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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....
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 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....
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....
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. ...
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 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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