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Backyard pigs: health and welfare advice (December 2010)
Backyard pigs, health and welfare advice
Backyard Poultry (Backyard_poultry.pdf 553 KB)
Backyard poultry fact sheet
Banks commit to providing more information on rural debt
The National Farmers' Federation says banks have agreed to start providing more detail on the extent of rural debt across Australia.
Banks cut agribusiness loan rates
The latest NFF Loan Monitor shows all banks cutting agribusiness loan rates.
Barley and other grain growers encouraged to remain vigilant for signs of Ramularia leaf spot (July 2017)
Biosecurity Tasmania is encouraging barley and other grain growers to remain vigilant for signs of Ramularia leaf spot of barley.
Barley Variety Guide (WA)
A ‘Barley Variety Guide for WA 2008’ has been developed with GRDC support by a DAFWA team comprising Jeff Russell, Blakely Paynter and Andrea Hills.
Bathurst burr outbreak detected in the northern Midlands
There has been an outbreak of Bathurst burr (Xanthium spinosum) on two properties in the northern Midlands.
Be smart and safe with fire
Tips on remaining vigilant, even when the bushfire season is over.
Beef and lamb industry productivity report 2008 (Productivity.pdf 249 KB)
ABARE report
Beef cattle appraisal
Provides links to primefacts including dressing percentages, frame scoring and live cattle assesment.
Beef Central
Beef Central is an online news and market intelligence service dedicated to the Australian beef industry.
Beef Industry
Information on the Tasmanian beef industry.
Beef industry residue tests show a clean bill of health for 2012-2013
Results from the 2012-13 National Residue Testing Program in the beef industry show a 100 percent compliance rate.
Beef Industry Trust calls for expressions of interest
The Beef Industry Trust is calling for expressions of interest for project funding proposals.
Beef Industry Trust open for applications until 8 August 2016
Funds are available for worthwhile projects that may assist the future development of the Tasmanian beef industry.
Beef Industry (R&D) Trust (Report_Review_of_Tasmanian_Beef_Industry_(R&D)_Trust_Act.pdf 499 KB)
Review of the Tasmanian Beef Industry (Research and Development) Trust Act 1990
Beef Industry (R&D) Trust seeking new members
The Tasmanian Beef Industry Trust is seeking three new members.
Beef price rise to continue as graziers gamble to rebuild cattle herds
Australian cattle prices appear to have finally ended their record-breaking rise, but the price of beef for consumers is likely to continue rising in the short-term, industry analysts say.
Beef prices dropping from record levels
The cattle market is starting to wane after 56 weeks at record breaking levels.
Beef producer input costs increase in line with the CPI
The input prices faced by Australian beef producers have doubled in the last 25 years, according to the Beef Producer Input Price Index.
Beef producer Rebecca Lynd named as 2017 Tasmanian Rural Woman of the Year
Congratulations to beef producer Rebecca Lynd, named the 2017 Tasmanian Rural Woman of the Year.
Beef producers disappointed at decision on industry funding
Beef producers pay a $5 a head transaction levy, contributing an average $85 million/year to MLA for marketing and R&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;D, and to Animal Health Australia.
Beef production trial (target of 2,000kg liveweight/ha)
A three year trial investigated grazing management practices, designed to increase beef production to 2,000kg liveweight/ha per year.
Beefing up MSA performance in Tasmania
Collaboration between Tasmanian cattle producers and a major processor has improved compliance with Meat Standards Australia grading.
Beehives airlifted to Tasmania's leatherwood trees
A Tasmanian beekeeper is going to extreme lengths to ensure his bees can collect pollen from leatherwood trees found in remote parts of the state's rainforest.
Beekeepers vote to double honey levy
Australian apiarists have voted to double the rate of a levy paid to fund industry programs.
Bees in Tasmania
The requirements for the management of bees into Tasmania.
Benchmarking opportunity for sheep producers in Tasmania
There is an opportunity for producers who run businesses with sheep and cropping to get involved in a benchmarking project, which aims to identify what it takes to successfully integrate cropping and livestock enterprises in southern Australia.
Benchmarking wheat water-use efficiency in Tasmania
This factsheet reports on desktop modeling studies to benchmark wheat water-use efficiency (WUE) and to explore the sensitivity of WUE to changes in management practice.
Best practice Biosecurity Manual for cherry growers (2011)
Best practice biosecurity manual for cherry growers
Best Practice Poppy Growing Guide for Tasmania
The aim of these notes is to highlight the “must do’s” or issues that must be addressed so as not to limit the potential of a crop to achieve a yield that approaches the limit of the plant for the specific season and site.
Better animal welfare protection measures introduced
The State Government is modernising and strengthening Tasmania's animal welfare system.
Beyond blue rural womens bulletin (rural_womens_bulletin_beyondblue.pdf 2621 KB)
Beyond blue rural womens bulletin
Beyondblue publication (taking_care_of_yourself_booklet.pdf 642 KB)
Taking Care of Yourself booklet
beyondblue Roadshow coming to Tasmania in January 2014
The beyondblue National Roadshow will be visiting Tasmania from late January 2014.
Beyondblue supports bushfire affected communities in Tasmania
Funds from the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal will be used to support beyondblue’s Child and Bushfire Disaster Response program in bushfire affected communities.
Big demand for Tasmanian leatherwood honey
Tasmanian beekeepers have sold out of leatherwood honey and have stopped exports to focus on domestic markets.
Big dry proving costly for Tasmanian farmers
Drought-affected farmers are destocking cattle and sheep and buying costly feed as Tasmania struggles with what some describe as the worst drought in decades.
Big losses reported by some onion growers
Some suppliers of Tasmania's largest onion exporter Field Fresh have had between a third and three-quarters of their crop written off this season.
Biochar Capacity Building Program now open
Applications for the Biochar Capacity Building Program are now open.
Biodiversity Fund now open for applications
Farmers and other land managers can now apply for funding under the Biodiversity Fund, part of the Government's Clean Energy Future Plan.
Biodynamics Agriculture Australia Ltd
Contains information for biodynamic farmers including definitions, seasonal notes, events calendar, products, photo galleries, etc.
Biosecurity content page with links
Biosecurity-Import Risk Analysis (Import-risk-anaylsis.pdf 1366 KB)
Import Risk Analysis Framework
Biosecurity Advisory-IR37 (IR37.pdf 346 KB)
Factsheet on IR37 - import requirement for importation of plant material or soil into Tasmania for laboratory analysis/diagnosis.
Biosecurity Advisory - Harvesters (harvester.pdf 338 KB)
Biosecurity fact sheet on importing used harvesters into Tasmania
Biosecurity Advisory - Nutsedge (nutsedge.pdf 459 KB)
Information flyer on Yellow Nutsedge incursion
Biosecurity Advisory - Used Machinery (used_machinery.pdf 292 KB)
Biosecurity Factsheet on importing used machinery
Biosecurity and animal welfare tips for hobby farmers and smallholders
Basic biosecurity and animal welfare tips for hobby farmers and smallholders.
Biosecurity and Farmers' Markets (Aust Gov)
Guidelines for on-farm food safety for fresh produce.
Biosecurity Bill 2014 passed by the Senate
The biggest overhaul to Australia’s biosecurity system in over 100 years, with new biosecurity legislation passing the Senate.
Biosecurity boost for the TT-Line
Tasmania’s frontline biosecurity defence will be bolstered with the permanent addition of a successful trial that strengthened quarantine measures at the TT-Line arrivals.
Biosecurity farmer of the year award
Biosecurity farmer of the year
Biosecurity funding boost to tackle weeds and pests
The State Government will invest an extra $2 million in biosecurity in the upcoming State Budget to tackle weeds and pests head-on.
Biosecurity IR38_Myrtle rust (IR38_Myrtle_rust.pdf 98 KB)
Import requirement documentation for myrtle rust
Biosecurity Plan for the berry industry launched (November 2013)
A biosecurity plan for the Rubus industry (raspberries and blackberries) has just been launched.
Biosecurity plans and manuals for plant and animal industries (August 2012)
To date, over 20 primary industries have developed biosecurity plans/manuals for use by industry members.
Biosecurity Tasmania
Biosecurity Tasmania is the division of DPIPWE responsible for leading the biosecurity effort in Tasmania in partnership with the community and industry.
Biosecurity Tasmania (includes Quarantine)
Biosecurity Tasmania is the division of DPIPWE responsible for leading the biosecurity effort in Tasmania in partnership with the community and industry.
Biosecurity Tasmania (May 2014)
Biosecurity Tasmania brings together the Biosecurity and Product Integrity Division and the Invasive Species Branch of DPIPWE.
Black root rot
Black root rot
BlazeAid volunteers working for Tasmanian flood clean-up
BlazeAid has recently switched its focus from the drought in Queensland to Tasmania, where three camps are rebuilding fences after severe floods.
Blue Banner onion production returns to Tasmania
Blue Banner pickled onions are back on supermarket shelves and production has returned to Tasmania.
Board approves HAL review
The board of Horticulture Australia Limited has voted to accept recommendations in the ACIL Allen review to scrap the body and transition to grower ownership.
BOM appendices (CSIRO_BOM_Report_Appendices.pdf 755 KB)
BOM appendices
BOM drought statement - 4 Feb 09
Long-term rainfall deficiencies persist in southeastern Australia.
BOM full report (CSIRO_BOM_Full_report.pdf 1394 KB)
BOM full report
BoM funded to improve seasonal forecasts
Progress is well underway on a $3.3 million project under the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper to provide better seasonal forecasts.
BoM project to improve weather forecasts for farmers
The Bureau of Meteorology is developing a new climate model to improve seasonal forecasts for agriculturalists.
Boost For Horse Welfare
The Tasmanian Government has endorsed new guidelines to improve the welfare of horses across the State.
Boost for Tasmanian cherry exports to Japan
Tasmania's premium cherries can now be exported to the valuable Japanese market, under an improved quarantine protocol that is expected to generate millions of additional export dollars.
Boost to Australia’s Foot & Mouth Disease biosecurity defence
The Australian Government has announced a $500,000 boost to Australia’s Foot &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Mouth Disease biosecurity defence.
Boost to the Rural Relief Fund to assist farmers
The State Government is providing an additional $25,000 donation to the Rural Relief Fund.
Bosch Group backs agricultural technology development
Start-up agricultural technology business, The Yield, has attracted $2.5 million in investment from the Bosch Group, Europe’s third-largest conglomerate.
Bovine Pestivirus in Tasmania
Information on Bovine Pestivirus including diagnostics, risks and management information.
Brand Tasmania
Brand Tasmania aims to heighten the profile, quality and value of Tasmanian products and services in the marketplace and to encourage a broad-based ownership of the Tasmanian brands by Tasmanian enterprises and the community.
Break the drought
Efforts to encourage young Tasmanians to help 'break the drought' by best managing their water resources are well underway!
Breeding for waterlogging tolerance in barley
Researchers at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture have identified a major gene controlling the tolerance of waterlogging in barley.
BREEDPLAN is a modern genetic evaluation system for beef cattle breeders.
Brexit creates uncertainty for the wool market
Wool market analysts at Mercado says the decision by Britain to leave the EU creates a huge uncertainty for the wool market.
Bruce Wall Estate Scholarship for Agriculture and Aquaculture (UTAS)
Two scholarships are provided from the estate of the late Bruce Wall which supports student eligible to commence a course in agriculture or aquaculture.
Building the beef industry’s leadership capacity
The ‘Building capacity in the Grassfed Beef Industry’ project offers a suite of professional development initiatives for both current and aspiring industry leaders.
Bumblebee trial could boost agricultural growth
Feral bumblebees have been established in Tasmania for 25 years and with no feasible opportunity for eradication, it is believed they could offer an advantage in pollination because of their size, social behaviours and tolerance to difficult climatic conditions.
Bumper wine vintage for 2008
Despite ongoing drought over much of Tasmania, the State's wine industry has achieved a record-breaking 2008 vintage of more than 9,600 tonnes of wine grapes.
Bureau figures show an average 20 per cent drop in rainfall in Tasmania during 2015
The average rainfall for Tasmania dropped by 20 per cent in 2015, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.
Bureau of Meteorology launches weather app for mobile phones
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a new weather app for smartphones.
Bureau of Meteorology moves to twice-monthy climate outlooks
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its first mid-month climate outlook - giving those making climate-sensitive decisions an early look at likely conditions ahead.
Bureau of Meteorology now active on Twitter
The Bureau of Meteorology is now active on Twitter in all states and territories, with staff tweeting daily to enhance the community’s awareness of forecast information, particularly during severe weather events.
Bureau of Meteorology to upgrade West Takone weather radar in early 2016
The Bureau of Meteorology will upgrade the West Takone radar in 2016, with the radar offline when work commences in early February.
Bureau of Meteorology website resource updates
The Bureau has added some new resources to its website which will benefit farm users.
Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)
The Bureau of Meteorology web portal.
Bureau predicts more rainfall as El Nino declines
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting above average rainfall in for southern Australia in February to April as a strong El Nino declines.
Bureau says predicted El Nino conditions have not arrived
An expected El Nino weather pattern, which brings dry conditions to eastern Australia, has failed to eventuate.
Bureau warns El Nino on track to hit record levels by Christmas
The Bureau of Meteorology has warned the current El Nino event now looks set to reach record levels and continue well into next year.
Bursary for a young farmer to attend the Dairy Innovators Forum
Young farmers are encouraged to apply for a bursary to attend the Dairy Innovators Forum
Bushfire clean-up grants extended to the Central Highlands
Farmers in the local government areas of Central Highlands and Derwent Valley can now apply for clean-up and recovery grants following the devastating Lake Repulse bushfire earlier this year.
Bushfire information and assistance from SheepConnect Tasmania
Links to the latest bushfire information, assistance providers and animal welfare advice prepared by SheepConnect Tasmania.
Bushfire information and assistance links provided by SheepConnect Tasmania
Latest bushfire information and links to assistance programs and animal welfare advice.
Bushfire inquiry terms of reference open for comment
The terms of reference for an inquiry into this summer's devastating bushfires have been released for public comment.
Bushfire safety advice
Provides useful information and advice on what to do when a bushfire threatens and preparing yourself & property for bushfire.
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