Category Archives: Features

Decision Support Systems for rabbit management

Rabbits are an introduced species that threaten ecological, agricultural and forestry assets in Australia and New Zealand. Despite decades of control effort, including the release of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV), rabbits remain a major pest in Australasia. Because eradication of rabbits is not possible, effective management of the rabbit problem requires sustained control, using…
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AusScan Online expands analysis for soyabean meal

AusScan Online, the revolutionary online platform giving access to unique near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) calibrations, has expanded its offering by adding eight new parameters to its Total and Standard ileal digestible (SID) amino acid product for soyabean meal analysis. Thanks to extensive and ongoing research by the Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian…
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Australian pork producers in race

It’s that time of year again, with global business indicators for calendar year 2014 now available and summarised for selected countries in Table 1. The Australian results are based on Pork CRC’s benchmarking project and for some KPIs are likely to be somewhat above the Australian averages. The Canadian figures for reproduction might be below…
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Building blocks of biosecurity

Never fear, the building blocks of biosecurity are here You couldn’t operate a farm without agricultural knowledge or build a fence without the right tools, so how could you implement biosecurity practices on your property without a basic understanding of what it involves? Fortunately, help is just a click away, with the Farm Biosecurity website…
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