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LambEx 2018 offers a $13,000 prize pool to Young Guns

The Australian lamb industry will again acknowledge young and upcoming producers, industry professionals and scientists, in the LambEx 2018 Young Guns Competition. Entrants will compete for a record $13,000 worth of prizes to be presented during the LambEx 2018 event in Perth from 5 t
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Goldacres Expo was a main event

Local sprayer manufacturer Goldacres marked its 40th anniversary with a major Expo at the company’s Mitchell Park production facility just outside Ballarat Vic. Prospective buyers lined up to view and test drive over 80 Goldacres’ products over the two-day event in February. A s
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Top grain grower study shows how to lift profits

Australian grain growers could learn a thing or two from the “top 20 per cent” of growers and lift profitability, as recent research findings showed how top growers mix low risk with high margins. The study commissioned by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) – used
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Sowing canola early can reap some big rewards

Research has found Canola productivity and profitability can be boosted by using some tried and tested guidelines for early sowing. This follows 34 paddock experiments conducted from 2014 to 2016, looking at the interaction between variety and sowing date. The guidelines relate to loc
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Canola growers battling blackleg disease handed a new weapon

The potentially devastating disease blackleg may lose some of its sting, due to a smart phone app just released for canola growers. The BlacklegCM app gives growers a tool to forecast the likelihood and severity of the disease, associated yield loss and economic returns on a paddock-b
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Winter grass resistance to glyphosate makes it a weed to watch

Winter grass (Poa annua), once considered a low-key weed, is coming under increasing scrutiny, with glyphosate-resistant populations being confirmed in Victoria. Dr Peter Boutsalis, from the University of Adelaide says the weed has emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Testing has s
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Biosecurity network urges care with water for livestock

Livestock producers are being urged to pay attention to the water their thirsty animals drink during current dry spells – and enjoy the payoff in health and productivity. And this also forms part of good biosecurity practices, according Bonnie Skinner at Livestock Biosecurity Network
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Kuhn Profile 24-2 DL mixer wagon delivers quality at a lower cost

KUHN’s Profile 24-2 DL mixer wagon offers a major step up for high-quality silage producers due to the speed and efficiency of its feed delivery system. Available here for the first time the 24-2 DL mixer wagon offers a capacity of 24cu.m is able to produce high-quality silage, offeri
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SDLG LG959 wheel loader a match for Queensland heatwave

Much of eastern Australia has just sweated through an exceptionally warm and dry summer but in south-west Queensland farmers are still talking about February 2017 when the mercury topped 47C. And so too is Chinese manufacturer SDLG. The company is claiming an unqualified victory for i
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