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  • Q-fever 

    THE livestock industry loses 1,700 weeks in productivity each year and millions of dollars across the supply chain due to a lack of understanding around Q fever.
  • Southern livestock industry calls for change 

    VICTORIAN cattle producers are demanding a crackdown on anti-competitive behaviour across the livestock supply chain following the release yesterday of a landmark Senate report that slammed the lack of transparency in the red meat industry.
  • VFF helps livestock producers with biosecurity 

    The Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock Health and Biosecurity program is on hand to help livestock producers in Victoria understand and implement the changes to the Livestock Production Assurance (LPA) program.
  • Farmers' Fund seeking dairy farmers with bright ideas 

    The Farmers’ Fund applications are now open for grants up to $10 000. In just 12 months, the Farmers’ Fund has awarded $1.5m to 119 dairy families in South East Australia. The fund raises money through the sale of Farmers’ Fund milk.
  • RSPCA Victoria a wolf in sheep’s clothing? 

    QUESTIONS hang over the decision today by RSPCA Victoria to renounce its activist campaigns including attacks against the farm sector, with the group still to hold a seat on the board of its parent organisation RSPCA Australia.
  • Ararat farmers score rates win 

    FARMERS in Ararat have scored a majority victory in their battle over council rates, with Local Government Minister Natalie Hutchins today knocking down the Council’s plan to slug farmers with a 45 per cent rate hike.
  • Uncovering the voice for rural women 

    RURAL women will come together to help raise funds for Ovarian Cancer research at the fifth annual Rural Women Uncovered event on Thursday September 14 at Creswick.
  • Farmers have trust issues over Labor tax plan 

    A new plan to overhaul the federal tax system, flagged this week by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, could risk hitting primary producers who use family trusts to manage their incomes during leaner years.
  • CEO Graeme Ford to leave the VFF 

    THE Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has announced that CEO Graeme Ford will be stepping down from his role effective Monday July 24 after more than two decades’ service.