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Maleny Dairies overwhelmed by support

Maleny Dairies overwhelmed by support since losing government tender to international companies.Family-owned Maleny Dairies' milk has flown off the shelves in an outpouring of community support after the company accused the Queensland Government of hypocrisy for overlooking them in a tender decision. Instead, the Queensland Government chose two multi-national dairy processors to supply fresh milk and dairy products to some of the state's major hospitals.


Speckle park cattle breeding program slowed by drought and bushfires

Dairy farmers welcome draft mandatory dairy code of conduct released this weekBushfires on the New South Wales mid-north coast have had an impact on one man's attempts to develop a cattle breed renowned for its distinct markings. It also has slowed moves to widen the gene pool of the Canadian speckle park breed noted for its distinctive white, black and grey spots. Added to this, plans to have the beef breed introduced to South Africa using the Australian-produced animal have slowed.


Wet-season storms drop 'best rain in years' across Territory cattle country

Cattle genome patent to be permitted following Federal Court ruling, after some amendmentsWet-season storms have delivered much-needed rain across Northern Territory cattle country, with drought-affected Barkly producers among those to benefit from the downpour. Three-day totals exceeding 100 millimetres have been recorded across parts of the Top End, with more rain expected in the coming days. For Rod Dunbar at Nutwood Downs Station, 500 kilometres south-east of Darwin, the rain couldn't have arrived sooner.


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ADF clarifies comments on Murray Darling Basin Plan

ADF clarifies comments on Murray Darling Basin PlanADF welcomes the opportunity to respond to questions around our recent Dairy Insight column in the Stock & Land and other newspapers. The situation facing farmers in the Murray Darling Basin must be addressed before we lose more farmers. Fodder and water are trading at untenable prices and we recognise the impact at the family, farm and community level.


Bushfires - Livestock Safety and Recovery

Bushfires - Livestock Safety and Recovery Hold livestock in large irrigated, heavily grazed or ploughed paddocks. Hold livestock in large, clear stockyards, laneways or holding yards. Move livestock to paddocks with large dams and earth mounded on the fire facing sides Secure gates open for connected paddocks.Ensure access to ample water Clear fire breaks around livestock holding areas Ensure your Property Identification Code (PIC) is up to date


MLA progresses initiatives to assist producers in bushfire recovery

MLA progresses initiatives to assist producers in bushfire recoveryMeat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has progressed two new initiatives to assist red meat producers affected by recent bushfires with their recovery and rebuild. MLA Managing Director Jason Strong said the recent bushfires across many parts of Australia have been devastating for many livestock producers.


National Biosecurity Response Team Update

National Biosecurity Response Team UpdateExercise Rapid Strike was held in mid-May by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA). Three NBRT members were funded by the NBRT program to attend, while four more SA-based NBRT members also took part, across the Planning, Operations and Incident Management functions.


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Bushfires, drought affecting more than half of South Australia's farmers

Bushfires, drought affecting more than half of South Australia's farmers.More than half of South Australia's primary producers have been affected by drought or bushfires. It comes as the State Government completed their initial assessments of livestock losses on Kangaroo Island. More than 52,000 livestock, mostly sheep, perished in the fires or were euthanased afterwards across 208 properties.


Has culling more than 500,000 feral donkeys in the Kimberley been worth it?

Has culling more than 500,000 feral donkeys in the Kimberley been worth it?Since 1978, about 570,000 feral donkeys have been culled in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and authorities estimate there are now just 3,000 left. Conducting yearly aerial culls to control the Kimberley's donkey population has cost a lot of money. About $8.4 million - or $78 million in 2019 dollar terms - has been spent on the culls over the past 40 years.


Australia exported nearly 1.3 million head of cattle last year

Australia exported nearly 1.3 million head of cattle last year, but what does 2020 hold?Australia exported nearly 1.3 million head of cattle last year, which is up 19 per cent on the previous year and not far off the all-time record set in 2015. According to data from the Federal Department of Agriculture, Indonesia was once again Australia's biggest customer, taking 675,874 head of cattle — up 15 per cent on 2018. Meat and Livestock Australia's markets insight manager, Tim Ryan, said demand for red meat across South-East Asia was continuing to grow.


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NFF welcomes additional drought relief measures

NFF welcomes additional drought relief measuresNational Farmers Federation, President Fiona Simson yesterday took part in the first meeting of the Federal Government’s National Drought and North Queensland Flood Response and Recovery Agency Advisory Board, led by Shane Stone, in Orange. The meeting coincided with an announcement of further support for local governments and schools, by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Drought Minister David Littleproud.


Farmers count the bushfire cost

Farmers count the bushfire costFarmers are counting the cost of the NSW bushfire crisis as State Government impact assessment teams gain access to fire grounds. The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is reporting that 6284 head of livestock have been euthanised or confirmed deceased in bushfires this season across NSW. A total of 5198 have been lost in South-East NSW since Christmas.


Farmers encouraged to apply for energy efficiency award

Farmers encouraged to apply for energy efficiency awardNominations for the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2020: Best Agricultural Energy Efficiency Project Award are now open, and energy efficient farmers delivering spark savvy projects are encouraged to nominate. The new Award, launched by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), recognises the vital importance of agriculture to our economy and celebrates the innovation taking place on Australian farms.


Bushfire relief fodder donation depots open to SA producers

Bushfire relief fodder donation depots open to SA producersMore than 700 tonnes of hay has already been donated to fire-affected farmers around the state who have been struggling to feed their livestock, with Livestock SA inviting further fodder donations to support the bushfire crisis currently unfolding in Kangaroo Island. Livestock SA CEO Andrew Curtis extended his condolences to everyone impacted by the devastation of the recent South Australian bushfires.


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We need to talk about our global license to operate

We need to talk about our global license to operateSocial license to operate, what exactly does it mean? It is a phrase that is increasingly bandied about in the media, pushed by various activist groups, and repeated by politicians many of whom fail to recognise that the words often do not represent the real views of the community at large.


VFF responds to bushfires to help impacted farmers

VFF responds to bushfires to help impacted farmersThe Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is coordinating fodder relief for farmers affected by bushfires in Gippsland and the Upper Murray. VFF President David Jochinke said work is underway to get fodder to livestock immediately and throughout the recovery stage. “It is very difficult to access much of the fire zone at the moment, but the VFF is working with other agencies such as Agriculture Victoria, local government authorities and organisations such as Lions Clubs to get fodder to where it is needed.”


TFGA

Fruit fly Pest Free Area announcementThe Australian Dairy Plan is a set of priorities for the dairy industry for the next five years and beyond to create a more profitable, confident and united Australian dairy industry. The Dairy Plan process was first announced in November 2018 and since then there has been consultation with stakeholders from across all dairy regions and the dairy industry during May to July 2019. Participation from the stakeholders throough consultation were able to provide themes that the Dairy Plan needs to address.


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