Friday, September 30, 2022



More incentives for landholders to get involved in farm forestry: Saunders

The NSW Government has launched two new groundbreaking projects to encourage landholders and farmers to invest in sustainable timber production as part of their land management practices. The Forest Stewardship Program and Farm Forestry Certification Pilot are the first of their kind in Australia and mark a new era in sustainably managed forestry on private land in NSW.

Fire protection: ‘Past no guide’

Patricia Gill. Noongar cultural burning may offer historical cues for contemporary fire protection but these cannot be relied on to produce a fire resilient landscape. So said environmental historian Professor Andrea Gaynor at the Royal WA Historical Society Conference ... Prof. Gaynor said Noongar burning practices belonged to a mobile culture and were never intended to protect a sedentary society in a landscape which had been subjected to logging, farming and urban development.

Henty worth $100 million to economy

After a two-year hiatus the national economy benefited from a $100 million injection from the biggest and most successful Henty Machinery Field Days on record ... Held on September 20-22, the 59th annual field days featured 14km of outdoor shop fronts from over 800 exhibitors on over 1200 sites.

Waroona Show – WA’s friendliest show! 8 October 2022

Waroona Agricultural Society, Inc.

Kyabram Show, 15 October 2022

Kyabram AH&P Society Kyabram has a large horse section, dairy cattle, Boer Goats, poultry and bird judging. Plus many different pavilion sections, including cookery, sewing knitting, patchwork...

133rd Numurkah Show, 19 October 2022

The theme for this year's Numurkah Show is bees. Several classes in the Pavilions will be centred around the theme and there will be a Bee Display showing the many reasons why the bee is a major component in agriculture and our lives generally.

Ararat Show, 23 October 2022

The Ararat Show is a fun family event, heaps of competitions and displays which are held throughout the day; including a shearing, wool production, poultry, sheep show, horses and dog show.

Renewed focus on Inland Rail in state’s south: NSW Farmers

Farmers and landholders in the Riverina are having their say on Inland Rail, according to NSW Farmers. NSW Farmers Treasurer and Inland Rail Taskforce chair Peter Wilson said there must be benefit for landowners and the broader farming community if railway lines were to cut properties in half.

158th Maldon & Baringhup Agricultural Show, 16 October 2022

We have many events and competitions including horse, sheep, dog, fleece, sheaf toss, cooking, horticulture, art, craft, photography etc.

Traditional Owners likely to take over Coen facility

The state government appears likely to hand the keys to the Cape York Biosecurity Centre to local Traditional Owners, with no plans to keep a permanent biosecurity presence. Cape York Weekly can reveal the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries has been in talks with the Cape York Land Council about giving the facility to Traditional Owners when it shuts down, which could be in a matter of months.

Cleve Annual Show, 15 October 2022

We are having an entertainment day to promote our district and local community. 

82nd Picton Show, 8-9 October 2022

Picton District AH&I Society

109th Walbundrie Show, 3 October 2022

This year we are excited to reveal our recently completed new pavilion ... The new pavilion will enable us to create one large display including art, craft, needlework, cooking, horticulture, floral art, fruit/vegetables, farm produce, school work, Lego creations, wool and photography.

Innovative ‘co-farming’ model earns northern NSW farmer prestigious business award: Rabobank

Years of drought in northern New South Wales led Gunnedah region’s Sam Conway to establish an innovative ‘co-farming’ business model to reduce production risk for small to mid-sized broadacre farmers ... The Co-Farm model revolves around small to mid-sized “passive” landholders contributing their land into a joint venture, where operating expenses and profits are shared on a percentage basis.

Q&A with OBE Organic MD, Dalene Wray

After the release of OBE Organic's Sustainability Report 2022 earlier this year, Australian Rural & Regional News found out a little more about what's involved in farming organic beef in the vast Channel Country and how it came to be Australia's oldest organic beef company from OBE Organic's Managing Director, Dalene Wray.

Be line aware when hazard reduction burning

During the next few months, many Queensland property owners will be conducting hazard reduction burns to reduce the fuel load to minimise the risk to their properties ahead of fire season ... “In my roles, both with Ergon Energy and also as a volunteer rural firefighter I get to see a lot of examples where fire and electrical assets don’t mix”: Ergon Energy Group Leader, Craig Maddy.

Governments risk repeated ‘preventable’ flooding: NSW Farmers

Farmers in the state’s south say water authorities are failing to prepare for severe flood risks in the Murray Valley as La Nina conditions threaten to fill major dams and rivers. NSW Farmers Conservation and Resource Management Committee chair Louise Burge said while authorities may not be able to prevent all risks of flooding this year, they should “absolutely” avoid making flooding conditions even more extreme.

Award wage rates are no benchmark

If you are wondering why there is a labour shortage across the Western Australia wheatbelt then check out some of the jobs on offer across the state and what they are paying ... I’m going to try to make the case that we need to lift what we pay but also ensure we offer a safe interesting experience so we can grow the pool of working holiday markets that will consider working on grains farms.

Have you had your say? Ag landholder survey on transmission infrastructure open: The Energy Charter

As Australia moves towards a renewable energy future, a growing number of agricultural landholders are being approached to host electricity transmission infrastructure on their land. The Energy Charter is collaborating with the ag sector and transmission businesses to co-design practical guidelines for co-existence between transmission infrastructure and agriculture.

126th Nathalia Annual Show, 1 October 2022

After a 2 year break due to COVID-19, the countdown is on to Saturday October 1st for the 126th Nathalia Show! This year’s special theme is ‘The wonderful world of LEGO and Celebrating 75 years of the Harry Ferguson tractor’.

Dung beetles delivering healthier waterways: Shing

Victorian citizen scientists are helping to keep our waterways clean and healthy with an innovative new program using insects to stop nutrient run-off from farms ... The breeding program was established 12 months ago and includes a network of 16 dung beetle ‘nurseries’ on Landcare and farming properties in the Macedon Ranges, Nillumbik Shire, Western Port and the Mornington Peninsula.

Shock school study reveals need for farm lessons: NSW Farmers

An Australian university has discovered four in five primary school students have no idea how modern milk is produced. The survey of more than 5000 Australian primary and secondary students found many had outdated ideas about where food came from, with the majority thinking cows were still milked by hand.

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