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

 

Fodder R,D&E Stocktake Highlights Missed Opportunities

Fodder R,D&E Stocktake Highlights Missed Opportunities: Make Hay While The Sun Shines! Media Release - 09 April 2024  The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) has today released a “Fodder Research, Development and Extension Stocktake” report highlighting...

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Hey, it’s National Hay Safe Day on 25 October!

Hey, it’s National Hay Safe Day on 25 October! As we prepare for a long, dry summer, hay is in hot demand, being loaded, carted, unloaded and stacked in sheds and paddocks across the country. It is timely to recognise this year’s National Hay Safe Day and reflect on...

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Fodder – The long-lost cousin? The Future-Proofing Challenge

Media Release - 17 August 2023 The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) has today launched a fodder research, development and extension stocktake at the National Fodder Conference in Bendigo. “AFIA believes that the stocktake, leading to the development of a...

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Future-Proofing Fodder Focus of National Conference

Media Release - 15 August 2023 Future-proofing fodder is the focus of the hay and silage supply chain at the national conference in Bendigo this Wednesday and Thursday as part of the Australian Fodder Industry Association’s FODDERGANZA! The two-day National Fodder...

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Fodder field day like no other – 2023 FODDERGANZA!

Media Release 30 July 2023 The fodder supply chain will gather in the Goldfields region of Victoria next month for a three-day FODDGERGANZA! to see the latest machinery in action and discuss and debate scientific developments, industry issues and future technologies....

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Make every day a Hay Safe Day!

It’s National Hay Safe Day, and as many in the fodder industry face serious weather challenges and damaging flooding, it is timely to reflect on safe practices when working and living around bales of hay and silage. “Each year the Australian Fodder Industry...

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Industry Updates

 

National Hay Safe Day

National Hay Safe Day

Monday 25th October 2021 National Hay Safe Day! Big, round, square or small, ALWAYS PLAY IT SAFE around hay. National Hay Safe Day is an annual event focusing on safety in the fodder industry and it...

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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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