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June 16, 2020
Saleyards Evolving with Online Auctions

ONLINE livestock auction platforms may help revitalise the cattle industry as the Upper Hunter begins to emerge from extreme drought conditions.  Stuart Sheldrake, stock and station agent for MacCallum Inglis, said an online platform came at the right time as COVID-19 restrictions encouraged producers to use Stocklive when saleyard attendance was limited to buyers and […]

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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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July 22, 2019
Local Farmers Welcome Tougher Laws

TODAY, the state government announced they will beef up bio-security laws, introducing on-the-spot fines of $1,000 and up to $220,000 per person or $440,000 for corporations. Tom Hunt, president of Scone and Rouchel Brook NSW Farmers said it would be a great relief to local farmers, not just for dissuading protesters, but also illegal hunters […]

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