Farmers need federal welfare laws: AFI

THE AFI is demanding cohesive national farm animal welfare laws to replace “fragmented” State rules.
THE AFI is demanding cohesive national farm animal welfare laws to replace “fragmented” State rules.
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COVERAGE of foreclosure tensions at farming properties in WA’s wheatbelt on 60 Minutes has come under fire on social media.
COVERAGE of foreclosure tensions at farming properties in WA’s wheatbelt on 60 Minutes has come under fire on social media.
A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth. A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth.
OPINION: THE style in which Richie Benaud executed his basic cricketing craft is integral to how he became such an icon. OPINION: THE style in which Richie Benaud executed his basic cricketing craft is integral to how he became such an icon.
LAST night's announcement of sale plans for S.Kidman and Co's vast beef business follows nasty fracturing among family shareholders. LAST night's announcement of sale plans for S.Kidman and Co's vast beef business follows nasty fracturing among family shareholders.
DIRECT contracts between producers and processors are threatening market transparency and will affect industry negotiating power within five years.
16 Apr 15  1 DIRECT contracts between producers and processors are threatening market transparency and will affect industry negotiating power within five years.
UPDATED: A PORKIN’ good effort by the team at Australian Pork Limited (APL) this morning has resulted in a Guinness World Record.
14 Apr 15  1 UPDATED: A PORKIN’ good effort by the team at Australian Pork Limited (APL) this morning has resulted in a Guinness World Record.
MORE more than 500kg of pork will be cooked, hand-pulled and served at Sydney's Martin Place today for a shot at a Guinness World Record.
14 Apr 15 MORE more than 500kg of pork will be cooked, hand-pulled and served at Sydney's Martin Place today for a shot at a Guinness World Record. | Cleaning up with 'dirty' work  | Paddock-to-plate: swallow the cost 
TWENTY agricultural science students from universities in Indonesia are due to arrive at Katherine Rural Campus this week to receive vital skills training before they relocate to pastoral properties across northern Australia.
13 Apr 15 TWENTY agricultural science students from universities in Indonesia are due to arrive at Katherine Rural Campus this week to receive vital skills training before they relocate to...
A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth.
11 Apr 15  4 A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth. | Have your say on animal welfare  | Beef looking for the real rise 
QUESTIONS have been raised whether Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will continue to focus on research after a $6 million budget cut, the axing of 30 staff, the resignation of a top scientific mind and the redesign of its research focus.
08 Apr 15  4 QUESTIONS have been raised whether Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will continue to focus on research after a $6 million budget cut, the axing of 30 staff, the resignation of a top...
WHEN Debbie McBryde took over the running of her mother's central Queensland cattle enterprise five years ago, the only emotion she felt towards cattle was fear.
07 Apr 15  1 WHEN Debbie McBryde took over the running of her mother's central Queensland cattle enterprise five years ago, the only emotion she felt towards cattle was fear.
NEW research is being conducted to lift the amount of omega-3 in red meat and boost its value to the consumer.
05 Apr 15 NEW research is being conducted to lift the amount of omega-3 in red meat and boost its value to the consumer.
IT'S back to business as usual next Tuesday when JBS Swift re-opens its Rockhampton meat processing plant after cyclone damage.
01 Apr 15 IT'S back to business as usual next Tuesday when JBS Swift re-opens its Rockhampton meat processing plant after cyclone damage.  | Asbestos closes JBS plant...  | Wacka confronts ACCC on JBS 
AUSTRALIAN livestock producers have today been given a new alternative to selling seedstock with the launch of www.livestock.com.au.
01 Apr 15 AUSTRALIAN livestock producers have today been given a new alternative to selling seedstock with the launch of www.livestock.com.au.
A NEW risk rating system will see livestock facilities deemed 'poor performers' audited for animal welfare issues more closely under ESCAS.
24 Mar 15  35 A NEW risk rating system will see livestock facilities deemed 'poor performers' audited for animal welfare issues more closely under ESCAS. | ESCAS reports ‘sanitised’, says...  | Cattle export quotas in focus 
THREE months ahead of a RIRDC kangaroo meat export report, Barnaby Joyce has announced the addition of Peru to Australia's export network.
24 Mar 15  4 THREE months ahead of a RIRDC kangaroo meat export report, Barnaby Joyce has announced the addition of Peru to Australia's export network. | Roo market potential knows no...  | Stiff competition for roos 
THE city of Wuzhong plans to become China's biggest domestic and international industrial zone for halal products, says the China Daily.
23 Mar 15 THE city of Wuzhong plans to become China's biggest domestic and international industrial zone for halal products, says the China Daily.
REFORMS to animal feed regulations will cut red tape for livestock producers, says Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce.
20 Mar 15  2 REFORMS to animal feed regulations will cut red tape for livestock producers, says Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce. | More rules for agricultural FDI  | Red tape cuts help govt back to... 
EFFECTIVE biocontrol of wild dogs can be ruled out as a current option for farmers, due to delivery obstacles and welfare concerns.
18 Mar 15 EFFECTIVE biocontrol of wild dogs can be ruled out as a current option for farmers, due to delivery obstacles and welfare concerns.
A DEADLY poultry disease spreading through poultry-producing states in the US has the potential to impact the US domestic beef market.
18 Mar 15 A DEADLY poultry disease spreading through poultry-producing states in the US has the potential to impact the US domestic beef market. | IFFCO Poultry sells AACo stake 
AUSTRALIAN pork producers face stiff competition from overseas counterparts, with many beating on the door, asking for the rules on fresh meat imports to be relaxed.
09 Mar 15  1 AUSTRALIAN pork producers face stiff competition from overseas counterparts, with many beating on the door, asking for the rules on fresh meat imports to be relaxed.
SOUTH-east NSW has received a $100,000 boost for its wild dog management programs.
05 Mar 15  1 SOUTH-east NSW has received a $100,000 boost for its wild dog management programs.
FRUSTRATED producers pointed the finger at agents at a public meeting in Barnawartha, questioning the knee-jerk reaction to switch to post-sale weighing at the Northern Victoria Livestock Exchange.
05 Mar 15  2 FRUSTRATED producers pointed the finger at agents at a public meeting in Barnawartha, questioning the knee-jerk reaction to switch to post-sale weighing at the Northern Victoria... | Wacka confronts ACCC on JBS  | Hockey approves JBS takeover of... 
SENATOR Chris Back has returned fire at “vitriolic” attacks over his Bill to curtail extended delays in reporting evidence of animal cruelty.
04 Mar 15  16 SENATOR Chris Back has returned fire at “vitriolic” attacks over his Bill to curtail extended delays in reporting evidence of animal cruelty.
CENTRAL Queensland's three major meatworks are swinging back into action following the impact of Cyclone Marcia.
26 Feb 15 CENTRAL Queensland's three major meatworks are swinging back into action following the impact of Cyclone Marcia.
A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
26 Feb 15 A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
CHANGES to reporting investigation results of ESCAS breaches will not reduce industry transparency, according to live exporters.
26 Feb 15  1 CHANGES to reporting investigation results of ESCAS breaches will not reduce industry transparency, according to live exporters. | ESCAS reports ‘sanitised’, says... 
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Good ole Nico and Susan and Basil banging on about a manufactured and non existent problem.
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Looks more to me like the Australian Farm Institute wants Aust to be a communist state where
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CommonSense, give the scientists some credit for having perceived issues which you seem to have
THE Palaszczuk government has axed a program designed to look at rising farm electricity costs, before the group could even meet.21 Apr 15 THE Palaszczuk government has axed a program designed to look at rising farm electricity costs, before the group...
AGFORCE has urged the federal government to rethink its drought assistance policy as producers continue to suffer the worst drought in a generation.
14 Apr 15  8 AGFORCE has urged the federal government to rethink its drought assistance policy as producers continue to suffer...