Queensland sheep producers seek $10m wild dog funding boost

Terry Sim, 18 April 2017

QUEENSLAND’S sheep and wool producers want an annual $10 million increase in state and federal government funding for wild dog exclusion fencing.

Concessional farm finance interest rates cut to help farmers in need

Sheep Central, 08 November 2016

FARMERS across Australia will be able to save thousands of dollars thanks to a cut in concessional farm finance interest rates from February 1 2017.

Review of backpacker work and pay conditions on farms and in tourism starts

Sheep Central, 15 August 2016

AUSTRALIA’S backpacker-employing farmers have about two weeks to make submissions to a review of the issues affecting the work and pay conditions of working holiday maker visa holders.

New rabbit calcivirus strain registered, release sites needed in SA, WA, NT and NSW

Terry Sim, 04 May 2016

MORE landowners are needed to help in the release of a new rabbit RHDV K5 calcivirus strain scheduled across Australia in autumn next year, after the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s approved its registration.

$5.2 million-plus for wild dog fencing and baiting welcomed

Sheep Central, 21 March 2016

MORE than $5.2 million in wild dog cluster fencing and baiting assistance has been welcomed by the National Wild Dog Action Plan leaders.

Sheep and wool growers back new levy payer legislation

Sheep Central, 07 March 2016

AUSTRALIA’S top sheep meat producer and wool grower bodies have welcomed new legislation aimed at giving levy payers a greater say on how compulsory levy funds are spent.

Mick Keogh named as first ACCC agricultural commissioner

Sheep Central, 24 February 2016

Well known rural academic and industry representative Mick Keogh has been named as first agriculture commissioner to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Sheepmeat council welcomes Coalition Government re-draft

Sheep Central, 15 February 2016

AUSTRALIA’S leading sheepmeat producer body has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s new ministry and praised the efforts of outgoing ministers Warren Truss and Andrew Robb.

FMD changes to boost deposit limit to $800,000

Sheep Central, 09 February 2016

FARMERS will be able to put up to $800,000 into Farm Management Deposits annually if new legislation to be introduced tomorrow is passed by parliament.

Rural financial counselling funds for drought relief

Sheep Central, 15 December 2015

MORE than $900,000 in extra federal funding has been provided to the Rural Financial Counselling Service in regional areas of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia.