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30 July 2021
View news from Australia Tackling ticks through DNA
A new study indicates that eradication of the cattle tick in Australia is theoretically feasible. ...
View news from Australia Bright attitude, family mantra help Ruby overcome it all
“My grandfather always told me, ‘Ruby, you can learn something from everyone’, and that is something I remind myself about each and every day.”...
29 July 2021
View news from Australia Australia's dairy industry outlook looks positive
With farmer confidence and consumer optimism high, much of Australia’s dairy industry has been riding on a wave of positivity over the past few months, according to Dairy Australia’s June 2021 Situation and Outlook report. ...
View news from Australia Meat & Livestock Australia seeks cattle producer representative
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is looking to elect a cattle producer representative to its Board Selection Committee for a three-year term....
22 July 2021
View news from Australia Australian farmers of all ages mark Farm Safety Week
Farm Safety Week Making farms safer from age 2 to 92....
09 July 2021
View news from Australia Australian Government report says global connectivity is better for ag, even in a pandemic
Despite the global economic shocks like those produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, agricultural sectors and economies overall are better off when exposed to international trade, the latest ABARES research paper shows....
08 July 2021
View news from Australia ’Unprecedented’ is our industry norm
There has been a huge amount of noise recently about the ‘unprecedented’ trade dynamic that we find ourselves in, with a global pandemic and trade increasingly being used as a political tool. ...
06 July 2021
View news from Australia Australia's farmers welcome border reopening plans
The Australian government has released a four-phase plan for re-opening international borders amid the COVID-19 pandemic....
01 July 2021
View news from Australia Australia's farmgate production set for a record-breaking $66.3 billion in 2021
Australia's farming sector has weathered upsets from COVID-19 and the changing international trade landscape and is on track for a record-breaking production output of $66.3 billion this year, according to recent ABARES analysis....
24 June 2021
View news from Australia Big genomics data milked to feed the future
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Queensland researchers are assisting smallholder milk producers in India with AI-based breeding technology....
23 June 2021
View news from Australia Research: getting a grip on the real causes of calf loss
The beef industry needs to adopt standard measures and protocols if it is to tackle the underlying causes of one of Northern Australia’s costliest problems, calf loss....
22 June 2021
View news from Australia Australia's Senate establishes inquiry on labelling practices for faux meat
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has welcomed the upcoming Senate inquiry into faux meat labelling, saying that current labelling practices risk misleading consumers....
18 June 2021
View news from Australia Australian farmers welcome new UK-Australia trade agreement
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has hailed the UK-Australia trade agreement as a "new beginning"....
15 June 2021
View news from Australia Australia touts “great win” in UK’s first post-Brexit trade deal
Britain and Australia have agreed a trade deal after talks between their prime ministers ironed out outstanding issues, Australian Minister for Trade Dan Tehan said on Tuesday 15 June....
14 June 2021
View news from Australia Australia's Bureau of Meteorology forecasts dry period ahead
Australia experienced a range of different weather extremes recently, however drier conditions are expected longer-term. ...
07 June 2021
View news from Australia Australia Institute responds to ag-sector criticisms of its latest emissions report
In response to the Australian farming sector's criticism of the Banking on Australia's Emissions report, Richie Merzian, Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Australia Institute, explains that the report is not an indictment of the agriculture...
View news from Australia Constrained global supply driving import competition
Globally, Australia isn’t the only country struggling with supply challenges. Cattle slaughter in Brazil and Argentina is down on year-ago levels, while New Zealand has also entered a seasonal low period in terms of cattle supply. Limited supplies and...
01 June 2021
View news from Australia RSPCA Australia publishes new welfare standards for dairy calves
The release of the RSPCA’s revised animal welfare Standard for dairy calves means forward-thinking brands and producers have an opportunity to be the first to offer RSPCA Approved veal or beef to the Australian market....
31 May 2021
View news from Australia JBS Australia suffers cyber attack
Australia’s largest meat processing facility, operated by Brazil’s JBA SA, was hit by a major cyber attack over the weekend....
View news from Australia Australia unveils new drought management and farm resilience program
Australia's state and federal governments have launched a new Farm Resilience Program, which will provide practical training for farmers on sustainable resource management. ...
28 May 2021
View news from Australia Australian farmers contend with months-long mouse plague after drought ends
Farmers in New South Wales are being overwhelmed by mice that are taking advantage of ample grain supplies after the end of a prolonged drought....
26 May 2021
View news from Australia NFF fires back at negative Australia Institute report
National Farmers Federation CEO Tony Mahar is drawing attention to the Australia Institute's latest report, saying that the think tank is downplaying the role of agriculture in the fight against climate change. ...
24 May 2021
View news from Australia Dairy beef trial to reveal eating quality potential
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is investigating the potential of creating a viable dairy beef supply chain to add substantial value to dairy steers commonly sold into lower value markets....
22 May 2021
View news from Australia Australia's National Farmers Federation unveils its 2021 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program
A cohort of 12 skilled, talented and ambitious women, professionals in areas as diverse as station management, animal science and international trade make up this year’s National Farmers Federation (NFF) Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program....
21 May 2021
View news from Australia Australia's NFF urges calm over UK-Australia free trade agreement
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) says that the outcome of any free trade agreement is that both parties have improved export options - there is no reason to think that the UK-Australia FTA will be any different. ...
12 May 2021
View news from Australia Taking a One Health approach to animal diseases
Australia’s herd of cattle livestock contribute over $12 billion to our economy per year. Sheep contribute over $6 billion....
10 May 2021
View news from Australia Trade, workforce development and climate action are the key priorities for Australian farming, says NFF
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) is petitioning the government to make further investments in trade development, climate adaptation and the agricultural workforce ahead of the 11 May federal budget....
05 May 2021
View news from Australia Australia ups investment in biosecurity
Australia's Federal Government has heeded calls led by the National Farmers Federation to increase funding for biosecurity and innovation. ...
 
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