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27 July 2017
View news from Australia Cattle Producers Sought for Reef Grazing Innovation Project
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers in Great Barrier Reef catchment areas are being encouraged to take part in an innovation project that aims to improve Reef water quality outcomes and increase farm profitability....
25 July 2017
View news from Australia ‘Paddock to Plate’ Beef Business Showcases Sustainable Farm Practices
AUSTRALIA - A Queensland ‘paddock to plate’ beef business is showcasing the benefits of adopting a best management practices program to improve their productivity and demonstrate their environmental credentials to consumers....
07 July 2017
View news from Australia High-tech Ear Tags Tracking Aussie Live Export Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Technology monitoring Australian livestock in Vietnamese feedlots and abattoirs is being expanded in Australia so stock can be traced from conception to consumption....
05 July 2017
View news from Australia Cattle Industry Seeks Rights to Clear Land in WA’s Top End
AUSTRALIA - WA’s northern cattle industry wants pastoralists to have an automatic right to clear part of their land to make it easier to develop the top end of WA....
16 June 2017
View news from Australia Agency Says Livestock Jobs More Popular Than Ever
AUSTRALIA - The head of a rural employment agency says the demand for jobs in the livestock industry has increased dramatically, and is the busiest he has ever seen it....
15 June 2017
View news from Australia Cattle Producers Win More Flexibility on Biosecurity Requirements
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers will now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after Animal Health Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia agreed to be flexible on new requirements for managing Johne’s disease....
13 June 2017
View news from Australia New Guide to Help Reduce Weed Risks When Feeding Cattle
AUSTRALIA - A new guide has been launched to help Queensland primary producers reduce the risk of spreading weeds when sourcing hay and other fodder for their cattle....
08 June 2017
View news from Australia Queensland Farmers Urged to Gear Up to Save Lives
AUSTRALIA - St John Ambulance Queensland and AgForce are joining together to urge all Queensland farmers to have a life-saving defibrillator on their farms to respond in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest....
31 May 2017
View news from Australia Aussie Beef Experts Express Doubt About Endurance of India's Cattle Slaughter Law
AUSTRALIA - There are doubts about whether India's ban on the slaughter of cattle and buffalo will last....
17 May 2017
View news from Australia AgForce Welcomes Decision on NT Cattle Movements
AUSTRALIA - Queensland primary producers will be able to more easily move cattle through the Northern Territory after the NT Government agreed to revise biosecurity requirements for the management of Bovine Johne’s Disease, AgForce said today....
15 May 2017
View news from Australia Big Demand from China Boosts Aussie Beef Industry
AUSTRALIA - Soaring demand for cattle from China is likely to bolster the Australian beef industry, analysts said....
11 May 2017
View news from Australia Drought Still Hurting in Many Parts of Queensland
AUSTRALIA - New drought declaration details highlight that farming families in more than two thirds of Queensland are still battling the devastating impact of drought while primary producers in the north west were now entering the recovery phase, AgForce...
View news from Australia China's Taste for Aussie Beef Blessing for Industry
AUSTRALIA - A continually growing demand for Australian cattle from China is likely to make the industry going from strength to strength, according to experts who are lauding China's taste for Aussie beef....
10 May 2017
View news from Australia Federal Budget 'Keeps the Faith' on Agriculture Commitments
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Budget has "kept the faith" and delivered on the Coalition’s election commitments to advance agriculture, but Queensland farmers are eager for more details about what is planned for water infrastructure in the Great Artesian...
20 April 2017
View news from Australia Reciprocal Recognition of Food Safety with US of Mutual Benefit
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement this month....
06 April 2017
View news from Australia Extended Disaster Assistance for Primary Producers Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the activation of disaster assistance for primary producers affected by flooding in central and south-east Queensland, but flagged that more support may be needed as the full economic impact of Cyclone Debbie becomes clearer....
23 March 2017
View news from Australia Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward....
22 March 2017
View news from Australia Farmers Urge Agriculture Victoria to Take Animal Welfare Role from RSPCA
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA....
15 March 2017
View news from Australia Trump, Brexit Signal Changing Fortunes for Aussie Beef Exports
AUSTRALIA - Since Australia's beef export value peaked in 2015/16, at $8.5 billion, it has slipped and will continue to slip this year....
View news from Australia New Drought Declarations Show Bush Still Doing it Tough
AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday....
09 March 2017
View news from Australia Beef Industry Welcomes Commercial Initiative
AUSTRALIA - The launch of Angus Australia’s Commercial Development programme has been received by the beef industry with enthusiasm and strong support....
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....
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