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Million dollar bushfire recovery works provide boost for farmers
With The ACT Government has brought forward major works to try to boost the economy as it floundered under the virus crisis. The aim is to spend to keep the economy up in the face of the plague...
Good opportunity to invest in the farm?
With alot of farmers still in drought, or recovering from drought, just how much appetite is there going to be for a fresh spend-up on some new plant or farm equipment....
Fencing renewal underway in burnt regions
The Huge effort to roll out new fencing for fire-affected farmers is gearing up. Thousands of kilometres of fencing was destroyed by the huge blazes across the north-east and East Gippsland...
Burnt timber posts pose a potential arsenic poisoning threat
A case of arsenic toxicity in the Central Tablelands region has been traced to burnt timber posts treated with copper chrome arsenate (CCA). Mudgee based Local Land Services District Veterinarian...
Feral pig sightings cause concern with Victorian farmers
A south-west Victorian Land- care facilitator says the discovery of feral pigs in a regional nature reserve is cause for concern. Basalt to Bay Landcare network facilitator Lisette Mill...
Drought fencing rethink to protect precious pastures, and crops
Fencing projects are never cheap, but the need for better fences has taken on a new urgency on many livestock properties in drought- stressed areas of NSW and Queensland.
Applications open for funding to combat feral animals and weeds
Applications for 10 million dollars in pest and weed funding opened today with 183 councils eligible to apply for project funding in the latest round. The funding will assist drought affected farmers...
Bilbies released into massive NSW natural time capsule
Bilbies are roaming the south-west of NSW for the first time in more than a century after 30 of the marsupials were released into a section of Mallee Cliffs National Park...
Kangaroo Island cat-proof fence goes to the Council for approval
The application for the feral cat fence, that will aid the ambitious Kangaroo Island Feral Cat Eradication Program - the largest of its kind in the world, has been submitted to the KI Council.
Native wallaby brought back from brink of extinction
There is hope at the largest fully fenced wildlife sanctuary in the world at Newhaven Station, 300 kilometres outside of Alice Springs. An ambitious conservation project is Bringing native animals back...
Huge feral-free safe haven ready for return of desert mammals
UNSW scientists have created a 40-square-kilometre sanctuary for native Australian animals in the Sturt National Park that is completely free of feral animals such as rabbits, foxes and cats.
Planned grazing and wallaby-proof fencing shows promise
Results from a grazing and wallaby exclusion trial on a farm in Geeveston are showing very promising results for improving farm productivity. Local farmer Simon Burgess...
The future Is fenced for Australian animals
Many of Australia’s mammals spend their entire lives imprisoned, glimpsing the outside world through tall chain-link fences and high-voltage wires.
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