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20 January 2017
View news from Australia Angus Breed Set to Harness Greater Benefit from Genomics
AUSTRALIA - Genomics, the term given to describe a range of DNA based technologies concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes, is a science receiving much interest around the world among breeders of all livestock species....
19 January 2017
View news from Australia Dairy Farmers Fear Pay Dispute Could Cost Them A$3M
AUSTRALIA - A group of Queensland and New South Wales dairy farmers fear they could lose up to $3 million if a major milk processor drops the price it pays to farmers....
View news from Australia Cattle Prepare for Simulated Heatwave for Study Into Welfare, Performance
AUSTRALIA - Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves....
17 January 2017
View news from Australia Defence Land Grab Last Straw for Frustrated Farmers
AUSTRALIA - A Department of Defence plan to take land from Queensland farming families so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia is yet another example of Governments disregarding the importance of maintaining agricultural country for...
11 January 2017
View news from Australia Queensland Cattle Producers Predict High Prices in 2017
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are looking forward to the year ahead, although they do not doubt there will be some challenges....
04 January 2017
View news from Australia Aussie Exporters Ride Out 2016 Challenges; Optimistic About 2017
AUSTRALIA - Australian livestock exporters are quietly optimistic about the coming 12 months, after seeing out a number of challenges for the trade in 2016....
30 December 2016
View news from Australia Wellard to Start Exporting Live Cattle to China by March 2017
AUSTRALIA - Wellard, Australia's largest livestock exporter, expects to start exporting beef cattle to China by March next year....
20 December 2016
View news from Australia New Era for Dairy Herd Improvement
AUSTRALIA - The first annual general meeting of DataGene last week (16 December), heralded a new era in herd improvement for the Australian dairy industry....
15 December 2016
View news from Australia Canadian Pension Fund Invests in Australian Beef Stations
AUSTRALIA - Canada’s largest pension fund, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has invested in a third large cattle property in Queensland....
08 December 2016
View news from Australia Company Trials GPS Technology to Track Remote Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - One of Australia's largest cattle companies is trialling the use of satellite technology to track and monitor staff working in remote areas....
28 October 2016
View news from Australia Australian Inquiry into Dairy Crisis Presented with Ideas to Improve Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Senate Economics References Committee inquiry into Australia’s dairy industry has been held in Canberra to investigate solutions to Australia's dairy crisis....
13 October 2016
View news from Australia Markets Improving but Challenges Remain for Australian Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - International dairy commodity prices have staged a significant recovery in recent months, as global supply and demand slowly return to a more balanced outlook, according to Dairy Australia’s latest Situation and Outlook report....
20 September 2016
View news from Australia Australian Beef Exports Set to Fall with Supply Limited
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES, the research arm of Australia's agriculture department....
13 September 2016
View news from Australia Murray Goulburn Lifts Milk Prices
AUSTRALIA - Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) today announced a step-up in milk prices by the equivalent of $0.15 per kilogram milk solids (kgms)....
05 September 2016
View news from Australia Australia's Dairy Supply Chain Under Scrutiny
AUSTRALIA - Following questions about the functioning of Australia’s dairy supply chain, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will launch an investigation into the dairy industry, UK levy board AHDB Dairy has reported....
31 August 2016
View news from Australia Australian Exporters Welcome Resumption of Japan Live Cattle Trade
AUSTRALIA - Japanese authorities announced last week the reopening of the $14.6 million trade in feeder and breeder cattle from Australia, following agreement on improved export certification processes for all consignments....
26 August 2016
View news from Australia New Law to Protect Australian Dairy Farmers from Unfair Contracts
AUSTRALIA - The Australian government is to introduce an unfair contracts law in an effort to protect small businesses from unfair contracts with large businesses, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
24 August 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Farm Profitability Impacted by Future Climate Change, Models Show
AUSTRALIA - On current 2040 climate projections, all three farms modelled in Dairy Australia’s three year-long Dairy Business for Future Climates (DBfFC) research project would be less profitable if they continued to farm exactly as they do today....
18 August 2016
View news from Australia Australian Politician Calls for Laws to Prevent Dairy 'Claw-Backs'
AUSTRALIA - An Australian politician has called for greater regulation of milk pricing following problems suffered by many dairy farmers during the slump in prices....
12 August 2016
View news from Australia Research Adds More Evidence to Role of Dairy in Weight Loss
AUSTRALIA - Recent research findings add to the growing body of evidence showing the beneficial role of dairy foods in managing weight....
10 August 2016
View news from Australia Victoria State Offers More Support for Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The government of Victoria state has announced further support for dairy farmers with $6.7 million of new programmes to help them get through the dairy crisis and improve the long term resilience of dairy farm businesses....
26 July 2016
View news from Australia New Way of Fertilising Pastures Helps Environment
AUSTRALIA - James Cook University researchers have shown a way to potentially halve the amount of fertiliser dairy farmers use while maintaining pasture yields, providing improved protection for the Great Barrier Reef....
18 July 2016
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Cow Fertility Genes Improving
AUSTRALIA - Genetic selection has played an important role in halting the downward trend in Australian dairy herd reproductive performance....
12 July 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Australia Developing Virtual Herding Technology
AUSTRALIA - Dairy Australia has successfully obtained a grant for the development of virtual herding technology, which will fund research into managing individual grazing animals and better matching their feeding requirements with the availability of...
06 July 2016
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Farmers Rewarded for Top Quality Milk
AUSTRALIA - A number of Australia’s dairy farmers have again been rewarded for producing top quality milk in the 2016 Dairy Australia Countdown Milk Quality Awards....
27 June 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Futures Project Ends with Better Breeding Opportunities for Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Dairy Futures CRC industry and research partnership to improve dairy herds and pastures comes to an end on 30 June after seven years....
09 June 2016
View news from Australia International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement. This follows the release of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) review of Australia’s...
08 June 2016
View news from Australia Farmer Confidence Sinks as Australia's Dairy Industry Faces Tough Times
AUSTRALIA - Many Australian dairy farmers have been hard hit by the impacts of a deep and persistent trough in international dairy markets after late cuts to farmgate prices by some processors in the southern, export-focused states....
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