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24 February 2020
View news from Australia No jail time for farm invaders in Western Australia
Australian courts have given suspended sentences to two activists who broke onto a farm and sole a calf, angering farmers. ...
10 February 2020
View news from Australia Dairy Cows Sent to Slaughter as Processors 'Fail' to Pay Enough for Milk
AUSTRALIA - Western Australia is facing an exodus of dairy farmers less than a year after the widely-celebrated end of $1-a-litre milk....
05 February 2020
View news from Australia Dairy Factory Workers to Lose Jobs as Lactalis Shuts Down Rockhampton Operation
AUSTRALIA - In what is being seen as another nail in the coffin for Queensland milk suppliers, a French-owned dairy business is shutting its Rockhampton factory at the end of the month, sacking all 47 of its workers....
29 January 2020
View news from Australia Dairy Industry Digests Plan to Consolidate Governance
AUSTRALIA - As a major restructure looms for the Australian dairy industry, some state-based advocacy organisations are concerned the proposal misses the mark....
28 January 2020
View news from Australia WA Dairy Farmers Not Getting Fair Share in 'Tough' Milk Industry
AUSTRALIA - WA’s dairy farmers have issued a dire warning saying they’ll be forced to leave the industry if they don’t get paid more for their milk....
07 January 2020
View news from Australia Supply Shortages Loom as Aussie Dairy Industry Ravaged by Bushfires
AUSTRALIA - Authorities have warned that supplies of Australian dairy products could be significantly affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster, which has already wiped out vast numbers of livestock, Xinhua news agency reported....
19 December 2019
View news from Australia Research Reveals Cows Maintain Individual Voices
AUSTRALIA - Farmers might finally be able to answer the question: How now brown cow?...
13 December 2019
View news from Australia ACCC Welcomes Mandatory Dairy Code
AUSTRALIA - The ACCC welcomes today’s announcement of the introduction of a mandatory dairy industry code by the Minister for Agriculture, Sen. The Hon. Bridget McKenzie....
09 December 2019
View news from Australia Minister Ramps Up Dairy Attack on Coles
AUSTRALIA - Drought Minister David Littleproud has doubled down on his scathing criticism of Coles, accusing the supermarket giant of greed....
05 December 2019
View news from Australia Coles to Pay A$5m to Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Coles will pay over $5 million to Norco dairy farmers after it was found it had not passed on the full amount of a milk price rise, despite claiming it did in a marketing campaign....
20 November 2019
View news from Australia Rising Wagyu Beef Sales, Prices Buttress AACo's Results
AUSTRALIA - Rising sales of Wagyu beef in Europe and Asia, combined with stronger prices have helped Australia's biggest cattle producer deliver a small operating profit despite hefty drought costs....
13 November 2019
View news from Australia Varied Conditions and Modest Prospects for Australia's Winter Crops
ABARES’s latest crop report reveals mixed prospects for Australia’s winter crop, according to ABARES acting Executive Director Peter Gooday....
12 November 2019
View news from Australia Eating Quality of Australia’s Beef Herd Rising
The eating quality of Australia’s beef herd is on the rise with the national average Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Index reaching 57.62 in 2017-19, improving 0.73 points since 2010-11....
08 November 2019
View news from Australia Australia's Record Farmgate Prices Weighed Down by High Costs
Dairy Australia’s October Situation and Outlook report for the first quarter of the season shows record high farmgate milk prices continue to be weighed down by high input costs and a dry weather outlook....
07 November 2019
View news from Australia Decision Making Crucial in High Milk Price Year
Farmers looking to take advantage of the high farmgate milk prices this season are being challenged by ongoing cost pressures and a dry weather outlook. ...
29 October 2019
View news from Australia RMAC Says Trade Agreements Critical to Australia and Red Meat Jobs
The Australian red meat industry has urged both sides of Parliament to proceed with ratification of two critical free trade agreements without delay, following the release of a Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report....
22 October 2019
View news from Australia Australia's State of the Industry Red Meat Report 2019 Released
As the world’s largest sheepmeat and goatmeat exporter, and third largest beef exporter behind Brazil and India, Australia consistently exports more than 65% of its red meat production to overseas markets. That’s according to the Australian red meat...
21 October 2019
View news from Australia New online tool to manage biosecurity risks for dairy farmers
Dairy farmers now have access to a new online tool to build their skills and adapt their management approach to biosecurity risks....
View news from Australia The 4 Biggest Benefits of 100% Australian Beef
Customers in Australia and all over the world love buying Australian-made and sourced produce. But when it comes to beef, what are the real benefits of buying 100% Australian? ...
01 October 2019
View news from Australia Spring Australian pasture into action
With continuing tough seasonal conditions forecast for the southern livestock production zone, producers are urged to focus on spring pasture management....
23 September 2019
View news from Australia Marcus Oldham College and Dairy Australia Launch Dairy Farm Business Management Skills Program
Marcus Oldham College and Dairy Australia have launched a new learning program to support the development of business management capabilities in Australian dairy farming....
13 September 2019
View news from Australia Live Shipment of Aussie Cattle Halted Over Alleged Ear Tag Tampering
AUSTRALIA - Australian officials have halted a proposed shipment of 5,000 cattle over allegations that ear tags had been tampered with to circumvent China’s strict import protocols....
20 August 2019
View news from Australia Experts Call for End to Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The country's experts are calling for cutting down the amounts of antibiotics being given to animals in an attempt to help address antibiotic resistance in humans....
27 June 2019
View news from Australia Animal Welfare Concerns Cause Turmoil for Australia's Largest Dairy
AUSTRALIA - The owner of Australia's largest dairy farm is facing a staff mutiny over serious animal welfare and safety concerns....
19 June 2019
View news from Australia Costs, Weather Hit Dairy Farmer Confidence and Profits
AUSTRALIA - Costs are crippling the nation's dairy farmers with only a third positive about the future of the industry....
View news from Australia RSPCA Files Complaint Over Alleged Mistreatment of Cattle
AUSTRALIA - RSPCA Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the federal Department of Agriculture after receiving images and footage revealing allegedly brutal treatment of Australian cattle live exported to Israel on board the notorious ship Maysora....
03 June 2019
View news from Australia Live Export Relief as New Cattle Density Rules Delayed
AUSTRALIA - Cattle exporters have been granted an 11th-hour reprieve after being told yesterday tougher new rules that reduce stocking densities up to 15 per cent will not come into effect from today as originally planned....
29 May 2019
View news from Australia Meat Industry Says Animal Welfare Concerns Could Have $3.2b Effect on Livestock Sector
AUSTRALIA - The Australian livestock sector could lose up to $3.2 billion by 2030 if it does not meet changing consumer attitudes to animal welfare....
 
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