Job cuts triggers concerns for Agriculture Victoria's SmartFarm at Hamilton

Annabelle Cleeland
By Annabelle Cleeland
Updated June 1 2022 - 5:23am, first published May 30 2022 - 8:00pm
RESEARCH RESILIENCE: Dobie farmer and former Grasslands Society of Southern Australia president Charles de Fegely says the under-utilisation of the SmartFarm at Hamilton is a concern for the research centre's future viability.

Farmers fear Agriculture Victoria is "abandoning" red meat research at its multi-million dollar Hamilton SmartFarm research property as its research capacity is slashed across the industry.

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Annabelle Cleeland

Annabelle Cleeland is a Stock & Land journalist. She has worked at Australian Community Media for more than a decade serving in a number of roles including editor, senior journalist and national sheep & wool writer. She runs a fine Merino wool property with her young family in North-East Victoria.

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