Reduced volatility in cattle markets and good rain in south-eastern Australia and the West Australian wheatbelt saw the National Australia Bank (NAB) Rural Commodities Index fall by just 0.1 per cent in May 2019.
Weaver Fencing begins construction of the Kalgoorlie Pastoral Alliance Cell Vermin-proof cell fence designed to protect livestock from wild dog attacks.
WA Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan has welcomed the final environmental approval on the State Barrier Fence Esperance extension, which clears the way for work to begin by June 2019.
Australian cattle producers have welcomed the completion of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (I-A CEPA), which eliminates of a number of meat and livestock tariffs.
Livestock SA is seeking a $25 million funding injection for the South Australian Dog Fence as a major piece of rural infrastructure contributing to the viability of sheep and cattle farming across the nation.
Livestock SA has welcomed the South Australian Government’s $7.5 million into South Australia’s red meat sector in a bid to grow productivity in the industry and further strengthen biosecurity.
AgForce has applauded the Queensland Government’s latest commitment of $6 million toward further exclusion fencing to protect Queensland’s sheep flock from wild dog predation as ‘game-changing’.
Hunter Local Land Services is urging landholders to check their water supplies for blue green algae, with several Red Alerts issued in our area.
Tamworth’s 2019 Landmark Classic Campdraft & Sale, Australia’s nine-day Campdrafting competition and performance horse sale is all wrapped up – and Landmark Equine’s Hannah Murray reports that it’s been a phenomenally successful year.
With maximum temperatures comfortably exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in most of the Western region, and with the forecast for more of the same, Western Local Land Services is reminding producers about steps that should be taken to minimise heat stress on livestock.