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Cattle Prices Likely to Drop In 2018

Cattle Prices Likely to Drop In 2018Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and Rabobank both released reports last week, anticipating growing beef production across the world would place downward pressure on Australian prices in the year ahead. Rabobank analyst Angus Gidley-Baird said the news came at a time when Australian consumers were forking out top dollar for their favourite red meat cuts.


Guidelines Released To Manage Hairy Caterpillar Miscarriage Threat

Guidelines Released To Manage Hairy Caterpillar Miscarriage ThreatWinning the war against hairy, tiny killers threatening the country's horse industry comes down to two weapons: management and vigilance. Processionary caterpillars — also known as itchy grubs — may look innocuous enough, but they can cause birth defects in foals and miscarriages in mares if ingested. They are called 'processionary' caterpillars because they walk in nose-to-tail lines when they leave their nests.


Live Export Ban Comes To End As Judge Overturns Injunction

Live Export Ban Comes To End As Judge Overturns InjunctionThe suspension of live cattle exports from Brazil has been short-lived, with the Federal Justice of Sao Paulo overturning an injunction made just a few days ago. On Friday a court placed an injunction on a shipment of 27,000 head of cattle due to leave for Turkey aboard the ship Nada.


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Senate Releases Final Report Into The Dairy Industry

Senate Releases Final Report Into The Dairy IndustryAustralian Dairy Farmers (ADF) acknowledges the release of the Economic References Committees report (Australia’s dairy industry: rebuilding trust and a fair market for farmers) yesterday into the dairy industry as a positive move towards strengthening the entire dairy value chain. ADF President, Terry Richardson said he recognised the interest of the Senate and their support as an acknowledgement of Parliaments willingness to work on long-term solutions on behalf of dairy farmers.


Natural Fibres Unite To Help The Environment

Natural Fibres Unite To Help The EnvironmentAustralian Wool Innovation (AWI) and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) have joined forces to help demonstrate the eco-credentials of natural fibres in a world of increasing concern about the effect on the environment of synthetic textiles. Two comprehensive literature reviews on microplastic fibres and the use-phase of apparel have recently been published by Consumption Research Norway (SIFO).


Study Identifies $13 Million Goatmeat Opportunity

Study Identifies $13 Million Goatmeat OpportunityA feasibility study into opportunities to encourage goatmeat consumption in Australia has identified that value-adding could create more demand and potentially generate $13 million for the industry annually. Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) commissioned the study, Value adding goatmeat for domestic consumers, and is now seeking co-funding partners within the industry to act on its findings.


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The Big Wet Hits Pastoral Stations On Kimberley Coast

The Big Wet Hits Pastoral Stations On Kimberley CoastWhen roads are transformed into rivers, gates can only be opened by boat, and the only way to get home is to fly — this is the situation facing some pastoral stations along WA's Kimberley coast. Following the deluge of rain after the tropical low that passed over Broome at the weekend, the town has experienced its wettest January on record with 942.2mm falling since the start of the month. And for surrounding pastoral stations, some have almost already tripled their annual rainfall average just one month into 2018.


Ag-Tech Start-Up Poised To Slaughter Animals In Truck

Ag-Tech Start-Up Poised To Slaughter Animals In TruckA Victorian ag-tech start-up hopes to open Australia's first mobile abattoir, with the aim of improving animal welfare. Western Victoria-based Farmgate MSU has designed an abattoir that sits on the back of a truck and is designed to reduce the stress animals endure while being transported before slaughter. Beef producer and founder of Farmgate MSU, Chris Balazs said the design could disrupt the livestock supply chain.


Government And Superannuation Investment In Wagyu Cattle Set To Bring Jobs

Government And Superannuation Investment In Wagyu Cattle Set To Bring JobsA not-for-profit superannuation fund is sinking $6.7 million into a wagyu beef operation at Ebor in north-west New South Wales. The investment by First State Super will give Stone Axe Pastoral the capital it needs to develop the largest full-blood wagyu cattle herd outside Japan.


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New Survey To Gauge Farm Sector's Workforce Issues

New Survey To Gauge Farm Sector's Workforce IssuesThe National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is launching its new Farm Workforce Survey, asking farmers to report on their ability to meet their businesses’ labour requirements. NFF President Fiona Simson said the evidence indicated that farmers all too often faced difficulties recruiting workers – difficulties that could see them fail to meet critical deadlines and for produce to go unpicked and left to rot in paddock.


Murray Darling Disallowance Motion A Disaster For The Basin

Murray Darling Disallowance Motion A Disaster For The BasinStatement by Mitchell Clapham, NSW Farmers’ Conservation and Resource Management Committee Chair “NSW Farmers’ Association is disappointed by the passing of a disallowance motion in the Australian Senate which will undoubtedly unravel significant long term steps in Murray Darling Basin management. The move undoes years of hard work and compromise by Basin communities and sees NSW lose out significantly.


QFF: 25 Years Uniting Queensland Agriculture

QFF: 25 Years Uniting Queensland AgricultureEarlier this week the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and its members were joined by several ministers and senior staff from the recently re-elected Palaszczuk government as the organisation formally commemorated its 25th anniversary. The official milestone date was in November 2017, but the state election followed by Christmas delayed the festivities.


Livestock SA Highlights Six Key Areas To Growing SA’s Economy

Livestock SA Highlights Six Key Areas To Growing SA’s EconomyLivestock SA today released its 2018 SA Election position paper highlighting six key focus areas that need to be addressed by the incoming SA Government to ensure the livestock industry continues to remain a leading contributor to the State’s economy. Through the development and implementation of industry blueprints, Livestock SA aims to support continued improvement in the productivity and profitability of the State’s livestock producers.


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WAFarmers Pleased With $14.5m Research Outcome For WA’s Grain Industry

WAFarmers Pleased With $14.5m Research Outcome For WA’s Grain IndustryThe Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has announced the first-of-its-kind collaborative investment of $14.5 million to improve grain farm profitability in Western Australia. The collaborative investment consists of three grain crop and soil nutrition research projects which will be led by the University of WA with Murdoch University and industry involvement.


The VFF Meets The Mallee

The VFF Meets The MalleeVICTORIA’S PEAK FARMER BODY is holding the first Farmers’ Forum of 2018 in Ouyen, giving farmers in the Mallee region the opportunity to have their say on issues impacting them. “Farmers in the Mallee will have the opportunity to talk about issues they’re experiencing on farm personally with the Presidents of the VFF Livestock and Grains Group”, said Leonard Vallance VFF Livestock President.


Centre For Excellence A Plus For Agriculture

Centre For Excellence A Plus For AgricultureThe announcement today that the Liberal Party will invest $5 million to establish an agricultural centre of excellence in the State’s North West has been welcomed by Tasmania’s peak farming organisation. Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) CEO Peter Skillern said that this, on the back of yesterday’s announcement of $16 million for school farms, showed a serious commitment to improving skills in the agricultural sector.


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