Over-herd: news in brief for north east farmers
They’ve issued permits, set up infrastructure and commercialised a native animal population, but they have no bloody clue how many kangaroos are out there, so how can they even talk about sustainable harvesting.” Victorian Greens leader, Greg Barber, on the State Government’s pet food trial, due to expire early next year.
We believe we have a cow that is more efficient in producing something beneficial to the broader market. We will be focusing our promotion and milk marketing on these efficiencies, in an era when everything counts for the bottom line,” newly elected president of Jersey Australia, Chris McKenzie, speaking on the group’s marketing priorities for the next 12 months.
Our estimate for the 2017-18 Australian wheat crop is 23.3 million tonnes, based on rainfall to date and assumed average rainfall in major cropping areas for the rest of the season - before the release of June rainfall data, the model pointed to a crop of 24.4 million tonnes, showing just how severe the rainfall deficits were last month,” National Australia Bank Agribusiness, In Focus Wheat Production Outlook.
Fonterra will be making cheese here in Stanhope, in the heart of Victoria’s dairy country, and sending it around Australia and to the world - it’s a vote of confidence in regional Victoria and in the Victorian dairy industry,” Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, talking about the new Fonterra $140 million cheese making plant.
Despite a strong first half of 2017, the outlook for the Australian sheep and lamb market for the remainder of the year is somewhat uncertain - the prospect of receiving a break in the season before spring arrives is looking less and less likely,” Meat and Livestock Australia in their latest sheep industry projection.
Any suggestion that being gifted $22 million in funding to make 15 dreams into reality somehow makes Victoria hard done by is laughable,” spokesperson for Regional Development Minister, Fiona Nash, after claims Victoria was short changed in the Federal Government’s $219.5 million allocated under round one of the Building Better Regions Fund.
We know our customers want to eat more natural, fresh foods so we are proud to work with apple growers all over Australia to remove the waxing process and offer a more natural version of this Australian favourite,” Coles general manager fresh produce, Brad Gorman, on the announcement Coles would no longer sell waxed apples.
Mr Trushell has more than 20 years’ experience in natural resource management, much of which he held various senior forestry management positions within Victoria,” VicForests’ board chair, Michael Humphris, on announcing Nathan Trushell as the new CEO of VicForests.