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AG Minister labels national farm map an 'attack list' for animal activists

Ag Minister labels national farm map an 'attack list' for animal activists, but not illegalFederal Agricultural Minister David Littleproud has labelled an online map that shares the location and contact details of thousands of Australian farmers as an "attack list" for activists. The map was made public on Sunday night and the group behind it, Aussie Farms, said it wanted the public to be able to see where their food comes from. Mr Littleproud said the website was terrible.


Dairy farmers welcome draft mandatory dairy code of conduct released this week

Dairy farmers welcome draft mandatory dairy code of conduct released this weekFarmers are embracing plans for a mandatory code of conduct for the dairy industry, while also highlighting fundamental problems facing the sector they say are being ignored. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud announced a draft code this week, saying it would give farmers more power. "A mandatory code will be an industry-defining moment so I want all dairy farmers, processors, and stakeholders to stay involved in shaping it," he said in a statement.


Cattle genome patent to be permitted following Federal Court ruling

Cattle genome patent to be permitted following Federal Court ruling, after some amendmentsMeat and Livestock Australia has lost a legal battle to block a US company's cattle genome patent. After a series of amendments, the Federal Court has decided to allow a patent application filed by a US company, which Australia's peak livestock research body says will have a chilling effect on genomic research for Australian cattle.


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Basin Plan cannot leave dairy communities high and dry

Basin Plan cannot leave dairy communities high and dryAustralia’s dairy industry is warning that any plan to drain an extra 450 gigalitres (GL) of water from the Murray Darling Basin for the environment must be viewed as a last resort, once the primary 2750GL target set by the Murray Darling Basin Plan has been secured and only if there are no negative socio-economic impacts.


AWI announces $2.5 million investment in flystrike vaccination research

AWI announces $2.5 million investment in flystrike vaccination researchAustralian Wool Innovation (AWI) has announced a $2.5 million investment in flystrike vaccine investigation. The $2.5 million four-year research investment is a collaboration between AWI, the University of Melbourne and CSIRO to undertake preliminary research into the development of a flystrike vaccine targeting the Australian sheep blowfly (Lucilia cuprina).


Aussie Farms online map – advice for red meat producers

Aussie Farms online map – advice for red meat producersFollowing the launch of the Aussie Farms online interactive map earlier this week, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), in partnership with the red meat industry and National Farmers Federation (NFF), is providing information and advice to red meat producers. This includes background information about the website, what actions they should consider taking now and what to do if they encounter trespassers on their property.


Veterinary pathologists and clinicians come together to share their knowledge

Veterinary pathologists and clinicians come together to share their knowledgeVeterinarians working in forensic pathology, animal welfare and shelter medicine had the opportunity to share their insights, knowledge and learn from experts in the field at the annual Australian Animal Pathology Standards Program (AAPSP) Roadshow. From 1 to 18 August, five intensive two day, face-to-face workshops were delivered across Australia.


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'Critical' water for struggling WA farmers cut to save town supply

'Critical' water for struggling WA farmers cut to save town supplyState-owned water supplier, Water Corporation, has locked half of its standpipes with no notice in a regional shire battling dry conditions in Western Australia. Standpipes are freestanding pipes to which fire hoses can be connected and provide running water to areas with no other supply. The move has angered nearby farmers in the Shire of Lake Grace, 350 kilometres south-east of Perth, who are relying on the pipes to keep their stock alive as their dams run dry.


Drought takes its toll claiming one of Queensland's largest free-range pig farms

Drought takes its toll claiming one of Queensland's largest free-range pig farmsThe drought has crushed a free-range pork producer's dream of ethically farming heritage pigs, forcing her to shut up shop and dispose of more than 500 breeding and specialty pigs. Julia Powell's farm, Backfatters, in Queensland's North Burnett region, has become yet another victim of the drought as grain prices are driven through the roof.


Risky move from wool to meat pays off in drought for Longreach sheep-farming family

Risky move from wool to meat pays off in drought for Longreach sheep-farming familyA controversial move from wool to meat sheep is paying off for a western Queensland family. The area has long been renowned for its wool production but in recent years sheep numbers have dropped as drought and wild dogs took a hold on the west. Exclusion fencing in recent years have proven to be a game changer, with producers able to get back into sheep.


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Animals Australia antics put animal welfare at risk

Animals Australia antics put animal welfare at riskRevelations about the alleged conduct and methods of Animals Australia have cast serious doubt over the integrity of the organisation and its motivations. The National Farmers’ Federation, whose members include Sheep Producers Australia, Wool Producers Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia, has today expressed concern at the at-all-costs approach of Animals Australia’s campaign.


Drought Network

Drought NetworkNSW Farmers’ Drought Network has launched a page to provide service information, links to assistance and services to individuals and families conducting, directly or indirectly, primary production businesses, who are being impacted by drought conditions in NSW.


Viability of Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage for a South East Queensland Dairy Farm

Viability of Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage for a South East Queensland Dairy FarmNick Veenstra recently conducted an analysis of energy consumption at a dairy farm in South East Queensland and modelled the viability of a number of solar PV and battery options to determine the optimum system for the farm. The analysis was conducted as part of Mr Veenstra’s requirements for his Master of Sustainable Energy thesis.


LiveCorp and ALEC raise $20,000 for charity

LiveCorp and ALEC raise $20,000 for charityLiveCorp and ALEC would like to thank SEALEA members for their kind donation of the $500 RM Williams Voucher for their Charity Auction held in Adelaide on 1 November 2018. Also a special thank you to all who helped with the Auction during the evening and the planning in the lead-up to help make the event such a success.


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The Farm Store

New CEO appointed for WAFarmers

New CEO appointed for WAFarmersWAFarmers has appointed Trevor Whittington as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who brings a wealth of political and agricultural experience which will position the organisation strongly ahead of the Federal Election. WAFarmers President Tony York said that Mr Whittington has been acting in the role for five months and his official appointment demonstrates confidence in his ability to drive strategic outcomes, improve operational procedures while overseeing and implementing policy and advocacy for our members in the farming community.


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.


Fruit fly Pest Free Area announcement

Fruit fly Pest Free Area announcementThe Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) welcomes the announcement by Minister Barnett of the lifting of restrictions on mainland Tasmania of the Queensland Fruit Fly control area. “It is very pleasing to see these restrictions lifted as no further new discoveries have been made of fruit fly in the northern control area”, TFGA CEO Peter Skillern said.


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