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Central Australia's The Garden
Cattle Station Making Changes To Herd After 17 years

Central Australia's The Garden A cattle station in Central Australia is mixing things up and streamlining its herd after 17 years of the same. The Hayes family at The Garden Station, about 117 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs, will go from two herds to one. They have trucked in about 350 Droughtmaster heifers from Central Queensland to replace their Herefords, which they will send to Anna Creek Station in South Australia, recently purchased by the Williams family.

Stock Squad Shake Up
Puts Sex, Drugs And Fraud Crime In Focus

Stock Squad Shake UpA plan to overhaul Queensland's stock squad will see greater focus placed on tackling rural crime issues such as drugs, child exploitation and fraud. The "renewed focus" comes as the State Crime Command moves towards a taskforce response model, according to Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad (SARCIS) state coordinator Mick Dowie.

Indonesia Suspends Importation
Of Indian Buffalo Meat, But Many Believe Ban Will Not Last

Indonesia Suspends ImportationThe Indonesian Government has suspended the importation of Indian buffalo meat following a ruling by the nation's Constitutional Court, but there are many who believe the ban will not last. Last week the court ruled that meat from countries prone to foot and mouth disease (FMD) could only be imported under emergency circumstances.

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Lessons Learnt From The Senate Inquiry
Last Week ADF Were Asked To Speak At The Senate Inquiry In Shepparton, Victoria

Not All Bad NewsBefore it was our turn, we listened to a number of dairy farmers from the region offer valuable insight into an industry that has seen its fair share of hard knocks. Centred around a few general themes, the dairy farmers talked about having greater transparency between processors and suppliers, contract fairness, and a lack of faith with industry body leadership.

Australian Wool Innovation
Wool A Natural Innovator At Global Trade Events

Australian Wool InnovationAt key global trade events in the northern hemisphere, Australian wool has shown its versatility to hundreds of thousands of textile manufacturers, retailers and designers and consumers. At Outdoor Retailer and ISPO trade events in Salt Lake City, USA and Munich, Germany in recent weeks, wool has enjoyed increased attention from those looking for the latest fabrics that use a fibre produced in a natural environment from a renewable source.

MLA Launches Beef Campaign
With Healthy, Simple 15-Minute Meals – And A Plea From Dame Edna

Meeting the MSA marketMeat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has launched its latest beef marketing campaign, demonstrating to Australian consumers how quick and easy beef is to prepare. Under the “You’re Better on Beef” banner, the campaign builds on the strong nutrition messages of previous MLA Beef marketing campaigns, particularly to Australian women who are not getting enough iron.

Farm Style
Lifestyle & Rural

Farmers Angered By Dairy Australia Email
Accusing Social Media Sites Of Spreading Misinformation

Farmers Angered By Dairy Australia EmailA leaked email has set Dairy Australia at odds with the farmers it represents, after it named a number of farmer-based social media accounts and the strategy for dealing with them. Media player: "Space" to play, "M" to mute, "left" and "right" to seek. A screenshot of the email, shared widely on social media, listed a number of areas where the organisation said misinformation about a key decision on the dairy industry's future was being spread.

Hundreds Of Hay Bales Delivered
To Fire-Affected Farmers From across Australia

Hundreds Of Hay Bales DeliveredOne week after devastating fires ripped through central western NSW, farmers are being given a helping hand with fodder being delivered from across Australia. More than 50 trucks carrying hundreds of bales of donated hay to the fire-affected Warrumbungle region lined the streets of Dunedoo on Saturday afternoon.

GPS Wearing Cows
May be the Answer To Stopping Cattle Thieves In Their Tracks

GPS Wearing CowsIt is a crime evoking bushrangers and cattle duffers of old, but stock theft has become a modern crime and researchers are hoping to find a technological solution. A team from Central Queensland University (CQU) in Rockhampton believes a motion-sensing GPS device may hold the clue. The device detects mustering activity and sends a message to a grazier's phone.

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National Farmers' Federation
New Labelling Laws Help Shoppers Support Aussie Farmers

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)The National Farmers’ Federation say changes to Australia’s Country-of-Origin labelling system will improve consumer confidence and ultimately be beneficial to Australian farmers. A Bill passed in the Federal Senate last night will see the terms ‘made-in’ and ‘packed-in’ more clearly defined. NFF Chief Executive Tony Mahar said by and large Australians consumers want to know more about the products they are purchasing and this includes knowing where they come from.

NSW Farmers
Merriwa Farmers Launch Bushfire Appeal

NSW Farmers Demand Action Over Shenhua The NSW Farmers’ Merriwa Branch has joined forces with the Merriwa Show Society to establish the Merriwa - Sir Ivan Bushfire Appeal to assist affected landholders and residents. The local farming community has quickly jumped on board, already donating cattle that will be fed at the Alexander Downs feedlot at Merriwa and then sold to raise money for the appeal. Merriwa Branch Chair , Pat Ryan, said farmers from as far as Wagga Wagga have also offered cattle for the appeal.

Queensland Farmers Federation
Tool To Manage Heat Stress

The Queensland Farmers FederationEmployers are being reminded to protect workers from heat stress throughout Queensland’s warmer months. Employers have a duty of care for their employees and must provide their workers with heat and sun protection, as well as general sun safety tips. Employers need to ensure workers wear protective gear including a hat and sunscreen, take adequate breaks, seek shade and keep hydrated to prevent heat exhaustion, heat stroke, fainting and cramps.

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
WANDRRA Fund Available To Flood-Affected Farmers

Text HereFarmers who have been affected by the flooding caused by recent heavy rains are now able to access the Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery A​rrangements (WANDRRA) fund. With much of the state now having been declared a natural disaster zone, the fund has been opened to assist those who have suffered from the direct impact of the floods. WAFarmers President Tony York said while the rains missed harvest, there would be remedial works needed on farms to prepare for the new season.

Victorian Farmers Federation
RSPCA Needs To Stop Playing Politics With Poultry Welfare, Says VFF

The Victorian Farmers FederationChicken farmers have blasted the RSPCA for threatening to walk out on negotiations for a new poultry industry animal welfare code of practice in a move labelled petty by the Victorian Farmers Federation. The VFF has accused the animal rights group of damaging a year’s worth of work drafting new industry standards over a protest aimed at forcing the egg industry into abandoning its practice of caged egg production.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
Agriculture Has Been Tasmania’s Most Important Industry Since Settlement

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers AssociationAgriculture has been Tasmania’s most important industry since settlement. Today it is the quiet achiever among the group of economic drivers that make Tasmania the special island it is for all who choose to live here. Agriculture is also the stabilising influence in the economy. Those who work within this vibrant industry require a strong bond and sound representation. These are the strengths of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA), the state’s peak agricultural body.

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