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Ticks remain a threat to livestock and pets after unseasonably warm autumn

Ticks remain a threat to livestock and pets after unseasonably warm autumnExperts are warning cattle producers and pet owners to be on the alert for ticks as unseasonably warm autumn temperatures are extending their activity. While the drought has curbed the tick activity in more western parts of New South Wales, areas on the east coast which have been receiving rain continue to experience high numbers of paralysis and bush ticks.

Alpacas with Maracas enthrals more than a million kids

Alpacas with Maracas enthrals more than a million kidsA story about an alpaca called Macca and his best pal Al has captivated more than a million children during National Simultaneous Storytime. Alpacas with Maracas, written and illustrated by Matt Cosgrove, was read at 11:00am on Wednesday in more than 11,000 locations - mostly schools and libraries - across the country. Jasmine Bradshaw was one of the 1,138,889 enthusiastic readers who participated this year.

Water discovery in ancient underground valley

Water discovery in ancient underground valley Looking out over vast swathes of dried yellow buffel grass and a seemingly endless plain of red dirt, water is the last thing anyone expects to find in central Australia's Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. But with a pointed finger over his left shoulder, senior traditional elder Witjiti George softly explains the journey of ancient water beneath sacred ground.

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Australia's climate change policy needs to focus on a global response

Australia's climate change policy needs to focus on a global responseAustralia’s climate change policy has revolved around whether the climate is changing, to what extent has it been human induced and the country’s response, by way of an emissions reduction target. These issues were front and centre during the election campaign, with all political parties providing the electorate with vastly different policy approaches to consider. The problem with this debate is it has focused narrowly on what Australia is doing.

2019 National Merino Challenge shepherds in next generation

2019 National Merino Challenge shepherds in next generation161 students from around the country have enjoyed a weekend of wool industry education, demonstrations, presentations and a series of mini challenges at the 2019 National Merino Challenge. Celebrating its seventh year, the National Merino Challenge provided young people with an understanding of the career opportunities within the sheep and wool industries and delivered practical instruction on the basic skills of appraisal using both traditional and modern methods.

Feeding facts

Feeding factsAs a part of the same supplementation program the University of Queensland is running, a comprehensive literature review as been undertaken and what follows are the ‘golden nuggets’ dug up. For obvious reasons there has been a lot less research conducted on goats vs sheep and cattle. Consequently, a lot of the scientific information that is necessary to support a well organized and developing goat meat industry in Australia has been fragmented, non-existent or difficult to access despite some great work being performed over the years.

2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium

2019 Australian Biosecurity SymposiumAnimal Health Australia, the Invasive Species Council and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions are excited to announce the inaugural 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium to be held 12-13 June on the Gold Coast, QLD. The Symposium theme 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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Lifestyle & Rural

Fonterra Dennington factory closure linked to controversial clawbacks says suppliers

Fonterra Dennington factory closure linked to controversial clawbacks says suppliersA former long-time supplier of milk processor Fonterra said the company only had itself to blame for the closure of one its factories this week. The New Zealand company informed 98 workers at its 108-year-old Dennington plant in south-west Victoria that production would cease in November.

Construction begins on Esperance's $11 million wild dog fence

Construction begins on Esperance's $11 million wild dog fenceIt has taken almost 20 years of lobbying from farmers, but today the first post of a new wild dog fence in Western Australia was driven into the ground. The 660-kilometre fence will be an extension of the existing 1,170km dog barrier fence which starts north of Kalbarri in the state's north, and currently finishes near Ravensthorpe. After years of wrangling over who would pay for the fence and clearing environmental hurdles the $11 million fence started to roll out.

Animals Australia move against live sheep trade casts doubt

Animals Australia move against live sheep trade casts doubtA consignment of 56,000 head of sheep due to be shipped on Saturday from Western Australia to the Middle East is in doubt due to a last minute, 700-page submission against the voyage by Animals Australia. The sheep are currently at a pre-export quarantine facility just south of Perth at Mundijong waiting to be trucked to Fremantle, loaded on the MV Ocean Drover and sent to Kuwait and the UAE.

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NFF congratulates new Government Ministers

NFF congratulates new Government MinistersThe National Farmers’ Federation has congratulated Nationals Deputy Leader and Victorian Senator Bridget McKenzie on her appointment as the Minister for Agriculture in the 46th Parliament and the first female to hold the portfolio in the Commonwealth’s history.

Future foods are coming our way

Future foods are coming our wayA NSW Farmers bid to underpin a new era of regional and peri-urban food systems with a Future Foods Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has won the support of the Federal Government. The Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews has today granted $35 million over 10 years for the CRC with an extra $149.6 million in cash and in kind to be provided by CRC partners.

Technology helping farms reduce their energy bills

Technology helping farms reduce their energy billsAs we saw at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) last year, innovation in agriculture is a hot topic with rapid advances in sensing, data management, machinery and equipment. Improvements in energy efficiency technologies such as LED lighting and variable frequency drives are seeing cost reductions and productivity benefits, for example in the chicken meat industry where new ventilation technologies offer high energy and cost saving potential.

SA Government - New round of Black Spot funding opens

SA Government - New round of Black Spot funding opensRural mobile phone coverage is set for a boost with the Marshall Liberal Government working with regional communities to deliver the latest round of Mobile Black Spot Program funding. Round five of the Commonwealth Mobile Black Spot Program is now open with $80 million available across the country. The State Government will contribute a further $3 million towards local black spots from the $10 million South Australian Mobile Phone Black Spot fund.

Digital Envy Solutions
The Farm Store

Camels Coming to a Paddock Near You

Camels Coming to a Paddock Near YouThe recent sighting of camels near Esperance provides an opportune time to remind the State and Federal Governments of their responsibilities to manage Crown Land and protect the State’s primary production zones. This has been a growing problem for decades, today there is over one million feral camels stomping around not just the outback, but through fences into our Wheatbelt in Western Australia. This population has been growing by 8 per cent each year.

Farmers welcome ‘essential services’ but question how they’ll grow

Farmers welcome ‘essential services’ but question how they’ll growThe Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has welcomed today’s Victorian Budget 2019-20, noting some positive commitments but a number of glaring funding gaps for agriculture. “We are pleased to see significant resourcing for essential areas such as biosecurity and fit-for-purpose roads, which benefit all Victorians,” said Mr David Jochinke, VFF President.

Work With Us

Work With UsThe TFGA is an active advocacy organisation dedicated to the best interests of all farmers, and to making a difference in rural communities in Tasmania. We passionately believe in Tasmanian agriculture and seek like-minded individuals.

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