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Pollination services assured for NSW farmers

Beekeepers have had a challenging few years with drought, bushfire and COVID-19 restrictions all impacting the sector but pollination services for farmers are assured for this year.


Aussie farm inventions

Necessity is the mother of invention and Australia’s harsh, unique conditions created plenty of necessity as this collection of farm inventions attests.


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.


How farmers can give agricultural plastic waste the flick

From silage wraps to ag chemical bottles, farmers can be big users of single-use plastics. Now cutting-edge NSW programs are finding new ways to deal with waste.


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.


Kangaroo populations cause havoc for farmers’ crops and livestock

NSW Farmers’ Deniliquin branch chair Amanda Barlow says the Australian government should fund kangaroo exclusion fencing.


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.


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.