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.
Necessity is the mother of invention and Australia’s harsh, unique conditions
created plenty of necessity as this collection of farm inventions attests.
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.
The Munro family run one of the largest Angus studs in Australia with a farming history filled with big personalities and successful strategies.
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.
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.
NSW Farmers’ Cattle Committee chair Derek Schoen works with beef farmers on everything from animal welfare, biosecurity and market access to research and development.
NSW Farmers’ Deniliquin branch chair Amanda Barlow says the Australian government should fund kangaroo exclusion fencing.
Renae Connell isn’t new to dairy farming, and believes if herd wellbeing is top priority, productivity and profitability will follow.
Gunnedah pig farmers Leon and Melinda deGroot share their strategies to thrive in the face of a changing Australian pork industry.