Next generation plant scientists grow to top

Next generation plant scientists grow to top

A giant two kilogram sunflower grown by Glasshouse Christian College has topped the 2016 University of Queensland Sunflower Competition. The 2.023kg sunflower topped a weigh-in at UQ Gatton campus on May 17 2016, after 3000 high school students put their plant science skills to the test in the classroom. Head of Agricultural Science at Glasshouse…

Global benefits from farm innovation

Global benefits from farm innovation

The Queensland Government will invest more than $1.9 million in Advance Queensland funding for agricultural innovation over the next three years to help farmers and graziers achieve better yields and compete globally. Queenslands Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy Leeanne Enoch announced the successful first round recipients of Advance Queensland Research Fellowships and…

Low stress stock handling workshop

Low stress stock handling workshop

For the first time, an Aboriginal station in the Kimberley recently hosted a workshop on low stress stock handling to improve stock management and productivity. Lamboo station, 45 kilometres south west of Halls Creek in the East Kimberley, run by the Ngunjiwirri Aboriginal Corporation, plans to adopt the stock handling technique across its herd of…

No kids, lamb chops don't grow on trees

No kids, lamb chops don't grow on trees

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are shedding light on the different ways people talk to their children about meat production, and what that means for family values and their understanding of agriculture and food. According to the research, it seems parents like to start having the conversation about where meat comes from while their…

Magnificent Seven earns calendar honour

Magnificent Seven earns calendar honour

Meet magnificent `Seven’, the cow with the distinctive marking on her forehead that has earned her a national profile. Owned by Di and Gary Bowles from northern Victoria, Seven has been named ‘Miss April’ on the 2016 online Legendairy calendar, part of the dairy industry’s celebration of the special bond Australia’s Legendairy farmers have with…

Poultry industry catching next wave of growth

Poultry industry catching next wave of growth

Australia’s poultry industry is poised to “catch the next wave of growth”, but needs to focus on alternative strategies to capture new opportunities, rather than relying on increasing per capita consumption, according to a report by agribusiness specialist Rabobank. In the report, Catching the next wave of growth, Rabobank says strong growth – in both…