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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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