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Welfare 'myths' damaging ag

MP Tony Pasin has launched a stinging attack on extreme animal rights activists for repeated trespassing and illegal video capture.
MP Tony Pasin has launched a stinging attack on extreme animal rights activists for repeated trespassing and illegal video capture.
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AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets. AFTER 20 years in business, OBE Organic beef is grappling with constraints on supply for its growing export markets.
MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard. GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard.
SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry. SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry.
THE National Wild Dog Action plan launch brought hope to producers – but a collective approach is needed. That’s where we come in.
24 Jul 14  3 THE National Wild Dog Action plan launch brought hope to producers – but a collective approach is needed. That’s where we come in. | Gotcha! Traps snap suspects  | Bait options on the way 
“NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team.
24 Jul 14  3 “NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team. | Targeting wild dogs - together  | Wild dog fight personal for NFF... 
ANIMAL rights activists say lawmakers and livestock groups are trying to disguise
22 Jul 14  18 ANIMAL rights activists say lawmakers and livestock groups are trying to disguise "ag-gag" laws to help their establishment here. | Activist attacks 'un-Australian'  | Activist laws draw fire 
WILD dogs are spreading to SA's agricultural areas - and producers need to learn more about control before they are on their doorstep.
21 Jul 14  1 WILD dogs are spreading to SA's agricultural areas - and producers need to learn more about control before they are on their doorstep. | Funding welcomed by struggling...  | Industry praises sold-out LambEx 
LIBERAL MP Angus Taylor says attacks by extreme animal rights activists are totally unacceptable and un-Australian.
19 Jul 14  10 LIBERAL MP Angus Taylor says attacks by extreme animal rights activists are totally unacceptable and un-Australian. | Back pushes anti-trespass Bill  | Animal cruelty is real: Delforce 
A TEAM from the US has won the 25th Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) competition at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.
15 Jul 14 A TEAM from the US has won the 25th Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) competition at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. | Lodging a claim to ag  | US taste for lamb growing 
RESOLUTIONS to farmers’ frustrations with current 1080 bait regimes might soon come in the form of more baits, and new baits.
15 Jul 14  3 RESOLUTIONS to farmers’ frustrations with current 1080 bait regimes might soon come in the form of more baits, and new baits. | Wild dog fight personal for NFF...  | Plan puts bite on wild dogs 
THE animal rights activist behind the Aussie Farms website says he set out to show people that animal cruelty does happen in Australia.
13 Jul 14  9 THE animal rights activist behind the Aussie Farms website says he set out to show people that animal cruelty does happen in Australia. | Activists continue anti-farm...  | Activist laws draw fire 
CAMERA traps could soon get a lot smarter, courtesy of software being built by a small group of Australian pest animal researchers.
12 Jul 14 CAMERA traps could soon get a lot smarter, courtesy of software being built by a small group of Australian pest animal researchers. | Wild dog plan ready to fire  | Plan puts bite on wild dogs 
IF animal rights activist Chris Delforce had his own way, Australia’s $1 billion per year pork industry would be shut down overnight.
12 Jul 14  24 IF animal rights activist Chris Delforce had his own way, Australia’s $1 billion per year pork industry would be shut down overnight. | Activists continue anti-farm...  | Activist laws draw fire 
AN industry leader whose farm was targeted by animal activists says producers can counter the activity with high animal welfare standards.
12 Jul 14  2 AN industry leader whose farm was targeted by animal activists says producers can counter the activity with high animal welfare standards. | Activist laws draw fire  | Activists continue anti-farm... 
COMMUNITY concern on animal welfare remains critical to the live export trade’s sustainability, says a new report on the embattled industry.
11 Jul 14  3 COMMUNITY concern on animal welfare remains critical to the live export trade’s sustainability, says a new report on the embattled industry. | Report values live ex industry  | New live ex cruelty allegations... 
SOME of Australia's most talented butchers will today (Thursday) battle it out to be the top chop at the prestigious Great Yorkshire Show, Tri-Nations Butchery Competition in the United Kingdom.
10 Jul 14 SOME of Australia's most talented butchers will today (Thursday) battle it out to be the top chop at the prestigious Great Yorkshire Show, Tri-Nations Butchery Competition in the United...
FOR the first time, Australia has a plan for tackling wild dogs on a continental scale.
10 Jul 14  6 FOR the first time, Australia has a plan for tackling wild dogs on a continental scale. | Wild dog plan ready to fire 
INDUSTRY groups have requested an extension on a joint submission into the federal government’s review of the ESCAS.
09 Jul 14  4 INDUSTRY groups have requested an extension on a joint submission into the federal government’s review of the ESCAS. | Cattle export hits the million mark  | Report values live ex industry 
BUYING and selling stock involves a mountain of paperwork, but documentation of a stock transfer is essential to maintain traceability.
09 Jul 14 BUYING and selling stock involves a mountain of paperwork, but documentation of a stock transfer is essential to maintain traceability. | A new spin on wool supply chains  | OJD plan wins cross-border fans 
PIG farmers will soon have a new treatment based on an extract from pineapple stems to treat diarrhoea in their animals.
08 Jul 14 PIG farmers will soon have a new treatment based on an extract from pineapple stems to treat diarrhoea in their animals.
THE future of meat processors in southern NSW could see a number of abattoirs reopen their doors.
08 Jul 14 THE future of meat processors in southern NSW could see a number of abattoirs reopen their doors.
A RECORD number of students are registered for the 25th Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association competition.
08 Jul 14 A RECORD number of students are registered for the 25th Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association competition. | Market access vital: Norton  | Cattle export hits the million mark 
VARYING political forces have weighed into the debate over proposed new laws aimed at curtailing illegal trespass activity on farms by animal rights activists.
07 Jul 14  4 VARYING political forces have weighed into the debate over proposed new laws aimed at curtailing illegal trespass activity on farms by animal rights activists. | Back on track for bacon week  | Activists continue anti-farm... 
A NATIONAL plan to tackle wild dogs will be officially launched today, bringing best practice wild dog control measures to all of Australia.
04 Jul 14 A NATIONAL plan to tackle wild dogs will be officially launched today, bringing best practice wild dog control measures to all of Australia.
THE Victoria Police dog squad was used to catch two animal activists on the run after breaking into LT's Egg Farm in Werribee on Friday.
03 Jul 14 THE Victoria Police dog squad was used to catch two animal activists on the run after breaking into LT's Egg Farm in Werribee on Friday.
EQUESTRIAN Australia (EA) has adopted a new by-law outlining Hendra vaccination requirements for horses attending events.
02 Jul 14 EQUESTRIAN Australia (EA) has adopted a new by-law outlining Hendra vaccination requirements for horses attending events.
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Yes Pete, you wonder why we pay them at all. They really cant forecast anything until it
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No, not if you are a trader Hydatid, trying to keep the farmer suppliers divided and weak as
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And you would be top of your own list, D8.
SINCE its inception in 1990, Emerald’s Ag Grow Field-Days has gone from strength to strength.
Over time, it has survived droughts, floods, industry downturn and whatever the world economy had to throw at it.
18 Jul 14 SINCE its inception in 1990, Emerald’s Ag Grow Field-Days has gone from strength to strength. Over time, it has...
MARKETS and economics as a driver of northern agricultural development is a key focus of Northern Australia Food Futures conference being held at Darwin from November 3-5.03 Jul 14  1 MARKETS and economics as a driver of northern agricultural development is a key focus of Northern Australia Food...