Media Releases

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Heather Smillie
T: (03) 9207 5563 | M: 0400 874 589 |

  • Two weeks left for Victorian animal activism inquiry | 19/07/2019  

    The VFF is calling on all farmers, supply chain businesses, and agricultural professionals to make a submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry into the Impact of Animal Activism before it closes in two weeks.
  • VFF leads mandatory pain relief for mulesing | 18/07/2019  

    The VFF Livestock Group is leading regulatory change in partnership with the Victorian Government to mandate pain relief for mulesing sheep to achieve the highest animal welfare outcomes.
  • Murray Basin Rail Project must be completed as promised | 11/07/2019  

    The VFF is calling on the Victorian and Federal Governments to commit to fully funding the Murray Basin Rail Project as originally outlined in the 2015 business case, including the promised increases in Tonne Axle Load (TAL) capacity and train spee
  • Tapping into water trading | 5/07/2019  

    The VFF is hosting irrigator workshops with independent water consultancy Aither for farmers in Mildura, Kerang, Echuca, Tatura, Numurkah, and Benalla throughout July.
  • Animal cruelty is never acceptable | 18/06/2019  

    Recent media reports and footage showing animal cruelty on a poultry farm have been strongly condemned by the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF).
  • UDV President sets challenge to dairy industry | 10/05/2019  

    UDV President Mr Paul Mumford opened the 2019 UDV Annual Meeting and Conference today with a speech that called on dairy processors, retailers, Government, industry bodies, and farmers to rise to the challenge of a changing industry climate.
  • VFF welcomes inquiry into farm trespass laws | 2/05/2019  

    The VFF welcomes bipartisan support from the Coalition and Labor for the successful motion in Parliament yesterday for an inquiry into the effectiveness of legislation to prevent trespass and harassment on farms and other supply chain businesses.
  • Water buybacks need a wider review | 24/04/2019  

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is calling for bipartisan support of a judicial review of all water buybacks from 2008 onwards.
  • Quad bike fatalities serve as safety warning | 20/04/2019  

    As the farming community comes to terms with the death of two children in quad bike accidents one week ago, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is urging all farmers to take extreme care when using quad bikes or consider using safer farm vehicle a

For media inquiries, please contact Heather Smillie on 0400 874 589 or (03) 9207 5524