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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....
04 April 2018
View news from Australia AACo Abattoir, Beef Business Under Review as Profits Slide
AUSTRALIA - Three years after opening its $100 million abattoir near Darwin, Australia's largest cattle company has launched a review into the underperforming asset....
13 March 2018
View news from Australia Vietnam Woos Aussie Beef by Investing More on Cattle Welfare
AUSTRALIA - Growing demand for Australian cattle has prompted Vietnam's processing sector to invest millions in abattoir training facilities to improve animal welfare....
08 March 2018
View news from Australia Rabobank: Big Dry Leads Farmers to Sell Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Cattle farmers have stopped restocking their herds and are selling more cattle for slaughter because of dry conditions in many regions of Australia, says agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank....
07 March 2018
View news from Australia Import Tariffs on Aussie Beef Set to Fall
AUSTRALIA - The United States has pulled out of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, and while some see that as a problem, for farmers in Australia it is an opportunity....
06 March 2018
View news from Australia Australia's Largest Privately Owned Cattle Enterprise Up for Sale
AUSTRALIA - Australia's largest privately owned cattle company has been advertised for sale, with industry experts suggesting the company's broad portfolio of beef assets could be worth $1 billion....
27 February 2018
View news from Australia Cracking the Genetic Code for Complex Traits in Cattle
AUSTRALIA - A massive global study involving 58,000 cattle has pinpointed the genes that influence the complex genetic trait of height in cattle, opening the door for researchers to use the same approach to map high-value traits including those important...
12 February 2018
View news from Australia Federal Court Rules Controversial Cattle Genome Patent Invalid
AUSTRALIA - Australia's cattle industry has scored a win against the US-based owners over a patent application it feared would put the brakes on improvement in Australia's cattle herd....
16 January 2018
View news from Australia Processors Set to Cash in on Super Demand in Beef Cycle
AUSTRALIA - Meat processors are set to cash in on favourable world market conditions in the coming year, according to a beef industry analyst....
12 January 2018
View news from Australia Aussie Farmers Facing Threat from Growing Popularity of 'Substitute' Meat, Dairy Products
AUSTRALIA - Australian beef and dairy farmers are facing a growing threat from the emerging global taste for "substitute" meat and milk products which are often derived from plants and nuts rather than animals....
10 January 2018
View news from Australia Tough Beef Market Pushes Live Cattle Exporter into Red
AUSTRALIA - An Australian live cattle export company says it has lost money on shipments in order to maintain customers in Asian markets, as it grapples with continuing high beef prices....
06 December 2017
View news from Australia Victoria: ACCC Fails to Deliver Entire Supply Chain Solution
AUSTRALIA - The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria has pushed for action to address power imbalances between milk processors and supermarket retailers following the release last week (Thursday, 30 November) of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...
30 November 2017
View news from Australia Resource in the Toolbox for Victoria Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - United Dairy Farmers of Victoria acknowledges the end of the tender process for the Commodity Milk Price Index, representing a step towards another resource for dairy farmers. Victoria’s peak dairy group supports the development of resources...
17 November 2017
View news from Australia Queensland Dairy Farmers Could be Paid More for Their Product
AUSTRALIA - As Queensland dairy farmers struggle to stay afloat amid unsustainably low milk prices, there are hopes a new milk factory on the Darling Downs might throw a lifeline to at least some of them....
16 November 2017
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Giant Reaches Settlement with ASIC
AUSTRALIA - Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited and MG Responsible Entity Limited (MGRE) have agreed a settlement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in relation to ASIC’s investigation into Murray Goulburn’s conduct...
09 November 2017
View news from Australia Harvey Beef Clocks A$1M Loss Amid High Cattle Price Pain
AUSTRALIA - Harvey Beef has reported a $1.021 million loss for the year despite an increase in sales, reflecting the pain high cattle prices are causing Australian meat processors....
02 November 2017
View news from Australia Queensland Beef Roads Funding Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - The sealing of a section of the Clermont to Alpha Road is a welcome step towards delivering on an important national initiative that will make it safer and easier to transport cattle to markets, AgForce said today. ...
 
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