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#1373693 - 22/04/2016 22:19 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
scott12 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2015
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Loc: maadi Tully area

#1427524 - 06/07/2017 11:31 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
LDRcycles Offline
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Registered: 14/03/2017
Posts: 78
Loc: Kin Kin, Qld
Anyone happen to know if there are any smallcrop agents in Gympie still?

I grew up on a dairy farm but by 2007 deregulation had sent that industry to hell and we had to sell the herd. Half that block is now agisted to a neighbour's beef cows, and i've got ~70 head of beef goats on the remainder. The goats have been one hell of a learning curve, the biggest lesson being to know your market access. All the big processors are out west (Charleville, Bourke etc) and it took me 2 years to find someone local.

I'm now living on a 55 acre block on the other side of town from the old dairy, which is textbook perfect for small cropping. But obviously before i start digging i need to know the end product can be successfully turned into coin. My parents did some squash and zucchini way back, but the local pickup of produce ended in the 80s.

From what i can see the only options are local farmers markets or sending it down to Rocklea?

#1474298 - 21/10/2018 00:52 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Registered: 24/02/2018
Posts: 7
Loc: Australia
Climate change can upset sustenance accessibility, lessen access to food, and influence food quality. For instance, anticipated increments in temperatures, changes in precipitation designs, changes in outrageous climate occasions, and the decrease in water accessibility may all outcome in diminished rural profitability.

#1478152 - 02/12/2018 16:47 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: Greg Sorenson]
amphetamarine Offline
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Registered: 18/03/2004
Posts: 297
Loc: Cairns
Adaption is the best way to deal with conditions. The hardiest species survive the weaker die or adapt.

#1486565 - 24/01/2019 12:24 Re: Farming, food production and consumers [Re: ROM]
Wasser Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2019
Posts: 3
You are quite right,"Agricultural" does seem to be a bit of a backwater compared to the other forums. Everybody seems to be really excited about the potential to break some heat records in South Australia today while all I can see is plants shriveling up in an environment that is very much like a blast furnace. My neighbour's bees are struggling to reduce the temperature in their hives and the long-term consequences for pollination of major agricultural crops and food security will be dire if there is a further decline in bee populations.
Planning ahead for the future is hard and BOM does not give a lot of guidance. Climatologist Darren Ray predicted a "mild December", "no extreme heat" and January was supposed to be "relatively mild", "a few days in the mid-thirties". At the moment, Adelaide is OVER 5 degrees ABOVE NORMAL. How can the BOM be so wrong??? Can we really trust the seasonal outlooks or are they just pure guesswork backed up by the latest technology?

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