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Trump And Brexit Good Signs
For Beef Industry, Cattle Baron Says

Trump And Brexit Good SignsA Queensland cattle baron says the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom have boosted his confidence in the international beef market. Peter Hughes, managing director of Hughes Pastoral Group, this week added one of central Queensland's best grazing properties to his family's extensive portfolio, with the settlement of Tumbar station for $67.5 million.

Longhorn Cattle
Bring Taste Of Texas Life To North Queensland

Longhorn CattleThey say everything is bigger in Texas, whether it is the size of their hats or even the length of the horns on their cattle. It is this larger-than-life attitude that has inspired an Australian couple to recreate a little bit of Texas in north Queensland. Michael and Lynda Bethel have bred the country's largest herd of full-blood Texas Longhorn cattle at their ranch on the outskirts of Charters Towers.

Cattle Researchers Fight
Extraordinary Patent Of Bovine Genome

Cattle Researchers FightIn a move which has shocked cattle researchers and breeders, two American companies are trying to patent the bovine genome in Australia. Meat and Livestock Australia has lodged action in the Federal Court against the Australian Patent office for granting the patent to Cargill and Branhaven. Researchers fear it could spread to other livestock research.

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Not All Bad News
The American People Have Spoken And Made Their Choice

Not All Bad NewsThe American people have spoken and made their choice. It is amazing how things can change overnight. President Elect Trump’s victory in the United States presidential election has created a little bit of a stir in Australia and around the world. Australia has an open economy and we are heavily reliant on exports. We depend on international stability and open borders to drive our economic growth

Australian Wool Innovation
Tech eChallenge 2017 Announced

Australian Wool InnovationAustralian Wool Innovation today announced a collaboration with the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at The University of Adelaide to create the 2017 Australian Wool Innovation Tech eChallenge. The Australian Wool Innovation Tech eChallenge program is based around the development of prototypes of technical innovations for the Australian wool industry.

Meeting The MSA Market
Meat Standards Australia Registered Murray Grey Herd

Meeting the MSA marketBeef producer Geoff Roberts has the needs of the consumer at the heart of his Meat Standards Australia registered Murray Grey herd. Geoff, who runs the 1,600ha property 'Wingelo' at Wagga Wagga, NSW with his wife Gaye and son Tim, was one of the early adopters of the MSA program. In the past two-and-a-half years, 95% of the Roberts' cattle were MSA compliant when processed, with an average MSA Index of 61, above the national average of 58.5 for grassfed cattle in 2015-16.

Farm Style
Lifestyle & Rural

Contaminated Fuel
Caused Territory Cattleman's Helicopter To Crash: ATSB

Contaminated Fuel The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says contaminated fuel caused a fatal helicopter crash on a Northern Territory cattle station. Forty-year-old pilot Dougal Brett died from injuries sustained in the accident in June 2015. The popular cattleman lived on Waterloo Station, near the Western Australia border, with his young family.

First Wagyu Calf
For Anna Plains Station in the Kimberley

First Wagyu CalfOn Anna Plains Station, 250 kilometres south of Broome, there has been an exciting new arrival this week. A Wagyu calf has been born from one of the station's grey Brahman heifers. It is the first Wagyu born on the property and there will be 250 of them born before Christmas if all goes to plan. Station manager David Stoate said the move into the Japanese breed was mostly about tapping into the ever-increasing value of the Wagyu market.

First Crops Emerge
Nita Downs Irrigation Project

First Crops Emerge With the temperature hitting 40 degrees and the smell of bushfires in the distance, the sight of green grass growing under centre pivot irrigation brings relief to the Forshaw family at Nita Downs Station in the Kimberley. Damien and Kirsty Forshaw bought their station south of Broome in 2005.

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National Farmers' Federation
Farmers For Climate Action Alliance Joins The NFF

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has today welcomed Farmers for Climate Action as an Associate Member of Australia’s national peak agriculture body. NFF President Brent Finlay said that joining forces will strengthen the agriculture and farm sector’s advocacy and influence on policy measures needed to help the sector adapt to a changing climate and respond to Australia’s commitments under the Paris Agreement.

NSW Farmers
Farmers combat l upins disease

NSW Farmers Demand Action Over Shenhua NSW Farmers is working closely with farmers and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) in a combined effort to stop the spread of anthracnose in Lupins crops. Since first being informed of the detections, NSW Farmers has liaised with the DPI and Local Land Services (LLS) to understand the surveillance effort and the management options under consideration, including if the disease can be eradicated or controlled with transition to industry management.

Queensland Farmers Federation
Backpacker Tax: Queensland Farmers Deserve Better

The Queensland Farmers FederationThe Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is calling on the government and opposition to stop playing politics with farmers’ futures and urgently resolve the outstanding backpacker tax. QFF President Stuart Armitage expressed his disappointment at the fact that while parliamentarians squabbled over the politics of the issue, Queensland farmers continued to have uncertainty on whether there will be workers for the upcoming season.

Primary Producers SA
Livestock SA

Primary Producers SALivestock SA has recently been formed to vigorously represent and promote the interests of sheep, beef cattle and goat producers in South Australia. Livestock SA is the voice for these livestock producers on all livestock-related issues. Livestock SA is a forum to consider how livestock issues should be resolved, what is needed to allow livestock production to prosper, and ensure government and the community are clear on livestock producers’ views – but it can only do this with the support and involvement of all livestock producers.

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Western Australian Farmers Federation
State Gov support puts wild dog plan into action

Text HereThe State Government’s investment towards implementing the WA Wild Dog Action Plan 2016-2021 has been applauded by WAFarmers and the state’s livestock and pastoral industries. Minister for Agriculture and Food Mark Lewis today announced that $19.94 million would support key recommendations from the WA Wild Dog Action Plan, and would recognise the importance of coordinating efforts from industry, government and the community to control wild dogs.

Victorian Farmers Federation
Time to take a deep breath on Basin Plan

The Victorian Farmers FederationTHE Victorian Farmers Federation has urged an end to anti-rural rhetoric that has erupted over a clause in the Murray Darling Basin Plan to recover an additional 450 gigalitres (GL) of water for the environment. The Plan legislation outlines that this extra water is only available if there are no socio economic impacts on Basin communities.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
National win for TFGA Board Director

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers AssociationThe Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) has welcomed the news that its Board Director Mike Badcock has received the inaugural Rural Community Leader of the Year Award. “On behalf of myself and my fellow Board Directors, I would like to congratulate Mike for his accolade at the Australian Farmer of the Year Awards,’’ TFGA President Wayne Johnston said.

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