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Outback Property Willowie Sells
Prior To Auction For First Time Since 1920

Outback Property Willowie Sells The drought in outback Queensland has forced a family to sell the sheep property they have called home for almost 100 years. The 37,800-acre Willowie Station in outback Queensland sold earlier this week, prior to auction for an undisclosed sum. The Forrest family has run the property, 50 kilometres east of Longreach, since 1920 when the late Bill Forrest drew the property in a ballot. "My father was only 16 when he came here and that is nearly 97 years ago," current owner Martin Forrest said.

Experts Join Forces
To Highlight Dangers Of Antimicrobial Resistance

Experts Join ForcesAustralia's top vet and a range of local and international experts have come together to highlight the global dangers posed by antimicrobial resistance. Earlier this year, the United Nations' World Health Organisation launched a renewed push to tackle the problem. A United Kingdom report found that around the world, approximately 700,000 people were dying each year from drug-resistance infections.

Heavy Rain In Western Australia
Heavy Rain In Western Australia

Heavy Rain In Western AustraliaHeavy downpours in Western Australia have caused mixed feelings in the state's farming industry, leaving some farmers frustrated and concerned for their crop while others rejoice over the mid-summer rain. According to grain farmer Paul Millstead, his property in East-Korrongorring received 105mm of rain in 24 hours.

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Good News For Farmers
To Tackle Big Business

Not All Bad NewsADF has long-advocated for change to tackle big business misusing its power and reducing competition in markets. Yesterday, the last day of Parliament for 2016, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced the introduction of the s46 ‘effects test’ legislation 2016 into the Federal Parliament.

Excellent Seasonal Conditions
Push Australian Wool Production Higher In 2016/17

Australian Wool InnovationThe Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has revised its forecast of shorn wool production for the 2016/17 season to 332 million kilograms greasy, a 2.2% increase on its final estimate for the 2015/16 season. Committee Chairman, Russell Pattinson said that "almost all major sheep producing areas across Australia are reported to be experiencing very good to excellent season conditions and an abundance of feed after a very wet Spring.

MSA Continues To Deliver
For Australian Red Meat Industry In 2015-16

Meeting the MSA marketThe world leading Meat Standards Australia (MSA) eating quality program has continued to grow and deliver returns to the farm gate in 2015-16, with more than 3 million cattle and 5 million sheep presented for MSA grading during the last financial year. According to new data for 2015-16 released as part of MSA’s Annual Outcomes Report, the program also delivered an additional $153 million in farm gate revenue thanks to premiums paid for MSA accredited and compliant cattle, with more than 3000 additional cattle and sheep producers becoming MSA registered.

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Lifestyle & Rural

Gary The Goat's Journey
From Country Comedian's Hostage To Social Media Superstar

Gary The Goat's JourneyWith millions of fans around the world, Gary is Australia's most famous goat. But it was a long and winding track that brought him and his owner together. Jimbo Baboozi was a comedian telling crude jokes in country towns when he met the animal who would become a superstar. Not politically correct enough for the city, Baboozi developed an off-the-map reputation in the comedy world for asking local publicans if he could do a show that night.

Cattle Train To Oakey
Heralds Boom For Industry

Cattle Train To OakeyA cattle train pulled into an Oakey abattoir today for the first time in 23 years, signalling the start of a boom for Queensland's livestock industry. Oakey Beef Exports secured a deal with the State Government earlier this year to upgrade the underutilised rail track between Quilpie and its meatworks, west of Brisbane.

Queensland Grazing Family Expands
Into Northern Territory With Manners Creek Station Purchase

Trump And Brexit Good SignsA family-owned Queensland grazing company has expanded into the Northern Territory, buying property in the hope of gaining access to the Darwin and Townsville trade. Previously owned by Brett and Vanda Hick, Manners Creek station, 256km north-east of Alice Springs, spans 6,879 square kilometres and was purchased by Gibson Grazing for $15 million.

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National Farmers' Federation
NFF calls for reform to ‘broken’ tax system

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)The National Farmers Federation says Australia’s tax system is broken and is calling for sensible, forward-thinking reform to allow farm businesses to operate to their potential. The call comes on the back of a new report released yesterday, supported by the NFF, looking at the impact taxation policy has on Australian agriculture.

NSW Farmers
Backpacker Tax Outcome Puts Farmers At Ease

NSW Farmers Demand Action Over Shenhua NSW Farmers is relieved a decision around the Backpacker Tax has finally been reached. Chair of NSW Farmers’ Horticulture Committee, Brett Guthrey said after 18 months of uncertainty, today ’s outcome, which sees backpackers taxed at a rate of 15 per cent, couldn’t have come soon enough.

Queensland Farmers Federation
Water Assets Included In Stamp Duty Exemptions

The Queensland Farmers FederationThe Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) welcomed the state government’s move to include water assets in the stamp duty exemptions measure that was announced as part of the 2016-17 Budget. Since June 2016, QFF has been working constructively with the government to expand the duties concession to include water assets

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
WAFarmers Records Surplus For Second Year In A Row

Text HereWAFarmers has recorded an operating surplus for the second year in a row, after continuing to re-charge their finances and re-connect with members over the past 12 months. WAFarmers Chief Executive Officer Stephen Brown said the surplus was a significant achievement and had built on the success of the previous financial year.

Victorian Farmers Federation
VFF Throws Support Behind Missing Link

The Victorian Farmers FederationVictorian farmers sick of running up against problems transporting produce to market have thrown their support behind the State Government’s plan to build the much touted North East Link connecting the M80 Ring Road at Greensborough and the Eastern Freeway. The Victorian Farmers Federation has embraced the proposed road, which would carry around 100,000 vehicles a day and provide quicker and easier access between agricultural regions and the Melbourne wholesale market for freight operators.

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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