Vic to tap into China deal

VICTORIAN slaughter cattle are expected to leave Australian shores within four months under the pioneering cattle deal with China.
VICTORIAN slaughter cattle are expected to leave Australian shores within four months under the pioneering cattle deal with China.
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WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive. WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive.
THE remote territory known for its crocodiles might join the rest of Australia on an equal political footing in its quest to become our seventh state. THE remote territory known for its crocodiles might join the rest of Australia on an equal political footing in its quest to become our seventh state.
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says. AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says.
THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity. THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity.
A CURRENT bill before the New South Wales Parliament proposes to end the use of sow stalls, and if passed will become Australia's second ban.
4:00 AM  1 A CURRENT bill before the New South Wales Parliament proposes to end the use of sow stalls, and if passed will become Australia's second ban.
HORSE owners are reminded to take steps to protect their animals from the risk of Hendra virus infection with the confirmation of a new case on the Atherton Tablelands.
24 Jul 15 HORSE owners are reminded to take steps to protect their animals from the risk of Hendra virus infection with the confirmation of a new case on the Atherton Tablelands.
LAME cattle complications are hitting buyers at the Ballarat saleyards hard, with sore feet complaints increasing.
15 Jul 15  2 LAME cattle complications are hitting buyers at the Ballarat saleyards hard, with sore feet complaints increasing.
A TRAGIC series of events led Steven Elliott to become one of the most well-known competitors on the dog trial circuit.
15 Jul 15 A TRAGIC series of events led Steven Elliott to become one of the most well-known competitors on the dog trial circuit.
FARMERS in NSW are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to fox control.
13 Jul 15  11 FARMERS in NSW are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to fox control.
TWO ancient traditions - red meat production and storytelling - are coming together within MLA in interesting, digital ways.
13 Jul 15 TWO ancient traditions - red meat production and storytelling - are coming together within MLA in interesting, digital ways. | Streamlining supply benefits beef  | MLA launches western cattle... 
PROVIDING sheep and cattle producers in Australia’s rangelands with insights to help them run a sustainable business will be the focus of a free webinar.
12 Jul 15 PROVIDING sheep and cattle producers in Australia’s rangelands with insights to help them run a sustainable business will be the focus of a free webinar.
ANGUS bull sales may be commonplace in Australia but last weekend, Australian Angus genetics were on offer for the first time in Kazakhstan.
11 Jul 15 ANGUS bull sales may be commonplace in Australia but last weekend, Australian Angus genetics were on offer for the first time in Kazakhstan. | Markets bask in beef glory  | Bulls to $6500 high at Alice... 
A RAFT of new allegations over the welfare of cattle sold into the Vietnam and Thailand live export markets is being investigated.
10 Jul 15  11 A RAFT of new allegations over the welfare of cattle sold into the Vietnam and Thailand live export markets is being investigated. | ESCAS alternative at pilot stage  | Call for cultural sensitivity... 
STRATHALBYN-based Border Leicester breeder Lynton Arney says MLA is in a difficult position being at the
08 Jul 15  1 STRATHALBYN-based Border Leicester breeder Lynton Arney says MLA is in a difficult position being at the "ground level" of the red meat industry. | MLA addresses key industry concerns  | MLA urges levy payers to speak up 
MLA's Richard Norton says the producer-owned company is well on its way to delivering on three promises made in August last year.
06 Jul 15  3 MLA's Richard Norton says the producer-owned company is well on its way to delivering on three promises made in August last year. | MLA urges levy payers to speak up 
THE future of the National Wild Dog Action Plan has been secured for another two years following an injection of $1.35m from the federal government.
27 Jun 15  8 THE future of the National Wild Dog Action Plan has been secured for another two years following an injection of $1.35m from the federal government. | Wild dogs in Ag Minister's sights  | Funds put bite on wild dogs 
MIDDLE Eastern countries have different traditions to Australia but have been “greatly offended” by the “finger pointing” they’ve received over live export.
27 Jun 15  4 MIDDLE Eastern countries have different traditions to Australia but have been “greatly offended” by the “finger pointing” they’ve received over live export. | Push for new Saudi live-ex trade  | ESCAS alternative at pilot stage 
THE animal export sector has been working to develop an alternative system to ESCAS which would operate across all Australia’s live export markets.
25 Jun 15  4 THE animal export sector has been working to develop an alternative system to ESCAS which would operate across all Australia’s live export markets. | Push for live-ex inspector slammed  | ESCAS 'failing' in Israel, says... 
AUSTRALIAN livestock exports to Saudi Arabia remain in a state of flux, despite efforts to reopen the potentially lucrative market.
25 Jun 15  4 AUSTRALIAN livestock exports to Saudi Arabia remain in a state of flux, despite efforts to reopen the potentially lucrative market. | ESCAS alternative at pilot stage  | Push for live-ex inspector slammed 
THE current outlook on all commodities is excellent.
18 Jun 15 THE current outlook on all commodities is excellent. | GALLERY: Young Guns get market ready
WILD dogs are on the move and threatening fringe metropolitan communities, not just farming regions, according to Barnaby Joyce.
16 Jun 15  3 WILD dogs are on the move and threatening fringe metropolitan communities, not just farming regions, according to Barnaby Joyce.
LABOR’S move to reintroduce an independent inspector-general of animal welfare and live animal exports has been slammed by the Abbott government.
16 Jun 15  17 LABOR’S move to reintroduce an independent inspector-general of animal welfare and live animal exports has been slammed by the Abbott government. | ESCAS 'failing' in Israel, says...  | Fresh allegations over Israeli... 
WANT to roll the dice and attempt to breed a champion racehorse with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah?
11 Jun 15 WANT to roll the dice and attempt to breed a champion racehorse with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah?
HIGHLAND cattle breeders from SA and Vic converged on Mount Pleasant for the 2015 Australian Highland Cattle Society National Show.
09 Jun 15 HIGHLAND cattle breeders from SA and Vic converged on Mount Pleasant for the 2015 Australian Highland Cattle Society National Show. | GALLERY: Pleasant Highland fling
VIDEO: WHAT is that smell?
09 Jun 15 VIDEO: WHAT is that smell? "It's the smell of money," says Bourke goat farmer Robbie Newton, surrounded by wild goats. | Genetics key to growing export...  | VIDEO: Farming wild goats
UPDATED 9am: ANIMALS Australia says cruel slaughter practices in Israel have highlighted the failure of live export regulations.
08 Jun 15  19 UPDATED 9am: ANIMALS Australia says cruel slaughter practices in Israel have highlighted the failure of live export regulations. | Fresh allegations over Israeli... 
A NEW welfare complaint over cattle processed at an abattoir in Israel is being investigated by the Federal Department of Agriculture.
08 Jun 15 A NEW welfare complaint over cattle processed at an abattoir in Israel is being investigated by the Federal Department of Agriculture.
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The TPA law requires disclosure of any agreement 60 days before it’s signed and long before
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Amazing Nico has tried to debate me without quoting a reference to some site somewhere. Nico,
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Angry, have you read the report by Dr Rawlins? It's very interesting, though it kicks no one in
THE future is looking bright for two young Katherinites after they were announced as finalists in the Territory government’s premier training awards for 2015.03 Jul 15 THE future is looking bright for two young Katherinites after they were announced as finalists in the Territory...
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...