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14 May 2019
View news from Australia WA’s Biggest Dairy Farm Set to End Milk Production
AUSTRALIA - Milk production is likely to cease on WA’s biggest dairy farm and the land put to other uses, according to owner Ross Woodhouse....
03 May 2019
View news from Australia Live Export Industry Braces for Cost of Fewer Cattle on Ships
AUSTRALIA - As of 1 June, the number of cattle allowed onboard live export ships will be reduced, in a decision industry says makes no sense and will hurt the hip-pocket of exporters and producers....
22 April 2019
View news from Australia Dairy Expert Says Australian Industry at 'Tipping Point'
AUSTRALIA - Australia is home to some of the best dairy operations in the world, but an analyst has warned that without a drastic increase in production the country could soon become an "import nation"....
16 April 2019
View news from Australia AgForce Applauds Forward-looking $1.5M Labor Pledge for Cattle Research
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the $1.5 million funding promise from the Federal Labor Party for the Beef Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, a producer-led research programme co-developed with Central Queensland University and the Department...
09 April 2019
View news from Australia Camperdown Dairy Extends NZ Yoghurt Deal
AUSTRALIA - Camperdown Dairy Company has extended its production contract with New Zealand yoghurt brand The Collective by two years, potentially doubling the value of the deal for owner Australian Dairy Nutritionals Group....
14 March 2019
View news from Australia Aboriginal Corporation Eyes BHP Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - An indigenous corporation has emerged as the preferred bidder for two BHP-owned cattle stations in the iron ore rich Pilbara....
13 March 2019
View news from Australia Queensland Dairy Farmers Protest Coles Milk Price
AUSTRALIA - Queensland dairy farmers rallied at a Coles in Brisbane to protest the supermarket giant's refusal to increase the price of milk....
27 February 2019
View news from Australia Multi-million Dollar WA Dairy, Processing Facility Takes Transparent Approach
AUSTRALIA - A West Australian dairy has taken an innovative step towards transparency in the industry with a plan to open up its new multi-million-dollar dairy and processing facility to the public....
22 January 2019
View news from Australia Indigenous Cattle Company Building Billionaire-style Cattle Empire
AUSTRALIA - An Indigenous-owned cattle company is building a portfolio of stations akin to those of Australian and foreign billionaires, but their endgame is radically different....
16 January 2019
View news from Australia Dairy Farmers Welcome Draft Mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct
AUSTRALIA - Farmers 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....
09 January 2019
View news from Australia Managing Pregnant Heifers, Newborn Calves: A Guide for Lot Feeders
Australian 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, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). ...
11 December 2018
View news from Australia Aussie Beef in High Demand Due to America's Love of Burgers
AUSTRALIA - In 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....
05 December 2018
View news from Australia New Livestock Rules Threaten North Aussie Cattle Trade
AUSTRALIA - Tough new recommendations proposed in the new Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock could have a negative impact on the northern cattle industry’s viability, while animal welfare benefits were questionable, the Kimberley Pilbara...
02 November 2018
View news from Australia BCCI Says 'No Beef' on Menu for Indian Players Ahead of Cricket Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly asked Cricket Australia (CA) to remove beef from the Indian squad’s menu when the team travels "down under" for a two-month tour in November....
18 October 2018
View news from Australia Coles: Applications Open for Drought-affected Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Coles and its customers have already committed over $12 million to drought relief, including $5 million from the Coles Nurture Fund....
17 September 2018
View news from Australia Perth’s Nobu Serves World's Most Expensive Beef
AUSTRALIA - Diners with deep pockets are happily forking out for the world’s most expensive beef at Nobu at Crown Perth....
15 August 2018
View news from Australia Dairy Company Renews Distribution Agreement with CSFA Shanghai
AUSTRALIA - Australia's a2 Milk Company has renewed its strategic arrangement with China State Farm Holding Shanghai (CSFA Shanghai) on Tuesday....
07 August 2018
View news from Australia Australian Drought Doubles Hay Prices in Blow to Cattle Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The drought affecting southeastern Australia has doubled hay prices, severely affecting ranchers and raising the prospect of higher international prices for beef from Down Under. ...
31 July 2018
View news from Australia Brucellosis Outbreak in Upper Austria Affects Dairy Cattle Herd
AUSTRIA - Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Ulrich Herzog has reported an outbreak of brucellosis to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) at a dairy farm located in Upper Austria (Oberösterreich)....
01 June 2018
View news from Australia Largest Aussie Dairy Co-op Taps Into Growing Demand for Organic Milk
AUSTRALIA - Dairy processor Norco is chasing farmers as far south as Victoria to supply it with organic milk as part of its expansion into the sector....
23 May 2018
View news from Australia Beef Exports Safe Despite Chinese State Media Threat, Industry Says
AUSTRALIA - The outspoken state-owned Chinese tabloid the "Global Times" has lashed Australia once again, publishing an editorial calling on Chinese officials to cool bilateral relations and reduce imports of Australian goods by billions of dollars....
16 May 2018
View news from Australia Livestock Agents Plead Guilty to Non-compliance of Cattle Traceability System
AUSTRALIA - Three Gippsland livestock agents have avoided conviction after pleading guilty to charges relating to the movement of cattle....
11 May 2018
View news from Australia Beef Industry Addresses Consumer Concerns About Environment, Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - Beef producers are using innovation to address rising pressures from environmental and animal activists about how the industry operates....
10 May 2018
View news from Australia Indian Buffalo Meat Success Puts Sizable Dent in Australia's Live Cattle Trade with Indonesia
AUSTRALIA - The introduction of frozen Indian buffalo meat in Indonesia has halved demand for Australian cattle, according to industry representatives....
07 May 2018
View news from Australia Aussie Cattle Industry Looks to Defend 'Meat' Label
AUSTRALIA - The peak body for Australia's cattle industry considers calling for reforms to prevent lab-grown meat from being labelled "meat"....
02 May 2018
View news from Australia Dairy Farmers Angered by ACCC 'Dollar-a-litre Milk' Report
AUSTRALIA - Dairy farmers are angry about the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's decision not to take any action on dollar-a-litre milk....
01 May 2018
View news from Australia Cattle Farmers Beef up Savings to Prepare for Droughts
AUSTRALIA - Recent high cattle prices have enabled Australian beef producers to put more money into Farm Management Deposits (FMDs)....
18 April 2018
View news from Australia Two Aussie Abattoirs Permitted to Export Beef to Malaysia Again, Others Still Locked Out
AUSTRALIA - Two Australian abattoirs have been allowed to recommence trade with Malaysia while others remain locked out, eight months after a temporary ban was put in place....
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