Field days and Ag shows get to share in $25 million emergency funding

To ensure besieged agricultural shows and field days front up again in 2022 they have a chance at free funding worth $25 million The Federal Government is providing $25 million to help agricultural shows and field days bounce back post-pandemic and continue to deliver local events within their communities.   Round 2 of the Supporting […]

Wind farm noise found to be no worse for your sleep than a barking dog

Residents who live within 10km of a wind farm were part of a survey that has found no worst adverse sleep affects than other irritants. The report went on to identify more sleep issues from other sources, such as insomnia, stress and snoring spouses, than the nearby wind farms, a Flinders University study has found. […]

AFGRI Equipment finalises the acquisition of Ag Implements

AFGRI Equipment has taken all the former Ag Implements yards under its control and now operates the second biggest John Deere franchise in Australia with 19 retail yards AFGRI is a pin-up example of how John Deere wants to operate its retail franchises moving forward. The franchises must be BIG. And have untold resources to […]

Abattoir workers get a $450,000 grant to spot biosecurity problems

Over $450,000 will be spent on training to improve emergency animal disease capability at domestic abattoirs. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the grant recognises the central role of abattoir staff in the animal health system. “Abattoir staff play a critical role in biosecurity by inspecting animals and carcases for signs of […]

Muller Fabrications offer a starring line of Hay and Grain handling equipment

Proving just how successful a local maker can become is the fabric behind the 15-plus year history of building the Hay and Grain models that Muller’s offer The Muller Accumulator and Grab system is now recognised as one of the best combinations to get bales out of the paddock as quickly as possible. These Accumulators […]

National eDNA testing program being rolled out in a $7 million spend

The Federal Government is spending $7 million in a national program that sets the scene for game changing eDNA technology testing capability and revolutionise the frontline of biosecurity. This initiative will formalise how biosecurity officers would use this powerful eDNA technology. It is expected when frontline staff and scientists use eDNA testing to identify pests […]