NSW Department of Primary Industries: Right to Farm Policy Implementation

Secure your spot at the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference and network with industry professionals to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of Regional Australia. Ms Lilian Parker, Agricultural Land Use Planning for NSW Department of Primary Industries will be at this year’s Conference, presenting “NSW Department of Primary Industries: Right to Farm policy implementation”. The …

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Autonomous Tractor Technology in the Fast Lane

Growers may see autonomous technologies sooner than they think with investments by universities, machinery companies and  funding bodies converging. University of Southern Queensland (USQ) National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA) director Professor Craig Baillie has been conducting research into how autonomous and semi-autonomous machinery can best be introduced to agriculture. …

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New Drone Hub in Victoria a First for Asia-Pacific Region as Sector Surges

The Asia Pacific’s first-ever Centre of Drone Excellence has opened in eastern Victoria. The centre is based near Warragul at Lardner Park and will focus on drone technology training and development. Drone Institute Executive Director Paul New said it hoped to capitalise on massive growth forecast for the sector. “The …

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AgTech, Defining Farming’s Future

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 September 2017.  Mr Mark Bennett, Head of Agribusiness at ANZ will be attending this year’s Conference, presenting “AgTech, defining farming’s future”. AgTech and big data benefits are making headlines, but what …

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Rural Recruitment Agency Says Livestock Jobs More Popular Than Ever

The head of a rural employment agency says the demand for jobs in the livestock industry has increased dramatically, and is the busiest he has ever seen it. According to Dugald Storie from Bush Recruitment, the increase is partly due to high cattle prices, as many stations are expanding and …

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Elders Sells Live Export Business

The managers of Elders’ live export business, North Australian Cattle Company, have joined forces with Chinese outfit Zhoushan Fanda Australian Cattle Industrial to purchase the operation. Elders have just announced the completed divestment of its live export logistics business along with the expected acquisition of horticultural business Ace Ohlsson. The …

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