Alpaca bred in Australia to be exported back to Chile following trade agreement

Australia’s alpaca producers are well positioned to develop new export markets following the opening of trade in alpacas with Chile.  Head of Biosecurity at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Andrew Tongue, said the export of alpacas would provide Chile access to quality Australian genetics and help improve Chile’s national herd.  “Australian animals […]

Queensland State Budget does not have enough substance says the QFF

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and industry members are underwhelmed by the 2021-22 State Budget which appears to be all style and not enough substance. QFF CEO Dr Georgina Davis said the Budget’s headline numbers could not disguise that it was again a missed opportunity to address some critical productivity issues and exciting growth opportunities […]

Queensland Senator has a beef with vegan products using meat terms on their packaging

In response to complaints from the Australian red meat industry, Senator McDonald has launched a Senate Inquiry into food labelling laws that will investigate if terms such as “meat-free mince”, “sausage made with plants” and “vegan bacon” pass muster. The former butcher-shop owner showed some chops by recently helping establish the Parliamentary Friends of Red […]

$12 million available for flood recovery projects for North Queensland

The Australian Government is continuing its commitment to flood recovery in North Queensland by providing $12 million for locally identified projects to help the 14 Local Government Areas most affected by the 2019 North Queensland Monsoon Trough. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the program resulted from extensive consultation with individuals, […]