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SWITCHING from his RM Williams boots and jeans to a police uniform is an everyday occurence for Jason Barker, who enjoys juggling his roles as both farmer and police sergeant in the State’s Central West.

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SWITCHING from his RM Williams boots and jeans to a police uniform is an everyday occurence for Jason Barker, who enjoys juggling his
SOME of the world’s finest minds in forestry science, forest management and industry development will assemble in Lismore in October. 4:00 AM SOME of the world’s finest minds in forestry science, forest management and industry development will assemble in...
A DESIRE to allow people to have a closer connection with their food led Broughton couple Jo and Vern Wheaton to set up their direct-to-customer free-range meat business. 4:00 AM A DESIRE to allow people to have a closer connection with their food led Broughton couple Jo and Vern Wheaton to set...
POLITICAL forces have questioned the merits of Clive Palmer’s mooted Australia Fund and its potential to help farmers. 20 Sep 14 POLITICAL forces have questioned the merits of Clive Palmer’s mooted Australia Fund and its potential to help farmers.
PRODUCER organisations have given a muted response to the recommendations of the Senate inquiry into grassfed levies. 20 Sep 14 PRODUCER organisations have given a muted response to the recommendations of the Senate inquiry into grassfed levies.
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You blokes are far too generous. Drew was also a prime mover in the native vegetation act as
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Lambs and calves to dingoes/wild dogs are the equivalent of falafel to left wing vegetarian
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Nice to see Hockey has 'compassion and empathy' for one sector of the economy, and none for
PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally. PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his...

22 Aug 14  1 FUNDING for new irrigation infrastructure to improve on-farm water use is still up for grabs, but the deadline for submissions is fast approaching.
A CHANCE meeting on a trip to Goulburn's sister city in Japan has lead to a big business deal for the Southern Tablelands town.18 Aug 14 A CHANCE meeting on a trip to Goulburn's sister city in Japan has lead to a big business deal for the Southern...
DESPITE a wool export-friendly 2.2pc drop in the Australian dollar, the AWEX EMI went sideways and closed just 1c higher. DESPITE a wool export-friendly 2.2pc drop in the Australian dollar, the AWEX EMI went sideways and closed just 1c...

THE McBurnie family sold 77 rams at an average of $1278 during their 15th annual Weealla Merinos on-property ram sale at Balladoran.20 Sep 14 THE McBurnie family sold 77 rams at an average of $1278 during their 15th annual Weealla Merinos on-property ram...
18 Sep 14 BILL and Margie Pye's Calga and Uardry studs achieved a complete clearance at yesterday's stud sale, held at Coonamble Showgrounds.
LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality bulls through the sale ring at CQLX Gracemere during the 2014 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale (RBWS) being held on October 6-8.20 Sep 14 LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality...
CATTLE yardings were down at Dalby and Casino but up at Warrnambool, while mixed prices saw the EYCI ease.19 Sep 14 CATTLE yardings were down at Dalby and Casino but up at Warrnambool, while mixed prices saw the EYCI ease.

GRAIN prices have slipped, machinery sales are slowing and drought continues to bite in parts of the US, but the mood in America's agricultural sector is far from depressed. GRAIN prices have slipped, machinery sales are slowing and drought continues to bite in parts of the US, but the...
THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association has hit back at “derogatory” corporatising comments from Barnaby Joyce.20 Sep 14 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association has hit back at “derogatory” corporatising comments from Barnaby Joyce.
EAST coast growers have praised the finalised code of conduct on port access for bulk wheat exports as “a massive step forward”.19 Sep 14 EAST coast growers have praised the finalised code of conduct on port access for bulk wheat exports as “a massive...

THE Australian Grain Exporters Association has “serious reservations” about the mandatory code of conduct for managing port access on bulk wheat exports. THE Australian Grain Exporters Association has “serious reservations” about the mandatory code of conduct for...
JCB’s sporty GT backhoe loader will aim to set a record at the Bathurst 1000 in October and officially become the world’s fastest earthmover. JCB’s sporty GT backhoe loader will aim to set a record at the Bathurst 1000 in October and officially become the...

A SPECIALLY-designed cotton “stripper” aimed at the dryland cotton industry has done the rounds in the Namoi Valley this season.
12 Jul 14 A SPECIALLY-designed cotton “stripper” aimed at the dryland cotton industry has done the rounds in the Namoi Valley...
THE regular monitoring of leakage in pipes hydrostatic testers is allowing authorities around the world to save water.03 Jul 14 THE regular monitoring of leakage in pipes hydrostatic testers is allowing authorities around the world to save water.
FRUIT and vegetable growers are being asked to make submissions to a national fruit fly strategy by September 30 this year.10 Sep 14 FRUIT and vegetable growers are being asked to make submissions to a national fruit fly strategy by September 30...
EXCELLENT harvesting conditions have topped a good growing season to see the majority of the State’s macadamia producers finally able to align solid yields with good prices.10 Sep 14 EXCELLENT harvesting conditions have topped a good growing season to see the majority of the State’s macadamia...
AN ENNGONIA district property to the north-west of Bourke represents productivity on a large scale and judging by the lengthy family ownership the offering of 'Wapweelah' is one endorsed by reliability and stature.4:00 AM AN ENNGONIA district property to the north-west of Bourke represents productivity on a large scale and judging by...
A CHOICE, four-property aggregation in the Mudgee-Gulgong district will go under the hammer next month to wind up 30 years of agricultural involvement by the Larke automotive family.20 Sep 14 A CHOICE, four-property aggregation in the Mudgee-Gulgong district will go under the hammer next month to wind up 30...
SWITCHING from his RM Williams boots and jeans to a police uniform is an everyday occurence for Jason Barker, who enjoys juggling his roles as both farmer and police sergeant in the State’s Central West. SWITCHING from his RM Williams boots and jeans to a police uniform is an everyday occurence for Jason Barker, who...

THE one million fishers across the State are set to enjoy less red tape when they wet a line with recreational fishing rules in NSW set to change from November 3. THE one million fishers across the State are set to enjoy less red tape when they wet a line with recreational...

DIFFERENT interpretations of “woolly” bullbar design standards from members of the NSW Vehicle Standards Group has led to division within the group.15 Sep 14  2 DIFFERENT interpretations of “woolly” bullbar design standards from members of the NSW Vehicle Standards Group has...
14 Sep 14 A LATE rush of submissions to the Biodiversity Legislation Review has delivered the range of responses the review panel was hoping for.

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