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Identifying Sheep and Goats for Agistment in Tasmania
Contains information on identification requirements for agisting sheep and goats in Tasmania.
IFPI Armstrong presentation ( 0 KB)
Presentation given by David Armstrong at IFPI meetings Jan-Feb 2011
IFPI Armstrong spreadsheet (David_Armstrong_ Economics_of_guidance.xls 27 KB)
Spreadsheet prepared and presented by David Armstrong at IFPI Meetings January and February 2011
IFPI Meeting Program Jan 11 ( 0 KB)
Information on public meetings
IFPI Questionnaire (IFPI-Questionnaire_final.pdf 275 KB)
Questionnaire for IFPI meetings
Import permit sought for new Calicivirus strain
Rabbit numbers are on the increase, with one researcher likening it to an 'arms race' between the rabbits and biological control methods.
Important reminders about on-farm recycling
National Recycling Week is a timely reminder for all Australians, including farmers, to look at their recycling habits.
Importing animals into Tasmania
Importing livestock into Tasmania
Importing Horse Semen (importsemen.pdf 55 KB)
Application for authority to import horse semen
Importing processing potatoes from New Zealand?
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) is in the process of reviewing import conditions for potatoes for processing from New Zealand.
Importing used agricultural machinery (February 2010)
Fact sheets containing biosecurity information regarding importing used agricultural machinery into Tasmania
Improved access to financial counselling for farmers in need
The Australian Government is providing an extra $5.9 million to boost support for farmers by funding 17 full–time additional rural financial counsellors, including two positions in Tasmania.
Improved animal welfare laws
Major changes to Tasmania's Animal Welfare Act will improve the regime for preventing cruelty to animals.
Improvements to Tasmania's biosecurity system
The fox eradication program has been disbanded and the $1.5 million saving has been reinvested into areas of priority for biosecurity.
Improving access to agricultural and veterinary chemicals
Funding to improve access to agricultural and veterinary chemicals will put Australian farmers on a more equitable footing with their international competitors.
Improving access to Farm Household Allowance
The Australian Government has introduced amendments to the Farm Household Support Act 2014 to more precisely define the farm assets used in the running of their business, such as water assets and shares in a farming cooperatives, when assessing eligibility.
Improving animal welfare in the pig and poultry industries
The Tasmanian Government has announced the phasing out of battery hen farming and the fast tracking of a planned ban on sow stalls.
Inaugural board for the new AgriTas Trade College in Smithton
The Australian Government has announced the inaugural board members of the new AgriTas Trade College in Smithton.
InCalf Book and Other Tools (Dairy Australia)
'Incalf' is a national learning program to achieve measured improvement in herd reproductive performance, developed by Dairy Australia.
Increased consumer demand for berry fruits
Supermarket sales figures reveal the fresh berry market is one of the fastest growing segments in the agrifood business.
Increased preparedness for foot-and-mouth disease
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has developed a national policy for vaccination against foot–and–mouth disease (FMD), boosting Australia’s preparedness against the disease.
Increased student numbers for agriculture courses at university in 2013
Australian universities are reporting a huge increase in students wanting to study agriculture this year.
Increases to the Bass Strait freight equalisation scheme
The $200 million extension allows exporters to receive increased payments for transport across Bass Strait.
Incursion advice: African lovegrass
Biosecurity Tasmania has identified African lovegrass on roadsides in and around Hobart, and on the East Coast. It is a Zone A weed under the Weed Management Act 1999, and requires eradication statewide.
Individual producers encouraged to join the Cattle Council of Australia
Cattle producers can now become direct members of the Cattle Council of Australia, allowing for greater producer representation in the development of national policy and levy expenditure.
Industrial Hemp Bill 2015 tabled in State Parliament
The Industrial Hemp Bill supports the growth of the industrial hemp sector through simplified regulation of the industry. As it stands, the current regulation under poisons legislation, is a barrier to industry growth.
Industrial Hemp Bill passes through State Parliament
Both houses of Parliament have passed legislation that removes unnecessary red tape and encourages investment and job creation in the industrial hemp sector.
Industrial hemp production Field Day
Industrial hemp production Field Day, 22 February
Industry and trade online databases
Online databases related to Industry and Trade.
Industry facts and figures
Industry Profiles and ScoreCards present a snapshot of each industry from the farmgate/beach to the packer/processor and markets overseas, instersate and locally.
Industry information and statistics
Current information available on Tasmanian agricultural industries, including some statistics.
Industry Skills Fund – support for employee training
The Industry Skills Fund can assist farm businesses to upgrade the skills of their employees.
Industry wide response to mildew problem in Tasmanian poppy crops
A fungal disease, a systemic form of downy mildew, is causing losses in poppy growing regions across Tasmania.
Influx of beneficial Melangnya hoverfly (October 2016)
There have been several immigrations of the beneficial Melangyna hoverfly into Tasmania from mainland Australia since 22 September 2016.
Information for veterinary practitioners in Tasmania
DPIPWE web page specifically for veterinary practitioners in Tasmania.
Information sessions for the Kindred-North Motton irrigation scheme
four information sessions on the proposed irrigation scheme for the Kindred-North Motton area.
Inland Fisheries Service
Inland Fisheries Service - Managing Trout Fishing In Tasmania
Innovation agenda for growing Tasmanian agriculture
The Tasmanian Government has launched the White Paper: 'Growing Tasmanian Agriculture – Research, Development and Extension for 2050'.
Innovation grant delivers new jobs for North-West berry producer
A $100,000 Tasmanian Government grant will help to generate new jobs for a North West berry producer.
Innovation strategy released
The Tasmanian Innovation Strategy is designed to identify the opportunities available to Tasmania through an increased focus on innovation - in both traditional sectors of economic strength and emerging sectors.
Input on proposed changes to national air cargo security regulations
A new air cargo security framework will be phased in from July 2014.
Integrated Pest & Disease Management (IPDM) for Tasmanian apples (PIPS project)
The PIPS Integrated Pest and Disease Management (IPDM) program is tackling 3 significant issues facing apple producers: Codling Moth, Woolly Apple Aphid and Apple Blackspot (apple scab).
Integrity Systems Company - new era for red meat QA
Australia’s world leading red meat and livestock quality assurance programs will move to a single management structure, the newly created Integrity Systems Company.
Intelligent irrigation application form (Intelligent_Irrigation_Application_Form.pdf 199 KB)
Application form 2009
Interest-free loans to help fire-affected farm businesses in Tasmania
Businesses directly affected by January’s bushfires can now access two-year interest-free loans of up to $500,000, to help them get back on track after the devastating fires.
Interest rate on hold for August, banks pass on some cuts to farmers
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has kept interest rates on hold in August, following last month's cut to the historic low of 2.5 percent.
Interest rates hit historic low
The recent decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia to cut interest rates by a further 0.25 percent takes rates to the lowest they have been in 53 years.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
The IPCC was established to provide the decision-makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about climate change. The IPCC is a scientific intergovernmental body set up by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Internal Parasites in Sheep
There are three broad types of internal parasite that can cause significant health issues in sheep – worms, flukes and protozoa.
International biosecurity pact renewed
Australia has renewed an international agreement to collaborate on animal biosecurity with Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.
International Government Websites
List of international government websites of interest to Tasmanian farmers.
International uncertainties in the 2017 beef market
Australia is navigating global uncertainties in the beef market including Brexit, President Trump threatening partner Mexico with tariffs, and bigger US beef production.
IntoDairy Tasmania
Website containing information on the Tasmanian dairy industry including climate, careers, investment opportunties and pasture production.
Introduced rainbow lorikeets a potential threat to Tasmanian fruit growers
In Tasmania and Western Australia, the rainbow lorikeet is an introduced species and could pose some serious problems to farmers and fruit growers.
Invasive Species in Tasmania
The Invasive Species Branch (ISB) has lead responsibility for terrestrial vertebrate invasive animals and all declared weeds in Tasmania. A number of new and emerging threats, as well as established invasive species, will be targeted by the ISB.
Invasive Species Response Boosted
Creation of a dedicated agency to tackle invasive plants and animals.
Investigation into cattle deaths on Bass Strait ship
Tasmania's Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff said an investigation would leave no stone unturned.
Investigation released into 2012 quarantine breach
Biosecurity officials from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture say they've already improved training for staff, in the wake of a significant quarantine breach in late 2012.
Investing in future rural leaders
The State Government is providing $40,000 over four years to the Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania.
IPM strategies for combatting weevils in apple orchards
Identification, control options and monitoring of weevils in apple orchards.
Irrigation Development Board announced
The Irrigation Development Board will provide the high level drive and governance needed to deliver a major suite of water infrastructure projects
Irrigation Development in Tasmania
A list of current projects and opportunities being investigated.
Irrigation expansion in the North East
The latest irrigation project in Tasmania's North East has moved a step closer.
Irrigation Management in Tasmania
Irrigation management to increase production, reduce costs and to reduce impacts on the environment.
Irrigation pump efficiency presentation (Irrigation_Pump_Efficiency_presentation.pdf 754 KB)
ARM Irrigation pump efficiency presentation
Irrigation scheme will double as a drinking water source in Tasmania's north-east
The Upper Ringarooma Irrigation Scheme in Tasmania's north-east will now provide safer drinking water for small towns in the area.
Irrigation season opens on 1 November for seven districts
The irrigation season for 7 irrigation districts opens on 1 November 2012.
Italian textile firm seeking more Australian wool
Australian woolgrowers will be the main beneficiaries when high-end Italian fabric and clothing manufacturer Reda doubles the amount of wool it buys in the next six years.
Italian weavers looking for Australia's best superfine wool
Italian wool weaver Reda is to pay up to five times the market value for 150 bales of Australia's best superfine wool.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Coverage: Taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information of threatened species.
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