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Twice the potential from twice the shearing

As wool producers continue to build their flocks on better seasons and wool prices, there is growing<br /> interest in the potential benefits of shearing every six months. Pamela Lawson looks at the results<br /> from a Western Australian trial comparing different breeds being shorn traditionally — or twice a year.

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Twice the potential from twice the shearing

Too much fibre length convinced former Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia researcher Dr Fred Wilkinson to try shearing his Merino-Finn cross ewe flock twice a year. Under his traditional...

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A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

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Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

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Research Report: Sheds

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.

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Research Report: Harvest Weed Seed Mills

The Report includes a round up of commercially-available batching plants as well as farmer-made approaches.

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Research Report: Agritechnica 2023

Kondinin Group’s Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli went to Agritechnica, Germany. This report covers the key award winners from the event and some of the latest autonomous platforms displayed.