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Archive for February 26th, 2015

Australian Grain Technologies enters the barley growing business

Paul Telfer has been appointed by Australian Grain Technologies to head up its new barley breeding program. We’re taking a 20 to 50-year view with this one – hopefully we can get some lines in the 2016 NVT ONE of Australia’s largest wheat breeders will expand its operation and begin breeding barley. Australian Grain Technologies […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: PEOPLE, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: None

Ingham Nth Qld bio-mill funding option may be a better deal for growers

North Qld Bio – Energy (NQBE) chairman Robert Carey said under the alternate model raised, NQBE’s advisors, NAB Advisory, shareholders could be both growers and millers. Farmers would receive considerably more revenue than they do under the current NQBE INGHAM sugarcane farmers could retain an increased ownership percentage in the $520 million North Queensland Bio-Energy […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, PRICES, Queensland Tags: None

DOWNWARD TREND SEEN IN LAMB PRICES

Lambs are still relatively high, across the board, and still above the five-year average LAMB prices may have taken a slight dip in recent weeks, with seasonal conditions and softening demand playing a role, but confidence in the market is strong and lambs are still performing well overall. Meat and Livestock Australia market information manager […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: PRICES, REPORTS STUDIES PAPERS, Sheep Tags: None

Australia’s Top End beef back in business

We want Northern Australia to grasp the opportunity of being a supplier of high quality food AN unheralded weekend appearance by the Prime Minister to cut the ribbon on Australian Agricultural Company’s (AACo) Livingstone Beef abattoir, south of Darwin, officially signals that the Top End is seriously back in the meat processing business. While Mr […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: Cattle, Northern Territory Tags: None

GETTING BETTER VALUE FROM FARMERS SOILS MAY BE THE KEY TO HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY

WITH the price of cropping land soaring, farmers are increasingly looking to improve the productivity of the ground they already own. A South Australian project is looking at ways farmers can achieve this and lower the amount of soil constraints they are confronted with. Speaking at the Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) forum in Red Cliffs, […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: SOILS EROSION Tags: None

Life and death in WA’s Wheatbelt: a farmer’s struggle

The challenges facing John Shadbolt and son Gerard in Mukinbudin are typical of those confronting many Wheatbelt farmers. Photo: Simon White Suicide fears in regional WA as farmers struggle to make ends meet If the heat isn’t the first thing that gets you, it will probably be the silence. The Wheatbelt region of Western Australia […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, LIFESTYLES GENERAL, PEOPLE, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Western Australia Tags: None