Business

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Poultry farmers recipe for success with pasture raised black skinned chicken

Great Northern Poultry is challenging Australian eating habits with a rare crossbreed called the Black Namoi and a trial in gourmet duck eggs.

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Australian red meat and livestock industry bodies face the chopping block

A new white paper proposes unifying the highly profitable red meat industry and NSW Farmers is urging members to give feedback.

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New saltbush supplement shows promise for farmers in drought

Innovative sheep farmer Brian Wilson transforms Australian native into world first stockfeed pellet.

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Australian mushroom growers: the crop that is taking off

The Tolsons are keeping up with the Australian growing demand for mushrooms by investing millions in technology to grow their business.

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Brothers paddock-to-plate beef business masters supply chain

From pasture to shopping trolley – the Mawhood's business has the meat supply chain covered and keeps profits firmly in the family.

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Consumer demand confirms organic farming is no longer a niche

With 51% of the world’s certified organic land in Australia, can farmers harvest enough fresh produce to keep up with consumers?

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The need to knows of unfair dismissal

Employment termination can be difficult especially in farming. NSW Farmers’ 
Workplace Relations director Gracia Kusuma shares tips to navigate the process.

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Who owns Australia's land and water?

You might be surprised about which foreign entities are buying up Australia’s prime agricultural land and water. What does this mean for future food security?

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A cracking good idea pays off for Australian pecan producers

Fifty years ago, Australians had hardly heard of pecans, a North American staple. Now a farm near Moree is the biggest producer in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Emu oil finally takes flight in the Australian market

Emu farming should be highly profitable, with a diverse range of markets and a sought-after oil. So why has this business opportunity proved so difficult to get off the ground?