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Exchanging the Central QLD cattle life for an Avocado farm near Bundaberg QLD

ON THE MEND: Donovan Family Investments owner Lachlan Donovan talks about how avocado production is recovering after the floods. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail OVER two decades ago Lachlan Donovan and his family traded a cattle station in Central Queensland for the life of avocado growers in the Wide Bay region. It was a huge […]

February 12th, 2018
Topic: Avocadoes, Cattle, PEOPLE, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Queensland, SMART FARMING Tags: , , , ,

The truth behind the avocado shortage: growers made ‘innocent mistake’

What’s behind the avocado price increase? Australia’s summer avocado supply shortage is largely the result of market manipulation to boost sales before Christmas, says Antony Allen, former chief executive of Avocados Australia. For weeks the avocado industry has blamed rain and bushfires for Australia’s summer shortage, which has seen wholesale prices double, retail prices spike to $7 […]

January 25th, 2016
Topic: Avocadoes, PRICES Tags: , , ,