Pastures & Cropping

Crop exports expected to play bigger role in export volumes

HIGHER Australian crop production is expected to help cropping products take over from livestock in export volumes in 2020-21, according to ABARES’ December quarter 2020 Agriculture Commodities report…Read More

Sheep Central, December 7, 2020

NSW DPI warns of toxic failed crop hay risk for livestock

HAY from failed crops with high nitrate levels could be kill livestock this year, recent testing data from the NSW Department of Primary Industries has shown…Read More

Sheep Central, October 31, 2019

NFF proposes drought exit packages, but ALP says no

A CALL for exit assistance for drought-affected farmers has failed to win the support of the Australian Labor Party…Read More

Sheep Central, October 23, 2019

Australian superfine wool seminar to focus on industry’s challenges

MEETING the challenges of top wool production will be a focus of the 2019 Australian Superfine Wool Growers’ Association’s seminar and fleece competition this month…Read More

Sheep Central, May 6, 2019

Free sub clover test call to map high oestrogen cultivar areas

A FREE test service to determine the oestrogen content of sub clover pastures is being offered to southern Australian sheep producers keen to maximise their lamb production…Read More

Sheep Central, April 16, 2019

Perennial ryegrass pastures in high rainfall areas hit by plant deaths

SHEEP and beef producers are being advised to assess the extent of plant deaths in their pastures before releasing stock from feedlots and sacrifice paddocks, and especially in high rainfall..Read More

Sheep Central, April 15, 2019

Agriculture Victoria offers pasture seminars to sheep and beef producers

AGRICULTURE Victoria will support beef and sheep producers affected by difficult seasonal conditions with a phone/online seminar on pasture recovery next week…Read More

Sheep Central, April 12, 2019

MLA welcomes federal assistance on pasture dieback research

MEAT & Livestock Australia has welcomed a $3 million grant for further pasture dieback research from the Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources, committing to match the Commonwealth Government’s investment dollar for dollar…Read More

Sheep Central, March 25, 2019

Global grass and seed giant to extend its reach in Australia and NZ

THE world’s biggest pasture grass and clover seed company – DLF Seeds — is set to increase its market reach after it received important Australian and New Zealand regulatory approvals for its NZ$421 million acquisition of PGW Seeds this week…Read More

Sheep Central, February 15, 2019

Training group ChemCert seeks review and stay of registration decision

MAJOR national chemical use training group ChemCert has applied to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to review the expiry of its registration with the Australian Skills Quality Authority…Read More

Terry Sim, February 11, 2019

ChemCert withdrawal from industry training prompts questions

MAJOR national chemical use training group ChemCert has declared it is unable to deliver accredited courses, enrol new students nor issue certification to those who have completed units…Read More

Terry Sim, February 1, 2019

MLA launches pasture trial website at Grassland Society conference

SOUTHERN Australian livestock producers will be able to access comparative quantitative pasture data online with the new Pasture Trial Network website launched today…Read More

Sheep Central, September 8, 2017

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