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Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:04

New dairy chief

PEAK dairy group Australian Dairy Farmers today welcomed DairyBio co-director Dr David Nation as the new managing director of Dairy Australia.David Nation will succeed outgoing managing director Ian Halliday, who will soon take up an appointment as Australia’s Consul-General and…
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 11:29

Drought aid extra

The Federal Government will extend the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) from three to four years to help the nation’s farmers with a more effective drought support.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:03

Farm production lifts

The value of farm production is forecast to $61.4 billion in 2018–19, well above the 10-year average of $55 billion in real terms, according to ABARES Agricultural commodities: June quarter 2018.
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:59

Milk price rallies

The global farmgate milk price cycle has turned and set the tone for a more bullish market, with a Southern Australia full-year price of AUD 6.40/kgMS now within reach for 2018-19, according to Rabobank’s latest Dairy Quarterly report.  The specialist…
Monday, 18 June 2018 09:12

Weight gain boost

New research from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation has shown an inexpensive mineral supplement can have a big impact on the weight gain of cattle grazing wheat crops.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:24

WA crop chat

Western Australian grain growers are encouraged to help identify issues critical to the grains industry in their local area at a series of Grains Research and Development Corporation Open Forums starting in July.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:19

It's Ewe Time - MLA

One of the sheep industry’s most popular extension and adoption programs, It’s Ewe Time, returns in July and August, designed to increase producer awareness of the principles, practices and tools of sheep enterprise productivity and profitability.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 10:51

Ag science whiz kids gonged

Australia’s top young scientists each received the prestigious ICM Agrifood Award at the ATSE Innovation Dinner held in Melbourne on Wednesday night, recognising their contribution to the Australian agriculture and food sector. Dr Angela Van de Wouw and Dr Shu Kee…
Friday, 01 June 2018 10:58

Crop yields to fall - Rabobank

The scene has been set for below-average winter crop harvest volumes, as very low soil moisture levels across Australia curb yield prospects and further plantings remain dependent on rain in the coming four weeks, according to Rabobank’s just-released Australian 2018/19 Winter…
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…
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.
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 13:06

Mouse wars

Australia’s largest investment in research on the impact of mice on cropping has been announced by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
Saturday, 24 March 2018 08:36

Lamb redefined

A change in the definition of lamb has been officially endorsed by Sheep Producers Australia, following significant industry feedback, with WAFarmers applauding the decision.
Friday, 23 March 2018 12:30

Bold ag vision

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has launched a new initiative by the National Farmers’ Federation which aims to spark growth in Australia’s farm sector
Thursday, 22 March 2018 12:27

Bronzed butchers

It was a red carpet event for Australia’s best butchers when they won Bronze at the World Butcher’s Challenge in Ireland overnight.
Thursday, 22 March 2018 09:33

Quad safety

The ACCC has proposed major changes to improve the safety of quad bikes, including the introduction of a safety rating system, crush protection devices and mandatory minimum performance standards.Tragically, quad bike accidents result in an average of 16 deaths in…
Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:21

Kalyx on the go

Leading national Australian agricultural research company, Kalyx has announced that it will be investing over $1 million during the coming five years in a graduate technical training and employment program.
Thursday, 15 March 2018 13:56

Lamb diet RD&A

A range of dietary additives showing potential to improve the viability of newborn animals when supplied in utero are now undergoing the first comprehensive trials in sheep in Australia.  The Meat & Livestock Australia project aims to identify compounds with…
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:42

Deep learning

There has been a lot of hype around artificial intelligence during the past couple of years.
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:15

Grain contracts re-jigged

Grain marketing organisation AWB Harvest Finance Pools Pty Ltd has made changes to its standard form grain pool contracts after the ACCC raised concerns that some terms in the contracts were unfair.
Thursday, 01 March 2018 10:08

ACCC MG worries

The ACCC says its concerns around the proposed acquisition of the assets of Murray Goulburn (ASX:MGC) by Saputo are solely in relation to Murray Goulburn’s Koroit dairy plant in western Victoria, in particular the impact the acquisition will have on…
Wednesday, 28 February 2018 12:49

Rice scholarship

SunRice is proud to announce Annabel Arnold from Berrigan as the 2018 recipient of the Jan Cathcart Memorial Scholarship, which will support her in undertaking a Bachelor of Agriculture degree from the University of Melbourne.
Friday, 23 February 2018 09:25

No kidding

A feasibility study into opportunities to encourage goatmeat consumption in Australia has identified that value-adding could create more demand and potentially generate $13 million for the industry annually.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:19

Wool Vs synthetics

Australian Wool Innovation and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation have joined forces to talk up the eco-credentials of natural fibres in the face of growing concern about the environmental impact of synthetics.
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:46

Seed for autumn feed

For farmers who may traditionally buy their feed from an external source rather than growing it on-farm, there’s one very good reason for a change this winter – as proprietary pasture seed company PGG Wrightson Seeds’ Product Development Manager Allan…
Thursday, 15 February 2018 14:22

MDB plan stalls

The Murray Darling Basin Plan faces an uncertain future following a decision by Federal Labor to side with the Greens in voting to disallow a proposal to free up water earmarked for the 'environment'.
Saturday, 10 February 2018 07:27

Beef patents pegged

Meat & Livestock Australia has welcomed a decision in the Federal Court of Australia that effectively requires Cargill USA and Branhaven LLC to wind back the broad scope of their Australian patent application for cattle selection methods.
Thursday, 08 February 2018 10:41

Market insights

Red meat producers now have access to in-depth insights into what is driving demand for Australian product in global markets and domestically with the release of Meat & Livestock Australia’s new online market snapshots.
Thursday, 25 January 2018 13:58

Maternal genetics

The latest in maternal genetic trials and genomic testing will be outlined to stud and commercial producers at the annual Australian White Suffolk Association conference next month.The conference, to be held on February 11-14 at RACV Goldfields Resort, Creswick, Victoria,…
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:14

TTTP boon

Australian beef, sheep, wool, wine and horticulture growers will benefit from a mix of lower tariffs and improved market access after a deal was struck on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Tokyo.
Monday, 22 January 2018 09:44

Welfare spotlight

Strong and demonstrable sustainability and welfare credentials will be critical to Australia’s world-leading livestock and meat industries in the future.
Friday, 19 January 2018 09:20

OJD survey

Sheep producers are being encouraged to participate in a new survey to help researchers investigating why the effectiveness of the Gudair vaccine for Ovine Johne’s Disease (OJD) appears to vary on different properties.
Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:04

APVMA's pledge

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has committed to a range of performance improvement measures recommended in a recent independent review.
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:30

Grain R&D boost

The Grains Research and Development Corporation has announced a major new $18 million, five-year investment aimed at strengthening and enhancing national and regional grains research outcomes.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:06

Tech monitoring

John Deere has launched its latest advanced guidance and machine data sharing technology with the addition of three new AutoTrac™ applications and a new In-Field Data Sharing application for its Generation 4 Displays.AutoTrac Turn Automation, AutoTrac Implement Guidance, AutoTrac Vision for Tractors, and In-Field…
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:59

Veg databank

Horticulture Innovation Australia has worked with global grocery statistics company, Nielsen, to bring vegetable growers the largest series of insights into market performance and shopping behaviour yet.  Focusing specifically on the vegetable, sweetpotato and onion levy-paying industries, the regularly updated data…
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 11:52

Profits up

Branded food processor SunRice experienced a big year-on-year 15.9 per cent lift in net profit after tax for the six months to October 31 this year. Net profit after tax was $24.1 million for the half year.
Tuesday, 19 December 2017 14:27

Ag's new man

Australia’s new federal agriculture minister is 41-year-old Queensland conservative David Kelly Littleproud.
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