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Australian Red Meat Sector
Sets 2030 Carbon Neutral Target At Alice Springs Producer Forum

Australian Red Meat SectorResearch and marketing group Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) says the country's red meat industry could be carbon neutral by 2030. The challenge was set for the cattle and sheep sectors by managing director Richard Norton during his address at the MLA annual general meeting in Alice Springs on Wednesday.


Chocolate-Eating Wagyu
Beef Cattle Fetching Big Money For Mayura

Chocolate-Eating WagyuIn the feed bunker of a South Australian cattle station sits 10 tonnes of chocolate, smelling something like cheesecake mixed with dung. Mayura Station in Millicent in the state's south-east uses leftover chocolate from a nearby factory to feed its wagyu herd. "What we've got here is a bit of a proprietary blend," Mayura Station's Scott de Bruin said.


More Than 20,000 Hectares
To Be Cleared In Largest Single Permit Issued For Northern Territory

Online LivestockThe decision to grant a permit for a Top End cattle station to clear 20,432 hectares of land has been heavily criticised by an environmental lobby group. The permit for Maryfield Station, 100 kilometres south of Mataranka, is the largest single land clearing permit issued in the Northern Territory.


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Australian Dairy Farmers
Farm Safety Resources For All Farms

Australian Dairy FarmersDairy Safely, Home Safely - Building a farm safety culture. That's the focus of the Australian dairy industry's farm safety initiative and a new set of resources to help drive sustainable safety improvements across the dairy industry. Given the inherent dangers involved in working on farm, Dairy Australia's Bill Youl described both the Farm Safety Starter Kit and Farm Safety Manual as essential documents for all dairy farm businesses.


Australian Wool Innovation
New Factsheets Show Wool's Environmental Credentials

Australian Wool InnovationMany key facts illustrating wool's renewability, biodegradability, and ultimate environmental footprint have been compiled in a series of factsheets, free to anyone wanting to know the facts and promote the natural fibre. These factsheets are a science-based resource that point to peer-reviewed, published studies.


Meat & Livestock Australia
New Research Targets Pimelea Poisoning

Meat & Livestock AustraliaMeat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is investing in a new research project aimed at producing a preventative probiotic for cattle to mitigate poisoning from the potentially fatal pasture plant, pimelea. The Improving beef production through management of plant toxins project will be led by Associate Professor Mary Fletcher of The University of Queensland’s Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI).


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AWI Faces Shareholders
Market Surges As Warring Wool Growers Prepare To Vote On Leadership Change

Online LivestockAustralia's wool market continues to surge from strength to strength, turning over more than $96 million dollars in this week's sales. It brings the sales value of this year's clip to just under $1.3 billion dollars, and farmers across the country are celebrating the surging prices. "This year's been fantastic, because we've had a really great season and the dams have all got water in them," Victorian wool grower Philip Reading said.


North Queensland Couple
Calls On Government To Acknowledge Alleged Quarantine Mistake

Online LivestockA cow that never existed is at the centre of a biosecurity dispute between a Queensland cattle farming family and the State Government. Nita and Chris Petersen were quarantined in 2012 for two and half years, after they purchased a bull and 15 cows from a property that months later tested positive to Bovine Johnes Disease [BJD]. While they had already sold the cows, they kept the bull, which was tested and cleared at their farm near Mackay.


Maleny Dairies Defies
Dairy Downturn, With $6M Upgrades And 'Cowcam'

Online LivestockAs Australia's dairy industry crisis continues, a Sunshine Coast processor is banking on future demand for its award-winning, creamy milk. Maleny Dairies has quietly invested $6 million in major upgrades to increase its factory's capacity and speed up delivery to customers.


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National Farmers' Federation
New Report Finds 24 Billion Reasons To End The #datadrought

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)Unlocking the full potential of ‘digital agriculture’ could increase the value of agricultural production by $20.3 billion, helping to achieve the industry’s goal of $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030. The finding has emerged from the Precision to Decision (P2D) Project, a collaboration between 15 Rural Research and Development Corporations, universities, industry and agribusiness looking at the potential for digital technology across the farm sector.


NSW Farmers
Farmers Question Retail Dairy Prices

NSW Farmers Demand Action Over Shenhua NSW Farmers’ Association has repeated calls for improving transparency within the dairy supply chain and ensuring that the price farmers receive reflects the value of their products. Chair of the NSW Farmers Dairy Committee Erika Chesworth said farmers are perplexed by the interaction between the value of certain dairy products and the prices farmers receive.


Queensland Farmers Federation
Agribusiness Making More Use Of VET System For Employees

The Queensland Farmers FederationThe National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) recently reported on updated employers’ use and views of the VET system to May 2017. This survey, conducted biannually since 2005, covers businesses with more than one employee, so excludes sole traders and owner operators.


Primary Producers SA
Primary Producers Want Election To Create Positive Action

Primary Producers SAPrimary Producers SA(PPSA) want the March State Election to be a time when the huge contribution to the S.A. economy of food, wine and fibre is acknowledged with actions to help the competitiveness of the sector. Food, wine and fibre exports have increased by more than 50% over the last decade, whilst non - agricultural merchandise exports have not increased . Agriculture has contributed more than the overall 20% increase.


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Western Australian Farmers Federation
Animal Welfare Remains Number One Priority

Text HereFollowing an Animal Welfare Review Stakeholder Deliberation hosted by the Minister for Agriculture and Food last week which involved discussions about amendments to the Animal Welfare Act 2002, WAFarmers reminds the public that animal health, welfare and wellbeing remains the number one priority for livestock producers.


Victorian Farmers Federation
Breech Strike Biggest Threat To Sheep Industry

The Victorian Farmers FederationThe Victorian Farmers Federation is calling on the sheep industry to come together on the issue of breech strike with a call for unprecedented investment. Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) states that fly strike costs wool growers $173m each year with breech strike having the largest impact on the industry. Despite this significant risk, AWI have invested only $3m per year since 2005 to address this critical issue.


Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
CCA Elections And AGM

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers AssociationThe Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) held their AGM on 21 November 2017 in Alice Springs, NT. The four board positions were open for nomination by their respective State Farming Organisations, which were endorsed by CCA members.


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