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Australia | 24 September 2015
Meat processors in 'damage control' as soaring Queensland cattle prices show no sign of slowing

A north Queensland meat processor says the continual rise of cattle prices is beginning to weigh heavily on the domestic industry's sustainability. With the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator nudging $...


Australia | 22 September 2015
Plastic bottles could be the future of agriculture

An attempt to use sugarcane for more than just sugar could be the future of agriculture. Researcher Ian O'Hara spoke at an Australian Technology Network of Universities forum in Brisbane yesterday ...


Australia | 21 September 2015
China snaps up Qld cattle station

M.P. EVANS Group, the major owner of one of Australia's largest landholders and cattle producers, the North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCO), has sold a large cattle station in southern Queensland ...


Australia | 17 September 2015
Free trade agreements fail to boost Australian agriculture and food manufacturing

Many claims are made that Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with select trading partners will benefit Australian agriculture. OECD statistics say otherwise. The balance of trade positions of Australian ...


Australia | 14 September 2015
Pig farmers sweat on Australia, China trade deal

Australian pork farmers are sweating on the ratification of a free trade deal with China, saying the agreement will deliver meat price increases similar to those that beef producers have enjoyed. T...


Australia | 14 September 2015
Australian farmland sales reach $14.94 billion with more expected

The value of agricultural land sales across Australia in the 12 months to May reached $14.94 billion, up from $13.72 billion in the year to November as investors and farmers took advantage of low inte...


Australia | 14 September 2015
China backs WA cattle boom

China is willing to support agricultural development in WA’s far north by investing billions of dollars in port and other infrastructure, according to business leader Kerry Stokes. Mr Stokes said t...


Australia | 7 September 2015
Dairy code brings in new blood

Attracting young farmers to a career in dairying has been an industry priority for more than a decade and Dairy Australia says even older producers need to pay attention to the issue. Northern Rive...


Australia | 3 September 2015
Cattle price still climbs higher, but will it last?

This week the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has hit 576 cents a kilogram, up more than 200 cents on the same time two years ago. At the inaugural Darling Downs Beef XPO, in southern Queensland, ca...


Australia | 31 August 2015
Aussie farmers being paid too much: Fonterra boss

Australian dairy farmers are being paid too much for their milk, says the boss of the world's biggest milk exporter, Fonterra. Most dairy processors in Australia, including Fonterra, are paying far...


Australia | 31 August 2015
Farmers fear millions at stake if deal fails

Australian farmers say hundreds of millions of dollars worth of business could be jeopardised and the industry’s international reputation damaged if the Labor and union campaign against the China-Aust...


Australia | 25 August 2015
Farmers confident rural economy will improve

Strong commodity prices have boosted rural confidence to a four-year high, despite continuing drought in parts of eastern Australia, according to a national survey. Agribusiness bank Rabobank says ...


Australia | 20 August 2015
Livestock Disease danger worsening

The Victorian Auditor General has criticised a drop in funding of the state’s agriculture department for contributing to a lack of biosecurity preparedness. Victoria is lacking in its ability to fi...


Australia | 20 August 2015
South-west WA cattle killed by tick-borne disease

In recent months, cattle have died in Denmark and Walpole in Western Australia's south-west after contracting a disease carried by bush ticks. The disease, known as BATOG (Bovine Anaemia and Theile...


Australia | 18 August 2015
New gene editing technology helps to beef up livestock nutrition

A Brisbane scientist is employing the latest gene editing techniques to beef up livestock nutrition and cut costs to farmers. Associate professor Robert Speight, from the Queensland University of T...


Australia | 13 August 2015
China signs protocols to allow live imports of cattle from Australia

China has ratified an export agreement which gives unprecedented market access to the Australian live cattle industry. Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says China's signature on the cattl...


Australia | 10 August 2015
Facilities needed to prevent livestock effluent spills

It is the by-product that no-one wants to take responsibility for. Livestock effluent is fast becoming a hot button issue, causing tension between livestock carriers, processors and road authoritie...


Australia | 10 August 2015
Australian beef export values to EU hit new high

Australian beef and veal exports to the EU were valued at $285 million in 2014-15, up 17 per cent year-on-year and a new fiscal year record. The rise in value was underpinned by higher volumes ship...


Australia | 10 August 2015
Quarantine islands for imported cattle being assessed by Indonesian Government

The Indonesian Government is assessing a plan to set up "quarantine islands" as it looks to import cattle from countries not entirely free of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). The Indonesian Parliament...


Australia | 6 August 2015
Food additive reduces methane emissions in dairy cattle

A new chemical food additive has been proven to reduce methane emissions in dairy cattle by 30 per cent, even prompting the animals to gain weight. In a win-win for the environment and farmers' ban...


Australia | 6 August 2015
Tasmanian farmers fear flow-on effect from global dairy price slump

Tasmanian farmers are being urged to budget carefully this season amid fears a plunge in the global dairy price could affect local farm gate prices. On Wednesday, global prices fell for the 10th co...


Australia | 6 August 2015
Incomes fatten up for Australian beef farmers

Surging demand overseas for Australian beef, drought in the United States, rising cattle prices and the forced sale of huge numbers of stock because of dry conditions in northern Australia have delive...


Australia | 5 August 2015
New Zealand dairy advisor cautions Australian red meat producers

Livestock producers are being cautioned by the dairy industry to separate fact from fiction while red meat prices remain buoyant. The global trade in dairy foods has delivered another sign of major...


Australia | 5 August 2015
World's dairy farmers do it tough as prices fall further

Overnight global dairy prices fell for the tenth consecutive time. On the Global Dairy Trade, the price index fell 9.3 per cent at a bimonthly auction. Prices are the lowest in the history of tradi...


Australia | 3 August 2015
Northern Territory breeder cattle exported to emerging market in Indonesia

Northern Territory breeder cattle are starting to head to Indonesia, after its government announced it wants to import two million breeders by 2018. The Indonesian government has indicated it is ai...


Australia | 28 July 2015
Australian beef not as free under China FTA, inquiry hears

The free trade agreement (FTA) with China will allow Beijing to reinstate tariffs on some Australian beef and dairy products once imports hit a certain volume, a federal parliamentary committee has be...


Australia | 22 July 2015
Queensland dairy farmer says he is confident in the industry's future

A Lockyer Valley dairy farmer, west of Brisbane, says there is a bright future in front of him and his family, despite the industry struggling with low prices. There have been major falls in the in...


Australia | 21 July 2015
Research on livestock diseases could save human lives

Fifty percent of current research on diseases that can spread from wild animals to livestock and then to humans is focused on just 10 diseases, a study says. In the wake of recent virus outbreaks o...


Australia | 20 July 2015
Indonesia's beef with Australia

At the wet markets on the outskirts of Jakarta, the price of beef shot up by 25 per cent in just three days last week. The Indonesian government's unexpected decision on July 10 to slash the quota ...


Australia | 17 July 2015
More freehold farmland in Western Australia possible to spur investment

The Western Australian Government may sell more freehold farm land to developers to boost investment in the state. Yesterday the government announced it is releasing 5,000 hectares of land in the O...