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Three shark attacks ‘not a trend’

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YESTERDAY’s fatal shark attack near Ballina is driving debate about how safe it is to get in the water off NSW’s beaches.
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On Monday, a 41-year-old man died after an encounter with a shark at Ballina’s Shelly Beach.

There has been three fatal attacks in the past two years on the NSW North Coast, but researchers said this is not evidence of a trend towards more shark numbers or more aggressive behaviour.

In fact, before those three incidents, the last fatal encounter occurred in 2008. According to Australian National Geographic’s fatal attack timeline, there have been periods of up to seven years when no fatal attacks were registered.

The most recent victim was attacked while surfing with a group, who helped him from the water, but died on the beach from massive blood loss.

The incident followed a shark attack on Sunday at Seven Mile Beach near Broken Head, about 20 kilometres north, which left a man with bites to the shoulder and back.

Northern Rivers fishermen and surfers say there has been more shark activity this summer, but shark researcher Dr Danny Bucher, of Southern Cross University’s Marine Ecology Research Centre in Lismore, said shark numbers off NSW were not on the rise.

It’s unknown what species were involved in this week’s attacks.

NSW Department of Primary Industries experts are investigating the incident with the aim of determining the species based on wound patterns.

The two candidates for the fatal attack are the Great White and the Tiger Shark.

Dr Bucher says it would be unusual for a large Great White to be in the area at this time of year.

They are more likely to be in southern waters where seals are pupping, he said.

The reported increase in shark numbers this summer on North Coast beaches was likely a result of warm clear water, he said.

“Firstly, that means people can see sharks easier but also the sharks tend to feed more in those conditions,” Dr Bucher said.

“The two attacks were 50 metres to 60m offshore. It’s not unusual for sharks to be there.

“Fish come to the breaker zone to shelter and sharks patrol the edge of that zone, which is just where surfers sit to catch a wave. That is typical behaviour.

“Also the big rain events mean sharks will come in to see what the rivers are discharging in the way of food.”

Along NSW’s coast, shark numbers have decreased in the past few decades, although in recent years they have stayed steady, he said.

An increased number of non-provoked shark incidents is more likely related to population increase and a change in the way the ocean is being used.

“There are many more people using different areas, such as that zone just beyond the breakers, than there have been in the past,” Dr Bucher said.

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Cattle ticks bite in Kempsey

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Cattle ticks kill Kempsey cows.SEVEN properties have been quarantined and testing is under way following the detection of cattle tick fever on the NSW north coast.
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Department of Primary Industries senior veterinary officer Paul Freeman said cattle tick fever was confirmed in a small beef herd near Kempsey.

“The district veterinarian with the North Coast Local Lands Services has taken samples from the herd for tick fever for laboratory testing, and that testing has confirmed the presence of cattle tick fever,” Mr Freeman said.

“To date two head have died from tick fever and one sick animal has been treated.

“Some animals in the herd were introduced from Queensland and it’s believed may be the source of the tick fever.

“The infested property has been quarantined, along with six adjoining properties.

“Further tracing is under way to determine the extent of the outbreak and whether it has spread.

“A number of herds have been examined and no ticks found and the other two properties are currently being examined.”

There have been 30 new cattle tick infestations this season compared with 26 at the same time last year.

Cattle ticks are the most serious external parasite of cattle in Australia.

They can attach to cattle, horses and other livestock and can transmit tick fever, a potentially fatal disease of cattle.

The tick fever agent is carried in the blood and transmitted by cattle ticks when they feed.

“Cattle tick infestation is notifiable in NSW which means stockowners are required by law to inform the authorities of any findings on their stock,” Mr Freeman said.

“Livestock owners are being reminded to tighten their farm biosecurity and be on the look-out for cattle ticks as we come into the peak period for cattle ticks in NSW.”

Important steps for owners of cattle, horses and other livestock include:

Maintain your fencing in good order to prevent livestock from strayingensure any livestock you bring onto your property are not carrying cattle ticks if you are bringing livestock in from Queensland, ensure they stop at the border for inspection and treatment.There are movement requirements for horses, cattle or other livestock entering NSW from Queensland.

Penalties of up to $10,000 apply for persons who fail to observe the movement requirements.

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Aussie Whites on their way

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Auctioneer Michael Glasser, GTSM, Albury, NSW; vendor Josh Clinton, Camden Valley Australian White stud, The Oaks, NSW; vendor Robert Gilmore, Ardess Australian Whites, Oberon, NSW; Craig Pellow, Ray White Rural Temora, NSW, (front) top buyer Allan Moulds, Kombia, Naradhan, NSW, and vendor James Gilmore, Tattykeel, Oberon. They are pictured with Tattykeel 140024, that sold for $3100.AUSTRALIAN WHITES
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* 51 of 69 stud rams sold to $3100, av $1930

* Total clearance of 18 stud ewes to $2500, av $1767

FIRST time buyers set the pace at the multi-vendor Australian White ram sale at Narrandera, NSW, on Monday when rams topped at $3100 and ewes at $2500.

Rams cleared 51 of 69 to average $1930, and there was a 100 per cent clearance on the 18 ewes offered av $1767.

Allan Moulds, Kombia, Naradhan, NSW, paid the top price of $3100 to secure his first ever Australian White ram.

Tattykeel-140024 was sired by Tattykeel-760013 and out of dam Tattykeel-126061.

His sire was shown at Bendigo in 2013 as a lamb and was the stud’s best scanner for eye muscle.

Mr Moulds runs 900 White Dorper ewes and will join the ram to his top young ewes next month.

“His depth stood out; he was the best ram on offer so I wasn’t going to leave him behind,” Mr Moulds said.

He said eventually he aimed to cross to a pure Australian White flock to achieve a premium in the saleyards.

Murray Dykes, Mount Boorithumble, Euabalong West, NSW, put together a strong draft of 14 rams and nine ewes, for a top of $1700, av $1527.

He will cross the Australian Whites with his Dorper ewes until he achieves a purebred flock.

Billimari, NSW, producer Michael Skipper, Bereni Pastoral Company, made his first purchase of the breed, securing seven rams to a top of $2750, av $2143.

He will introduce the rams to his White Dorper flock and also aims to cross over completely to Australian Whites.

“My agent recommended them as a good cross for us, and today I was really looking for those black feet which will suit our soft country,” he said.

Condobolin, NSW, producer Russell Jones, Needlewood, also took home seven rams to a top of $2300, av $2129.

He had been buying Australian Whites for three years and was joining rams with his Dorper and first-cross ewes – again heading for a purebred Australian White flock.

First time buyer of the breed Robert Durie, Three Trees, Trundle, NSW, secured six ewes to a top of $2500, av $2167.

Auctioneer Michael Glasser, Glasser Total Sales Management, Albury, NSW, said there was strong support from buyers from the pastoral areas and central Victoria.

“The opportunity to secure those quality ewes first up really kicked off the sale in a good light,” he said.

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TFI on cutting edge

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Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock with Thomas Foods International’s David McKay in the new boning room at Murray Bridge.AN extra 200 jobs have been created at national meat processor Thomas Foods International as a result of a state government funding boost.
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A $2.5-million grant towards a state-of-the-art beef boning facility at TFI’s Murray Bridge plant will significantly lift the daily output of Australia’s largest mixed-species abattoir.

TFI chief operating officer David McKay said the investment placed the company at the forefront of trade, enabling the incorporation of cutting-edge technology, increased shelf life and processing efficiency.

“For many years Australian meat processors have consistently developed an enviable brand globally,” he said.

“Such efforts, coupled with our disease-free status, ensure we are well placed to capitalise on current export demand for our products.”

Mr McKay said the boning facility would include the latest technology for refrigeration, conveying, sortation, cryovac packing and hygiene.

“An industry-first trims sortation system will be installed to analyse, mix and batch trimmings into specific lean meat grades, allowing for value-adding,” he said.

Demand for Australian grass-fed beef in key international markets of China and the United States was on the rise.

“SA and its high quality grass-fed cattle is in a prime position to capitalise on these emerging markets, and through this project we are confident we can make this happen to the benefit of our local producers in the process,” Mr McKay said.

Regional Development Minister Geoff Brock said the TFI abattoir was receiving the funding through the enhanced $15m-a-year regional development fund.

“The upgrade through the Major Projects Program will further consolidate the company’s beef processing operations in SA and create significant economic benefits for the state and the local community,” he said.

“The company’s $25.4m upgrade will increase its beef processing capacity by more than 25 per cent, create 200 new jobs, and increase the amount of beef available to the export and domestic markets.”

Mr Brock said TFI was SA’s largest regional private employer and this upgrade would boost regional employment.

“Sixty contractors from various suppliers and companies will be required during the implementation phase,” he said.

“Benefits of this project will flow on to the transportation and shipping industries.

TFI’s new boning room follows on from upgrades at its Murray Bridge headquarters last year, when it opened a small state-of-the-art stock holding facility.

The multi-million dollar lairage enables TFI to receive up to 10,000 sheep and lambs at a time.

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Boort grower top of the crop

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BIG WIN: Feed Central managing director Tim Ford presents Josh Lanyon with his award at the recent national hay quality competition.Two Victorian hay growers have won national awards for producing the best crops in the country.
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Jack O’Loughlan, of Ballyrogan, and Josh Lanyon, of Boort, have both won Australian awards along with state titles in the 2015 Feed Central National Hay Quality competition.

The awards recognise crops with the best visual appearance and best feed analysis.

Mr O’Loughlan’s cereal crop won the best visual appearance title in Victoria and Australia.

Mr Lanyon, of Lanyon Hay Making, won the double title for the best feed analysis of a vetch crop.

Other Victorian producers have featured prominently in the awards which aim to promote good quality hay and recognise growing excellence.

Brett Radcliffe of Tyisha Pastoral Company at Kerang won the best feed analysis title for lucerne in Victoria, while Darren Hender of Joellda Pty Ltd at Swan Hill had the best visual score for a lucerne crop.

Col Radcliffe of Radcliffe Rural Enterprises at Kerang won the Victorian cereal feed test analysis and Mark Mortlock of Dunluce had the best visual appearance vetch crop in the state.

The winners were announced during a pre-baling supply meeting for growers and contractors at the Feed Central Victorian office at Shepparton on September 18.

The best visual appearance hay resembled the colour of a $100 note, while highmetabolisable energy (ME) andprotein results led to a good feed test score.

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