Water-borne feed helps drought survival

AT UQ's Pinjarra Hills campus, a 250,000-litre microalgae farm is busy developing a sustainable livestock feed supplement.
AT UQ's Pinjarra Hills campus, a 250,000-litre microalgae farm is busy developing a sustainable livestock feed supplement.
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A NEW report is calling for more support for rural and regional students to help them overcome significant barriers they face in accessing higher education. A NEW report is calling for more support for rural and regional students to help them overcome significant barriers they face in accessing higher education.
THE thought of being the best young dairy cattle parader in the country hasn’t sunken in for Kayla Bradley. THE thought of being the best young dairy cattle parader in the country hasn’t sunken in for Kayla Bradley.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital.
ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
20 Aug 14  35 ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade. | Live ex reliant on good will  | Report values live ex industry 
AN investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman has seen a poultry labour-hire contractor agree to $20,000 in back-pay.
19 Aug 14 AN investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman has seen a poultry labour-hire contractor agree to $20,000 in back-pay. | Poultry workers paid chickenfeed  | CSIRO cuts animal health research 
YOUNG workers at a NSW poultry processing plant had to share mattresses and crowded housing with up to 30 others.
19 Aug 14 YOUNG workers at a NSW poultry processing plant had to share mattresses and crowded housing with up to 30 others. | US-Aus agreement on avian influenza  | Country to deliver budget's... 
AN agreement between Australia and the US aimed at minimising impact of an avian influenza outbreak was welcomed today.
18 Aug 14 AN agreement between Australia and the US aimed at minimising impact of an avian influenza outbreak was welcomed today.
THE ABS has reported the total value of Australia’s red meat exports for 2013-14 increased 31 per cent on the previous year.
15 Aug 14 THE ABS has reported the total value of Australia’s red meat exports for 2013-14 increased 31 per cent on the previous year. | Win-win for Indo-Aus beef trade  | A bull run for beef 
The CSIRO will cut the number of infectious disease researchers at its Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong.
15 Aug 14  2 The CSIRO will cut the number of infectious disease researchers at its Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong. | Working from the ground up  | Country to deliver budget's... 
VICTORIA’S freezing winter weather today was not enough to chill the excitement of the official Colac saleyard’s new $1million roof opening that coincided with the winter store sale.
01 Aug 14 VICTORIA’S freezing winter weather today was not enough to chill the excitement of the official Colac saleyard’s new $1million roof opening that coincided with the winter store sale.
A NEW MLA guide provides information to producers regarding coal seam gas operations on livestock properties.
31 Jul 14  6 A NEW MLA guide provides information to producers regarding coal seam gas operations on livestock properties.  | A proactive management plan  | More cash not the issue in gas... 
MP Tony Pasin has launched a stinging attack on extreme animal rights activists for repeated trespassing and illegal video capture.
29 Jul 14  29 MP Tony Pasin has launched a stinging attack on extreme animal rights activists for repeated trespassing and illegal video capture. | Welfare work undermined: RSPCA  | Activist attacks 'un-Australian' 
THE National Wild Dog Action plan launch brought hope to producers – but a collective approach is needed. That’s where we come in.
24 Jul 14  3 THE National Wild Dog Action plan launch brought hope to producers – but a collective approach is needed. That’s where we come in. | Gotcha! Traps snap suspects  | Bait options on the way 
“NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team.
24 Jul 14  3 “NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team. | Targeting wild dogs - together  | Wild dog fight personal for NFF... 
ANIMAL rights activists say lawmakers and livestock groups are trying to disguise
22 Jul 14  18 ANIMAL rights activists say lawmakers and livestock groups are trying to disguise "ag-gag" laws to help their establishment here. | Activist attacks 'un-Australian'  | Activist laws draw fire 
WILD dogs are spreading to SA's agricultural areas - and producers need to learn more about control before they are on their doorstep.
21 Jul 14  1 WILD dogs are spreading to SA's agricultural areas - and producers need to learn more about control before they are on their doorstep. | Funding welcomed by struggling...  | Industry praises sold-out LambEx 
LIBERAL MP Angus Taylor says attacks by extreme animal rights activists are totally unacceptable and un-Australian.
19 Jul 14  10 LIBERAL MP Angus Taylor says attacks by extreme animal rights activists are totally unacceptable and un-Australian. | Back pushes anti-trespass Bill  | Animal cruelty is real: Delforce 
A TEAM from the US has won the 25th Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) competition at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga.
15 Jul 14 A TEAM from the US has won the 25th Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging (ICMJ) competition at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. | Lodging a claim to ag  | US taste for lamb growing 
RESOLUTIONS to farmers’ frustrations with current 1080 bait regimes might soon come in the form of more baits, and new baits.
15 Jul 14  3 RESOLUTIONS to farmers’ frustrations with current 1080 bait regimes might soon come in the form of more baits, and new baits. | Wild dog fight personal for NFF...  | Plan puts bite on wild dogs 
THE animal rights activist behind the Aussie Farms website says he set out to show people that animal cruelty does happen in Australia.
13 Jul 14  9 THE animal rights activist behind the Aussie Farms website says he set out to show people that animal cruelty does happen in Australia. | Activist laws draw fire  | Activist's anti-farm mission 
CAMERA traps could soon get a lot smarter, courtesy of software being built by a small group of Australian pest animal researchers.
12 Jul 14 CAMERA traps could soon get a lot smarter, courtesy of software being built by a small group of Australian pest animal researchers. | Wild dog plan ready to fire  | Plan puts bite on wild dogs 
IF animal rights activist Chris Delforce had his own way, Australia’s $1 billion per year pork industry would be shut down overnight.
12 Jul 14  24 IF animal rights activist Chris Delforce had his own way, Australia’s $1 billion per year pork industry would be shut down overnight. | Activist laws draw fire 
AN industry leader whose farm was targeted by animal activists says producers can counter the activity with high animal welfare standards.
12 Jul 14  2 AN industry leader whose farm was targeted by animal activists says producers can counter the activity with high animal welfare standards. | Activist laws draw fire  | Activist's anti-farm mission 
COMMUNITY concern on animal welfare remains critical to the live export trade’s sustainability, says a new report on the embattled industry.
11 Jul 14  3 COMMUNITY concern on animal welfare remains critical to the live export trade’s sustainability, says a new report on the embattled industry. | Report values live ex industry  | New live ex cruelty allegations... 
SOME of Australia's most talented butchers will today (Thursday) battle it out to be the top chop at the prestigious Great Yorkshire Show, Tri-Nations Butchery Competition in the United Kingdom.
10 Jul 14 SOME of Australia's most talented butchers will today (Thursday) battle it out to be the top chop at the prestigious Great Yorkshire Show, Tri-Nations Butchery Competition in the United...
FOR the first time, Australia has a plan for tackling wild dogs on a continental scale.
10 Jul 14  6 FOR the first time, Australia has a plan for tackling wild dogs on a continental scale. | Wild dog plan ready to fire 
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Still beef prices are highest ever in our supermarkets in South Florida
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I hope they used to reduced land from cotton for sybeans or corn that still have great prices
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Looking forward to release of Government's report on ESCAS. Let it be the basis for objective
By LOUISE PREECE
THERE'S been a moratorium on genetically-modified (GM) crops in Tasmania since 2001, but could co-existence between non-GM food crops and GM food crops work?
A senior consultant at Macquarie Franklin, Thom Goodwin, said the State's debate on GM needed to move forward, and co-existence could be the answer.
Mr Goodwin told delegates at a Grains Research & Development Corporation 12:00 AM By LOUISE PREECE THERE'S been a moratorium on genetically-modified (GM) crops in Tasmania since 2001, but could...
COW prices have jumped today at Wodonga, with all buyers firing along with increased competition from a northern processor after a lengthy absence.20 Aug 14 COW prices have jumped today at Wodonga, with all buyers firing along with increased competition from a northern...