Dairy visa coup

In a coup for the dairy industry, senior farmhands have been recognised as skilled workers and are now, for the first time, eligible for 457 visas.
In a coup for the dairy industry, senior farmhands have been recognised as skilled workers and are now, for the first time, eligible for 457 visas.
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WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive. WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive.
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says. AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says.
THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity. THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity.
THE peak NSW farm lobby group has shifted its climate change policy stance and has called on governments to back THE peak NSW farm lobby group has shifted its climate change policy stance and has called on governments to back "the transition from fossil fuels".
The top-priced ram at today’s Ballarat ram sale will help a Gippsland specialist fine wool producer rebuild his flock after it was devastated by bushfire in 2011.
27 Jul 15 The top-priced ram at today’s Ballarat ram sale will help a Gippsland specialist fine wool producer rebuild his flock after it was devastated by bushfire in 2011.
WESTERN District stud principal Tom Silcock is undergoing dramatic trials on the family's property in a bid to lift production of their Merino flock while producing a premium wool product.
27 Jul 15 WESTERN District stud principal Tom Silcock is undergoing dramatic trials on the family's property in a bid to lift production of their Merino flock while producing a premium wool product.
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THERE is an iconic scene in the hit movie The Devil Wears Prada and has been used as the explanation behind Australian Wool Innovation's high-end marketing campaign.
27 Jul 15  1 THERE is an iconic scene in the hit movie The Devil Wears Prada and has been used as the explanation behind Australian Wool Innovation's high-end marketing campaign.
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MORE meat and wool per hectare is being produced as a result of a six-year production overhaul at the Brady family's Jallukar Park property in western Victoria.
27 Jul 15 MORE meat and wool per hectare is being produced as a result of a six-year production overhaul at the Brady family's Jallukar Park property in western Victoria.
THE new president of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia, Tim Pepper is determined to ensure the society remains relevant for all members.
24 Jul 15 THE new president of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia, Tim Pepper is determined to ensure the society remains relevant for all members.
MURRAY Goulburn has advised its Gippsland Region supplier/shareholders of the candidates that have been nominated and are eligible for election as a director.
24 Jul 15 MURRAY Goulburn has advised its Gippsland Region supplier/shareholders of the candidates that have been nominated and are eligible for election as a director.
TAKING out the top gong of last year's Sheepvention invention competition gave great exposure to Rod Davidson's ute/truck mounted crane.
24 Jul 15 TAKING out the top gong of last year's Sheepvention invention competition gave great exposure to Rod Davidson's ute/truck mounted crane.
WORKING dogs and their handlers have been competing in farm and yard dog trials throughout Victoria, and their year-long battle comes to a close at the Coprice Victorian Farm Dog Championships, held in conjunction with Sheepvention at Hamilton.
24 Jul 15 WORKING dogs and their handlers have been competing in farm and yard dog trials throughout Victoria, and their year-long battle comes to a close at the Coprice Victorian Farm Dog...
FOR a moment, the rise in the wool job injected some much-needed excitement into the industry, and many people are crossing their fingers it will be enough to generate some top results at the upcoming Sheepvention ram sale on August 4.
24 Jul 15 FOR a moment, the rise in the wool job injected some much-needed excitement into the industry, and many people are crossing their fingers it will be enough to generate some top results...
ON THE show circuit, Steve and Debbie Milne are looking forward to Hamilton Sheepvention, where White Suffolks are set take centre stage as the feature breed – marking 30 years.
24 Jul 15 ON THE show circuit, Steve and Debbie Milne are looking forward to Hamilton Sheepvention, where White Suffolks are set take centre stage as the feature breed – marking 30 years.
ACTIVITIES celebrating footy and family, and their connections to farming, have been added to this year's Sheepvention line-up.
24 Jul 15 ACTIVITIES celebrating footy and family, and their connections to farming, have been added to this year's Sheepvention line-up.
WHEN judges came to deliberate who would win the supreme Merino ribbon for 2015, two Victorian sheep were standing on the mat.
24 Jul 15 WHEN judges came to deliberate who would win the supreme Merino ribbon for 2015, two Victorian sheep were standing on the mat.
FSF Faulkiner & Sons studs from Deniliquin, NSW, Wanganella and Poll Boonoke had a terrific campaign at Bendigo this year, cleaning up many of the Poll Merino champions.
24 Jul 15 FSF Faulkiner & Sons studs from Deniliquin, NSW, Wanganella and Poll Boonoke had a terrific campaign at Bendigo this year, cleaning up many of the Poll Merino champions.
WITH 109 entries, the All Purpose Merino classes easily accounted for the largest pool of rams vying for one ribbon at the Show – and the finish was nail biting.
24 Jul 15 WITH 109 entries, the All Purpose Merino classes easily accounted for the largest pool of rams vying for one ribbon at the Show – and the finish was nail biting.
STRONG competition from studs and commercial operators pushed up the clearance rate and average and top prices of Monday's Australian Sheep & Wool Show ram sale.
24 Jul 15 STRONG competition from studs and commercial operators pushed up the clearance rate and average and top prices of Monday's Australian Sheep & Wool Show ram sale.
THE Gippsland Merino Field Days were on again recently with six studs showcasing what they will have on offer during the upcoming show and ram selling season.
24 Jul 15 THE Gippsland Merino Field Days were on again recently with six studs showcasing what they will have on offer during the upcoming show and ram selling season.
AUSTRALIAN banks do not have the experience to assess business case scenarios for renewable energy proposals according to Regional Development Victoria (RDV) Energy Infrastructure Development manager Dr Leigh Clemow.
24 Jul 15 AUSTRALIAN banks do not have the experience to assess business case scenarios for renewable energy proposals according to Regional Development Victoria (RDV) Energy Infrastructure...
THE Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) will award one young dairy participant with a $10,000 travel bursary through the 2015 Dairy Youth Handlers’ Travel Scholarship.
24 Jul 15 THE Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) will award one young dairy participant with a $10,000 travel bursary through the 2015 Dairy Youth Handlers’ Travel Scholarship.
Victoria's food safety regulations will be reviewed, after concerns were raised by meat wholesalers, butchers and small producers.
23 Jul 15  2 Victoria's food safety regulations will be reviewed, after concerns were raised by meat wholesalers, butchers and small producers.
The University of Melbourne has launched a new Bachelor of Agriculture degree, designed with industry experts to meet the high demand for agricultural scientists and prepare them for predicted productive century for Australian agriculture.
23 Jul 15 The University of Melbourne has launched a new Bachelor of Agriculture degree, designed with industry experts to meet the high demand for agricultural scientists and prepare them for...
BRENDA and Jim Venters have ended showing their Liberton Corriedales, Stonehaven, on a high note, taking home a collection of broad ribbons at this year's ASWS and being named most successful exhibitor.
22 Jul 15 BRENDA and Jim Venters have ended showing their Liberton Corriedales, Stonehaven, on a high note, taking home a collection of broad ribbons at this year's ASWS and being named most...
IN A first, for both the breed and the man himself the Australian Whites were judged by a sheep buyer at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
22 Jul 15 IN A first, for both the breed and the man himself the Australian Whites were judged by a sheep buyer at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
THE VICTORIAN Farmers Federation (VFF) has called for the current moratorium on the exploration and extraction of onshore gas to be extended until at least 2020.
22 Jul 15  1 THE VICTORIAN Farmers Federation (VFF) has called for the current moratorium on the exploration and extraction of onshore gas to be extended until at least 2020.
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too much negativity and fact free zone. Standing commitees examine all treaties and they had a
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Well said Senator Sullivan and it is no surprise the nay sayers and negative minded were out
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Where is the Australian economic analysis on previous ftas and this secret deal to prove they
AUSTRALIAN banks do not have the experience to assess business case scenarios for renewable energy proposals according to Regional Development Victoria (RDV) Energy Infrastructure Development manager Dr Leigh Clemow.24 Jul 15 AUSTRALIAN banks do not have the experience to assess business case scenarios for renewable energy proposals...
THE VICTORIAN Farmers Federation (VFF) has called for the current moratorium on the exploration and extraction of onshore gas to be extended until at least 2020.
22 Jul 15  1 THE VICTORIAN Farmers Federation (VFF) has called for the current moratorium on the exploration and extraction of...