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Lamb marking
With lamb marking time around the corner, it is timely to remind sheep owners of the need to ensure that the tail is not docked too short.
Lamb prices expected to rise as farmers keep sheep to re-stock
Retail lamb prices are expected to rise this year, with farmers telling Meat and Livestock Australia they will be keeping more sheep on the farm to build up their herd this season.
Lamb prices reach an eight month high
The late autumn surge in Australian lamb prices is continuing, with the eastern states trade lamb indicator closing at the highest value in over eight months.
Lamb prices remain high at the saleyard
The national trade lamb indicator is holding steady above 600 cents per kilogram for the first time in four years.
Lambing at the right time - the first step to increasing sheep profits
Timing of lambing is critical to optimise stocking rates and lift productivity.
Land areas capable of poppy production (Maps_poppyland.pdf 4324 KB)
Three maps that show land areas capable of poppy production.
Land capability handbook (Land_Cap_handbook.pdf 662 KB)
Tasmanian land cap hamd book
Land Capability (DPIPWE)
The Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) uses the Land Capability Classification System to assess, classify and map land according to its ability to support a range of crops, taking into account factors such as soil type, erosion risk and climate.
Land Drainage in Tasmania
Drainage systems suitable for Tasmanian soil types.
Land Management and Soils in Tasmania
Information on land and soil assessment and management in Tasmania.
Land Resource Assessment (DPIPWE)
Information on the various soil and land resource information surveys undertaken in Tasmania. This information enables informed land use planning decision making and sustainable management of these resources.
Land tax arrangements for fire affected Tasmanians
Tasmanians who have been affected by the bushfires will be able to defer their land tax payments for three months.
Landcare's founders call for a new decade of action
On the 25th anniversary of Landcare’s formation, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the National Farmers’ Federation have again joined forces to call for a new decade of action.
Landcare Australia funding
Landcare Australia facilitates funding opportunities for Landcare and Coastcare groups.
Landcare Australia targets Green Army work and corporate help
Landcare Australia Limited is determined to get on with the job of being a major partner in helping the rollout of the Green Army.
Landcare billion-dollar spending details revealed by Australian Government
The Federal Government has revealed more details about how its billion-dollar investment in Landcare will be spent.
Landcare Funding Opportunities (Landcare_Funding.pdf 51 KB)
National, Statewide and Regional Funding Opportunities for Community Groups, Individuals & Primary Industry. Put together by Don Defenderfer State Landcare Coordinator, Tasmania
Landcare photo comp (Landcare_Photo_Competition_Entry_Flyer.pdf 208 KB)
flyer and entry form 2008
Landcare photographic competition - deadline extended
Special people - special places themed photo competition
Landcare sustainable agriculture grants for 2015-16
Landcare grants to increase farm production and maintain natural resources for 2015-16.
Landcare Tasmania opens applications for on-ground works
Landcare Tasmania has opened applications for on-ground works under Round 21 of the Tasmanian Landcare Fund.
Landcare Week from 3 September 2012
The theme of Landcare Week 2012 is ‘From the Farm to the City, Landcare is for Everyone‘
Landholders to gain new opportunities in the carbon market
The Carbon Farming Futures program will provide $429 million to drive advances in emissions reduction technologies and measurement techniques. These advances will allow farmers and other landholders to benefit from the economic opportunities of the CFI while improving productivity.
LandLearn (Vic Govt)
A statewide education program supported by the Victorian Department of Primary Industries.
Latest monitoring results of chemicals in water catchments
The results from the latest round of chemical testing of Tasmania's rivers and streams have been released
Latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey
Rabobank have released the quarterly Rural Confidence Survey for June 2012
Latest Rabobank rural confidence survey for Tasmania
Cost pressures outweigh good seasonal conditions for Tasmanian farmers.
Latest Rabobank survey shows downturn in Tasmanian farmer confidence
The latest Rabobank grower confidence survey has farmer sentiment down from 33 to 13 per cent in Tasmania.
Latest statistics show quad bike deaths may be dropping
There is hope that the rate of deaths from farm accidents involving four wheel motorbikes may be starting to decline.
Launch of new ag science careers magazine for high school students
The new magazine 'Science - taking you places' showcasing careers in primary industry has just been launched.
Launch of new wool 'prickle factor' meters
International woollen mills and garment makers are expected to be among the first to place orders for new instruments that can measure the prickle factor in wool.
Launch of Workforce Development Plan for the Tasmanian wine industry
The Tasmanian Government has launched the Workforce Development Plan for the wine industry.
Lavender harvested in Tasmania for the world market
Lavender, boronia, blackcurrant bud, parsley, fennel, peppermint and native peppers are in well-established plantings across Tasmania.
Law and legislation online databases
Online databases related to law and legislation.
Lead toxicity risk for livestock and pets (March 2013)
The A/Director of Public Health has issued a warning about the risk to human health of drinking water stored in stainless steel tanks made by Kingston Sheet Metal between March 2010 and January 2013. The same risk applies to livestock and pets.
Leadership and Decision Making in Agriculture project
Leadership and Decision Making in Agriculture project
Leatherwood honey wins world title in Korea
Launceston producer, Australian Honey Products, has won the Overall Trophy for Best Honey at the Apimondia International Apicultural Congress in Daejeon, Korea.
Legislative Council inquiry into aspects of the poppy industry - submissions open until 9 November
The Legislative Council inquiry into aspects of the Tasmanian poppy industry is open until 9 November 2012.
LiceBoss is a computerised decision support system that helps woolgrowers estimate the probability of lice infestation, estimate the degree of wool loss and offer suggestions on available chemicals and expected residue levels.
LiceBoss (AWI)
LiceBoss is a computerised decision support system that helps woolgrowers estimate the probability of lice infestation, estimate the degree of wool loss and offer suggestions on available chemicals and expected residue levels.
Lifeline Australia
Lifeline is a not-for-profit organisation offering a number of services at both the national and local level. Lifeline’s 13 11 14 service is staffed by trained volunteer telephone counsellors who are ready to take calls 24-hour a day, any day of the week from anywhere in Australia. These volunteers operate from call centres in every state and territory around Australia.
Lifetime Ewe Management app now available
Australian Wool Innovation's Lifetime Ewe Management app is now available for free at the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Lifetime Ewe Management course to be run in Tasmania
The Lifetime Ewe Management program runs over the 12 month weaning to weaning cycle.
Lift in demand for lamb skins welcomed by producers
Australian lamb skin processors are relieved overseas demand is picking up for sheep pelts after last year's downturn.
Limited Federal Budget initiatives for agriculture
The 2016 Federal Budget has struck a conservative note this year, with inland rail and wine tax the big ticket items, leaving hot issues like mobile black spots and further changes to the backpacker tax off the agenda for now.
Lion Dairy and Drinks drops June farm gate milk price
Lion Dairy &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Drinks has followed processors Murray Goulburn and Fonterra in announcing a farm gate milk price drop.
Little Cherry Disease Virus (Little-Cherry-Virus-Fact-Sheet.pdf 271 KB)
Updated on the Little Cherry Disease Virus - (Februray 2014)
Little Cherry Virus found to be more widespread
There are fears that a new virus affecting cherry trees discovered in Tasmania may also be present in orchards in several states.
Live animal export investigation report - Pakistan 2012
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has completed its investigation into the consignment of Australian sheep exported to and culled in Pakistan in September and October 2012.
Information about the livestock industries in Tasmania.
Livestock agents respond to ACCC review
The peak body for livestock agents is not too concerned by sweeping changes flagged by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to stamp out anti-competitive behaviour in the red meat industry.
Livestock and Meat Australia (ABS - August 2007)
Statistics about slaughtered livestock.
Livestock Identification in Tasmania
Information, regulations and contacts for livestock identification in Tasmania.
Livestock Library
A free to use online database of more than 22,000 livestock resources, including journal articles and conference proceedings spanning more than 50 years. Everything linked to by the Livestock Library is accessible in full text; publishers may charge for access.
Livestock management
Useful livestock management tools and information.
Livestock markets require current NVDs
Red meat producers will need to ensure they have the current National Vendor Declaration fprms from 16 November 2015, as all older forms will not be accepted under the LPA program.
Livestock online databases
Online databases related to Livestock.
Livestock producers vote two new directors to Meat and Livestock Australia board
Two new people have been elected to the Meat and Livestock Australia board at a time of major change.
Livestock tools
Tools to assist livestock production, management and forward palnning
Livestock Transport Welfare Standards
National welfare standards for the transport of livestock.
Local Government Association of Tasmania
The association that represents the 29 councils that make up local government in Tasmania.
Locals targeted in Tasmanian backpacker campaign
An online campaign aimed at attracting more workers to seasonal picking work in Tasmania will look to locals to help fill a predicted shortfall in the workforce.
Long pedigree produces new Tasmanian cheese
Ian Fowler could probably lay claim to Tasmania's smallest commercial cheese factory.
Long range Town and City Weather Forecasts
Long range weather forecasts for towns and cities
Long term confidence in Australian cattle market
Australian producers should have confidence in the cattle market over the long term, according to Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia's latest cattle industry projections.
Low cost loans to grow agri-business
Low cost loans to grow agri-business.
Low flows hit northern Tasmanian irrigators
The drying effect of El Nino is restricting irrigation for some northern Tasmanian farms.
Low global dairy prices affect heifer exports
The global downturn in dairy products has reduced exports of Australian dairy heifers by up to 60 per cent on last year.
Low stress stock handling (Low_Stress_Stockhandling.pdf 364 KB)
Low stress stock handling school flyer
Lower Australian dollar helps farmers but commodity prices also falling
The Australian dollar has dipped to around 76 and a half US cents.
Lower House supports Industrial Hemp Bill 2015
The State Government’s Industrial Hemp Bill 2015 has passed the House of Assembly. It will now be tabled for debate in the Legislative Council.
Lower South Esk Irrigation Scheme officially opened
The Minister for Primary Industries and Water has officially opened the $14.8 million Lower South Esk Irrigation Scheme near Conara.
LPG flyer (LPG_brochure.pdf 3270 KB)
Lucerne Australia
Information on growing lucerne and the industry.
Lucerne pays dividends for King Island grazier
King Island grazier Peter Aldridge says that the nitrogen-rich legume delivers many benefits, but few of its drawbacks.
Lucrative prize for Tasmanian superfine wool producers
A family farm in Tasmania producing superfine wool has won a lucrative prize from an Italian woollen mill.
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