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Calls For Stock Squad
As Documents Reveal SA Police Struggling To Reduce Rising Livestock Theft

Calls For Stock SquadThere are calls for a specialised stock squad to be established in South Australia, after revelations only 14 people have been charged with stealing livestock over the past seven years. Documents obtained through Freedom of Information (FOI) Act show that of the 14 caught since the introduction of Operation Poach in 2011, only six have been jailed. The figures were obtained by the Australian Conservatives' Robert Brokenshire MLC, who said he was concerned Operation Poach was not doing enough to deter potential livestock thieves.

The Female Pig Hunters
Aiming High In The Northern Territory

The Female Pig HuntersNorthern Territory hunter Catherine Baker feels right at home running through the bush with her dogs Rose and Spider and catching a wild pig. And she is emerging as a leader in the Territory's hunting community. Ms Baker is keen to better educate people about ethical hunting. "There's a small minority of people that may not be doing the right thing, but that kind of affects it for the majority of the genuine hunters doing the right thing," she says.

Pet Rescue Centre Helps
Dogs, Drug Addicts And Disabled Overcome Adversity

Pet Rescue Centre HelpsA pet rescue group in Northam is aiming to improve the lives of local students, disabled workers and recovering drug addicts all while improving the lives of abandoned canines at the same time. Founder of A1 Wheatbelt Dog Rescue, Matt Sharpe, reached out to Northam community groups to involve them in the welfare of the dogs in his care.

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Australian Dairy Farmers
Dairy Bio – A Day On The Green

Australian Dairy FarmersThe ability to access new technologies is essential for dairy farmers to keep the cost of production down. DairyBio CRC and DataGene are two organisations that are steadily delivering solutions for the dairy industry in the fields of animal health, fertility, herd improvements and genetics.

Australian Wool Innovation
AWI Calls For New And Innovative Research Proposals

Australian Wool InnovationAustralian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) has announced its annual Call for Proposals for on-farm and off-farm research and development (R&D) projects. A myriad of R&D possibilities are available to organisations interested in realising opportunity within the booming Australian wool industry. AWI invests in research, development and marketing (RD&M) across the wool industry supply chain to enhance the profitability, international competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian wool industry, and to increase demand and market access for Australian wool.

Meat & Livestock Australia
Livestock Breeding And Genetics Forum Set For Brisbane

Meat & Livestock AustraliaTechnology, data, adoption and linking genetics to the prediction of consumer outcomes will be the focus of the Livestock Breeding and Genetics Forum to be held in Brisbane on 21 February 2018. Organised by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), the free, one-day forum is part of a stakeholder engagement initiative of the National Livestock Genetics Consortium (NLGC) and is open for all industry participants to attend.

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Paddock To Plate
At Christmas Time: Where Does Your Feast Come From?

Paddock To PlateWith producer transparency on trend, the story behind the feast on the Christmas table is becoming just as important as the temperature of the oven on Christmas Day. Christmas is one of the busiest times for primary producers who supply the Christmas lunch table, like turkey breeder Daryl Deutscher. "It just gets frenetic at Christmas; we are busy all year but it just gets ridiculous running into November and December," Mr Deutscher said.

Trade Deal With Indonesia
'Very Close' Despite Setbacks, Steven Ciobo Says

Trade Deal With IndonesiaThe Federal Government insists it is close to securing a free trade agreement with Indonesia, despite missing a self-imposed, end-of-year deadline. The two countries have been making a concerted effort to finalise the deal since March and had expected to be able to close the deal in November.

WA Government
Threatens To Pull Out Of Review Of Chicken Welfare Standards

WA GovernmentThe Western Australian Government has threatened to pull out of a national process to write new legal standards on chicken welfare. It has been angered by revelations on ABC's 7.30 program that suggested the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries had been colluding with egg farmers to prevent battery cages for hens being outlawed under new proposed national standards.

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National Farmers' Federation
Kangaroo & Deer Exports, Biosecurity & Tariffs The Focus Of New Bilateral Talks

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF)The National Farmers Federation (NFF) this week signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Australia’s farmers and the highly secretive state of the North Pole. Unlike dealings with other trading partners, a frosty relationship has been seen as a positive.

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
Inland Rail Inner & Southern Darling Downs Community Consultative Committee’s announced

The Queensland Farmers FederationARTC has now appointed the independent Chair and Committee Members to the Inland Rail Southern Darling Downs Community Consultative Committee. The ARTC received more than 120 member nominations and numerous recommendations for Chairs of the four Committees currently being established in Queensland. For your information, below are the names of the Committee Chair and members.

Primary Producers SA
Livestock SA Welcomes Federal Govt Funding For Wild Dog Control

Primary Producers SALivestock SA has welcomed news of Federal Government funding for Stage 3 of the National Wild Dog Action Plan in 2017-18 and 2018-19. More than $312,000 has been granted for the project through the Federal Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper’s Established Pest Animals and Weeds Measure. Livestock SA representative and Chair of the national Stakeholder Consultative Group through the National Wild Dog Action Plan, Geoff Power, thanked the Federal Government for their continued support in the fight against wild dog predation.

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Western Australian Farmers Federation
Education Cuts Will See Regional Students Suffer

Text HereRegional and rural students are being hit hard once again by politics, with numerous residential and school camp facilities due to close over the next 12 months. In a statement released yesterday, Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery announced changes that would see an estimated $64 million saved across the forward estimates.

Victorian Farmers Federation
Blackouts Leave Farmers In The Dark

The Victorian Farmers FederationPowerful storms buffeted the state on Tuesday evening, leaving a trail of darkness behind them. Dairy farmers in northern Victoria were left without power for more than 24 hours, with cows suffering from two missed milkings in a row, while power was restored to towns around them. One dairy farmer in northern Victoria missed a milking for the first time in 35 years due to the blackout.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
CCA Elections And AGM

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers AssociationThe Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) held their AGM on 21 November 2017 in Alice Springs, NT. The four board positions were open for nomination by their respective State Farming Organisations, which were endorsed by CCA members.

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