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Alpaca Industry
Seeking To Double Australian Herd Numbers Within Years

Alpaca IndustryA transformation is underway within Australia's alpaca industry as it attempts to double the size of the nation's herd within the next few years. The attractive animals, characterised by long, graceful necks and expressive eyes fringed by ridiculously long lashes, are farmed for their genetics, meat, and fine fleece.

Tough Beef Market
Pushes Live Cattle Exporter Into Red, With More Waves Forecast

Tough Beef MarketAn Australian live cattle export company says it has lost money on shipments in order to maintain customers in Asian markets, as it grapples with continuing high beef prices. Operating conditions are unlikely to ease in 2018 for exporters, with an ongoing cattle shortage forcing up the price of livestock and cheaper frozen buffalo meat taking a significant market share in Indonesia.

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

Calls For Stock SquadDocuments 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.

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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 Dairy Farmers (ADF) and the Australian Dairy Products Federation recently attended the Dairy Bio CRC Open Day in Hamilton, Victoria. More than 150 dairy and livestock farmers, and service providers from all over Australia attended the Open Day to view how research programs are changing the way dairy farmers innovate on-farm.

Australian Wool Innovation
Matthew Miller, Bodice And DYNE Win 2017/18 International Woolmark Prize

Australian Wool InnovationMatthew Miller and Bodice - from the British Isles and India - were today announced the winners of the menswear and womenswear 2017/2018 International Woolmark Prize, presented at a special event during Pitti Uomo at Stazione Leopolda in Florence. In addition, the USA’s DYNE was announced the winner of the inaugural Innovation Award. Connecting the world’s leading fashion designers with Australian Merino wool is extremely important due to the enormous influence these designers have in setting global textile trends for mainstream retail brands.

Meat & Livestock Australia
Smarter Data Is The Way Forward

Meat & Livestock AustraliaWith 25 years of cattle performance recording under their belt, David and Sonya Greenup see the Repronomics project as an exciting new era. The Greenups’ Rosevale Santa Gertrudis stud is one of the major co-operators of the Repronomics herds. David and Sonya believe industry contribution will create more linkages between bloodlines and provide more accurate information on the breed’s up-and-coming sires. The Greenups run 700 commercial breeders and 700 stud breeders on 12,000ha at Jandowae, Queensland.

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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.

SA Pig Farmer
Builds A Business On The Back Of The Berkshire, A 'Champion Breed'

SA Pig FarmerFrom the building trade to the pig farming business — it's not a common career transition, but it is one that Jason Stephenson made without hesitation. Mr Stephenson had always wanted to go into pig farming after spending family time on a friend's farm near Wangary in South Australia. He said the family always had a great time on the property and "we seemed to argue a little bit less out there".

Sherwood Bushfire
Kills 2,000 Livestock And Destroys 12,000 Hectares Of Land

Sherwood Bushfire The loss of livestock in Saturday's Sherwood bushfire has been confirmed at 78 cattle and 1,840 sheep and the destruction of 12,000 hectares of land, according to Primary Industries and Regions South Australia. Police confirmed today that a faulty electric fence caused the massive blaze on a day of catastrophic fire warnings, in extreme temperatures and strong winds.

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National Farmers' Federation
Energy, Water And Trade Dominate First Meeting Of Farmers & New Minister

National Farmers' FederationThe National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) met today for the first time with new Agriculture and Water Resources Minister, Hon David Littleproud MP. NFF President Fiona Simson said the NFF was pleased to host Minister Littleproud at the Federation’s Canberra headquarters to discuss the priority issues for the sector.

NSW Farmers
Basin Plan Certainty Needed Now More Than Ever

NSW FarmersFollowing Monday’s Murray Darling Basin Plan Minister’s Meeting in Albury, NSW Farmers has reiterated the need for Basin Ministers to provide certainty for Basin communities, and to recognise and respond to the needs of farmers, communities and the environment. “We welcome the agreement on 605GL of efficiency and water savings. Water savings that can be a win-win for productivity and the environment should be maximised,” NSW Farmers’ President, Derek Schoen said.

Queensland Farmers Federation
Heart Of Australia Keeps Rural Queensland Communities Ticking

The Queensland Farmers FederationDo you know what the dominant cardiac service provider for rural and remote Queenslanders currently is? What if I told you that this service came to your local community, was predominately privately funded, consulted over 1,500 new patients each year and is accessible to everyone?

Primary Producers SA
Agricultural impact assessment of Sherwood fire continues

Primary Producers SAThe assessment on the impact of stock and other agricultural losses as a result of the Sherwood fire continues. State Controller for Agricultural and Animal Services, Will Zacharin said assessments so far have identified a total of 41 fire affected properties as Department of Primary Industries and Region SA (PIRSA) officers liaise with affected producers.

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Western Australian Farmers Federation
SOTA saved in educational cuts reversal

Text HereThe State Government has succumbed to pressure from concerned families and from industry, announcing that amongst other reversals, the Schools of the Air (SOTA) will remain operational in regional Western Australia and the Northam Residential College will remain open. In a media statement released this afternoon, the McGowan Government acknowledged they had made a rushed decision last month that had left many people feeling anxious and understandably distressed.

Victorian Farmers Federation
Mobile blackspots need more investment, not more paper shuffling

The Victorian Farmers FederationThe Andrews Labor Government announced that it has walked away from the Commonwealth Mobile Black Spot Programme, in favour of its own system. The $11 million planned for the third round of the Commonwealth program will instead be redirected to the as-yet untested state program. This new program is simply moving existing money around, with no new funding commitments for regional Victorians.

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
Fair go for Tasmanian farmers

Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers AssociationThe revelation yesterday that a wholly owned subsidiary of the State Government, Momentum Energy, is providing Victorian farmers with discounted energy prices is a blow to Tasmanian agriculture. Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) CEO Peter Skillern said that the suggestion that this involved excess generation that wouldn’t be sold to Tasmanians fundamentally missed the point.

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