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Applications open on July 1 for a start in March 2022. AWI chief executive, Stuart McCullough said it was an important program that seeks to develop future wool industry leaders.“We are focussed on attracting and retaining the best people to the wool industry,” he said.“The AWI Graduate Training Program has been extremely successful since its […]

Jodi Fry - July 6, 2021

LIVESTOCK and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria (LRTAV) are absolutely furious that they were not consulted or considered during the planning phase of the West Gate Tunnel Project. Consequently, while the Victorian Government taut the benefits of removing around 9000 trucks from residential streets surrounding the Port of Melbourne, livestock transports will be unable to […]

Jodi Fry - July 6, 2021

DATA and information on ryegrass varieties is not hard to find. Most seed companies run their own trials and release their figures year to year.However, as farmers are all too aware, these companies have vested interests in the information they are providing, and each trial is undertaken under variable conditions.This makes it very hard to […]

Michelle Muir - July 6, 2021

IF dairy farmers thought last year’s first ever June 1 milk price release under the mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct (‘the Code’) was madness, 2021 has made it look like a walk in the park in comparison!

Michelle Muir - July 6, 2021

AS a part of the Federal Budget announcements last October, apprenticeships and traineeships were given a boost with funding available to employers of up to 50 per cent of the wage paid for 12 months (capped at $28,000, being $7000 per apprentice or trainee per quarter). As part of the initial announcement, the program was […]

Michelle Muir - July 5, 2021

A PRESTIGIOUS national honour was awarded on Thursday to a well-known local community leader at the 2020-21 Australian Farmer of the Year Awards in Canberra.

Mark Rabich - June 18, 2021

TERRY and Shannon Blasche have become the latest farmers to join the WestVic Dairy Focus Farm project. Terry and Shannon, along with their four children, moved to Jancourt East in September 2020.Packing up and moving almost 2000 kilometres with their herd of Aussie Red cattle was challenging enough but throw in a pandemic and the […]

Michelle Muir - June 3, 2021

ARARAT will be the place for the celebration of 50 years since foundation of the Australian Superfine Woolgrowers Association (ASWGA) on June 26 and 27. The annual dinner and farm tour will also into presentations to the winners of the ASWGA Fleece Competition.The venue will be at the birthplace of the association at the Ararat […]

Jodi Fry - June 3, 2021

COVID-19 cancellations have had a devastating effect on many country agricultural shows and Warrnambool’s Show is no exception. However, the Warrnambool Show will go ahead this year thanks to Federal Government funding.Wannon MP, Dan Tehan said he was pleased that the Warrnambool Agricultural Show had been successful in attracting funding under the Supporting Agricultural Shows […]

Jodi Fry - June 3, 2021

The government has based its spend around an effort to boost the industry from its current annual value of $60 million to the economy, to their lofty target of $100 million by 2030. Instant asset write-off extendedTHE $150,000 instant asset write-off scheme was extended until the end of the 2022-23 financial year.In March 2020 the […]

Michelle Muir - June 3, 2021
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