Merinos still a force

Sceptics doubting the role of merinos in Australia’s modern sheep industry have good reason to reconsider their views in the wake of exceptional results achieved by a Wimmera stud. Wallaloo Park Merinos based at Marnoo has recorded some of its best results since the stud started in 1979. Stud principal Trent Carter said figures across…

Northern cattle industry boost

Northern cattle industry boost

A multi-million dollar research and development program will provide a massive boost to Australia’s vital northern beef cattle industry. The Northern Beef Collaborative Partnership between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and The University of Queensland (UQ) is the most significant injection of research funds into northern beef cattle for 20 years and is designed to…

$4.8m high steaks research

$4.8m high steaks research

New technology will provide transparency and accountability and producers will be paid for what they deliver in the beef, pork and lamb industries, through a $4.8 million grant from the Coalition Government to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). Speaking from the nation’s beef capital Rockhampton, Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources,…

Increasing size of harvest pie

Increasing size of harvest pie

The costly and significant problem of sugarcane harvest losses will receive a major research investment boost, thanks to a new $5.5 million announcement as part of the Commonwealth Government’s Rural R&D for Profit Programme. Losses from mechanical sugarcane harvesting have been conservatively estimated to cost the Australian sugarcane industry $150 million per year. Deputy Prime…

Floodwaters turn cars into death traps

Floodwaters turn cars into death traps

Engineers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have discovered just how easily cars can be washed away by even the smallest currents – making the crossing of floodwaters a dangerous and potentially life-threatening decision. A team at the UNSW Water Research Laboratory has been testing how small and large cars behave when they…