GOULBURN POST – by David Cole – “Many local farmers turned out to the Inaugural Agriculture Day celebrations in Goulburn on Tuesday, November 21. Guest speakers discussed agricultural innovation and stalls featured local products from Kingsdale Winery, Yarralaw Springs Winery, Parkesbourne Produce and Bent Shed Produce.”
BLUE MOUNTAINS GAZETTE – by Ilsa Cunningham – “Kate Blair-Hickman will spend six months from March studying agriculture in the UK.
The East Blaxland teenager who attended Nepean Christian School, was recently awarded an $8000 scholarship from the charity BBM Youth Support to study overseas.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “WOOLGROWER shareholders have complained of missing ballot papers as just 7000 votes, or three per cent of total votes cast, decide who remained on the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board.
The closely contested election also shone a spotlight on the use of open proxies by AWI chairman Wal Merriman in influencing the fate of the board election.”
QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE – by Annabelle Cleeland – “Wool broker Don Macdonald has secured a seat at Australian Wool Innovation’s board table, as the industry group looks to invest in robotic shearing by using an unexpected $17 million in surplus revenue.”
WESTERN ADVOCATE – by John Seaman – “GREAT rainfall last weekend should give instant stock feed on summer fodder crops and grazing lucerne stands.
Because the rains have come so late, they have missed the normal spring growing season and are several months early for grazing oats or red wheat.
A long-gone friend always suggested that grazing oats could be sown as soon as we rose from the Christmas dinner table.”
FARM WEEKLY – by Colin Bettles – “NOTHING can match the numbers crunched on Australian agriculture which indicate “staggering results”, says Assistant Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Luke Hartsuyker.
Mr Hartsuyker spoke at the National Farmers’ Federation and Soils for Life event in Canberra on Tuesday where National Agriculture Day was celebrated with a showcase of local produce.”
THE RURAL – by Marty Moses – “The AWEX EMI closed the week on 1683c, up 2c and setting a new record high at auction sales this week in Australia. The apparent strength in this amazing market trend was tested by the largest offering in Australia in three months and the largest southern offering since January 17.”
THE RURAL – by Nikki Reynolds – “WHEN Mangoplah wool grower Paul Cocking stepped onto the board of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) four years ago he had high hopes.
“The main thing is I want is to thank the people who have supported me from beginning to end.
He held the position for two terms and advocated for research and development and greater support for growers. “I would have liked another term,” he told The Rural this week. “
SHEEP CENTRAL – “BULLYING media and producers who question the surgical mulesing of sheep will lead to a ban on the practice, Meat & Livestock Australia managing director Richard Norton told the 2017 MLA annual general meeting in Alice Springs today.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “MEAT & Livestock Australia has appointed former Horticulture Innovation Australia marketing lead Graeme Yardy to the position of domestic market manager.”