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WA Dairy Farmers Issue Plea
After Being Forced To Tip Thousands Of Litres Of Milk Down The Drain

WA Dairy Farmers Issue PleaDairy farmers in Western Australia are making a desperate plea to the state and federal governments to broker a long-term solution to their woes. Farmers in Harvey, in WA's south-west, have become the first in the country forced to tip thousands of litres of milk down the drain. "We have capacity to hold 16,000 litres, we've held it for two days, we don't have a milk company coming to pick up our milk," Harvey dairy farmer Graham Manning said.

Bega Cheese Shares Slump
On Infant Formula Profit Warning

Bega Cheese Shares SlumpShares in dairy processor Bega Cheese fell more than 10 per cent as the company held its annual meeting. Chairman Barry Irvin confirmed the company's partnership with Blackmores to export infant formula to Asia had not gone as planned. He also reaffirmed a statutory after-tax profit of $28.8 million, up 132 per cent on the previous year.

Queensland Grazier Wants Compensation
After Property Involved In Possible National Park Bungle

Queensland Grazier Wants CompensationPressure is mounting on the Queensland Government to apologise and compensate graziers whose cattle properties may have been mistakenly made into national parks.vDocuments obtained by grazier Sharon Lohse, under Freedom of Information laws, showed that no proper assessment was done before her family's cattle grazing lease was turned into a national park by the Beattie Labor government.

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Competition Laws Are About To Change
Keeping Our Dairy Farmers Competitive

Competition Laws Are About To ChangeAustralian Dairy Farmers (ADF) has lobbied hard for these changes and worked with many different organisations to represent the needs of farmers. Since January 2011, Coles and Woolworths have continued to cause unnecessary worry for farmers by devaluing products in the supply chain. Milk was the first weapon of choice in their discount war as it was a household staple and something that consumers were emotionally attached to.

AWI Launches New Podcast
The Yarn is Australian Wool Innovation’s new free podcast.

AWI Launches New PodcastIn addition to regular communications such as the quarterly Beyond the Bale magazine, monthly e-newsletter, regular social media and media releases, The Yarn is a fortnightly audio report from across the wool research, development and marketing body. Designed to be listened to on a smartphone for people on the go, The Yarn has been created as a regular report for those who AWI principally works for: Australian woolgrowers.

Flood Recovery Advice
Recovering livestock enterprises

Flood Recovery AdviceRecovering livestock enterprises after prolonged flooding will pose a challenge for many affected producers this year, but careful management can help minimise the impacts on productivity. The affect of flooding depends on the flow and temperature of water, soil types, depth and length of flooding, the health and type of plant species growing and the amount of silt or debris deposited. These factors will determine if pastures successfully recover, or if resowing is needed due to plant deaths.

Farm Style
Lifestyle & Rural

Goat Growth Trials Underway
As Queensland Farmers Hope For Industry Boom

Goat Growth Trials UnderwayJake Berghofer and Emma Patterson currently run about 2,000 rangeland goats on their property, Springvale, at Eulo in south-west Queensland. About 320 of the rangeland goats on Springvale are currently involved in a growth-rate trial commissioned by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). "We are looking at the growth rate of rangeland goats, a supplemented group versus a non-supplemented group," Ms Patterson said.

The Kidman Cattle Empire
Australian Syndicate Outbids Gina Rinehart For Cattle Empire

The Kidman Cattle EmpireAn all-Australian syndicate has made a $386 million bid for the Kidman cattle empire, trumping that of mining magnate Gina Rinehart and her Chinese joint venture partner. The offer by four families with extensive livestock and transport operations is unconditional and is more than the joint bid by Ms Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting and Shanghai CRED.

Training Working Dogs
Can Be Quick As A Whistle, Dog Whisperer Says

Training Working Dogs Can be quick as a whistle, dog whisperer says. It is not in a shout, it is not in a violent gesture in fact, it can be as soft as a barely audible whistle as you are walking towards the stockyards. That is what dog trainer Ben Page believes is all it takes to train a sheep dog. Mr Page and his wife Lyn have set up the Working Dog Centre, running accredited training not for dogs but for their owners, at their home of Turka in the southern Flinders Ranges.

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National Farmers' Federation
Labor Abandons Farm Sector On Backpacker Tax

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has called out the Australian Labor Party on its decision to walk away from Australian farmers by refusing to support a compromise on the destructive ‘backpacker tax’. With the Bill cleared today for introduction into Federal Parliament, Labor has again failed to reveal its position on the tax, instead preferring to delay any relief for the farm sector and establish yet another review.

NSW Farmers
Could you be big in China?

NSW Farmers Demand Action Over Shenhua From honey to red meat, juices, sauces, leather goods and more the growing Chinese market is hungry for Australian produce. NSW Farmers, the state’s peak agricultural body, is presenting ‘Exporting Your Products to China Workshop’ in Mudgee next month outlining the export opportunity for small and medium sized businesses in the world’s largest market, China.

Queensland Farmers Federation
Results From Reef Report Card Show Long Term Progress Underway

The Queensland Farmers FederationThe Federal and Queensland Governments’ 2015 report card on the health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) shows many positive long term improvements for our agricultural industries right along the Queensland coast. The sixth Reef Report Card is a snapshot of the long term collective efforts underway associated with implementing the Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan.

Primary Producers SA
Grain Producers SA

Primary Producers SAGPSA is a not for profit organisation that represents South Australia’s 3000 grain growers. On average, the state’s growers plant more than 4.2 million hectares of cereals, pulses, oilseeds and hay every year. Depending on the season, 6 to 10 million tonnes of grain is produced, plus hay. Grain growing is a significant industry for South Australia, generating about $2 billion per year for the State’s economy as well as employing thousands of people.

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Western Australian Farmers Federation
milk shipped east to prevent wastage

Text HereWAFarmers is facilitating milk shipments to the east from the state’s out-of-contract dairy farmers to prevent the dumping of their unwanted milk during their transitional period. WAFarmers Dairy Section President Michael Partridge said the measure was only a short-term arrangement and would buy more time for industry and government to discuss export growth and opportunities.

Victorian Farmers Federation
Wild dog baiting welcome news for farmers

The Victorian Farmers FederationThe Victorian Farmers Federation has welcomed a new push from State Government to wipe out wild dogs in Northern Victoria. The Government today announced it will splash out $6.2 million over four years on a scheme to manage foxes and wild dogs, including a move to increase aerial baiting for wild dogs to twice a year.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
Fonterra step up great news for milk suppliers

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers AssociationThe Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association Dairy Council has applauded the news that dairy giant Fonterra will offer a retrospective price step up to its milk suppliers. The company will increase the Full Milk Price by $0.22c/kg fat and $0.55c/kg protein to $5.10kg Milk Solids. Fonterra has revised its 16/17 season forecast to $5.20.

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