LIVESTOCK farmers need to reclaim the emotional space in animal welfare policy discussions and align with community and consumer expectations or risk their farming practices being determined by activists.
LPA-accredited producers are being reminded to have a copy of the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines on hand and be familiar with its contents prior to the changes to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program taking effect from 1 October.
VICTORIAN livestock producers will be able to choose from three Livestock Production Assurance events in the state over the next four weeks, as the October 1 deadline for the filing of farm biosecurity plans draws closer. The Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Health and Biosecurity program will help livestock producers in the state understand and implement
AUSTRALIA’S superfine wool growers have adopted a policy encouraging the ultimate removal of the need for mulesing.
The number of animals reported as arriving at export abattoirs in an unfit condition to load indicates Australian livestock producers, agents and transporters are mostly taking their responsibilities under Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock seriously.
UP to $35 million will be invested over five years in a new Australian animal welfare partnership that will target ground-breaking research into aversive practices such as branding, dehorning, and castration.
GLOBAL registration of the Australian pain relief and wound treatment product Tri-Solfen will be fast-tracked after the signing of an A$18 million share capital and licensing deal with English company Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC.
THE first American sheep farm to be certified to produce wool under Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard — Imperial Stock Ranch – is a seasoned ‘farm-to-fork’ and ‘ranch to runway’ performer.
ANIMAL rights body PETA has linked sheep shearing with drugs on a large roadside billboard in the western Victorian city of Horsham, as four shearers are about to be sentenced over 60 animal cruelty charges.
The Productivity Commission has been accused of ignoring significant industry and Government efforts to achieve world-leading animal welfare standards in Australian agriculture, and favouring skewed welfare group policies to solve problems that don’t actually exist.