Tracking Bunyip Birds

RICE farmers and bird lovers are urged to support a project set to uncover the secrets of Australia's Bunyip Bird with satellite transmitters.
RICE farmers and bird lovers are urged to support a project set to uncover the secrets of Australia's Bunyip Bird with satellite transmitters.
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A HOLSTEIN was handed the highest honour at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show yesterday, with judge Keith Dorries, Queensland, saying she “epitomised” the modern dairy cow. A HOLSTEIN was handed the highest honour at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show yesterday, with judge Keith Dorries, Queensland, saying she “epitomised” the modern dairy cow.
PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
FOR a long time the Australian dairy industry has suffered from an image problem due to the lasting effects of a decade-long drought and a Government that backed mining – not agriculture. But is the country’s dairy sector now being viewed as an attractive investment destination? FOR a long time the Australian dairy industry has suffered from an image problem due to the lasting effects of a decade-long drought and a Government that backed mining – not agriculture. But is the country’s dairy sector now being viewed as an attractive investment destination?
SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
A BUSINESS venture breeding Wiltshire Horns and exporting the cut and packed lamb to Taiwan is putting theory into practice for Slade and Marjolein Beard at Harcourt.
4:53 PM A BUSINESS venture breeding Wiltshire Horns and exporting the cut and packed lamb to Taiwan is putting theory into practice for Slade and Marjolein Beard at Harcourt.
THE future of a family butcher shop that has built a strong reputation, business connection and customer base for more than 40 years is assured thanks to succession planning.
3:44 PM THE future of a family butcher shop that has built a strong reputation, business connection and customer base for more than 40 years is assured thanks to succession planning.
The annual National Cutting Horse Association’s Victorian Futurity was held during five days last week at Tatura Park, Tatura and showed some of the best cutting action seen in the country.
3:29 PM The annual National Cutting Horse Association’s Victorian Futurity was held during five days last week at Tatura Park, Tatura and showed some of the best cutting action seen in the country.
RECREATIONAL hunters are being surveyed with the aim of developing an interactive tool to better co-ordinate the sport on farming land.
12:00 PM RECREATIONAL hunters are being surveyed with the aim of developing an interactive tool to better co-ordinate the sport on farming land.
ALTHOUGH they earned the top Ayrshire award at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show this week, the Flanagan family don't actually run a dairy farm.
11:32 AM ALTHOUGH they earned the top Ayrshire award at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show this week, the Flanagan family don't actually run a dairy farm.
A RED cow is quickly climbing the ranks in the dairy world, after winning the supreme champion Illawarra title at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show this week.
10:18 AM A RED cow is quickly climbing the ranks in the dairy world, after winning the supreme champion Illawarra title at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show this week.
A VARIED career -- including time as an Australian Army officer and working on overseas aid and development projects -- is evident in how Tatyoon grazier Craig Hinchcliffe runs his property.
18 Sep 14 A VARIED career -- including time as an Australian Army officer and working on overseas aid and development projects -- is evident in how Tatyoon grazier Craig Hinchcliffe runs his property.
NOBODY lives forever and you can't take the farm with you.
18 Sep 14 NOBODY lives forever and you can't take the farm with you.
GIRGARRE brothers, Brendon and Pat Nicholson backed up their success at Melbourne this year, taking out three interbreed titles.
17 Sep 14 GIRGARRE brothers, Brendon and Pat Nicholson backed up their success at Melbourne this year, taking out three interbreed titles.
A HOLSTEIN was handed the highest honour at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show yesterday, with judge Keith Dorries, Queensland, saying she “epitomised” the modern dairy cow.
17 Sep 14 A HOLSTEIN was handed the highest honour at the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show yesterday, with judge Keith Dorries, Queensland, saying she “epitomised” the modern dairy cow.
17 Sep 14 A VICTORIAN Farmers Federation petition, calling for an inquiry into municipal rates, has been tabled in State Parliament. The petition gathered 3300 signatures.
FEDERAL money will be required if the State Government is to continue funding Hamilton's National Centre for Farmer Health, according to Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay.
17 Sep 14 FEDERAL money will be required if the State Government is to continue funding Hamilton's National Centre for Farmer Health, according to Member for Western Victoria, Simon Ramsay.
PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
17 Sep 14  4 PLANS by a senior government senator to review all agricultural levies are counterproductive, says a leading Tasmanian cropper.
KIRSTI Keightley says if the Federal Government can achieve the trifecta of sealing trade deals with Korea, Japan and finally China, it would go a long way in growing the Australian dairy industry.
17 Sep 14 KIRSTI Keightley says if the Federal Government can achieve the trifecta of sealing trade deals with Korea, Japan and finally China, it would go a long way in growing the Australian...
FOR a long time the Australian dairy industry has suffered from an image problem due to the lasting effects of a decade-long drought and a Government that backed mining – not agriculture. But is the country’s dairy sector now being viewed as an attractive investment destination?
17 Sep 14  1 FOR a long time the Australian dairy industry has suffered from an image problem due to the lasting effects of a decade-long drought and a Government that backed mining – not...
The Australian Alpaca industry is holding its premier National Show & Sale in Bendigo this week gathering the country's most elite alpacas for the year's most important judging and sale.
16 Sep 14 The Australian Alpaca industry is holding its premier National Show & Sale in Bendigo this week gathering the country's most elite alpacas for the year's most important judging and sale.
THERE was a mixed offering of 2200 cattle penned at the Pakenham store cattle sale last Thursday - well above the 1000 advertised.
15 Sep 14 THERE was a mixed offering of 2200 cattle penned at the Pakenham store cattle sale last Thursday - well above the 1000 advertised.
A QUALITY yarding attracted a big crowd for the September spring sale at Yea, last Friday.
15 Sep 14 A QUALITY yarding attracted a big crowd for the September spring sale at Yea, last Friday.
PRICES continued to come back strongly at the Bairnsdale combined agents' store cattle sale last Friday, where a lot of good quality weaner stock was offloaded.
15 Sep 14 PRICES continued to come back strongly at the Bairnsdale combined agents' store cattle sale last Friday, where a lot of good quality weaner stock was offloaded. | Rain tips supply:demand at...  | Quality at Yea spring cattle sale  | GALLERY: Prices strong at Bairnsdale
YOUNG, dedicated and passionate. These are three words that perfectly describe the newly elected chair of the Young Agribusiness Professionals (YAPs).
15 Sep 14 YOUNG, dedicated and passionate. These are three words that perfectly describe the newly elected chair of the Young Agribusiness Professionals (YAPs).
Victorian potato growers will gather in Ballarat tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16) to hear an update on industry research and development.
15 Sep 14 Victorian potato growers will gather in Ballarat tomorrow (Tuesday, September 16) to hear an update on industry research and development.
FIRST-time buyers, GA Varco & Elgin Pastoral of Millicent, South Australia, took home the $4200 top-priced ram at the successful Hannaton ram sale at Kaniva last Monday.
15 Sep 14 FIRST-time buyers, GA Varco & Elgin Pastoral of Millicent, South Australia, took home the $4200 top-priced ram at the successful Hannaton ram sale at Kaniva last Monday.
Victorian stud Deppeler, Derrinallum won champion Suffolk ewe and Baringa stud, Oberon, NSW won champion ram, at the elite show and sale in Bendigo today.
14 Sep 14 Victorian stud Deppeler, Derrinallum won champion Suffolk ewe and Baringa stud, Oberon, NSW won champion ram, at the elite show and sale in Bendigo today.
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Lambs and calves to dingoes/wild dogs are the equivalent of falafel to left wing vegetarian
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Nice to see Hockey has 'compassion and empathy' for one sector of the economy, and none for
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Qlander, I am very well aware of where Angus is and runs his place and also aware of those
THE future of a family butcher shop that has built a strong reputation, business connection and customer base for more than 40 years is assured thanks to succession planning.3:44 PM THE future of a family butcher shop that has built a strong reputation, business connection and customer base for...
The annual National Cutting Horse Association’s Victorian Futurity was held during five days last week at Tatura Park, Tatura and showed some of the best cutting action seen in the country.3:29 PM The annual National Cutting Horse Association’s Victorian Futurity was held during five days last week at Tatura...