Over-herd: NEWS IN BRIEF

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

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.

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