Category Archives: Features

Farmers given stock containment funding boost

The Victorian Government is further supporting drought affected farmers with additional stock containment area grants. Premier Daniel Andrews, Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford and Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville visited a farm at Wonwondah to inspect a stock containment area successfully installed under the Government’s $27 million drought support fund. Stock…
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April much more than just a month

By Dr Roger Campbell, Pork CRC CEO With meetings and events almost every day through February, the start to 2016 has been hectic, but, I must say, also enlightening. In this March Pork CRC Initiatives column I want to remind everyone about APRIL (the company that is) and highlight a few things I learned at…
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Maxine proves dairy not just a man’s world

New mum, 27 year old Maxine Moore is proving herself to be a Legendairy farmer in an industry traditionally seen as the domain of older men. Maxine is leading a seven-member all-girl crew at a 250-hectare, 170-cow farm that she manages for owner Ross Lehmann near Kalbar in south-east Queensland. Some outsiders look on with…
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Better roads for beef transport in northern Australia

The upgrade of some of Australia’s iconic cattle routes could provide significant benefits to the nation’s livestock industry, while at the same time minimising stress for both truck drivers and cattle. CSIRO’s Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool (TraNSIT) has been applied to road upgrade proposals, submitted by stakeholders, under the Federal Government’s $100 million Northern…
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