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Fit & Feeling Good – AWO Update, Autumn 2016 » Animal Welfare

16 March 2016

Dear Feedlot Animal Welfare Officer,

Ensuring good animal welfare outcomes is a priority for the Australian cattle feedlot industry. This newsletter has been developed to provide support and information on the successful implementation and auditing of good animal husbandry practices on your feedlot.

Update on progress of the Animal Welfare Officer…

ALFA appoints new CEO » ALFA News

13 December 2015

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) has announced the appointment of Ms Polly Bennett as its new CEO to replace Dougal Gordon.

President, Tess Herbert stated that she was delighted that Polly was joining ALFA and was encouraged by the large number of high calibre candidates that had applied for…

Fit & Feeling Good – AWO Update, Summer 2015/16 » Animal Welfare

30 November 2015

Dear Feedlot Animal Welfare Officer,

Ensuring good animal welfare outcomes is a priority for the Australian cattle feedlot industry. This newsletter has been developed to provide support and information on the successful implementation and auditing of good animal husbandry practices on your feedlot.

Update on progress of the Animal Welfare Officer…

Grain fed cattle numbers remain high » ALFA News

22 November 2015

Cattle numbers in Australian feedlots remained at near record levels, increasing by less than 1% for the September 2015 quarter to 961,328 head.

Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) CEO, Dougal Gordon, stated that “the result continued to reflect the ongoing dry conditions in particularly Queensland (which made it difficult for…

Queenslanders warned of impending costs/ risks as ethanol mandate bill enters Parliament » ALFA News

20 September 2015

With a bill requiring 20% of all Regular Unleaded Petrol (RUP) sold in Queensland to be blended with ethanol entering state parliament last week, it is timely to remind Queenslanders of a few telling facts regarding the issue.

Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) President, Don Mackay stated that the legislation…

Who will be named 2015 Young Lot Feeder of the Year? » ALFA News

10 September 2015

The future of the Australian Lot Feeding sector is in very capable hands if the top three 2015 Phibro Young Lot Feeder Achiever Award (YLFAA) finalists are anything to go by. The YLFAA is currently in its 22nd year, with a long history of notable feedlot stalwarts having received…

Driverless Trucks – Next Generation Technology is Now » ALFA News

04 September 2015

Living in a technology age, where development of new concepts occurs at a rapid and exciting pace and where keeping in touch can at times prove very difficult. One technological development that has taken the mining sector by storm, is driverless trucks otherwise known as autonomous hauling systems. These…

Fit & Feeling Good – AWO Update, Spring 2015 » ALFA News

02 September 2015

Dear Feedlot Animal Welfare Officer,

Ensuring good animal welfare outcomes is a priority for the Australian cattle feedlot industry. This newsletter has been developed to provide support and information on the successful implementation and auditing of good animal husbandry practices on your feedlot.

Update on progress of the Animal Welfare Officer…

Drones & feedlots an unlikely match, creating aerial solutions » ALFA News

26 August 2015

Historically, drones have been portrayed in the media, as strange UFO type invasive technology, striking fear into the hearts of all lot feeders. Uncertainty prevailing around where or when they might unleash their aerial assault on feedlot privacy. This uncertainty is about to cease.

The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA)…

Cattle on feed close 2015 at record levels » ALFA News

14 August 2015

Cattle in Australian feedlots reached record levels in the final quarter of 2015 with 997,765 head on feed.

Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) President, Tess Herbert said that the increase was driven by more cattle in the large NSW feedlots, which offset a small decline in Queensland.

Ms Herbert said that…