Community & Lifestyle

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

Farmers fleeced by machinery and livestock scams

SCAMWATCH has this year received at least 263 reports of scams relating to ‘farms’ or ‘machinery that could be used on farms’ with reported losses totalling more than $1.116 million…Read More

Neil Lyon, Grain Central, November 12, 2021

Young farmer challenge resources get funding boost

YOUNG farmer challenge resources for agricultural shows will be boosted across Australia with a $75,000-plus grant announced this week…Read More

Sheep Central, July 26, 2021

Hamilton ram sale goes digital as Sheep Connect is cut

HAMILTON Sheepvention has had to cancel its planned Sheep Connect events planned for next month, due to Victoria’s ongoing COVID lockdown…Read More

Sheep Central, July 21, 2021

Nation’s top sheep show welcomes call for compensation

AUSTRALIA’S top sheep and wool show should have been told earlier that a statewide lockdown was planned last week, according to the show’s chief executive officer Margot Falconer…Read More

Terry Sim, July 19, 2021

Sheepvention scaled back to Sheep Connect event

HAMILTON’S popular Sheepvention expo will be replaced with a smaller single event over two days in August, organisers said today…Read More

Sheep Central, April 16, 2021

MLA bushfire recovery funding available until 30 June

COMMUNITY groups and organisations that support bushfire-affected red meat producers are being reminded to apply for funding under Meat & Livestock Australia’s ongoing Bushfire Recovery Sponsorship Program…Read More

Sheep Central, February 22, 2021

Q Fever sufferers sought for nationwide research survey

Q FEVER sufferers are being encouraged to participate in a nationwide survey to aid research into developing an emergency response plan for the disease…Read More

Terry Sim, February 3, 2021

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