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 DPI Animal Health Officers have investigated an increased number of lead poisoning cases in cattle across Victoria in recent months.
DPI Warrnambool District Veterinary Officer, John Gibney said within the south-west region alone, four separate outbreaks of lead poisoning have been detected.  
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What you need to do to be eID ready - Key tasks

From 1 January 2025

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Bovine Ephemeral Fever, commonly known as 3 day sickness, is a significant disease affecting cattle in northern Australia. It is caused by a virus and transmitted by mosquitoes and biting midges. It is often seen after heavy rainfall and flooding which provides favourable conditions for insect populations to increase.

The disease manifests in three stages. Stage one includes sudden onset fever, shivering, depression, abnormal posture, drooling, discharge from eyes and nostrils, Cow down with 3 day sickness reduced feed intake, and diminished milk production.

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Embarking on the journey of farm ownership is an exciting venture, laden with decisions that can shape the course of your agricultural enterprise. To guide you through this pivotal chapter, the Stock Sense team invites you to join our upcoming webinar series starting on February 14th 2024 at 6pm. These sessions aim to empower you with practical insights, expert advice, and key resources, laying the groundwork for a successful, rewarding, and sustainable farming experience.

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NSW is currently transitioning to mandatory individual electronic identification for sheep and farmed goats. 

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Farmstyle would like to welcome Rebecca to the small farm consulting team. Rebecca completed a B.Sci (Ag) in Adelaide and returned to Tasmania in 2005 and began working as an Agronomist for Elders and then later Serve-Ag. From there she started her own consulting business around 9 years ago.

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Today the nation collectively tips its hat to farmers across the nation for agriculture’s biggest day on the calendar – National Agriculture Day.

National Farmers’ Federation President David Jochinke said the day synonymous with the “I love farmers” logo was a chance to celebrate, inspire and learn. 

“It doesn’t matter if you’re in a high rise or a header, this is a day for all Australians to come together to celebrate our incredible food and fibre,” he said. 

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Our thoughts are with all those who have been impacted by recent bushfires. Being in the middle of such devastation can be confronting and challenging.

With this in mind, we have compiled a collection of relevant information from multiple reputable sources, to assist those recovering from bushfires in Queensland during 2023.

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All eligible sectors can apply for the NSW Sheep and Goats eID Infrastructure Rebate Scheme.  

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The harvestable rights limit for coastal-draining catchments was returned to 10% of rainfall runoff in September 2023 (from 30%, which applied from May 2022). Updates were also made to harvestable rights orders for the coastal-draining and central-inland draining catchments to ensure they are easier to apply and enforce.

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