Farm production value to hold firm despite bushfires, drought and pandemic

Even with the Australian winter crop production coming in under 29 million tonnes – down 5% on the previous year, the outlook for Agriculture is quite rosy. Australian agricultural production is expected to remain high with overseas demand balancing drought-related falls in farm output and incomes. The value of farm production in fiscal 2019-20 was […]

Case IH powers a local hire business to great success

Trying to make a decision about whether to buy farm machinery versus hiring is an ongoing dilemma for many farmers. So much so that Mooroopna Vic local Tim Gaffy has built a successful business on that very quandry. Gaffy’s Tractor Hire offers dry hire of both tractors and farm machinery and, according to Tim, it’s […]

Springsure graziers lead in best management practice

Adele and Dave O’Connor were the first graziers in Queensland to gain Grazing Best Management Practice (BMP) accreditation and are now the first to be renewed. Adele and David first got involved in the BMP program in 2010 and were part of a group of ten producers who trialled the original modules. Since that time […]

Farm performance all about right place at right time

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The most recent survey of farm cash income for broadacre farms nationally has shown an average of $216,000 per farm, the highest recorded in the past 20 years. Much of this has been due to record winter grain production in most regions, but add to these high prices for beef cattle and good sheep, lamb […]

Its now the next generation for cow monitoring

12 Allflex SenseTime cow monitoring

SenseTime is a modular cow monitoring solution that delivers data-driven, actionable information on the reproductive, health, nutritional and wellbeing status of individual cows and groups. It has just been released by the Allflex group. Highly flexible, it is the first cow monitoring system that allows farmers to use either ear tags or neck tags. The […]

Nitro boost

Farmers are being urged to check Nitrogen levels in soils ahead of sowing. One accepted strategy to combat a nitrogen deficiency is topdressing with liquid fertilisers soon after sowing, early in the season to maximise yields. Source: AFDJ eNews Liquid fertilisers give better coverage than granular and offer the ability to custom brew the mix […]

On farm storage on the rise

Andrew Venning, of farm machinery manufacturer Vennings, said the shift towards more sophisticated on-farm storage systems meant demand for large-scale grain moving equipment was on the rise. Sources: North Queensland Register, Farmonline Speaking at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days, Mr Venning said there had been solid enquiry for his company’s range of augers. In particular, the high […]

Improve drainage with scrapers

A wet winter and spring across most eastern Australian farming and cropping regions has focused attention on drainage issues according to scraper manufacturer, Murray Valley Lasers. Sources: Stock and Land, Farm Online And farmers now seeing production losses due to water-logged crops has bought on-property drainage into sharp focus. Improved farm drainage systems can also assist in retaining soil moisture in drier […]

Best farm management delivers results

The owner/managers of two successful farms in the Lockyer Valley in Queensland say best practice is bringing real benefits to their businesses. Source: AFDJ eNews Growcom’s Land & Water staff produced video case studies showing the farm systems implemented by the two growers, Troy Qualischefski of Qualipac Farms at Glenore Grove and Wayne Keller at Lowood. These were part of […]