Advanced stock handling techniques reduce stress for livestock and landholders

Advanced stock handling techniques reduce stress for livestock and landholders

Advanced Livestock Movement and Management workshops hosted by Local Land Services Western Region at Ivanhoe, Wilcannia and Bourke, have highlighted new strategies to help overcome livestock industry challenges such as staff shortages and an aging workforce. Over the three days at each workshop, livestock expert Neil McDonald demonstrated practical and effective ways of handling livestock,…

NT Farmers join Plant Health Australia

NT Farmers join Plant Health Australia

NT Farmers have joined Plant Health Australia (PHA), the coordinators of the government and industry plant biosecurity partnership, to ensure that the organisation is involved in biosecurity at the highest level, it was announced this week. PHA, a not-for-profit company based in Canberra, coordinates the activities of governments and industries to ensure that Australia’s biosecurity…

Buoyant mood at WAPPA AGM and industry day

Buoyant mood at WAPPA AGM and industry day

West Australian Pork Producers’ Association President, Dawson Bradford, has highlighted the buoyant state of the industry in his report to WAPPA’s 2016 AGM. However, he sounded a note of caution about how possible changes to the ‘Standards and Guidelines’ (Model Code), once its review is finalised, might affect promising growth opportunities for the WA pig…