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Secrets of cow emotions

Cows that pass you on the right might be giving you the “evil eye”, according to an international study that could help cattle breeders reduce animal stress and anxiety levels.

Biosecurity focus – the future for cattle producers
Biosecurity focus – the future for cattle producers

The voluntary Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) has been developed to assist beef cattle producers in identifying the risk of Johne’s disease (JD) occurring in a...

2017 Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition entries open
2017 Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition entries open

Entries are now open for the 2017 Royal Melbourne Show Sheep Competition, with the Hampshire Down Feature Show set to be a highlight of the program. Conducted...

Declare or it’s buyer beware
Declare or it’s buyer beware

Are you a sheep producer looking for more confidence when buying in new stock? (more…)...

Changes to WA border controls for Johne’s disease
Changes to WA border controls for Johne’s disease

Revised border controls for Western Australia for Johne’s disease (JD) will take effect from 1 July 2017. (more…)...

Cattle producers reminded to plan ahead for Johne’s disease
Cattle producers reminded to plan ahead for Johne’s disease

Victorian cattle producers are being reminded of the need to implement an on-farm biosecurity plan by 30 June 2017 if they wish to take up the...

Cattle prices approaching year-ago levels
Cattle prices approaching year-ago levels

Cattle prices, in contrast to the previous two years, have remained relatively stable so far in 2017. (more…)...

WA forums give beef producers a say on RD&A priorities
WA forums give beef producers a say on RD&A priorities

A better than average wet season, strong cattle prices and a good start to the 2017 live export trade are key factors fuelling optimism among Western...

Halal co-product margin narrows
Halal co-product margin narrows

The final shipments of halal co-products destined for markets observing Ramadan were exported towards the end of April 2017. (more…)...

Food Price Index rebounds
Food Price Index rebounds

Following three months of consecutive declines, the FAO Food Price Index has bounced back in May 2017. (more…)...

More flexibility on biosecurity requirements
More flexibility on biosecurity requirements

Queensland cattle producers will now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after Animal Health Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia agreed to...

Algae work to reduce piggery greenhouse gas emissions
Algae work to reduce piggery greenhouse gas emissions

Pork CRC Program 4, ‘Carbon conscious nutrient inputs and outputs’, conducts research to improve the sustainability of the pork industry, specifically to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...

New committee members to manage wild dogs in Victoria
New committee members to manage wild dogs in Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced the newly appointed Chairperson and members to the Wild Dog Management Advisory Committee. (more…)...