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Wednesday, 18 October 2017 13:03

MSA adding value

An estimated $130 million was delivered back to beef producers through added farm gate returns with more than 2.7 million cattle being graded through the Meat Standards Australia program in 2016-17.
Friday, 13 October 2017 11:44

Little shock

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to allow businesses in the new Eastern Energy Buyers Group to run joint tender processes for electricity and gas.
Thursday, 12 October 2017 12:17

Women in rice

Applications close this Saturday 14 October for the Jan Cathcart Scholarship for women with connections to the rice industry and who are undertaking, or planning to undertake, tertiary studies are encouraged to apply.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:18

Eyes forward

The rural sector needs immediate and total focus when it comes to attracting human talent to meet the requirements of an expanding industry.
Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:21

R&D rising

The value of Australian rural Research and Development is on the rise, according to a new report released today by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.
Thursday, 21 September 2017 09:39

Q-fly control

For decades, researchers around the world have refined the development of sterile male fruit flies to control wild populations of the destructive pest.
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 14:29

Wool fabric innovation

Australian Wool Innovation’s marketing arm, the Woolmark Company, has unveiled the latest round of innovative wool fabrics and the newest version of the Wool Lab, highlighting the great versatility of wool as a natural fibre.
Thursday, 07 September 2017 15:25

Ag powerhouse

Australian agriculture has emerged as the fastest growing sector and the largest contributor to national GDP growth in 2016-17, cementing its position as one of the economic powerhouses driving the nation.
Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:07

Robotic award

University of Sydney engineer Professor Salah Sukkarieh has won the 2017 CSIRO Eureka Prize for Leadership in Innovation and Science, presented at a gala dinner on 30 August in the Sydney Town Hall.
Saturday, 19 August 2017 12:13

APVMA fail

Federal shadow for agriculture Joel Fitzgibbon has called out the Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce over the floundering performance of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Thursday, 17 August 2017 15:55

Bins for beyondblue

Brightly coloured chaser bins at six national field days will be used to raise awareness around mental health and well being in the rural areas.
Friday, 04 August 2017 12:17

Beef eat quality

Meat & Livestock Australia will invest nearly $28 million in new research into 'the next frontier' in the objective measurement of eating quality – both on-farm and in processing units during the coming five years.The program was announced by MLA…
Monday, 17 July 2017 13:22

Compliance call

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is putting growers and traders in the horticulture industry on notice that they need to take steps to comply with the 2017 Horticulture Code of Conduct, or face penalties and fines.
Monday, 03 July 2017 12:44

Ram app goes commercial

The popular RamSelect app will move to commercial funding ahead of this season’s ram sales in a step toward ensuring the genetic selection tool’s financial viability and availability to producers in the long-term.
Saturday, 01 July 2017 10:25

Gas power

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism, desgined to prevent the cartel like behaviour of Australian gas producers, is now in action.
Thursday, 29 June 2017 10:48

AgVet agency mans up

Australia’s AgVet chemical regulator, the APVMA is cracking down on chemical companies withholding recall notice information from farmers and end-users.
Thursday, 08 June 2017 10:29

Chemical merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose the proposed merger of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and E.l. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont)
Monday, 22 May 2017 12:26


A new app will give sheep producers the power to see their stock’s future from the palms of their hands.
Friday, 05 May 2017 10:34


A new $3.7 million research and development project is expected to pave the way for the introduction of safer and more productive automated boning rooms in Australian beef abattoirs.
Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:13

Wagyu bonanza

Semen sold for $28,000 a straw, bulls to $105,000 and a heifer in utero made $95,000 at the Elite Wagyu sale at the Wagyu Expansion Conference in Albury MSW on Wednesday.
Saturday, 29 April 2017 07:06

ACCC moves on MG

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Australia's largest milk processor, Murray Goulburn Cooperative Co. Limited alleging it engaged in unconscionable conduct and made false or misleading representations in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC…
Thursday, 27 April 2017 13:39

Pasture dieback plan

Meat & Livestock Australia has announced a plan to map and address recent pasture dieback across many parts of Central Queensland and the South Burnett region.
Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:26

Fly free breeches

Producers breeding sheep free of body wrinkle and with a bare breech are tapping into lucrative markets for non-mulesed wool.
Friday, 21 April 2017 08:25

Super sorghum

In a major step forward for Australian farmers, new research from the US will result in a significantly quicker sorghum breeding process.
Friday, 21 April 2017 07:35

APVMA boss quits

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority CEO Kareena Arthy's decision to leave the organisation is a huge blow to existing staff, Agvet companies, farmers and for all those who rely on its regulatory work, according to federal agriculture shadow, Joel…
Thursday, 20 April 2017 15:25

Visa void concern

The federal government’s sudden cancellation of the skilled 457 Visa foreign worker program this week has spread uncertainty and concern among dairy industry players nationally.
Thursday, 06 April 2017 16:05


The search is on for Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital 2017 through a program that’s successfully putting rural towns on the map and shining a spotlight on dairy farmers and their regional communities.
Friday, 31 March 2017 14:33

Supporting Qld

Growers hit by ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie need the full support of Australians to get back on their feet as they face huge recovery costs in the wake of the storm, according to leading industry bodies AUSVEG and Growcom.
Friday, 31 March 2017 14:15

Veg code

Australian horticulture growers will be able to secure fairer returns on their produce thanks to the Coalition Government’s new and improved Horticulture Code of Conduct, which will provide a stronger framework to support dispute resolution between growers and traders.
Friday, 31 March 2017 14:02

Wool boom - NAB

Australian agricultural markets have started 2017 in broadly stable territory according to the March Rural Commodities Wrap from NAB Agribusiness, with wool the strongest performing commodity since February.
Friday, 31 March 2017 10:30

Barley blue

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a Statement of Issues expressing initial concerns about the proposed acquisition of InterGrain Pty Ltd by Australian Grain Technologies Pty Ltd (AGT).
Thursday, 30 March 2017 09:39

Red tape blues

Farm businesses are subject to a vast and complex array of regulations, according to Australia's Productivity Commission.
Friday, 24 March 2017 14:12

ChAFTA boost

The Coalition Government has signed a joint statement with China to deliver important market access for Australia’s red meat and live animal export industries.
Friday, 24 March 2017 11:59

Back to school - MLA

Red meat producers will have long-term access to specialist coaches to boost management skills and increase on-farm adoption of R&D under a ground-breaking program to be launched by Meat & Livestock Australia this year.
Thursday, 23 March 2017 13:27

Gold in data

Mining the data stemming from wide-ranging new agricultural technologies to boost on-farm efficiency, increase product value, segregate markets, meet regulatory requirements and protect resources can appear overwhelming to many growers.
Thursday, 23 March 2017 13:21

Footrot vaccine

After years of research and development by the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science, a serogroup specific footrot vaccine is now being manufactured by Tréidlia Biovet Pty Ltd and is now available to Australian sheep producers.
Thursday, 16 March 2017 11:05

Fatal traction

While quad bikes are largely considered to be the leading cause of on-farm injuries and deaths it was the tractor, which often slips under the farm safety radar, that accounted for more fatalities in 2016. Figures from the University of Sydney…
Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:49

NSW water hopes

The NSW Irrigators’ Council has welcomed the release of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal draft determination for WaterNSW’s regulated water charges for the 2017-2021 regulatory period.
Thursday, 09 March 2017 12:49

Livestock bull-ish

It’s been a big year for Australia’s livestock industries, with relief from the drought, high prices and solid farm income growth providing significant opportunities for cattle and sheep producers.
Thursday, 09 March 2017 12:28

Dairy bull-ish

After a challenging 2015-16 for Australian dairy, the Australian farmgate price of milk is forecast to rise by 2 per cent in 2016-17 to average 43.8 cents a litre.
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