The Farmer

What's making news in the world of farming across NSW.

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.


Nevertire women lead the way on family farm

The George family has been farming in Central West NSW since 1912. The latest generation, now dominated by women, grow crops and run sheep and cattle.


Agtech and innovation a must for prosperous farming future

Australian farmers need to be on the front foot of innovation in agribusiness, says NSW Farmers’ Ag Science Committee chair David Mailler.


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.


How farmers are adapting to climate change in Australia

Whether you think changing weather is natural, man-made or a myth, farmers are on the frontline of innovation. But is the government taking climate action seriously?


Turning 80 million tonnes of livestock dung into farming profits

The next generation of imported dung beetles are being trialled on NSW farms – and set to bring a multitude of benefits to Australian livestock producers.


New saltbush supplement shows promise for farmers in drought

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


Harrisia cactus proves a prickly issue for NSW farmers

“Harrisia cactus needs to be controlled before the drought breaks,” says Boggabilla broadacre cropping farmer and North West Local Land Services board member Richard Clark.


Retired farmers share generations of wisdom

Each month a group of retired farmers comes together to share stories about their farming families and reminisce on Australian agriculture.


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.