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Queensland man charged over alleged $95,000 drought relief fraud

QUEENSLAND police have charged a St George man over an alleged $95,000 Drought Relief Assistance Scheme fraud…Read More

Sheep Central, July 10, 2019

Littleproud and Fitzgibbon stoush over land clearing and ag visas

LABOR was accused of lying over its national native vegetation law intentions and federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud was roasted over the Coalition’s inaction on ag visas at the National Press Club’s agricultural leaders debate yesterday…Read More

Terry Sim, May 9, 2019

The wool grower and Animal Justice Party MLC unite for art

WOOL grower Charlie Olsson and the Animal Justice Party’s Mark Pearson might appear to sit on different sides of the fence when it comes to sheep welfare…Read More

Terry Sim, May 10, 2019

Holiday makers warned on exotic disease outbreak potential of food scraps

HOLIDAY makers have been reminded to dispose of food scraps carefully over the Easter break to minimise any potential for the introduction and spread of an exotic animal disease in Australia…Read More

Sheep Central, April 18, 2019

Quad bike accidents focus attention on proposed safety standard

QUAD bike safety is under the spotlight again after two young boys were killed in quad bike incidents last weekend in Western Australia and Tasmania…Read More

Sheep Central, April 17, 2019

Animal activists arrested as protests span four states

ANIMAL activists have occupied abattoirs, protested at other processing plants across Australia and been arrested at a Melbourne demonstration as part of a series of planned actions today…Read More

Sheep Central, April 8, 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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