Property

One of Australia’s largest irrigated cotton operations sells for $63 million

13 May 2022

An 86 year old farming magnate has purchased Kooba Ag, one of Australia’s largest irrigation farming operations on the banks of the Murrumbidgee...

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Property

More than a century in the saddle at Guntawang, now for sale

13 May 2022

Cullen Royle from Richard Royle on Vimeo. Banjo Patterson once declared there was no better horse than those who wore the ‘Crooked R’ brand. He found...

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Property

Jewel of the Kimberley shines bright with family history

11 May 2022

It’s some of Australia’s harshest and yet most beautiful country. It’s a land of contrast, of crocodiles and cattle, and where just two seasons reign...

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Property

Airbnb’s in the Northern Territory to try before you die

10 May 2022

We’ve found your next beautiful spots to stay in the Territory. A modern home surrounded by bush and red dirt, a rustic homestead and an authentic...

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Property

10 of the priciest rural properties on the market at the moment

7 May 2022

These are some of the biggest opportunities in Australian agriculture today.

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Property

Bundaberg’s landmark Grand Hotel sells for circa $4 million

5 May 2022

Regional pub market continues to prosper with lockdowns, travel restrictions and capacity limits now in the past.

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Property

Slice of Old North Bungaree offered for sale

4 May 2022

A 678ha landholding on a mixed-used farm in the Booborowie District within South Australia’s renowned Mid-North region is going to market.

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Property

One farmer’s fight for the right to farm

3 May 2022

Well before Western Australia’s Covid border closures there was actually a Western Australian who enforced his own border… with Western Australia....

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Property

Grandeur and ghosts; Martindale Station a time travel through South Australian history

29 April 2022

It’s one of South Australia’s most impressive mansions - but you can’t buy it. The grand pastoral homestead of Martindale Hall welcomes thousands of...

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Property

One of Australia’s largest macadamia nut orchards for sale

25 April 2022

With negative carbon emissions and decades of successful productions, the Manera family is selling the assets of Macadamia Enterprises at Bundaberg...

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Property

Marvellous mailboxes

24 April 2022

From the old microwave to the homemade tin cow, we’ve found some of Australia’s best rural mailboxes on Instagram. Show us your mailboxes…

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Property

Urban exodus continues to buoy regional Australia

22 April 2022

Regional South Australia and Queensland recorded the strongest annual growth in migration of city dwellers to regional areas through 2021, NAB’s...

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Property

Record prices for NSW central tablelands grazing acres

21 April 2022

Unbelievable prices per acre are being achieved for farms south of Blayney across the localities of Newbridge, Neville and The Lagoon

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Property

Renovation Inspiration: Anise Boulot from Woolbrook Homestead

20 April 2022

Anise Boulot still remembers the first time she set foot on Woolbrook Homestead. The property had been in her partner Lachie’s family for over five...

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Cattle

Annual Panshanger sale celebrates 30 years of Lawsons blood breeding

20 April 2022

Panshanger Estate has been home to the Mills family since 1908, today the Father and son combination of George and Nicholas Mills run their mixed...

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Property

$8 million for historic Manning River property

15 April 2022

'Somerset sold through Ray White Rural Manning Valley with 13 registered bidders at auction who drove the price $2 million over the reserve to sell...

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Property

Rural Airbnbs in South Australia for the bucketlist

10 April 2022

We’ve found your next spots to stay in South Australia – a stone cottage, a treehouse or a luxurious farmhouse.

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Property

Why Australian farms are a competitive investment

7 April 2022

There’s plenty of fuel left in the tank to drive the current growth period for Australian agriculture, according to one of Australia’s biggest...

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Property

Boutique vineyard in Pokolbin sells for circa $6 million

5 April 2022

Surrounded by vine-clad hills in the heart of Hunter Valley Wine Country, this spectacular country estate with magical panoramic views, an extensive...

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Property

Five of the highest priced rural properties currently on the market

4 April 2022

The priciest pieces of farmland in Australia are as varied as they are geographically dispersed, from a lush mixed farm in the Riverina to a vast...

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Property

The remarkable renovation of a wool pioneer’s property

3 April 2022

A spectacular two-storey Victorian homestead at 75 John Street in Camden with a rich local agricultural history and a stunning renovation is now on...

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Property

Farms are getting bigger and more profitable

3 April 2022

While there has been a reduction in the number of farm businesses over time, average farm sizes have increased according to ABARES Snapshot of...

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Property

South Australia’s Hill River farm sells for $12.9m

1 April 2022

The sale of Hill River set a record for a property sold at auction in South Australia in the 2021/22 financial year.

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Property

Australia’s most northerly cattle station is a cattle station no more

30 March 2022

Bramwell Station has been the launching place for many an intrepid traveller bound for ‘The Tip’, just four hours to the north, but it will soon have...

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Organisations & Not For Profits

OzHarvest goes Mobile supporting those in need to get a feed

27 March 2022

When Covid-19 hit in 2020, demand for food relief hit an all-time high. Following bushfires, drought and then a pandemic, more people than ever were...

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Property

Historic sale ahead for rare Queen Anne beauty

25 March 2022

If Maurice Adams were alive today, we can only imagine what his Pinterest account would reveal. One thing is for sure, though - there would be...

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Property

Five properties you could buy for $5m right now

22 March 2022

What does $5million buy you in farmland today? It could be hectares of vines in the Hunter, or nearly 4000 in Queensland’s central highlands, or...

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Property

Christmas Day discovery sparks legacy spanning six generations

20 March 2022

There’s something incredibly special about properties that have been passed down the generations. It’s a mix of pride, passion and love that...

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Property

Rural property market insights with Ray White economist Nerida Conisbee

17 March 2022

Low interest rates, high savings rates, easy access to finance and bumper conditions in a wide range of agricultural commodities have created a dream...

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Property

Lloyd Williams to sell luxury racing stables

11 March 2022

One of Victoria’s pre-eminent thoroughbred training facilities is on the market. Macedon Lodge has housed elite racehorses and Melbourne Cup winners...

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Property

New record price for Mallee country

10 March 2022

1130 hectares in the Goschen/Lalbert district went to auction on Friday, the first time in five years that substantial Mallee land has been offered...

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Property

How NSW western division property sales have changed since the 80s

8 March 2022

For 43 years, Bourke-born David G Russell of Russell Property and Livestock has been selling rural property from his base in Cobar across the greater...

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Cattle

Airbnb’s in Western Australia to try before you die

5 March 2022

With borders opening 3 March, we found your next holiday to WA: an off-grid cabin near wineries, a sprawling farmhouse in the state’s food bowl and a...

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Cattle

A century and beyond for Victoria River Downs

4 March 2022

Iconic. It’s an overused word. An iconic building, person, period in time or event. We once heard a meme described as iconic and knew things had gone...

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Cattle

Pathfinder gets back on The Box

2 March 2022

Several years ago, Nick and Sara Moyle, principals of Pathfinder Angus, made the decision to move away from interfacing their annual bull sales...

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The Yarn

From crop to keg, Rex is connecting paddock to pint

2 February 2022

Life is pretty good for Rex Rowles, it’s busy, but it’s good, as he combines his two favourite things to make a living – farming and beer.

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Women In Agriculture

Red Meat Ambassador: Emma Fessey

2 February 2022

Emma Fessey is our resident Elite Athlete, around training with the Australian Rowing Team she manages to fit in some time with us supporting various...

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Equine

Off the track: The best of the best putting them through their paces

31 January 2022

With the Nutrien Classic now underway, some of the best riders that Australia has to offer have been working hard behind the scenes on the ultimate...

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The Yarn

2021 Agency Awards

15 December 2021

It’s a year that will be remembered for regular records breaking across both the sheep and cattle markets, for great seasonal conditions and a return...

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The Yarn

Milking opportunity to feed the future

12 December 2021

What does a dairy farm, a feed business, a trucking business, and a service station all have in common? The entrepreneurialism of one farming family.

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Sheep & Lamb

Weekly Sheep & Lamb Comments - 10.12.21

10 December 2021

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb listings increased by 23% this week, to total 123,378 head. NSW had the largest increase in lambs offered this week,...

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Meet our team

Meet our team - Hannah Kermode

8 December 2021

Home for Hannah Kermode has always been the families property in Walcha, away from the big city lights. She never dreamt that one day she’d be...

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The Yarn

Innovation sprouts from tough seasons and a fussy eater

3 December 2021

What do you get when you’re a farmer slammed with soaring export tariffs, then your drought and frost hit product is rejected on visual grounds? Did...

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The Yarn

Young Beef Producers Forum 2021

1 December 2021

It’s an annual drawcard that brings together young people from the Queensland beef industry to network, learn and see firsthand some incredible...

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The Yarn

Western Australian agent to mark 30 years selling online

1 December 2021

Col Thexton isn’t one to beat about the bush. Thirty years ago he was the only Western Australian agent to list cattle with AuctionsPlus, then known...

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The Yarn

The resilience and rebuild of an island

30 November 2021

  Kangaroo Island may be small in size, but its reputation as a premium tourism destination was elevated to a whole new level and made international...

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The Yarn

Hemwsworth headed to Cowra, NSW

24 November 2021

What could be better than getting a Hemsworth to pop by for a visit? Well, according to a very clever regional tourism manager in the Central West of...

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Women In Agriculture

How Cara Peek will leave a legacy for generations to come

22 November 2021

By her own admission, Cara Peek wears many hats, but her drive and determination to create opportunities and equality for Aboriginal people in remote...

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Sheep & Lamb

People and data the foundations at Lambpro

17 November 2021

The foundations of a data-driven business were forming as soon as Tom Bull left university. Taking a job with USA Lamb company, Superior Farms, Tom...

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Meet our team

Meet our team - Cassie Prowse

16 November 2021

Cassie Prowse may be one of the most interacted with people at AuctionsPlus, but even for the most regular of users, you mightn’t know much about...

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Women In Agriculture

From farmers’ market to feeding the nation and a TV show filmed at a farmhouse

16 November 2021

It all started with a few recycled jars filled with homemade and seasonal food at the local farmers’ market. Give it a few years and a lot of...

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Future of Agriculture

Young Lot Feeder recognised for dedication to animal welfare

10 November 2021

Growing up on a cattle backgrounding operation in New South Wales, James Guest never had any doubt his future lay in the agricultural world - he just...

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Machinery

The sale that's taken half a century

9 November 2021

Every now and then a sale comes along like no other. For more than fifty years, the vendor has been rescuing items from clearing sales, saving them...

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Meet our team

Meet our team - Hamish Cooke

3 November 2021

As a keen amateur sportsman, Hamish Cooke knows what it’s like to be disciplined and work hard, but he reflects that it was immediately after...

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The Yarn

Meet the man helping regional kids get back on track

1 November 2021

Stepping through the gates of BackTrack for the first time, every kid hears something that both shocks and soothes them - you can’t get kicked out of...

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The Yarn

Landline legend Kerry Lonergan on his love for a country program, for country people

25 October 2021

As a rural reporter with the ABC in Brisbane in the 1980s, Kerry Lonergan knew if he ever got the chance to launch a country program for country...

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The Yarn

Grandma’s country cooking inspires a business and food movement

24 October 2021

Memories of delicious, wholesome food from Grandma’s kitchen is the ethos behind one couple’s business, but it’s also driving a bigger mission to...

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The Yarn

Claire Dunne on starting Graziher & uncovering stories of women on the land

19 October 2021

From her kitchen table on a Queensland cattle property, Claire Dunne set out to uncover the stories of women on the land - just like herself. In...

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Future of Agriculture

Where are they now? Catch up with the Rural Ambassador Award winners over the years

19 October 2021

Did you know Agricultural Shows Australia is celebrating 20 years of the National Rural Ambassador Award? To celebrate, we've been catching up with...

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The Yarn

Broadacre farmer drives home opportunities for women in ag

15 October 2021

From CEO of the Australian Wagyu Association to broadacre cropping farmer and now a motherhood coach, there is very little that Benita Bensch hasn’t...

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The Yarn

Innovative sheep dairy takes multi-pronged approach to farming

13 October 2021

Set amongst a stunning, century-old homestead and lush, wedding-ready gardens in the Scenic Rim is Towri Sheep Cheeses, run by mother and daughter...

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The Yarn

Yolande's life from the Cattleyards to the Cockpit

12 October 2021

As a grazier, pilot, interior designer, business owner and mother of four, a day in the life of Yolande Woods is never dull - whether she is...

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The Yarn

From Northern Territory jillaroo to fashion designer - meet Belinda Rasheed

12 October 2021

Belinda Rasheed is no ordinary agricultural woman. From Jillaroo to head stockman to manager in the wilds of the NT while simultaneously owning and...

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Women In Agriculture

Are you bogged mate? Meet the woman helping country blokes

9 October 2021

Somewhere in one of the most far-flung regions of remote Australia, a man celebrated Christmas with his family last year. Ordinary? Far from it. Just...

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Cattle

Access next gen Wagyu genetics

6 October 2021

The Australian Wagyu Industry has been known for its innovation and progressive ways of looking to enhance the sector. The Australian Wagyu...

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#BuyFromTheBush

‘Buy From The Bush – Big Break’ gives rural businesses the opportunity to kick start their idea

2 October 2021

The team at Buy From the Bush continue to go from strength to strength, giving a hand up to businesses and people right across our rural communities....

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#MyAPlusDay

#APlusSpring Instagram Photo Competition

30 September 2021

Spring has well and truly sprung and we're keen to see what it's looking like in your backyard! 🌞 We're running #APlusSpring - an Instagram photo...

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Organisations & Not For Profits

Dungog brings Sculpture on the Farm 2021 ONLINE to you

28 September 2021

The October long weekend usually marks the time where the population of the Hunter Valley town of Dungog (NSW) doubles. Beginning in 2018, Sculpture...

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Local Legends

How the Tiny Breadtag is having a Big Impact

27 September 2021

The humble breadtag may seem small and insignificant, thrown away without a second thought when the last slice of bread is pulled from the bag. But...

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Women In Agriculture

The award-winning farmer who’s blazing a trail for future generations

21 September 2021

Emma Ayliffe is an expert multi-tasker. When the recently crowned Young Farmer of the Year isn’t working her day-job as an agronomist, she’s...

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Local Legends

Meet the young dairy farmer with happy cows, people and a possible stint on Farmer Wants a Wife in his sights

19 September 2021

Nick Mignanelli is a young man on a mission. The third generation dairy farmer has some simple but profound goals; produce happy, healthy cows,...

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Women In Agriculture

Everyday farmers driving change against dust and drought

15 September 2021

Growing up on an outback sheep and cattle station, Dr Ellen Litchfield has observed how a green paradise can transform into swathes of bare ground...

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Legendary local voice of horse sports shares life on the mic

11 September 2021

In 1983 Jim Callinan was handed a microphone to announce his very first open campdraft at the Murrurundi Showground. Almost 40 years on and the...

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Stud

Passion drives Megan to chase her childhood dream

8 September 2021

As an eager six-year-old wanting a tangible piece of the family stud business – her own cow – Megan Kent was given a steer. This only fuelled a young...

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Farmer Turned Storyteller Sharing Rural Australia’s History

6 September 2021

Ross Harmer spent his childhood enchanted by the stories his drover father would recount for him. Tales of adventures, mateship and mishaps shaped...

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AgTech

Ten Agritech Businesses Changing our Farming Future

1 September 2021

Right now there’s 10,000 people driving around Aussie farms checking water. That’s 40,000 tires, a massive carbon output and sadly, a high chance of...

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Women In Agriculture

AgriFutures: The Rural Women's Award & Rural Women's Acceleration Grant

30 August 2021

As you're probably aware, The Rural Women's Award is an annual award program that celebrates and showcases women in leadership roles across rural and...

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The Yarn

Sustaining family farms for generations to come starts with a plan

23 August 2021

There’s a rich, indelible history to family farms. It’s intertwined with our local communities, woven over hundreds of years. Generations, ideas and...

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The Yarn

Night of local food, wine and good times saves a community in need

20 August 2021

It was late into the night as Andrea Cross’ husband was still cutting out hundreds of personalised timber table decorations that she joked it was a...

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Future of Agriculture

Zanda McDonald Award – The learnings and friends from being involved

18 August 2021

With many industry awards, the winners walk away with the accolades and opportunities while the other finalists or even those who apply miss a real...

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The Yarn

Life on the Land Ends at Home

17 August 2021

For many farming families ‘they’ll have to carry me out of here in a box’ is a familiar refrain. Farms are passed down from generation to generation...

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The Yarn

‘Farm boy’ Transforms Old Flour Mill into Sweet Success

15 August 2021

The first time his local council asked Neil Druce to submit a DA he scratched his head in confusion. Why would he need a district attorney? The self...

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Future of Agriculture

Peter Westblade’s Legacy Lives on through the Next Generation

12 August 2021

The Peter Westblade Scholarship honours the legacy of Peter Westblade, a man known for his far-sighted, innovative and successful stud, as an...

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The Yarn

More to the Grain Fed Beef Sector than Meets the Eye

11 August 2021

Growing up on a farm in Mudgee, New South Wales, Madie Hamilton knew a farming career wouldn’t be for her - but a career in agriculture still...

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The Yarn

From the Grassroots of Queensland Ag, Meet the 9 Young Rural Ambassadors

11 August 2021

The curtain should be drawing to a close on what would have been an incredible celebration of everything agriculture in the heart of Brisbane....

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The Yarn

LISTEN: Hannah Murray from the Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association

5 August 2021

Hannah Murray is currently the Business Development Officer with the Northern Territory Cattleman's Association. Hannah is one of those Gems of the...

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The Yarn

Nominate Your Local Legend

2 August 2021

Since The Box Weekly began last year we have been inspired by all the amazing stories and individuals throughout rural and regional Australia. To...

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The Yarn

A Love of Leatherwork Turned into Crafting Bespoke Bushman's Belts

1 August 2021

We get the feeling that if you got the chance to sit down for a yarn with Bill Keene, it wouldn’t be long before you’d be swept up in a life filled...

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The Yarn

Surprise Career Change sees a Win for the Livestock Industry

30 July 2021

Maigan Robertson had her heart set on becoming a doctor for as long as she could remember. Inspired by her GP grandfather, Maigan earned top HSC...

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The Yarn

LISTEN: Lens of Rosie

28 July 2021

Heidi Morris is a true advocate for the agriculture industry, at first, her name might not spring to mind but if we say Lens.Of.Rosie then maybe that...

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The Yarn

Honey Rather than Vinegar Connects Regional Communities

27 July 2021

The low-tech responsibility of teaching her children’s School of the Air curriculum from her kitchen table on her cattle property near the tiny town...

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Stud

Meet the Stud Team

26 July 2021

In 2020, AuctionsPlus held nearly 600 stud auctions, receiving more than 40,000 bids online. This Spring, our team are gearing up for another massive...

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Stud

Established Herd Presents a Unique Opportunity for the Beef Industry

25 July 2021

It’s been a year of success so far for the Australian beef industry, record high prices, improving seasonal conditions and a strong demand for...

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The Yarn

LISTEN: From Rugby to the Ranch, Chasing Gold in Tokyo

21 July 2021

If you're a fan of Rugby union these next two names should be fairly familiar to you. Lewis Holland and Charlotte Caslick are both primed for their...

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Stud

Unique Wedding Gift Sparks Century of Breeding Success

18 July 2021

While many of our great great grandparents would have unwrapped a nice set of pots and pans on their wedding day, one family welcomed a gift that...

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The Yarn

Click Go the Shears, Girls

14 July 2021

In Australia, just three percent of the shearing industry is made up of women. Eryn Smith is a novice female shearer from the Victorian Highlands and...

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The Yarn

First Generation Farmers Show what it takes to Build a Modern Legacy on the Land

13 July 2021

Most farming properties are steeped in family history, handed down from one generation to the next, but first-generation producers Adam and Jacynta...

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The Yarn

Ordinary Woman on an Extraordinary Mission to Save Lives in the Bush

9 July 2021

Imagine this. An Aussie bloke walks into a country pub and orders a water - and no-one bats an eyelid. That’s the day Shanna Whan will know she’s...

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