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Buffel, the canetoad of the plant world

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Is buffel the botanical canetoad, only worse? Will it displace our iconic wildflowers such as the perennial daisy (pictured)? That's the question PETER LATZ is raising. Central Australia's most prominent botanist, widely published, gives a troubling account of short-sightedness and government incompetence – and a glimmer of hope.

Vet says live export is good for animal welfare

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Without live export hundreds of thousands of cattle will die horribly across north Australia, writes veterinarian Dr. Gehan Jayawardhan, of Leanyer.

 

LETTER: Zero confidence follows cattle trade suspension, Gillard told

In a meeting with the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) today, Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard received a frank and detailed brief on the state of the northern cattle industry, a stark picture of an industry fighting combined forces of record low prices and volume into the Indonesian market, record low prices on the domestic market and a high Australian dollar, writes Luke Bowen, Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director.

Opposite poles: candidates for Lingiari

While pollies across the nation mostly look, talk and walk like one another, the candidates for the two major parties in Lingiari couldn't be more different. ERWIN CHLANDA spoke with the Country Liberals' Tina MacFarlane at drinks and nibbles when she (at left in the photo) received encouragement from Nationals Leader Warren Truss (at the microphone). So synonymous is the sitting Member with the sprawling seat after 25 years in Canberra, that branch president Daniel Davis (next to Mr Truss) wound up the evening by saying: "I'd like to thank Warren Snowdon very much for being here tonight." It brought the house down.

(Jenny Lillis is at the far right of the photo.)

LETTER: Labor’s mismanagement of $9m splash on Henbury carbon farm

The Gillard Government doesn’t even have a management plan for a cattle property turned carbon farm, Henbury Station, south of Alice Springs,  it ploughed more than $9 million of taxpayer funds into back in 2011, writes Fiona Nash, Nationals Deputy Senate Leader.

LETTER: Flying Cattle Class

In the early hours of Sunday morning 199 high quality heifers from Bunda Station in the NT took to the air in a 747, on route to a new life in Indonesia, writes Luke Bowen from the NT Cattlemen's Association.

LETTER: Live export is vital for cattle welfare in North Australia

Stopping live export will result in the biggest man-made animal welfare disaster in Australia's history, writes research vet Gehan Jayawardhana, of Leanyer.

LETTER: Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association says live cattle exports on the right track

After last week’s industry and producer tour of inspection of live export supply chains in Sumatra and Java, David Warriner, president of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, congratulated Indonesian industry, importers and Australian exporters on the implementation of the new Export Supply Chain Assurance Scheme (ESCAS) in Indonesia.

A heifer called Camel stars at the 53rd Alice Show as cattle sales bring good prices

Brooke Weir, 10, from Ammaroo Station north-east of Alice Springs stole the show when her heifer called Camel was judged the champion female.
She was one of hundreds of locals entering their exhibits in the 53rd Alice Springs Show.
Brooke (pictured at right) raised the Santa Getrudis heifer she found her as a poddy calf at one of the station's watering points, abandoned by her mother.
Brook bottle-fed her for six weeks and now Camel spends her days in a paddock near the homestead.
Meanwhile Beef Central reports that the best pens of locally bred milk-tooth steers above 350kg nudged above $1.90 a kilogram liveweight at the annual Roe Creek store cattle sale near Alice Springs on Thursday.

A message from this vineyard: go horticulture!

The Rocky Hill vineyard last year produced 1000 tonnes of table grapes. At $3 to $4 a kilogram that's worth $3m to $4m.

Undoolya Station produces 1000 tonnes of beef a year. At $1.50 to $1.80 a kilo that's worth $1.5m to $1.8m.

The grapes are grown on 70 hectares, the beef on 140,000 hectares.

Is there a message? Sure looks like it: go horticulture!

And we tried to find out why year after year, contract pickers and
pruners have to be brought in from 2000 kms away while there are
hundreds of unemployed people within 50 kms of  Rocky Hill. By ERWIN CHLANDA. 

Ritchie Hayes is pictured at the Rocky Hill vineyard, south-east of Alice Springs.

From our archive: 

June 7, 2000: LAND COUNCIL SEEKS GROUND BREAKING DEAL. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

August 8, 2001: ABORIGINAL CITRUS DEAL AT UTOPIA FALLS THROUGH.

 

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