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Farmers urge for consumers help to save rare cattle breed from extinction

Farmers urge for consumers help to save rare cattle breed from extinctionA farming couple has made it their mission to preserve a rare cattle breed from extinction by selling their meat directly to consumers. British White cattle is listed as an 'at risk' breed by the Rare Breeds Trust of Australia and there are only 600 registered female cows according to the records of the British White Cattle Society of Australia. Farmers Nathalie Hardy and Jonathan Hurst run a small herd of rare British White cattle at Brooklands Farm in Blampied, in Central Victoria.


Drought-Affected communities to receive an extra $100m in federal funding

Drought-Affected communities to receive an extra $100m in federal fundingDrought-affected communities and farmers will get an immediate cash injection, with the Federal Government promising a new $100 million support package. Fresh from his tour of the United States, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will today visit drought-ravaged Dalby, on Queensland's Darling Downs, to pledge the money.


Flooding rains, infant milk demand from China buoy South Gippsland dairy industry

Flooding rains, infant milk demand from China buoy South Gippsland dairy industryWhile many dairy farmers in northern Victoria are downsizing and selling up due to drought and the cost of water, in South Gippsland they are investing in their businesses. "Dad says I'm buying the next tractor," 13-year-old Zac McRae joked. Zac is helping with the milking of 400 cows on his family's 380-hectare farm at Middle Tarwin, one of three properties the family owns.


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Free trade deals crucial to dairy’s success

Basin Plan cannot leave dairy communities high and dryAustralia must ratify crucial trade deals with Hong Kong and Indonesia to secure market access for the $3.4 billion dairy export industry, says the industry’s peak body. The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) appeared in front of the Senate’s Joint Standing Committee on Treaties yesterday to urge all sides of politics to support agreements that will see a four per cent tariff removed on many Australian dairy products to Indonesia and a process established to resolve non-tariff barriers to both Hong Kong and Indonesia.


Australian Wool Innovation showcases industry advocacy

Australian Wool Innovation showcases industry advocacyAustralian Wool Innovation (AWI) – the not-for-profit company owned by Australia’s woolgrowers – continues to showcase its industry advocacy efforts as the company positions Australian merino wool at the forefront of the global textile and fashion industry.


Spring Lamb campaign inspires mid-week meal ideas

Spring Lamb campaign inspires mid-week meal ideasInspiring consumers to diversify their mundane mid-week meal repertoire with lamb is the focus of Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) new Spring Lamb campaign launched today. The six-week campaign builds on the successful ‘Too Easy’ campaign tagline and creative material, and includes a range of activities to appeal to consumers when they’re looking for ideas for weeknight dinners.


One stop shop for biosecurity

One stop shop for biosecurityAustralia’s biosecurity system is a vital part of safeguarding our primary industries, our environment and our communities. A new website released on 19 August will help Australians find out what we need to know and do. Beta.biosecurity.gov.au is designed to be a clear and intuitive website with links to biosecurity information from federal, state and territory governments, industry and environmental organisations and research bodies. It is Australia’s biosecurity website.


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Eyre Peninsula family's journey into holistic farming and homeschooling

Eyre Peninsula family's journey into holistic farming and homeschoolingThe Mickan family is living the dream, growing all their own food, homeschooling their children, and teaching others about sustainable living. Scott and Mary-Anne Mickan run Korinya Farm Gate near Cummins on the Eyre Peninsula, a mixed farm with livestock and crops, but they are also running workshops teaching people how to make produce such as cheese and sausages.


One-Eyed mare defies one in 10,000 odds to give birth to live twin foals

One-eyed mare defies one in 10,000 odds to give birth to live twin foalsA horse stud owner says he was left stunned after discovering that one of his mares had defied extraordinary odds to give birth to live twin foals. Labelled "exceptional" by the state's most experienced equine vet, twin fillies delivered by a mare at Spurrs Stud at Wagin in Western Australia's Wheatbelt are still alive almost two weeks after being born.


Cow defies odds and gives birth to four calves in big shock to cattle farmers

Cow defies odds and gives birth to four calves in big shock to cattle farmersBeef cattle farmers David and Julie Ingram were left shocked after their purebred Hereford calved quadruplets. The multiple birth took place in May and marked the second time the cow had become pregnant at their property in Bonang in east Gippsland. Last year she gave birth to twins. "I said to Julie the night before she calved 'there'll be a set of twins there tonight'," Mr Ingram said.


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NFF joins Queensland farmers in plea for sensible regulation

NFF joins Queensland farmers in plea for sensible regulationThe National Farmers' Federation is supporting Queensland farmers in their ongoing call for sensible regulation. Led by NFF member, AgForce Queensland, the state's rural sector continues to rally against draconian regulation in regards to native vegetation management and the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.


Inland Rail inquiry now on track

Inland Rail inquiry now on trackNSW Farmers has commended the Senate for supporting an inquiry into the Inland Rail project. Queensland Labor senator Murray Watt raised the need for the inquiry to examine concerns from the farming community about the route selection process, impact on farm businesses and maximising regional development.


Agriculture Paid Holiday Placements

Agriculture Paid Holiday PlacementsA pilot program commencing during the 2019 Christmas holiday season aims to identify employment opportunities as paid holiday placements and provide on-the-job training for students looking at the industry as a career option. Students participating in the pilot will be treated as a standard employee, with the exception that placements will only take place during gazetted school holidays.


First step in $25 million SA Dog Fence rebuild

First step in $25 million SA Dog Fence rebuildThe Marshall Liberal Government has taken the first step in the $25 million rebuild of 1,600 kilometres of the South Australian Dog Fence with initial procurement information for prospective suppliers and contractors released today. Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone said the State Government recognises the impact of wild dogs on the livestock industry and the urgency in starting the rebuild process.


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Regeneration or Resurrection – the Science of Soils

Regeneration or Resurrection – the Science of SoilsThose farmers who track Minister MacTiernan’s media will have noticed that she has an interest in the principle of regenerative agriculture which aims to restore the state’s soils from the damage inflicted by intensive modern farming methods. Last week, the Minister opened the first Regen WA Conference, which aims to promote the concept of new age agriculture as laid out by agricultural scientist Dr Charles Massey, the messiah of regen in Australia and renown author of ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’.


VFF slams sensationalist glyphosate reporting

VFF slams sensationalist glyphosate reportingThe Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has slammed the sensationalist and misleading reporting on 60 Minutes about glyphosate. “The reporting seen last night on 60 minutes was sensationalist and misleading,” said Mr David Jochinke, VFF President. “The reporter asks interviewees if they would drink glyphosate, as if that’s a measure of the safety of the product. Of course you should not drink glyphosate, but that does not mean it isn’t safe to use as a herbicide.


Shine Awards 2019

Shine Awards 2019Now into it's third year the Shine Awards are still celebrating the achievements of women in rural and regional Australia, this year's Shine Awards will again place a spotlight on hardworking rural women making a difference.


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