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Australia | 23 September 2016
Greener pastures: the dairy farmers committed to sustainability

It was a soil bacteria course in New Zealand that convinced Reggie Davis to change his farming methods. The fourth-generation Victorian dairy farmer had become increasingly concerned by the costs, ...


Australia | 21 September 2016
Victorian dairy farmer earnings drop 70 per cent over past financial year, survey finds

Victorian dairy farmers made on average a loss of $41,000 dollars for the 2015-16 financial year. The Dairy Farm Monitor Project surveys dairy farmers across the Victorian dairying regions every ye...


Australia | 20 September 2016
Australia crimps beef export forecast as farmers cull less cattle

Australia has crimped its forecast for beef exports by nearly 7 percent, with farmers easing off on slaughtering cattle as they look to rebuild herds from 20-year lows following three years of drought...


Australia | 20 September 2016
Helicopter drone used to drop self-destructing predatory bugs on strawberry crops

A helicopter-style drone is being used in the war against mites that suck the goodness out of growing crops. Aerobugs, a business run by former strawberry grower Nathan Roy, has taken off after Mr ...


Australia | 19 September 2016
Next generation farming power: Tesla speaks to farmers at Melbourne event

Global tech giant, Tesla has pitched its products to Australian farmers for the first time. At an Agribusiness Australia event in Melbourne, Tesla told farmers that its battery storage technology c...


Australia | 15 September 2016
Irrigated agriculture in Australia now worth more than $15 billion

The value of irrigated agricultural production in Australia has hit more than $15 billion. Figures released by the Bureau of Statistics this week show that in 2014-15, the Gross Value of Irrigated ...


Australia | 13 September 2016
Dairy processor Murray Goulburn increases milk prices for farmer suppliers

Dairy giant Murray Goulburn has announced its first milk price increase for dairy farmers, coming months after a series of cuts. The company will pay farmers an extra 15 cents per kilogram of milk ...


Australia | 12 September 2016
Australian women in agriculture elect Victorian dairy farmer to presidency

The new head of the Australian women's farm lobby is vowing to campaign for greater telecommunication access in regional areas. Sarah Parker, a dairy farmer from Victoria's Goulburn Valley, became ...


Australia | 12 September 2016
Victorian dairy company puts $500 million investment plan on the backburner

A Victorian dairy company is re-assessing its $500 million plan to produce and process its own milk, citing setbacks caused by a global oversupply of product and uncertainty around Chinese import regu...


Australia | 12 September 2016
Most foreign owners of Aussie farmland are Brits

Australia has released a long-awaited register of foreign ownership of farmland following concerns that too much land has been sold off, particularly to Chinese buyers. The Register of Foreign Owne...


Australia | 8 September 2016
UK and US dwarf China as top foreign investors in Australian agricultural land

Investors in the United Kingdom and United States own two-thirds of Australia’s foreign-owned agricultural land, the government’s new land register has revealed. The first report of the registry of...


Australia | 7 September 2016
UK owns more Aussie farmland than China, new report shows

Treasurer Scott Morrison may be emphasising the low level of foreign ownership of Aussie farmland but Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce doesn't appear to agree. The United Kingdom has emerged as ...


Australia | 7 September 2016
Farmers producing less milk as dairy crisis bites

The amount of milk being produced in Australia is plummeting as the dairy crisis starts to bite on farms around the country. If predictions are true, production is set to fall to lows not seen in 2...


Australia | 2 September 2016
Police capture 14-foot cattle-eating crocodile in Australia

Police in Australia managed to capture a massive crocodile which had been feasting on local livestock. Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services shared video of crews wrangling the 14-...


Australia | 1 September 2016
Australia's beef with Chinese consumers: They aren't eating enough of its meat

Chinese consumers are lapping up Australia’s vitamins, baby formula, and fresh produce, with daigou imports becoming more popular. But there is one product from Australia that is feeling the heat: bee...


Australia | 31 August 2016
Cattle exporter misses prospectus targets

Live cattle exporter Wellard Group has missed its prospectus forecasts on revenue, profit and margins, booking a $23 million annual loss instead of the forecast $9 million net profit. Stripping out...


Australia | 30 August 2016
Beef soon to become a 'luxury item' as prices skyrocket

For many Aussies, splurging on a ribeye may be a thing of the past, as a global beef shortage has sent shockwaves through meat markets, sending menu prices soaring and diners out the door. Since th...


Australia | 26 August 2016
Australia to resume live cattle trade with Japan after export ban lifted

Australia has finally been cleared to resume live cattle exports to Japan after a three-month ban was lifted today. Japan temporarily suspended live cattle imports from Australia in May, after a co...


Australia | 25 August 2016
Dairy industry goes under spotlight as Barnaby Joyce signals end to $1 milk

Scott Morrison has asked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to investigate the national dairy industry as the agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, emerged from a dairy crisis meeting d...


Australia | 25 August 2016
Despite China free trade agreement Australian beef producers are missing out

Despite a free trade agreement dropping tariffs from Australian beef imports to China, Australia’s ability to supply China has gone backwards. In 2014-15, the volume of Australia’s beef exports to...


Australia | 22 August 2016
Grain farmers primed for boom spring harvest

Australia’s grain growers are set to produce a record $14 billion bumper harvest this spring, as rain across most of southern Australia boosts crop yields and farmer confidence. In an ideal winter ...


Australia | 22 August 2016
Beef processors claim new report shows 'no economic case' for tighter regulation

A report commissioned by the meat processing sector argues there is no economic case for tighter regulation of the industry. It follows intense political scrutiny of the sector which has included a...


Australia | 19 August 2016
Australia bars foreign bidders from buying 50.4% of Ausgrid

Australia’s Treasurer Scott Morrison confirmed he will block foreign bidders from buying a majority stake in state-owned power network Ausgrid, saying the more than A$10 billion ($7.6 billion) deal wo...


Australia | 18 August 2016
Australia's biggest livestock movement creates quite the buzz

On utes, trucks and giant semi-trailers, they have been transported to the vast fields of north-west Victoria in mind-boggling numbers. From as far afield as Queensland, South Australia, New South ...


Australia | 18 August 2016
Hunter Valley dairy farmers feeling the pinch of Australian milk crisis

Every day, morning and afternoon at Vacy, in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, dairy farmer David Williams watches his 340 Jersey cows amble into his dairy. He has a long workday — the alarm clock...


Australia | 17 August 2016
Fonterra faces legal action from Aus farmers

Farmers in Australia have joined forces to launch a class action against Fonterra and another dairy company, Murray-Goulburn, which have slashed the price they pay farmers for milk. Two Victorian l...


Australia | 17 August 2016
Sons still dominate family farming inheritance

For farmers the question of 'who gets the property' can be a very complex issue, especially when a daughter shows interest in taking on the property. In Australia it is estimated only 10 per cent o...


Australia | 16 August 2016
Dairy crisis: Farmers unsurprised by poor take-up of concessional loan scheme

Farmers have told the ABC they are not surprised just one dairy concessional loan has been approved since the program was announced in May. The poor take-up revelations come as South Australian Sen...


Australia | 15 August 2016
Australian dairy farmers 'slaughtering 700 cows a week' - because the cost of producing

Struggling dairy farmers are being forced to send their cattle to 'the choppers' rather than be milked because they are being paid less than it costs to produce the milk. The price of the raw produ...


Australia | 12 August 2016
Consumers switch dollar milk for branded product as dairy crisis hits farmers

Australian consumers are spending more money on milk in an effort to support struggling dairy farmers. What has been dubbed as a 'dairy crisis' started in Australia in April when milk companies, in...