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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.

DNA Parentage raises the bar for ASBV accuracies
DNA Parentage raises the bar for ASBV accuracies

DNA Parentage testing of progeny from multiple sire mating groups significantly improves the accuracy of breeding values associated with their bloodlines, a new trial has found. ...

Footrot vaccine now available
Footrot vaccine now available

After years of research and development by the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science, a serogroup specific footrot vaccine is now being manufactured by Tréidlia...

Workshops to focus on freeholding and rural property values
Workshops to focus on freeholding and rural property values

Central and Western Queensland primary producers wanting to know more about freeholding their properties and the impact of new land valuations are encouraged to attend free...

Swan Hill anthrax update
Swan Hill anthrax update

Agriculture Victoria continues to respond to an anthrax incident involving deaths across four sheep properties in the Swan Hill district. (more…)...

Dry summer puts forage oats on the menu
Dry summer puts forage oats on the menu

Queensland cattle producers planting forage outs are reminded that high quality seed is the key to good germination, quicker emergence and early plant vigour. (more…)...

Doubts raised on landowner mining royalty payments
Doubts raised on landowner mining royalty payments

Livestock SA is seeking clarity on the SA State Government’s plan to return 10 per cent of royalties for gas extraction to landowners, announced as part...

New director to drive animal welfare reform
New director to drive animal welfare reform

The WA Department of Agriculture and Food’s new Animal Welfare director will call on years of international experience to position the WA State as a leader...

Look before you leap when moving cattle
Look before you leap when moving cattle

Stock and station agent, Peter Dowling, from Cloncurry in Queensland thought he had all the right checks and balances. (more…)...

Farm Biosecurity winner of Australian Biosecurity Awards
Farm Biosecurity winner of Australian Biosecurity Awards

Australian Biosecurity Awards: the winner is … us! (more…)...

Latest beef gross margin budgets
Latest beef gross margin budgets

Returns for NSW beef enterprises remain strong in 2017 despite challenging seasonal conditions, as indicated in the latest NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) beef gross...

Transparency in livestock sector

Victorian cattle producers have welcomed recommendations to crack down on anti-competitive behaviour across the livestock supply chain in a landmark report released by the Australian Competition...

New strain of calicivirus confirmed in pest rabbits
New strain of calicivirus confirmed in pest rabbits

CSIRO have scientifically confirmed the first pest rabbit that has succumbed to the newly released Korean strain of calicivirus, known as RHDV1 K5. (more…)...