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Machinery and farm equipment
Provides links that relate to agricultural machinery and farm equipment.
Maize crop tribute unveiled in northern Tasmania
A giant image of the state of Tasmania has been unveiled in a maize crop in Tasmania.
Major banks respond to dairy price drops
Australia's major banks have recognised the impact of dairy crisis on clients, announcing short-term relief measures for farmers.
Major expansion planned for Costa Group berry production
Consumer demand for berries is booming, and Australia's largest horticulture company, Costa Group, is expanding production.
Major investment in food innovation for Tasmania
Defence Minister Marise Payne has announced $7.2 million for food processing technology that will put Tasmania at the forefront of food innovation.
Major irrigation projects in the Midlands get the go ahead
Tasmania's biggest ever irrigation development is now set to go ahead and transform the farming landsacpe of the Midlands.
Major irrigation scheme opens in the North-East
Tasmania’s reputation for developing world-class irrigated agriculture continues to grow with the opening of the Upper Ringarooma Irrigation Scheme.
Major meat processor adopts MLA carcase feedback system
A new electronic carcase feedback system launched by Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia has the potential to save Australian red meat producers more than $100 million every year.
Major N-W irrigation projects in the pipeline
More irrigation projects worth over $23 million are in the pipeline for the North-West Coast.
Major new research project to help plan for the possible arrival of the devastating Varroa mite of bees
The annual movement of tens of thousands of beehives around the country is the subject of a major research project to help Australia’s horticulture industries plan for the possible arrival of the devastating Varroa mite.
Major new scholarship marks 50 years of agricultural science at UTAS
The perpetual scholarship aims to be available each year to the most worthy student entering the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture/School of Agricultural Science.
Making more from sheep
MLA's 'Making More From Sheep' program is moving into the next era of helping producers deliver greater profit from their sheep enterprise.
Making more from sheep
A new program has been launched to help sheep producers increase their productivity, profitability and overall satisfaction with their farming business.
Making More from Sheep
Provides information on business, pastures, resources and sheep technology to help producers increase the productivity and profitability of their enterprises.
making more from sheep (making_more_from_sheep.pdf 65 KB)
making more from sheep flyer
Making More from Sheep (AWI)
The Making More From Sheep program - a joint initiative of AWI and MLA - is a best practice package of information and tools for sheep producers supported by a range of events and workshops.
Making More from sheep (MLA)
An interactive tool kit to help lamb and sheep producers calculate costs of production.
Managing dry seasonal conditions in Tasmania
There are a range of tips, strategies and support programs to support Tasmanian farmers facing dry seasonal conditions.
Managing in Drought
Links to advice for managing pastures and crops in drought situations.
Managing Seasonal Conditions
The 'Managing Seasonal Conditions' webpage is regularly updated by DPIPWE staff.
Managing sheep drench resistance
The recent discovery of reduced efficacy of the new drenches Zolvix and Startect on different farms in the New England has been a wake up call for the industry.
Managing Tasmanian Native Pastures
Native pastures underpin the long-term productivity, profitability and sustainability of grazing activities on many Tasmanian properties, particularly fine wool grazing properties. They are also a significant vegetation community for conserving native plants and animals, and maintaining stable and healthy soils.
Managing Wildlife Browsing and Grazing Losses in Tasmania
Information on how to determine and implement an effective wildlife management strategy, and outlines the wildlife control methods available, including wallaby fencing.
Manufacturing support for Botanical Resources Australia
BRA has received a grant from the Advanced Manufacturing Transition Fund towards a $500,000 capital upgrade to re-tool part of its refining process to help access new markets, grow the industry and support additional jobs.
Maps and mapping tools
Mapping tools for farm management.
Market access updates from the Australian Department of Agriculture
Progress on agricultural trade issues changes quickly. This information provides a snapshot of recent progress to the end of May 2014.
Market growth project a great opportunity for Tasmanian agriculture
Tasmania’s peak farming body has congratulated the state and federal governments for moving forward with the Tasmanian Horticulture Market Growth Project.
Market Reports
Provides up-to-date market information on agricultural commodities.
Master Tree Growers course in Tasmania
The Australian Master Tree Grower program focused on growing and managing trees for conservation and profit.
Mastitis focus
Mastitis focus
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Click on the company name to search for the MSDS needed.
McCain foods announcement
McCain Foods Announcement
McCain Foods to invest $10 million in its potato processing plant at Smithton
McCain’s $10 million investment in its potato processing plant at Smithton is a vote of confidence in Tasmania’s agricultural industry.
Meat and Livestock Australia announces job cuts and restructure of research
Meat and Livestock Australia will cut its budget by $6 million, or 10 per cent of operating costs, in a major shakeup.
Meat and Livestock Australia to investigate mandatory price reporting
Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has issued a tender for an assessment of price transparency in the beef supply chain.
Meat and wool scholarship (Meat_and_wool_flyer.pdf 166 KB)
Women in rural industries scholarship - meat and wool sector
Meat processor Greenham Tasmania switches from coal to pyrethrum power
Processor Greenham Tasmania is burning pyrethrum briquettes to power the main steam boiler at its Smithton export abattoir, accounting for up to 30 per cent of its energy demands.
Meat safety research projects protect Australia’s beef and lamb markets
MLA’s meat safety research projects aim to protect Australia’s existing beef and lamb markets and gain access to new ones.
Meat & Livestock Australia’s quarterly cattle industry update
Australian cattle supplies are at their lowest level in 20 years and likely to remain tight throughout 2017 before slowly increasing from 2018 onwards, according to Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia’s quarterly cattle industry update.
Meat & Livestock Australia opens new office in Beijing
Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has opened Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia’s new office in Beijing.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)
Meat & Livestock Australia provides R&D, market information and marketing to benefit the red meat industry
Medicinal cannabis in Tasmania
The island state of Tasmania is considered a good place to grow medicinal cannabis.
Melbourne Markets
The Melbourne Markets is the central wholesale trading and distribution centre for Victoria’s fresh produce industry. The Melbourne Market Authority is responsible for managing the site and its operations which include the Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market and the National Flower Centre plus an extensive range of associated warehousing and distribution facilities.
Melbourne scientists complete new research into the way milk is digested
Melbourne scientists have completed new research into the way milk is digested, which will assist the development of new milk products suitable for premature babies and others with milk intolerances.
Members sought for Climate Action Council
Tasmanians interested in helping shaping climate change policy are encouraged to apply for a position on the Government's Tasmanian Climate Action Council (TCAC).
Memorial plaque to historic angus cattle
Memorial Plaque to Historic Angus Cattle
MensLine Australia
Mens Line Australia is a dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns.
Mental Health Council of Tasmania
The Mental Health Council of Tasmania provides a public voice for people affected by mental illness and the organisations in the community sector that work with them. The Mental Health Council of Tasmania advocate for effective public policy on mental health for the benefit of the Tasmanian community as a whole.
Mental health first aid courses (MH_first_aid.pdf 67 KB)
Red cross flyer for workshop on mental health
Mental Health Services (DHHS)
Tasmania's Mental Health Services provide a range of community and in-patient services for individuals with a mental illness and their families.
Merger to create new national wine industry body
Australia’s wine grape growers and wine makers will benefit from the introduction of a single whole-of-industry statutory authority.
Methane emissions stand to boost farmers' income
Australian Government media release on capturing methane from piggeries.
Midlands and Lower Derwent Valley added to above average bushfire risk this season
The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Center has re-examined its seasonal bushfire outlook for Tasmania and has added several new areas of the state.
Midlands EC Areas (midlands-ec-area-sep07.pdf 137 KB)
Declared Exceptional Circumstance Areas in Tasmanian Midlands with East Coast buffer area.
Midlands Irrigation Scheme brings secure water and farmer optimism
Agricultural investors in the $100 million Midlands Irrigation Scheme have confidence that water security will bring success.
Milk processors cut dairy prices for the coming season
Milk processors Murray Goulburn and Fonterra have cut the prices for suppliers for the next season.
Mineral Resources Tasmania
Includes information about exploration and mining; groundwater; geological hazards; landowner Q&A etc
Miniature radio tags track bee behaviour in southern Tasmania
Miniature radio tags are being attached to the back of bees to help them survive the threat of exotic diseases.
Minister backs school farms
The Minister for Education and Skills, Nick McKim says the State Government has no plans to force school farms to close and Hagley Farm School is not under threat.
Minister for Agriculture launches the Red Meat Industry Strategic Plan - 2020
Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, has launched the Red Meat Industry Strategic Plan 2020, which frames the strategic focus of all aspects of the production, processing and live export sectors of Australia's beef, sheepmeat and goatmeat supply chain for the future.
Minister welcomes better scrutiny of foreign investment in agriculture
Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed new measures announced by the Prime Minister and Treasurer to improve transparency of foreign investment in Australian agriculture.
MLA 2013 sheep industry projections - mid-year update
Mid-year update to Meat and Livestock Australia's projections for the Australian sheep industry in 2013.
MLA and AWI wool and sheepmeat survey open until 31 October
The Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia and Australian Wool Innovation wool and sheepmeat survey is open until 31 October 2016.
MLA and Ruralco to deliver aerial drone innovation
Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia and Ruralco Holdings Ltd have launched an innovation partnership that will refine new approaches to monitoring and maintaining pasture and herds through aerial drones.
MLA annual general meeting - 13 November 2014
Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia will be holding its annual general meeting on Thursday 13 November 2014 at Chatswood NSW.
MLA Annual Report for 2012-2013 now available online
The Annual Report for 2012-13 presents MLA’s programs, outcomes and financial performance during the past year.
MLA Annual Report for 2015-16
The Annual Report 2015-16 presents MLA’s programs, outcomes and financial performance during the past financial year.
MLA appoints new Managing Director
Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia has announced the appointment of Richard Norton as Managing Director.
MLA boss moves to new industry position
MLA has announced that Managing Director Scott Hansen will depart on 1 March 2014, to take up the role as Director General of the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
MLA cattle industry projections for 2014
MLA's Australian cattle industry projections for 2014 provide a comprehensive outlook for the industry including forecasts for the national herd, cattle and beef supply, and exports.
MLA cattle industry projections for 2016
The national herd is estimated to fall to 26.2 million head by 30 June 2016, before declining slightly again in 2017.
MLA cattle industry projections for July to December 2015
Underpinned by momentum from the first half of 2015, adult cattle slaughter has been revised to almost reach last year's record turn-off, which will ultimately result in a much smaller cattle herd over the coming years.
MLA launches its new website
Livestock producers are encouraged to explore MLA's new website, launched this week.
MLA launches new 'Meat Cuts' app
MLA has launched a new smartphone app to help consumers improve their knowledge of meat cuts and cooking methods.
MLA launches new online services tailored to producers
Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia has launched a package of new online services for producers to access information through a single online platform.
MLA member voting entitlements for the 2013 AGM
Members who submit their levies notice to MLA by 3 October will have their voting entitlement calculated in accordance with MLA's constitution.
MLA mid-year cattle industry update
The Australian cattle market is likely to remain supported for the remainder of 2016, but producers should note some pressures working against the market, according to Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia’s mid-year cattle industry update.
MLA Performance Review for 2015 released
Performance reviews are a requirement of MLA's agreement with the Australian Government which covers key areas of strategy setting, stakeholder consultation and corporate governance.
MLA releases Australian cattle and sheep industry projections for 2013
MLA's industry projections provide a comprehensive outlook on the Australian cattle and sheep industries for 2013.
MLA releases cattle industry projections for 2015
Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia’s 2015 cattle industry projections suggest that after two years of record turn-off in slaughter and live export, a significant contraction in the market is expected.
MLA releases its Annual Report for 2011-12
The Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Annual report for 2011-12 has now been released.
MLA releases red meat market overview for China
With the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement this week, it's the perfect time to read MLA’s new China market snapshot.
MLA releases sheep industry projections for 2015
Meat and Livestock Australia’s 2015 sheep industry projections have been released, suggesting a positive outlook for the industry as a contraction in production looks set to play off against strong demand across all sectors.
MLA releases the new online version of the 'More Beef from Pastures' manual
The More Beef from Pastures (MBfP) program provides southern beef producers with the tools they need for a sustainable increase in the amount of beef produced per hectare.
MLA resources for managing very wet conditions
Livestock management has been a challenge for many producers across southern Australia this winter with high rainfall and continual wet weather events.
MLA seeks industry feedback on its website
MLA invites users to have a say in the re-design of its website, by completing a short online survey.
MLA sees positive outlook for Australian sheep producers in 2017
The New Year should see the Australian lamb and sheep market benefit from reduced supplies and positive demand from domestic consumers.
MLA sheep industry outlook for 2016
The demand for Australian lamb in 2016 will continue to be heavily influenced by international customers, with the A$ tipped to hover below the US 70 mark, which will assist trade and Australian lamb prices considerably.
MLA sheep industry projection updates
The rainfall outlook, feed availability and retention of young ewes for breeding have all impacted on MLA’s Sheep Industry Projections mid-year update, released this week.
MLA strategic plan for 2016-2020
Meat and Livestock Australia's Strategic Plan 2016-2020 sets the direction and the investment priorities which will contribute to the profitability, sustainability and global competitiveness of the red meat and livestock industry.
MLA updates Australian sheep industry projections
Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia’s sheep industry projections April update indicates that strong market fundamentals for sheep and lamb prices should remain in place over the coming years due to tighter New Zealand production, continued global demand and a lower A$.
MLA welcomes new grassfed producer representative and Board members
Members of Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia today elected an additional grassfed representative to the Board Selection Committee, along with the election of three new Board Directors.
Mobile phone Black Spot Programme to deliver 31 new base stations in Tasmania
The successful locations were chosen following a competitive selection process, with the mobile network operators asked to nominate sites where they would build new or upgraded base stations to serve the black spot locations nominated by the public.
Modernising Tasmania's agricultural research
During 2017, the State Government will be working closely with farmers, researchers and agribusiness to develop a white paper - 'Growing Tasmanian Agriculture – Research, Development and Extension for 2050.'
Modern, effective pesticide monitoring
The State Government is taking a contemporary risk-based approach to pesticide monitoring to create a more effective system for Tasmanians.
Money making mums (MLA_Money_Making_Mums.pdf 455 KB)
More agriculture jobs available than students graduating
There is a shortfall of young people interested in studying agriculture and agriculture related courses.
More funding provided for the Australian Government's carbon farming initiative
The Australian Government has announced grants to help spread information on the Carbon Farming Initiative to farmers and land managers across the country.
More people becoming wool classers
Despite the challenges the wool industry has faced over the past few years, more and more people are becoming wool classers.
More water for the Coal River Valley
More Water For The Coal River Valley
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