Round two of Rotamarker rebate is expected to improve farm safety

Queensland farmers can now access round two of rebates for the installation of overhead warning markers which indicate powerlines, making their rural workplaces safer. The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has again partnered with Ergon Energy Network and Energex to offer farmers belonging to any of QFF’s 21 industry members a 50% co-contribution to install up […]

Nine projects to Improve Farm Safety Practices have been approved

Nine projects worth $1.6 million to Improve Farm Safety Practices have been announced as part of the National Farm Safety Education Fund. It is expected the projects will educate the next generation of farmers and industries about the importance of on-farm safety. It’s an ugly reality that one in five workplace fatalities happen on farms, […]

Telehandler Safety Book helps guide operators towards farm safety awareness

A new safety resource is now available for farmers utilising telehandlers on their properties to increase awareness of their machinery’s operation and prevent accidents while in use. Developed by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF), in conjunction with the Telescopic Handler Association (TSHA), Safe Ag Systems, Holding Redlich and supported by the Queensland Government, the Telehandler […]

Farm safety grants for good ideas are available from a 1.6 million fund

The Australian Government has opened applications for up to $1.6 million in grants for activities that improve farm safety outcomes across Australia. The fund ha sthe aim of increasing safety awareness and training to save lives on farms where 1 in 5 workplace fatalities are recorded. Finding ways to get safety messaging out there on […]

International Dairy Federation Nutrition Symposium for 2021 is now open

This will be a virtual two day event and it is free to attend, running on the 11 and 12 May 2021, from 12:00 to 17:00 Central European Time (CET).  Anyone interested in attending the Symposium can register now for what will be the dairy sector’s leading event on nutrition.Non-communicable diseases contribute significantly to poor health worldwide […]

QFF calls on state government to consider more farm safety options

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is calling on the state government to implement co-funding opportunities for farmers and other businesses. The funding would be used to undertake a range of safety improvements after redent statistics showed Queensland had one of the highest numbers of on-farm deaths in the country. The Non-intentional Farm Related Incidents in […]

Safe Ag Systems uses technology to comply with WHS requirements

Managing safety and security on large properties can be challenging but technology introduced by South Australian company Safe Ag Systems now greatly assists in the process. Safe Ag Systems | Helping to make safety a priority for agribusinesses When people are crowding into the front bar of the country pub or cramming into a neighbour’s […]

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 safety a winner for high schools

Community effort and tips for staying safe on-farm was a winning formula for Kimba Area School which has taken out the inaugural Farm Safety Student Video Competition and the $1000 prize money. Source: Eyre Tribune The competition, conducted by Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP), was open to high school students in an effort to encourage […]

Pesticides more harmful than tractors

Airborne substances such as pesticides and exhaust fumes accounted for 97 deaths in the agriculture sector in 2010, WorkSafe New Zealand has found. Source: Radio New Zealand Its review of agricultural sector data also revealed 670 people were hospitalised due to toxins released into the air. WorkSafe agriculture programme manager Al McCone said the figures were surprising. “It reveals to us […]