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Federal shadow for agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon has called out the Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce over the floundering performance of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.

Jo Coombe and Kathryn Davis present the new Healthy Hooves extension resources and show you how to run a farmer lameness workshop.
As the national organics sector moves to establish a peak industry body, a past master has stepped back into the ring. Former NASAA CEO Ben Copeman has signed on as the new CEO of Australian Certified Organic and is heading back to Queensland.
Ruth and Neville Kydd operate a substantial dairy farming operation at Finley in southern NSW. Their major workplace challenge is securing skilled workers from offshore on 480 Visas and the new shortness of the permitted stays. Ruth Kydd explains.

Bega cheese supremo Barry Irvin has steered a small regional dairy processing business to become one of the largest Australian dairy companies. Barry is also chair of Giant Steps, supporting children and families dealing with autism. He delivered this inspirational 2017 Kerferd Oration at Beechworth in late July.
Thanks to the Kerferd Oration committee for use of the video

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Brightly coloured chaser bins at six national field days will be used to raise awareness around mental health and well being in the rural areas.

Excellent Work - CLAAS Tractor Video from Moree, NSW, Australia
Unfavourable seasonal conditions combined with the planned retention of more ewe lambs for flock rebuilding has prompted a number of revisions to Meat & Livestock Australia’s 2017 Australian sheep industry projections mid-year update.
CEO Dairy Australia Ian Halliday talks about the opportunities, challenges and producer support programs being offered by Australia’s levy funded peak industry body in 2017-18. Topics include business, land and animal management and genetics.Dairy in Australia.
Almost 15 years ago, Victorian dairy farmers Stephen and Sarah Crooke went out on a limb and began making farm fresh-gourmet ice cream from milk from their Holstein herd. Then they teamed it with local honey and fruit. Today Stephen is a thriving business off-farm. James Crooke explains.
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