Business

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Wool prices are booming, so why is there a shortage of shearers?

Wool prices are strong thanks to the China-fuelled boom, but farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to find good shearers. What is the solution?

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Can digital agriculture bring farmers big rewards?

Fully implementing digital agriculture could boost agricultural production by 25%, so what is holding back this boom?

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Milk matters: the dairy farmers innovating through education

Glenmore dairy farmers Gavin and Karina Moore don't just produce sensational milk, they are teaching the younger generation about the importance of the dairy industry.

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Reaping the rewards of biodynamic farming

Bob Hawke Landcare Award winner Charlie Arnott sees his stock as tools to manage his pasture, and despite the drought, his paddocks are thriving.

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Port Macquarie winemaking family finds export markets fruitful

Cassegrain Wines' decision to forgo chain supermarkets has led to a stronger cellar door and direct sales and has boosted its exports to 40% of production.

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Virtual fences to improve labour efficiency for farmers

Fencing has long been a time-consuming task for farmers, but a research project headed by the CSIRO using solar-powered cattle collars and virtual barriers offers a solution.

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What makes a truly innovative farmer?

The Andreazza family invested in creative solutions for their farm and now they are reaping the rewards with premium rice and wheat crops.

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Oyster growers thrive despite environmental crisis

North Coast oyster farmers have integrated clever practices to remain sustainable since the introduction of Pacific oysters.

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Hydrogen-fuelled tractors: a clean energy option for farmers

A CSIRO breakthrough has been made in the search for alternative fuels. With unmatched efficiency, hydrogen may become the future of farming.

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Australia's oldest family-run turkey farm prepares for Christmas

Tamworth farmers Col and Vicki Quast have been running Quast Turkeys – the family business for 68 years thanks to innovation and sustainable practices.