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14 September 2020
View news from Australia Stand out from the herd: how cows commooonicate through their lives
PhD student Alexandra Green has published her research that shows dairy cows respond to positive and negative emotional prompts with individual 'voice'. She says the results have implications for farmers and animal welfare. ...
07 September 2020
View news from Australia Australia squares up to Chinese economic coercion
Australia is standing up to China – potentially starting a trend of smaller countries responding to the increasingly coercive Asian economic superpower....
01 September 2020
View news from Australia Australia moves to embrace digital agriculture
Australia has unveiled its new agricultural innovation agenda, with digital innovations taking centre stage. ...
25 August 2020
View news from Australia Chinese firms give up on sale deal for Australia’s Lion Dairy
Kirin Holdings Co and China Mengniu Dairy Co say they have given up on the sale of the Japanese company’s wholly owned Australian dairy firm Lion Dairy and Drinks Pty Ltd to the Chinese company....
23 August 2020
View news from Australia Australia's farmers union calls for net carbon zero by 2050
The National Farmers' Federation voices its support for the economy-wide goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050. ...
20 August 2020
View news from Australia Australia mulls blocking China Mengniu’s dairy firm purchase
Australia’s government may block China Mengniu Dairy’s purchase of Australian milk brands as diplomatic spat lingers....
07 August 2020
View news from Australia Slaughterhouses in Australia’s Victoria state reduce output by one-third amid coronavirus surge
Australia has announced workforce restrictions for abattoir workers in Victoria, hoping to curb rising COVID-19 cases....
05 August 2020
View news from Australia Australia pledges $1.8 million for Q fever vaccine research
Australia's National Farmers' Federation welcomes government announcement of $1.8 million for trials of an updated Q fever vaccine. ...
30 July 2020
View news from Australia Australia's NFF urges UN to clarify its position on agricultural carbon
The Cattle Council of Australia and the National Farmers' Federation are criticising the UN for its claims regarding the meat industry's impact on climate change. ...
24 July 2020
View news from Australia Australian government accepts Federal Court decision on live cattle exports
Farmers groups welcome the government decision to not appeal the Federal Court ruling. ...
15 July 2020
View news from Australia Australia's farmers mobilise to accelerate COVID-19 recovery
Australia's National Farmers Federation has released its plan to assist the country's coronavirus recovery efforts. ...
03 July 2020
View news from Australia China puts additional tariffs on Australian beef
China has increased tariffs on Australian beef imports and hints at increased tariffs on whole milk powder later in 2020....
24 June 2020
View news from Australia RSPCA Australia's Humane Food podcast launches second season
The RSPCA hoes into the hard stuff with Season 2 of its Humane Food podcast....
19 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia makes moves to lessen reliance on China as UK free trade talks begin later this month
Free trade talks between the United Kingdom and Australia will officially begin later on 29 June as Australia looks to shore up trade relationships beyond China....
17 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia seeks other trade partners amid tiff with China
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham says Australia is actively seeking to diversify its export markets after noting measures enacted by Beijing amid an ongoing diplomatic dispute that will harm Australian farmers and Chinese producers and consumers....
16 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia lowers its forecast for beef exports to China as relations deteriorate
Australia’s chief commodity forecaster lowered its expected beef exports to China by 1.5 percent for the 2020 to 2021 season as trade ties sour between the nations....
11 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia remains firm as tensions with China persist
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tells reporters that the country won’t trade values in response to “coercion” from China....
08 June 2020
View news from Australia Tensions between Australia and China remain
Australia says that China is unresponsive to its efforts to reduce tensions between the countries....
05 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia gives extra supports to farmers facing biosecurity threats from trespassers
The Victorian Government will continue to back farmers and protect biosecurity with strict enforcement of on-the-spot fines for those caught trespassing onto farms in the name of animal activism....
03 June 2020
View news from Australia Australia’s cattle producers await live export shutdown ruling
After Australia banned live cattle exports in 2011, hundreds of claimants pursued a class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth....
18 May 2020
View news from Australia Chinese commerce minister reports that Australia and China are in communications over trade dispute
China’s commerce minister Zhong Shan says the two countries are in communication amid escalating diplomatic tensions over trade and the coronavirus pandemic....
13 May 2020
View news from Australia Australia maintains call for coronavirus inquiry as China remains silent on trade talk request
China has not responded to a request for urgent trade talks after Australia’s agriculture exports were hit with suspensions and tariff threats....
View news from Australia Trade spat between China and Australia intensifies
China suspends beef imports from four Australian firms amid official disputes over the coronavirus pandemic....
12 May 2020
View news from Australia China suspends imports from four Australian slaughterhouses amid trade tensions
Australia's Minister for Trade reports that China has suspended imports from four major Australian meat processors as souring bilateral ties disrupt the trade of several major agricultural commodities. ...
11 May 2020
View news from Australia Australia releases its March 2020 Dairy Export Report
Year-to-date dairy exports contracted by over 8 percent but increased in value terms....
06 April 2020
View news from Australia Antiparasitic treatment could help battle COVID-19
Emerging research has demonstrated that Ivermectin, a widely available antiparasitic treatment for cattle, inhibits the causative virus for COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in vitro....
01 April 2020
View news from Australia Australia subsidises air freight for agriculture exports to offset pandemic
On 31 March, Australia’s government said it will spend A$110 million ($67.4 million) to subsidise air freight for exports of agricultural products like beef and dairy after flight disruptions due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic....
25 March 2020
View news from Australia Australia’s livestock producers could face restocking issues as coronavirus closes borders
As Australia closes borders and moves into lockdown, farmers face an uphill battle to keep producing food....
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