewal this year....
31 January 2017
View news from Australia Australian Cattle Council Heads West
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council of Australia is in Western Australia this week, meeting with cattle producers, industry representatives and stakeholders to discuss issues relevant to the WA market as well as broader national and international issues....
View news from Australia Call for Better Roads, Rail & Land Use Laws as Cabinet Visits CQ
AUSTRALIA - Central Queensland farmers are calling for better roads and rail infrastructure, and sensible land use laws to unlock the region’s full agricultural potential as State Cabinet met in Rockhampton yesterday. ...
30 January 2017
View news from Australia CPC Ships First Cattle Load to Indonesia for 2017
AUSTRALIA - The Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC), Australia's second largest cattle producer, has shipped its first load of cattle for 2017....
26 January 2017
View news from Australia ACCC Dairy Inquiry to Hear from Farmers About A$1/L Milk
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is set to hear from dairy farmers about a range of issues contributing to the poor state of the industry, including how farm gate milk prices are determined and dollar-a-litre milk....
23 January 2017
View news from Australia Minister Confirms Farmers’ Land Still in Defence Firing Line
AUSTRALIA - The Defence Minister has today confirmed dozens of farming families could still lose their land so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia, but has committed to fast-tracking a final decision so landholders know their fate within...
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