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Kilometres Of New Fences
Set To Be Built To Protect Sheep From Wild Dogs In Central West Queensland

Kilometres Of New FencesA new wave of wild dog cluster fences is set to rise in central west Queensland, with the announcement of recipients of $2.35 million in state funding. Seven clusters comprising of 31 producers are expected to erect 794 kilometres of fence, as part of the second round in the central west Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD) fencing scheme.

Anthrax Kills Sheep
At Second Farm In North-West Victoria

Anthrax Kills Sheep A second anthrax outbreak has been reported in Victoria's north-west. 0At least one sheep has died from the disease at a property near Nyah, with a "significant number" of other sheep dying at the site over the past few months.

Aerial Mapping
To Forecast Australian Goat Supply And Market Trends

Aerial MappingThe goat industry says a new initiative will see numbers and market trends forecasted accurately for the first time. Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has contracted a project with the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSWDPI) leading a national program to help establish a forecasting model.

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Australian Dairy Farmers
Australia, We Are In Good Hands

Australian Dairy FarmersThis week, ADF President, Terry Richardson, took part in his first Animal Health Australia (AHA) industry forum in Canberra. The meeting was called to discuss a range of topics including the management of the Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement (EADRA), a unique contractual arrangement between Australia’s governments and industry groups to collectively reduce the risk of disease incursions and manage a response if an outbreak occurs.

Australian Wool Innovation
Growers Experience The Strengh Of China's Wool Industry

Australian Wool InnovationWoolgrowers from across Australia have enjoyed gaining a great understanding of the Chinese wool industry during the recent AWI study trip to China. Close to 80 per cent of Australia's raw wool production is exported to China for early stage processing. Half of this wool is consumed in China at retail, making the Chinese wool processing and retail economy extremely important to Australia's $3 billion wool industry.

Meat & Livestock Australia
Report Reveals $420m Benefit From Objective Measurement

Meat & Livestock AustraliaAn independent report has found a $420 million per annum potential benefit to the Australian red meat industry from the full adoption of objective measurement technology. However, the report finds that unless the rollout of the technology is fast-tracked, only $72 million per annum of benefit is likely to be realised by 2020 on current rates of adoption.

Farm Style
Lifestyle & Rural

From Beer To Milk
How Brewers' Grain Is Helping Australian Dairy Farmers Increase Milk Production

From Beer To MilkWe have all heard of turning water into wine, but what about turning beer into milk? Under a trial program, dairy farmers across South Australia and south-east Queensland are using leftover brewers' grain to feed their cows. The Dairy Pride By-Products Program started at Lion Brewery in Adelaide (West End) and Brisbane (XXXX) and is now set to expand to NSW, Victoria and Western Australia.

ACCC Calls For More Transparency
and better reporting on beef markets

ACCC Calls For More TransparencyThe beef industry is being asked by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to increase its self-regulation. In its long awaited Cattle and Beef Market Study, released today, the ACCC has made 15 recommendations for better transparency and reporting in the beef sector.

Giant Chicken Video
Shines Light On Quirky Brahma Poultry Breed

Giant Chicken VideoA giant chicken has become an internet sensation after confused video watchers believed it was a person in a chicken costume. The video of unknown origin features a breed of chicken known as a Brahma, which can grow to more than a metre in height.

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National Farmers' Federation
Ombudsman launches worrying ‘spy on your boss’ app

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is alarmed at an initiative of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) that will undermine trust between employers and employees. The FWO this week formally launched a “record my hours” app which encourages employees to record their work activities and send their records to their “preferred representative”. The app includes GPS tracking and an in built camera feature to assist employees build an evidence case against their employers.

NSW Farmers
Don’t Leave NSW Farmers At A Disadvantage

NSW Farmers Demand Action Over Shenhua NSW fruit and vegetable growers are at risk of being left behind if the NSW Government does not commit to vital equipment enabling the export of fresh fruit and vegetables to the dinner plates in international markets. New South Wales growers now lag behind Victoria and Queensland, with export-standard x-ray phytosanitary equipment available only in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Queensland Farmers Federation
Farm Business Debt Mediation & Biosecurity Changes Pass Parliament

The Queensland Farmers FederationThe Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the passing of the government’s Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill that legislates farm debt mediation in Queensland. QFF also welcomed the passing of amendments to the Biosecurity Act that QFF and industry members have been calling for, which were included in the Bill.

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 Congratulates Newly-Elected Labor Government

Text HereWAFarmers congratulates WA Labor, which convincingly won in the 2017 State Election. WAFarmers President Tony York said WA Labor had performed reasonably well against the WAFarmers State Election Policy Platform which was demonstrated in the WAFarmers scorecard, released last week. “We congratulate Mark McGowan and his team at WA Labor on being elected to government,” he said.

Victorian Farmers Federation
VFF Urges Government To Take The Axe To Red Tape

The Victorian Farmers FederationRed tape is strangling the agriculture industry and the Federal Government needs to wind back unnecessary regulations, says Victoria’s peak farmer group. The Victorian Farmers Federation has backed the findings of a Productivity Commission review into regulation in the farm sector released yesterday that found Australian farm businesses face “a vast and complex array of regulations at every stage of the agricultural supply chain”.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
The TFGA Will Be At Agfest 2017

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers AssociationThe TFGA will be at Agfest 2017 on 4-6 May at Quercus Park, Carrick. Our site number is 605 and 607. Pop by and visit WFI, AustSafe super, ANZ, Telstra, RAW, Sheepconnect, Agriskills, Tasmania Fire Service, Agritas, to name a few.

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