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Silence of the lambs: NSW farmer to shoot starving flock because he can’t afford to feed them

FARMER Les Jones will this month shoot all 1200 of his starving sheep and bury them in a mass grave on his barren farm in northwestern NSW. The sheep are living skeletons, so emaciated the Jones family can’t even use them to feed themselves “unless we ate soup every day”. Cattle & Sheep are so […]

July 22nd, 2018
Topic: ARTICLES STORIES, DROUGHTS FLOODS, FARM PROPERTIES, FARMING, FIRES FLOOD FAMINE, GRASSES LEGUMES, HELP ASSISTANCE, MORTGAGES, NATIONAL DISASTERS, NATURAL DISASTERS, Nsw, PASTURES, PEOPLE, POVERTY, PROPERTIES, REPOSSESSIONS, SHARE STORIES, Sheep, STOCK FEED, WANTED TO SELL, WOOL Tags: , , , ,

Mice strike farms: ‘We’re not quite getting on top of the problem.’

Farmers in southern Australia are counting the cost of mouse control and damage this season, with baiting costs soaring up to $100,000 on one property and some farmers forced to resow crops three times. Some farmers have been forced to bait repeatedly in a bid to protect their crops, while crops in some paddocks have […]

October 1st, 2017
Topic: AGRICULTURE, Canola, Canola, FARMING, PASTURES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, Rodents, South Australia Tags: , , ,

Australia’s Farm output hits $60 billion for the first time

Wheat exports are tipped to be the second biggest agricultural export earner. Photo: Simon O’Dwyer The value of the nation’s farm production is tipped to pass $60 billion next financial year for the first time, with farm exports expected to earn about $45 billion. According to a new report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural […]

February 29th, 2016
Topic: PASTURES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, STATISTICS Tags: , ,

LAWYER OVERCHARGED BIG TIME & GETS STRUCK OFF THE ROLL

A disgraced Perth lawyer who grossly overcharged his clients will be struck from the roll of legal practitioners & said to be not fit to practice. Paul O’Halloran, whose company O’Halloran Legal specialises in personal injury and accident compensation cases, was suspended from practising earlier this year for six months. On Wednesday, the full bench […]

December 4th, 2013
Topic: LAW POLICE CRIME, PASTURES Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

SOME AREAS OF QLD & NSW ARE GREENER THAN EVER TO THE FARMERS DELIGHT

IT’S business as usual for beef producer Ray Belz, Murrumba, Esk, after finishing most of his flood fencing early this week. The Gallanani and Coal Creeks flooded Mr Belz’s property, just outside Esk. However, he isn’t complaining after receiving 297 millimetres of soaking rain. Mr Belz said the rain had been nicely spread out over […]

February 9th, 2013
Topic: PASTURES, WATER & IRRIGATION, WEATHER Tags: , , , , ,