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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.

Cattle summary by MLA – 30/09/2016
Cattle summary by MLA – 30/09/2016

At Emerald, cattle numbers lifted substantially due to rain affected yarding, at 2,616 head. (more…)...

Sheep summary by MLA – 30/09/2016

At Wagga, lamb throughput increased 17%, to 28,000 head. Numbers lifted despite the continued wet conditions, with new season sections well supplied and quality quite good over...

Feral photo winners highlight national problem
Feral photo winners highlight national problem

The winning photos and video footage in our 2016 Feral Photos competition highlight why pest animals are an ongoing threat to Australia’s pristine environment and multi-billion...

Australia in box seat with expansion of Indonesian beef imports
Australia in box seat with expansion of Indonesian beef imports

The Indonesian Government has lifted restrictions on imports of secondary cuts of beef and offal, imposed in 2015, restoring opportunities for our farmers and exporters of...

Be a bull-sheet aficionado before you head to the sales
Be a bull-sheet aficionado before you head to the sales

For many beef enterprises, bulls are the only new livestock purchases made and as such, they are one of the biggest biosecurity risks for these enterprises. ...

Funding available for on-farm producer demonstration sites
Funding available for on-farm producer demonstration sites

Sheep and goat producer groups are invited to apply for funding through Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Producer Demonstration Sites (PDS) program to validate the on-farm...

Win for farmers with proposed backpacker tax rate cut
Win for farmers with proposed backpacker tax rate cut

The proposed 32.5 per cent tax rate that was to apply to working holiday visa holders will be slashed to 19 per cent following strong representations...

CattleMAP: next steps in the approach to JD in cattle
CattleMAP: next steps in the approach to JD in cattle

As of 1 November 2016, the Australian Johne’s Disease Market Assurance Program for Cattle (CattleMAP) will transition to alternative industry assurance systems. This outcome follows a review...

Cattle summary by MLA – 27/09/2016
Cattle summary by MLA – 27/09/2016

At Toowoomba, cattle numbers lifted significantly – yarding 811 head. Finer weather saw a wider variation in quality week-on-week, with a fair panel of buyers in operation....