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23 June 2021
View news from Australia Research: getting a grip on the real causes of calf loss
The beef industry needs to adopt standard measures and protocols if it is to tackle the underlying causes of one of Northern Australia’s costliest problems, calf loss....
22 June 2021
View news from Australia Australia's Senate establishes inquiry on labelling practices for faux meat
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has welcomed the upcoming Senate inquiry into faux meat labelling, saying that current labelling practices risk misleading consumers....
21 June 2021
View news from Australia Beef producers with grand plans for a better beef brand
Tasmanian producers Sam and Stephanie Trethewey are pedalling hard to get their beef brand to market....
18 June 2021
View news from Australia Australian farmers welcome new UK-Australia trade agreement
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) has hailed the UK-Australia trade agreement as a "new beginning"....
16 June 2021
View news from Australia CQUniversity's beef research continues global reach with historic Indonesian partnership
CQUniversity’s world renowned beef research will continue its global expansion thanks to a historic $10 million (AUD) partnership signed with the Indonesian government in January....
15 June 2021
View news from Australia Australia touts “great win” in UK’s first post-Brexit trade deal
Britain and Australia have agreed a trade deal after talks between their prime ministers ironed out outstanding issues, Australian Minister for Trade Dan Tehan said on Tuesday 15 June....
14 June 2021
View news from Australia Australia's Bureau of Meteorology forecasts dry period ahead
Australia experienced a range of different weather extremes recently, however drier conditions are expected longer-term. ...
11 June 2021
View news from Australia Australian beef - feed your greatness
Australian Olympic and Paralympic athletes are shining a spotlight on beef’s nutritional value and the important role it plays in their diets as part of Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) new winter beef campaign, Australian Beef. Feed Your Greatness....
07 June 2021
View news from Australia Australia Institute responds to ag-sector criticisms of its latest emissions report
In response to the Australian farming sector's criticism of the Banking on Australia's Emissions report, Richie Merzian, Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Australia Institute, explains that the report is not an indictment of the agriculture...
View news from Australia Constrained global supply driving import competition
Globally, Australia isn’t the only country struggling with supply challenges. Cattle slaughter in Brazil and Argentina is down on year-ago levels, while New Zealand has also entered a seasonal low period in terms of cattle supply. Limited supplies and...
01 June 2021
View news from Australia RSPCA Australia publishes new welfare standards for dairy calves
The release of the RSPCA’s revised animal welfare Standard for dairy calves means forward-thinking brands and producers have an opportunity to be the first to offer RSPCA Approved veal or beef to the Australian market....
31 May 2021
View news from Australia JBS Australia suffers cyber attack
Australia’s largest meat processing facility, operated by Brazil’s JBA SA, was hit by a major cyber attack over the weekend....
View news from Australia Australia unveils new drought management and farm resilience program
Australia's state and federal governments have launched a new Farm Resilience Program, which will provide practical training for farmers on sustainable resource management. ...
28 May 2021
View news from Australia Australian farmers contend with months-long mouse plague after drought ends
Farmers in New South Wales are being overwhelmed by mice that are taking advantage of ample grain supplies after the end of a prolonged drought....
26 May 2021
View news from Australia NFF fires back at negative Australia Institute report
National Farmers Federation CEO Tony Mahar is drawing attention to the Australia Institute's latest report, saying that the think tank is downplaying the role of agriculture in the fight against climate change. ...
24 May 2021
View news from Australia Dairy beef trial to reveal eating quality potential
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is investigating the potential of creating a viable dairy beef supply chain to add substantial value to dairy steers commonly sold into lower value markets....
22 May 2021
View news from Australia Australia's National Farmers Federation unveils its 2021 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program
A cohort of 12 skilled, talented and ambitious women, professionals in areas as diverse as station management, animal science and international trade make up this year’s National Farmers Federation (NFF) Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program....
21 May 2021
View news from Australia Australia's NFF urges calm over UK-Australia free trade agreement
The National Farmers Federation (NFF) says that the outcome of any free trade agreement is that both parties have improved export options - there is no reason to think that the UK-Australia FTA will be any different. ...
17 May 2021
View news from Australia Australian producers creating new carbon-driven goals
No one would ever accuse King Island cattle producers Ana Pimenta and Tom Perry of lacking ambition....
12 May 2021
View news from Australia Taking a One Health approach to animal diseases
Australia’s herd of cattle livestock contribute over $12 billion to our economy per year. Sheep contribute over $6 billion....
10 May 2021
View news from Australia Trade, workforce development and climate action are the key priorities for Australian farming, says NFF
Australia's National Farmers Federation (NFF) is petitioning the government to make further investments in trade development, climate adaptation and the agricultural workforce ahead of the 11 May federal budget....
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....
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