Category Archives: Livestock News

Government and industry unite for dairy farmers

The Victorian Government and the Victorian dairy industry have united to deliver an $11.4 million support package for dairy farmers affected by the global fall in milk prices and decisions by some processors to cut the prices paid to their suppliers. The support package put together in consultation with the Dairy Industry Taskforce will ensure…
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Website helps farmers to navigate disaster support

Farmers will have access to more simplified information about localised support during natural disasters and drought, thanks to a website developed by the Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF) and funded by the Queensland Government. The website presents the full cross-section of postcode specific financial and social wellbeing support available to farmers and primary producers, which…
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Drought continues to bite despite summer rains

Agriculture Minister Leanne Donaldson has advised Parliament that despite good rains in parts of the State, widespread drought revocations are unlikely. “It is pleasing to note that some producers have received rain since Christmas,” the Minister said. “Indeed, some have been celebrating full dams for the first time in years. “But as we approach the…
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