Community & Lifestyle

Blades of Glencoe shearers and wool handlers strike a blow for mental health

AUSTRALIA’S wool industry made its mental health and suicide support network that much bigger last weekend, when blade shearers, rousabouts and farmers from across the nation and overseas swapped stories and shearing blows at the Blades of Glencoe Shearathon…Read More

Terry Sim, March 13, 2019

More Q Fever vaccinations and awareness needed in regional areas

Q FEVER awareness and vaccine access needs to increase for all people living in rural and regional areas, new research from University of Sydney has shown…Read More

Sheep Central, March 12, 2019

For lamb and wool, national information standards of value to build consumer trust

CONSUMER trust should be a major focus for Australia’s agriculture sector as farmers increasingly target premium markets for their produce, ACCC deputy chair Mick Keogh told the International Farm Management Association Congress in Tasmania today…Read More

Sheep Central, March 4, 2019

Western Australian dairy farmer’s fight with activist prompts call for police intervention

FARMERS harassed by activists have been urged to call police rather than take direct action, following an altercation between vegan activists and Western Australian dairy farmer this week after which a firearm was fired…Read More

Sheep Central, February 15, 2019

Central west NSW Police seek help with lamb and grain theft

PUBLIC help is being sought by central west New South Wales police to solve the theft of 20 fat lambs and a large amount of grain from a Trundle property…Read More

Sheep Central, February 14, 2019

Recruitment: How to identify the future team leaders in your business

At the core of every successful agribusiness is a team of good leaders making good decisions. When you set out to identify future leaders to move your business forward, how do you know what to look for?..Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2019

Grassroots research body MerinoLink appoints new chief executive officer

MERINO research organisation MerinoLink has appointed well-known shearing contractor sector leader Jason Letchford as its new chief executive officer…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2019

Chris Howie’s sheep and beef market wrap: Opportunities emerging

FORMER Elders national livestock manager Chris Howie offers his take on southern livestock market trends in January, drawing from both his own observations and from a wide contact network of producers, agents, processors, industry associates and leaders developed during his extensive career as a livestock agent. ..Read More

Chris Howie, February 1, 2019

Australian sheep industry ambassadors wanted

YOUNG Australian sheep men and women are being urged to apply for the Sheep Industry Ambassador award and potentially win a study tour of New Zealand…Read More

Guest Author, January 29, 2019

Recruitment: How to identify the future team leaders in your business

At the core of every successful agribusiness is a team of good leaders making good decisions. When you set out to identify future leaders to move your business forward, how do you know what to look for?..Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2019

Sheep operations fare best in ABARES drought impact report

AVERAGE farm business profits in Australia’s sheep industry are expected to be positive in 2018-19, compared with forecast negative results for the beef, grains, and dairy industries…Read More

Sheep Central, December 19, 2018

Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Australia’s agricultural workforce is growing, getting younger and engaging more women, according to an analysis released this week by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Sciences…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2018

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