Over-herd: NEWS IN BRIEF
In particular I raised the issue of beef and sheep exports from Australia which have been restricted by low volume import quotas and high import tariffs,” Nationals Senator, Bridget McKenzie, talking on the importance of trade between Australia and the European Union.
This agreement between Murray Goulburn and Saputo provides the industry with some clarity and a path forward to repair trust and transparency in our sector,” United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) president, Adam Jenkins, on new the dairy co-op had accepted a $1.31 billion buyout from Canadian company, Saputo.
I think the introduction of any new technology always brings about unforseen issues and you’ve just got to suck it up and see,” VFF livestock president, Leonard Vallance, defending the introduction of the electronic identification technology for sheep and goats, which will become compulsory at all saleyards by March 2018.
It took up 600 – 700 ml of the road, and it was quite high, about the size of a Labrador or a Kelpie ... it was a decent size,” Yinnar resident, Nick Bickerton, on what he claims was a big cat sighting off the Strzelecki highway, near Driffield in North East Victoria.
If current animal welfare compliance efforts are inadequate, then we should look at removing the current structures – not adding another level of insufficient enforcement,” Member for Northern Victoria, Daniel Young, slamming a recent announcement that the Victorian Government will fund a new group to ensure compliance of animal welfare.
A retrospective price cut by processors to the milk price paid to suppliers in April-May 2016, coupled with continuing dry conditions at the time, was a shock to customers,” GMW managing director, Pat Lennon, on news that some 300 irrigators are late in paying their water debts.
We spend endless hours filling in vendor declaration forms when we sell sheep and I doubt very much whether that information is ever typed into a computer,” Chris Harrison from west of Echuca, talking about the need for stock information to be collected and fed into a police database at saleyards after 96 Merino wethers were stolen from his property.