Around the traps: weekly wrap

TAX breaks for farmers; dairy industry concerned by ads and forecasts; ALEC considers welfare plan; railing against reports.
TAX breaks for farmers; dairy industry concerned by ads and forecasts; ALEC considers welfare plan; railing against reports.
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IT takes a lot to make a climatologist go 'wow' these days, but on May 18, there were plenty of 'wows' in the Bureau of Meteorology’s office. IT takes a lot to make a climatologist go 'wow' these days, but on May 18, there were plenty of 'wows' in the Bureau of Meteorology’s office.
THE government needs to stop commissioning endless reports into rail infrastructure and let the building begin, says Luke Fraser. THE government needs to stop commissioning endless reports into rail infrastructure and let the building begin, says Luke Fraser.
TAX depreciation measures for farmers announced in the 2015 Federal Budget will be brought forward to this year. TAX depreciation measures for farmers announced in the 2015 Federal Budget will be brought forward to this year.
THE Australian Made Campaign is teaming up with RANGEme to help give Aussie growers and manufacturers a competitive edge. THE Australian Made Campaign is teaming up with RANGEme to help give Aussie growers and manufacturers a competitive edge.
A MEAT & Livestock Australia-funded study is investigating a little-known animal health issue - the cause of rib fractures in sheep.
4:00 AM A MEAT & Livestock Australia-funded study is investigating a little-known animal health issue - the cause of rib fractures in sheep. | JBS names top southern suppliers  | Breeders brush up on skills 
Sheep - Meat
INTERNATIONAL wheat futures took a beating this week, but the coarse grains complex continues to hold firm.
4:00 AM INTERNATIONAL wheat futures took a beating this week, but the coarse grains complex continues to hold firm. | Permit woes for sorghum exports  | New protocols for crops to China 
IN one year, grazier Sam Becker’s understanding of the beef industry has broadened through experiences he might never have encountered.
4:00 AM IN one year, grazier Sam Becker’s understanding of the beef industry has broadened through experiences he might never have encountered. | China gets a taste of Elders  | Handling the herd with care 
Cattle - Beef
AGRICULTURAL Co-operative Research Centres are set to gain from program changes aimed at strengthening their commercial focus.
4:00 AM AGRICULTURAL Co-operative Research Centres are set to gain from program changes aimed at strengthening their commercial focus. | Irrigation, export big R&D winners 
DELEGATES from around the nation converged on Darwin from May 25 to May 28 for the 10th Australian Mango Conference where they discussed growth potential within the industry.
3:00 AM DELEGATES from around the nation converged on Darwin from May 25 to May 28 for the 10th Australian Mango Conference where they discussed growth potential within the industry.
A WARTIME air service operated in secret is the latest attraction for the Qantas Founders Outback Museum.
3:00 AM A WARTIME air service operated in secret is the latest attraction for the Qantas Founders Outback Museum.
A CATTLE business offering economic foundations and training opportunities for young people could be revived on Mornington Island.
3:00 AM A CATTLE business offering economic foundations and training opportunities for young people could be revived on Mornington Island.
THE little lost lamb wandered aimlessly along George Street, Sydney as if it were desperately seeking its mother among the crowed flock.
29 May 15 THE little lost lamb wandered aimlessly along George Street, Sydney as if it were desperately seeking its mother among the crowed flock.
WINTER will have a dramatic start as a cold front leaves a pool of cold air over the southeast on Monday.
29 May 15 WINTER will have a dramatic start as a cold front leaves a pool of cold air over the southeast on Monday. | El Niño sets stage for dry,...  | The phenomenon of 'spider rain' 
THE $500 million float of Australia biggest milk processor, Murray Goulburn, will be pitched to investors on an earnings multiple of 7.7 times earnings.
29 May 15 THE $500 million float of Australia biggest milk processor, Murray Goulburn, will be pitched to investors on an earnings multiple of 7.7 times earnings. | MG snaps up UDP cheese brand  | MG plan to let in townies 
A NATIONAL taskforce targeting illegal labour-hire operators is still in the pipeline, but this week's Operation Cloudburst managed to detain two.
29 May 15 A NATIONAL taskforce targeting illegal labour-hire operators is still in the pipeline, but this week's Operation Cloudburst managed to detain two. | Labour-hire breach investigated  | Rogue workers face Pitt stop 
WOOL Week Australia was touted a success by retailers despite attempts by PETA to steal the limelight with 'verbal abuse' slurs.
29 May 15 WOOL Week Australia was touted a success by retailers despite attempts by PETA to steal the limelight with 'verbal abuse' slurs.  | Baaad language just 'a waste of...  | Greens fuzzy on PETA campaign 
Sheep - Wool
A FOUR-YEAR high of 1312 cents - a rise of 70c - greeted wool price watchers this week, as the AWEX EMI continued its upward trajectory.
29 May 15 A FOUR-YEAR high of 1312 cents - a rise of 70c - greeted wool price watchers this week, as the AWEX EMI continued its upward trajectory. | PETA plans Sydney protest  | Slight clip to EMI not a worry 
Sheep - Wool
WARREN Entsch was turned on. The Coalition backbencher was then a 20-something stockman in FNQ and a girl at the local pub caught his eye.
29 May 15 WARREN Entsch was turned on. The Coalition backbencher was then a 20-something stockman in FNQ and a girl at the local pub caught his eye. | PETA plans Sydney protest  | World hunger linked to changing... 
THE recent investment by major commercial players in the premium beef industry is set to propel Australian-produced Wagyu onto the world stage.
29 May 15 THE recent investment by major commercial players in the premium beef industry is set to propel Australian-produced Wagyu onto the world stage.
Cattle - Beef
AUCTIONSPLUS is preparing for a bumper few months, with the company's wool recess sale in July anticipated to continue the online system's record-breaking run of sales.
29 May 15 AUCTIONSPLUS is preparing for a bumper few months, with the company's wool recess sale in July anticipated to continue the online system's record-breaking run of sales.
Sheep - Wool
VIDEO: PREDICTED El Niño weather looks likely to settle over eastern Australia from June to August.
29 May 15 VIDEO: PREDICTED El Niño weather looks likely to settle over eastern Australia from June to August. | Cattle market defies El Nino  | World on course for another hot... 
THE significant drop in federal foreign aid spending came into sharp focus with the release of the latest world hunger figures from the FAO.
29 May 15 THE significant drop in federal foreign aid spending came into sharp focus with the release of the latest world hunger figures from the FAO.
GRAINGROWERS are yet to be convinced of the benefits of moving the Grains Research & Development Corporation from its home in Canberra.
29 May 15  1 GRAINGROWERS are yet to be convinced of the benefits of moving the Grains Research & Development Corporation from its home in Canberra. | Calls for research centres to SA  | Developing local grain leaders 
GRAIN industry leaders welcomed reforms to coastal shipping legislation recently announced by the federal government.
29 May 15 GRAIN industry leaders welcomed reforms to coastal shipping legislation recently announced by the federal government. | Grain chain investment needed  | Railing against endless reports 
FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says biosecurity should not be compromised by economic agreements with other countries.
29 May 15  3 FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says biosecurity should not be compromised by economic agreements with other countries. | No US beef imports, ever: Heffernan 
WEBSTER is expected to receive a surge of new share acceptances in the coming week as its takeover deadline for Tandou draws near.
29 May 15  1 WEBSTER is expected to receive a surge of new share acceptances in the coming week as its takeover deadline for Tandou draws near.
SENATOR Bill Heffernan has vowed to fight US beef imports into Australia, despite mounting pressure to open access via the TPP.
29 May 15  12 SENATOR Bill Heffernan has vowed to fight US beef imports into Australia, despite mounting pressure to open access via the TPP. | Biosecurity not on TPP table 
Cattle - Beef
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I went into a shop and asked for a litre of milk. The assistant said 5 dollars please. I said I
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sounds like a great day out, will be bringing the family. Yay!
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Nico, the UN's IPCC accepted satellite temperature data sets (RSS & UAH) pretty well concur that
STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres Strait Islands have just completed their Deadly Choices Healthy Lifestyles Program.27 Mar 15 STUDENTS from the Weipa Residential Campus from Pormpuraaw, Kowanyama, Cooktown, Aurukun, Mapoon and the Torres...
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