ESCAS targets risky business

A NEW risk rating system will see livestock facilities deemed 'poor performers' audited for animal welfare issues more closely under ESCAS.
A NEW risk rating system will see livestock facilities deemed 'poor performers' audited for animal welfare issues more closely under ESCAS.
FEATURED
BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade. BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade.
THE death of Australian statesman Malcolm Fraser is a sad loss for the rural community, say peers. THE death of Australian statesman Malcolm Fraser is a sad loss for the rural community, say peers.
OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue. OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue.
A SENATE inquiry into the red meat processing sector should hold hearings in Australia’s beef capital, say Queensland representatives. A SENATE inquiry into the red meat processing sector should hold hearings in Australia’s beef capital, say Queensland representatives.
THREE months ahead of a RIRDC kangaroo meat export report, Barnaby Joyce has announced the addition of Peru to Australia's export network.
24 Mar 15  4 THREE months ahead of a RIRDC kangaroo meat export report, Barnaby Joyce has announced the addition of Peru to Australia's export network. | Roo market potential knows no...  | Stiff competition for roos 
THE city of Wuzhong plans to become China's biggest domestic and international industrial zone for halal products, says the China Daily.
23 Mar 15 THE city of Wuzhong plans to become China's biggest domestic and international industrial zone for halal products, says the China Daily.
REFORMS to animal feed regulations will cut red tape for livestock producers, says Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
20 Mar 15  2 REFORMS to animal feed regulations will cut red tape for livestock producers, says Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce. | More rules for agricultural FDI  | Red tape cuts help govt back to... 
EFFECTIVE biocontrol of wild dogs can be ruled out as a current option for farmers, due to delivery obstacles and welfare concerns.
18 Mar 15 EFFECTIVE biocontrol of wild dogs can be ruled out as a current option for farmers, due to delivery obstacles and welfare concerns. | Move the dingo fence to settle... 
A DEADLY poultry disease spreading through poultry-producing states in the US has the potential to impact the US domestic beef market.
18 Mar 15 A DEADLY poultry disease spreading through poultry-producing states in the US has the potential to impact the US domestic beef market. | IFFCO Poultry sells AACo stake 
AUSTRALIAN pork producers face stiff competition from overseas counterparts, with many beating on the door, asking for the rules on fresh meat imports to be relaxed.
09 Mar 15  1 AUSTRALIAN pork producers face stiff competition from overseas counterparts, with many beating on the door, asking for the rules on fresh meat imports to be relaxed.
SOUTH-east NSW has received a $100,000 boost for its wild dog management programs.
05 Mar 15  1 SOUTH-east NSW has received a $100,000 boost for its wild dog management programs.
FRUSTRATED producers pointed the finger at agents at a public meeting in Barnawartha, questioning the knee-jerk reaction to switch to post-sale weighing at the Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange.
05 Mar 15  2 FRUSTRATED producers pointed the finger at agents at a public meeting in Barnawartha, questioning the knee-jerk reaction to switch to post-sale weighing at the Northern Victoria... | Wacka confronts ACCC on JBS  | Hockey approves JBS takeover of... 
SENATOR Chris Back has returned fire at “vitriolic” attacks over his Bill to curtail extended delays in reporting evidence of animal cruelty.
04 Mar 15  15 SENATOR Chris Back has returned fire at “vitriolic” attacks over his Bill to curtail extended delays in reporting evidence of animal cruelty. | Back tables anti-trespass Bill  | Joyce still backs anti-trespass... 
CENTRAL Queensland's three major meatworks are swinging back into action following the impact of Cyclone Marcia.
26 Feb 15 CENTRAL Queensland's three major meatworks are swinging back into action following the impact of Cyclone Marcia.
A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
26 Feb 15 A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
CHANGES to reporting investigation results of ESCAS breaches will not reduce industry transparency, according to live exporters.
26 Feb 15  1 CHANGES to reporting investigation results of ESCAS breaches will not reduce industry transparency, according to live exporters. | ESCAS reports ‘sanitised’, says...  | New plan for ESCAS reporting 
DEALING with the image problems of harvesting an icon species is one of the challenges for a new kangaroo export market analysis.
25 Feb 15 DEALING with the image problems of harvesting an icon species is one of the challenges for a new kangaroo export market analysis. | Roos loose in Greens' top paddock 
RSPCA Australia has accused the federal government of reducing transparency on live animal exports to serve industry “spin”.
23 Feb 15  9 RSPCA Australia has accused the federal government of reducing transparency on live animal exports to serve industry “spin”. | Live ex 'legal, legitimate,...  | New plan for ESCAS reporting 
Mount Difficult Hansen H34 stole the show at the Mount Difficult Poll Hereford stud dispersal fetching the sale high of $20,000.
20 Feb 15 Mount Difficult Hansen H34 stole the show at the Mount Difficult Poll Hereford stud dispersal fetching the sale high of $20,000.
A NEW regime for reporting live export ESCAS breach investigation results has been adopted by the Department of Agriculture.
20 Feb 15  2 A NEW regime for reporting live export ESCAS breach investigation results has been adopted by the Department of Agriculture. | Live ex 'legal, legitimate,... 
THE dingo fence has stirred a long-running scientific debate: does the exclusion of dingoes have detrimental effects on ecosystems?
18 Feb 15  5 THE dingo fence has stirred a long-running scientific debate: does the exclusion of dingoes have detrimental effects on ecosystems?
ANIMAL rights activist Chris Delforce may be invited to give evidence before a federal Senate inquiry into federal farm raid laws.
17 Feb 15  2 ANIMAL rights activist Chris Delforce may be invited to give evidence before a federal Senate inquiry into federal farm raid laws.
LEGISLATION to modernise the Biosecurity Act underwent a lively political debate in the House of Representatives.
14 Feb 15 LEGISLATION to modernise the Biosecurity Act underwent a lively political debate in the House of Representatives. | Turning farms into 'fortresses'  | Back tables anti-trespass Bill 
PEOPLE flocked to the new Barnawatha saleyard in Victoria for the inaugural sale.
13 Feb 15 PEOPLE flocked to the new Barnawatha saleyard in Victoria for the inaugural sale.
FARMERS should treat their boundary fences the same way they expect the government to protect our borders, says David Palmer.
07 Feb 15  3 FARMERS should treat their boundary fences the same way they expect the government to protect our borders, says David Palmer.
THE Big Country Brahman Sale conducted at the Dalrymple sale yards has been heralded by vendors and agents as a great success and the final figures and a 100 per cent clearance confirm that.
04 Feb 15 THE Big Country Brahman Sale conducted at the Dalrymple sale yards has been heralded by vendors and agents as a great success and the final figures and a 100 per cent clearance confirm that.
RENEWED calls for a ban on live animal export from Australia fail to take into account the real consequences, say livestock exporters.
03 Feb 15  30 RENEWED calls for a ban on live animal export from Australia fail to take into account the real consequences, say livestock exporters.
1 | 2  |  next >

COMMENTS

light grey arrow
TJ and Jeffito. Our own CSIRO showed it in 2005. Look at "Transgenic expression of bean
light grey arrow
Good on these fellow Little Aussie Battlers for standing their ground. When a borrower is
light grey arrow
Ted, the relevant question should not be - is glyphosate a carcinogen. The qsn should be, Does
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...
HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a scholarship from Home Hill Community Bank Branch.27 Mar 15 HOME Hill High graduate Kimberley Bourke has started her journey toward being a teacher with the help of a...