ALEC conference set for Melbourne

AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters will hold their annual industry showcase in Melbourne at the end of next month.
AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters will hold their annual industry showcase in Melbourne at the end of next month.
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A HOLSTEIN was handed the highest honour at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show yesterday, with judge Keith Dorries, Queensland, saying she “epitomised” the modern dairy cow. A HOLSTEIN was handed the highest honour at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show yesterday, with judge Keith Dorries, Queensland, saying she “epitomised” the modern dairy cow.
PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
FOR a long time the Australian dairy industry has suffered from an image problem due to the lasting effects of a decade-long drought and a Government that backed mining – not agriculture. But is the country’s dairy sector now being viewed as an attractive investment destination? FOR a long time the Australian dairy industry has suffered from an image problem due to the lasting effects of a decade-long drought and a Government that backed mining – not agriculture. But is the country’s dairy sector now being viewed as an attractive investment destination?
SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
THE most recent fodder prices, according to Dairy Australia, were mixed across the reported regions in comparison to last year.
16 Sep 14 THE most recent fodder prices, according to Dairy Australia, were mixed across the reported regions in comparison to last year. | Water-borne feed helps drought...  | Welfare 'myths' damaging ag 
THE Victorian Government will abolish the 3km buffer zone on dogmen trapping and baiting for wild dogs on crown land, but the move is just 'vote bait' say some farmers.
11 Sep 14 THE Victorian Government will abolish the 3km buffer zone on dogmen trapping and baiting for wild dogs on crown land, but the move is just 'vote bait' say some farmers.
PRODUCERS have welcomed Barnaby Joyce's move to reduce red tape for livestock exporters without compromising animal welfare standards.
11 Sep 14  1 PRODUCERS have welcomed Barnaby Joyce's move to reduce red tape for livestock exporters without compromising animal welfare standards.
IMPORTERS who breach biosecurity laws will not be tolerated, the Department of Agriculture said after a WA ruling this week.
10 Sep 14 IMPORTERS who breach biosecurity laws will not be tolerated, the Department of Agriculture said after a WA ruling this week. | US-Aus agreement on avian influenza  | CSIRO cuts animal health research 
SENATOR Bridget McKenzie says on-farm trespassers who gather video footage covertly are vigilantes not animal rights activists.
10 Sep 14  28 SENATOR Bridget McKenzie says on-farm trespassers who gather video footage covertly are vigilantes not animal rights activists. | 'Not condoning illegal acts': RSPCA  | PETA: we did the right thing 
KAROO Angus, Meadow Flat, made another top price at its annual sale today, topping at $30,000.
08 Sep 14 KAROO Angus, Meadow Flat, made another top price at its annual sale today, topping at $30,000.
A MASSIVE new livestock sales exchange outside Yass, NSW, will see more than 1.2 million sheep and 150,000 head of cattle pass through every year.
08 Sep 14 A MASSIVE new livestock sales exchange outside Yass, NSW, will see more than 1.2 million sheep and 150,000 head of cattle pass through every year. | EYCI steady through winter - so far  | Winter sheep results ease 
AUSTRALIA'S biggest kangaroo meat exporter has a message for Moscow: hooroo and hop off.
08 Sep 14  5 AUSTRALIA'S biggest kangaroo meat exporter has a message for Moscow: hooroo and hop off.
THE “Ardnai” flock carries the high-fertility Booroola gene which was introduced with ewes Julie Brien bought from Victoria in the mid 2000s.
08 Sep 14 THE “Ardnai” flock carries the high-fertility Booroola gene which was introduced with ewes Julie Brien bought from Victoria in the mid 2000s.
THE organic sector in the EU is expanding by around 500,000ha each year, yet still represents only 5.4pc of the total ag area.
05 Sep 14 THE organic sector in the EU is expanding by around 500,000ha each year, yet still represents only 5.4pc of the total ag area. | Marsh v Baxter appeal still up... 
STRONG demand from local and international markets is driving the goat market, which agents say should last into the new year.
04 Sep 14  1 STRONG demand from local and international markets is driving the goat market, which agents say should last into the new year.
AUSTRALIAN Pork Limited’s new strategic plan will target greater transparency on animal welfare standards to improve consumer confidence.
28 Aug 14 AUSTRALIAN Pork Limited’s new strategic plan will target greater transparency on animal welfare standards to improve consumer confidence. | Not stalled on industry change  | White meat still Australia's choice 
WHEN it comes to animal welfare, veterinarian Geoffry Fordyce has seen a dramatic shift in attitude amongst cattle producers over the past few decades.
27 Aug 14 WHEN it comes to animal welfare, veterinarian Geoffry Fordyce has seen a dramatic shift in attitude amongst cattle producers over the past few decades.
MANSFIELD Zoo has welcomed its newest resident, a male blackbuck antelope, after it was captured in Victoria’s south-west.
25 Aug 14 MANSFIELD Zoo has welcomed its newest resident, a male blackbuck antelope, after it was captured in Victoria’s south-west.
RECENT heavy rain, and other special store sales, both past and forthcoming, saw a small and very mixed quality offering at Bairnsdale on Friday.
25 Aug 14 RECENT heavy rain, and other special store sales, both past and forthcoming, saw a small and very mixed quality offering at Bairnsdale on Friday. | Cold weather woes  | Northern dry hits lamb rates 
THE pig industry's move to sow stall-free housing is expensive and awkward, but it hasn't created the productivity losses many feared.
25 Aug 14  3 THE pig industry's move to sow stall-free housing is expensive and awkward, but it hasn't created the productivity losses many feared. | Welfare 'myths' damaging ag 
THE RSPCA is calling for mandatory reporting of animal cruelty from workers expected to understand animal welfare legislation.
22 Aug 14  11 THE RSPCA is calling for mandatory reporting of animal cruelty from workers expected to understand animal welfare legislation. | Welfare 'myths' damaging ag 
COLAC Otway Shire has $23.3 million reasons for retaining its municipal saleyards in council hands.
22 Aug 14  1 COLAC Otway Shire has $23.3 million reasons for retaining its municipal saleyards in council hands.
WELLARD Group CEO Fred Troncone has told producers they must boost livestock numbers now, or risk missing the boat in terms of higher prices.
21 Aug 14  5 WELLARD Group CEO Fred Troncone has told producers they must boost livestock numbers now, or risk missing the boat in terms of higher prices.
AT UQ's Pinjarra Hills campus, a 250,000-litre microalgae farm is busy developing a sustainable livestock feed supplement.
20 Aug 14  2 AT UQ's Pinjarra Hills campus, a 250,000-litre microalgae farm is busy developing a sustainable livestock feed supplement. | National beef production boost 
ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
20 Aug 14  62 ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
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... 
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THE future of a family butcher shop that has built a strong reputation, business connection and customer base for more than 40 years is assured thanks to succession planning.19 Sep 14 THE future of a family butcher shop that has built a strong reputation, business connection and customer base for...
The annual National Cutting Horse Association’s Victorian Futurity was held during five days last week at Tatura Park, Tatura and showed some of the best cutting action seen in the country.19 Sep 14 The annual National Cutting Horse Association’s Victorian Futurity was held during five days last week at Tatura...