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Wild Dogs Kept At Bay
After Farmer Builds $300,000 Fence To Stop Attacks On Sheep

Wild Dogs Kept At BayA spate of wild dog attacks across farmland previously untroubled by the pests has prompted one grazier to build a 32-kilometre exclusion fence around his property. Jack Glasson, from Jimembuen in southern New South Wales, said increasing numbers of wild dogs and kangaroos were beginning to impact on farm profitability.

Prices Hold Steady
Alice Springs Show Bull Sale, Slightly Down On Last Year

Prices Hold SteadyAfter a relatively dry few months in Central Australia prices were solid at the Alice Springs Show bull sale on Saturday. With 100 per cent clearance and around $183,000 brought in, the highest sale went to Undoolya Station, for a $8,000 Poll Hereford from South Australia. Nicole Hayes from Undoolya said the team was happy with the purchase and the sale as a whole.

Producers In Far-West NSW Warned
To Be On The Lookout For Footrot, With One Case Confirmed

Producers In Far-West NSW WarnedAuthorities are working to stop the spread of footrot in far-west New South Wales, after confirming one case in the region. Western Local Land Services (LLS) declined to specify the affected area, but said it was working with the producer involved to limit the impact. It said the affected area was in the southern part of the far west.

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Australian Dairy Farmers
Occupation Lists Offer Mixed Outcomes For Dairy

Australian Dairy FarmersThe dairy industry has received mixed outcomes from the Government’s 1 July amendments to the skilled occupation lists announced as part of the 457 visa reforms. The Government’s decision in April to change the skilled occupation lists used to employ 457s and other permanent visas, introduce a Skilling Australians Fund levy and put the Dairy Industry Template Labour Agreement under review, immediately affected dairy farmers and processors’ ability to hire overseas staff.

Australian Wool Innovation
Innovative Minds Rewarded In Tech eChallenge

Australian Wool InnovationPractical technology-based products seeking immediate field trials and ground-breaking technology concepts are among the winners of the inaugual 2017 Tech eChallenge Wool Innovation program. Bringing young minds to everyday issues faced by woolgrowers, the collaboration involves Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), the Entrepreneurship Commercialisation and Innovation Centre (ECIC) at The University of Adelaide and Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga (CSU).

Meat & Livestock Australia
MLA Launches Australian Beef The Greatest

Meat & Livestock AustraliaAustralian Beef is the greatest meat on earth is the message to consumers from Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) new domestic Beef marketing platform, launched today. The new platform evolves from the previous “You’re Better on Beef” campaigns and inspires consumers to reconnect with beef by incorporating messages spanning versatility, nutrition, provenance, welfare, sustainability and eating quality.

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Take A Quack At It
Duck Eggs Fill A Niche Market With North Queensland Bakers

Take A Quack At ItHave you ever thought about replacing your chicken egg with one from a duck? Well, it might just be time to break away from that tradition and someone who does it all the time is free-range duck egg producer Caroline Sandral. While she primarily runs a free-range chicken operation, there are a few ducks running around the farm too.

Chickens Cause Traffic Chaos
On Austrian Motorway After Transport Truck Crash

Chickens Cause Traffic ChaosAustrian firefighters were charged with the tricky task of catching thousands of chickens running loose on a motorway, after a transport truck hit a bridge, spilling its freight onto the road. The Saint Florian Fire Bigrade said emergency services were called to the A1 motorway south of Linz at 5.00am, but had trouble reaching the scene due to heavy traffic caused by the stray chickens.

Are Foxes Eating Lambs
Instead Of Rabbits In Western Australia?

Are Foxes Eating LambsSheep farmer Ted Hill, who runs a property in West River in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, says he has never seen so many foxes on his land. "We were out the other night … we went into a mob of sheep, drove around and we saw this fox so we shot it," he said. "Without moving the vehicle we shot five more just by whistling with a fox whistle, in the space of half an hour.

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National Farmers' Federation
Farmers Welcome Job Seeker Farm Placement Trial

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the commencement of the Federal Government’s Seasonal Work Incentives Trial. The two-year trial aims to encourage job seekers to take up short-term work placements of six weeks in the horticulture industry. The work will not affect their existing income support payments. Chief Executive Tony Mahar said the horticulture industry faced particular challenges in attracting staff, given the seasonal and transient nature of the work required.

NSW Farmers
Business As Usual Budget

NSW Farmers Demand Action Over Shenhua Today’s NSW State Budget continues the roll out of the Berejiklian - Barilaro Government’s existing commitments to regional NSW, but lacks any new big announcements for the agricultural sector. “What we’ve seen in this Budget is a lot of re-packaging of existing initiatives. We understand that the government is probably keeping its powder dry before next year’s pre-election budget.

Queensland Farmers Federation
QFF Tackles Energy Issues In ‘Energy Month’

The Queensland Farmers FederationWhy are our politicians and decision makers unable to relate increasing electricity prices to agricultural productivity and the cost of food? While Queensland’s food and fibre policy talks up the opportunities of increasing productivity, concepts around the application of water, electricity and energy don’t appear once.

Primary Producers SA
Livestock SA Welcomes New Board Members In 2017-18

Primary Producers SALivestock SA will welcome three new members to its board following the 2017-18 nomination process. Producers Mark Dennis, Koppio; Gillian Fennell, Lambina Station, Marla, and Kate McLachlan, Gawler River, will join two returned board members Richard Halliday, Bordertown and Allan Piggott, Moorlands, for a two-year term. They join continuing board members Vice President Joe Keynes, Andrew Clarke, Jamie Heinrich, Bill Nosworthy and Penny Schulz.

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Western Australian Farmers Federation
New CEO On The Horizon For WAFarmers

Text HereMembers, industry and other WAFarmers stakeholders are advised that after three years of service, Stephen Brown will be finishing his employment as Chief Executive Officer of WAFarmers towards the end of August. WAFarmers expects to begin the recruitment process for the new CEO in the next few weeks.

Victorian Farmers Federation
VFF Calls On Young Talent To Read Youth AG Network

The Victorian Farmers FederationTHE Young Agribusiness Professionals, the youth group of the Victorian Farmers Federation, is calling on dedicated young people working in agriculture to help shape the group’s policy direction for the next year. Nominations have now opened for people wanting to serve on the group’s executive for a twelve month term.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
President's Report

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers AssociationThere’s been some good news around in recent weeks and maybe we should be banging the drum a bit louder to let the rest of the community know that farmers are upbeat about the prospects. The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) has found that our dairy farmers are achieving a return of almost 10 per cent on their assets while also increasing the average size of their herds (we have the biggest average herds in the country).

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