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NZ to cull 22,000 dairy cows in effort to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis disease

NZ to cull 22,000 dairy cows in effort to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis diseaseNew Zealand authorities have announced a plan to cull 22,000 dairy cows to try and eradicate the disease Mycoplasma bovis, which has been found on the country's South Island. Up to 30 farms have been found to be infected with the disease, which can spread rapidly. The hope is that if a widespread cull program is undertaken, the disease could be eradicated from the country which had been one of only a handful left in the world not to be affected by it.


'Fitbit for cows' set to revolutionise beef industry from paddock to plate

'Fitbit for cows' set to revolutionise beef industry from paddock to plateAn electronic tracking ear tag being developed for cattle could forever change the way graziers manage both livestock and farmland. Researchers from James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville are collaborating with the Queensland Department of Science, the CSIRO and commercial partner Ceres Tag to adapt GPS technology for small, affordable livestock ear tags. Computational chemistry expert, Ian Atkinson said the project would ultimately enable more accurate assessment of livestock condition.


Alpaca industry's future relies on meat eaters

Alpaca industry's future relies on meat eatersThe long-necked, doe-eyed camelid is not often associated with a good burger, despite being a staple of South American cuisine. But Australian Alpaca Association president Ian Frith said an alpaca meat trade was "imperative" to the future growth of the industry. Mr Frith said meat production was the third leg of a stool — if that stool was a metaphor for the alpaca industry — with the other two legs being fleece and genetic breeding.


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ADIC announces new targets limiting calving induction to 10 per cent in 2018

ADIC announces new targets limiting calving induction to 10 per cent in 2018The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) today announced new targets to limit routine use of calving induction within a herd to 10 per cent in 2018 and 8 per cent in 2019. The revised maximum targets, down from 12 per cent in 2017, reflect ongoing progress towards the industry goal of phasing out routine calving induction. Exemptions to induce more cows than the industry target may be obtained under special circumstances from the Calving Induction Dispensation Panel.


New publications to help woolgrowers protect flocks against flystrike

New publications to help woolgrowers protect flocks against flystrikeSeveral new publications have been created by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) to help keep woolgrowers informed of the progress in AWI's Breech Strike Research Development and Extension Program. Flystrike remains one of AWI's top research priorities with more than $35 million invested in flystrike initiatives since 2005 and more than $60 million invested in animal welfare programs over this same time.


Visitors journey from paddock to plate at the Sydney Royal Easter Show

Visitors journey from paddock to plate at the Sydney Royal Easter ShowVisitors to the Sydney Royal Easter Show can experience Australia’s world-class beef production up close without leaving the showgrounds, thanks to innovative 360 degree video technology. Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) stunning Paddock to Plate Story is at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for the first time this year, bringing to life Australia’s beef production systems for the community through a 360 degree experience filmed across the Australian beef industry supply chain.


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How animal activists took on the cattle industry and won

How animal activists took on the cattle industry and wonThe decision by a Brazilian court to suspend a shipment of 27,000 cows to Turkey, citing concerns about slaughter practices in that country, shows that animal activism, like the supply chains it targets, is going global. This decision came on the back of a sustained campaign highlighting cruel practices in destination countries, including reports that Brazilian cattle were stabbed in the eyes, ears, and legs in Egypt.


Farmers devastated by loss of livestock and livelihoods in Victorian bushfires

Farmers devastated by loss of livestock and livelihoods in Victorian bushfiresBushfires have claimed more than 300 of Brad Porter's best mates — his premium jersey cows that his family has been breeding for three generations."I came home and I saw that I'd lost a few of my mates, my mates are my cows," he said. "That's been my life, that's what I've worked for and it's very, very hard to take." The dairy farmer from Garvoc said he spent more time with his cows than his family.


What does the future of the northern cattle industry look like?

What does the future of the northern cattle industry look like?The world's growing demand for protein has led to record investments in northern Australia's cattle industry over recent years. Australian and international companies have spent millions of dollars buying cattle stations, and millions more on improvements and innovations. As hundreds of cattle producers gathered in Alice Springs this week for the annual Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association (NTCA) conference, ABC Rural asked several industry leaders to share their views on technology and the future of the beef industry.


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Prime Minister launches national conversation on agriculture’s vision for the future

Prime Minister launches national conversation on agriculture’s vision for the futureIn Sydney today, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched a new initiative by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) which aims to spark a conversation about Australia’s farming future. The Talking 2030 Discussion Paper, supported by Telstra and prepared by KPMG, identifies bold ideas needed to propel the farm sector to its goal of $100 billion in farm gate output by 2030. The Discussion Paper was launched at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.


IPART must step up and call out uncompetitive practices within retail electricity markets

IPART must step up and call out uncompetitive practices within retail electricity marketsNSW Legislative Council’s Inquiry into Electricity, the NSW Farmer’s Association will highlight the need for the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), to step up and call out uncompetitive practices within retail electricity markets to ensure a fair go for electricity consumers. “Electricity prices have hit the hip pockets of all consumers across NSW. Regional users have particularly felt the pain of price rises, paying up to 20-25% more for the same electricity use as urban users.” said Mr Derek Schoen, President of the Association.


Planning for inter-generational change – Dairy Reef Alliance Program

Planning for inter-generational change – Dairy Reef Alliance ProgramIn early December 2017, Far North Queensland dairy farmers gathered at the Malanda RSL for a ‘Getting Started in Succession Planning’ dinner funded by the Reef Alliance – Growing a Great Barrier Reef Program. Delivered by agribusiness and finance specialists, the workshop aimed to address the identified threat to farm business sustainability and the issue surrounding passing on the family farm.


Livestock SA endorses change to lamb definition

Livestock SA endorses change to lamb definitionLivestock SA supports the decision of Sheep Producers Australia to endorse a change in the industry definition of lamb so it aligns with the New Zealand definition. Livestock SA President Joe Keynes said the organisation had endorsed the proposed change to the lamb definition, with the Sheep Producers Australia decision only made after whole-of-industry consultation over several months.


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Tell us about your on-Farm machinery!

Tell us about your on-farm machinery!The agricultural industry has been discussing Agricultural Pilots since Main Roads announced the exemption within the Western Australian Gazette on November 28. The six metre limit in width has created angst within the agricultural community, as many of the seeding bars currently operating across WA do not fit within the parameters of the exemption. The current system leads to confusion about the processes required to legally move any machinery above six metres.


Seeking good quality fodder for fire affected farmers

Seeking good quality fodder for fire affected farmersThe Victorian Farmers Federation is coordinating fodder relief for farmers affected by fires in the South West of the state. “First and foremost, we need farmers, their families and their workers to think of safety and seek support”, said David Jochinke, VFF President. “Anyone with good quality fodder to donate should contact the VFF on 1300 882 833 to register”, said Mr Jochinke. “We also want to hear from farmers who need fodder so we can coordinate immediate distribution”.


Call for calm on firearm regulations

Call for calm on firearm regulationsThe Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) is appalled at the distortion of the proposed minor changes to Firearm Regulations in Tasmania. TFGA President Wayne Johnston said that the contention, by a number of organisations and individuals, that the changes were a watering down of national firearms laws was an exaggeration which was not supported by the facts.


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