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Animal rights and welfare - Justin Healey
Call Number: 179.3 ANI
Publication Date: 2015
A collection of newspaper articles on the topic of animal welfare, including agricultural considerations such as factory farming; live animal export and free range eggs.

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Genetically modified foods and crops - Justin Healey
Call Number: 631.5233 GEN
Publication Date: 2010
A collection of articles on the topic of GM foods - what are they ? Arguments for and against.

Agriculture @ Barker

Agriculture is offered at Barker from Year 9 up to Year 12.

Australian Animal Welfare Codes 2013

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

(Land Transport of Livestock )

Standards 2013

 

      

    Target 100

    100 initiatives to deliver sustainable cattle and sheep farming by 2020.

    Meat & Livestock, Australia.

     

    Agriculture in the News

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    AG ACCESS

    Agriculture ACCESS

    • For Ag students in Stages 5 and 6
    • Guided revision of Preliminary/HSC courses
    • Assistance with assessment tasks and research

    Location:  S5

    Time: THURSDAYS 3:40 - 8:00PM

    Agriculture Access

     

    Agriculture in the Curriculum

    Farming Ahead journal - Kondinin Group

    FARMING AHEAD is the monthly journal produced by the Kondinin Group of WA.

    Hard copies of the journal can be found on the non fiction shelves at 630.94 FAR.

    This is an excellent journal for the Senior Agriculture course, covering topics such as technology in agriculture, current research trials, innovations in cropping e.g. wheat.

        
       

      "Free range" eggs

      "The free range egg business is booming in Australia. Consumers’ desire to back better animal welfare and support free range egg producers has contributed to free range being the fastest growing egg sector, with growth expected at eight times that of caged eggs. It is far from a niche product, with 65% of Australians buying free range eggs in the past 12 months.

      However, with no national standard for free range eggs, consumers are being sold eggs under the free range label that do not meet a common sense definition of free range. Consumers pay a premium for free range eggs, but there is no guarantee they are getting what they pay for. Not only are consumers being ripped off, but the current environment creates uncertainty for free range egg farmers and presents significant costs to government."

      Excerpt from: Free range eggs: making the choice meaningful, CHOICE magazine, June 2015.

      Find the full article in the pdf below.

      Follow up article: Free range eggs buying guide ( Aug, 2017 )

       

      Apps for Agriculture

      CluckAR - The Augmented Reality Free Range Egg Detector

      By CHOICE

      CluckAR is a revolutionary little tool from the CHOICE New Things Lab, inspired by CHOICE’s tireless campaigning for better, more meaningful free-range egg labelling. While the CSIRO Model Code recommends that layer hens are stocked at a maximum density of 1,500 per hectare – so they can scratch, peck, move around, and generally enjoy the outdoors – some eggs with “free range” on the carton are from farms stocked as densely as 10,000 hens per hectare.

      Consumers have told us that 10,000 hens per hectare is not what they picture when they pay extra for free-range eggs. But with CluckAR, you can simply point your smartphone camera at a carton in the supermarket, and get a clear picture of which brands are selling eggs from the most chilled-out, happy hens. And it’s powered by CHOICE’s unbiased, up-to-date research, so you can be sure you’re getting independent advice on which eggs are worth, well, shelling out for.

       

      The NSW WeedWise app provides key information to help users reduce the impact of noxious and environmental weeds in New South Wales (NSW). The app profiles over 300 weeds, describing their legal requirements under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993, control information and registered herbicide options.

      Users, ranging from home gardeners and residents to farmers, land managers and weeds professionals, can search or browse weed names (common or scientific); recognise a weed by its physical description and image gallery; and find out about its impacts, where it occurs, how it spreads and its preferred habitat.

       

      Land Degradation - the Australian Collaboration

      The Australian Collaboration is a consortium of peak national community organisations representing social, cultural and environmental interests.

      A number of reports, fact sheets and study guides are avilable for download, including this one on the causes and effects of land degration in relation to agriculture.

       

      Milk pricing in Australia

      "The Australian dairy farmer is back in the public eye after wo the the country's biggest dairy processors made devastating cuts to the price they pay farmers for their milk, causing havoc across the country." Choice, Sept 2016.

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