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Archive for May 14th, 2012

DAIRY INDUSTRY AND THE PROPOSED CARBON TAX EFFECT ON THEM

CARBON TAX HAS IMPACT ON DAIRY FARMERS IN AUSTRALIA THE Federal Government’s carbon tax has prompted dairy farmers to get sustainable and slash costs. With the carbon tax posing major threats to the intensive Australian dairy industry, facing the prospect of higher power bills and lower milk prices, some dairy farmers have already made big […]

May 14th, 2012
Topic: ECO SYSTEMS, Milking cows, POLITICS PARLIAMENT, TAXES Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

LAMB & BEEF PRICES IN THE AUSTRALIAN MARKETS

BEEF & LAMB PRODUCERS GET SOME REACTIONS IN PRODUCT MARKET PRICES   THE poor returns beef and lamb producers have had to accept recently has prompted many to question whether domestic meat prices are too high. I get to speak to a lot of people during the course of a normal week and when they […]

May 14th, 2012
Topic: Cattle, IMPORT EXPORT, PRICES, Sheep Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

WORLD BEEF MARKETS ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING , SO KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL

KEEPING YOUR WITS ABOUT YOU WHEN FOLLOWING MARKET TRENDS IN CATTLE PRODUCTION & PRICES FOR SAME AS WELL AS WHO THE BUYERS ARE THE world’s beef markets are changing from simple to complex, growth markets are moving from West to East, and the future bears no resemblance to the past. As the world’s economic tides […]

May 14th, 2012
Topic: Cattle, IMPORT EXPORT, PRICES Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

AUSTRALIAN MERINO WOOL FLEECE A HIT IN USA TRADE SHOWS

BEST MERINO WOOLEN FLEECE GETS CENTRE STAGE IN RECENT USA FASHION SHOW WOOL PRODUCTS HERE AUSTRALIAN Merino wool took centre stage at a special market event for the United States’ fashion and retail industry in New York this week – with woolgrowers on hand to help spruik the benefits of the natural fibre. The event […]

May 14th, 2012
Topic: Sheep, WOOL Tags: , , , , , ,

FLEABANE FIELD WEED SHOULD BE ATTACKED PRIOR TO ONSET OF WINTER

FLEABANE WEED TO BE ERRADICATED BY CROP GROWERS BEFORE WINTER A MULTI-pronged attack against the weed, fleabane, is being advised for southern grain growers before winter sets in. Flaxleaf fleabane has become a major issue for farmers in southern cropping regions in recent years, and weed management authorities are encouraging farmers to take an integrated […]

May 14th, 2012
Topic: WEEDS Tags: , , , ,

AUSTRALIA CAN BE THE FOOD BOWL OF ASIA PACIFIC REGION SAYS GILLARD

Is Australia in the running to become the new food bowl of Asia? YES-YES-YES Prime Minister Julia Gillard thinks the answer is yes, after she revealed to the crowd at an international food summit last week her visions for the country to become a “global superpower” to meet the needs of a rapidly emerging Asian […]

May 14th, 2012
Topic: FOOD DRINK, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, POLITICS PARLIAMENT Tags: , , , , , , ,