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Social media challenge for farmers brings hope amid devastating floods

Social media challenge for farmers brings hope amid devastating floodsA new social media phenomenon is providing an uplifting change for farmers, amid the devastation of losing cattle in Queensland's floods and as Cyclone Veronica lashed Western Australia's Pilbara coast. As part of the 10-Day Farming Family Challenge, graziers are uploading an image each day of a moment that has had an impact on them.

Kangaroo pet food trial uncertainty angers farmers and processors

Kangaroo pet food trial uncertainty angers farmers and processorsAnger is growing among farmers, shooters and processors over the Victorian Government's refusal to announce the future of the kangaroo pet food trial. The trial is set to expire on March 31, but there still has not been any indication whether it will be extended, made permanent, or scrapped.

Feral goats no match for Riley family and their trusty kelpie companions

Feral goats no match for Riley family and their trusty kelpie companionsClint and Brooke Riley are known as the goat chasers, trekking through the New South Wales high country with their eight kelpie dogs and two young kids Chloe and Jack to muster feral goats. The family from Bredbo help remove goats from properties in the Snowy Mountains and Monaro region.

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Farmers congratulate Coles for moving on $1 milk

Farmers congratulate Coles for moving on $1 milkMany dairy farmers across Australia will receive a much-needed income boost from tomorrow, with supermarket giant Coles committing to raise the price of their discount milk lines by 10 cents to $1.10 per litre, with the entire price increase going back to the farm gate.

AWI Robotics program seeking collaboration partners

AWI Robotics program seeking collaboration partnersAre you a robotics entrepreneur or engineer who thrives on a challenge? If so, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for! With robotics a way of the future in the wool industry, AWI is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) for the development of robotic wool harvesting solutions. General Manger of Research at Australian Wool Innovation Dr Jane Littlejohn explained the goal of the program is to optimise wool harvesting for safety, welfare, clip quality and cost competitiveness.

E-Harmony for bulls

E-Harmony for bullsAn online matchmaking tool to help commercial producers source the right bull for their cows is being developed by NSW Department of Primary Industries with co-funding from the MLA Donor Company. Designed to work on computers, tablets and mobile devices, the decision support tool will allow producers to compare and benchmark online catalogued bulls available for sale, based on their genetic merit and how they fit the specific needs of individual enterprises.

Goat Health

Goat HealthAnimal Health Australia (AHA) works closely with the Australian goat industry to deliver the Goat Production Conditions Project (GPCP), which seeks to address the issues of lost production in the goat value chains, to protect goats from endemic disease and support the trade in goats and goat products. The GPCP provides technical information about a number of diseases and animal health conditions as well as biosecurity and associated communications to assist with disease control.

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Chalkbrood fungal disease on the rise in Australian beehives

Chalkbrood fungal disease on the rise in Australian beehivesBeehives around Australia are succumbing to the deadly chalkbrood disease at a faster rate than their overseas counterparts, despite having better hygiene practices. La Trobe University doctoral student and fourth-generation beekeeper Jody Gerdts has researched why Australian honeybees are so susceptible to the disease.

Award-Winning Rhodavale Pork closing as family questions future

Award-Winning Rhodavale Pork closing as family questions future Australia's pastured pork industry has suffered another blow, with the third large producer in months announcing they will close. Rhodavale Pork was recognised by the international slow food movement for its work to produce good, ethical pork on pasture, with room for the popular Large White breed of pigs to roam in grassy paddocks and roll in mud.

What should the price of milk be in 2019?

What should the price of milk be in 2019? This week major supermarkets Coles and Aldi announced they would lift the price of their home brand milk by 10 cents a litre, a month after Woolworths made the same move. While southern Queensland dairy farmer Peter Garrett welcomed the increase he also hoped this was just the beginning.

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Industry steps up to fix ag’s 'woman problem'

Industry steps up to fix ag’s 'woman problem'Women in agriculture with an ambition to shape the future of Australia’s food and fibre industry are invited to apply for the National Farmers’ Federation’s 2019 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. For the second year in a row, the NFF is supported by a cohort of agriculture-focussed organisations committed to seeing more women represented in the industry’s key-decision making roles.

NSW Farmers welcomes new marshall for agriculture

NSW Farmers welcomes new marshall for agriculture NSW Farmers welcomes the appointment of Adam Marshall as the Minister for Agriculture and Western New South Wales in the ministerial reshuffle announced today. NSW Farmers’ President, James Jackson, said Mr Marshall’s appointment came at a critical time for the agricultural industry and he looked forward to working closely with him and the Government in tackling important issues such as the drought.

VET industry forum lessons

VET industry forum lessonsIn November 2018, the Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA) organised a forum for training providers and other interested stakeholders in the VET sector. The Working together to build the future Queensland agriculture workforce event involved 42 stakeholders across a range of organisations working in the sector, including Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and representatives from Queensland Government departments.

$7.5 Million to beef up SA’s red meat industry

$7.5 Million to beef up SA’s red meat industryThe Marshall Liberal Government will inject $7.5 million into South Australia’s red meat sector in a bid to grow productivity in the industry and further strengthen biosecurity. This new State Government investment from the Economic and Business Growth Fund will focus on technology adoption, vital infrastructure for growth and measures to enhance biosecurity in the red meat industry.

Digital Envy Solutions
The Farm Store

AG industry needs more horsepower

AG industry needs more horsepowerAt the recent WAFarmers annual conference, Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan noted the regular calls to action I was giving her in these pages and questioned why I had not been more proactive making things happen when I was chief of staff to a previous agriculture minister.

Serious questions remain for kangaroo management

Serious questions remain for kangaroo managementThe Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) Livestock Group has acknowledged the Government’s decision to develop a long term kangaroo management plan, but insists that many critical questions remain unanswered. “Farmers and the pet food industry need certainty, and a long-term kangaroo management plan is one way to achieve that,” said Mr Leonard Vallance, VFF Livestock President.

Becoming a common occurrence - another Brown Marmorated Stink bug discovery

Fruit fly Pest Free Area announcementBiosecurity Tasmania have advised another Brown Marmorated Stink bug has recently been found in Melbourne’s South East. Agriculture Victoria are responding to these detections. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is an exotic pest that could cause major damage to the agricultural industry if it established in Australia. The bug feeds on fruit and vegetable crops and is a nuisance pest, seeking shelter in homes and vehicles in large numbers.

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Helping Our Local Farmers - Feel Free To Contact Us And See If We Can HelpOnline Livestock is dedicated to helping our local Aussie farmers. If you have a product or service that you would like us to help you promote please contact us today. We have many options that are cost free and simply done on a good will basis. We believe strongly in building a passionate community that supports each another in tough times.

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