Dairy farm business profitability was the major item on the minds of those at Friday’s Dairy Australia annual general meeting.
The head of the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) has flagged closer links with other agricultural manufacturers, on what its chief executive has called “burning platform issues.”
It was a rather sad day on Friday at the Ballarat saleyards to see the an end of era coming to a close.
Merino ewes have made a lip-quivering $300 head on two occasions during an on-farm flock dispersal auction near Corowa in the southern Riverina of NSW.
Victorian Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has said growers have likened the snap frost, which caused significant crop losses in Western Victoria, to the effects of a bushfire.
The state opposition has moved to calm fears the bush would be short changed over asset sales, such as Victoria’s share of the Snowy Hydro scheme, if it wins next year’s State election.