Agribusiness

Elders makes $187m bid to buy rural wholesaler AIRR

AS the takeover of Ruralco by Landmark-owner Nutrien moves toward creating a rural merchandise retailing and wholesaling behemoth in Australia, Elders Limited has announced an acquisition move that will extend its own competitive footprint beyond rural retailing and into wholesaling as well…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Rabobank award winner manages transition from Queensland to Victoria

A QUEENSLAND wool grower’s son working in Victoria has taken out the 2019 Rabobank Business Development Prize from a field of some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading young farmers…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Elders agents scoop SA young auctioneers competition

ELDERS Naracoorte stock agent Josh Reeves has taken out the 2019 ALPA South Australian Young Auctioneers Competition after a successful auctioneer school run by the Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association…Read More

Sheep Central, July 3, 2019

Brisbane butcher shop targeted in ‘meat is murder’ protest

AUSTRALIA’S peak meat processor body has called for tougher fines and jail terms against animal activists after police arrested a suspect following the vandalising of a Brisbane butcher shop overnight…Read More

Sheep Central, June 5, 2019

WoolProducers Australia names new Raising the Baa participants

PEAK grower body WoolProducers Australia has selected seven people from the industry to undertake its 2019 ‘Raising the Baa – Leadership in Agriculture’ program…Read More

Sheep Central, June 3, 2019

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

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

Swarm Farm Robotics aims to break new agtech ground + VIDEO

THINGS are moving for farm-based agtech company Swarm Farm Robotic Agriculture, but founder and chief executive officer Andrew Bate is adamant the business will stay true to its bush roots…Read More

Terry Sim, February 22, 2019

Think global and engage is agtech message for start-ups and farmers

SOME Australian agtech start-ups are not thinking big enough, according to venture capitalists at the evokeAG conference in Melbourne this week…Read More

Terry Sim, February 22, 2019

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