Category Archives: Livestock News

Working with international partners on animal disease preparedness

On 23 May 2016, Australia signed arrangements with international trading partners to further support the control of—and manage the effects of—emergency animal disease outbreaks. Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Schipp, signed three arrangements on behalf of Australia while at the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE) 84th General Session in Paris. “International cooperation is…
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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 farmerdisastersupport.org.au 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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