Community & Lifestyle

Christmas greetings and thanks for your support in 2019

THE Grain Central, Beef Central and Sheep Central teams will be taking a short publishing break over the Christmas/New Year period…Read More

Sheep Central, December 20, 2019

Is there a future for traditional agricultural colleges?

THE model of residential-based agricultural education, which was the preferred training option for budding young farmers for much of the 20th century, is under threat across Australia…Read More

Neil Lyon, December 16, 2019

NAB survey highlights lamb strength and drought impact

LAMB and mutton sector resilience has failed to offset a flattening of agribusiness conditions due to seasonal conditions in the last quarter of 2019, according to the latest NAB Agribusiness..Read More

Terry Sim, December 9, 2019

Twittersphere not sheepish after Paul’s mail ram is stolen

POLICE have no leads but social media is doing its bit to help New South Wales wool grower Paul Cocking find his missing ram…Read More

Terry Sim, December 4, 2019

Three sheep-farming brothers bring Movember to Avenel

MOVEMBER’S simple message to talk about mental health has already had real benefits for three brothers at Avenel in Victoria and the community around them…Read More

Sheep Central, November 27, 2019

MLA MD Jason Strong’s views on anti-meat activism, alternative proteins

Eight months into his new job as Meat & Livestock Australia managing director and CEO, Jason Strong gave a frank and forthright account of his views on anti-meat activism and the perceived threat to red meat from plant based proteins during last week’s annual general meeting in Tamworth…Read More

Sheep Central, November 25, 2019

Smart Farms Small Grants funds up to $50,000 available

FARMERS with clever, sustainable agriculture ideas can turn them into reality by applying for grants of up to $50,000 under Round three of the Smart Farms Small Grants program…Read More

Sheep Central, November 13, 2019

Zoetis achieves $100,000 target for Beyond Blue

LEADING animal health company, Zoetis, has hit its yearly target to raise $100,000 to support mental health in rural Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, November 11, 2019

Vietnamese man with pork-filled cakes denied entry

A VIETNAMESE man has been denied entry to Australia after nearly four kilograms of pork-fileld cakes were found in his luggage…Read More

Sheep Central, November 4, 2019

Farm invasion bill passes Federal Parliament

New laws that will strengthen farmer protections against escalating animal rights activism and harassment have passed the Federal Parliament, introducing tougher penalties for convictions…Read More

Colin Bettles, September 13, 2019

Remote employment crusader wins national rural women’s award

NEW South Wales remote work advocate, Jo Palmer, has won the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award and $10,000 to help build a portal to connect employers with potential employees…Read More

Terry Sim, September 12, 2019

PETA UK anti-wool and shearing bus ad banned

ANIMAL rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been ordered not to use the claim “wool is just as cruel as fur” by the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority…Read More

Sheep Central, September 4, 2019

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