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Government may prosecute farmer if he takes 300 cattle through national park for greener pastures

GRAZIER Matt French has a mountain to climb to keep his cattle alive but he’s been blocked at the pass. East of the Snowy Mountains, at Adaminaby, Mr French’s herd of 300 cattle only has one week’s worth of grass left to eat. For the last five months his herd has been living on the […]

September 16th, 2018
Topic: AGISTMENT, Cattle, DROUGHTS FLOODS, LAW POLICE CRIME, POVERTY, STOCK FEED Tags: , , , ,

The road law most rural community drivers should know, but don’t

A MOUNT Marshall woman is asking country drivers to take heed of an important road rule that is most relevant in rural areas, yet many don’t know exist. The Department of Transport and Main Roads has issued a public warning to drivers that come in contact with agitated horses.[Maybe agitated bicycle riders as well] ‘If […]

July 23rd, 2018
Topic: Horses, ROAD RULES Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Silence of the lambs: NSW farmer to shoot starving flock because he can’t afford to feed them

FARMER Les Jones will this month shoot all 1200 of his starving sheep and bury them in a mass grave on his barren farm in northwestern NSW. The sheep are living skeletons, so emaciated the Jones family can’t even use them to feed themselves “unless we ate soup every day”. Cattle & Sheep are so […]

July 22nd, 2018
Topic: ARTICLES STORIES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, FIRES FLOOD FAMINE, GRASSES LEGUMES, HELP ASSISTANCE, MORTGAGES, NATIONAL DISASTERS, NATURAL DISASTERS, Nsw, PASTURES, PEOPLE, POVERTY, PROPERTIES, REPOSSESSIONS, SHARE STORIES, Sheep, STOCK FEED, WANTED TO SELL, WOOL Tags: , , , ,

Live exports regulator weeps while detailing conditions that led to 2,400 sheep deaths

The assistant secretary of the agriculture department, Narelle Clegg, breaks down while describing ‘dreadful’ footage Narelle Clegg was questioned about how the agricultural department conducted investigations following a mass death event such as that on the Awassi. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP The assistant secretary of the agriculture department, Narelle Clegg, broke down during a Senate investigation […]

May 24th, 2018
Topic: CRUELTY TORTURE, DEATHS, DEATHS GRIEF MOURNING, GOVERNMENT, IMPORT EXPORT, INVESTIGATIONS, LIVE EXPORTS, SALES IMPORT EXPORT, Sheep, STATES COUNTRIES, TRANSPORT SHIPPING AVIATION Tags: , ,

Six alpacas senselessly shot dead at Glen Aplin, near Stanthorpe Qld

SIX alpacas have been killed in what police say was a “heartless” savage act of animal cruelty in Queensland’s Southern Downs region. Police were called in to a property on Mount Stirling Rd, Glen Aplin, Qld. on Saturday when the occupant found five of his alpacas dead and one critically injured in their paddock. The […]

May 6th, 2018
Topic: Alpaca, Queensland, WOOL Tags: , , ,

Cows die after collisions with cars on Southern Downs in Qld

MULTIPLE cows have reportedly died after they escaped onto the New England Highway early morning and were hit by moving traffic. The road is reportedly open at the scene about 3km north of Allora on the downs but police have advised motorists to drive with caution as emergency services remain on the scene. Numerous cars […]

April 12th, 2018
Topic: Cattle, DEATHS, DEATHS GRIEF MOURNING, Queensland, VEHICLES TRANSPORT Tags: , , ,

Exchanging the Central QLD cattle life for an Avocado farm near Bundaberg QLD

ON THE MEND: Donovan Family Investments owner Lachlan Donovan talks about how avocado production is recovering after the floods. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail OVER two decades ago Lachlan Donovan and his family traded a cattle station in Central Queensland for the life of avocado growers in the Wide Bay region. It was a huge […]

February 12th, 2018
Topic: Avocadoes, Cattle, PEOPLE, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Queensland, SMART FARMING Tags: , , , ,

Partner arrested over Walcha farmer Mathew Dunbar’s death near Tamworth NSW AUSTRALIA

The partner of a Walcha grazier found dead inside his homestead three months ago has been arrested. Natasha Crossman was taken into custody on Saturday morning before being driven to Tamworth police station. Walcha sheep grazier Mathew Dunbar with partner Natasha Crossman, who has been arrested over his death. Photo: Supplied A police spokeswoman said the […]

November 18th, 2017
Topic: CRIMINALS TERRORISM, DEATHS GRIEF MOURNING, FAMILY FRIENDS SOCIAL, INVESTIGATIONS, LAW POLICE CRIME, LOVE ROMANCE, Nsw, PEOPLE, POISONS TOXINS BAITS, PRISONS JAILS, Sheep, WEALTHY PEOPLE, WOMEN, WOOL Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Brazil-based meat and poultry company JBS has shut down seven plants in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Su

Brazil-based meat and poultry company JBS has shut down seven plants in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul as a result of a court-ordered asset freeze. The action is related to a tax matter in the state. The company, in a statement emailed to Reuters, stated that the plants will remain closed until […]

October 19th, 2017
Topic: Pigs, Poultry, SLAUGHTER BUTCHER Tags: , , , ,

Mice strike farms: ‘We’re not quite getting on top of the problem.’

Farmers in southern Australia are counting the cost of mouse control and damage this season, with baiting costs soaring up to $100,000 on one property and some farmers forced to resow crops three times. Some farmers have been forced to bait repeatedly in a bid to protect their crops, while crops in some paddocks have […]

October 1st, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, Canola, Canola, FARMING, PASTURES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Rodents, South Australia Tags: , , ,