Ag Excellence News and Updates

GrainGrowers has launched its National Grain Freight Strategy

June 14, 2024

“Our ability to compete on the world stage is not just determined by what we grow, but also how efficiently we get our grain to market,” GrainGrowers Chair Rhys Turton told The Land.

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Two new trustees set to join SAGIT

June 14, 2024

Experienced grain industry professionals Lou Flohr and Felicity Turner are the newest trustees set to join the South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT). Both bring a depth of agricultural knowledge, experience and corporate governance to the role, with Lou starting immediately, and Felicity to start in early 2025.

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Opportunity to join the Mid North High Rainfall Zone team

June 7, 2024

The MNHRZ is offering candidates an opportunity to join the team as their Research and Extension Officer (REO). This new role wil be instrumental in developing and implementing local research while being effective at project management and extension to the MNHRZ membership and wider research community.

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BIGG announces Alexi Kentish as Executive Officer

May 30, 2024

BIGG recently welcomed new Executive Officer Alexi Kentish. Alexi has a strong connection with sustainable land management with an Honours degree in Agricultural Science, six years working with a large fertiliser company and 16 years farming in the south east of South Australia with her husband, Nic. Alexi’s role on the farm was to monitor the soils, pastures and crops and guide the business from conventional farming methods through to sustainable, biological broadscale farming.

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MFMG research & extension contract awarded

May 28, 2024

In 2023, having a dedicated Research and Extension Officer was identified by the MFMG Board as being strategically vital to deliver research and drive adoption for the benefit of our members and the broadacre cropping and livestock industry across the Limestone Coast, western Victoria and beyond. As a result of an open call for tenders, MacKillop Farm Management Group has engaged the services of Premier Ag Consultancy Group (PACG) to assist with the delivery of key research and extension outcomes.

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Dry start as SA grain producers wait for rain

May 20, 2024

A Grain Producers SA (GPSA) ‘Seeding and Season Outlook Survey’ has found more than 60 per cent of South Australian growers started seeding in April or earlier, dry sowing before the season’s break.

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Nikki Atkinson wins South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award

April 10, 2024

Nikki Atkinson has been named the winner of the 2024 South Australian AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award for promoting the Merino wool industry through her sustainable wedding dress and special occasions brand. Mrs Atkinson accepted the Award last night at a ceremony presented by Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development and Minister for Forest Industries Hon. Clare Scriven MLC.

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New film, ‘Just a Farmer’ set to shine a light on the struggles of everyday Australian farmers

April 10, 2024

“Just A Farmer” is a compelling drama that authentically portrays the impact of suicide on a rural Australian family, shedding light on critical mental health issues in farming communities.he film celebrates the resilience of farmers’ wives and community support amidst heartbreak, set against the captivating backdrop of rural Victoria.

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Sheep and farmed goat eID scanning dates for South Australia

April 8, 2024

As part of the implementation of a national electronic identification (eID) traceability system for sheep and farmed goats, the State Government has released scanning dates for processors, saleyards and property-to-property movements. The dates have been determined following discussions with the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) to help the supply chain prepare for South Australia’s transition to eID.

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BIGG benefits from containment feeding

April 7, 2024

When South Australia’s Barossa experienced a run of drier than average seasons, local sheep producers turned to containment feeding to meet the nutritional needs of their ewes and protect the value of lambing pastures.

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