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 New laws to protect Victorian farmers
NEW laws have been introduced in Victoria to allow livestock owners to voluntarily establish extra bios- ecurity measures on their properties, to protect them from trespassers.
Further penalties of up to $11,095 for in- dividuals and $55,476 for organisations could apply for more serious offending.
mals at risk,” Ms Bri- erley said.
which it applies
• Contact information
Changes to the Live- stock Management Act 2010 and Livestock Management Regu- lations 2021 have in- troduced offences for non-compliance with prescribed biosecurity measures, including entering agricultural premises without con- sent.
“Victorian farmers work hard to keep their animals safe and pro- tect them from pests and diseases with ro- bust biosecurity sys- tems.”
“Producers who al- ready have an on-farm biosecurity plan in place can simply add a BMP coversheet to this plan to be covered by the new laws,” she said.
• Area description – a description, map or plan of the whole or specified part of the premises to which the BMP applies, that ac- curately describes the boundaries of the prem- ises
Offenders will face on-the-spot fines of $1294 for individuals and $8321 for organisa- tions, the toughest fines in Australia.
The biosecurity man- agement plan must in- clude:
• Preparation details – additional details in- cluding the day that the BMP comes into opera- tion and the name of the person who prepared the BMP.
Agriculture Victoria executive director of agriculture regulatory policy Angela Bri- erley said these new laws will help to deter people from trespassing on farms and better en- able prosecutions of trespassers.
Ms Brierley said pro- ducers choosing to take advantage of these new protections must have a biosecurity manage- ment plan that includes a farm map and man- datory information, as well as compliant bios- ecurity signage.
– the name and contact details of the nominated person or persons, for example, the owner or livestock manager
“These new laws seek to deter behaviour that puts that hard work and the safety of their ani-
• A clear title – in- cluding the words ‘bi- osecurity management plan’ and the address of the premises to
For more information or to download tem- plates, visit agriculture.
ON October 24, Aus- tralia announced its pledge to reduce its emissions of the po- tent greenhouse gas, methane, by 30 percent in the next eight years.
emissions will negatively impact the agricultural sector and require people to change their diets.
sector, simple chemical or seaweed-based feed additives greatly reduce methane emissions from ruminant livestock and are approved in several countries.
Monash University Department of Micro- biology and Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute expert on so- lutions to the methane problem Professor Chris Greening said, “Methane emissions are of similar significance to carbon dioxide emissions, ac- counting for 40 percent of global warming, but they are a much easier problem to tackle.
“However, proven solu- tions already exist which would allow the country to rapidly reduce methane emissions in an economi- cally lucrative way,” Prof Greening said.
“This approach amaz- ingly increases produc- tivity while reducing emissions.
“There has been a scare campaign that reducing
“Achieving Australia’s emissions reduction tar- gets depends on using microbiology to reduce and recycle emissions.
Professor Chris Greening is available to discuss the solutions to the methane problem, in- cluding Monash’s work with the agricultural, waste and energy sectors, and can be contacted on 0451 085 339 or chris.
“Eighty percent of the methane emissions come from microbes, whose levels have increased in recent times through the agricultural and waste sectors.
“In parallel, methane- eating microorganisms can be used to convert methane produced by the waste and energy sec- tors into useful products, such as single-cell pro- tein or bioplastics, with multiple sustainability benefits.”
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Butchers leverage consumer research
 AN Australian Pork Limited consumer study has highlighted the im- portance of in-store ad- vertising for increasing pork sales.
The summer material in the POS kits contain se- lected recipes that show- case how consumers can enjoy pork as part of their everyday meals.
Leveraging the study, the APL butchers pro- gram developed a point- of-sale advertising kit for retail butchers.
The recipes highlight the versatility of pork and each recipe includes a list of alternative cuts that can be used.
Over 600 kits have been distributed to butchers in every state and territory.
The Christmas material features celebrity chef Colin Fassnidge.
They can be ordered for free from australian
The kit contains his recipe to create a roast pork with the ultimate crackling, as well as a recipe for burnt honey, whisky and orange glazed ham.
If you would like to place a bulk order, you can email porkbutchers@
If you’re interested in staying up to date with the APL butchers program, sign up for the email newsletter on the pork- website.
With Christmas and summer approaching, the kits aim to inspire con- sumers as we move into warmer weather.
The kits were developed using insights from a con- sumer usage and attitude survey, which found that shoppers often switch to pork in-store if they feel inspired.
You can also join the Australian Pork Butchers Facebook group.
Point-of-sale material not only inspires shoppers with ways to utilise pork but also how to cook pork and what cut to use.
The program has regular POS kit offerings, as well as value-add recipes and marketing insights for re- tail butchers.
 Jack Nicoll APL Marketing Administrator
 The APL butchers program summer point-of-sale kits contain selected recipes that showcase how consum- ers can enjoy pork as part of their everyday meals.
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