AFIA’s monthly newsletter and media releases provide updates on key AFIA and fodder industry policies and issues. The Industry Updates features fodder and agriculture news from external sources.

AFIA Media Releases

 

Proudly Presenting the 2021 Fodder Festival

Proudly Presenting the 2021 Fodder FestivalThe Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) and Elmore & District Machinery Field Days are proud to announce details of the long-awaited follow-up to the inaugural Fodder Festival held in 2018. Fodder Festival 2021...

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AFIA welcomes new CEO

AFIA welcomes new CEO24 November 2020 The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) has appointed experienced agricultural executive Paula Fitzgerald as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Fitzgerald has a long history in the agriculture sector, starting with the...

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Signs for safety – ten years of National Hay Safe Day

Signs for safety - ten years of National Hay Safe DayTen years ago, Suzanne Woods’ search for hay safety signs revealed a gaping hole in the industry. The Western Australian hay grower, and now Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) secretary, had on-farm and...

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Quality’s the key for new AFIA chair

Quality’s the key for new AFIA chairMedia Release 28 September 2020 Improving farmer’s knowledge of hay quality and the value it brings to Australian agriculture is a priority for the new Australian Fodder Industry Association chair. South Australia grower Brad...

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Scholarship winner: changing forage management

Scholarship winner: changing forage management for a future in dairMedia Release 3 August 2020 Scholarship winner: changing forage management for a future in dairy We aren’t dairy farmers anymore; we are crop growers who milk cows. That’s according to Mitchell...

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Hay shed build boom

Hay shed build boomMedia Release 27 April 2020 Victorian hay shed construction has surged off-the-back of a record 2019 fodder harvest. Growers in the southern Mallee and Wimmera regions are leading the charge, all wanting to invest in infrastructure to protect the...

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Industry Updates

 

Capping nitrogen for export hay quality

Capping nitrogen for export hay quality

More nitrogen isn’t always better – especially in a drier year – when producing quality hay is the key to farm returns. That’s according to research funded by AgriFutures Export Fodder Program as...

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Record mouse activity in Mouse Alert

Record mouse activity in Mouse Alert

MouseAlert is a free resource that grain producers and farmers can use to record and report the prevalence of mice before they become a major issue. Source: Mouse Alert - Date: June 2021 READ THE...

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Safe use of tyres for fodder conservation

Safe use of tyres for fodder conservation

Recent fires across Australia have highlighted the need to ensure that tyres are stored and used safely on-farm, and state environment protection authorities are turning their focus to ensure that...

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Australia’s Fodder Exports

Australia’s Fodder Exports

BRIEFING NOTE AUSTRALIA’S FODDER EXPORTS BACKGROUND Around 10-15% of Australian hay is exported. Australian oaten hay is a unique, high quality product with benefits for the livestock industry,...

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