Farming Together opportunity in Macleay Valley

Farming Together opportunity in Macleay Valley

Farming Together is a great opportunity for Macleay Valley farmers - providing support and financial assistance to collaborative farming groups and cooperatives. The Australian Government has invested $14,934 into the program, which gives farming groups and...

read more
Digital book for ‘forward thinking’ farmers

Digital book for ‘forward thinking’ farmers

The Australian Farmer digital book, an exciting new resource for the ‘forward thinking farmer’, was released last month. Featuring the latest updates in science and technology, this digital book is a handy resource for Macleay Valley Farmers and a fascinating read...

read more

Macleay Valley Horse Sale Success

Macleay Valley Horse Sale Success a boost to the agribusiness sector. Thursday 5 May, 2016 The Macleay Valley Coast’s agribusiness sector was given a major boost over the weekend, with the results of Kempsey’s first ever Epic Horse Sale exceeding all expectations....

read more

Organic Food North Coast Region NSW

Organic food in the North Coast Region of NSW: An Industry Snapshot. Eco Logical Australia (ELA) was commissioned by the North Coast Local Land Services (NCLLS) to provide an overview of organic agriculture in the North Coast region of NSW. The project scope included...

read more

Queensland’s dairy industry 2016

Queensland's Dairy Industry Moo-ves into 2016 Originally published: ABC Rural Lara Webster 30 December 2015 There was plenty to hear about the beef industry in 2015, but dairy farmers have seen just as many highs and lows.  The Australian industry is worth $13 billion...

read more

Sweet Water Sweet Life

Sweet Water Farm Organic Garlic Marcus Skipper and Sally Ayre Smith made the sea change to Sweet Water Farm eight years ago with no previous experience in farming and no idea as to what they might do to generate a livelihood. What they did know was that they wanted to...

read more

Oh Deer – Mesopotamia Deer Farm

The Macleay Valley was once home to one of the largest farmed deer populations in Australia, but low domestic uptake and challenges in developing the export market saw numbers decline. Mesopotamia Lodge is one of the two remaining commercial breeders locally and has...

read more

Ardent About Alpacas

Pride of the Macleay Series Written by Julie Woodrow Coordinator Healthy Communities Kempsey Shire Council Pride of the Macleay showcases the stories of leaders throughout the Macleay When Alastair and Karen Smedley emigrated from the UK, they made their home in...

read more

Brewery for the Macleay

Small brewery update – NSW Article by Australian Brews News James Atkinson New breweries are currently in the pipeline for Sydney, as well as the regional New South Wales towns of Dungog and Kempsey. Founded three years ago, The Grifter Brewing Co is finally putting...

read more

Akubra ‘Made in Australia’

Akubra stays in Kempsey to keep the ‘Made in Australia’ tag Originally Published in The Australian City folk wouldn’t dream of doing it to the soft-weight Akubra fedora, but the first thing most Australian men and women on the land do when they receive their new hat...

read more

Buddy & Me – How a spark became a flame

A spark became a flame Pride of the Macleay Series Written by Julie Woodrow Coordinator Healthy Communities Kempsey Shire Council Pride of the Macleay showcases the stories of leaders throughout the Macleay To say that Ashlea Morehead is passionate about candles and...

read more

How to prune citrus trees

Making the cut - How to prune citrus Originally Published Organic Gardening March, 26, 2014 Phil Dudman Unlike other popular fruit trees such as apples and peaches, citrus don’t require a highly thought-out pruning technique in order to maximise production. In fact,...

read more