Wanted - 6 Producers
MLA has announced a program that will challenge six Australian producers to compete over the next 12 months to improve the productivity and profitability of their businesses.
The MLA Challenge will track the progress of six producers as they strive to outperform their current business benchmarks while tackling the vagaries and challenges of everyday farm life.
MLA’s General Manager Livestock Production Innovation Peter Vaughan said applications are now open for the MLA Challenge which will enable two northern cattle producers, two southern cattle producers and two sheepmeat producers to take up the opportunity with their families or partners and push their businesses further.
For further information go to www.mla.com.au/challenge
Livestock industry committed to animal welfare
Please click here to view the join media release - 06/11/12.
Operation Poach - Monthly Circular April 2013
Land Transport of Livestock
The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock have been endorsed by the Primary Industries Ministerial Committee for legislation. For further information, please visit: http://www.animalwelfarestandards.net.au/land-transport/
SAPOL News Release: Operation Poach - taking stock one year on
Please click here to view farm security tips.
Please click here to download the booklet from SAPOL: 'Is your farm secure - A security assessment for rural properties'.
Livestock Production Assurance: every producer asked to stand by what they sell
As consumer scrutiny of the production of food grows, Australia's livestock producers are being urged to once again commit to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program. LPA is the Australian livestock industry's on-farm food safety program introduced seven years ago. It underpins the LPA National Vendor Declaration which all LPA-accredited producers are required to sign when selling livestock. From 1 August 2012, accredited producers will be required to confirm their commitment to the LPA program when ordering new NVD booklets. If they do not, they will be unable to purchase LPA NVDs.
Please click here to view the media release.
Please click here to view the Fact sheet.
MLA Target 100
The MLA is launching the Target 100 program - www.target100.com.au. The program has two main elements: it lists 100 research and on-farm and off-farm sustainability initiatives that the industry is funding and implementing; and includes a social media-enhanced community engagement site that has many producer case studies and offers the opportunity for the community to ask producers questions about how their food is produced.
National BJD Financial and Non-Financial Assistance Package for Beef Cattle Producers
Please click here to view the factsheet.
Cattle Health Statement (August 2012)
The revised Cattle Health Statement (August 2012) is now available on the Farm Biosecurity Website at the following link: http://www.farmbiosecurity.com.au/toolkit/declarations-and-statements/
Cattle Council of Australia strongly encourages the use of the Cattle Health Statement for all transactions. Please note, that it is a requirement for the movement of stock into SA, NSW and QLD. Please contact your Department of Agriculture for further information on movement requirements.
SHEEP MEAT AND WOOL
National OJD Management Plan - January 2013
All these documents can be viewed at: www.ojd.com.au
Please click here: Media Release - Discussion Paper proposes way forward for OJD management in Australia.
Please click here: The 2007-2012 National OJD Management Plan - why change is needed.
Please click here: Discussion Paper.
AWI Wool market report
The report provides a good overview of the week in the wool market with information on prices, offerings, currency and commentary on the market.
The report is available via the following link:
There is also a copy of the AWIS wool market report at the same page.