Category: Minister for Agriculture

Giving Young Farmers That Winning Edge

Thirteen young farmers from across Victoria have received scholarships of up to $10,000 to undertake agricultural training and study thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the winners of the third Young Farmers Scholarship Awards in a ceremony at Parliament today. Recipients will receive grants of up to […]

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Regional And Rural Communities Set To Fight Fruit Fly

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to help growers and the horticulture industry tackle fruit fly head on with Round 2 of the Managing Fruit Fly Regional Grants Program opening today. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford encouraged regional and rural communities across the state to apply for funding through the $6.7 million Labor Government program. […]

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Golden Dawn For New Rocklands Fishery

Victoria’s newest recreational fishery is off to a golden start with the release of 130,000 golden perch and 95,000 Murray cod fingerlings at Rocklands Reservoir in western Victoria today. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said these golden perch complemented the 120,000 Murray cod fingerlings released earlier this month at Rocklands. The stocking plan this summer […]

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Getting It Done: Ending Puppy Farming Once And For All

The Andrews Labor Government has made history, with Victoria becoming the first state in Australia to ban puppy farming once and for all. Puppy farms in Victoria will be a thing of the past with the Labor Government’s Domestic Animals Amendment (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016 successfully passing Parliament. The amended Bill was […]

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Victorian Saleyards Get Sheep Tagging Funding Win

Thirteen Victorian saleyards are set for major changes with the Andrews Labor Government providing assistance in the move towards mandatory electronic tagging of sheep and goats. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the grants today, which will support Victorian saleyards transition to the new system. Saleyards in Pakenham, Leongatha, Sale, Bairnsdale, Colac, Warrnambool, Wycheproof, Ouyen, […]

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Christmas Cheers In The Macedon Ranges

The Andrews Labor Government is backing the Macedon Ranges Wine Region with a $68,775 package to increase Australian and overseas markets, boost wine tourism and grow local businesses in the region. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford joined Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas at Passing Clouds Winery in Musk today to announce the funding from […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Northern Victoria Region

Fishing Just Keeps Getting Better In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting fishing opportunities on Victoria’s surf coast, with new fish attracting devices (FADs) to be installed on the artificial reef in Torquay this summer. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced today that the five yellow FADS would be attached to the reef by divers to attract kingfish – a highly […]

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A Boost For Jobs With Burra Foods Expansion

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a $24.5 million expansion of Burra Foods in Korumburra in a project that will increase exports and create another 39 jobs across the dairy supply chain. The investment will develop an infant formula canning and packing line at Korumburra, representing a significant new investment in manufacturing and value […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Hamilton Saleyard In The Fast Lane For Electronic ID

The Andrews Labor Government will provide $460,000 for Hamilton Regional Livestock Exchange to install new sheep electronic identification scanning technology to boost traceability and efficiency across the supply chain. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced the major grant today, which will be used to purchase and install new state-of-the-art laneway and draft readers as well […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Western Victoria Region

Getting It Done: Stamping Out Puppy Farms

The Andrews Labor Government has taken a major step towards ending cruel and barbaric puppy farms with the introduction of amendments to the Domestic Animals (Puppy Farms and Pet Shops) Bill 2016. With $5 million from the Labor Government, RSPCA Victoria’s Special Investigations Unit has conducted 75 investigations, assessed more than 1,600 animals and referred […]

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