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Driest hottest year ever, or driest and hottest for selected records?

OPINION Almost without fail when discussions turn to the weather, media commentators or scientists will report that the particular weather phenomena they are talking about is the most extreme that..Read More

Mick Keogh, Australian Farm Institute, January 25, 2016

Letter – Live export for a better world

Our live export industry represents much more than just the ferrying of live animals to hungry markets, argues wool industry identity, Chick Olsson. ..Read More

Chick Olsson, June 5, 2015

Activists aside, how do Australians view farm animal welfare?

A STUDY of public attitudes about farm animal welfare suggests that, while a majority of the public think Australian farmers do a good job, consumer attitudes are shifting and Australian agriculture has work to do to ensure its commitment to high animal welfare standards is understood…Read More

James Nason, May 22, 2019

Saleyard trade and heavy lamb prices continue to climb

LAMB and mutton prices continued to rise in saleyards early this week putting further pressure on domestic and export processors seeking quality supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, May 22, 2019

Coles offers 830c/kg in July forward lamb contract

SUPERMARKET giant Coles has released a July forward contract price of 830c/kg contract price for 18-26kg lambs, but analysts are already asking will it be enough to attract supplies…Read More

Terry Sim, April 26, 2019

Queensland stock agent wins national young auctioneers competition

QUEENSLAND stock agent Anthony O’Dwyer has won the 2019 ALPA National Young Auctioneers Competition at his first attempt as the state’s representative at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Anthony, 25,..Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 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

Farmer leaders welcome a Federal Budget that Labor calls “a con”

THE Morrison Government’s conditional pre-election Federal Budget for 2019-20 has been welcomed by the nation’s farming bodies with some reservations, but condemned by the Opposition as “a con” and indicating no strategic plan by the Liberal-Nationals Coalition for the sector…Read More

Sheep Central, April 3, 2019

Hamilton’s cattle saleyards to be roofed and sheep-proofed with federal funding

PEAK lamb capacity at Hamilton’s saleyards will be boosted with the planned roofing and sheep-proofing of the centre’s cattle sale pens…Read More

Terry Sim, March 27, 2019

Rural crime prevention and pasture set to steal the show at Stawell

RURAL crime and how to steal some benefit from the tough dry season will be addressed at a Perennial Pasture Systems update at Stawell in Victoria next week…Read More

Sheep Central, March 27, 2019

SA Govt commits $7.5m to red meat supply chain reforms

THE South Australian government plans to inject $7.5 million into the state’s red meat sector in a bid to grow productivity in the industry and strengthen biosecurity. The investment, from..Read More

Sheep Central, March 25, 2019

Applications called for second round of Smart Farming Program grants

SMART Farming Partnership grants of up to $4 million are now available for projects that improve the sustainability of Australian agriculture…Read More

Sheep Central, March 22, 2019

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