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Mouse numbers build to worrying levels in the north

Mouse numbers build to worrying levels in the north

Farmers in Queensland and northern NSW are being warned they may need to bait to stop mouse damage in both summer and winter crops.
Friday, September 18, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (17)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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KLTT sells twin-tiered live export ship

KLTT sells twin-tiered live export ship

Jordanian company purchased the vessel about two weeks ago.
Friday, September 18, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (20)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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NT strives to ensure it's citrus canker free

NT strives to ensure it's citrus canker free

The NT is claiming the eradication of citrus canker as a success story.
Friday, September 18, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (57)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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John McKillop named as new red meat boss

John McKillop named as new red meat boss

Agribusiness leader John McKillip will take over from Don Mackay as the new independent chair of the Red Meat Advisory Council.
Friday, September 18, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (57)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Kamballie tops at $11,250

Kamballie tops at $11,250

"We have bloody loyal clients - we appreciate you giving us the responsibility to breed the sheep..."
Friday, September 18, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (37)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Agribusiness buzz in brief

Agribusiness buzz in brief

A quick check on some of the players making news in agribusiness
Thursday, September 17, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (40)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Fonterra posts massive profit turnaround

Fonterra posts massive profit turnaround

Fonterra has posted a profit for the first time in two years despite the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Thursday, September 17, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (40)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Showing them the money - $39m in grants open to shows, field days

Showing them the money - $39m in grants open to shows, field days

A 'pandemic-busting cash injection' for shows and field day events forced to cancel because of COVID-19 is now available.
Thursday, September 17, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (28)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Nestle pulls plug on breakfast cereal after 31 years

Nestle pulls plug on breakfast cereal after 31 years

Swiss multinational Nestle will stop making Vita Brits and shed 32 jobs.
Thursday, September 17, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (34)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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'They are trying to emasculate it': Energy plan will weaken renewables agency, experts warn

'They are trying to emasculate it': Energy plan will weaken renewables agency, experts warn

The Greens have pledged to block legislation that would include coal projects in renewables funding.
Thursday, September 17, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (24)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Got a Honda 'postie' bike? Show us

Got a Honda 'postie' bike? Show us

A tribute to an unrecognised farm workhorse - the CT110.
Thursday, September 17, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (52)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Victorian farmer takes TikTok by storm

Victorian farmer takes TikTok by storm

A Victorian farmer has taken the internet by storm, posting his farming escapades on TikTok, and amassing millions of views and likes.
Thursday, September 17, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (44)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Victorian farmer takes TikTok by storm

Victorian farmer takes TikTok by storm

A Victorian farmer has taken the internet by storm, posting his farming escapades on TikTok, and amassing millions of views and likes.
Thursday, September 17, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (47)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Andrew Forrest's plan to extinguish bushfires within an hour is as challenging as it sounds

Andrew Forrest's plan to extinguish bushfires within an hour is as challenging as it sounds

Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest has unveiled a plan to transform how Australia responds to bushfires.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (40)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Vets and observers in short supply for live-ex voyages

Vets and observers in short supply for live-ex voyages

Lack of flight seats home leaves vet stranded for months.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (41)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Live-ex trade wants reduced density changes shelved

Live-ex trade wants reduced density changes shelved

New ASEL rules due in November will be costly and aren't needed, trade says
Wednesday, September 16, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (48)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Terminal sires swept up as ram sales kick into gear

Terminal sires swept up as ram sales kick into gear

Demand for terminal sires has exceeded expectations so far this year, and there's a lot to suggest this trend will continue.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (51)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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In their own words: The battle faced by the ACT's farmers

In their own words: The battle faced by the ACT's farmers

Listen to Episode 2 of the Voice of Real Australia podcast: Business in Canberra's Majura Valley is tough for ACT farmers with short term leases, lapses and a lack of security for bank loans
Wednesday, September 16, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (59)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Young lot feeder finalists announced

Young lot feeder finalists announced

Beef's future leaders vye for prestigious title.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (44)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Only a 'handful' of NZ shearers take up short-term visa offer

Only a 'handful' of NZ shearers take up short-term visa offer

Despite the federal government granting NZ shearers short-term visas to enter Australia, only a handful have accepted the offer.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (67)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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China to put Aussie wheat under the microscope

China to put Aussie wheat under the microscope

Wheat is the latest commodity to be hit by souring Sino-Australian relations, with Aussie shipments to be more closely inspected in China.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (130)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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What can we learn from past wool price downturns?

What can we learn from past wool price downturns?

The current wool price downturn isn't the worst, or even the second, third or fourth-worst, in the last 100 years.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (87)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Push to shorten live-ex moratorium gathers steam

Push to shorten live-ex moratorium gathers steam

A-grade animal welfare report fuels push to reassess crippling prohibition.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (79)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Fruit pickers could keep JobSeeker, uni students could work off HECS

Fruit pickers could keep JobSeeker, uni students could work off HECS

Do you think these ideas will help fill the ag labour shortage?
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (72)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Season has farmers full of beans

Season has farmers full of beans

Welcome rain has soaked the Grampians regions right as reserves were beginning to get depleted, setting up hopes of a ripper spring.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (85)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Dams key to 'getting this economy flowing': Barnaby

Dams key to 'getting this economy flowing': Barnaby

"The big project I think our nation needs is the movement of water from the north of Australia."
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (74)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Queensland can't rebuild with more of the same

Queensland can't rebuild with more of the same

In this week's The Gauge Tom Marland says failed investment in water security, infrastructure and sustainable industries won't help Queensland rebuild after the pandemic is passed.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (73)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Crops, pastures gets boost with Vic, SA rain

Crops, pastures gets boost with Vic, SA rain

Western Victoria and SE South Australia were the headline acts in terms of weekend rain, but it may be western NSW's turn this week.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (71)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Ag output values flatline at $61b as virus and restocking cut earnings

Ag output values flatline at $61b as virus and restocking cut earnings

Improved season will be a drag on some agricultural production earnings this year as producers rebuild after drought, withholding livestock from market
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (70)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Australia could run out of local rice by Christmas says SunRice

Australia could run out of local rice by Christmas says SunRice

Drought, high water prices and a lack of allocation has made it "almost impossible" for Riverina growers says SunRice
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (73)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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What trade war? US ag sales to China leap despite Trump's risky rhetoric

What trade war? US ag sales to China leap despite Trump's risky rhetoric

US farm exporters are enjoying a boom year, despite President Donald Trump's provocative blasts at Beijing
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (44)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Shearing industry forced to defend its use of NZ workers

Shearing industry forced to defend its use of NZ workers

The shearing industry is being forced to defend its use of New Zealand shearers, amid calls seasonal workers are robbing young Australians of a chance to take up the trade.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (108)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Lime prices weather COVID conditions

Lime prices weather COVID conditions

People looking for immune-boosting foods have kept the citrus industry kicking along.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (97)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Global grain supply and demand estimates debated on the back of new report from USDA

Global grain supply and demand estimates debated on the back of new report from USDA

Uncertainty clouds the global corn picture as grain analysts digest latest supply and demand estimates.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (97)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Global grain supply, demand estimates debated on the back of new report

Global grain supply, demand estimates debated on the back of new report

Uncertainty clouds the global corn picture as grain analysts digest latest supply and demand estimates.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (47)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Set a fleece aside for world's biggest fleece competition

Set a fleece aside for world's biggest fleece competition

Wool growers are being encouraged to put fleeces aside after this year's spring shearing to enter into the 2021 Australian Fleece Competition.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (82)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Scramble for heifers, young cattle keeps store market solid

Scramble for heifers, young cattle keeps store market solid

Producer 'hold or sell' decisions have never been so tough
Monday, September 14, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (57)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Trade Minister says ag must plan for long trade tussle with China

Trade Minister says ag must plan for long trade tussle with China

Farmers will have to weigh up the risks of doing business with China as Australia protects its values says Trade Minister
Monday, September 14, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (80)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Minister says ag must plan for long trade tussle with China

Minister says ag must plan for long trade tussle with China

Farmers will have to weigh up the risks of doing business with China as Australia protects its values says Trade Minister
Monday, September 14, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (32)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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'Top-down approach won't work' in Murray-Darling Basin decisions

'Top-down approach won't work' in Murray-Darling Basin decisions

The time for one-off initiatives and random grants is long past.'
Monday, September 14, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (54)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Set a fleece aside for world's biggest fleece competition

Set a fleece aside for world's biggest fleece competition

Wool growers are being encouraged to put fleeces aside after this year's spring shearing to enter into the 2021 Australian Fleece Competition.
Monday, September 14, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (45)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Queensland farmer wants to 'crush' herbicide and fuel use

Queensland farmer wants to 'crush' herbicide and fuel use

Queensland cropper Peter Thompson has replaced the cultivation sweeps on his chisel plough with crimpers to minimise soil disturbance, cut fuel and herbicide usage and improve the health of his land.
Monday, September 14, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (79)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Business pivot a huge success for Grandvewe

Business pivot a huge success for Grandvewe

The owners of Tasmanian-based sheep dairy Grandvewe pivoted after COVID-19 hit into producing sanitiser.
Monday, September 14, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (64)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cardiff on-property sale reaches $6600

Cardiff on-property sale reaches $6600

"It's been a crazy year for everyone but we will soldier on."
Monday, September 14, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (86)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Getting ready to take off.... the crop

Getting ready to take off.... the crop

One group had no work, one group had no workers, so linking agriculture and aviation workers makes perfect sense.
Monday, September 14, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (68)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Swine fever opens different doors for US and Australia

Swine fever opens different doors for US and Australia

ICMJ tour shows different opportunities emerging for US and Australian livestock producers in China
Monday, September 14, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (83)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Fungi leather about to hit the market

Fungi leather about to hit the market

Will it appeal to consumers more than synthetic leather alternatives?
Sunday, September 13, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (40)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Federal government to spend $211m on fuel security and saving refineries

Federal government to spend $211m on fuel security and saving refineries

One of the first budget announcements, the government is hoping to save a local industry and answer a national security issue.
Sunday, September 13, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (39)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Chinese investment almost halves in one year as billions of dollars dry up

Chinese investment almost halves in one year as billions of dollars dry up

The Australian National University measures investment in Australia and around the world by China.
Sunday, September 13, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (58)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Global stock estimates rising

Global stock estimates rising

The USDA has lifted global wheat production estimates by 4.46 million tonnes.
Sunday, September 13, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (60)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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