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Lambs Shot And Butchered
On Farmer's Gnowangerup Property In Bizarre Rural Crime

Lambs Shot And ButcheredPolice in Western Australia are appealing to the public to find a criminal who "knows what they're doing with a knife" after 10 lambs were shot and butchered on a farmer's property over the course of a month. Farmer Kevin Wise was first alerted to the suspicious deaths of livestock on his farm in Gnowangerup by daughter Chantelle Wise.

Veterinarians Facing Mental Strains
In A Job That Is Full Of Emotional Pressure

Veterinarians Facing Mental StrainsVeterinarians need greater mental health support to curb alarming statistics that show they have a suicide rate four times that of the general population, a NSW Southern Highlands vet says. Mittagong veterinarian Dr Bob Rheinberger has been in the business for 30 years, but it is over the last decade that he said the industry has become aware of the mental toll the job can have on its professionals.

Outback Cattle Station Couple
Rise To The Challenge In South Australia's APY Lands

Outback Cattle Station CoupleManaging an outback cattle station isn't easy, but Billy Fennell and Erika Syvertsen welcome the challenge - even though they are only in their early 20s. For the past nine months, they have been at Eagle Rock Station in the remote APY lands in northern South Australia, where companies agist cattle on land owned by the APY Council. Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) is a large Aboriginal local government area in the region. and has a population of about 2,500.

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Australian Dairy Farmers
Situation And Outlook 2017

Australian Dairy FarmersAustralia’s dairy industry has entered a period of recovery after two challenging seasons, with modest growth in national milk production anticipated. Cash flow and profitability remain under pressure, although favourable weather has helped keep costs down in a number of regions.

Australian Wool Innovation
ICICLE Shares Australian Wool Farm With Chinese Consumers

Australian Wool InnovationLeading eco-luxury brand, ICICLE has celebrated its 20th anniversary by visiting the source of the world's best Merino wool and selling garments during various live broadcasts. Visiting 'Arthursleigh' and 'Joppa' near Goulburn, NSW, ICICLE filmed two live-cross shows, unveiling items from their Autumn/Winter 17 collection and giving tens of thousands of viewers back in China a rare glimpse of life on an Australian wool-growing property.

Meat & Livestock Australia
Preparation Breeds Success

Meat & Livestock AustraliaWhen Geoff and Lyndal Nicol head to a bull sale, they already know which bulls they’re going to look at. They’ll have shortlisted 20­30 bulls that will be above breed average estimated breeding values (EBVs) for scrotal circumference, days to calving, 400 and 600 day weights, and have superior morphology. They will then critically assess each one of these for structure and temperament.

Farm Style
Lifestyle & Rural

Breaking The 'Grass Ceiling'
In The Cattle Yards

Breaking The 'Grass Ceiling'Women are few and far between in the cattle buying industry, but one young woman has set about to change that. Watching Kelly Wicks buy cattle at the Scone saleyards you'd be forgiven for thinking she has been buying cattle for a lot longer than a couple of months.

Boutique Abattoir The Answer
For Former Chef Turned Quail Farmer Brendan Sheldrick

Boutique Abattoir The AnswerWhen chef Brendan Sheldrick gave up on his promising career to go quail farming, he knew there would be a keen market for ethically-produced, pasture-raised birds. But the missing ingredient for his plan was an abattoir that would guarantee to slaughter and process low numbers of the delicate poultry.

Pig Racing At Country Shows
Not Yet A Rival To A Trip To The Trots, Dishlickers Or Flemington

Pig Racing At Country ShowsIt may not be the sport of kings, but they do bring home the bacon. With the Spring Racing Carnival underway, followers of pig racing will not yet rival the crowds at Royal Randwick or Flemington racetracks. But at agriculture shows such as Camden Haven at Kendall Village, south of Port Macquarie on the New South Wales mid-north coast, the pig racing enclosure is well attended.

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National Farmers' Federation
Farmers Warn Against Additional FTA Review

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is seeking more information on Labor’s FutureAsia policy proposal, released today by Shadow Trade Minister Hon Jason Clare MP, and has cautioned against additional FTA red tape. NFF President Fiona Simson said the nation’s farm sector relied on a bi-partisan approach to strengthening existing trade relationships and developing new trade opportunities.

NSW Farmers
Farmers Question Retail Dairy Prices

NSW Farmers Demand Action Over Shenhua NSW Farmers’ Association has repeated calls for improving transparency within the dairy supply chain and ensuring that the price farmers receive reflects the value of their products. Chair of the NSW Farmers Dairy Committee Erika Chesworth said farmers are perplexed by the interaction between the value of certain dairy products and the prices farmers receive.

Queensland Farmers Federation
Advancing Leadership And Business Skills Amongst Farm Business Women

The Queensland Farmers FederationQueensland’s farming women have an extraordinary set of skills – from juggling farm administration in the complex, dynamic environment of agribusiness to managing staff, budgeting, cost control and financial strategising. They are often the ones creating order from chaos and keeping things moving in a positive direction. QFF recognises that women in our sector have many of the skills and capabilities needed in wider leadership roles in industry and the community.

Primary Producers SA
Livestock SA welcomes new President Joe Keynes

Primary Producers SAKeyneton livestock producer Joe Keynes has been appointed President of Livestock SA, replacing former leader Geoff Power, who retired from the role at the Growing SA Conference and Livestock SA AGM last month. Mr Keynes was the organisation’s Vice-President and has had a long involvement in regional and state organisations including the Natural Resources Management Council and the SA Murray-Darling Basin NRM Board.

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Western Australian Farmers Federation
Board Appointments: Is It Ethical To Track And Stack?

Text HereWith many peak bodies holding their Annual General Meetings in the coming weeks and nominations being open for a number of Board positions, WAFarmers is keen to hear members’ thoughts on the ability of a Chairperson to access voting data from independent providers while the election process is ongoing. WAFarmers Livestock Section Vice President Steve McGuire, who is also the WAFarmers Wool Producers Australia Director, questioned whether a Chairperson should be able to access this kind of information.

Victorian Farmers Federation
Southern Livestock Industry Calls For Change

The Victorian Farmers FederationVictorian cattle producers are demanding a crackdown on anti-competitive behaviour across the livestock supply chain following the release yesterday of a landmark Senate report that slammed the lack of transparency in the red meat industry. VFF Livestock welcomed the recommendations aimed at improving transparency and accountability throughout the value chain including those around objective carcass management.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
Fire Management Area Committee Representatives Vacancies

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers AssociationState Fire Management Council (SFMC) are requesting a representative/s from TFGA to join the Fire Management Area Committees (FMAC) in the areas of East Coast, Midlands, Southern and North East.

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