Tasmanian Women in Agriculture host group for the West Tamar, gets local landholders and business together to discuss rural issues in our district. We hold regular meetings, guest discussion panels, field days and other training events.
Live animal exports to Indonesia The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has condemned the mistreatment of all animals and has begun an investigation into the treatment of Australian animals exported to Indonesia. Read the media release. Statement from Senator, the Hon Joe Ludwig — Four Corners Four Corners aired evidence of animal welfare mistreatment in Indonesian facilities. Minister Ludwig said he was shocked by the footage and the treatment of the animals involved. Read the statement. Minister Ludwig announces suspension of trade to certain facilities Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, has asked for orders to be prepared that enforce the complete suspension of live animal exports to the facilities identified by the evidence gained by Animals Australia. Read the media release. 55 Queensland local councils now share $415M in advance disaster funding Two Far North West Queensland councils will receive $4.5 million, bringing to 55 the number of councils now sharing $415 million in advance disaster funding, Premier Anna Bligh and Federal Minister Assisting the Attorney–General on Queensland Floods Recovery, Senator Joe Ludwig announced this week. Read the media release. Sugar Research Development Corporation directors appointed Minister Ludwig has announced the appointment of the new Sugar Research Development Corporation directors. Read the media release. Dr Kelly to chair latest Recreational Fishing Roundtable Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Dr Mike Kelly, will chair the third recreational fishing roundtable meeting on 7 June 2011. Read the media release.
ABARES Regional Outlook conference — Muswellbrook, New South Wales The second ABARES Regional Outlook conference for 2011 will take place in Muswellbrook on Wednesday 8 June. Read the media release.
Australian Dairy: financial performance of dairy producing farms, 2008-09 to 2010-11
Issues examined in this report include the financial performance of farms at both the national and Dairy Australia region level from 2008-09 to 2010-11, as well as dairy producers' management practices, and the level of recent capital investment. Read Australian Dairy: financial performance of dairy producing farms, 2008-09 to 2010-11 on the ABARES website.
Next week – Register now to attend the ABARES Muswellbrook Regional Outlook conference on 8 June
What is the economic outlook for the Muswellbrook region? How will the last 12 months of extreme weather events affect regional farms and industries? How can local businesses improve productivity in this changing environment? These issues and more will be explored at the Muswellbrook Regional Outlook conference on Wednesday 8 June.
Presented by ABARES, the conference features 11 speakers across four sessions on ‘global economy – local impacts’, ‘toward a more productive agriculture’, ‘operating in a changing environment’ and ‘developing business opportunities in the region’. Speakers will discuss national and international issues affecting the region, weather and climate trends, farm performance and commodity outlook, productivity and profitability, post mining land use, banker’s perspective on rural finances and strategies to survive in regional business.
Delegates will hear commodity forecasts, discuss industry trends, access information, make new contacts in their community and discover new approaches to traditional issues while gaining an understanding of global issues that affect their region.