Agribusiness

Dry weather impacts Elders half-year profit and earnings

DROUGHT conditions across large parts of eastern Australia have impacted Elders’ half-year results announced today, with statutory net profit down $14 million from the same period last year to $27.4 million…Read More

Sheep Central, May 20, 2019

Ruralco diversification drives half-yearly growth, profit and dividend

AGRIBUSINESS leader Ruralco has attributed its 3 percent growth and after tax of $16.6 million for the half year ended 31 March 2019 to its diversification strategy…Read More

Sheep Central, May 15, 2019

Drought-affected farmers are using the FMD scheme to get through

A FALL in Australia’s Farm Management Deposits balance from a peak of $6.6 billion in June 2018 to $5.37 billion at the end of the March 2019 quarter shows the..Read More

Terry Sim, May 6, 2019

Agtech: Young farmer’s mission to simplify farm management software

VICTORIAN engineer turned entrepreneur Jock Lawrence has returned home to his farming roots on a mission to simplify the farm management recording system. ..Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Wool grower Hugh has designed his own Smart Fencer for you

WOOL grower Hugh McKay’s dislike of farm fencing has led to an innovation that could slash time and labour on the fenceline…Read More

Sheep Central, March 1, 2019

Are sheep duffers turning to drones to steal from flocks?

NEW South Wales police are investigating the recent thefts of hundreds of sheep across the state in separate incidents, including one case potentially involving a drone…Read More

Sheep Central, February 27, 2019

Victorian Government backs independent look at sheep and goat EID system

MORE sheep and goat producers nationally are taking up electronic identification as the Victorian Government agrees to explore options to review the state’s mandatory EID system…Read More

Terry Sim, February 8, 2019

Call for analysis of VIC sheep EID system before national roll-out decision

SHEEP Producers Australia has proposed an independent analysis of Victoria’s mandatory electronic ear tag identification system for sheep and goats prior to consideration of its national roll-out…Read More

Sheep Central, January 30, 2019

Cobram police investigate theft of Suffolk cross lambs

COBRAM police are investigating the theft of more than 180 Suffolk-Merino cross lambs from a Tungamah property last month…Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2019

TFI urges sheep and goat EID uptake for traceability and market access

MAJOR meat processor Thomas Foods International is encouraging lamb suppliers to consider voluntary electronic identification of sheep and goats nationally for biosecurity, traceability and market access benefits…Read More

Terry Sim, December 19, 2018

‘Smart’ NSW sheep producers will use EID tags – Vallance

“SMART” New South Wales farmers who usually sell sheep and lambs into Victoria will be putting electronic ear tags in their livestock, Victorian Farmers Federation Livestock president Leonard Vallance said today…Read More

Terry Sim, December 12, 2018

Australia needs one traceability system for sheep says SPA leader

DIFFERENT traceability systems for sheep in Australia’s states will not help the nation’s international competitiveness, according to Sheep Producers of Australia chief executive officer Graham Smith…Read More

Terry Sim, December 3, 2018

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