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Australia | 31 March 2016
Aussie dollar next big hurdle for cattle industry

The high Australian dollar is the next big obstacle for the cattle industry said graziers at the Charters Towers cattle sales on Wednesday. They were pleased with prices still hovering at record hi...


Australia | 30 March 2016
Tasmanian agriculture research in top 100 globally

Tasmania's agricultural research has received international recognition. The University of Tasmania is now ranked among the top 100 best universities in agriculture out of over 4200 universities wh...


Australia | 30 March 2016
Pasture efficiency key to boosting margins, says Tasmanian dairy farmer Oliver Roberts

North West Tasmanian dairy farmer, Oliver Roberts, believes farmers can improve efficiency in pasture management to help bolster margins in a challenge milk price climate. After studying a Bachelor...


Australia | 29 March 2016
Chinese bidder for Australian cattle empire defends investment in foreign farmland

A Chinese company wanting to buy Australia's largest agricultural landholding says Australians have much to gain from foreign investment, and that the company's track record in New Zealand proves it. ...


Australia | 24 March 2016
Dairy farmer bids farewell to industry after 32 years

Narelle Black is now one on a long list of dairy farmers who have abandoned the industry since the discounting of milk served a low blow to farmers five years ago. Mrs Black, who joined her husband...


Australia | 21 March 2016
Australian farmers more confident about investing in property

A quarter of Australian farmers plan to increase their investments in property and expand this year. The latest Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey of farmers shows the greatest confidence is among co...


Australia | 17 March 2016
Farmers welcome review of controversial backpacker tax hike

Farmers have welcomed a Federal Government review of plans to increase the taxes backpackers pay. The horticulture industry, tourism groups and agricultural lobbies have maintained a sustained camp...


Australia | 16 March 2016
Australian cattle market prices bend to pressure

This year has been full of cattle price records and milestones but the last fortnight has seen an easing in values of between five and 10 cents a kilogram liveweight across nearly all classes of cattl...


Australia | 10 March 2016
Investors flocking to agriculture, Colliers research finds

Australia's rural and agribusiness sector is undergoing a revolution as investors begin to recognise the industry’s long-term potential. The rural and agribusiness sector is now included in investo...


Australia | 7 March 2016
Rural property market rallies with positive mood

The rural property market has turned the corner from the lows of 2013–14, according to an annual review. Property valuers Herron Todd White reported in their annual review the mood was generally po...


Australia | 4 March 2016
Can Australia keep up with Chinese dairy farms’ rapid advancement?

While the Australian dairy industry has plateaued over the last ten years, China is seeing a sharp rise in milk production. Production and consumption of dairy products in China have soared, averaging...


Australia | 4 March 2016
Record high for cattle on feed across Australia reached

Victoria increased its cattle on feed numbers by nearly 10,000 in the three months to December, in a record-breaking quarter for the lotfeeding industry. Cattle in Australian feedlots numbered 997,...


Australia | 4 March 2016
Super funds looking at different ways to invest in agriculture

It's early days for super funds looking to invest in agriculture, according to First State Super's Damien Webb. But he doesn't think that's a reason for concern, more it's a sign that super funds t...


Australia | 1 March 2016
Australia deputy PM urges local investment in agriculture

Australia's deputy prime minister on Tuesday urged the country's A$1.8 trillion ($1.3 trillion) pension fund industry to boost its investment in agriculture as the sector gears up to meet strong deman...


Australia | 26 February 2016
Stock agent says demand for Central Australian cattle is strong

A Central Australian cattle agent says demand is strong from Queensland farmers wanting to restock after good rain. Wet areas and high heat in the Red Centre have made mustering tough. But broke...


Australia | 24 February 2016
Australia’s biggest dairy farm to be sold to China

Treasurer Scott Morrison has reportedly approved the sale of Australia’s biggest dairy farm to a Chinese billionaire, sparking fears the price of milk and baby formula will rise. On Tuesday, Mr Mor...


Australia | 22 February 2016
Dairy farmers turn from cows to milking camels at $21 per litre

They have continued in dairy but a farming couple at Kyabram in northern Victoria have traded in their traditional cows for camels in search of a niche market. The Williams family were share farmin...


Australia | 22 February 2016
Australia turns to agriculture as mining boom cools

It is an early start for the workers at the Oakey Beef exports factory in Toowoomba, Queensland. Everyone's hard at work, with only the clangs of the sharp knives of the meat slicers to break up th...


Australia | 16 February 2016
Is Australia going to ban livestock export?

Recently, animal rights activists in Australia have been campaigning against the Australian import of Livestock claiming that the industry is not legal and legitimate. They are also claiming the Lives...


Australia | 16 February 2016
Demand for cattle sees re-stockers drive new record prices

Demand from re-stockers has driven new record prices at Australia's largest cattle selling centre at Roma, in southern Queensland. A pen of very lightweight steers from Lightning Ridge in northern ...


Australia | 15 February 2016
Farmers helping farmers: grain grower donates road train load of hay to western Queensland graziers

Three years of drought has hit western Queensland hard, but acts of kindness and generosity have provided relief in the midst of hard times. A number of organisations and community groups have orga...


Australia | 10 February 2016
Anonymous hay donation helps keep cattle alive on a West Australian beef property after bushfire

A West Australian farmer says an anonymous hay donation has helped keep her cattle alive after her entire property was burnt during a bushfire. Robyn Allingham and her husband Paul run a farm in Co...


Australia | 8 February 2016
New 'backpacker tax' will devastate Australia's agriculture industry

Fruit and vegetable growers are getting increasingly anxious about a new tax on the backpackers they rely on to pick their crops. The current system means people on working holiday visas pay no tax in...


Australia | 8 February 2016
Better times ahead for Australian agriculture this year

Further depreciation of the Australian dollar will this year act as a “tail wind” for Australian agriculture, while low oil prices will help ease input cost pressures but are also likely to weigh on a...


Australia | 5 February 2016
Research finds grain growers are seeding winter crops earlier

New research has confirmed that Australian grain growers are planting winter crops a month earlier than they were 30 years ago. In the mid 1980's, the national mid point of seeding was June 10th, w...


Australia | 29 January 2016
Trespassing pig hunters under police microscope as incidents increase on Sarina farmland

An increasing number of hunters have been illegally 'pigging' on farmland near Sarina without permission from the landholders, often leaving damaged property behind them. Pigging involves using hun...


Australia | 29 January 2016
Tasmanian footrot protocols prevent sheep exports to China

Tasmanian farmers say footrot protocols are preventing them from exporting to China, and are calling for a change in the policy to change. Tasmanian stud sheep breeder Rodney Summers says the proto...


Australia | 28 January 2016
Cattle lead poisoning sparks warning for farmers

The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) says the deaths of three cattle on different properties in the state has been linked to lead poisoning. The department ha...


Australia | 25 January 2016
Crippling tax rates drive 'hobby' dairy farmer from land

A surgeon who spent millions creating a sophisticated dairy business has been forced to sell his herd and land because of federal tax laws that pushed his effective tax rate to more than 80 per cent....


Australia | 25 January 2016
Southern beef producer buys two Northern Territory cattle stations

A family-owned beef company from South Australia has purchased two cattle properties in the Northern Territory. The Delmore Downs and Delny pastoral leases, 200 kilometres north-east of Alice Sprin...