Business

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Murray cod growth catches on with celebrity chef endorsement

A NSW Murray cod farm has enlisted the support of a celebrity chef to raise its profile and share price.

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Ripe beginning for the Australian persimmon market

Brett Guthrey is set on transforming persimmons, an exotic sweet fruit, into an Australian favourite. It’s no easy feat but a Spanish variety could be the key to becoming mainstream.

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Growing ahead of the pack in seed germination

Royston Petrie Seeds is a family-owned and run business up against multinational competitors. Decades of know-how give this family’s passion an edge in the seed growing market.

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Out of the box farming approach creates brand value

Placing a third of the property under a nature covenant hasn’t hurt production, but has added value to Clare Cannon’s Woomargama Station.

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Clever beef farmers create innovative market for bone broth

Greg and Lauren Newell’s beef and bone broth business, Linga Longa, is booming and now stocked in Harris Farm. But they’re concerned about the authenticity of farmers' markets.

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Merino wool baby blankets boost farm business

Farmer, social media guru and former catwalk model Vanessa Bell uses Facebook and Instagram to sell her hand-knitted Merino wool blankets online.

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Safety critical to improving the shearing industry

Farmers are being encouraged by SafeWork NSW to upgrade their shearing sheds to reduce risks and attract and retain young shearers.

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The many lives of a young farmer

Rachel Nicoll is a farmer, fireworks manager, the NSW Farmers Hartley Branch Chair and lobbyist – and she is a strong voice for the agricultural industry.

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The buffalo farmers bucking tradition with cheese

A mid North Coast buffalo dairy is charging ahead of the herd with niche products, like buffalo mozzarella, meat and milk that's fetching $8 a litre.

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Organic broccoli farmers innovating with powders

Forget broccoli lattes, vegetable powders have many different uses and nutritional benefits – and Kurrawong Organics is banking on the new superfood.