Business

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From fleece to farmed meat: How alpaca farmers are owning their niche

Innovation isn’t always about high-tech gadgets. Sometimes it’s about developing markets for a niche range – like alpaca products – and finding new ways to cash in.

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From paddock to Asia, the brand smashing the supply chain.

Creating a “sexy” alternative to the popularised Angus beef product has proven a successful business decision that’s opening doors to the Asian market for Central West NSW farmer James Millner.

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Is lupin the new superfood?

When it comes to encouraging people to lose weight and improve health there are a lot of pills, scams and potions. Could a family of southern Riverina farmers have a winner growing in their paddocks?

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We’d love to farm – so give us a break

Purchasing a first home is hard enough for most Australians, but for prospective young farmers, it’s virtually impossible. It’s time to give the new generation some tax relief.

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Secret to success: 160 years of farming with Booroomooka Beef

The Munro family run one of the largest Angus studs in Australia with a farming history filled with big personalities and successful strategies.

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Maggots: The livestock feed no-one saw coming

Olympia Yarger is an award-winning insect farmer. The founder and CEO of Canberra-based company Goterra, she is helping to redefine the world’s approach to waste management – producing an alternative livestock feed along the way.

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Investigating the Red Lea Chickens collapse

Red Lea Chickens was once considered a great Australian success story. Started by a Croatian refugee after World War II, it grew over six decades to become one of the top chicken processors in NSW. Today, Red Lea is in voluntary administration and ch

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Bucking tradition breeds innovation for Merino sheep farmer

Breaking the status quo earns innovative Merino stud breeder Matthew Coddington profitable returns – and a global following for his flock’s prized genetics.

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Young gun farmer creates drought lifesavers

He’s only 27, but this Walgett farmer and welder is showing true entrepreneurial spirit - he’s helping other farmers tackle the big dry with recycled shipping containers.

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Going for growth with goats

The decision by the Gates family to swap from Merino sheep to rangeland goats has 
reaped them financial rewards and improved the productivity of their land.