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AUSSIE Red dairy cattle have been making headway in many herds across the country, with some of the best examples of the breed found in Western Victoria. With increased numbers of the breed has come the ability to gather more data and build a breed genomic standard. Australian Red dairy cattle breeders can now use […]

Michelle Muir - September 22, 2021

THE agriculture sector is poised to smash production value records this year, with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) predicting the gross value of production would hit $73 billion in 2021-22.

Ash Bolt - September 17, 2021

GROWERS across the region were worried last year when July provided below average rainfall - no such concern was felt this year! With above July averages falling on already saturated soils, most of the Western Districts have been battling wet late-winter conditions. Getting winter fertiliser out across southern dairy regions towards the Otways is often […]

Michelle Muir - September 16, 2021

RECENTLY, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) hosted an information evening at the Hamilton Exhibition building for those in the wool industry to identify future wool trends. Marius Cumming of AWI explained that the wool grower is a long way away from the designer and the catwalk, and there is a lot of processing that goes on […]

Jodi Fry - September 13, 2021

IN what will be a godsend to sheep farmers, a flystrike vaccine is on the way and likely to be a game changer. Australian Wool Innovations (AWI) have invested an extra $650,000 in funding for the collaboration with the CSIRO to fast-track the development of a flystrike vaccine. “Growers have been asking for a flystrike […]

Jodi Fry - September 8, 2021

FARMING has never been a better place to be than right now, mid pandemic. Whilst our lives can continue on with some inconveniences, we still have an income and a few hundred acres more to isolate on than the average Aussie. Farmers don’t farm for the recognition, appreciation, and praise. In fact, we often cop […]

Michelle Muir - September 5, 2021

JUST over halfway through the three-week Cobber Challenge, local kelpie Skyblue Jack has been streaking ahead of the field in the competition to decide the hardest working farm dog in Australia and New Zealand.

Mark Rabich - August 27, 2021

THE Livestock and Rural Transporters Association of Victoria (LRTAV) has this week expressed its disappointment at inconsistencies in COVID-19 testing requirements for interstate freight workers to premier, Daniel Andrews.

Mark Rabich - August 27, 2021

THERE has been a lot of talk around the yards about bringing more wool manufacturing back to Australia and being less reliant on Chinese imports. The catalyst for these conversations has mostly been the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has highlighted our reliance on this particular market – but it’s not that simple. Can […]

Jodi Fry - August 23, 2021

THE state’s shadow agriculture and regional Victoria minister has called on the State Government to financially support “desperate” agricultural shows as they fear for survival with COVID-19 again causing cancellations.

Ash Bolt - August 21, 2021
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