The Newsroom – Archive 2016
Need a story? Here are some we prepared earlier… and you’re welcome to use any or all of them!
New director appointed to GPSA Board
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
The Board of Grain Producers SA has appointed Mid North grain grower Adrian McCabe as a director of the organisation.
Applications open for grain research projects and grower group funding
Monday, December 12, 2016 | Media Releases | South Australian Grain Industry Trust
Applications are open for the South Australian Grain Industry Trust’s 2017 round of funding, with grower groups invited to apply for specific funding designed to help attract guest speakers to regional events.
‘Know Your Code’ to reduce fire risk this harvest
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases | South Australian Country Fire Service
Grain Producers SA and the Country Fire Service are encouraging grain growers to do an on-farm check this harvest to ensure they are meeting required actions under the Grain Harvesting Code of Practice.
Livestock SA urges govt to follow wild dog funding lead of WA
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA is dismayed at the lack of action from the South Australian Government for wild dog control despite its counterparts in Western Australia and Victoria increasing funding to stop their spread across agricultural and peri-urban areas.
Independence key to thorough, fair mining review
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA is calling for independence in the review of South Australia’s mining acts, as well as an extension to the timeframe to enable growers to respond without being in the full swing of harvest.
Alexander’s commitment to SA livestock industry recognised
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases | Sheepmeat Council of Australia
Livestock SA and Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) recognised the long-time commitment of Alexander MacLachlan to the state’s livestock industry, with today marking his last day as the South Australian representative for the SCA.
Feed barley glyphosate permit timely, GPSA
Thursday, November 3, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA has welcomed the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s decision to issue a permit for use of glyphosate on feed barley.
Forums focus on better road access for freight in South Australia
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator are working together to improve road access for the grain transport industry by helping councils to streamline route assessments for freight efficiency.
Collaborative campaign launched to promote importance of grain hygiene
Thursday, October 27, 2016 | Grain Industry Association of South Australia | Media Releases
Grain industry leaders in South Australia have formed a working group to highlight the importance of continued grain hygiene to Keep Our Grain Clean to enable continued access to international and domestic markets.
Livestock SA celebrates signing up its 3000th member
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA marked a milestone this week, with the signing of its 3000th membership, sheep producers David Rowsell and Lyn Dohle from Kangaroo Island.
Leadership development remains vital to ag sector success
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Media Releases | Rural Business Support
FOSTERING leadership talent and development remains vital to the future success of the agricultural sector, says Australian Rural Leadership Foundation chief executive Matt Linnegar.
GPSA launches new magazine to promote grain growing sector
Thursday, October 13, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA has launched a new initiative to keep industry stakeholders up-to-date on news and information in the South Australian grain growing sector, a magazine titled Grain Producer.
Residues and grain quality the focus of workshop
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | GRDC Technical Workshop | Media Releases
Grain quality and managing maximum residue levels are the focus of a one-day technical workshop for grain growers, consultants and advisors being held in Wagga Wagga next Wednesday October 19th, on behalf of the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
Grain producers access affordable farm business management training through new consortium
Thursday, October 6, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
South Australian growers are able to complete a Diploma in Agribusiness Management at a quarter of the cost thanks to funding from the Australian Government and managed by Grain Producers SA.
Peracto SA changes name to AgXtra, launches new brand
Thursday, October 6, 2016 | AgXtra | Media Releases
Leading South Australian agricultural research company Peracto SA has been rebranded as AgXtra, reflecting a new strategic direction and plans for regional expansion.
GPSA supports review of mining act
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA has cautiously welcomed the state government’s announcement of a review into the legislation around the mining industry in this state and is eager to learn more about the process.
Rural business support aids storm affected producers
Friday, September 30, 2016 | Media Releases | Rural Business Support
STORM affected producers have been urged to seek assistance from Rural Business Support, with heavy rainfall, flooding and damaging winds impacting on many farmers and rural businesses across South Australia.
Feedback sought on moving machinery wider than 4m
Friday, September 23, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases | Primary Producers SA
Primary Producers SA has today released a survey for producers to provide more information on how they would move machinery wider than 4 metres if it were part of the new night movement permits system.
AGG Co-op welcomes new director and reports strong performance at AGM
Friday, September 23, 2016 | Australian Grain Growers CO-OP | Media Releases
The Australian Grain Growers’ Co-operative (AGG Co-op) has this week welcomed Richard Konzag as its newest board member at its AGM held after the Hart Field Day on Tuesday September 20.
Producers show strong support for Livestock SA AGM and Forum
Friday, September 16, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
About 100 producers and industry stakeholders have attended the Livestock SA Update & AGM and the first SA Cattle Producers Forum today at Hahndorf.
Mid North Young Guns drive technology adoption
Monday, September 12, 2016 | Media Releases | Mid North Young Guns
Young sheep farmers in South Australia’s Mid North are benefiting from an innovative new program driving technology adoption on farm.
Growers urged to monitor and ACT NOW for rust
Friday, September 9, 2016 | Media Releases | The Rust Bust
Growers are urged to monitor crops and apply fungicides as soon as practically possible following a number of reports of barley leaf rust and wheat stripe and leaf rusts across Victoria and South Australia.
Seed to Store YouTube clip winners impress audience at Royal Adelaide Show
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Media Releases | Seed to Store
A creative ‘grains parody’ and ‘high flying barley’ clip promoting the Australian grains industry have been awarded $1000 each in the 2016 Seed to Store YouTube Clip Competition.
New campaign encourages producers to boost Merino ewe base
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | Media Releases | Stud Merino Breeders
The Australian Association of Stud Merino Breeders is tonight launching a new campaign highlighting the profitability of Merinos as the ultimate dual-purpose breed and encouraging producers to increase Merino breeding ewe numbers in their enterprise mix.
Cattle forum to highlight beef’s position at cutting edge
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA will host its first South Australian Cattle Producers Forum next week, in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting at Hahndorf.
Night movement permit applications open
Monday, September 5, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases | Primary Producers SA
Primary producers wanting to move machinery less than 4 metres wide at night can now apply for a permit as a result of the government-industry transport partnership project.
Karen rewarded for on-farm WHS focus
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA is congratulating Karen Baines, Ungarra, on winning one of two $10,000 Augusta Zadow Awards through SafeWork SA last Friday.
Vale Neil Smith
Friday, August 26, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
GRAIN Producers SA today recognises the contribution to the grains industry of SA of Maitland grower Neil Smith who has sadly passed away at the age of 71.
Mandatory RFID will impose high costs and complicate trade
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA says today’s announcement by the Victorian Government to mandate the use of electronic identification for sheep demonstrates a lack of consultation with its partners in a national industry and will impose a high cost on their producers.
Direct seeding benefits for watercourse rehabilitation
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Barossa Improved Grazing Group | Media Releases
The Barossa Improved Grazing Group are studying the cost benefit of machine direct seeding for rehabilitating a watercourse in Moculta.
LambEx celebrates record crowd at 2016 event
Thursday, August 18, 2016 | LambEx 2016 | Media Releases
THE NATION’S largest lamb-focused event, LambEx 2016, ended on a high on Friday, with a record crowd of 1050 people registering to attend over the two-and-a-half-days it was held in Albury, New South Wales.
GPSA holds AGM, welcomes new chairman and farewells inaugural board member Max Wilksch
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA has today welcomed its youngest chairman Wade Dabinett to the helm while farewelling inaugural board member Max Wilksch at the company’s Annual General Meeting at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days in Cleve.
Eight nominations for Livestock SA board member positions
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA members will be able to vote on who represents them as board members with eight producers responding during the call for nominations.
Wade to take over reins as chairman of GPSA
Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Parilla grain producer Wade Dabinett will be the new chairman of Grain Producers SA, taking over from inaugural chairman Garry Hansen who will retire from the position.
Board changes at AGG Co-op
Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Australian Grain Growers CO-OP | Media Releases
The Australian Grain Growers’ Co-operative (AGG Co-op) has farewelled inaugural board member Peter Glover and welcomed Richard Konzag to the casual vacancy.
Maximising pasture production
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | Barossa Improved Grazing Group | Media Releases
Producers will be able to maximise their pasture production in a variable climate following the results of an exciting new project from the Barossa Improved Grazing Group (BIGG).
Conference highlights exciting revolution in animal health
Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Animal Production 2016 | Media Releases
ANIMAL welfare was top of mind at Animal Production 2016 Conference in Adelaide earlier this month, with more than 330 scientists, researchers, students, consultants and producers from across Australia and the world attending the three-day event.
Sam Kekovich to star at GrandsLamb dinner
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | LambEx 2016 | Media Releases
Australia’s Lambassador Sam Kekovich will keep producers entertained at this year’s LambEx 2016 in Albury, New South Wales, from August 10-12.
SAGIT celebrates 25 year anniversary
Friday, July 15, 2016 | Media Releases | South Australian Grain Industry Trust
The South Australian Grain Industry Trust last week celebrated its 25 year anniversary with a lunch for former trustees and staff incorporating the launch of the Champions of Innovation – A 25-year Celebration booklet.
‘Deficient’ State Budget misses mark for livestock producers
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA president Geoff Power says the State Budget delivered last week has failed to address many urgent and outstanding issues for livestock producers.
Nominations open for Livestock SA board membership
Monday, July 4, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
South Australian livestock producers are being encouraged to consider standing for nomination to the Livestock SA board.
Young SA growers to attend national conference
Monday, July 4, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
YOUNG South Australian grain producers Chad Nickolls, 33, Pinnaroo, and Ben Francis, 34, Maitland, will attend the Australian Grains Industry Conference later this month after winning Grain Producers SA’s two sponsorship positions.
Producers urged to nominate for director positions
Monday, June 27, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Producers are being encouraged to consider standing for the board of Grain Producers SA when nominations are called during July.
Livestock SA rejects northern electoral boundary changes
Monday, June 27, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA has labelled a proposal to make Port Pirie the regional centre of the electoral district covering the northern outback areas of the state as “nonsense”.
New central agency for concessional loans welcomed
Friday, June 24, 2016 | Livestock SA | Media Releases
Livestock SA has welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce’s announcement this week that a re-elected Coalition would create a new national body to administer the Commonwealth’s concessional loans programs.
Bright future for Aust sheepmeat sector
Thursday, June 23, 2016 | Media Releases | World Merino Insight
AUSTRALIA’S sheepmeat sector looks set for a bright future as consumers become increasingly educated on the benefits of reliable brands and the domestic red meat market share continues to grow.
Global issues covered at world-first sheep event
Monday, June 20, 2016 | Media Releases | World Merino Insight
WOOLGROWERS and sheep breeders from across the globe will gather in Adelaide for the inaugural World Merino Insight from September 4-9.
Digital agriculture creates opportunities for Aust sheep
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | Media Releases | World Merino Insight
CROWD-SOURCING information on apps similar to TripAdvisor or Uber could soon be a possibility for the Australian livestock sector, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s Sam Gill.
Education opportunity for young journalists
Monday, June 6, 2016 | Media Releases | Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Education Foundation | Rural Media South Australia
The Young Rural & Regional Journalist Professional Development Award is an initiative of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Education Foundation of SA and Rural Media SA.
Young Guns competition offers industry recognition
Monday, June 6, 2016 | LambEx 2016 | Media Releases
Young people in the sheep industry will get an extra chance to win at this year’s LambEx 2016 – with the LambEx 2016 Young Gun Competition extended until Tuesday, June 14.
Producers urged to report aphid sightings
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 | Grain Producers SA | Media Releases
Grain Producers SA is encouraging all growers and agronomists to be on the lookout for Russian wheat aphid, detected this week in crops near Tarlee.
Advisors focus on climate adaption
Monday, May 30, 2016 | Building Farmer & Advisor Knowledge in Carbon Farming | Media Releases
Farmers need to adapt and modify their farming practices to embrace the changing climate and remain viable rather than try to specifically reduce their carbon footprint.
Barossa welcomes farmers for an AgTastic conference
Friday, May 27, 2016 | Barossa Improved Grazing Group | Media Releases
South Australian farmers will have the opportunity to learn more about climate drivers that affect rainfall at the third annual AgTastic conference.
Young Guns provides networking boost for Caris
Thursday, May 26, 2016 | LambEx 2016 | Media Releases
INAUGURAL LambEx 2014 Young Guns winner Caris Jones, Armidale, New South Wales, quickly says the best opportunity that came from her win – was meeting her future employer.
LDL collaboration boosts industry benefits
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | Animal Production 2016 | Media Releases
INCREASING compliancy and reducing costs to producers and processors was the focus of the Livestock Data Link launched 12 months ago by JBS Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia.
Merino ewe giveaway offers exciting opportunity
Monday, May 16, 2016 | LambEx 2016 | Media Releases
ONE LUCKY sheep producer will win 50 Roseville Park Merino ewes while another will win a started Border Collie pup from Waddy’s Collies at this year’s LambEx 2016.
SAGIT welcomes Caroline Rhodes as new Group B trustee
Friday, May 13, 2016 | Media Releases | South Australian Grain Industry Trust
Experienced agribusiness professional Caroline Rhodes has been appointed to the position of Group B Trustee with the South Australian Grain Industry Trust.
Cross-discipline research ups animal science outcomes
Friday, May 13, 2016 | Animal Production 2016 | Media Releases
USING cross-species and cross-discipline research to boost animal science outcomes has been an ongoing focus for much of livestock scientist Dr John Black’s career.
Chief scientist to address Ag Institute Australia conference
Friday, May 6, 2016 | AG Institute Australia | Media Releases
Newly appointed Australian Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel will be headlining a conference in South Australia next month focussed on agricultural innovation.