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Changes to the regulations for intensive winter grazing, including the start date

Changes to the regulations for intensive winter grazing, including the start date

Farmers are being given different rules to manage winter grazing after Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor and Environment Minister David Parker announced changes to the rules on Thursday. “The amendments will require the reseeding of grazing paddocks with annual fodder crops as soon as conditions allow, rather than by a set date,” O’Connor said. According to …

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The toxic chemical PFAS found in livestock is not a concern, says Victoria's chief vet.

The toxic chemical PFAS found in livestock is not a concern, says Victoria’s chief vet.

Victoria’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Charles Milne has played down concerns over the detection of toxic chemicals in livestock near the Esso gas plant in Gippsland. The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that 45 cattle and 45 sheep from three farms in Longford tested positive for elevated levels of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The chemicals were …

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Scales raises full-year earnings forecast after ‘exceptional’ first-half results

Agribusiness Scales Corp has raised its annual profit forecast after what chairman Tim Goodacre called an “exceptional performance” in the first half of the year. The company’s horticulture division, which includes New Zealand’s largest fully integrated apple producer, packer and marketer, increased its underlying profit by 2.9 per cent to $38 million in the six …

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