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05 May 2021
View news from Australia Australia ups investment in biosecurity
Australia's Federal Government has heeded calls led by the National Farmers Federation to increase funding for biosecurity and innovation. ...
View news from Australia High‑value beef product from the Pilbara, Australia
In MLA’s ‘Down the track’ series, we catch up with producers who have been profiled in the past to see how their business is evolving in response to new challenges and opportunities....
26 April 2021
View news from Australia 5 starter tips to help protect your farm data
Producers and small businesses across Australia’s red meat and livestock industry can protect their data from common cyber-attacks with a new, easy-to-read guide about cyber security, that’s available to download for free....
22 April 2021
View news from Australia Australian Beef’s annual sustainability update to be released at Beef Australia 2021
The Australian Beef industry’s annual sustainability update will be launched at Beef Australia 2021 in Rockhampton at a special Australian Beef Sustainability Framework (ABSF) seminar....
21 April 2021
View news from Australia Validating red meat origins in response to product fraud
In response to rising product fraud and increased demand for traceability, MLA and Oritain recently completed a joint project developing the capability to validate the authenticity of Australian red meat and lamb product in foreign markets....
14 April 2021
View news from Australia "Lucky escape" for Australia after authorities detect traces of ASF and FMD on illegally imported food
Australia's National Farmers Federation says that the country's biosecurity systems should be improved after border authorities intercept parcels of illegally imported meat. ...
13 April 2021
View news from Australia Australia's NFF welcomes new Climate Change Authority Chair
The National Farmers’ Federation welcomes the appointment of Mr Grant King as Chair of the Climate Change Authority, as well as new members Ms Susie Smith and Mr John McGee....
09 April 2021
View news from Australia Australia's NFF praises decision to develop livestock in New South Wales
National Farmers' Federation Chief Executive Tony Mahar welcomed the move, saying that it is regionalization in action. ...
06 April 2021
View news from Australia A future focused trade site at Beef Australia 2021
A variety of new technologies and tools addressing today’s challenges and the future needs of the industry will be on show at Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Beef Australia 2021 trade site....
02 April 2021
View news from Australia RSPCA Australia publishes welfare scorecards to raise awareness of rules governing slaughterhouses
The RSPCA has released a detailed report and interactive map that highlights the current state of animal welfare regulation at Australia's abattoirs....
01 April 2021
View news from Australia Australia's NFF voices concerns over EU's geographical indicator regime amid trade deal push
Australia's National Farmers Federation says that the European Union's geographical indicator regime is a Trojan horse for Australian farmers and processors. ...
30 March 2021
View news from Australia Australian farmers can apply for flood support as recovery effort kicks off
Australia's federal and state government along with Rural Aid are providing assistance to individuals and businesses impacted by recent floods. ...
24 March 2021
View news from Australia Australia remains on flood watch even as rains ease
Australian authorities issued fresh flood evacuation orders for parts of the east coast on Wednesday even as Sydney woke up to blue skies for the first time in five days....
23 March 2021
View news from Australia Thousands evacuated in Australia's worst floods in nearly half a century
Australian authorities issued fresh flood warnings and evacuation orders on 23 March as torrential rains again pummelled several parts of the country, sweeping away homes, roads and livestock in the worst downpour in more than half a century....
16 March 2021
View news from Australia China should improve ties with Australia, says US official
The Biden administration has told China that normalizing relations with Australia is a precondition to Washington taking any substantial step towards improving relations with Beijing, a senior US official said on 16 March....
08 March 2021
View news from Australia Australia's proposed agriculture workforce strategy is "food for thought", says NFF
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) says that the release of the National Agriculture Workforce Strategy comes as farmers seek immediate and longer-term answers to crippling worker shortages. ...
04 March 2021
View news from Australia How to protect your farm data from cyber attacks
Producers and small businesses in Australia’s red meat and livestock industry can help protect their data from common cyber-attacks with a new, easy-to-read guide to cyber security now available to download for free....
View news from Australia Australia's NFF says that farmgate output of $100 billion by 2030 is possible
As the Australian government forecasts the best year on record for the agriculture sector, the National Farmers Federation says that farmgate output could rise to $100 billion by 2030....
01 March 2021
View news from Australia Chinese investment in Australia plummets amid tensions
Chinese investment in Australia fell by 61% in 2020 to the lowest level recorded by the Australian National University in six years, coinciding with a worsening diplomatic dispute....
23 February 2021
View news from Australia Australia enacts tougher penalties for those who undermine biosecurity laws
New biosecurity legislation will give courts the ability to impose higher penalties for those who flout the law. ...
16 February 2021
View news from Australia MLA’s delivery of higher impact RD&A for the red meat industry
With MLA’s Strategic Plan 2025 a little over 12 months in operation, Mick Crowley, General Manager – Research, Development & Adoption, talks about how MLA’s RD&A program areas, particularly the Investment Call, are evolving to align with MLA’s...
15 February 2021
View news from Australia Australian beef producer sustainability survey now open
Beef producers are being encouraged to participate in the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework’s (ABSF) annual survey that helps to promote and protect the industry as well as track performance....
View news from Australia Genomic selection driving fertility
Improved fertility of northern beef herds is on the horizon, with more research to improve the accuracy of estimated breeding values (EBVs) for female reproductive traits....
09 February 2021
View news from Australia Australia's NFF issues statement on agriculture and climate emissions
Tony Maher, CEO of Australia's National Farmers Federation states that its climate policy is clear - farming and agriculture cannot be worse off going forward with any carbon commitments or emissions reduction schemes....
05 February 2021
View news from Australia NFF Australia prioritises trade, labour regulations and climate readiness in proposed budget
Farmers have provided a detailed list of what Government can do to propel the sector’s contribution to Australia’s COVID-19 economic recovery and to support a continued prosperous future....
01 February 2021
View news from Australia Australian farmers welcome findings of key environmental report
Australia's National Farmers Federation has welcomed the final report that reviews the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act, saying that the agriculture sector can now work to implement the findings....
25 January 2021
View news from Australia Fall armyworm: emerging pest affecting Australia's dairy farms
Fall Armyworm (FAW) is a recently detected plant pest in Australia that has the potential to cause significant damage to a wide range of crops. It first appeared in Australia in early 2020 and has now been detected in Queensland, NSW and Western Australia....
13 January 2021
View news from Australia NFF Australia calls for dedicated agriculture visa to address labour shortages
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) is urging the Australian government to create a dedicated agriculture visa to help the sector achieve its potential. ...
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