The management of the Northern Territory cattle station Mount Riddock is being transformed.
The threat posed to Australia's livestock industries by foot and mouth disease was highlighted for Biosecurity Queensland inspector Dan Burton on a recent research trip to Nepal.
Longhorns enthusiasts were out in force in Roma on Saturday for the Trails West Texas Longhorns Sale, which saw 37 out of 49 head for a 75 per cent clearance.
Police were called to a feedlot in southern Queensland yesterday after more than 100 animal activists swarmed across the property.
A call by the United Nations for a tax at retail level to reduce meat consumption will give animal activists a new weapon in their war on livestock farming.