Abbott tackles dismay on dairy stage

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has used a tour of Bulla Dairy Foods in Victoria to shout about the Australian dairy industry’s improved profitability.
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has used a tour of Bulla Dairy Foods in Victoria to shout about the Australian dairy industry’s improved profitability.
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ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs. ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs.
AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week. AUSTRALIAN dairy is the latest commodity to come under scrutiny in a report set to be released by animal rights group Voiceless next week.
BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia. BARNABY Joyce has returned fire at plans to establish an alternative political voice for farmers - the new Country Party of Australia.
THE government has scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short GP visits. THE government has scrapped its plans to next week cut the Medicare rebate by $20 for short GP visits.
A DECISION by Australian and NZ health ministers to reject low-THC hemp in food has been described as
30 Jan 15 A DECISION by Australian and NZ health ministers to reject low-THC hemp in food has been described as "a missed opportunity".
FOOD Ministers in Australia and NZ have agreed to urgent action on labelling laws to prevent human consumption of unpasteurised cow’s milk.
30 Jan 15 FOOD Ministers in Australia and NZ have agreed to urgent action on labelling laws to prevent human consumption of unpasteurised cow’s milk. | Raw milk recalled  | Focus on product hoodwinks: ACCC 
AUSTRALIA'S grains research community has paid tribute to Dr Jeff Baldock who has been awarded the annual JA Prescott Award.
30 Jan 15 AUSTRALIA'S grains research community has paid tribute to Dr Jeff Baldock who has been awarded the annual JA Prescott Award. | Soil testing uncovers crop...  | Crop data a tough season weapon 
WEET-BIX maker Sanitarium is taking on Weetabix, the largest player in the £1.2 billion UK cereal market.
30 Jan 15 WEET-BIX maker Sanitarium is taking on Weetabix, the largest player in the £1.2 billion UK cereal market. | UK dairy industry in crisis 
A LOWER national offering and an Australian dollar that followed assisted the AWEX-EMI to a 19-cent rise this week.
30 Jan 15 A LOWER national offering and an Australian dollar that followed assisted the AWEX-EMI to a 19-cent rise this week. | Aus Day lamb social media backlash  | Benaud impersonator wins lamb lunch 
Sheep - Wool
FEDERAL member for Riverina Michael McCormack is a regular visitor to the Royal Hotel in Grong Grong.
30 Jan 15  1 FEDERAL member for Riverina Michael McCormack is a regular visitor to the Royal Hotel in Grong Grong. | Joyce leads split over PM's blunder  | ALP Country Caucus talks tactics 
THE world's best Poll Hereford cow may be grazing the pastures north of Holbrook, NSW.
30 Jan 15 THE world's best Poll Hereford cow may be grazing the pastures north of Holbrook, NSW.
Cattle - Beef
'PRECIOUS cargo' would be one way to describe a bale of wool that boarded a jet bound for Italy last week.
30 Jan 15 'PRECIOUS cargo' would be one way to describe a bale of wool that boarded a jet bound for Italy last week.
Sheep - Wool
FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
30 Jan 15 FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
IF lower retail fuel prices keep filtering through to country areas, grain producers will get big savings in input costs.
30 Jan 15 IF lower retail fuel prices keep filtering through to country areas, grain producers will get big savings in input costs. | Crop data a tough season weapon  | Pool exodus may be too far 
WHEN Barnaby Joyce announces how he plans to restructure the beef industry, it all comes down to Recommendation One.
30 Jan 15  4 WHEN Barnaby Joyce announces how he plans to restructure the beef industry, it all comes down to Recommendation One. | Global team restructure for MLA  | Moore's war on cattle prices 
Cattle - Beef
THE deflating dollar looks set to continue making farm exports more attractive after dipping to new five-and-a-half year lows this week.
30 Jan 15  3 THE deflating dollar looks set to continue making farm exports more attractive after dipping to new five-and-a-half year lows this week. | Aus dollar dips below 80 US cents  | Fertile outlook for Incitec Pivot 
THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer, effective from April 2015.
29 Jan 15 THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer,...
THE Tasmanian Government has moved to cut red tape around the state's industrial hemp industry.
29 Jan 15  2 THE Tasmanian Government has moved to cut red tape around the state's industrial hemp industry.
DROUGHT affected Queensland farmers can now apply for a drought recovery loan after the federal government committed $50 million to the program this morning.
29 Jan 15  3 DROUGHT affected Queensland farmers can now apply for a drought recovery loan after the federal government committed $50 million to the program this morning.
A CONFLICT of views has seen the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) president Tyran Jones step down from his role, effective yesterday.
29 Jan 15 A CONFLICT of views has seen the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) president Tyran Jones step down from his role, effective yesterday.
ONE of Australia’s top meat processors and exporters is seeking a strategic investor to make a $100 million cash injection.
29 Jan 15 ONE of Australia’s top meat processors and exporters is seeking a strategic investor to make a $100 million cash injection.
Cattle - Beef
QUEENSLAND has been told to expect an unusual result on Saturday because the 2012 election was so extraordinary.
29 Jan 15  5 QUEENSLAND has been told to expect an unusual result on Saturday because the 2012 election was so extraordinary.
CASHED-UP Western Australian farmers are paying down debt and splashing on expensive machinery following two bumper grain harvests that have boosted confidence.
29 Jan 15  4 CASHED-UP Western Australian farmers are paying down debt and splashing on expensive machinery following two bumper grain harvests that have boosted confidence. | Cargill's historic grain export...  | Pool exodus may be too far 
FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
29 Jan 15 FARMONLINE radio brings you rural news updates from around the country.
CRICKET legend Richie Benaud called-up iconic Aussies for his Australia Day lamb luncheon, and the Cleaver family joined the fun.
29 Jan 15  3 CRICKET legend Richie Benaud called-up iconic Aussies for his Australia Day lamb luncheon, and the Cleaver family joined the fun. | Kiwis develop a taste for...  | Richie's BBQ lamb call out 
AUSTRALIA'S beef herd will spend at least the next two years rebalancing - providing widespread drought goes and stays gone.
29 Jan 15  4 AUSTRALIA'S beef herd will spend at least the next two years rebalancing - providing widespread drought goes and stays gone. | Moore's war on cattle prices  | Fresh approach to BJD on cards 
Cattle - Beef
BUNGE has made a significant move in its bid to win a bigger share of WA's grain market by applying to two Upper Great Southern shires to build grain storage facilities capable of holding up to 350,000 tonnes.
29 Jan 15  4 BUNGE has made a significant move in its bid to win a bigger share of WA's grain market by applying to two Upper Great Southern shires to build grain storage facilities capable of...
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Typically superficial and simplistic. The WA wheatbelt covers a vast area from north to south to
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Abbott says he will lead the coalition at the next federal election - what a load of bulla.
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what an amusing little article this is. Two pages of how good everything is in the west and then
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