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2014-05-04 23:00:35

After a period of decline, the Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling industry is set to return to growth as conditions improve and the Australian dollar depreciates. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling industry's main activities are divided into farm produce...

2013-04-05 23:04:37

Heritage Woods of Dwight, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Sheep Shearing demonstration on April 9. The community located in Dwight, Illinois, serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Heritage Woods of Dwight, a BMA affordable assisted living community, is hosting a Sheep Shearing demonstration at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9. The community, which is located at 701 E. Mazon in Dwight, Illinois,...

2012-12-19 11:26:08

An Australian technology company is close to commercializing the world´s first fully automated system for mustering and managing cattle in the rangelands. Alice Springs-based Precision Pastoral Pty Ltd has developed the Remote Livestock Management System (RLMS), which can save cattle producers around $68 a head in annual cattle operational costs and help them ensure their businesses have a strong economic future The Australian Government has announced it will provide a $350,000...

2012-03-15 11:56:33

A salt-tolerant variety of durum wheat that outperforms other varieties by 25 per cent on salty soils has been developed by CSIRO scientists using traditional crop breeding techniques. Researchers have introduced a salt-tolerant gene into a commercial durum wheat which has produced spectacular results in field trials. "Salinity already affects more than 20 per cent of the world´s agricultural soils and is an increasing threat to food production due to climate change," CSIRO's Dr...

2012-03-12 09:55:40

A team of Australian scientists has bred salt tolerance into a variety of durum wheat that shows improved grain yield by 25% on salty soils. Using 'non-GM' crop breeding techniques, scientists from CSIRO Plant Industry have introduced a salt-tolerant gene into a commercial durum wheat, with spectacular results shown in field tests. Researchers at the University of Adelaide's Waite Research Institute have led the effort to understand how the gene delivers salinity tolerance to the plants....

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2010-04-14 11:01:32

Farmers in eastern Australia are battling a plague of locusts, which have infested a 190,000 square mile stretch from central Queensland all the way south to the capital of Melbourne. "What we've got certainly is a very large and widespread infestation," Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) chief Chris Adriaansen told AFP reporters on Wednesday. "It's simply a reflection of the fact that we've had widespread rain across that entire area." According to Adriaansen, things have gotten so...

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2009-07-07 17:30:00

An international team of scientists has developed salt-tolerant plants using a new type of genetic modification (GM), bringing salt-tolerant cereal crops a step closer to reality.The research team "“ based at the University of Adelaide's Waite Campus in Australia "“ has used a new GM technique to contain salt in parts of the plant where it does less damage.Salinity affects agriculture worldwide, which means the results of this research could impact on world food production and...

2008-09-01 09:00:15

THERE was family fun at Hartlepool?s Summerhill Country Park at the weekend. Attractions included sheep dog trials and sheep shearing displays, heavy horse demonstrations, basket making, wood turning, displays by a chainsaw sculptor, willow crafts, origami and henna arts and tattoos. There were also shows by an environmental magician, whose act promoted recycling, belly dancing, performances by Hartlepool Brass Band and face-painting. (c) 2008 Northern Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC....

2008-08-17 18:00:34

By STEEMAN, Marta LOWER lamb numbers and a falling New Zealand dollar have brought relief to sheep farmers, says Rabobank in its latest review of New Zealand and Australian agribusiness. The August 2008 issue says farm-gate lamb prices rose a further 25c a kilogram, or 6 per cent, over the past month as international markets adjusted to lower lamb supplies and an easing Kiwi dollar. Prices are 32 per cent ahead of the same period last year. They are also higher than the 2004 and 2005...

2008-08-13 15:00:41

By MORGAN, Jon Drought and the dairy boom have combined to cause a 23 per cent drop in export lamb numbers this year - a shortfall that could cost the country $450 million in lost income. Meat & Wool New Zealand says the long summer dry felt across almost all parts of New Zealand forced farmers to shed large numbers of breeding ewes. At the same time 300 extra dairy farms were created, taking land that would have been used to finish lambs for slaughter. Economist Rob Davison said...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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