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30 November 2017
Productive Pork CRC for all to see
Although approaching its wind-up phase, the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork had another very productive year in 2016/17, in terms of research outcomes and raising the capability...
29 September 2017
Aussie Pig Farmers Leaders in Animal Welfare
AUSTRALIA - A voluntary initiative introduced by Australian pork producers to phase out the use of sow stalls on farm, has now been adopted and implemented by pig farmers who collectively account for...
10 May 2017
Federal Budget 'Keeps the Faith' on Agriculture Commitments
AUSTRALIA - The Federal Budget has "kept the faith" and delivered on the Coalition’s election commitments to advance agriculture, but Queensland farmers are eager for more details about what is planned...
20 April 2017
Australia, US Sign Bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement
AUSTRALIA - Australian exporters are in a significantly stronger position as preferred suppliers of safe, high quality food to the United States of America (USA) after the signing of a bilateral Food Safety...
23 March 2017
AgForce Welcomes Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader...
22 March 2017
Agriculture Victoria Urged to Take Animal Welfare Role from RSPCA
AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary...
22 September 2016
Value of Australian Farm Production Set to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES,...
08 June 2016
International Report Confirms More Government Vets are Needed
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) commends the government for its ongoing work in biosecurity but says there is still room for improvement. This follows the release of the World Organisation...
03 February 2016
Pork CRC Pushing Australian Pork Producers Onto World Stage
AUSTRALIA - Australian pork producers are competitive with most of the European Union on cost and with Canada and USA on reproduction and feed efficiency, according to global benchmarking results for calendar...
08 December 2015
Concern Over Make-Up of Australian Animal Welfare Committee
AUSTRALIA - Farmers have expressed concern at the recently appointed Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC)....
19 November 2015
Australia Develops New Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines for Livestock
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association and Animal Medicines Australia are joining forces to develop best practice antibiotic prescribing guidelines for livestock and horses....
09 September 2015
Agriculture's Contribution to Australia's Economy Grows
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers’ contribution to the nation’s wealth through export earnings is increasing at a time when other commodities are on the wane....
06 August 2015
Poultry, Pig Animal Welfare Research Boosted in Australia
US - Research into animal welfare has been boosted by a $1 million Adelaide State Government grant to expand pig and poultry facilities at the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus....
23 June 2015
China, Australia Free Trade Agreement to Benefit Agriculture
AUSTRALIA - China and Australia's trade ministers recently signed a China–Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), bringing potential benefits to farmers another step closer....
02 June 2015
Australian Fined Thousands for Illegal Pork Imports
AUSTRALIA - A New South Wales business owner has pleaded guilty to deliberately circumventing Australia’s biosecurity laws, receiving fines and a suspended sentence in the Sydney District Court last...
06 May 2015
Aussie Pork Industry Wins Carbon Reduction Contracts
AUSTRALIA - The Australian pork industry has become the first agricultural industry to be granted contracts for carbon dioxide abatement under the federal governments Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF)....
21 January 2015
Farm Finance Debt Restructuring Loans Available in Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian farmers can now apply for loans for debt restructuring as well as productivity enhancement activities under the Farm Finance concessional loans scheme....
08 December 2014
Australian Pig Farmers Welcome Early Start to Free Trade with Korea
AUSTRALIA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the announcement by Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb that Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea (KAFTA) will come...
01 December 2014
Vets Welcome New Biosecurity Bills
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has welcomed bills introduced into Parliament today (1 December) which are set to strengthen disease control measures to better manage the risk of...
24 November 2014
Farmers in Australia Welcome Government Draft Reforms
AUSTRALIA – A government draft report set to “underpin” Australian competitiveness for the coming two decades has been welcomed by farmers....
19 November 2014
Rules over Pig Registration in Western Australia Explained
AUSTRALIA - All owners of livestock within Western Australia must be registered and their stock identified in accordance with the relevant regulations. ...
04 September 2014
Five Year Plan Launched for Australia’s Pork Industry
AUSTRALIA - Australian Pork Limited’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan was launched at Parliament House last week by Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture....
25 August 2014
Pork Industry Welcomes Call for Mandatory Reporting of Animal Cruelty
AUSTRALIA - The Australian pork industry has welcomed calls by the RSPCA for states and territories to legislate mandatory reporting of animal cruelty....
11 August 2014
Australia Counts the Cost of Russian Food Import Ban
AUSTRALIA - The Government is currently assessing the likely impact of the Russian Federation ban on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from Australia....
31 July 2014
New Livestock Land Transport Laws Enforced from 1 August 2014
AUSTRALIA - The six month grace period for new livestock transport requirements introduced in January expires this Friday....
22 July 2014
Carbon Tax Repeal Pleases Australian Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
23 June 2014
Pig Slaughter Levy in Australia Set to Increase
AUSTRALIA - All Australian pork producers should be aware that the second tranche increase to the Pig Slaughter Levy, collected by processors at the point of slaughter, is set to take effect on 1 July...
14 May 2014
PigGas: Environmental Winner for Australian Pork Industry
AUSTRALIA - The National PigGas Extension Project, which is helping Australian pork producers to understand and estimate their greenhouse gas emissions, is achieving excellent results on farms....
08 May 2014
Australian Pork Industry Calls for Origin Labelling Reform
AUSTRALIA - The pork industry says confusing and unfair labelling laws make it impossible for consumers to choose local ham and bacon, even if they want to....
12 March 2014
Australian Pork Limited Embarks on Performance Review
AUSTRALIA - Australian Pork Limited (APL) has commissioned ACIL Allen Consulting to undertake an independent review of APL’s performance over the past three years. This review is required under the...
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