Alpaca industry shows its fibre

BRISBANE'S Queen Street Mall played host to a herd of four-legged visitors on Tuesday in celebration of 25 years of the Australian Alpaca industry.
BRISBANE'S Queen Street Mall played host to a herd of four-legged visitors on Tuesday in celebration of 25 years of the Australian Alpaca industry.
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MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW. MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW.
AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival. AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival.
AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB. AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB.
FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts. FARMERS have lodged a written complaint about PETA's latest campaign which features a fake lamb covered in blood and cuts.
VIDEO: LOOK out Kardashians, there's a new breed of reality star in town, and they're udderly gorgeous.
28 Apr 15 VIDEO: LOOK out Kardashians, there's a new breed of reality star in town, and they're udderly gorgeous.
VITAL live export markets were put on show for northern WA cattle producers this month.
26 Apr 15 VITAL live export markets were put on show for northern WA cattle producers this month.
THE AFI is demanding cohesive national farm animal welfare laws to replace “fragmented” State rules.
22 Apr 15  5 THE AFI is demanding cohesive national farm animal welfare laws to replace “fragmented” State rules. | Farming's social licence is up...  | Have your say on animal welfare 
PRIMARIES wool and livestock representatives gathered in Williams last week to gain some hands-on Merino classing experience from one the best in the industry, Australian Wool Innovations (AWI) sheep industry specialist Stuart Hodgson.
19 Apr 15 PRIMARIES wool and livestock representatives gathered in Williams last week to gain some hands-on Merino classing experience from one the best in the industry, Australian Wool...
WA beef industry representatives will visit Indonesia and Vietnam this week as part of a delegation led by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
18 Apr 15 WA beef industry representatives will visit Indonesia and Vietnam this week as part of a delegation led by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
A TYPICAL winter Manjimup sale was one comment at the April sale when 158 cattle were penned.
17 Apr 15 A TYPICAL winter Manjimup sale was one comment at the April sale when 158 cattle were penned.
CLICK went the shears to raise more than $10,000 for breast cancer research at a charity shearing day last week at Yorkrakine.
16 Apr 15 CLICK went the shears to raise more than $10,000 for breast cancer research at a charity shearing day last week at Yorkrakine.
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...
SIXTY six years of wool producing will come to a close next week when the Leake family, East Pingelly, disperses their Merino flock at the family's clearing sale on Thursday, April 16.
11 Apr 15 SIXTY six years of wool producing will come to a close next week when the Leake family, East Pingelly, disperses their Merino flock at the family's clearing sale on Thursday, April 16.
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.  | JBS imports new boss for Primo  | Shutdown highlights market concerns 
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. | 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.
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. | 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.
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Wow, now I'm going to go out and lease as much land as I can grow a zillion tonnes of spuds
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It is very important to have this information presented from a non-trading entity. End users
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Its abhorrent that growers, marketers, and even customers are unable to see what tonnages and
AFTER years in the making, the Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) has officially become an operational incorporated body.25 Apr 15  1 AFTER years in the making, the Kimberley Cattlemen's Association (KCA) has officially become an operational...
DESPITE environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) covering a large part of the State’s most valuable agricultural land, the Department of Environmental Regulation (DER) has only issued seven warnings for clearing them in the past 10 years, most of them in Perth metropolitan area.24 Apr 15 DESPITE environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs) covering a large part of the State’s most valuable agricultural land,...