Cows are happier and crops are healthier at the Cahill’s Beaudesert dairy since the introduction of milking robots and herbicide resistant corn crops.
A multi-million dollar research and development program will provide a massive boost to Australia’s vital northern beef cattle industry.
Australian agriculture stands poised and ready to lead the global marketplace for agricultural products but calls for the review or rewinding of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) must be abandoned and focus placed on removing non-tariff barriers to trade.
Lack of understanding of free trade agreements, shortages of finance and excessive red tape are the three leading concerns identified by Australian international trade businesses, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s National Trade Survey 2016 has revealed.
“Rabobank is confident about the long-term outlook for the food and agriculture sector, not just globally, but particularly in this part of the world. Not only is there clear indication that there will be an increased reliance on exportable agricultural supplies from Australia, but it will remain highly prized for its quality, traceability, sustainability and disease-free status. The proficiency and adaptability of Australian farmers gives us great confidence in their ability to take advantage of these changes.” – Peter Knoblanche .