Community & Lifestyle

Ag achievers honoured in 2024 Aus Day Awards

SEVERAL achievers with strong links to Australian agriculture have been honoured in the 2024 Australia Day Awards announced this morning…Read More

Sheep Central, January 26, 2024

Warrnambool Shear-a-thon strikes a blow for men’s mental health

A GROUP of shearers, rousabouts and supporters has made a huge contribution toward raising $100,000 for men’s mental health after a 24-hour shear-a-thon at Warrnambool in south-west Victoria last weekend…Read More

Terry Sim, December 13, 2023

Inquiry highlights rising food security challenges for Australia

FOOD security presents real and growing challenges to Australia, an Australian Parliament’s Agriculture Committee inquiry has found…Read More

Sheep Central, December 8, 2023

Rural dwellers less likely to develop dementia, study finds

AUSTRALIANS who enjoy life in the bush could be at less risk of suffering from dementia, new research by the University of Southern Queensland has found…Read More

Sheep Central, November 29, 2023

Cool Kelpie wins National Agriculture Day photo competition

A COOL Kelpie enjoying a dip in a trough watched by some Jersey cows has been awarded first prize in the 2022 National Agriculture Day photo and video competition…Read More

Sheep Central, December 12, 2022

Zetifi raises $12 million to fund digital connectivity push

WAGGA Wagga-based connectivity company Zetifi has raised $12 million through a Series A funding round, which will help ready the on-farm and remote area connectivity solutions before a mass-market launch…Read More

Sheep Central, December 8, 2022

Choppered out and soldiering on: Kim’s flood story

LAST month’s floods in the Lachlan Valley brought devastation to the Eugowra community in central New South Wales, including to farmer and professional photographer Kim Storey…Read More

Kim Storey, December 7, 2022

Focus on mental health issues among rural women

A RECENTLY launched online survey is exploring factors that might predict mental health help-seeking behaviour in rural women…Read More

Sheep Central, June 3, 2022

Ag Fair Broken Hill 2022 comes alive + PICS

RIVERS of green in the endless expanse of western New South Wales energised visitors and exhibitors to return to the 2022 Ag Fair Broken Hill event last weekend…Read More

Henry Wells, May 30, 2022

Rural achievers recognised in 2022 Australia Day honours

VICTORIAN meat processor Frank Herd, leading livestock breeder Jim Gough and former Meat & Livestock Australia regional manager for Japan, Melanie Brock, are among several Australians in the agriculture sector honoured with 2022 Australia Day Awards today…Read More

Sheep Central, January 26, 2022

Vic Nationals take up farm trespass fine fight

VICTORIAN farmers have backed a State Government Opposition call for more action on farm trespass fines after the Andrews Labor Government was challenged on the issue in parliament yesterday…Read More

Sheep Central, November 18, 2021

Victorian farmers want a seat on pandemic committee

VICTORIAN farmers are calling for food supply chain representation on the State Government’s proposed Independent Pandemic Management Advisory Committee…Read More

Sheep Central, November 15, 2021

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