The Newsroom – Archive 2018
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SPA awaits recommendations of McCarthy Review
Friday, May 4, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia
Sheep Producers Australia has today confirmed its position that it will await the recommendations of the McCarthy Review into exports of live sheep before making any decisions on the way forward.
LambEx 2018 Keynote speaker announced
Thursday, April 26, 2018 | LambEx | Media Releases
Modern day shepherd and acclaimed author from the Lake District in Northern England, James Rebanks, was announced today as a keynote speaker at LambEx 2018 in Perth from August 5-7.
Sheep export changes welcomed by peak producer body
Thursday, April 19, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia
Sheep Producers Australia has welcomed moves by Australian livestock exporters to bring cultural change to their industry and improve animal welfare outcomes, in line with the expectations of farmers and the community.
Program Released & Registrations Open
Thursday, April 12, 2018 | LambEx | Media Releases
LambEx 2018 today released its program featuring a fantastic line-up of international and Australian speakers who will present on an array of local and global issues for the sheep and lamb industry.
SPA supports need for full transparency of live sheep exports
Monday, April 9, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia
Sheep Producers Australia President Allan Piggott said producers across Australia are distressed, disappointed and frustrated at last night’s 60 Minutes footage.
On-farm innovation ups production, sustainability at NSW piggery
Monday, April 9, 2018 | Animal Production | Media Releases
A FOCUS on innovation and the implementation of new technologies has helped save costs and drive production forward at Edwina and Michael Beveridge’s Blantyre Farms piggery enterprise near Young in New South Wales.
Sheep producers support strict enforcement of on-board standards
Friday, April 6, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia
Sheep Producers Australia President Allan Piggott says sheep producers are upset, angry and disappointed about serious animal welfare failures in the live sheep trade to the Middle East, reported by media this week.
Caroline Rhodes appointed as GPSA CEO
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
The Board of Grain Producers SA has appointed experienced grain industry specialist Caroline Rhodes as its new Chief Executive Officer, starting this week.
Business experts join AGG Co-op board
Thursday, March 29, 2018 | Australian Grain Growers CO-OP | Media Releases
The Australian Grain Growers’ Co-operative (AGG Co-op) has welcomed directors Susi Tegen and Gary Spiel to its board of directors.
Livestock SA endorses change to lamb definition
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA supports the decision of Sheep Producers Australia to endorse a change in the industry definition of lamb so it aligns with the New Zealand definition.
Disruptive change sparks big changes for NZ lamb production
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | LambEx | Media Releases
It is inevitable that technology will change our way of doing sheep business in the next decade, according to Beef and Lamb New Zealand Independent Director Melissa Clark-Reynolds. Ms Clark-Reynolds was today announced as a key note speaker at LambEx 2018 in Perth on August 5-7.
SPA endorses change in lamb definition
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia
Sheep Producers Australia has endorsed a change in the industry definition of lamb to be the same as the New Zealand definition, based on a formal, industry-wide call for feedback.
Grains Industry Farm Business Strategic Review Briefings roll out across SA
Monday, March 19, 2018 | Media Releases | Rural Business Support
The Grains Industry Farm Business Strategic Review rolled out across South Australia recently, with families from across the state taking part in Strategic Briefings. Families from the Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Mallee and South East regions participated in the briefings which were held held at Wudinna on Tuesday 6 March; Clare on Wednesday 7 March and Keith on Thursday 8 March.
New $115m Lucky Bay port development breakthrough for EP growers
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | Media Releases | T-PORTS
South Australia’s first farmer and private equity partnership port will be built at Lucky Bay on Eyre Peninsula, providing an alternative grain storage and export option which will be fully operational for the 2018-19 grain harvest.
SAGIT announces $1.8m funding towards new research projects
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | Media Releases | South Australian Grain Industry Trust
THE South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT) has allocated $1.81 million in funding towards 25 research projects in 2018.
No premiums in GM moratorium for SA
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Independent analysis has demonstrated beyond any doubt that there are no premiums being delivered to the majority of South Australian farmers because of the state’s status as free of genetically modified crops.
Youth celebrated at LambEx 2018 with $13,000 prize pool
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | LambEx | Media Releases
The biggest prize pool in its history will be up for grabs in the LambEx 2018 Young Guns Competition, with nine finalists and three winners to receive $13,000 worth of prizes at the event on August 5-7 in Perth, Western Australia.
SA Govt urged to commit to livestock R&D
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA has called on the incoming South Australian Government to commit to investing in livestock research, development and implementation in the industries which underpin and contribute significantly to the health of this sector.
Places filling fast for Grains Industry Farm Business Strategic Review
Monday, February 19, 2018 | Media Releases | Rural Business Support
South Australian grains farming families only have until February 28 to register for the new Grains Industry Farm Business Strategic Review, with places filling fast for the subsidised business training program.
GPSA welcomes Mid North weather station funding
Monday, February 19, 2018 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA welcomes last week’s announcement from the State Government that it will fund a pilot network of state-of-the-art automatic weather stations at 40 locations across the Mid North.
Livestock containment areas, more than a drought measure
Monday, February 19, 2018 | Barossa Improved Grazing Group | Media Releases
Paddock feed is becoming limited in many areas of the Barossa due to a drier than average summer and recent hot weather, leaving livestock producers looking for alternative options for feeding their stock.
Murray Darling Basin – what now?
Friday, February 16, 2018 | Media Releases | South Australian Dairyfarmers Association
The last week has been filled with commentary and vitriol regarding the Murray Darling Basin Plan and its fate. South Australian dairy farmers are the last productive users of Murray River water before it heads into the Coorong.
GM technology helps to relieve pressure on fish stocks
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA is welcoming news that use of cutting edge science and technology in the grain industry is delivering a solution to a shortage of omega-3 in the human diet.
Livestock SA supports Low-Flow Project in Eastern Mt Lofty’s
Thursday, February 8, 2018 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA has got behind a Natural Resources SAMDB program to encourage landholders, and particularly livestock producers, to participate in returning ‘low (stream) flows’ around farm dams to watercourses in the Eastern Mt Lofty Ranges.
Precision ag laboratory APAL launches new app technology
Monday, February 5, 2018 | Australian Precision Ag Laboratory | Media Releases
Leading national agriculture laboratory APAL has today launched its revolutionary new app for tablets, designed to streamline the soil, water and plant testing procedure.
SE workshops to help families transition farms to future generations
Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Media Releases | Rural Business Support
A new project which aims to help producers transition the management of family farms to the next generation will be rolled out by Rural Business Support in the South East region this month.
Livestock SA highlights six key areas to Growing SA’s economy
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA today released its 2018 SA Election position paper highlighting six key focus areas that need to be addressed by the incoming SA Government to ensure the livestock industry continues to remain a leading contributor to the State’s economy.
US food systems expert returns to LambEx in 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | LambEx | Media Releases
Livestock producers will be urged to recognise the importance of building trust with consumers through shared values by internationally recognised CEO for The Center for Food Integrity, Charlie Arnot, announced today as a key note speaker at LambEx 2018 in Perth from August 5-7.
Nation-wide review of market structures compiled in new SPA report
Monday, January 22, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia
Sheep Producers Australia (SPA) has today released an investigative report that sets the foundation for its focus in 2018 to strengthen Australia’s sheepmeat market structures and systems.
Growth and profitability key focus for GPSA’s 2018 State Election policy
Friday, January 19, 2018 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA has today released five keys to unlock increased growth and employment for the South Australian economy from the grain industry as part of its 2018 SA Election policy statement.
Resilience focus for Barossa conference
Friday, January 19, 2018 | Barossa Improved Grazing Group | Media Releases
SOIL health is key to improving the resilience of grazing businesses, according to agroecologist and soil fertility specialist David Hardwick.
New Cattle Council CEO to speak at Robe livestock meeting
Monday, January 15, 2018 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA’s annual summer meeting has drawn another high-profile guest speaker this year, with Cattle Council of Australia CEO Margo Andrae confirmed to attend the forthcoming industry event at Robe on Friday, February 9.
Two new independent directors fill SPA board vacancies
Friday, January 12, 2018 | Media Releases | Sheep Producers Australia
Sheep Producers Australia has appointed two independent directors to its skills-based Board – Chris Mirams in the capacity of Executive Chair and Dr Anne Astin as an independent, non-executive director, who will Chair the Audit and Risk Committee.