Farmers need federal welfare laws: AFI

THE AFI is demanding cohesive national farm animal welfare laws to replace “fragmented” State rules.
THE AFI is demanding cohesive national farm animal welfare laws to replace “fragmented” State rules.
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MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW. MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW.
AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival. AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival.
AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB. AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB.
FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts. FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts.
DIRECT contracts between producers and processors are threatening market transparency and will affect industry negotiating power within five years.
16 Apr 15  1 DIRECT contracts between producers and processors are threatening market transparency and will affect industry negotiating power within five years.
UPDATED: A PORKIN’ good effort by the team at Australian Pork Limited (APL) this morning has resulted in a Guinness World Record.
14 Apr 15  1 UPDATED: A PORKIN’ good effort by the team at Australian Pork Limited (APL) this morning has resulted in a Guinness World Record.
MORE more than 500kg of pork will be cooked, hand-pulled and served at Sydney's Martin Place today for a shot at a Guinness World Record.
14 Apr 15 MORE more than 500kg of pork will be cooked, hand-pulled and served at Sydney's Martin Place today for a shot at a Guinness World Record. | Cleaning up with 'dirty' work  | Paddock-to-plate: swallow the cost 
TWENTY agricultural science students from universities in Indonesia are due to arrive at Katherine Rural Campus this week to receive vital skills training before they relocate to pastoral properties across northern Australia.
13 Apr 15 TWENTY agricultural science students from universities in Indonesia are due to arrive at Katherine Rural Campus this week to receive vital skills training before they relocate to...
A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth.
11 Apr 15  4 A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth. | Have your say on animal welfare  | Beef looking for the real rise 
QUESTIONS have been raised whether Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will continue to focus on research after a $6 million budget cut, the axing of 30 staff, the resignation of a top scientific mind and the redesign of its research focus.
08 Apr 15  4 QUESTIONS have been raised whether Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will continue to focus on research after a $6 million budget cut, the axing of 30 staff, the resignation of a top...
WHEN Debbie McBryde took over the running of her mother's central Queensland cattle enterprise five years ago, the only emotion she felt towards cattle was fear.
07 Apr 15  1 WHEN Debbie McBryde took over the running of her mother's central Queensland cattle enterprise five years ago, the only emotion she felt towards cattle was fear.
NEW research is being conducted to lift the amount of omega-3 in red meat and boost its value to the consumer.
05 Apr 15 NEW research is being conducted to lift the amount of omega-3 in red meat and boost its value to the consumer.
IT'S back to business as usual next Tuesday when JBS Swift re-opens its Rockhampton meat processing plant after cyclone damage.
01 Apr 15 IT'S back to business as usual next Tuesday when JBS Swift re-opens its Rockhampton meat processing plant after cyclone damage.  | Asbestos closes JBS plant...  | Wacka confronts ACCC on JBS 
AUSTRALIAN livestock producers have today been given a new alternative to selling seedstock with the launch of www.livestock.com.au.
01 Apr 15 AUSTRALIAN livestock producers have today been given a new alternative to selling seedstock with the launch of www.livestock.com.au.
A NEW risk rating system will see livestock facilities deemed 'poor performers' audited for animal welfare issues more closely under ESCAS.
24 Mar 15  35 A NEW risk rating system will see livestock facilities deemed 'poor performers' audited for animal welfare issues more closely under ESCAS. | Cattle export quotas in focus  | ALEC stands by ESCAS reports 
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.
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. | 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.
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.
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  16 SENATOR Chris Back has returned fire at “vitriolic” attacks over his Bill to curtail extended delays in reporting evidence of animal cruelty.
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.

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Well OC if you see "climate alarmists" as a problem, it must be quite exacerbating for you that,
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There you go again Nico, jumping to assumptions where there are none. I never referred to the
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Yes Kanzi, I was quite wrong - now there is a triopoly - what is Canberra going to do about how
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...