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Enhancing livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Laos

This partnership generates sustainable livelihoods and improved financial security for smallholder farming families in Laos through improved marketability of cattle and buffalo.

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How Australia is helping the Laos cattle herd

THE South East Asian nation of Laos is sent to benefit from a new Australian program aimed at enhancing the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. 

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Cattle pain relief working at Cloncurry

It’s a matter of seeing is believing. A squirt of the blue gel from the purpose made applicator onto the wounds left by the dehorning, branding or, in the case of bull calves, castration, and the job is done.

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Different breeds, different management?

Condition scoring ewes can help producers assess if ewes - whether Merinos or non-Merinos - are receiving adequate nutrition and are on track to optimising their reproductive performance. But does that nutritional management need to be the same - regardless of breed?

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Aussie company donates special cattle feed supplement to struggling Asian farmers

A Queensland-based manufacturing company has helped boost productivity on 100 Laotian and Cambodian farms with the help of a locally made cattle product.

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Recent rain to be shortlived

As rain fell across NSW last week, meteorologists drew up drier than average predictions for the rest of summer.

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Improving smallholder farmer livelihoods in Takeo Province, Cambodia

It is October 14th, 2016 and our MLR Australian team (Bush, Young, Ashley & Windsor) accompanied by some of our Cambodian collaborators...

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Victoria's chief veterinarian issues animal welfare warning

Victorian sheep and cattle producers have been warned to maintain animal welfare standards or risk large fines and bans on owning livestock.

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Look after animal welfare or pay the price, warns wool buyer

ONE of the world’s largest wool-buying and processing companies wants Australian farmers to be forced into using pain relief when performing animal husbandry operations on sheep.

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MLA Report ranks sheep and goat industries' worse diseases

Which diseases have the biggest economic impact on Australia's sheep and goat industries? A systematic review recently completed for Meat & Livestock Australia has calculated and ranked 23 sheep and 9 goat diseases in terms of their economic cost to both industries.

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Emma Hegarty Wins Inaugural Trans-Tasman Award

Emma Hegarty, 27 year old Beef Extension Officer for Queensland’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), has scooped the prestigious Zanda McDonald Award 2015...

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El Nino fuels disturbing trend

Global temperature records continued to tumble in June, as the strengthening El Nino in the Pacific combined with background warming from climate change.

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Beef's next challenge: productivity

DEMAND for beef seems to have been taken care of for the foreseeable future. Less certain is whether the Australian beef industry has the productivity to fully capitalise on it. Productivity was a recurrent theme at Beef Australia 2015, where a series of speakers worried that Australia would chug along at current rates of production...

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Lismore's Ellie Stephens sashed at last

IT WAS a case of second time lucky for this year's The Land Sydney Royal Showgirl Ellie Stephens from Lismore. Ellie, a business development manager for a Lismore accountancy, was a state finalist in competition in 2012, and returned this year with the calm and confidence necessary to take the sash.

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'97% Of Climate Scientists Agree' Is 100% Wrong

If you've ever expressed the least bit of skepticism about environmentalist calls for making the vast majority of fossil fuel use illegal, you've probably heard the smug response: "97% of climate scientists agree with climate change" - which always carries the implication: Who are you to challenge them?

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