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07 July 2015
View news from Australia Gay Marriage Could Threaten Australian Cattle Trade, Warns Minister
AUSTRALIA – Ministers opposing same sex marriage are warning Australia’s cattle trade would take an economic hit if a new bill was passed....
06 July 2015
View news from Australia Australian Dairies Bucking Volatility Trend
AUSTRALIA - Money is being made in Australian dairy farming despite a rise in domestic production and international market volatility....
30 June 2015
View news from Australia How is Australia Developing Sustainable Dairy Production?
ANALYSIS - Consumers and the community want to know more about the products that agriculture and dairy farmers are producing....
04 June 2015
View news from Australia New Tool Helps Cut Cattle Transport Costs, Times
AUSTRALIA - Australian cattle farmers are now using a new tool to help the industry to be more efficient and to improve the welfare of livestock being transported....
02 June 2015
View news from Australia Large Herd Does Not Mean Worse Cow Welfare
AUSTRALIA – There is no evidence that larger herd size means compromised cow welfare, a study of Australian dairy farms has shown....
15 May 2015
View news from Australia Western Australian Beef Exports Grow in Line with Rest of Country
AUSTRALIA - Western Australia figures show the state is currently enjoying high beef exports, similar to the rest of the country where shipments are very strong....
13 May 2015
View news from Australia Angus Cattle Lift Performance of Australian Brahman
AUSTRALIA - Angus cattle from temperate Australia are being successfully introduced to the arid north where they raise the game of Bos Indicus herds....
12 May 2015
View news from Australia Recipe for Angus, Bos Indicus Success For Northern Australia
AUSTRALIA – Cattle industry experts see no reason why Angus genetics can’t be infused into Bos Indicus herds in Australia’s arid north....
11 May 2015
View news from Australia Fonterra Suppliers to Set Top and Bottom Milk Price
AUSTRALIA – Fonterra Australia has offerede farmers chance to set monthly maximum and minimum prices for an agreed volume of milk solids. ...
06 May 2015
View news from Australia Tyranny Of Distance: Making Inroads into Cattle Trucking
AUSTRALIA – A travel simulator could make major savings by re-routing thousand kilometre cattle trucking routes in northern Australia....
05 May 2015
View news from Australia Robot Cow Herders Offer Opportunity for Milking Robots
AUSTRALIA - Moving cows with auto-herding techniques could maximise productivity in robotic systems, early Australian research indicates....
30 April 2015
View news from Australia US Herd Rebuilding Doesn't Suit Everyone
AUSTRALIA - Signs of recovery are evident in the US cattle industry after drought-induced herd liquidation, but this is not good news for some....
29 April 2015
View news from Australia New Bluetongue Strain Found in Australia
AUSTRALIA - A type of bluetongue not previously seen in Australia has been detected in tests....
28 April 2015
View news from Australia Drought-hit Aussies Finding Heifers Earn More than Steers
AUSTRALIA - Market analysis from during and after past Australian droughts shows that heifers out-perform steers in terms of prices in the months of recovery....
23 April 2015
View news from Australia Australian Farmers Want Trade Deal to Centre on Agriculture
AUSTRALIA – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) negotiations should be seeking “ambitious outcomes”, placing farming at the heart of an agreement, says a producer organisation....
21 April 2015
View news from Australia Managing a Cow When it's Down
AUSTRALIA - Diagnosing and treating downer cows can be a complex management problem for producers, but according to cattle veterinarians, good nursing care is the key to successful recovery....
16 April 2015
View news from Australia Tasmanian Seafood and Dairy Industries Well Set for Growth
TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - A new report from Rabobank has found that Tasmania seafood and dairy sectors are well positioned for growth thanks to their strong and globally competitive production....
08 April 2015
View news from Australia New Markets Needed for Stranded Australian Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Thousands of cattle left stranded by the financial collapse of exporting company Carpenter International will be sold on soon, according to reports from ABC Rural News....
02 April 2015
View news from Australia Senate Inquiry into Red Meat Processing
AUSTRALIA - A senate inquiry in Australia is to focus on the effect of market consolidation on the red meat processing sector....
01 April 2015
View news from Australia Thousands of Cattle Stranded on Way to China
AUSTRALIA - Cattle export firm Carpenter International went into voluntary administration recently, leaving thousands of cattle stranded on the way to China, according to media reports....
31 March 2015
View news from Australia Australian Cattle Liquidation Cannot Continue
AUSTRALIA – Australian cattle liquidation cannot continue and beef supplies will be tight without short term expansion, say agribusiness analysts at Rabobank....
30 March 2015
View news from Australia MLA: Australian Cattle Markets Firm
AUSTRALIA - Buyers were competing in a firm to dearer market at cattle yards in Australia this week, wrote analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
23 March 2015
View news from Australia Australia's Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes bills about to be considered by the Senate which will strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of diseases entering and spreading in Australia....
18 March 2015
View news from Australia Cattle Numbers Down at Some Australian Markets
AUSTRALIA - Cattle supplies were down dramatically at some Australian markets last week, report Meat and Livestock Australia analysts. ...
View news from Australia Japanese Students Learn Australian Cattle Farming
AUSTRALIA - Five Japanese students, from areas affected by the March 2011 earthquake, subsequent tsunami and nuclear power-station accidents, are this week experiencing farm life on Australian cattle farms....
12 March 2015
View news from Australia What's Holding Back Drones?
AUSTRALIA - The manifold benefits of using drones in livestock production have led experts in innovation and farm systems to ask the question of why wider adoption still hasn’t taken place....
06 March 2015
View news from Australia Report Underlines Australian Decline in Dairy Cattle Testing
AUSTRALIA - Australia must centralise its herd data system soon or risk losing its position as a globally competitive dairy sector....
24 February 2015
View news from Australia Record Australian Beef Production in 2014
AUSTRALIA - In 2014, Australia produced 2.55 million tonnes cwt of beef, the highest level on record and 10 per cent above the previous record from 2013 according to ABS....
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