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Why does a donkey have a cross? It depends who you ask

Why does a donkey have a cross? It depends who you askFrom Winnie the Pooh to Shrek, donkeys have appeared as quirky, loyal sidekicks in films and children's books for decades. Often cast as unassuming, stubborn and sometimes a little dimwitted, donkeys have a rich history as the real-life heroes of agriculture, town planning and religion.


Start-up seeks to guarantee meat eating quality using science

Start-up seeks to guarantee meat eating quality using scienceGuaranteeing the eating quality of a steak or lamb chop is the aim of Adelaide start-up MEQ Probe. The company has developed medical grade probes to use in abattoirs to objectively test eating quality traits such as marbling and shear force. The laser probe was originally developed by the University of Adelaide's Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics in Adelaide to measure the pH of cancerous and non-cancerous tissue.


Federal Government pushes to stop plant-Based products labelled as 'meat' or 'milk'

Federal Government pushes to stop plant-based products labelled as 'meat' or 'milk'Plant-based products labelled "meat" or "milk" will have to be rebranded if the Federal Government is successful in lobbying for a change of food standards. Regional Services Minister Bridget McKenzie will today ask a food regulation forum to back her bid to have Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) review terminology and crack down on imitation and so-called fake foods.


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Drought policy priority

Drought policy priorityThis season on my farm we are paying $470 a tonne for grain. Last year we paid around $280/t but that’s a sign of how tough things are, and how the current drought is affecting all farmers. Others I know are doing it tougher. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has toured drought-affected regions and convened a summit to talk tactics on getting through the current drought and preparing for the future.


New era begins at Australian Wool Innovation

New era begins at Australian Wool InnovationNewly appointed Australian Wool Innovation chairman Colette Garnsey (OAM) has signalled a new era for the peak wool industry body, telling shareholders the company is committed to greater engagement with Australian woolgrowers. Ms Garnsey used her speech to today’s Annual General Meeting to signal that it was a time of change at AWI.


New MLA Directors elected

Beef a victim if Canada sidelined in NAFTAMore than 800 producers and industry representatives are participating in a packed program of events as part of Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Red Meat 2018 in Canberra, which has included the 2018 MLA Annual General Meeting (AGM). The formal proceedings of the AGM included consideration of MLA’s accounts, the election of two Directors to the Board and one cattle producer representative position to the MLA Board Selection Committee.


Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Livestock Industries

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Livestock IndustriesThis report provides an overview of historical and current practises relevant to AMS in each of the contributing industries and is primarily intended for the stakeholders who are interested to know how livestock industries operate in Australia.


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Live export ship observers cost $1,300 a day

Live export ship observers cost $1,300 a dayAll live export ships will soon be required to have an independent observer on board to ensure exporters comply with animal welfare requirements. The Federal Government has introduced the new role in response to its review of the 2,500 sheep which died on board a live export shipment to the Middle East last year.


Wastewater from Pilbara explosives production used to fertilise cattle station's pastures

Wastewater from Pilbara explosives production used to fertilise cattle station's pasturesWastewater from the production of explosives is being used as a valuable fertiliser for a pastoral station in West Australia's Pilbara region. It is part of a new trial and partnership between Yara Pilbara, which operates a liquid ammonia plant on the Burrup peninsula, and Pardoo Beef Corporation. Nitrogen-rich water is a by-product from the production of ammonium nitrate, a key ingredient of explosives used in the region's mines.


Crocodile industry's new international standards to keep farming sustainable

Crocodile industry's new international standards to keep farming sustainableThe International Crocodile Farmers Association (ICFA) is working on a new global standard for farming the ancient reptiles. Crocodiles are mainly farmed for their valuable skins, with the leather sold to luxury goods companies to make products such as crocodile boots, belts, bags, wallets and other accessories. Still in draft form, the new global standard focuses not only on the sustainability and humane treatment of crocodiles, but also quality assurance, traceability, biosecurity, and the welfare of people working in the trade.


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Government calls time on India's sugar subsidies

Government calls time on India's sugar subsidiesThe National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed Government intervention to formally protest India's unfair domestic subsidies and their impact on Australia's sugarcane growers. "We applaud a decision by the Trade Minister Simon Birmingham and his cabinet colleagues, to issue a Counter-Notification Notice with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and call-out India's huge domestic subsidies programme," NFF Chief Executive Tony Mahar said.


NSW Farmers offers assistance to government to get inland rail right

NSW Farmers offers assistance to government to get inland rail rightMore than 200 people impacted by the proposed inland rail gathered in Gilgandra yesterday to share their concerns with the Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, at a community town hall meeting. NSW Farmers inland rail taskforce chair, Adrian Lyons, summed up the mood of the community meeting by offering to work with the government and the Australian Rail Track Corporation to help progress the project to reality, subject to more information and verification of the correct route.


QFF welcomes improved water access

QFF welcomes improved water accessQueensland farmers will have greater access to the state’s strategic water reserve following continued advocacy by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members. QFF has welcomed new laws passed by the Queensland Government allowing the temporary release of water reserved for future infrastructure including dams and weirs to provide opportunistic supply.


Livestock SA welcomes re-election of Amanda Giles to CCA Board

Livestock SA welcomes re-election of Amanda Giles to CCA BoardLivestock SA has welcomed the re-election of Amanda Giles to the Board of the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA). Amanda was elected to the Livestock SA Board at its 2018 AGM, held as part of the Growing SA Conference in September. Livestock SA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Curtis said he was pleased that Amanda is to continue with the CCA Board.


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WAFarmers welcomes 1.5% wool levy

WAFarmers welcomes Indonesia-Australia trade agreementWAFarmers has welcomed the announcement today that wool grower shareholders have elected to vote for a 1.5 per cent levy rate change in the 2018 WoolPoll, as of 1 July 2019. WAFarmers Livestock Council Vice President Steve McGuire said this was a good result for the wool industry given all the challenges growers are facing at present, particularly those in drought affected areas.


Final round Farmers’ Fund grants allocated

Final round Farmers’ Fund grants allocatedThe Victorian Farmers Federation has today announced the allocation of more than $440,000 in grants for dairy farmer-led projects as part of the final round of the Farmers’ Fund partnership. The Farmers’ Fund Panel sat earlier this week to assess applications, with priority given to projects encouraging infrastructure development, resilience building, management planning and sustainability, particularly in the context of current drought conditions in parts of the Southern Milk Pool.


Want to find information on managing weeds?

Want to find information on managing weeds? Visit the WeedSmart Innovations website Want to find information on managing weeds? Visit the WeedSmart Innovations website for information on controlling weeds with expert advice, podcasts and webinar information sessions on all things weeds!


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