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'Green drought' coastal farmers sharing some of the same struggles

'Green drought' coastal farmers sharing some of the same strugglesWhile much of the focus on the impacts of drought is on inland areas, farmers on the north coast of NSW are starting to see the impact of the extended dry. Cracked earth, farms turned to dust bowls, and emaciated livestock have become commonplace images associated with the drought. However, for farmers in coastal areas - where there are some areas of green left - the toll of the drought is not always as clear.


Kimberley cattle stations captured through the lens

Kimberley cattle stations captured through the lensWith stories of drought and photos of barren paddocks and dying stock dominating the media, photographer and author Al Mabin has sought to document the beauty of farms and the resilience of the people who live and work on them. In preparation for her just-released third book The Grower, Ms Mabin spent a year travelling the country, visiting and photographing more than 500 farms and stations.


Australia on the brink of running out of hay

Australia on the brink of running out of hayAustralia has all but run out of hay, according to one of the country's largest brokers. Feed Central managing director Tim Ford said his business had only 1000 tonnes for sale, down from 220,000 tonnes only six months ago. “I’d say it’s as close to exhausted as I ever want to see,” he said. “Previously the lowest stock levels we got down to was about 7500 tonnes in 2006/07."


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Advancing Dairy Farming

Advancing Dairy FarmingStarting a new job (adventure) is sometimes difficult, particularly after a crisis. Over the last couple of months, I have had the opportunity to sit down and discuss many of the issues that the dairy industry has faced. Last year was an extremely challenging time in the world of dairy, both internationally and domestically.


Artificial Intelligence set to emerge in Wool Production

Artificial Intelligence set to emerge in Wool ProductionAustralian Wool Innovation (AWI), in collaboration with neXtgen Agri Ltd and the University of Sydney will investigate the potential of applying artificial intelligence (AI) in the sheep and wool industry. The overall objective of the first of its kind AI research project is to provide sheep breeders with tools to use advanced phenotypes and AI technologies.


MLA’s Paddock to Plate Story heads on tour

MLA’s Paddock to Plate Story heads on tourMeat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) virtual reality Paddock to Plate Story will hit the road to showcase Australia’s red meat production systems to schools and local communities across Australia. The Australian Good Meat Paddock to Plate Story roadshow will start the tour at the Royal Adelaide Show and then, in partnership with Think Digital, commence a three-month journey through South Australia, Victoria, ACT and NSW.


Remaining Q Fever aware

Remaining Q Fever awareQ fever is an important zoonotic disease (i.e. a disease that can be passed from animals to humans or vice versa) for people who work with animals. Q fever can result in acute or chronic disease in humans and is caused by the bacterium Coxiella burnetii. Q Fever is a notifiable disease in all states and territories in Australia. That means doctors and nurses have to report patients diagnosed with the disease to their Chief Medical Officers within the states and territories’ departments of Health.


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Q fever vaccine shortage sees regional medical centres searching for stock

Q fever vaccine shortage sees regional medical centres searching for stockA nationwide Q fever vaccine shortage has seen people on weeks-long waiting lists and travelling hours to get the vaccine. The Q-VAX vaccine and skin test, which is required to be carried out a few weeks before getting vaccinated, have been in shortage since May.


truckie who's driven around the world almost 80 times - without leaving the station

truckie who's driven around the world almost 80 times - without leaving the stationWhen Johnny Rankine started working at Alexandria Station - a remote cattle station 270 kilometres east of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory - there were hardly any buildings, all the work was done by horseback, and the nightly entertainment was sitting around the campfire chatting. But more than 50 years later Mr Rankine is still working hard on the station and things have changed a lot.


Holistic farming practices deliver content cattle and high-Quality grass-Fed beef

Holistic farming practices deliver content cattle and high-Quality grass-Fed beefApplying kinesiology practices to cattle farming was not something Debbie McBryde ever imagined she would be doing, but she says adopting holistic farming practices to her cattle operation has delivered good results of high-quality grass-fed beef. Ms McBryde started to support the work at her shared enterprise Oombabeer Beef, west of Moura in central Queensland, 14 years ago, and while living most of her life in cities practising kinesiology, she said coming out to the country made her want to change her property's 800-head crossbred cattle operation.


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Farmers front and centre of Indonesia-Australia trade agreement

Farmers front and centre of Indonesia-Australia trade agreementThe Indonesia–Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) was brought to fruition tonight in Jakarta by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Indonesian counterpart, President Joko Widodo. Accompanying the Prime Minister to the Indonesian capital, NFF President Fiona Simson said IA-CEPA heralded a new era in the already-strong Australia-Indonesia agricultural trade relationship.


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. 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.


QFF welcomes Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment findings

QFF welcomes Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment findingsThe Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF), the peak advocacy organisation representing the state’s irrigated agriculture, has welcomed the findings of a federal study to increase the production of food and fibre in northern Australia. The Northern Australia Water Resource Assessment, completed by the CSIRO identified potential new water infrastructure and dams which could create almost 15,000 regional jobs and $4.85 billion in agricultural production in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.


WoolPoll 2018

WoolPoll 2018Every three years, Australian woolgrowers set the future funding level of their wool research, development and marketing body through WoolPoll. Federal government regulations require AWI to consult a panel of woolgrower representatives to assist in running the poll. This WoolPoll Panel works with AWI and endorses the voting documentation and processes, ensuring transparency and integrity throughout. Panel members also play a critical role in encouraging growers to vote in the democratic process of WoolPoll.


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WAFarmers concerned that less than half of wool growers hold AWI shares

WAFarmers concerned that less than half of wool growers hold AWI sharesIn 2017, there were over 60,000 wool levy payers and only 24,000 shareholders. WAFarmers Vice President Steve McGuire said WAFarmers is encouraging all Western Australian wool growers who are AWI levy payers to become a shareholder so they can have their say on the future of AWI.


Management of Murray Basin Rail Project slammed

Management of Murray Basin Rail Project slammedThe Victorian Farmers Federation has slammed the Andrews Government for prioritising Melbourne projects over the delivery of an already-approved and funded regional freight rail project. The move comes as project managers on the Murray Basin Rail Project have yet again delayed the delivery of the crucial $440 million project. VFF president David Jochinke said an update on the project at a meeting convened by Freight Victoria and other government transport agencies yesterday had done little to ease concerns.


Firearms announcement response

Firearms announcement responseThe Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) has noted the State Government’s announcement today regarding firearms law proposals. The TFGA believes that the Legislative Council Inquiry is the most appropriate forum to review issues in relation to the State’s Firearms Policy.


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