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09 March 2017
View news from Australia Call for Functional Stock Route Reform, Not Flawed Laws
AUSTRALIA - The Queensland Government must focus on developing a practical, workable and well-funded management framework for the state’s 2.6 million-hectare stock route network rather than pushing ahead with flawed laws, AgForce said....
08 March 2017
View news from Australia Project Aims to Improve Producers' Ability to Manage Health Status
AUSTRALIA - A large project aiming to improve the ability of producers to monitor disease prevalence in their livestock, and make informed on-farm decisions to manage the health status and improve productivity and profitability is nearing completion...
07 March 2017
View news from Australia PBA Feeds to Supply Custom Feeds to PCAS Producers
AUSTRALIA - PBA Feeds will give producers under the Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) more options when it comes to feeding their cattle, after being approved to provide custom feeds under the Approved supplements scheme....
06 March 2017
View news from Australia 'Best and Brightest' Sought to Drive Agricultural Policy
AUSTRALIA - AgForce is seeking innovative, bright thinkers to help drive key policies to take agriculture and rural Queensland forward....
28 February 2017
View news from Australia Australian-Indonesian Trade Partnership Strengthens
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement by the Indonesian Government that it will increase the maximum average weight of feeder cattle imported from Australia....
View news from Australia AgForce Welcomes Boost for Farm Loans Schemes
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the announcement of additional funding for concessional loans for Queensland primary producers to expand their existing businesses and invest in new opportunities for growth....
27 February 2017
View news from Australia Government, Industry Partnerships Way Forward for Cattle Industry
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council have welcomed a new collaborative research and development funding partnership between Meat and Livestock Australia, through MLA Donor Company, and the NSW Department of Primary Industries....
23 February 2017
View news from Australia Indonesia Increases Weight Limit for Imported Aussie Cattle
AUSTRALIA - The Indonesian Government has signed off on changes to the maximum average weight of feeder cattle imported from Australia....
16 February 2017
View news from Australia Unlocking the Genetic Secrets of Legendary Bulls
AUSTRALIA - The genes of 50 top bulls have been sequenced in an effort to understand how genes from temperate cattle have influenced important production traits in the modern Brahman breed....
View news from Australia GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work
AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) foods....
14 February 2017
View news from Australia Abattoir Upgrades Despite High Livestock Prices
AUSTRALIA - High livestock prices are forcing down the number of animals being processed by abattoirs....
13 February 2017
View news from Australia Australia's Largest Cattle Empire to Go Hi-tech Under New Owners
AUSTRALIA - Australia's largest cattle empire is set to become hi-tech under a new ownership consortium made up of Australian and Chinese investors....
09 February 2017
View news from Australia Cattle Council Welcomes Defence Land Acquisition Announcement
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council has welcomed the announcement from the Federal Government that there will be no compulsory acquisition of land in the regions of Charters Towers and Shoalwater Bay for defence purposes....
08 February 2017
View news from Australia Australian Dairy Industry Calls for More Transparency
AUSTRALIA - Australia's New South Wales Farmers Association appealed to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission yesterday for greater transparency in dairy prices....
07 February 2017
View news from Australia Aussie Beef Prices Could Drop if US Beef Imports Resume
AUSTRALIA - A Queensland meat processor predicts the price of beef could fall by as much as 30 per cent if the US starts exporting beef to Australia again....
06 February 2017
View news from Australia Australia Ships First Load of Live Beef Cattle to China
AUSTRALIA - The first shipment of live Australian beef cattle to China has left Australian shores after nearly ten years in the making....
02 February 2017
View news from Australia Dairy Farmers Fear Lower Milk Prices
AUSTRALIA - Speculation is mounting that Harvey Fresh, Brownes and Lion will again lower the prices they will pay for milk because many contracts are up for renewal this year....
01 February 2017
View news from Australia Study on Defence Plan’s Impact on Beef Supply Chain Underway
AUSTRALIA - Work is now underway on a study assessing the impacts of proposed military training area expansions on the beef supply chain, agribusinesses and local communities in Central and North Queensland, AgForce said today....
31 January 2017
View news from Australia Australian Cattle Council Heads West
AUSTRALIA - Cattle Council of Australia is in Western Australia this week, meeting with cattle producers, industry representatives and stakeholders to discuss issues relevant to the WA market as well as broader national and international issues....
View news from Australia Call for Better Roads, Rail & Land Use Laws as Cabinet Visits CQ
AUSTRALIA - Central Queensland farmers are calling for better roads and rail infrastructure, and sensible land use laws to unlock the region’s full agricultural potential as State Cabinet met in Rockhampton yesterday. ...
30 January 2017
View news from Australia CPC Ships First Cattle Load to Indonesia for 2017
AUSTRALIA - The Consolidated Pastoral Company (CPC), Australia's second largest cattle producer, has shipped its first load of cattle for 2017....
27 January 2017
View news from Australia Liberalised Trade will Deliver Australian Beef Industry Benefits
AUSTRALIA - Opening up trade pathways and reducing technical trade barriers is key to ensuring Australia’s beef industry remains globally competitive. ...
26 January 2017
View news from Australia ACCC Dairy Inquiry to Hear from Farmers About A$1/L Milk
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is set to hear from dairy farmers about a range of issues contributing to the poor state of the industry, including how farm gate milk prices are determined and dollar-a-litre milk....
23 January 2017
View news from Australia Minister Confirms Farmers’ Land Still in Defence Firing Line
AUSTRALIA - The Defence Minister has today confirmed dozens of farming families could still lose their land so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia, but has committed to fast-tracking a final decision so landholders know their fate within...
20 January 2017
View news from Australia Angus Breed Set to Harness Greater Benefit from Genomics
AUSTRALIA - Genomics, the term given to describe a range of DNA based technologies concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes, is a science receiving much interest around the world among breeders of all livestock species....
19 January 2017
View news from Australia Dairy Farmers Fear Pay Dispute Could Cost Them A$3M
AUSTRALIA - A group of Queensland and New South Wales dairy farmers fear they could lose up to $3 million if a major milk processor drops the price it pays to farmers....
View news from Australia Cattle Prepare for Simulated Heatwave for Study Into Welfare, Performance
AUSTRALIA - Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves....
17 January 2017
View news from Australia Defence Land Grab Last Straw for Frustrated Farmers
AUSTRALIA - A Department of Defence plan to take land from Queensland farming families so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia is yet another example of Governments disregarding the importance of maintaining agricultural country for...
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