When oysters are stolen it’s not just farmers’ incomes that suffer. Thieves can potentially damage the entire industry, says South East NSW farmer Caroline Henry.
A modern, more efficient approach to the Australian grain supply chain, combined with safe and effective on-farm storage, may help farmers get a greater financial return per hectare for their crops.
Some NSW Farmers conference delegates want kangaroo meat promoted by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) – but not all members agree.
Despite seeing his winter forage crops fail for the first time, Central West cattle farmer Angus Atkinson says the story isn’t all bad.
Our agricultural industry is protected from plant and animal pests and diseases by geography. However increased international trade and travel mean a greater biosecurity threat.
Coonamble based vet Dr Jillian Kelly spends much of her time helping farmers keep their livestock alive through the drought.
Sorghum farmers in NSW and Queensland are suing for
damages after purchasing bags of seeds allegedly contaminated
with the noxious weed shattercane.
Why should feral deer be protected for recreational game if “hunters aren’t carrying any of the risk”, asks Cooma farmer Craig Mitchell.
Managing stock through a dry or drought period forces farmers into tough decisions. Is it better to wait it out and pour money into feed, or to de-stock until conditions improve?
Frost is a low frequency, but high impact event. Just a few hours of below-freezing temperatures can devastate a crop.