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The Newsroom – Archive 2017

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  • LPA program changes welcomed by SA livestock producers

    Monday, June 19, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

    Livestock SA has welcomed recent changes announced as part of the ongoing development of the Livestock Production Assurance program, with a greater focus on biosecurity and animal welfare practices.

  • Beef producers urged to implement on-farm biosecurity programs

    Monday, June 19, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

    Livestock SA has welcomed the latest changes to the management framework of bovine Johne’s disease– with the Cattle Council of Australia Board amending current policy so beef herds with a transition score of J-BAS 7 or 8 will now revert to a J-BAS 6 if no on-farm biosecurity plan is in place by July 1, rather than J-BAS 0.

  • MLA asked to begin processer financing consultation for fast-tracked DEXA delivery

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Media Releases | Sheepmeat Council of Australia

    The Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) has asked Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to investigate using lamb and sheepmeat producer levy funds to guarantee DEXA technology is available to all lamb and sheep AUSMEAT processing facilities who want to adopt it.

  • Sheepmeat industry backs changes to the LPA program

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | Media Releases | Sheepmeat Council of Australia

    Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) is supporting changes to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program announced today.

  • Next round of applications sought for leadership, governance training scholarship

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | Media Releases | Sheepmeat Council of Australia

    Applications are open for the Sheepmeat Industry Governance Scholarship – an opportunity for sheepmeat producers to receive formal training in industry leadership and corporate governance.

  • Merinos push producer profits up at Campbell Town

    Monday, June 5, 2017 | Breed more merino ewes | Media Releases

    Merinos consistently return profits of up to $60 per dry sheep equivalent and $40/DSE for lambs at Sam Lyne’s Riccarton property at Campbell Town, Tasmania.

  • Dion Woolford, Kimba, joins GPSA Board

    Monday, June 5, 2017 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases

    The Board of Grain Producers SA has appointed Eyre Peninsula grain grower Dion Woolford as an independent director.

  • Leadership graduation highlight of big week for SCA in Canberra

    Friday, June 2, 2017 | Media Releases | Sheepmeat Council of Australia

    The Sheepmeat Council of Australia concluded a full week of activities in Canberra last night, incorporating a quarterly board meeting, governance training for young industry leaders and the graduation of participants in its first national leadership program.

  • EOI call for proven leader to head traceability working group

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 | Media Releases | Sheepmeat Council of Australia

    Sheepmeat Council of Australia and SAFEMEAT are partnering in the search for a chairperson of the new SAFEMEAT Sheep Traceability Working Group, charged with the task of enhancing the National Livestock Identification System for Sheep and Goats.

  • Eyre Peninsula students celebrate launch of Seed to Store Competition

    Friday, May 26, 2017 | Media Releases | Seed to Store

    Grains ambassador Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello took to the skies to promote the fourth year of the Seed to Store Video Clip Competition – flying in to visit school students across the Eyre Peninsula to tell them all about Australia’s innovative agricultural industry and the many career options it offers.

  • Producers encouraged to nominate for Livestock SA board

    Friday, May 26, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

    South Australian livestock producers are being encouraged to consider nominating for the Livestock SA board.

  • Livestock SA welcomes funding for Yorkey’s Crossing facility

    Thursday, May 25, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

    Livestock SA has today welcomed the announcement by the State Government that it will fund a decoupling facility, including a livestock transfer tower, at Yorkey’s Crossing near Port Augusta.

  • Statewide crackdown on sheep and goat NLIS compliance

    Monday, May 22, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

    Livestock producers are warned of a statewide focus on sheep and goat traceability targeting identification and movement documentation at saleyards, from now until June 30, 2017.

  • Inaugural Growing SA conference to highlight primary production’s value

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Grain Producers SA | Livestock SA | Media Releases

    Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA are partnering to host a joint industry conference this year, called GROWING SA.

  • Blueprint set to deliver 20pc increase in productivity, value

    Monday, May 1, 2017 | Media Releases | The South Australian Sheep Industry Blueprint

    TWELVE months after it was launched, the South Australian Sheep Industry Blueprint is on track to deliver its overarching aim of a 20 per cent increase in productivity and value in the state’s sheep industry by 2020.

  • Discussion starts on review of mining laws

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases

    Increasing recognition of the rights of grain producers as landowners is at the centre of Grain Producers SA’s submission to the State Government’s review of mining laws in South Australia.

  • ESCOSA to review supply chain costs

    Monday, April 24, 2017 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases

    Grain Producers SA has welcomed the State Government’s decision to instruct the Essential Services Commission of SA to review South Australian bulk grain supply chain costs on behalf of grain producers.

  • SE program boosts dairyfarmer productivity, profits

    Friday, April 21, 2017 | Media Releases | Rural Business Support

    DIVERSIFYING their business helped South East dairyfarmers Lorraine and Brian Robertson remain in the industry when dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra dropped prices to below the cost of production in 2016.

  • New call for primary production transport hot spots in joint govt, industry project

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Media Releases | Primary Producers SA

    All primary producers are encouraged to have their say on road transport issues constraining productivity and route access as part of the second stage of the 90-day [email protected] Transport Project.

  • Bumper harvest bumps up research applications, funding allocations

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Media Releases | South Australian Grain Industry Trust

    THE number of applications for funding from the South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) continues to grow, with a record 49 applications for research projects in 2017.

  • Book launch: ‘Those Wild Rabbits – How They Shaped Australia’

    Monday, April 3, 2017 | Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia | Media Releases

    A unique new book about rabbits in Australia called ‘Those Wild Rabbits – How They Shaped Australia’, authored by writer and conservationist Bruce Munday, is about to be launched, and the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia’s (RFA) is pleased to be a sponsor.

  • Growers to benefit as SAGIT joins leading soils research centre

    Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Media Releases | South Australian Grain Industry Trust

    SOUTH Australian growers will have access to a huge range of research and farm management information on soils as the South Australian Grain Industry Trust and leading SA farming systems groups form part of a new Co-operative Research Centre (CRC).

  • Header insurance working group forms

    Sunday, March 19, 2017 | Grain Producers Australia | Media Releases

    Grain Producers Australia (GPA) says reports of insurance no longer being available to contract harvesters due to fire risk are exaggerated, following a meeting between GPA’s Grains Policy Council, GRDC, Australian Custom Harvesters (ACH) and representatives of major insurance providers to explore the issue.

  • Doubts raised on landowner mining royalty payments

    Friday, March 17, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

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

  • Wild dog control remains critical as numbers rise across SA

    Thursday, March 9, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

    Livestock SA is continuing its call for immediate action from the State Government in response to a huge increase in wild dog populations in pastoral regions north of Port Augusta.

  • Call to support rabbit research

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia | Media Releases

    There is a lot happening right now regarding caliciviruses and rabbit control in Australia – and it heightens the importance of maintaining research efforts to combat feral rabbits, according to Peter Alexander, Chairman of the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia.

  • Durums outshine bread wheat varieties in gross margin trials

    Thursday, March 2, 2017 | Media Releases | South Australian Grain Industry Trust

    DURUM varieties have achieved gross margins of up to $1100 a hectare more than common bread wheat varieties in South Australian Grain Industry Trust funded trials in the past two years.

  • Western Australian growers urged to think ahead and control green bridge rust disease threat

    Monday, February 27, 2017 | Media Releases | The Rust Bust

    Growers are being urged to keep paddocks clean following abundant January and February rainfall which has encouraged weed growth and the creation of a ‘green bridge’ which can host rust and other diseases and pests.

  • SA Dairy business planning program expanded

    Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Media Releases | Rural Business Support

    THE SOUTH Australian dairy industry is set to benefit with a $120,000 expansion of the Dairy Farm Strategic Review program in 2017.

  • New South Wales growers urged to keep paddocks ‘Free for February’ to control green bridge rust disease threat

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Media Releases | The Rust Bust

    Growers are being urged to keep paddocks ‘Free for February’ to minimise the risk of rust and other diseases such as powdery mildew, and pests such as mites or aphids, surviving on a green bridge.

  • Victorian growers urged to keep paddocks ‘Free for February’ to control green bridge rust disease threat

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Media Releases | The Rust Bust

    Growers are being urged to keep paddocks ‘Free for February’ to minimise the risk of rust and other diseases such as powdery mildew, and pests such as mites or aphids, surviving on a green bridge.

  • South Australian growers urged to keep paddocks ‘Free for February’ to control green bridge rust disease threat

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 | Media Releases | The Rust Bust

    Growers are being urged to keep paddocks ‘Free for February’ to minimise the risk of rust and other diseases such as powdery mildew, and pests such as mites and aphids, surviving on a green bridge.

  • Mahar details NFF restructure at Robe regional meeting

    Monday, January 30, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

    MORE than 80 livestock producers from across the South East attended Livestock SA’s regional meeting at Robe on Friday, January 27.

  • Lucerne trial results highlighted at Barossa conference

    Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Barossa Improved Grazing Group | Meat & Livestock Australia | Media Releases | Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin

    LUCERNE was found to be more tolerant than expected from previous studies, to highly acidic soils in a recent project completed by South Australian Research and Development Institute’s (SARDI) principal research scientist Dr Alan Humphries.

  • Q Fever vaccine subsidy crucial to protect workers

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Livestock SA | Media Releases

    Livestock SA has called for the Australian Government to support a new National Q Fever Management Program to subsidise Q Fever vaccinations for all individuals over 15 years of age living in rural areas.

  • Consultation meetings for Mining Act review

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases

    Grain Producers SA is seeking producer feedback on the impacts of mining on their property, community and the industry as a whole through a series of consultation meetings, starting later this month.

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