THE CLIMATE KELPIE BLOG

Primary producers will have access to more agricultural industry specific weather and climate information to help make critical business decisions with the latest release of the Bureau of Meteorology’s Forewarned is Forearmed products. The New Tools The new tools will improve farm-gate productivity and profitability by allowing users to drill down to their location to […]
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Agricultural Innovation Australia Ltd (AIA) has released its inaugural Strategic Plan, detailing how it will drive crosssectoral collaboration and leverage public and private sector investment to target transformational innovation for Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry.  Sam Brown, AIA CEO, said: “AIA enables the Rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) to collectively invest in these areas and […]
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Brief background  Jenny and Paul O’Sullivan’s family farm in south Gippsland spreads over three blocks with a total area of 644 hectares (or 1600 acres with around 18% set aside for bush and infrastructure), carrying cattle, sheep and horses.  The couple run 2000 ewes which lamb in August each year for the lambs to enjoy […]
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Improving seasonal Forecasts value for growers   Seasonal Climate Forecasts (SCFs) have the potential to be beneficial to many in the agricultural industries, but they have had variable uptake. Dr. Geoff Kuehne Director of Meaningful Social Research recently completed a report funded by MLA and the Australian Government titled: Insights into Barriers and Bridges to the […]
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South Australian Port Germein farmer Barry Mudge remembers the moment he decided he wanted to farm with more than just intuition. “My dad Laurie made a lot of money on the farm in ’78- we had the best yields we had ever achieved. But he’d only put in 370 acres of wheat. My question was […]
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