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Growing Appetite For Goat Meat
Prompts Review Of Feral Goat Management In South Australia

Growing Appetite For Goat MeatMore than 20 years ago, Paul Blacket saw a gap in the South Australian livestock market and opened River Light Goat Depot on the fringes of Adelaide. With legislation prohibiting the grazing of goats on pastoral land in the state's north, he saw an opportunity to make a business out of the increasing number of feral goats being mustered and trucked for processing.

Livestock Exporter Wellard
To Sell Ocean Outback Vessel

Livestock Exporter WellardLivestock exporter Wellard Limited has announced it will sell off one of its vessels. The livestock vessel, Ocean Outback, can transport 6,000 cattle and 25,000 sheep, or a combination of both, and is one of a fleet of five owned and operated by Wellard. Ocean Outback was built in 2010 at a cost of more than $40 million.

X-Rays Found To Be Accurate
Prediction Of Cattle Carcase Fat And Lean Meat Composition

X-Rays Found To Be Accurate As the meat industry debates the merits of installing new x-ray technology in abattoirs, research at Murdoch University has found it to be very accurate in predicting cattle carcases. Meat and Livestock Australia's plan to help fund the roll out of DEXA technology to 90 meatworks around Australia, at a cost of $150 million, was blocked by the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC).

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Australian Dairy Farmers
Farm Life - Animal Health And Welfare

Australian Dairy FarmersFarm animal welfare is a significant issue in Australia and overseas, and consumers are increasingly interested in knowing that a high standard of animal welfare is maintained throughout the supply chain of products they purchase. Healthy and well cared for cows are a priority for every dairy farmer as it is central to having a successful and sustainable dairy farm.

Australian Wool Innovation
The Future Of Wool Harvesting Examined

Australian Wool InnovationAustralian Wool Innovation (AWI) is holding a shearing industry day to help guide the future of wool harvesting. While the traditional method continues to serve the industry, over many years, many alternatives to harvesting wool have been invested in. This event will examine the latest knowledge and innovation around the current technologies and ask the vital question of "what next"?

Meat & Livestock Australia
Red Meat 2017 To Showcase Markets, Innovation And Profit Drivers

Meat & Livestock AustraliaAustralian red meat producers interested in learning more about the future of their industry and new opportunities to improve their profitability are invited to attend MLA’s Red Meat 2017 event in Alice Springs on 21-22 November. The Red Meat 2017 program includes a producer tour, the latest innovation and marketing insights, a trade show and technology demonstrations, business breakfast, unrivalled networking opportunities and the MLA Annual General Meeting.

Farm Style
Lifestyle & Rural

Slaughter Ban Unlikely To Last
India Cattle And Buffalo Slaughter Ban Unlikely To Last, Australian Beef Experts Say

Slaughter Ban Unlikely To LastThere are doubts about whether India's ban on the slaughter of cattle and buffalo will last. The ban has sparked widespread protests in India as well as claims that millions of jobs will be lost if the government stops the nation's $4 billion beef export industry. The ramifications are being watched closely in northern Australia with Indian buffalo meat becoming a serious competitor to Australia's live cattle trade to Indonesia.

20th Year In Finke Desert Race
Cattle Station Husband-And-Wife Team

20th Year In Finke Desert RaceIt is often referred to as the toughest off-road race in Australia, and preparations are underway once again for the Finke Desert Race next weekend. The event attracts competitors from around the country, and is also a big event for the local rural community, with many station families taking part. For Paddy Weir and her husband Locky from Allambi Station, it is their 20th year taking part in the gruelling two-day event.

A Day With A Country Vet
One-Eyed Pugs, Cat Attacks And The Case Of Bailey's Genital Bean

A Day With A Country VetRubber-gloved to the armpits, vet Stuart Skirving disappears under the back end of a heavily sedated and swaying horse and fiddles about. Gelding Bailey, although practically asleep at the end of his lead rope, gives a noticeable jerk and the vet emerges triumphant. "That's the biggest I've ever seen," exclaims the vet, proudly displaying a large waxy object on his gloved palm. "You'll be able to pee better now mate."

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National Farmers' Federation
Murray-Darling Basin Ministers Put Words Into Action

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) Vice President Les Gordon has welcomed the Deputy Prime Minister’s release of the terms of reference for a project to independently analyse how Murray-Darling Basin Plan water recovery, through efficiency measures, could be carried out to ensure neutral or improved socio-economic outcomes.

NSW Farmers
Budget Lays Tracks For NSW Farmers

NSW Farmers Demand Action Over Shenhua The NSW Farmers’ Association is ecstatic the Federal Government has fully committed to build the Inland Rail. NSW Farmers’ Association President, Derek Schoen, said the commitment of an additional $8.4 billion to build the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail will drive down transport costs for farmers by providing better access to alternative ports, and creating more competition between the ports

Queensland Farmers Federation
Queensland Farmers Betrayed By Unnacceptable Eletricity Price Increase

The Queensland Farmers FederationRural and regional Queensland have today been betrayed and letdown as the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) delivered its final determination that electricity prices would yet again significantly increase for 2017–18. The final version of the QCA Regulated Electricity Price determination released today outlined yet another year of above consumer price index (CPI) increases.

Primary Producers SA
Producers Encouraged To Nominate For Livestock SA Board

Primary Producers SASouth Australian livestock producers are being encouraged to consider nominating for the Livestock SA board. There are five, two-year positions up for election this year, with continuing members including Vice President Joe Keynes, Keyneton; Andrew Clarke, Oodnadatta; Jamie Heinrich, Parndana, Kangaroo Island; Bill Nosworthy, Elliston and Penny Schulz, Field.

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Western Australian Farmers Federation
Equal access to grains stocks info needed

Text HereIn an effort to improve competition and transparency, WAFarmers is pushing for equal access to grains stocks information that currently only grain traders receive from bulk handlers. WAFarmers believes that as traders already receive aggregated stocks information on a weekly basis during harvest, producers should also be entitled to the data.

Victorian Farmers Federation
Rural Mobile Coverage Debate Goes To Federal Court

The Victorian Farmers FederationRURAL residents are at the centre of a legal stoush over a bid to improve mobile phone coverage, with the Federal Court now asked to intervene in the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s draft decision to refuse domestic mobile roaming. The Victorian Farmers Federation applauded Vodafone for today launching proceedings for a judicial review into the report handed down last month by the competition watchdog.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
The 2017 Tasmanian Farmers And Graziers Association (TFGA) Gala Dinner (June 22)

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association2016 was a rough year for Tasmanian agriculture. Drought, fires, floods, milk prices - you name it we endured it all. But, we are a resilient lot. We learnt, we survived and we continued to grow stronger. The 2017 Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) gala dinner (June 22) is the ideal place to build on that strength and join together to celebrate all that is good about Tasmanian agriculture – the innovation, the resourcefulness, the sense of community, and the pride that we have in being one of the key pillars of the State’s economy.

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