News Analysis

MLA reveals how good industry analysts are at predicting sheep and cattle prices. Credit: New Anawach, Shutterstock.

How good are analysts are predicting livestock prices?

MLA reports how industry analysts' price forecasts for sheep and beef compare to actuals.

19 July 2024

Monitoring condition score is a key management tool when looking to optimise reproductive performance in sheep. Photo supplied by Anne Collins, AC Ag Consulting.

Trial highlights best-practice management for Dorper productivity

A recently-completed MLA-funded project has shed light on impacting reproductive efficiency.

09 July 2024

The Armatree field site, one of six core sites which forms an important part of the study. Credti: Chris Guppy, University of New England.

Amelioration strategies in the spotlight

Data from a long-running project has shed light on the efficacy of various amelioration strategies.

09 July 2024

Troubleshooting a pump can be a frustratingly tedious task, as sometimes even the smallest fault can cause a breakdown in the system. A loss of output pressure can occur progressively over time and not be noticed until the pump cannot achieve cut-off pressure. Credit: Josh Giumelli.

WORKSHOP: Pinpointing pump problems – part 2

This month Josh Giumelli runs through a range of pump problems which can pop up from time to time.

08 July 2024

Recent reproductive performance studies in the Northern Territory show crossbred heifers outperform their Brahman counterparts. Photo: Tim Schatz.

Crossbreeding brings reproductive benefits

Study finds significant performance advantage of Senepol-Brahman crossbreds.

04 July 2024

Cooler weather and short, fresh pasture growth can trigger mineral imbalances and metabolic disorders in pregnant and lactating cattle. Credit: Pamela Lawson.

Keep watch for winter health woes

Fresh pasture growth and cooler conditions increase the risk of metabolic disorders in cattle.

03 July 2024

Farmers should be putting measures in place to protect older workers, including themselves. Credit: Jenna Santos

Importance of protecting agriculture's aging workforce

Farmers should be putting safety measures in place to protect older workers.

17 June 2024

Agricultural production contributed 74 per cent of anthropogenic N₂O emissions in the last decade. Credit: CSIRO.

New report reveals global N₂O emissions have risen 40 per cent in 40 years

Global nitrous oxide emissions are up, with agriculture the largest human-induced contributor.

12 June 2024


Utrisha N: The new biostimulant boosting broadacre yield potential

Extensive trials conducted across Australia show boosted yields in a wide range of


Maximise your nitrogen use efficiency

Losing nitrogen to the environment can be costly.


Safety first for the year ahead

Since 1870, Blundstone, have supported & protecting farmers across Australia from


Precise and Productive Seeding Equipment

The success of next year's harvest begins now, with strong preparation and planning.

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.


Research Report: Grouper Bins (July 2024)

This month's Research Report from Kondinin Group looks at a range of Australian-made grouper bins which can make a big difference when it comes to input logistics on the farm.


Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

Farming Ahead's June Research Report compares two carbon calculators which can be used by grain growers.


Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

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


Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

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