Australian Red Cross Calls For Volunteers In NSW: The demand for Australian Red Cross emergency services is growing.
In New South Wales,1,200 Australian Red Cross emergency service volunteers play a critical role in supporting communities when disaster strikes, but more are needed. More than 3400 Australian Red Cross emergency services volunteers around the country who are vital in providing critical support to communities. Becoming an Australian Red Cross volunteers means joining a movement that has been responding to emergencies and providing humanitarian assistance in Australia since 1914.
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Australia To Strengthen Grip As The Largest Sheepmeat Exporter As Flock Reaches Highest Level Since 2007: Australia’s sheep flock and its breeding ewe numbers reached their highest levels since 2007 at 78.75 million and 46.14 million head respectively.
It comes following three consecutive years of above-average rainfall in Australia’s sheep regions, which has driven an exceptional recovery post-drought and translating into the growth of the flock. Lamb production is expected to reach 540,000 tonnes in 2023, still beating 2022’s record production of 534,500 tonnes.
Production will continue to increase in 2024 to 548,000 tonnes and then ease in 2025 to 537,000 tonnes after successive years of high mutton slaughter reducing lamb supply. Carcase weights in 2023 will remain 7% above the 10-year average. Lamb carcase weights are projected to ease to 24.7kg in 2023 and continue to decline to 24.2kg in 2025, while sheep carcase weights are expected to ease to 25.2kg in 2023, 3% higher than the 10-year average.
Matt Preston Launches Coles Secondbite Winter Appeal: Coles has launched its annual national winter appeal with Australia’s largest free food rescue organisation SecondBite, helping more than 1,100 community organisations across the country feed Aussies in need.
In the past 12 months, Coles has donated over 17.7 million kilograms of unsold, edible food diverted from landfill, equivalent to 35 million meals. In addition to the 200 million meals donated since 2011, a further two million kilograms of food – enough for four million meals – has been donated to SecondBite from Coles distribution centres, including bulk donations to meet increased demand during the COVID pandemic.