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The paddock is finished with a conventional method of ploughing before a crop is planted... Richard Wright (2012), principal of Wright Produce Ltd, U.K, stated "we started in pigs in the 1960's and now run 3,600 sows; the pigs make us money but it's the value of the manure that keeps us in pigs... Given that there is a good chance of extensive soil disturbance by the pigs at the same time, nutrient runoff could happen in heavy rain, polluting water ways and causing water quality problems...
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Photo of Lynne Strong with Young Farming Champions.. The program brings farming into the classrooms, teaming 'Young Farming Champions' with school students in the 'Archibull Prize' competition... Ms Strong says benefits of the program, funded by the NSW Department of Primary Industries, NSW Local Land Services and industry bodies, will continue to play out in five, 10 and 15 years' time as the students take with them the experience and understanding of an industry that is open, transparent and sustainable...
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The report demonstrates a number of ways that regional Governments and producers can utilise regional identity to enhance markets for regional produce... The study examines how regions of the world utilise regionality to market and sell food and understand what drives consumer purchasing in this area... Tourism Within our own retail shop we have implemented a number of simple changes to increase the understanding of our brand and what makes our products special, including; Producing a new film of the business focusing on the people, product and place of our business from farm to finished product that runs continuously in the tourism facilities...
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I believe it is imperative that irrigators have access to the most efficient and technologically advanced systems in order to provide every possibility of maintaining and sustaining what is arguably our most valuable resource... The open market for water trading in some systems has also seen an increase in the cost of permanent and temporary water as a result of the domestic customer requiring only small parcels of water that they are willing to pay for... The systems are very widely used and advances in the hardware and software are making them a more efficient, durable and cost effective way of applying water as well as other soluble inputs such as fertiliser...
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Our region was well on the way to building its regional brand when I applied for my scholarship... Objectives The aim of this study was to develop a working model for regional branding that will work across all regions of Australia... We need industry to bring cash flow into the region so that we can maintain a high standard of living...
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Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... David Fulwood Sponsored by GRDC 1.. In the report I will illustrate some of these examples to show how commodities can be turned into value added products...
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Products may be identified by proprietary or trade names to help readers identify particular types of products but this is not, and is not intended to be, an endorsement or recommendation of any product or manufacturer referred to... Our farming system had changed rapidly from one of mixed crop and livestock to intensive irrigated crop and I wanted to examine the importance of integrating livestock/pasture into a cropping system to ensure the long term productivity of our land... Although of limited success I believe these are important steps in educating the general public about how their food, fibre and increasingly energy are produced...
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According to a recent survey of 1009 British shoppers commissioned by the Crop Protection Association (CPA), consumers want the UK to become more self-sufficient in food production, and believe the UK Government should take the lead in using science to maintain a reliable supply of high-quality, affordable food... Some of the key findings of relevance include: - thirty-five per cent of consumers would support GM foods being stocked on supermarket shelves; - if they were nutritious, 37 per cent of respondents thought they should be allowed; - if the technology kept food prices down, support for GM food rose to 44 per cent; - forty-six per cent of respondents supported GM foods if they proved to be safe for the environment; and - eighty-two per cent believe that organic food is too expensive... These findings and more are summarised in a new booklet titled Impact of the Global Food Crisis: Changing Attitudes among UK Shoppers...
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The Barossa is classed as a cool climate grape growing area; it is at the warmer end of this classification (I believe it could quite happily grow warm climate type fruit with the right management, and so rightfully be classified as a dual climate area, if producers had enough suitable irrigation water available to them)... While I believe that temperature increases will not have any significant impact on our ability to grow grapes (we could have to change some varieties and wine styles produced ), I believe our biggest challenge in this area will be sourcing suitable water for irrigation... Our vineyard has 13 different grape varieties, and we sell most of the grapes we produce to other wine companies in the Barossa, including Yalumba, Peter Lehmann and Barossa Valley Estate...
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Merino wool production is the major enterprise on Apsley Park the price we receive for our wool is extremely important... The people did not know my background in wool I assume I was treated like any customer... The industry needs to think about how we can position wool so that new fibres can take share from cotton and synthetics, and not wool...
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