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The big dry: 'See us, hear us, help us'

The big dry: 'See us, hear us, help us'Cattle and sheep farmer Bev Hicks breaks down in tears as she points out her dying trees. "My trees, they're 100 years old and I'm losing them," she says. "Things like that really do devastate you." Ms Hicks is based near Denman in the Upper Hunter region of NSW where many landholders are running out of water. And they are not alone.


Drought-Hit farmers urged to apply for government assistance payment

Drought-Hit farmers urged to apply for government assistance paymentUp to 15,000 farmers who are eligible for a Federal Government drought assistance payment have not applied for it, according to new figures. Drought-ravaged farmers can apply for the Farm Household Allowance (FHA), a payment equivalent to the unemployment benefit.


Australian lamb prices continue to sizzle as overseas demand soars

Australian lamb prices continue to sizzle as overseas demand soarsIn the middle of winter, there is nothing more comforting than a traditional lamb roast. The thing is, you might end up paying through the nose for the privilege if prices continue to head north like they have been. Supply of lamb is traditionally tight during this time of the year, until the new season's offspring hits the market. Appetite for Australian lamb overseas continues to grow too, helping to keep prices high.


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United we stand, divided we fall

United we stand, divided we fallIt’s not news to say that the Australian dairy industry is highly fractured. Divisions exist all along the supply chain, often for historical reasons. We should acknowledge the impact of the challenges of the last few years - the bargaining imbalance between different sections of the industry, volatile markets reflected in farmgate milk prices, adverse seasonal conditions, and other factors outside farmers’ control.


Success heralds future for Community Wild Dog Control Initiative

Success heralds future for Community Wild Dog Control InitiativeAWI has reaffirmed its ongoing funding and commitment to the company’s Community Wild Dog Control Initiative following its success and uptake from wool growers since the program’s launch in 2011. The program was established seven years ago to provide wool growers with up to 36 months of financial assistance for strategic wild dog management.


Female turn-Off, drought drive increased cattle slaughter

Female turn-Off, drought drive increased cattle slaughterOngoing drought conditions combined with a surge in female turn-off has seen Australian cattle slaughter forecasts revised upwards to 7.8 million head for 2018, 9% higher than the 2017 total, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Cattle Industry Projections mid-year update. For the first five months of 2018, Australian adult cattle slaughter totalled 3.1 million head – an increase of 11%, or 300,000 head, from the same period last year, although 7% below the five-year average.


FarmBiosecurity app

FarmBiosecurity appThe FarmBiosecurity app is for people on the go who want to bolster biosecurity on their farm. It’s based on the six biosecurity essentials, covering every aspect of your day-to-day activities. To make your biosecurity plan, simply select the actions that apply to you from the suggestions, or type in your own actions. Your selections become a to-do list that you can share with others. You can attach photos as reminders or to let others know what needs to be done.


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family gives back to charity that helped when daughter was born prematurely

family gives back to charity that helped when daughter was born prematurelyA stud ram breeder from South Australia's Eyre Peninsula has promised the profits of one of his rams to Ronald McDonald House in Adelaide. Jayden Harris and his wife Ashlee, from the Brimanna Poll Merino Stud at Yeelanna, welcomed their little girl Isla late last year, when she was born prematurely at 32 weeks. This meant a 49-night stay in Adelaide, 700 kilometres from home and away from family on the Eyre Peninsula.


NSW MPs break ranks over drought assistance for farmers

NSW MPs break ranks over drought assistance for farmers Two senior NSW National Party members have broken ranks on the State Government's repeated opposition to subsidies for drought-ravaged farmers. Adam Marshall and Kevin Anderson are calling for the introduction of freight and fodder subsidies and the reduction of or waiving of fixed government fees and charges.


Fires, floods and deals for cartons of beer: 25 years at McArthur River Station

Fires, floods and deals for cartons of beer: 25 years at McArthur River StationThe managers of McArthur River Station in the Northern Territory are retiring after 25 years at the property. When David and Margaret Daniell first came to McArthur River Station they were both struck by the beauty of the place. The homestead is edged on two sides by rivers and backs against a large, rugged escarpment, while just a few hundred metres away a waterfall drops into a wide pool beneath yellow sandstone cliffs.


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Peak body welcomes NAB's offset offering, urges others to follow suit

Peak body welcomes NAB's offset offering, urges others to follow suitThe farm sector’s peak body has welcomed the National Australia Bank’s (NAB) decision to allow farmers to use farm management deposit (FMD) funds as an offset against agricultural lending. The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) also acknowledged the lender’s decision to stop charging farmers penalty interest rates for missed loan repayments.


Farmers welcome Emergency Drought Relief Package

Farmers welcome Emergency Drought Relief Package NSW Farmers’ Association welcomes the Emergency Drought Relief Package announced by the NSW Government today. NSW Farmers’ President James Jackson has described the additional $500 million in support as ‘generous’ but has stressed the importance of the package being easily accessible to all farmers across the state battling drought.


Improving dairy hot water efficiency

Improving dairy hot water efficiencyHeating water in dairies accounts for between 10 per cent and 40 per cent of energy consumption – the hot water is used primarily for cleaning and wash-down. Energy monitoring has been undertaken at a number of dairies under the Energy Savers Program. An energy audit considered the most efficient hot water option for a Southeast Queensland dairy farm.


US beef industry insights from Anipro boss

US beef industry insights from Anipro bossAustralian beef producers should expect continued flat prices if the philosophy that our market mirrors the United States with a two year lag holds true. Wes Klett, the general manager of Anipro/Xtraformance Feeds in the United States was the guest speaker at the Livestock SA southern region members dinner at Penola last week.


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Live sheep exports – the next steps

Live sheep exports – the next stepsAfter the regrettable announcement yesterday of the suspension of the export licence for EMS Rural Exports, it is now uncertain when Emmanuel Exports and Kuwait Livestock Transport Trading will be able to resume their shipping services.


Fire-Affected farmers need answers

Fire-Affected farmers need answers The Victorian Farmers Federation says farmers must not be left to bear the full brunt of the devastating south-west fires following the release of Energy Safe Victoria’s (ESV) technical reports into the blazes. One of the ESV reports released yesterday indicates additional investigations will occur into The Sisters fire at Garvoc, which involved a termite-infested power pole. Investigations will also continue into the Terang fire, which involved clashing powerlines.


New faces join the TFGA Board

New faces join the TFGA BoardWayne Johnston was re-elected as President of the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting yesterday. Midlands farmer Marcus McShane continues in his role as Vice President of the TFGA. Two new Board Directors were also welcomed yesterday after a ballot was held amongst members.


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Helping Our Local Farmers - Feel Free To Contact Us And See If We Can Help

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