Over-herd: news in brief for north east farm­ers

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

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.

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