Category Archives: cattle
ABC hitman, arrogant Sarah Ferguson, interviews Russian Ambassador over alleged Ukranian ‘atrocities’
The Ambassador, Dr Alexey Pavlovsky, held his cool in spite of loaded, leading questions from Ferguson, a Zelensky supporter, who is the wife of former ABC Q & A host and communist Tony Jones. Ferguson was responsible for the overnight closing down of the live cattle export trade in Australia in May, 2011 which caused more than one billion dollars of collateral damage, business failures and countless suicides throughout the cattle and associated industries.
NT cattle producers, the Brett Cattle Company took the federal Labor Minister at the time, Joe Ludwig to the Federal Court three years ago and was awarded substantial damages. The presiding judge was scathing of the Minister and all parties involved in the forced closure.
Ferguson and Animals Australia President Lyn White, a former copper, and Ferguson, it was later discovered bribed the Indonesian abattoir workers to mistreat Indonesian-bred cattle, not Australian stock, which the ABC eagerly filmed and broadcast in Australia.
It was this tainted film which Ludwig relied on to close down the live export industry.
Charles Darwin University joins the food reduction and climate cult wanting to shoot buffalo because of methane emissions
Darwin University’s spokesman for intelligentsia, Hugh Davies thinks by shooting these introduced animals which he says are emitting greenhouse gas, communities could earn carbon credits.
It begs the question; how does Mr Hughes intend to remove the millions of tonnes of methane and carbon dioxide emissions from the vast areas of wetlands, swamps and lagoons of Arnhem Land and the Mary River region in the Top End?
Would you pay for your children to attend Charles Darwin University?
Shooting buffalo is a question that has been posed by researchers at the University (CDU) who believe land managers could be incentivised to cull feral bovine if they could earn valuable carbon credits.
“Feral buffalo numbers are increasing across northern Australia, meaning their [methane] emissions are too,” CDU’s Hugh Davies said.
“So the whole idea of our research was that if we can keep their numbers under control we can avoid greenhouse gas emissions, potentially creating carbon credits, which can be sold to make money.”
He said one adult buffalo emitted about 78 kilograms of methane each year “which is the equivalent of over two tonnes of carbon dioxide”.
“If that buffalo wasn’t there that’s potentially two carbon credits generated,” he said.
The idea of culling feral animals for carbon credits is not new.
In 2013 the federal government knocked back a proposal to generate carbon credits from culling feral camels.
Buffalo industry cautious
Tom Dawkins from the NT Buffalo Industry Council said the industry first became aware of CDU’s research after it went public.
He said it was obvious a lot more research would be needed before governments would approve such a methodology, and he called on CDU to focus less on culling buffalo and more on removing them from the environment.
“The language [in this report] seems to be very narrow and specific around culling,” he said.
“We’d argue mustering is better than shooting, not just because you’re getting the dividend of an animal going to a supply chain, but you’re actually removing an animal from the landscape.
“Shoot to waste just leaves a carcass which decomposes, emitting methane in the process, and just creates a feed for feral pigs, which we don’t want either.”
Mr Dawkins also questioned whether large companies would want to purchase carbon credits generated from gunning down animals.
“I can’t see a scenario where the silver bullet solution to buffalo management in the Top End is culling,” he said.
“It opens roads up into remote areas whereas shooting animals from a helicopter doesn’t do any of that.”
More than 10,000 buffalo were exported out of Darwin last year to markets in South-East Asia, while about 6,000 buffalo were processed at the Rum Jungle abattoir south of Darwin.
It is estimated around 200,000 feral buffalo are roaming across northern Australia.
The Mimal Land Management Aboriginal Corporation, based at Bulman in Central Arnhem Land, has long been involved in the commercial harvesting of feral buffalo.
Each year the organisation removes between 2,500 to 4,000 animals.
“It returns a significant income to the people in this area,” Mimal chief executive Dominic Nicholls said.
The organisation already earns carbon credits through early-season fire abatement
Mr Nicholls said if carbon credits became available for culling buffalo then his organisation would definitely consider the environmental and economic opportunities of getting involved.
“If this [proposal] plays out it could have an important impact across northern Australia,” he said.
“But while we will explore and look at options like this, we’re going to keep doing what’s working — and that’s mustering.”
Sheep with guns
Letter to the Editor
Yes, folks, creepy Bill wants to kill us all. And yes, folks, that’s exactly what he’s doing – with exceedingly sophisticated bioweapons marketed to the world as “vaccines” for the fake Corona Chan “pandemic”. Creepy Bill is a major funder and marketing front for this global extermination program.
Of course, it’s not JUST creepy Bill behind this orchestrated genocide (in truth, one might suggest it’s hardly creepy Bill at all, seeing as how he’s really not very bright – he’s a socially dysfunctional misfit whose true genius is his psychopathic and utterly pathologic talent for conning mountains of money out of the rest of humanity with not the slightest trace of conscience or remorse, no matter the consequences for billions of men, women and children all over the planet).
So creepy Bill didn’t actually “invent” the bioweapons now being forced onto the world. It turns out that the American DoD had a lot to do with it – in cahoots with a Luciferian cabal of genocidal psychopaths who intend to rule the world by first killing most of us and then enlisting the rest as livestock to be exploited for their pleasure.
Being Satanists, the Globalist psychopaths intend to torture, kill and eat a lot of people as part of their ritual Satanic lifestyles. Like it or not, most people are ALREADY being fed human meat and abortion byproducts in our manufactured food supply.
All in all, the challenges faced by humanity are not trivial – we are faced with formidable enemies controlling stupendous resources who never back down, they only ever double down.
Lots of people are now determined never to let anyone inject them or their children again – so that’s why the psychopaths are now moving to inject this genocidal shit into our FOOD SUPPLY, so NO-ONE can escape.
They’re planning to do this in Australia – https://cairnsnews.org/2022/10/04/nsw-liberals-as-agents-of-the-wef-intend-to-wipe-out-cattle-herd-with-mrna-jabs-where-is-the-nff/
And they’re planning to do this in the USA – https://www.naturalnews.com/2023-01-16-us-meat-supply-infected-with-mrna-proteins.html
Where AREN’T they planning this homicidal insanity?
BTW, they’re also working to impoverish us, assault and abuse us, track and trace and control every minute aspect of our daily lives, eliminate any and all freedoms, destroy our economies, destroy our food supplies, feed us bugs and maggots, starve us, irradiate us, indoctrinate our children with LGBTQIP+ ideology and mutilate and rape and traffic and harvest and butcher and kill and eat them and drag us into pointless and futile wars that serve no purpose apart from killing as many of us as possible.
Ironically – just like any herd of sheep – we outnumber our “farmers” by a huge margin.
But here’s the thing – humans are a herding animal, to be sure – but unlike sheep, we also have the capacity to organise and behave as a predatory pack and hunt down and destroy adversaries. If we prefer not to suffer the fate of sheep(and cattle), then that’s where we better be heading.
from Pat, Victoria
Only after years of research might mRNA vaxx be beneficial to livestock
Letter to the Editor
My brother has been a medical research scientist/Professor in Germany for 40 years. He is about to retire to live near my other two brothers at Bega.
Having published over 100 peer-reviewed Papers, he is one of the top world experts in DNA, mRNA etc.
When the coronavirus problem began, I telephoned him in Germany and asked him about the mRNA vaccines.
2.5 years ago over the telephone and 1.25 years ago in person he said to me:-
- mRNA technology has great potential in many fields including vaccines, cancer, diabetes etc BUT NOT UNTIL AFTER ANOTHER FIVE YEARS OF RESEARCH
- the vaccines against coronavirus will not work, but by the time people wake up to that fact, billions in profits will have been made;
- the vaccines against coronavirus will not prevent one infected person ( vaccinated or not) from transmitting the disease to another person
- “they” HOPE that the vaccines will reduce the frequency of mortality and severity of symptoms of coronavirus, but it is too early to say, because we do not yet have enough SCIENTIFIC data to know one way or the other.
“they” HOPE that is the case and that is the official propaganda line, but as yet we do not know – we do not (as at 1.25yrs ago) have enough data.
In other words mRNA vaccines MIGHT be of benefit to cattle.
But we need to be vigilant and insist on knowing the benefits vs the risks before proceeding with anything.
We do not want bullshit propaganda (as has happened), we want PROPER SCIENTIFIC DATA and transparency and accountability.
NSW Liberals as agents of the WEF intend to wipe out cattle herd with mRNA jabs – where is the NFF?
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau
Minister predicts foot and mouth and lumpyskin diseases could enter the Far North during wet season – what does he know that we don’t?
The NSW Government has taken another step towards fast tracking the world first mRNA vaccines for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Lumpy Skin Disease, inking a deal with US biotechnology company Tiba Biotech.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said today marks an important milestone towards securing the vaccine technology that will protect Australia’s $28.7 billion livestock industry.
“The NSW Nationals in Government are taking the threat of FMD and Lumpy Skin Disease extremely seriously, and this milestone is another step forward in preparing for a potential outbreak,” Mr Toole said.
“I have now written to vaccine manufacturers to take up my challenge to develop both vaccines ready for use and manufacture in NSW by August 1 next year.
“COVID-19 demonstrated to us that all possible avenues in developing vaccines must be explored and we will leave no stone unturned.”
Minister for Agriculture Dugald Saunders said the agreement with Tiba Biotech gives NSW another path towards developing mRNA vaccines for FMD and Lumpy Skin Disease.
“It is critical that we develop mRNA vaccines for FMD and Lumpy Skin as quickly as possible to protect our State’s livestock sector,” Mr Saunders said.
“The threat of FMD is ongoing and there are concerns Lumpy Skin Disease could enter northern Australia this coming wet season, so it’s critical we continue to do what we can as quickly as we can.
“Current FMD vaccines use the virus itself, and there is yet to be an approved vaccine for use in Australia for Lumpy Skin Disease, so creating mRNA vaccines to combat either disease would be a game-changer for the industry.
“mRNA vaccines are cheaper and quicker to produce, highly effective and very safe.
“Because they are fully synthetic and do not require any animal or microbial products, they do not carry with them the same risks as traditionally derived vaccines.”
Tiba co-founder Peter McGrath said the company was pleased to be working in partnership with government, industry and researchers to protect Australia’s vital livestock industry and food security.
“Our next generation RNA technology is able to safely and efficiently deliver vaccines for both human and animal health needs and has demonstrated more practical storage requirements than existing RNA technologies,” Mr McGrath said.
Meat and Livestock Australia managing director Jason Strong said mRNA vaccines had additional benefits for the livestock sector.
“This type of vaccine technology may not require the longer testing and approval processes required for conventional vaccine development and importation as it does not use animal products,” Mr Strong said.
“That means we can use it to provide faster responses to outbreaks, enable eradication and return to freedom status – and market access – sooner.”
The pilot program is part of a $65 million investment from the NSW Government to prepare for and prevent exotic animal diseases, which brings the total investment in biosecurity this year alone to $229 million – the biggest biosecurity investment by a single jurisdiction on exotic pest and disease control.
MEDIA: Ella Smith | Deputy Premier | 0428 745 348
Sally Taylor | Minister Saunders | 0428 149 401
Qld Labor Party hands out more meaningless land titles to Aborigines
Filed by Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau traveling Cape York since Tuesday
The Queensland Labor Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, was in the Northern Peninsula Area on Wednesday to give away 362,000 hectares of Cape York to Aboriginal and Islander groups in a bid to create a separate Aboriginal state.
The vast areas of granted land will be jointly managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife and traditional owner groups but the disingenuous Labor Party is the worst of Indian Givers, knowing well the carefully crafted title deeds do not allow for any meaningful economic activities such as cattle production, commercial fishing or farming.
Australia’s political party duopoly is intent on forcing indigenous communities to rely on welfare, or ‘sit down money’ as it is colloquially known, this being the best method of control.
The apparent generosity of the Queensland Labor Party has not gone down well with rival Aboriginal groups, who say the land has been returned to the wrong people.
Self-proclaimed traditional owners have taken centre stage through stand over tactics against other corporation members and inserting themselves into clans without presenting any accurate genealogy.
Several claimants of the Tip of Cape York, known as Pajinka who had title deeds handed to them nearly three years ago were not legitimate owners and did not belong to the mainland.
“One claimant who has assumed ownership has no family ties to the Australian mainland; his family came from the Solomon Islands,” a source said.
Similarly in Wednesday’s handover at Injinoo, the main protagonist, being driven by Cape York Land Council, claimed to be a traditional owner but comes from the Torres Strait and had no early family ties to the mainland.
The source said this self-proclaimed traditional owner was quoted by the Cairns Post newspaper but should not have been allowed to speak for local people.
“This fella is a bully and stands over weaker community members and is under investigation by Thursday Island CIB for fraud and assault, so how come the Cairns Post always gets it wrong?” the source asked in the wake of numerous other erroneous publications.
The ALP intends to re-write history by dropping any references to original white settlers the Jardine Brothers also by renaming the Denham Group (islands) National Park.
Meanwhile Northern Peninsula Area communities and Torres Strait residents who are almost totally reliant on getting the majority of their food supplies on regular Sea Swift barges from Cairns are feeling the brunt of high fuel and grocery prices.
Although freight costs for some goods are subsidised by government, nearly every item in the three mainland supermarkets is on average 30 per cent higher than Cairns.
Particularly after Sea Swift, a company wholly owned by Queensland Investment Corporation, a subsidiary of the State Labor Government, announced a 14.5 per cent hike in freight charges last week.
Usually fruit and vegetables are inedible after 14 days travel from Atherton Tablelands growers to Rocklea Markets in Brisbane and back to Cairns then three days at sea on a barge to Peninsula supermarkets.
Bread suffers a similar fate. Fuel delivered by Sea Swift is $2.85 a litre and rising.
“So much for the Labor Party claiming to care about Aborigines and Islanders,” said a local builder whose freight costs have gone from $500 per pallet of material to more than $750.
A number of community members have left the Northern Peninsula Area in search of work and a more affordable existence since the Covid plandemic ran its course.
The Queensland Labor Party is intent on removing all white pastoralists and all cattle from Cape York under a ten year plan agreed to by the federally-funded Natural Resource Management group which does not have any of the remaining Peninsula cattle producers on its far northern board.
Peninsula cattle producers have accused NRM of a sell-out because Cairns News has discovered that all cattle are to be removed from the Peninsula within ten years, hence the continuous cattle eradication by Mareeba helicopter pilot Des Butler and at least one shooter, Graham Woods supplied by Australian Wildlife Conservancy at Piccaninny Plains south of Weipa.
Cape York Land Council, a supposedly representative native title body has its grubby fingers all over Peninsula land claims ensuring heavily mineralised areas such as the Shelburne Bay silica deposit were included in Aboriginal freehold land grants.
It seems the only people it represents are the elite blackfellas of the $33 billion Aboriginal industry.
The CYLC and its business arm, Balkanu, have had their hands in the pockets of multinational mining companies for decades ensuring they will collect their dues after the depopulation of the Peninsula and the mining starts.
Geological surveys have found silica, ilmenite, rutile, zircon, diamonds, rare earth, gold, coal, bauxite, tin and natural gas in abundance which is why these vast areas are locked up at the behest of the state’s principal mortgagee, Rothschild Bank to which it owes some $90 billion.
The ALP is developing a land bank of immense value from which it will receive massive royalties from multinational quarrying operations. Indigenous corporations will receive a pittance and eventually be left with a big hole in the ground and little to eat.
The City of London bankers have ensured their puppet regimes will never allow downstream mineral refining or smelting, let alone any manufacturing.
A company search of indigenous spokesman Noel Pearson’s Cape York Partnerships reveals several retired or active bank CEO’s and other industry notables on the board.
These CYP board members have bank connections including Westpac, National Bank of Australia, various merchant banks, a Secretary of the Department of Treasury, Macquarie Bank, a former private Secretary to the infamous PM Bob Hawke, P&O Cruiseships, Bank of Melbourne (owned by the Jewish fraternity), ANZ, an advisor to the nearby ALP sanctuary of Wattle Hills holding, mining contractors, a Wik representative, Aboriginal company Bama Services and not forgetting the lawyers.
Inserting mRNA technology into FMD vaccines would be a disaster
Letter to the Editor
See where they are going? There are no Coincidences.
Much evil at work in Australia & the world.
Foot & Mouth was gamed out in Australia the same way that Event 201 was gamed out.
Same “scare/create problem”, then same “solution, kill and or vaccinate”.
The Plan to Vaccinate Every Cow in Australia
By David Hiscox -July 16, 2022
NSW Agriculture Minister Dugald Saunders said a potential vaccine using mRNA technology to tackle eight different strains of the disease was being developed. (Normal vaccines already exist. Ed)
The untested mRNA technology, not proven safe, still in trial, past animal trials resulted in all animals dying, either by initial injection or via ADE when exposed to infection again.
No long term studies exist which guarantee the safety of mRNA technology.
Putting mRNA into the meat supply would virtually eliminate the control group.
See where they are going? There are no Coincidences.
Much evil at work in Australia & the world.
Drought culling Texas cattle numbers by 80 per cent, food supply teetering on edge
(Natural News) I have confirmed with local cattle ranchers in Texas that large-scale herd liquidations are under way right now, with some herds being reduced by 80%.
This is happening due to the extended drought affecting Texas, Oklahoma and much of the southern and western United States. The drought not only reduces grass production on the fields being grazed by cows, it also causes hay production to plummet, reducing the future food supply that could keep cows fed through the fall and winter. As a result, the vast majority of cows in Texas are being sold for slaughter.
As I point out in today’s Situation Update podcast, below, this will cause a temporary glut of beef in the food supply chain which will lower beef prices in the short term. But after that supply glut is processed and shipped, beef prices will skyrocket as cattle remain in short supply for years to come. It takes several years of good rain to replenish cattle populations and bring beef prices back into an affordable range.
The upshot is that if you plan to eat beef anytime in the next 2 years or so, you’ll want to acquire it and freeze it over the next several months. By early 2023, beef will be skyrocketing once again.
This cattle liquidation is just the latest disruption to hit the US food supply which is already reeling under global supply chain disruptions, fertilizer shortages, diesel fuel price increases and extreme drought conditions. The hits just keep coming.
QPWS Minister Meaghan Scanlon refuses to acknowledge a secret 10 year plan to eradicate all cattle on Cape York
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service continues its wanton shooting of extremely valuable straying cattle on unfenced Cape York national parks and Aboriginal land in most cases without the knowledge or authority of Traditional Owners and pastoralists.
The Queensland Labor Party Corporation is denying an alternative, cheap supply of protein to Peninsula Aboriginal communities by shooting and not allowing indigenous mustering teams to catch and slaughter these cattle for consumption in communities where the price of beef imported from Cairns or elsewhere averages $25 for one slice of beef steak at supermarkets.
There are three licenced slaughter houses on Cape York Peninsula where cattle could be processed.
Presently local communities have to resort to catching and consuming dwindling dugong and turtle populations for just a minimum protein intake.
On June 26, in response to complaints from Traditional Owners and local pastoralists we sent the below media inquiry to Minister Scanlon to which we have not received a reply.
The aerial culling by supposedly trained shooters who “shoot only unbranded stock” is laughable according to independent aerial shooter and nearby veteran cattle producer Mr John Witherspoon who shot many thousands of his own stock during the BTEC eradication campaign during the 1980’s.
He said is it impossible to distinguish between branded and unbranded cattle that are crashing through scrub at 40 – 50 klms per hour or galloping in high-grassed open forest being chased by a noisy helicopter.
Last year the QPWS claimed branded stock were not being shot or being wounded or maimed by QPWS employed shooters using 7.62 mm semi-auto rifles.
The QPS stated cattle were being killed by head shots only. Eye witness reports given to Cairns News were that many cattle, branded and unbranded were left to die with gut shots or broken limbs.
Recently commercial aircraft passengers witnessed a number of dead cattle on the ground at Heathlands National Park north east of Weipa, causing them anger and distress.
The media inquiry below was not replied to by Minister Scanlon, a former Gold Coast solicitor. Cape York residents have told Cairns News they would be starting a class action against the QPWS which would be filed in the Federal Court, Cairns.
QPWS Cairns manager Chris Kinnaird would be a respondent it was claimed:
Minister Meaghan Scanlon
June 26, 2022
We have been made aware of an official Cape York Peninsula 10 year plan to eradicate all cattle from national parks, government nature reserves, private nature reserves, aboriginal-held land, DOGIT leases, Katter leases or any other land not held under a Pastoral Holding lease.
This in itself is a monumentally erroneous mission when few if any national parks are fenced.
CSIRO, in conjunction with Aboriginal-owned Normanby Station last year started a funded research project to electronically track the movements of cattle on Cape York Peninsula.
CSIRO refuses to release any information to us about this project.
Could you please confirm this ten year plan because as we write your officers are illegally shooting quite valuable cattle on national parks and Aboriginal land.
We have seen legal advice that these cattle do not belong to NPWS or the State Government in any shape or form.
Take note that when the State purchases Cape York properties, most of them former cattle stations, they are bought unstocked, eg, Dixie Station, Bramwell Station, Mt Kroll.
The only exception we are aware of is when Premier Beattie forced then lessees of Shelburne Bay Station to exit the property after refusing to renew their lease. In this case the State purchased the in situ cattle circa 2003.
Since then almost all of these Shelburne cattle have been either caught by local pastoralists or shot by NPWS.
Take note we have spoken directly to very experienced and professional aerial shooters who state that cattle or horses shot from the air cannot be differentiated between feral or domestic, branded or unbranded.
Indeed contributors to this news service have direct aerial shooting experience and confirm this fact.
It is legal malfeasance to suggest that cattle being shot have been abandoned by their owners after any period of time.
You should take cognizance of the fact that the entire Peninsula was officially declared stock-free by the DPI circa 1989 after the BTEC shoot out.
All cattle including their progeny re-introduced there since then have been purchased by pastoralists.
Can you please confirm that the long term plan for the Peninsula is to hand over the entire land mass to Aboriginal PBC’s and or other indigenous entities.
When does NPWS intend to shoot on Bromley NP, Batavia NP, Wenlock River and Wattle Hills?
Will the NPWS resume shooting along the Archer and Coen Rivers and when?
We are aware that pastoralists can apply for permits to enter national parks to recover their cattle but the process and conditions are so lengthy and onerous they either don’t apply or do so rarely receiving a ;permit.
Your early advice on all questions would be appreciated.#
Foot and mouth disease on our doorstep
Australian vets in Indonesia help to contain a FMD outbreak affecting 200,000 cattle,
calls to ban Bali holidays.
by Clint Jasper, ABC
In the winter of 2001, acrid plumes of smoke rose from the British countryside as millions of cows, sheep and pigs were incinerated in a desperate war against foot-and-mouth disease.
As authorities scrambled to contain the devastating outbreak, people’s movements were restricted and rural areas became no-go zones for city dwellers.
International trade in UK livestock meat and dairy products was suspended, a general election was delayed for the first time since World War II and major events in the countryside were cancelled.
The disease swung a wrecking ball through the UK economy, costing it around $13 billion and the loss of more than 6 million animals.
Australia has been free of the viral disease since the late 1800s, but it remains the livestock industry’s most feared — and potentially most costly — biosecurity threat.
Now the recent discovery of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Indonesian cattle has the livestock industry on high alert, with Australian vets working tirelessly to help Indonesian authorities try to contain the outbreak.
But some producers have raised concerns about how Australia will cope if the highly contagious disease gets a foothold here, warning every household in the country would be affected.
An outbreak here would shut down Australia’s meat export industry for at least one year, instantly wiping off $25 billion of export value, according to the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment.
Studies have estimated $50 billion in economic losses over 10 years if a medium-to-large-scale FMD outbreak were to occur in Australia.
Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr Mark Schipp, said the national impact of an outbreak would be devastating.
“If foot-and-mouth disease were to enter anywhere in Australia, all of Australia’s market access for all products of beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats and pigs would be lost,” he said.
“It would be suspended initially, because we would not be able to meet the certification requirements of our trading partners.”
Dr Schipp recently summed up how devastating a local outbreak would be when he told Landline:
“Foot-and-mouth disease is the most frightening animal agriculture biosecurity threat to Australia.
“And for that reason, we’ve been preparing for this eventuality for many years.”
Every household would be affected
The effects of an outbreak in Australia would be felt across industries, from the cities to the regions, in every household in the country.
In 2002, a Productivity Commission report on the impact of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak found consumers would change their eating habits and turn away from domestic red meat.
“The volume of meat products consumed [with the exception of chicken meat] is initially likely to fall,” it said.
In regional communities, authorities expect significant social disruption and major mental health issues.
“At the individual and family level, the social impacts could range from emotional strains on family relationships to severe mental disorders,” according to Agriculture Victoria.
“Normal community activities may be affected by movement and biosecurity restriction and longer-term community cohesion may be impacted.”
What is foot-and-mouth disease?
Foot-and-mouth disease does not pose a risk to human health, and it is a different virus from hand, foot and mouth disease, which can easily spread among children.
People can become infected with FMD, but only under “extremely rare” circumstances, and they would only experience mild symptoms, including blisters and a fever, according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Livestock infected with the disease develop blisters around their noses, mouths and on their hooves, and while many animals recover from the sickness, their productivity can decline.
FMD spreads between animals on their breath, through contact with the blisters, and via infected milk, semen, faeces and urine.
However, the virus can also live on vehicle tyres, clothing and footwear, which is why concerns have been raised about travellers returning from parts of Indonesia to Australia recently.
The CSIRO’s group leader in disease mitigation technologies in health and biosecurity, Wilna Vosloo, said biosecurity authorities had to keep a constant eye on how the virus was mutating.
“Foot-and-mouth disease has seven different serotypes, and each serotype can be seen as a separate foot-and-mouth disease, and each of those can have different variants,” Dr Vosloo said. P/2
Qld Labor Party gives 9.5 million acres of Cape York to Aboriginal groups then shoots more cattle
by staff writers
The Queensland Labor Party has allocated an extra $20 million for voluntary land purchase to be jointly managed by traditional owners as new national parks and Aboriginal freehold on Cape York, as part of a $38.5 million package.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the funding follows the recent purchase by the government of two of the state’s northernmost cattle properties – Bramwell Station and Richardson Station (adjoining leases) – to link existing national parks into a one-million-hectare protection zone (2,470,000 acres)
Local cattle producers say this vast tract of mostly inaccessible, overgrown land incorporating the former Shelburne Bay cattle station is completely unmanageable with regard to feral animals and fires and handing it over to aboriginal groups ultimately will destroy the natural environment.
The Queensland Parks Service caused a furor recently when thousands of cattle were shot on national parks and reserves.
The QPS has added more fuel to the fire by shooting many hundreds of cattle on Heathlands National Park over the past week.
The service now shoots so many stock which do not belong to them, they have employed a permanent shooter who charters helicopters for aerial shooting to kill branded and unbranded cattle.
Cairns News knows the identities of the pilots and shooters which will be published in an article, ‘Cape York Peninsula the new Aboriginal state’ in coming weeks.
Katters Australian Party Member for Hill, Shane Knuth has called out Minister Scanlon, a former Gold Coast solicitor, for killing cattle belonging to park neighbours.
Mr Knuth said the cattle were quite valuable on today’s market and were an untapped resource that could provide employment for Peninsula Aborigines by catching them on parks.
In 2021 wildfires consumed vast tracts of Heathlands national park causing permanent damage to many thousands of acres of natural herbage leaving much of the land sterile due to a lack of annual fires and detritus build-up generating intense heat.
According to local inhabitants, the fires were suspected to have been lit by Aborigines traveling through the park along the main road.
“By returning this land to traditional custodians, we can work together to conserve the significant natural and cultural treasures of Cape York,” the Premier said.
“It will also create jobs and opportunities for locals into the future.”
Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said more than 3.85 million hectares (9,500,000 acres) of Cape York Peninsula land has been transferred to Traditional Owners by the Cape York Peninsula Tenure Resolution Program, with another 1.5 million acres yet to be handed over.
“This is about land justice,’’ Minister Scanlon said.
“We share an ugly and uncomfortable history in this country.
“And our First Nations communities have waited generations to have their land back.”
Such disinformation is like “water on a duck’s back” to northern Australians who have seen countless cattle properties handed over to Aboriginal organisations only to find nearly every one mismanaged, stripped bare, burnt out and become non-operational in a short time.
“It is a terrible injustice,” said a Cape York cattle producer who wished to remain unidentified because of government retaliation against those who speak the truth about the degeneration of Cape York.
“These misled groups have been given back land where they will never be allowed to run cattle or have a viable commercial business-like tourism,” the producer said.
“Just look what happened at Dixie Station (350 klms to the south west of Shelbourne Bay) after it was handed back.
“It used to run 5000 breeders and employ a few ringers, now nearly all the water points have been destroyed and all infrastructure, including fences and cattle yards except the house have been burnt to the ground.
“The national parks service hates water bores and dams and now they wonder where the wildlife has gone after the water disappears.
“The Olkola Corporation will never be able to run cattle there.
“Living off carbon credits is counter-productive to indigenous people.”
Minister Scanlon said an extra $38.5 million over the next four years had been allocated to continue the CYPTR Program and to manage certain Cape York lands.
Since the Goss-led Labor Party, successive governments had united more than one million hectares of protected areas and Aboriginal land, according to Minister Scanlon.
But there remains about 400,000 hectares of national park and reserves and more than 200,000 hectares of other State land yet to be transferred.
“Last month, I announced the largest land acquisition in the Cape in more than a decade when the famous tourist resort Bramwell Station was purchased for $11.5M,” she said.
“This new funding brings us ever closer to righting the wrongs of the past.’’
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister Craig Crawford said land tenure was the way forward for First Nations people on Cape York.
“This is where we can draw a line in the sand and work jointly with the traditional custodians,’’ Mr Crawford said.
Balkanu Cape York Development Executive Director Gerhardt Pearson said the CYPTR program also recognises the importance of economic development to Traditional Owners.
“Revenue is generated through activities such gravel extraction, grazing, tourism, carbon offsets contracts, and ‘fee for service’ land management activities,’’ Mr Pearson said.
“There are social, cultural, health and wellbeing benefits that flow from Traditional Owners owning and managing their homelands.”
The extra funding includes:
- $31.9 million for the continuation of the Cape York Peninsula Tenure Resolution Program including acquisition funds
- $4 million for joint management of existing 32 National Parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land), and
- $2.6 million for the management of Springvale Station Nature Refuge, being 56,000 hectares of the former grazing property, 40 km south-west of Cooktown, purchased by the Queensland Government in 2016, (which has been a disaster in the making).
Further information on the Cape York Peninsula Tenure Resolution Program is available at https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/management/programs/joint-management-cape-york.
Further information on Springvale Nature Refuge is available at www.qld.gov.au/environment/coasts-waterways/plans/catchment-management/springvale-station.
Voted Labor and we got Greens and woe betide industry and the economy – Joyce challenged
A challenge to National Party leader Barnaby Joyce for the leadership will be the most retrograde step the languishing Nationals could take.
Challenger David Littleproud has as much electoral appeal as Joe Biden and is not much more savvy, knows little about agriculture or livestock and as former Primary Industries Minister, was at the mercy of bureaucrats when making decisions that affect agriculture.
Littleproud is the son of a former National Party State Education Minister Brian Littleproud, a teacher, and has little background in the pastoral industry or farming.
At least Joyce, the former St George accountant when a youth was involved in farming. Joyce has sufficient industry knowledge to realise what effect his decisions had on the viability of agriculture.
The exception being when the National Party treacherously agreed with left Liberals to Turnbull’s zero carbon dioxide emissions target set for 2050 which will have disastrous effects on livestock producers and broad acre farming such as wheat production.
Cattle and grain prices, presently, have never been higher and Australia is experiencing an unprecedented agricultural commodities boom thanks to Bill Gates and Jeff Bazos purchasing vast tracts of some of the best farming properties in America to grow soybean and other pulse crops to be used in manufacturing artificial meat or Tofu.
Combined with an orchestrated fertiliser shortage and unprecedented, high fuel prices, the US, like the emerging Australian situation, has been unable to maintain production.
Food shortages have begun, and the US Government’s FEMA has taken over food distribution after many deliberate fires destroyed food manufacturing facilities.
The US was once the world’s largest grain grower and exporter but it has now fallen off the mantle.
Gates the genocidalist and avowed eugenicist through his deadly vaccines is intent, as he has previously, publicly stated, to reduce the world population from 7 billion to 500 million.
Red meat, which he wants to replace with Tofu and insect mash, are much more environmentally suitable than red meat production according to his skewed ideology.
Now the Labor and Greens will be managing Australia’s economy the future of farming and the coal industry is seriously in doubt. Cairns News warns any overseas investors in agriculture and mining to divest their holdings as soon as possible.
Brown outs and blackouts will be the new norm for industry dependent on base-load power.
Private water investors will be next in line when the Greens start flexing their newfound environmental muscle.
However this could be a good move if the international owners of our water entitlements disappear, our water will become ours again.