RSPCA’s sale welfare push

RSPCA Australia says it supports the continuation of livestock saleyards, but believes animal welfare standards must be lifted.
RSPCA Australia says it supports the continuation of livestock saleyards, but believes animal welfare standards must be lifted.
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FIREFIGHTERS plan to take advantage of milder weather on Friday as bushfires continue to burn in Victoria's north-east.
FIREFIGHTERS plan to take advantage of milder weather on Friday as bushfires continue to burn in Victoria's north-east.
EYEBROWS were raised and a muffled buzz of excitement swept the Kyneton saleyards yesterday when a useful pen of 350-kilogram Angus steer weaners made the startling money of $825 a head. EYEBROWS were raised and a muffled buzz of excitement swept the Kyneton saleyards yesterday when a useful pen of 350-kilogram Angus steer weaners made the startling money of $825 a head.
CROPS in the Moolort area of Central Victoria have been judged as just about average as farmers neared an early finish to the 2014-15 harvest. CROPS in the Moolort area of Central Victoria have been judged as just about average as farmers neared an early finish to the 2014-15 harvest.
MIXED reactions have surfaced from farmers located in the Gippsland regions of Stockdale, Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow, where mineral sands exploration is occurring on private land for zircon and titanium deposits. MIXED reactions have surfaced from farmers located in the Gippsland regions of Stockdale, Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow, where mineral sands exploration is occurring on private land for zircon and titanium deposits.
IN 2002 researchers suggested baiting of wild dogs interfered with packs and could lead to more livestock killings. Now, others agree.
14 Dec 14  7 IN 2002 researchers suggested baiting of wild dogs interfered with packs and could lead to more livestock killings. Now, others agree. | Predators can benefit pasture  | Shooting ferals down the lens 
MOST pastoralists consider wild dogs a threat to their profitability, but a group of ecologists is arguing for a different view.
13 Dec 14  8 MOST pastoralists consider wild dogs a threat to their profitability, but a group of ecologists is arguing for a different view. | Shooting ferals down the lens 
CONTROVERY has reignited over the failed Wally’s Piggery legal case after a video posted by Animals Australia went viral on social media.
12 Dec 14  3 CONTROVERY has reignited over the failed Wally’s Piggery legal case after a video posted by Animals Australia went viral on social media. | Activists snookered in new...  | Wally's Piggery cruelty charges... 
THE new State Government will scrap the wild dog bounty but continue aerial baiting to protect wildlife rather than support Victorian agriculture.
11 Dec 14 THE new State Government will scrap the wild dog bounty but continue aerial baiting to protect wildlife rather than support Victorian agriculture.
AUSTRALIAN Angora producers are primed to grow the best mohair in the world following a visit from Italy's biggest spinner.
09 Dec 14 AUSTRALIAN Angora producers are primed to grow the best mohair in the world following a visit from Italy's biggest spinner. | Fresh AMMO: mohair shoots back 
ANIMAL rights activists could forfeit their social licence with the Australian public due to dangerous and illegal protests.
07 Dec 14  5 ANIMAL rights activists could forfeit their social licence with the Australian public due to dangerous and illegal protests. | Activists snookered in new...  | Human story behind piggery case 
AUSTRALIAN mohair is in demand, with prices rocketing to 4650c/kg at the final AMMO auction for the year, where new records were set.
05 Dec 14 AUSTRALIAN mohair is in demand, with prices rocketing to 4650c/kg at the final AMMO auction for the year, where new records were set.
WALLY Perenc was hospitalised with depression after receiving death threats over the cruelty claims laid against his piggery business.
03 Dec 14 WALLY Perenc was hospitalised with depression after receiving death threats over the cruelty claims laid against his piggery business. | Wally's Piggery cruelty charges...  | War of words after piggery case... 
NEW laws to strengthen animal welfare protections and curtail on-farm trespass by animal rights protesters are almost ready for federal parliament.
02 Dec 14  8 NEW laws to strengthen animal welfare protections and curtail on-farm trespass by animal rights protesters are almost ready for federal parliament. | Wally's Piggery cruelty charges...  | War of words after piggery case... 
RHETORICAL warfare has broken out in the high profile case against Wally’s Piggery after cruelty charges were dismissed last week.
30 Nov 14  5 RHETORICAL warfare has broken out in the high profile case against Wally’s Piggery after cruelty charges were dismissed last week. | Wally's Piggery cruelty charges... 
UPDATED: THE BJD quarantine restriction placed on Vanrook Station has been declared void and illegal by Chief Justice Tim Carmody.
28 Nov 14  5 UPDATED: THE BJD quarantine restriction placed on Vanrook Station has been declared void and illegal by Chief Justice Tim Carmody.
A NEW MSA Index model has given the Australian red meat industry a clearer picture of producer performance, and Tasmania has come out on top.
26 Nov 14  2 A NEW MSA Index model has given the Australian red meat industry a clearer picture of producer performance, and Tasmania has come out on top.
IT’S been ‘business as usual’ for prominent rural export company Wellard in 2014 after a relatively quiet 2013, and there are high hopes of an even sturdier 2015 according to Executive Chairman Mauro Balzarini.
22 Nov 14 IT’S been ‘business as usual’ for prominent rural export company Wellard in 2014 after a relatively quiet 2013, and there are high hopes of an even sturdier 2015 according to Executive...
SYDNEY'S bustling Fish Markets on Blackwattle Bay hosted today's launch of the OceanWatch Master Fishermen Programme, on World Fisheries Day.
21 Nov 14  2 SYDNEY'S bustling Fish Markets on Blackwattle Bay hosted today's launch of the OceanWatch Master Fishermen Programme, on World Fisheries Day. | Aquaculture in box seat for... 
ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed.
20 Nov 14  9 ANIMAL cruelty charges in the high profile NSW case against Wally’s Piggery have been dismissed.
Chinese giant New Hope will invest up to $500 million in Australian dairy farms and processing plants as part of a deal with ASX-listed Freedom Foods in what could be the first of many deals fuelled by the historic China-Australia free trade agreement.
19 Nov 14 Chinese giant New Hope will invest up to $500 million in Australian dairy farms and processing plants as part of a deal with ASX-listed Freedom Foods in what could be the first of many...
‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’- Winston Churchill.
THOSE words ring true for Ashley, Chris and Sally Kirk who have persevered and continued fighting since their highly-reputable Rockley Brahman stud was placed under quarantine after three of their stud cows tested positive to Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) on November 26, 2012.
18 Nov 14  1 ‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.’- Winston Churchill. THOSE words ring true for Ashley, Chris and Sally Kirk who have persevered...
THE Archibull Prize moved into the egg and poultry industries for the first time in 2014, and students got to experience the whole chicken farming process.
14 Nov 14 THE Archibull Prize moved into the egg and poultry industries for the first time in 2014, and students got to experience the whole chicken farming process. | Archibull's shear delight  | Sharing the message of beef... 
GRASS-FED levy payers will have more sway over how they're represented on the Meat and Livestock Australia's (MLA's) director selection committee after today's voting at the MLA annual general meeting.
13 Nov 14  3 GRASS-FED levy payers will have more sway over how they're represented on the Meat and Livestock Australia's (MLA's) director selection committee after today's voting at the MLA annual...
EXPORTING one million head of live cattle to China could prove an unreachable goal, according to Australian Livestock Exporters Council boss Alison Penfold.
13 Nov 14 EXPORTING one million head of live cattle to China could prove an unreachable goal, according to Australian Livestock Exporters Council boss Alison Penfold.
THE development of the world-first Live Export Global Assurance Program (LEGAP) for the industry has been praised as a breakthrough for animal welfare standards across the globe.
11 Nov 14  7 THE development of the world-first Live Export Global Assurance Program (LEGAP) for the industry has been praised as a breakthrough for animal welfare standards across the globe.
AUSTRALIA is being ranked against the rest of the world to analyse where it stands compared to rival export nations' animal welfare standards and practices.
10 Nov 14 AUSTRALIA is being ranked against the rest of the world to analyse where it stands compared to rival export nations' animal welfare standards and practices.
PHOTOGRAPHS of a den of wild dog pups on an outback station took out the winning prize in the IA CRC's national Feral Photos competition.
06 Nov 14 PHOTOGRAPHS of a den of wild dog pups on an outback station took out the winning prize in the IA CRC's national Feral Photos competition.
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No, Bellevue Bill. Now, I'll ask you again, what's your address? You think you can answer a
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Amy, why do we insist on trying to manipulate an outcome to "Fix the future". Meddling with
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"reasonable to expect govt support" so without looking I know who the major shareholders will be
ANOTHER warning about the misuse of poppies has been issued by Tasmanian growers, after the theft of a small number of heads, or capsules, in the south of the state.16 Dec 14 ANOTHER warning about the misuse of poppies has been issued by Tasmanian growers, after the theft of a small number...
FARMERS in the Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow district - still recovering from this year’s bushfires and last year’s floods - are protesting against mineral sands exploration for zircon and titanium deposits on private land.10 Dec 14 FARMERS in the Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow district - still recovering from this year’s bushfires and...