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June 25, 2020
2021 Agriculture University Fees Slashed

STUDENTS wanting to study agriculture in 2021 will save more than $10,000 per year after the Minister of Education announced a 62 percent fee reduction for all agriculture tertiary degrees. The announcement was made last week in accordance with the Australian higher education funding plan, which aims to produce graduates for high-priority jobs for the […]

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May 13, 2020
Local Meatworks Safe, But Barley Under A Cloud

JBS has confirmed their meatworks in Scone will not be affected by China’s important ban on Australian red meat. Four red meat abattoirs have been blacklisted by the Chinese, in Kilcoy, Toowoomba, Dinmore and Casino. China has also announced an 80 percent tariff on Australian barley, the second most grown crop in the country, which […]

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March 27, 2020
Strong Reaction to Saleyards Staying Open

By Janie Jordan THE local livestock saleyard industry has welcomed today’s announcement from the Minister for Agriculture and Emergency Management, David Littleproud, who confirmed that livestock saleyards and wool auctions are able to continue.   The Federal Government has deemed saleyards are an essential part of the broader agriculture supply chain because of their importance […]

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January 15, 2020
Tool For More Sheep

THE NSW Department of Primary Industries is seeking sheep producers to use a new hand-held device that gauges condition scores of breeding ewes to increase pregnancy and lambing rates. Gordon Refshauge, livestock researcher with the DPI, said the device has the potential to accurately score the body condition of billions of sheep and goats and […]

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October 24, 2019
Beef Bonanza Begins Tomorrow

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October 10, 2019
Calling on Young Farmers

THE Department of Primary Industries is scouting for four young farmers to join its Young Farmer Business Program Advisory Committee. Brett Fifield, deputy director general of engagement and industry at the DPI, said they hope the views of young farmers will give fresh insights into emerging issues and industry trends.  “The program aims to improve […]

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September 17, 2019
Scone Stock Report: September 17

By Stuart Sheldrake THERE were 1,150 yarded at the Scone sale yards today, with the market firm to five cents easier but the market held up quite well. There were a very good number of export cattle penned. Trade cattle were cheaper on quality and feeder cattle were back 10 cents. However, younger feeder were […]

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September 17, 2019
Local Farmers Take to YouTube

THE drought is dragging out and while there are no clouds gathering on the horizon, some local farmers have found silver linings talking to other farmers and welcomed the chance to do a YouTube video for the Local Land Services. Rob and Jenny Lee from Merriwa, said there are many tough decisions they have made […]

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September 11, 2019
Free Upskilling During Downturn

DUNCAN Macintyre and his wife Jill, who run Invermien in Scone, are amoung 210 local farmers to take advantage of fully subsidised AgriSkills courses during the drought and they encourage other farmers to seize the opportunity. Duncan and Jill have completed three courses to date and said for a few hours a week, the courses […]

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September 10, 2019
Longhorns Decide To Settle In Scone

IN a tough market the Texas Longhorns Australia annual show and sale in Scone had surprising success. The new facilities at White Park allowed the sale to go online for the first time, creating a bigger market, explained John Hoare, organiser of the event. “It was a good sale considering the conditions, vendors knew it […]

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