Australia

LMC gives evidence to Westminster’s NI Affairs Select Committee

LMC gives evidence to Westminster’s NI Affairs Select Committee

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, recently gave evidence to Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee. He...

February 8, 2022

35 horses shot dead on rural property in Queensland

35 horses shot dead on rural property in Queensland

Investigations are ongoing by local authorities after 35 horses were found shot dead on a rural property in Queensland, Australia....

August 6, 2021

UK-Australia trade deal: What beef and lamb imports are included?

UK-Australia trade deal: What beef and lamb imports are included?

Australia will have significant opportunities to export beef and lamb products to the UK under the new trade deal agreed...

June 16, 2021

UK reaches free trade agreement with Australia

UK reaches free trade agreement with Australia

The UK and Australia have reached an agreement on international trade between the two countries – which could have a...

June 15, 2021

UK-Australia trade deal could give major boost to Scotch whiskey producers

UK-Australia trade deal could give major boost to Scotch whiskey producers

A UK-Australia trade deal could include a major boost for Scotch whisky producers with the removal of a 5% tariff...

June 3, 2021

Australian trade deal could sound ‘death knell’ for NI agriculture

Australian trade deal could sound ‘death knell’ for NI agriculture

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt believes that providing Australia with unfettered access to UK food markets through an...

May 18, 2021

Well worth keeping an eye on the UK / Australia trade deal

Well worth keeping an eye on the UK / Australia trade deal

UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss MP went on to BBC last Sunday morning (April 25) to confirm that a...

April 27, 2021

Video: Aussie farmers seek urgent action to combat ‘mice plague’

Video: Aussie farmers seek urgent action to combat ‘mice plague’

Farmers in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) have called on their government to take action amid a...

March 19, 2021

Rescued wild sheep in Australia is shorn of its 35kg fleece

Rescued wild sheep in Australia is shorn of its 35kg fleece

A rescued sheep named Barrack in Australia received a much-needed shearing, after being found with more than 35kg of wool...

February 25, 2021

Missing cow discovered…stuck on trampoline

Missing cow discovered…stuck on trampoline

A cow that was missing after escaping from her farm with about 40 others was recently discovered…stuck in an in-ground...

October 16, 2020

Huge hailstones batter Aussie agri research glasshouses

Huge hailstones batter Aussie agri research glasshouses

A storm of huge tennis ball sized hailstones caused significant damage to glasshouses owned by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research...

January 21, 2020

Sheep dog saves flock from wildfire blazes in Australia

Sheep dog saves flock from wildfire blazes in Australia

A dog rounded up her flock of sheep with her owner and brought them to the “safest paddock on the...

January 7, 2020

5.5 million hectares of land burnt to date in Australian wildfires

5.5 million hectares of land burnt to date in Australian wildfires

It has been reported that a total of approximately 5.5 million hectares (13.5 million acres) of land has been burnt to...

January 2, 2020

Irish expats drive 900,000L of water to drought-stricken Aussie farmers

Irish expats drive 900,000L of water to drought-stricken Aussie farmers

Hundreds of Irish people based in Sydney came together to transport thousands of litres of water from the Australian coast...

November 25, 2019

‘Chris’ the record-breaking sheep dies

‘Chris’ the record-breaking sheep dies

A sheep that broke records in recent years for the world’s heaviest fleece has died, it has emerged. The sheep,...

October 23, 2019

Auto Aussie: Australian meat processors look to beef boning automation

Auto Aussie: Australian meat processors look to beef boning automation

Plans are afoot in Australia for the establishment of the world’s first beef boning automation research and development room, according...

July 10, 2019

‘Suspected activists’ set dairy farmer’s shed alight overnight

‘Suspected activists’ set dairy farmer’s shed alight overnight

The operators of one of the biggest dairy farms in South Australia have expressed fear that they are being targeted...

June 14, 2019

Video: Australian floods see an estimated 500,000 cattle perish

Video: Australian floods see an estimated 500,000 cattle perish

Torrential rain that caused widespread flooding in the north-west region of Queensland, Australia, has lead to losses now “estimated at...

February 14, 2019