15 June 2021

National Drought Forum continues the work of building Australia’s drought resilience

A National Drought Forum convening government, industry and non-government organisations held in Toowoomba, Queensland brought together ideas for the future of Australia’s approach to managing drought.

15 June 2021

Schute Bell wool report

With the West coast of Australia not selling this week the national offering reduced to just over 36,000 bales. 

Prices were dearer from the outset and this continued into the final selling day. A stable exchange rate and increasing interest challenging the recent Chinese dominance is helping drive the market higher. 

15 June 2021

Winter trout closure

Anglers looking to catch a trout are reminded that the June long weekend was their last opportunity to fish in streams and rivers across NSW, as the fishing season closed in these waters over winter.

15 June 2021

Sheep flock to increase to over 68 million

Favourable seasonal conditions for the first half of 2021 coupled with a positive outlook will result in a faster national flock rebuild, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) 2021 sheep industry projections half year update, released today. 

15 June 2021

Australian Leadership on show

World Food Safety Day is an opportunity to recognise Australia’s contributions in providing safe, premium food for consumers here and abroad.

 Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said food integrity and safety was everyone’s business.

Shane Fitzsimmons.
15 June 2021

$100 million for farmers battling mice

Primary producers experiencing financial hardship due to the mice plague will be able to claim rebates for the purchase of the mouse control chemical zinc phosphide, as part of an extension of the NSW Government’s Mouse Control Program. 

15 June 2021

New dairy podcast

To coincide with World Milk Day, NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) launched a new podcast that will help foster a stronger farm business management culture amongst NSW dairy farmers and service providers.