'Open industry' is pork's plan

AUSTRALIAN Pork Limited’s new strategic plan will target greater transparency on animal welfare standards to improve consumer confidence.
AUSTRALIAN Pork Limited’s new strategic plan will target greater transparency on animal welfare standards to improve consumer confidence.
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ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade. ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital.
TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD. TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD.
WHEN it comes to animal welfare, veterinarian Geoffry Fordyce has seen a dramatic shift in attitude amongst cattle producers over the past few decades.
27 Aug 14 WHEN it comes to animal welfare, veterinarian Geoffry Fordyce has seen a dramatic shift in attitude amongst cattle producers over the past few decades.
MANSFIELD Zoo has welcomed its newest resident, a male blackbuck antelope, after it was captured in Victoria’s south-west.
25 Aug 14 MANSFIELD Zoo has welcomed its newest resident, a male blackbuck antelope, after it was captured in Victoria’s south-west.
RECENT heavy rain, and other special store sales, both past and forthcoming, saw a small and very mixed quality offering at Bairnsdale on Friday.
25 Aug 14 RECENT heavy rain, and other special store sales, both past and forthcoming, saw a small and very mixed quality offering at Bairnsdale on Friday. | Cold weather woes  | Northern dry hits lamb rates 
THE pig industry's move to sow stall-free housing is expensive and awkward, but it hasn't created the productivity losses many feared.
25 Aug 14  3 THE pig industry's move to sow stall-free housing is expensive and awkward, but it hasn't created the productivity losses many feared. | Farm break-in sparks renewed...  | Welfare 'myths' damaging ag 
THE RSPCA is calling for mandatory reporting of animal cruelty from workers expected to understand animal welfare legislation.
22 Aug 14  11 THE RSPCA is calling for mandatory reporting of animal cruelty from workers expected to understand animal welfare legislation. | Welfare 'myths' damaging ag  | 'Sneaking' in ag laws 
COLAC Otway Shire has $23.3 million reasons for retaining its municipal saleyards in council hands.
22 Aug 14  1 COLAC Otway Shire has $23.3 million reasons for retaining its municipal saleyards in council hands.
WELLARD Group CEO Fred Troncone has told producers they must boost livestock numbers now, or risk missing the boat in terms of higher prices.
21 Aug 14  5 WELLARD Group CEO Fred Troncone has told producers they must boost livestock numbers now, or risk missing the boat in terms of higher prices.
AT UQ's Pinjarra Hills campus, a 250,000-litre microalgae farm is busy developing a sustainable livestock feed supplement.
20 Aug 14  2 AT UQ's Pinjarra Hills campus, a 250,000-litre microalgae farm is busy developing a sustainable livestock feed supplement. | National beef production boost 
ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
20 Aug 14  57 ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade. | Live ex reliant on good will  | Report values live ex industry 
AN investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman has seen a poultry labour-hire contractor agree to $20,000 in back-pay.
19 Aug 14 AN investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman has seen a poultry labour-hire contractor agree to $20,000 in back-pay. | Poultry workers paid chickenfeed  | CSIRO cuts animal health research 
YOUNG workers at a NSW poultry processing plant had to share mattresses and crowded housing with up to 30 others.
19 Aug 14 YOUNG workers at a NSW poultry processing plant had to share mattresses and crowded housing with up to 30 others. | US-Aus agreement on avian influenza  | Country to deliver budget's... 
AN agreement between Australia and the US aimed at minimising impact of an avian influenza outbreak was welcomed today.
18 Aug 14 AN agreement between Australia and the US aimed at minimising impact of an avian influenza outbreak was welcomed today.
THE ABS has reported the total value of Australia’s red meat exports for 2013-14 increased 31 per cent on the previous year.
15 Aug 14 THE ABS has reported the total value of Australia’s red meat exports for 2013-14 increased 31 per cent on the previous year. | Win-win for Indo-Aus beef trade  | A bull run for beef 
The CSIRO will cut the number of infectious disease researchers at its Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong.
15 Aug 14  3 The CSIRO will cut the number of infectious disease researchers at its Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong. | Working from the ground up  | Country to deliver budget's... 
HAVING finished some 20,000 prime lambs with Thompson & Redwood Produce Supplies' pellets in the past three years and achieving outstanding growth results, Evergreen Grazing Company has formed a joint venture with the company to build a pelletising plant at Kojonup.
09 Aug 14 HAVING finished some 20,000 prime lambs with Thompson & Redwood Produce Supplies' pellets in the past three years and achieving outstanding growth results, Evergreen Grazing Company has...
VICTORIA’S freezing winter weather today was not enough to chill the excitement of the official Colac saleyard’s new $1million roof opening that coincided with the winter store sale.
01 Aug 14 VICTORIA’S freezing winter weather today was not enough to chill the excitement of the official Colac saleyard’s new $1million roof opening that coincided with the winter store sale.
A NEW MLA guide provides information to producers regarding coal seam gas operations on livestock properties.
31 Jul 14  6 A NEW MLA guide provides information to producers regarding coal seam gas operations on livestock properties.  | 'Sneaking' in ag laws 
MP Tony Pasin has launched a stinging attack on extreme animal rights activists for repeated trespassing and illegal video capture.
29 Jul 14  29 MP Tony Pasin has launched a stinging attack on extreme animal rights activists for repeated trespassing and illegal video capture. | Welfare work undermined: RSPCA  | Activist attacks 'un-Australian' 
THE National Wild Dog Action plan launch brought hope to producers – but a collective approach is needed. That’s where we come in.
24 Jul 14  3 THE National Wild Dog Action plan launch brought hope to producers – but a collective approach is needed. That’s where we come in. | Gotcha! Traps snap suspects  | Bait options on the way 
“NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team.
24 Jul 14  3 “NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team. | Targeting wild dogs - together  | Wild dog fight personal for NFF... 
ANIMAL rights activists say lawmakers and livestock groups are trying to disguise
22 Jul 14  18 ANIMAL rights activists say lawmakers and livestock groups are trying to disguise "ag-gag" laws to help their establishment here. | Activist attacks 'un-Australian'  | Activist laws draw fire 
WILD dogs are spreading to SA's agricultural areas - and producers need to learn more about control before they are on their doorstep.
21 Jul 14  1 WILD dogs are spreading to SA's agricultural areas - and producers need to learn more about control before they are on their doorstep. | Funding welcomed by struggling...  | Industry praises sold-out LambEx 
PRIMARIES has a new face among the ranks, with Brad Roe stepping into the team as live export manager.
19 Jul 14 PRIMARIES has a new face among the ranks, with Brad Roe stepping into the team as live export manager.
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The RSPCA (NSW) should use some of the reported $50 millkion it has in investment accounts to do
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I'm convinced now Bushie Bill lives in Glebe. I don't think he has a clue as to what happens in
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govt has to stop expecting agriculture to sell on a world market income, yet buy on a
A $20 million research and development investment in the State's agriculture and food sector will assist the grains industry to capture new markets in Asia and the Middle East, Premier Colin Barnett said this week.28 Aug 14 A $20 million research and development investment in the State's agriculture and food sector will assist the grains...
GLOBAL players will provide stiff competition to Australian producers for the considerable market opportunities for agricultural exports into Asia towards 2050, a trade conference heard last week.28 Aug 14 GLOBAL players will provide stiff competition to Australian producers for the considerable market opportunities for...