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Tuesday 13 January 2015

Australia

How diversification landed an animal salt lick company on the tables of the best restaurants

OLSSON's Salt, a family owned company better known for making nutritional licks for cattle and sheep, is breaking new ground with a range of gourmet salts, including its best selling truffle salt.

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Thursday 13 November 2014

Australia

Small footprint for new water technology

A third more water was used on Australian farms for agriculture in 2012-13 than the previous year, a figure which is simply unsustainable for the farming industry says a Gold Coast soil and water expert.

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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Australia

Queensland vegetation management company receives two national awards

Queensland based Technigro, a Citywide Group Company, has received national recognition from Australia’s peak industry body at Parks and Leisure Australia’s (PLA) 2014 Awards of Excellence.

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Tuesday 02 September 2014

Australia

Jock Zonfrillo forages across globe for Nomad Chef TV series

A chef with a passion for wild bush foods and exotic ingredients is taking his message to a global audience with a new 10-part travel and cooking series on the Discovery Channel.

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Monday 16 June 2014

Australia

FODMAP: A new direction in free-from and digestive health

The launch by Melbourne, Australia-based dietitian Sue Shepherd of a new range of low FODMAP foods is a world-first. It heralds the beginning of a new segment of the free-from market that – with its explicit promise to improve digestive health – has the potential to rival gluten-free.

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Australia

Schools program in agriculture stepped up by the Australian pork industry

Australian schools are embracing agriculture with education around where our food comes from and the role our farmers play in producing good, wholesome, nourishing and nutritious Australian food that appears on our plates.

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Friday 16 May 2014

Australia

Greenhouse Gas Calculator (PigGas) - environmental winner for the pork industry

The National PigGas Extension Project, which is helping Australian pork producers to understand and estimate their greenhouse gas emissions, is achieving excellent results on farms.

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Friday 07 March 2014

Australia

No stalling on more space for Australian sows

Australia’s pork producers have passed another key milestone in their positive and world leading move to voluntarily phase out the use of “sow” or “gestation” stalls.

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Sunday 07 July 2013

Australia

Grazing trials

A WA research trial harvesting tedera seeds brings the potential of the legume closer to being realised for livestock producers.

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Australia

New horticulture president

THE VFF horticulture group has Yarra Valley cut flower grower Owen Brinson its new president.

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Saturday 06 July 2013

Australia

Carbon tax and livestock transport

THE Labor Government's plan to extend the carbon tax to truck fuel would see more small trucking businesses close

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Australia

Dairy company fined $35,000

WARRNAMBOOL Cheese and Butter has been convicted and fined $35,000 after a worker had their finger severed in a cheese shredding machine.

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Friday 05 July 2013

Australia

$50 million farm sale

ONE of the biggest farming families in Australia – the Harris family – is selling the famed Ravensworth aggregation in the NSW Riverina, and is expecting to sell it for more than $50 million.

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Australia

Better farm loans for Qld Farmers

A DECREASE in interest rates for Queensland farmers wishing to invest further in their businesses is good news according to Agriculture Minister John McVeigh.

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Australia

Dairy products and ice cream

CONSOLIDATION in the dairy industry continues with Rowena Foods, maker of the cinema Choc Top ice-cream, acquired by Victorian company Bulla Dairy Foods.

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Australia

Dealing with sheep lice

The LiceBoss website was relaunched today and offers producers extension advice on how to control lice, which they can access at any time from their computers.

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Australia

Farming and schools

IT IS a tale of two stories among the three selective agricultural high schools in NSW.

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Australia

Holstein dairy cattle

A YOUNG heifer from a world-renowned cow family stole the show at the 2013 North-West Victorian Cow of the Year awards recently, taking out the top gong.

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Australia

New legislation on fertilzer and vets

THE passing of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill through the Senate on Friday has angered industry representatives, who’ve said the Bill will “hamstring” Australia’s farming and food production sectors.

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Australia

Preventing sheep staggers

THE green pick of phalaris in certain areas of the State has also brought an increase in the risk of phalaris staggers, with reported cases in the South East on the rise.

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Australia

Sheep health statements

NSW Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson last week announced the new SHS, developed as part of the national Ovine Johne's Disease management plan which took effect yesterday, would not be mandatory for the movement of sheep by restockers in NSW.

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Thursday 04 July 2013

Australia

Crops and disease

THIS winter’s weather has so far been “very favourable” for the establishment of the fungal disease blackleg in young canola crops, says NSW Department of Primary Industries pulse and oilseed pathologist Kurt Lindbeck, Wagga Wagga.

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Australia

Good demand for Jersey cattle

QUALITY Jerseys were in strong demand at Warragul today.

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Australia

Good rain and ealy planting point to bumper harvest

HIGH-RAINFALL cropping areas such as the Mid and Lower South East receive more than double the growing-season rainfall of some areas of the traditional cereal-wheat belt but they are not making the most of this soil-available moisture with higher yields.

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Australia

Lion milk brand

WITH the success of Lion's milk business increasingly dependent on sales of its brand name products, the processor is celebrating some strategic successes in the value-added beverage category.

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Australia

Live goat exports

GOATS will soon be exported live from the port of Karumba, cutting costs and travel times for western Queensland producers.

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Australia

Melbourne fruit and vegetable markets

MELBOURNE Wholesale Market tenants have not benn granted their interlocutory injunction against the State Government.

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Australia

Milk contracts for dairy farmers

CHERRY-picking NSW dairy farmers to supply milk contracts will create divisions within the industry, according to its leaders.

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Wednesday 03 July 2013

Australia

$18,000 for Shorthorn bull

Dion Brrok, Eloora Shorthorns, Bulart, Vic, with the $18,000 Eloora Bluechip G02.

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Australia

300 Cattle are buried on Warrigundu Station in the Northern Territory.

Around 300 cattle, which died on an Indigenous-owned station in the Northern Territory this month, are believed to have contracted botulism.

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Australia

Automatic milking

As Automatic Milking Systems are considered by more and more farmers, the issue of teat placement and robot friendly udders continues to raise concerns about herd culling percentages.

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Australia

CSG Workshop seminars extended

Coal Seam Gas Information Workshops coordinated by AgForce will continue beyond the December expiration date after funds were secured through a five-way partnership with industry and government to maintain the project.

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Australia

Farm accidents

A study by WorkCover has ranked livestock farming as one of the highest risk and most hazardous industries.

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Australia

Farm finance packages

VICTORIAN Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie remains dissatisfied with ongoing delays in delivering the federal government’s Farm Finance package to struggling primary producers.

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Australia

Farming vegetables

GROCERY suppliers have called on major retailers to reduce demands for discounts, rebates and fees so they can invest more in marketing and new products to drive sales growth in the $110 billion sector.

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Australia

Indonesian Ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoem visits cattlemen

Bob Katter with Indonesian Ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoem. Photo: NOLA GALLAGHER

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Australia

MLA's winter beef campaign

MEAT and Livestock Australia (MLA) launched a new winter beef campaign last Sunday, with the message that hearty-home cooked beef meals are the solution to keeping warm this winter.

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Australia

Retailing beef in Tokyo

CONNECTING Australian and Japanese beef producers at a grassroots level was the aim of a recent producer visit to Japan.

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Australia

Small farmers and sypermarkets

Victorian farmers have pleaded with the supermarket giants to stock more locally grown produce to prevent them from going out of business.

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Australia

Teys Bres Pasturefed system kicks off

ROLLESTON, Queensland, producers Ross and Chris Rolfe have become the first producers to achieve Certified Pasturefed status under the grassfed beef industry’s new Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS).

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Australia

Value adding farm goods

PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd and a group of Labor backbenchers in manufacturing seats are to write a new election ­policy to address the decline in manufacturing and food processing.

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Tuesday 02 July 2013

Australia

Cattle markets

Consignments ease

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Australia

Crop insurance

LATEVO International will join Allianz Australia to bring a Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) to Australian farmers this year.

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Australia

Elders clutching at straws with new chairman

If we dont learn from history we are doomed to repeat it and the grossly overpaid executives at Elders will keep their snorts in the trough with no accountability as long as they can, with other peoples money of course.

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Australia

Gold Coast company secures Australia's largest livestock biogas project

A Gold Coast bio-energy company has secured a multi-million dollar contract that will be the largest biogas project of its type to be constructed in Australia.

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Australia

Grain farming

GROWERS have the opportunity to lock in solid returns for both 2013 and 2014 crops if they act quickly, according to commodity analysts.

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Australia

JBS pushing their luck in Tasmania

One of the world’s largest meat companies, Brazilian owned JBS Australia has threatened to close another of its Tasmanian abattoirs should King Island set up in competition.

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Australia

Live exporters kicked an own goal with Indonesia

Queensland Agriculture Minister John McVeigh.

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Australia

Milk prices

NATIONAL milk business Lion has flagged market leading price increases of more than 20 per cent for its southern Australia farmers.

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Australia

Processing vegetables

UNLESS you have not been paying attention, you will be aware that Australia is losing its fruit and vegetable processing industry.

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