Stanley Vale Merino Stud - News & Views

More drought concessional loans on the way: Federal Government drought co-ordinator

Updated August 05, 2015 13:15:20

A new drought co-ordinator says the next round of drought concessional loans are 'on the cusp' of reopening and funding boosts will be announced for a list of service providers.

David Jones, from the Department of Human Services is one of seven drought co-ordinators funded by the Federal Government to promote and facilitate assistance packages in affected communities.

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New deal for Kangaroo Island wool producers to get story out to the world

Posted August 04, 2015 14:49:00

There is paddock to plate, but what about paddock to body?

A group of Kangaroo Island wool producers have signed a deal to help consumers link their latest woollen purchase back to the farm.

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RSPCA wants to work with beef industry

Posted August 04, 2015 13:30:25

The RSPCA says it wants to work with cattle producers to improve animal welfare.

RSPCA Queensland CEO Mark Townend faced graziers in an online forum organised by rural lobby group AgForce.

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Derwent Valley farmers want more transparency over leases for bauxite exploration

Updated August 03, 2015 15:18:45

A farmer at Ouse in Tasmania's Derwent Valley has called for improvements to the system of farmers being notified about mining exploration on their land.

The call comes as two mining companies are expected to be granted licences to explore a big area of farmland near Ouse and Hamilton.

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Analyst predicts wool prices to remain high in short term due to strong demand

Posted August 02, 2015 16:26:40

Short-term demand for wool is the best since the global financial crisis, according to industry analyst Chris Wilcox from Poimena Analysis.

Wool production is currently at a 50-year low worldwide.

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Meat producers call for ratification of the China free trade deal, while unions delay over jobs

Updated July 31, 2015 17:11:12

The red meat industry is concerned that opposition to the China Free Trade Agreement will delay its ratification in Parliament.

A round of public hearings by Joint Standing Committee on Treaties is attracting union protests. The latest in Sydney was no exception.

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'Queen of Q fever' doctor corners shearers in pub with free vaccine, says very few will pay for the service

Updated July 31, 2015 16:12:37

"No jab no job" policies are the driving force behind agriculture workers getting Q fever vaccinations and, without a directive from employers, shearers are failing to seek the protection according to a rural doctor.

If anyone has insight into the level of vaccination among shearers it is "Queen of Q fever", Dr Alison Gazard.

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Canberra region's farm produce has US diplomats salivating

Posted July 31, 2015 15:42:51

A didgeridoo being played alongside a pen of champion stud sheep in an Irish-themed Canberra pub thick with American accents?

If you stumbled upon this, one could be forgiven that maybe they were to soon wake up and think it all a dream.

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Call for simpler Australian meat integrity system

Updated July 31, 2015 07:59:47

An industry leader says Australia's meat quality, safety and integrity systems need to be overhauled.

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) managing director Richard Norton told Tasmania's premier meat industry event that was his personal view.

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Fencers trained up in preparation for drought's end

Updated July 31, 2015 09:52:11

A Western Queensland employment service has identified fencing as a growth industry once the drought breaks, so it is training job seekers for the task.

RAPAD Employment Services is helping to build a wild dog proof fence around the Longreach Pastoral College, after more than 40 sheep were killed in one recent attack.

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