Over-herd: news in brief
Carp are one of the most destructive introduced pest species in Australia and cause major damage to native fish populations and the water quality of our waterways.” – Matt Barwick, National Coordinator of the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP) on the release of carp virus cyprinid herpesvirus-3, a $15 million Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) planning process.
We’re excited at the response we’ve had to the scheme and hope people keep calling to take advantage of this fantastic rebate offer.” – VFF Vice President Brett Hosking on the administered $6 million State Government funded Quad Bike Safety Rebate Scheme, so far approving more than 2200 applications totalling nearly $2 million.
These trends are likely to remain in place for the remainder of 2017 and have a significant impact on price and production expectations. – MLA’s Manager of Market Information Ben Thomas after the first time in three years, Australian cattle prices are now lower than year-ago levels, and production is higher.
The long-term aim of this project is to develop an innovative range of electricpowered commercial vehicles for a wide range of purposes.” – Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio, after the first fleet of electric trucks hit the road after funding received from the State Government through the $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund.
I’m very pleased that all the major processors and farmer organisations have signed the code.” – Ombudsman Kate Carnellthe on new dairy industry Code of Practice for Contractual Arrangements between farmers and processors.
Hunting remains an important part of our nation’s social, cultural and traditional heritage. This project protects and digitises the history of Victorian hunting for future generations to enjoy, learn from and share.” – Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford on the $40,000 grant to support Australia’s hunting history.
Graeme has been part of the VFF for more than two decades and has helped shape the organisation during that time.” – VFF President David Jochinke after he announced that CEO Graeme Ford will be stepping down from his role after more than two decades service.
GONE FISHIN’: The government have spent more than $15 million on recent carp eradication research.