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VICTORIAN food safety regulator PrimeSafe has confirmed it is investigating the slaughter of cattle at a property near Geelong. “The investigation is ongoing and PrimeSafe is unable to provide details of the ongoing investigation,” a spokesperson said today. The investigation follows a media report claiming that 10 to 30 sheep are slaughtered on the property …

Early calving and early slaughter of cattle are among the main measures proposed to avoid the culling of the national herd while reducing carbon emissions by 22-30%. The government’s climate action plan is to be discussed at a Cabinet subcommittee on Wednesday evening before final approval by the full Cabinet on Thursday. Under this plan, …