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Buffalo news : official newsletter of the Australian Buffalo Industry Council



Buffalo news : official newsletter of the Australian Buffalo Industry Council


Australian Buffalo Industry Council


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Vol 6 No 1 - April 2006

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Buffalo News & Views ... from around the country Australian Buffalo Industry Council State/Territory Representatives NEW SOUTH WALES In his AGM report, NSW representative Doug Robinson said the states buffalo industry had seen no developments over the past 12 months in terms of meat production. Among limited activities, Greg Giblett had sold stock to Tamworths Graham Manville, and John Lloyd continued to produce buffalo products on the states north coast. VICTORIA VicBIC staged a buffalo display at the Seymour Alternative Farm Expo in February as part of ongoing promotions. Eddys Gourmet Buffalo and Alloway Gourmet Buffalo remain as the industry stronghold in Victoria, with the two enterprises achieving almost all state buff meat sales. Neroli Eddy has opened a shop near Numurkah to sell buffalo products and local fare. Athel Smith has re-opened his cafe and wine centre where he features buffalo pies, lasagne and spagetti bolognaise for lunch, and buffalo rump and scotch fillet on the dinner menu. All products are selling well and creating an awareness of the qualities and versatility of buff meat. Victorian producers continue their battle to find abattoirs that will kill buffalo, and sufficient sale outlets. . SOUTH AUSTRALIA Roger Haldane has sold 160 buffalo from his Port Lincoln operation, to South East Asia via Peterborough. He retains a Port Lincoln base herd of 130 hybrid animals, 100 heifers, 70-80 young steers and six pure riverine bulls. QUEENSLAND Buffalo farming activities are on the rise in Queensland with two dairies now operating and stock numbers increasing. The states buffalo products are being distributed to Brisbane and interstate. and work is underway to further develop meat products for sale in local areas. Local producers have approached Queensland DPI about establishing links with the buffalo industry. WESTERN AUSTRALIA Andrew Stewart became WAs second ABIC representative last year and attended his first annual general meeting in Tasmania in February to present the needs and views of state buffalo producers. Esperance-based John Starr, who has attended all previous meetings, retains his position as the second state representative for Western Australia. NORTHERN TERRITORY Award-winning Northern Territory photojournalist David Hancock continues to do his bit to promote the buffalo industry, with a major feature in the most recent edition of Australian Geographic. This is on top of several buffalo industry magazine features in Australia and overseas, and a photographic exhibition in Darwin. TASMANIA Oyster Cove Buffalo reported an interesting 2005 with weather ranging from sunshine to the areas first comparatively thick snow in 12-15 years. The buffalo were inquisitive enough to venture out into the snow but soon returned to the warmth of their shed. The Oates attribute the loss of two breeding animals to the severe weather fluctuations - but also report the arrival of three heifer calves, giving them their first consistent number of heifers. In previous years, they have seen a greater ratio of bull calves. MAKING BUFF MILK MOZZARELLA Top End buffalo researcher Barry Lemcke took the opportunity, while in Victoria to coordinate the states first AI round under the current RIRDC program, to watch buffalo mozzarella being made at Roger Haldanes Shaw River Cheese Factory. Batches of the popular cheese are made every second day using two days of milk. ! ! ! ! ! See the next issue for an overview of the Shaw River Dairy venture. TASMANIA Phillip Oates (ABIC President) - Ph/Fax: 03 6267 4402 Mob: 0427 889 487 - Email: oystercovebuffalo@hotmail.com VICTORIA Athel Smith (ABIC Sec/Treas) - Ph: 03 5965 2368 Mob: 0428 878 207 - Email: narangipark@bigpond.com.au Ian Padget - Ph/Fax: 03 9730 2668 Mob: 0400 092 012 - Email: ipadget@bigpond.com.au SOUTH AUSTRALIA Bob Cook - Ph: 08 8908 7083 / Mob: 0419 866 050 Email: gulfbuffalo@bigpond.com.au Milton Stevens - Ph: 08 8688 5032 / Mob: 0429 694 736 Fax: 08 86885080 Brad Clements - Ph: 08 8682 5543 / Mob: 0419 825 219 WESTERN AUSTRALIA John Starr - Ph/Fax: 08 9076 5944 - Mob: 0400 765 951 Email: johnstarr@wn.com.au Andrew Stewart - Ph: 08 9381 5955 - Fax: 09 9388 3237 Mob: 0408 094 500 - Email: andrew@adhstewart.com.au NEW SOUTH WALES Doug Robertson - Ph: 02 6848 5315 - Fax: 02 6848 5359 Email: janr@tpg.com.au Greg Giblett - Ph: 02 6769 8316 - Mob: 0428 667 752 Email: giblett@northnet.com.au QUEENSLAND Mitch Humphries - Ph: 07 4097 2544 - Fax: 07 4097 2038 Mob: 0407 254 435 - Email: laurelpark@bigpond.com Marg/Mal Thompson - Ph: 07 5494 4420 - Fax 07 5494 4252 NORTHERN TERRITORY Michael Swart (ABIC Vice-Pres) - Ph: 08 8947 1661 Mob: 0402 081 661 - Email: michael@wrsc.com.au Neil Ross {NTBIC) - Mob: 0408 471 475 - Fax: 08 8947 1822 Email: buffalo@ntbic.com.au