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19 Feb 2015

Sodexo Expands Ongoing Commitment to More Humane Supply Chain Through its Comprehensive Animal Welfare Policy

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Sodexo announces new commitment to eliminate veal crates from its supply chain and a phased-in approach to sourcing all egg products exclusively from cage-free hens.

18 Feb 2015

Wool review overdue: Lamb

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Opinion: Any industry or business for that matter that feels it is perfect, or cannot function better than it already does is probably doomed to failure.

13 Feb 2015

MLA 'mutiny' gathers steam

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Leading abattoir operator and sheep producer Roger Fletcher is attracting considerable support for his call to separate the sheepmeat industry from Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).

12 Feb 2015

Foreigners can no longer buy big farms: Abbott slashes screening threshold to $15 million

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Foreigners can no longer buy up endless $250 million parcels of Australian agricultural land after Prime Minister Tony Abbott yesterday slashed the screening threshold from $252 million to $15 million.

23 Jan 2015

Fletcher calls for MLA split

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Demands from within the beef industry for radical surgery to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) have prompted an influential call for the sheepmeat sector to quit the peak red meat outfit altogether.

4 Feb 2015

Recent Senate levy application... Comprehensive summary

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Farmers seem to be at the end of the food chain when it comes to subsidising the activities of research promotion for globe trotting boffins and experts not largely accountable for their actions or inactions on the industry's behalf.

23 Jan 2015

Broader wools gain a broad attention at Heimtextil

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The natural versatility of broad wool products took centre stage at the world's largest interior textile fair at Heimtextil in Germany.

16 Jan 2015

Tri-Solfen

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Trisolfen helps to prevent any setbacks to their growth that mulesing may cause. Trisolfen definitely helps with reducing scabbing, promotes better and faster healing and they tend to mother up more quickly than untreated lambs.

15 Jan 2015

Marketing campaigns of Australian Wool Innovation have been questioned

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The Australian Wool Growers Association has vowed to keep questioning and challenging wool's research and marketing body. Australian Wool Innovation has come under fire from AWGA for continuing to "demonstrate a lack of clear direction for our industry".

10 Jan 2015

Public School claims world wool crown

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Hip New York label, Public School, has claimed the International Woolmark Prize for menswear. The label, started by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, has been credited in the US for redefining the landscape for menswear.

8 Jan 2015

Venture capital firm gives marijuana industry a shot of credibility

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Despite growing momentum toward marijuana legalization, big-name investors have largely stayed on the sidelines of the budding industry, content to hold out until federal prohibition is one day repealed.

8 Jan 2015

2014 Wrap-Up - A Message from the President

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2014 was a year of continuing challenges for our industry - with poor environmental conditions, and a declining market, and international economics making it a tough year.

5 Jan 2015

El Nino likelihood rises

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Most of the country is in for a substantially hotter and drier than normal summer as the chances of an El Nino increase to 70 per cent. The Bureau of Meteorology's December-to-February outlook predicts unusually warm summer days and nights more likely for all regions, except Western Australia, south-western Victoria and Tasmania.

6 Dec 2014

Zanda McDonald's legacy in the Outback

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Keep this. Read it when you're ready, this story about your father told by those who knew him well, this story told for you.

27 Nov 2014

Update from Federal Member Kelly O'Dwyer

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Earlier this year the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, invited the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics to conduct an inquiry into Australia's foreign investment framework as it applies to residential real estate.

25 Nov 2014

O'Farrell to retire from politics

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Former NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell will not contest next year's State election.

21 Nov 2014

AWI defends marketing budget

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Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) chief executive Stuart McCullough has defended the company's commitment of levy payers money to marketing the fibre globally.

21 Nov 2014

AWGA slams AWI spending

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"AWI continues to fail in addressing the key issues which threaten our industry."

21 Nov 2014

Australian Wool Innovation draws down on reserves to fund marketing, research

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Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has drawn down $14 million on its reserves in the past financial year to pay for marketing and research.

19 Nov 2014

Lamb demand intensifies as TFI goes to 480c/kg on grid

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Competition for quality lambs intensified this week with national processor Thomas Foods International lifting their lamb grid price to 480c/kg for early December delivery.

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