Farm Management News

  • Salmon farms are the victim of wild claims and myths

    What would he have made of Monday night’s ‘expose’ on salmon farming in Scotland, a programme that came up with a title and then set out to prove its premise without a shred of evidence? To describe this as sensationalist suggests there was at least a revelation or two ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Permanent skilled workforce nears for dairy owners

    Dairy business owners are one step closer to securing a permanent skilled workforce with the Federal Government amending its occupation classification list to make it easier for farmers to attract experienced and skilled overseas labour. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Women In Ag: Changing The Face Of Farming

    Based on the 2016 agriculture census from Stats Canada, the proportion of female farmers is increasing even as the total number of farm operators decreases. In fact, women make up 28.7% of the 272,000 farmers in the country. Yet while more women are working hard on the land, sometimes they also have to work equally as hard to dispel public and ...


    By Dutch Openers

  • One herd test can help cut antibiotic use on-farm

    That was the message from Dr John Penry who spoke to the Herd ’19 conference in Bendigo, recently, about ways dairy farmers can reduce the use of antibiotics on-farm. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Future Focus a road map for shaping change

    The plan has been assembled in collaboration with Dairy Australia, Agriculture Victoria and the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria. Future Focus has been over a year in the making, with 165 dairy farmers, service providers and processors from the Murray region consulted during its development. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Mowi plans to farm in the depths

    NORWEGIAN salmon farmer Mowi plans to lower its fish farms far below the surface of the sea, combining technology from the Norwegian aquaculture, subsea and offshore industries. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Tromsø dilutes ban on sea farms

    THE northern Norwegian city of Tromsø has rowed back on its controversial plan for an outright ban on open sea fish farms within its municipal area. The left leaning city council caused a big stir last November when it declared that all future development should be ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Table grape growers using inventiveness to fight fruit fly

    A TABLE GRAPE grower from Sunraysia has built a new rig that applies bait spray for fruit fly in an innovative attempt to reduce pest management costs on his farm. Peter Argiro and his family run a 100-hectare vineyard in Merbein, Victoria. He said foliar spraying each vine from the tractor was a timely and costly process, therefore he designed the new rig out of a necessity to ...

  • Mowi buys Anglesey lumpfish farm

    THE Welsh lumpfish farmer, Ocean Matters, has been bought by Mowi Scotland, effective from April 15, the company confirmed today. The facility, in Penmon, Anglesey, North Wales, has the capacity to produce two million of the cleaner fish, which it has been supplying to the salmon farming industry in Scotland to control sea lice. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Dairy industry scores greater access to vital skilled labour

    government amending its occupation classification list to make it easier for farmers to attract experienced and skilled overseas labour. Under changes to the Australian Skilled Occupation List, high level dairy farm managers who have responsibility for overseeing farming operations are eligible for the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa entry to Australia for up to four years with the ...

  • Hershey Announces Action Plans to Protect and Restore Forests in Cocoa Growing Region

    The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is taking action to protect forests and restore forest cover in the cocoa growing regions in West Africa.  The company today released action plans that are part of the company’s commitments as a founding member of the ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Bigger smolts to drive Bakkafrost growth

    THE Faroese fish farmer Bakkafrost has outlined two important developments in its annual sustainability and financial reports, published yesterday. First, there will be a significant increase in the number, and size, of smolts released this year. About 12.6 million smolts were released during 2018 and 9.9 million in 2017. The company now plans to raise that figure to more than 13.5 million in ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Ace sees stunning market in US

    DUNDEE firm Ace Aquatec is exhibiting at the Boston seafood show for the first time to tap into potential new market opportunities in the US and Canada. Mike Forbes, head of sales and marketing, who is heading to the expo this weekend, said there had been growing interest in North America for its award winning electric stunner in particular. ‘We’ve seen that expanding so much ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Dairy farmers get new Johne`s Disease score

    AUSTRALIAN Dairy Farmers (ADF) has unveiled a revised risk-profiling score to assess and manage the likelihood of Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) in dairy cattle. The revised Johne’s Disease Dairy Score has been developed in consultation with industry veterinarians, Animal Health Australia and State Dairy Farming Organisations to: Provide an easily interpreted score for ...

  • Shift into Digital Agriculture: CEMA welcomes Member States’ Draft Declaration supporting technology uptake in EU farming

    Brussels, 11th of March 2019 – ‘A smart and sustainable digital future for European agriculture and rural areas’ is the title of the Draft Declaration (click here) presented today by the European Commission to the Council’s Special Committee on Agriculture. The European ...

  • Tractor market: a critical scenario

    The 2018 figures indicate a decline in sales in Europe, China and Turkey, and growth in the United States and India. The slowdown in French and German markets penalizes Italian exports. The slight improvement in agricultural prices could encourage investments, but the general trend of the Italian economy and the critical issues on the world scenario point to a difficult 2019. ...

  • ‘Smart Equipment for Sustainable Agriculture’: CEMA calls on EU policy-makers to set a favorable industrial landscape & promote Digital Farming for farms of all sizes

    Brussels, 21st of February 2019 – Agriculture is set for a digital revolution, just as farm machines profoundly transformed it one century ago. Modern agricultural machines in combination with digital farming tools are the “essential kit” that farmers should endorse to increase the sustainability, ...

  • The UPCT and the LIFE DESEACROP project have visited AZUD

    LIFE DESEACROP project coordinator, Dr. José Francisco Maestre, together with his students of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), visited our facilities. On Friday, November 9, LIFE DESEACROP project coordinator, Dr. José Francisco Maestre, together with his students of the Agricultural Engineering Degree of the Polytechnic ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • PINEYE® Emulsion, a new adjuvant for aerial spraying

    With the development of applied science, agricultural sprayers have become a key equipment in crop production. How to choose a suitable sprayer is a topical issue for growers. It is, in fact, the first step to improve the usage rate of pesticides and fungicides, a smart way to save farm management cost. Growers, however, may try to select innovative adjuvants to adequately protect crops. ...


    By Foreverest Resources Ltd.

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