Jamie Brown, The Land

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Past articles by Jamie:

How to fix the shearer shortage? Build a new work force from the ground up. This is where the minister and his opposition agree

Mentored support for new shearers and close links with industry are ways both sides of politics can support wool. Photo is a file. A serious shortage of shearers has prompted an industry-wide rethink on everything from wages to accommodation and recruitment, while the state politicians most able to influence outcomes agree more needs to be done to fix the problem. → Read More

Casino weaner sale attracts Queensland buyers as steers sell above expectation in new market

Casino weaner sale lands stronger bids as rain promise fuels Queensland buyers. → Read More

Are carbon farmers selling their soil to the devil? A panel of carbon market experts argues the ACCU market is too opaque to be trusted.

The ACCU gets a roasting during online webinar hosted by the Australia Institute. → Read More

Marble score doesn't have to come at a cost to carcase

Peter Erasmus, Gateway Farms at Gloucester grows Wagyu to fit the market. Photos are supplied. In the curve-bending world of Wagyu production a desire to bring to the fore both marbling capacity and carcase weight are aspirations that attract significant investment. → Read More

Repeat clients the volume buyers at annual Yulgilbar genetics commercial female sale

Repeat Yulgilbar clients Sue and Kevin Donnelly, Upper Taylors Arm, bought Sangus heifers with first calves at foot for $3000 at Casino on Saturday. Yulgilbar Pastoral Company yarded 410 breeding cattle for its annual Yulgilbar Genetics Commercial Female sale on Saturday at Casino, with Santa Gertrudis heifers pregnancy tested in calf selling to a top of $3620. → Read More

Tenterfield weaners sell to corrected market as buyers say there's no room in the feedlot

What weaner cattle made last year and how much they brought on Thursday at Tenterfield is a tale... → Read More

Water buy-back not an option for nature-loving Riverina farmers

Without irrigation there is no life on the land, argues conservation-minded dairy farmer from Finley. → Read More

Top of the catchment graziers recall two metres of rain the week before massive landslide as survivors reflect on a year following the big flood

The big flood that drowned Murwillumbah and Lismore took place one year ago this week and graziers at... → Read More

Farm Writers' monthly lunch draws both sides of politics to the table over agriculture

Debate over who should lead state agriculture after the March 25 election made for appetising discussion at the... → Read More

Restocker demand for breeding female cattle brings the price back up at Grafton

Bids for replacement breeders exceeded expectations at Grafton on Saturday. → Read More

Ribbons to Schute Bell charity steers as countdown begins to Sydney Royal Show

This Speckle Park steer bred by Panorama Farms at Narrabri and prepared by PLC Armidale will likely be auctioned as part of the Schute Bell charity steer auction on April 6. It won grand champion at Guyra and Glen Innes shows. Photo by Briony Looker. A pair of steers being prepared for Sydney Royal Show have been turning judges' heads on the Northern Tablelands' agricultural show circuit. → Read More

Kempsey breeders sell firm to dearer at special Saturday sale

The market was firm to better for breeding female cattle at Kempsey on Saturday. → Read More

Farming for nature, fair economic return, and the drivers behind a rise in ACCU interest discussed at Wilmot regenerative farming field days

Seats were few and far between at this week's Wilmot Field Days, the fifth event held inside the property's old woolshed at Hernani. There were a lot of new faces at this year's Wilmot field days, with a majority show of hands confirming that fact from more than 200 bums on seats in the packed woolshed at Hernani. → Read More

Grafton weaner cattle sell on firm store market

Angus weaner steers 148.3kg made 532.2c/kg or $789.43 for Brett and Deanna Jackson, Ashby, at Grafton store sale on Thursday. Photo is supplied. Grafton yarded 921 head of store cattle on Thursday, yarded by Farrell McCrohan, with a quality offering of new season weaner steers, 200 to 300 kilograms, averaging 483.3 cents a kilogram or $1179.75, up on last months' sale by $70. → Read More

New White Spot prawn virus detection emerges despite strict biosecurity protocol

Farmed Black Tiger variety prawns on the Lower Clarence River have been found with the contagious viral infection White Spot - the first in NSW outside enclosed ponds. The disease was first discovered in Moreton bay, Queensland in 2016. Photo is supplied. Farmed Black Tiger variety prawns on the Lower Clarence River have been found with the contagious viral infection White Spot - the first in… → Read More

Dryland rice works best under irrigation say North Coast croppers

The North Coast is supposed to be a safe rainfall district, but rice this year required irrigation. → Read More

Lifetime of expertise in horticulture helps bridge trade between Australia and China

Tweed coast nurseryman is building new markets in China with enthusiasm and expertise. → Read More

Gloucester breeders attract top restocker bids while average prices reflect current trends

Strong bidding from restockers pushed prices for Gloucester breeder cattle to season highs, while the average price was... → Read More

Addressing carbon neutrality by 2030 begins with some bookwork, at little cost to the livestock producer

A producer's carbon footprint may come as a surprise, but the way forward can be a profitable direction. → Read More

Tweed Valley the latest addition to NSW Farmers' powerful lobbying base

NSW Farmers' immediate past president James Jackson meets with new Tweed branch members Sandra Hawken, secretary; Craig Huf, chairman and Jan Fletcher, treasurer. The latest expansion of NSW Farmers laid down the welcome mat at Murwillumbah on Tuesday, with the Tweed Valley and Byron hinterland branch promoting a unified voice among a fragmented and very diverse farming community. → Read More