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Demand for lean beef from US burger producers means boom

Demand for lean beef from US burger producers means boom for Kimberley's only abattoirIn Western Australia a new abattoir in the Kimberley region has gone from strength to strength, despite it being a year of tough market conditions where Australia's largest cattle company pulled the plug on its Northern Territory abattoir. The Kimberley Meat Company abattoir, located on Yeeda Station between Broome and Derby, has been steadily processing up to 1,300 head of cattle each week, despite a delay to the season after heavy flooding left the property under two metres of rain earlier in the year.


Kangaroo-culling farmers learn to eat meat to avoid waste in drought

Kangaroo-culling farmers learn to eat meat to avoid waste in droughtCulled kangaroos used to lie rotting on Martin Royds' drought-parched fields. Now, they're on his dinner plate, and experts say it makes sustainable sense. Frustrated by the waste of killing dozens of kangaroos, Mr Royds teamed up with an Indigenous chef to encourage others to turn animals they're forced to shoot into a meal.


Twelve months on from fire, support is more important than ever

Twelve months on from fire, support is more important than ever as community recoversA huge fire tore through a regional farming community in South Australia in January, destroying thousands of hectares of land and several houses. The Sherwood fire on January 6 destroyed 12,000 hectares of land in the state's upper south east and killed about 2,000 livestock. Almost one year on, healthy wheat and barley crops are growing, new fences are being built, and farmers are trying to get back on track. But it has been a challenging 11 months for people in the community.


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Dairy's watershed year

Dairy's watershed yearIt has been a big year for the dairy industry and ADF – sometimes difficult, but often rewarding. I want to reflect, in the final Dairy Insights for the year, on some of the significant moments from the past year. The industry lost Murray Goulburn, which for nearly 70 years has been a bedrock of the Australian dairy industry – our biggest farmer co-op and our largest dairy processor.


Woolgrowers donate the next 100 years of baggy greens

Woolgrowers donate the next 100 years of baggy greensAustralian Wool Innovation Chairman Ms Colette Garnsey OAM has handed Cricket Australia Chairman Earl Eddings the next era of baggy green cloth, enough to cap the next 100 years of Australian test cricketers. Handed over on the Adelaide oval during the tea interval at the First Test of the summer, the cloth was created as part of the Flock to Baggy Green project and donated by 450 woolgrowers from across Australia and forms 1000 lineal metres of fabric with an average fibre diameter of 20 microns.


Managing pregnant heifers and newborn calves: a guide for lot feeders

Managing pregnant heifers and newborn calves: a guide for lot feedersAustralian lot feeders have a new best practice management guide to help them develop and implement their own programs to manage pregnant heifers and newborn calves. The guide, Feedlot best practice management – Pregnant heifers, has been developed by MLA and the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA), in collaboration with respected industry veterinarian and feedlot consultant, Dr Enoch Bergman of Swans Veterinary Services based in Esperance, WA.


Join the biosecurity conversation in Australia!

Join the biosecurity conversation in Australia!Hosted by Animal Health Australia (AHA), the Invasive Species Council (ISC) and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS), the theme of the Symposium is preventative biosecurity practices and will focus on research and innovation, outside-of-the-box thinking and the exchange of knowledge and ideas across the biosecurity collective – agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics and the environment.


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First Vietnamese molasses shipment to sustain livestock

Drought-affected Australian regions welcome first Vietnamese molasses shipment to sustain livestockDrought-affected graziers desperate to feed their livestock have taken the unprecedented step of importing molasses all the way from Vietnam. The sugarcane by-product is a feed supplement that graziers in the region rely on to sustain their livestock during dry periods. Due to the shortage of Australian molasses, graziers and suppliers have had to turn internationally for supplies.


Former Murray Goulburn boss Gary Helou fined $200,000

Former Murray Goulburn boss Gary Helou fined $200,000The Federal Court has approved a settlement reached between Murray Goulburn and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) which will see its former managing director hit with a $200,000 fine. The Federal Court's approval of the settlement also saw Murray Goulburn declare that it too breached Australian Consumer Law, however no financial penalties were sought from the former dairy processor.


Drought hits emu farmers, as egg production halved in the big dry

Drought hits emu farmers, as egg production halved in the big dryDespite being extremely hardy animals, the drought has interfered with this year's emu breeding season with some farmers seeing egg production slashed in half. Emu farmer Wayne Piltz runs 1,200 birds at his property near Moorook in South Australia, including a 140-strong breeding flock. He said it certainly was not a good breeding season this year because the birds started laying eggs late and finished early.


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NFF joins chorus of anger at Queensland ag college shutdowns

NFF joins chorus of anger at Queensland ag college shutdowns The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is seeking an explanation from the Queensland Palaszczuk Government regarding its decision to close two of the State’s iconic agricultural colleges. The future of both Longreach and Emerald agricultural colleges is today in limbo, after the news of the impending closures broke on Thursday.


NSW Farmer of the Year Awarded

NSW Farmer of the Year AwardedRiverina grain farmers Glen and Julie Andreazza have been announced as the winners of the 2018 NSW Farmer of the Year Award (FOTY). The couple have been recognised for farming excellence on their 370 hectare grain farm at Willbriggie, south of Griffith, where they predominantly grow rice, wheat and recently corn. Minister for Primary Industries, Regional Water and Trade and Industry, Niall Blair, and NSW Farmers President James Jackson presented the award at Parliament House today.


Oil collections expand for Queensland farmers

Oil collections expand for Queensland farmersQueensland farmers are encouraged to take advantage of an opportunity to recycle their used oil after waste management company J.J. Richards & Sons added a new location for free oil collections. The company will now offer oil collections in the Charleville council area in addition to the Balonne, Goondiwindi, Western Downs, Southern Downs, South Burnett, Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley council areas.


Livestock SA welcomes election of John Falkenhagen as GICA President

Livestock SA welcomes election of John Falkenhagen as GICA PresidentLivestock SA has welcomed the election of South Australian producer John Falkenhagen as President of the Goat Industry Council of Australia (GICA) and Peter Lauterbach as Treasurer. Livestock SA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Curtis said it was wonderful to see GICA recognising the good leadership of SA producers. “I would like to acknowledge the work that outgoing President Rick Gates from Western New South Wales has done in working to modernise the council,” he said.


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WAFarmers supportive of live sheep trade moratorium

WAFarmers supportive of live sheep trade moratoriumWAFarmers is supportive of the new three-month moratorium in sheep shipments to the Middle East during the Northern Hemisphere summer, endorsed by the members of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC). WAFarmers President Tony York said the moratorium will mean no shipments of Australian sheep will depart Australia for the Middle East during the highest heat-stress risk period, which will take effect 1 June 2019.


Farmer input needed to get code right

Farmer input needed to get code rightThe United Dairyfarmers of Victoria is encouraging all dairy farmers to have input on what a mandatory code of conduct could mean for them and their industry. Last week Federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud announced details of stakeholder consultations as part of the Department’s development of a mandatory code of conduct for the Australian dairy industry.


Free Farm Inputs Poster

Free Farm Inputs Poster Managing inputs onto your farm is a simple way of protecting your livelihood from the impacts of pests, weeds and diseases. Download our free farm inputs poster with simple and effective ways of preventing pests, weeds and diseases coming onto your farm.


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