Farming 2020 How Will Your Sector Weather the COVID-19 Storm

In this special report, The Farmer looks at half-a-dozen key agricultural sectors to see how they may fare in the face of humanity’s worst crisis since World War II.


Secret to success: 160 years of farming with Booroomooka Beef

The Munro family run one of the largest Angus studs in Australia with a farming history filled with big personalities and successful strategies.


From fleece to farmed meat: How alpaca farmers are owning their niche

Innovation isn’t always about high-tech gadgets. Sometimes it’s about developing markets for a niche range – like alpaca products – and finding new ways to cash in.


Corowa beef farmer says traceability and genetics have changed the industry

NSW Farmers’ Cattle Committee chair Derek Schoen works with beef farmers on everything from animal welfare, biosecurity and market access to research and development.


Pig producers prosper despite major pork industry challenges

Gunnedah pig farmers Leon and Melinda deGroot share their strategies to thrive in the face of a changing Australian pork industry.


Young Aussie dairy farmer prioritises animal welfare with modern technology

Renae Connell isn’t new to dairy farming, and believes if herd wellbeing is top priority, productivity and profitability will follow.


Diversifying farm income was the best lesson Dad taught us

The Tongue family have been farming near Tamworth for more than 100 years. Through profitable farm diversification their businesses have thrived.


Wallendbeen farmer proves chemical free cherries are ripe for the picking

2019 NSW Farmer of the Year winner, Chris Hall, shares his secrets on soil health and why cherries without chemicals is a better way to grow.


Australian durian farmers sniff out profitable export markets

Some find durian disgusting – but for growers, the returns outweigh the smell.


The rise of NSW craft spirits industry and how farmers can cash in

Ever wondered how gin producers access high-quality local botanicals, like Juniper Berries? Here are some fresh tips to creating new income streams.