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World class irrigation

Coleambally Irrigation is now one of the world’s most efficient open canal irrigation supply systems, saving 65 gigalitres per year, every year.

Merrriman Shearing School

n integral part of Australia’s heritage, the wool industry is one which spans across generations and families. At the Merriman Shearing School in Brewarrina, NSW, one man is determined to keep tradition alive whilst also providing the students with an opportunity for a better future. Established in 2010 and sitting on a 16,000-hectare property, the Merriman Shearing School has changed the lives of more than 150 students, generally aged between 15 and 30. Owned by the Indigenous Land Corporation and supported by AWI, the school runs two 16-week courses each year, offering a Certificate Two in Rural Operations and aims to find jobs for young Indigenous Australians within the wool industry.

Automation of feed bunk management

A new Meat & Livestock Australia project funded by grainfed levies is investigating automation of feed bunk management and has seen the development of a prototype sensor system to determine feed remaining in bunks.
Friday, 20 April 2018 11:59

Big dry hits wool

The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee has downsized its forecast of shorn wool production for the 2017-18 season to 338 million kilograms greasy, a 0.6 per cent decline on the previous season and lower than its forecast at its December 2017 meeting.

Friday, 20 April 2018 11:01

Mick on the move

The Board of the Australian Farm Institute has announced that founding Executive Director Mick Keogh has resigned from the position, effective May 29, 2018. 

Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:06

Live-ex reforms welcome

Sheep Producers Australia has welcomed moves by Australian livestock exporters to bring cultural change to their industry and improve animal welfare outcomes, in line with the expectations of farmers and the community.

Monday, 16 April 2018 15:31

Canola blackleg index

The latest blackleg ratings for canola cultivars have been made available to the nation’s grain growers.

Live-ex value

Australia Farm Institute chief Mick Keogh debunks common myths around the live export trade.

Bushfire recovery

Hear from Victorian Regional Extension Officer and soil expert Graeme Ward about how to revive damaged pastures after bush fires.

Brome grass management

Victorian grower Michael Pole, Walpeup, explains his brome grass management strategy and the benefits he sees in the new Brome RIM tool. To download Brome RIM, head to https://ahri.uwa.edu.au/research-Brome RIM
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