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12 August 2016
View news from Australia Research Adds More Evidence to Role of Dairy in Weight Loss
AUSTRALIA - Recent research findings add to the growing body of evidence showing the beneficial role of dairy foods in managing weight....
10 August 2016
View news from Australia Victoria State Offers More Support for Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The government of Victoria state has announced further support for dairy farmers with $6.7 million of new programmes to help them get through the dairy crisis and improve the long term resilience of dairy farm businesses....
26 July 2016
View news from Australia New Way of Fertilising Pastures Helps Environment
AUSTRALIA - James Cook University researchers have shown a way to potentially halve the amount of fertiliser dairy farmers use while maintaining pasture yields, providing improved protection for the Great Barrier Reef....
18 July 2016
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Cow Fertility Genes Improving
AUSTRALIA - Genetic selection has played an important role in halting the downward trend in Australian dairy herd reproductive performance....
12 July 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Australia Developing Virtual Herding Technology
AUSTRALIA - Dairy Australia has successfully obtained a grant for the development of virtual herding technology, which will fund research into managing individual grazing animals and better matching their feeding requirements with the availability of...
06 July 2016
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Farmers Rewarded for Top Quality Milk
AUSTRALIA - A number of Australia’s dairy farmers have again been rewarded for producing top quality milk in the 2016 Dairy Australia Countdown Milk Quality Awards....
27 June 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Futures Project Ends with Better Breeding Opportunities for Australia
AUSTRALIA - The Dairy Futures CRC industry and research partnership to improve dairy herds and pastures comes to an end on 30 June after seven years....
20 June 2016
View news from Australia Australian Vets Call for Review of Live Exports After Abuse Scandal
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), has described the vision of Australian cattle being bludgeoned in a slaughterhouse in Vietnam as shocking and completely unacceptable....
13 June 2016
View news from Australia Australia Investigates Abuse of Exported Cattle at Vietnamese Abattoir
AUSTRALIA - Australian cattle exporters and government have said inhumane treatment of animals is unacceptable after footage emerged from Animals Australia of cruelty in a Vietnamese abattoir....
09 June 2016
View news from Australia International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement. This follows the release of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) review of Australia’s...
08 June 2016
View news from Australia Farmer Confidence Sinks as Australia's Dairy Industry Faces Tough Times
AUSTRALIA - Many Australian dairy farmers have been hard hit by the impacts of a deep and persistent trough in international dairy markets after late cuts to farmgate prices by some processors in the southern, export-focused states....
06 June 2016
View news from Australia Japan Suspends Australian Beef Imports After Positive BJD Test
AUSTRALIA - Japan has temporarily stopped accepting feeder and breeder cattle from Australia in response to some cattle testing positive for Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) in post arrival quarantine....
01 June 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Avoidance 'Reaches Dangerous Levels'
AUSTRALIA - A study has found for the first time that one in six adult Australians are choosing to avoid milk and dairy foods, the majority without a medical diagnosis, leading to public health concerns for women in particular....
31 May 2016
View news from Australia How Can You Tell if a Dairy Cow is Happy?
AUSTRALIA - According to Dr Xavier Manteca, University of Autonoma de Barcelona, who will be speaking at the Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Annual Conference, dairy cattle welfare can be assessed using a range of methods....
View news from Australia Processing Investment to Boost South Australia's Dairy Industry
AUSTRALIA - A South Australian State Government grant for a new milk processing facility in Penola is aiming to provide a boost for the local dairy industry as well as providing jobs....
24 May 2016
View news from Australia Victorian Government Unveils Dairy Support Package
AUSTRALIA - An $11.4 million support package has been made available for dairy farmers in the Australian state of Victoria....
12 May 2016
View news from Australia Shadow Ag Minister Takes Aim at Australian Government Over Dairy Crisis Response
AUSTRALIA - Following milk price cuts from Murray Goulburn, Fonterra and Lion, Australian Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has attacked Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce over his response....
10 May 2016
View news from Australia Fonterra Australia Reduces Milk Price
AUSTRALIA - Fonterra Australia has revised its farmgate milk price, meaning that the full 2015/16 season price will be reduced from A$5.60 per kgMS to A$5.00 per kgMS....
29 April 2016
View news from Australia Australian Beef Producers Gather to Learn Benefits of Wagyu Breed
AUSTRALIA - Close to 400 delegates representing the complete beef industry production chain are gathering in the NSW Hunter Valley to learn more about the Wagyu breed....
11 April 2016
View news from Australia Australian Livestock Exporters Cautiously Welcome Reform
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) has welcomed government confirmation of streamlining the export approval process, but cautioned against suggestions of massive cost savings for industry....
06 April 2016
View news from Australia New Study to Examine Consolidation in Australian Meat Processing Sector
AUSTRALIA - The announcement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that it will commence a market study into the cattle and beef industry in Australia has been welcomed by the Cattle Council of Australia....
01 April 2016
View news from Australia Rare Genetic Disorder in Cows Could be More Common than Thought
AUSTRALIA - A rare disorder in purebred and crossbred cattle could become more widespread if not properly controlled....
View news from Australia Australian Cattle Council Fears Impact of New Transport Rules
AUSTRALIA - New road safety renumeration orders set to impact on the livelihoods of the nation’s livestock transport operators have been opposed by the Cattle Council of Australia....
24 March 2016
View news from Australia Dairy Cow Fertility Trends Improve
AUSTRALIA - After 20 years of declining dairy cow fertility, the genetic trend has turned around and improved every year since 2011 year. ...
09 March 2016
View news from Australia Researchers Help Aussie Beef Farmers Maximise New Road Cash
AUSTRALIA - The upgrade of some of Australia’s iconic cattle routes could provide significant benefits to the nation’s livestock industry, while at the same time minimising stress for both truck drivers and cattle....
08 March 2016
View news from Australia Australian Cattle on Feed at Record Levels
ANALYSIS - Cattle in Australian feedlots reached record levels in the final quarter of 2015 with 997,765 head on feed, with the increase driven by more cattle in the large NSW feedlots, which offset a small decline in Queensland....
25 February 2016
View news from Australia Australian Government Beef Intervention Would Be "Strongly Opposed"
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council is calling for calm and a focus on the long-term vision for the Australian beef industry, following calls for Government intervention in Australia’s beef supply chains....
24 February 2016
View news from Australia Australian Live Cattle Exporters Reject Calls for Trade Cap
AUSTRALIA - The Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council, Alison Penfold, has today rejected calls by the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union for a cap on the export of live cattle from Australia....
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