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Jobs Lost As Cattle Prices Soar
Cattle Index Hits New High, Puts Pressure On Meat Processors

Jobs Lost As Cattle Prices SoarMixed fortunes are at play in the cattle industry with high prices being driven by strong demand and record low herd numbers. The national herd currently stands at 26 million head, down from 29 million in 2014. Widespread rain in key producing areas has contributed to the price rise, tightening supply and increasing competition along the supply chain.

AACo Profit Up $58 Million
Australian Agricultural Company Reports Profit Of $67.8 million, Up $58 Million

AACo Profit Up $58 MillionAustralia's largest cattle company AACo has just announced a net profit of $67.8 million, up $57.8 million for the end of financial year 2016. At the Australian Agricultural Company's AGM in Brisbane this morning CEO Jason Strong said the company would be releasing new beef brands over the next three months as it pushed ahead to become a global beef brand. Jason Strong said the impressive financial result was a direct result of recent investments in the supply chain.

Drone Helps Council Track Wild Dogs
Military-Grade Drone Helps Queensland Council Track Wild Dogs As Part Of Baiting Program

Drone Helps Council Track Wild DogsA military-grade drone has been brought in to aid in a Queensland council's fight against wild dogs on rural properties. The Southern Downs Regional Council has trialled the remote-control technology on private farmland at Terrica, near the Queensland-New South Wales border, where the dogs kill sheep and cattle. Council's pest manager Craig Magnussen said they hoped the drone would make aerial baiting more efficient by mapping the movement of dogs and other pests before a helicopter set out to drop meat.

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Wool Exchange Portal Working Group Meets
The Wool Exchange Portal - Working Group (WEP-WG) Has Held Its Initial Meeting

Wool Exchange Portal Working Group MeetsThe group has been engaged to assess the viability of the major recommendation of the recent Wool Selling Systems Review: the creation of an online Wool Exchange Portal. The Review Panel provided its 68 page Final Report earlier this year. It stated a WEP would address a number of issues raised by industry, including reducing transaction costs and digitising the exchange of wool whilst creating greater transparency in the process.

​Support From East To West
2016 Is Proving To Be A Year Of Contradictions For Australian Dairy Farmers

Support From East To WestAs I spent a few days in Western Australia this week, I was reminded of the significant challenges we are facing right across the country and the remarkable resilience dairy farmers are showing in times of hardship. Western Australian dairy farmers have mostly been buffered from export oriented market volatility and have experienced a good season, yet they are not immune from other difficulties.

MSA Underpins New Dorper Lamb Brand
The Prime Dorper Lamb Brand

MSA Underpins New Dorper Lamb BrandDorper sheep breeders and processors gearing up for the launch of the Prime Dorper Lamb brand in the next few months are hoping to replicate the success of breed-based beef brands. Underpinned by Meat Standards Australia (MSA), the Prime Dorper Lamb brand is seen as the next step for producers to increase awareness of the quality of their sheep meat and ensure a consistent supply to local processors..

Farm Style
Lifestyle & Rural

Henty Machinery Field Days
The Nation's Agribusiness Supermarket

Henty Machinery Field DaysLocated in the heart of the nation's food bowl in southern NSW, Henty Machinery Field Days is an agribusiness supermarket attracting more than 60,000 visitors each year. Henty Machinery Field Days is now regarded as southern Australia's single biggest agricultural event, showcasing the latest in machinery and farm equipment, outdoors and camping products, farm produce, agronomy, country lifestyle, government and health services, agribusiness and finance services.

Palgrove Annual Bull Sale
Friday 9th September 2016

Palgrove Annual Bull SaleOn offer are 164 bulls including 120 Charolais (95 of these are polled) and 44 Ultrablack Bulls. We think that you will be impressed with the quality and consistency of this year’s draft. There are many first time sires represented in the sale which will add value to both stud and commercial producers. We offer a very comprehensive printed sale catalogue as usual (available to view online). If you aren’t on our mailing list, click Request a Catalogue and we’ll send one to you. This year we are featuring photos of almost all of the sale bulls in the gallery at the top of this page.

Animal Science Collaboration Needed
Cutting-Edge Animal Science Needed To Feed The World

Animal Science Collaboration Needed Cutting-edge animal production science will be needed if the world is to meet the unprecedented global demand for animal protein. Protein will also have to be produced in a way that meets consumer demands of high welfare standards and is affordable according to the Australian Society of Animal Production president Phil Hynd. Adelaide hosted the Animal Production 2016 conference where about 400 papers on animal production were presented.

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The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)
NFF Welcomes New Turnbull Ministry

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the appointment of the new Turnbull Ministry, led by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and Deputy Leader Barnaby Joyce. “The NFF has developed strong relationships with the Coalition over the past three years, and we look forward to our continuing engagement with a renewed focus on creating opportunity and growth the agricultural sector,” NFF President Brent Finlay said.

NSW Farmers
Fresh Faces For NSW Farmers

NSW Farmers Demand Action Over Shenhua NSW Farmers has welcomed three new Members to the NSW Farmers board. Barmedman farmer Lisa Minogue, Moree grain producer Rebecca Reardon and Coffs Harbour banana and cucumber grower Paul Shoker were elected to the board at the NSW Farmers Annual Conference. The three new faces join Griffith’s Helen Dalton, Guyra sheep producer James Jackson and Mudgee farmer Mitchell Clapham on the Board.

The Queensland Farmers Federation
Productivity Commission takes aim at overregulation in Ag sector

The Queensland Farmers FederationThe Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the Australian Government Productivity Commission’s draft report on the ‘Regulation of Australian Agriculture’ that has called for a return to evidence based regulation of the sector. The Commission identified what QFF and industry members have been saying for a long time; that the number and complexity of regulations at every stage of the supply chain weigh heavily on the sector’s productivity and competitiveness.

Primary Producers SA
Pork SA Is The Peak Industry Organisation Representing Pork Producers

Primary Producers SAPork SA recognises that while profitability is critical, it is just as important to have the confidence of the community and consumers in how responsibly the industry operates in areas such as welfare, environmental sustainability and food safety. Pork SA will specifically address such matters and enable the industry to be ahead of the issues rather than reacting in an uncoordinated manner.

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The Western Australian Farmers Federation
New online platform for Australian farming community

Text HereWith input from WAFarmers and other farming organisations, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has delivered on their digital initiative of a new online home for Australia’s farming community, with the launch of Australian Farmers today. The online platform offers localised weather data to improve decision-making, enables farmers to exchange ideas and advocate on the issues that matter most, and provides the latest news about food, fibre and farming.

The Victorian Farmers Federation
New VFF leaders plough ahead

The Victorian Farmers FederationWimmera grain grower David Jochinke has been elected President of the Victorian Farmers Federation with Quambatook grain grower Brett Hosking elected as Vice President. Mr Jochinke said it was an honour to take over from outgoing President Peter Tuohey. “This is an awesome responsibility that the membership has entrusted me with," Mr Jochinke said.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
Incitec Pivot Contributes $50,000 To Help Tasmanian Farming Families

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers AssociationIncitec Pivot Fertilisers has today donated $50,000 to support Tasmanian farmers in getting their businesses up and running after the recent floods. Gerard Buckle, IPF Vice President Sales & Marketing, said the support would be made through the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) to ensure it was readily available to impacted farmers. “We have been working closely with the farmers over the last two weeks and we’ve heard first-hand from them and their families of the hardships they’re now facing, and we knew it was time to give them a hand,” Mr Buckle said.

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