August 4, 2020

Lamb has been enjoying a stellar run in recent years, with pricing that we wouldn’t dare dream of 10 years ago.  With national flock numbers at historic lows, all looked set for a continuation of those prices.  Demand is strong, supply compromised due to drought, so it...

July 31, 2020

In just about all parts of our lives we are our own worst enemies.  Take the current Covid 19 situation in Victoria.  The only reason hotel quarantine was required, was because it was expected that people wouldn’t necessarily do what was right and stay home.  The only...

April 29, 2020

What will life look like after Covid 19.  For many farmers, the impacts have been very minimal.  Some logistical complications, but otherwise ok.  The wool market has been the most effected with woollen mills around the world coming to a halt as the virus left its mark...

July 1, 2019

I have had a quiet break from writing these articles for a while, and pulled back on my use of twitter.  Partly this was because it is my busiest time of year, and partly because I just needed a break from the modern art of mudslinging.

Twitter was an amazing place when...

April 8, 2019

Is the modern farmer going to be allowed to farm?  By that I don’t mean, will there be laws prohibiting them from farming, but will they be able to go about their everyday business without fear of constant interruption from Vegan activists?  The Vegan activist modus op...

December 17, 2018

There is still some serious tension in our industry at the moment, with controversies erupting into arguments on social media.  I have recently watched as one tweeter’s comment on the live export of sheep erupted in name calling and anger.  Now for those of you with a...

December 10, 2018

Do you have a clear vision for our industry?  Are there things that frustrate you because you just can’t believe our industry isn’t doing something, or perhaps is doing something that you don’t like.  I sure do.  It has been a particularly big year for controversy for...

December 3, 2018

We all have faults, or shortfallings.  Every single one of us.  If we didn’t, then we certainly wouldn’t be human.   But how aware of yours are you?  Do you work to improve them?  Do you look for indications of what they are? 

One of the bi...

October 6, 2018

Many of our clients struggle with the idea of celebrating where they have got to, as the truly progressive are always looking for the next achievement.  In a sense, I have been responsible for fostering a perpetual state of unhappiness within clients, as we always stri...

September 7, 2018

This is always risky territory to head into, for fear of being accused of being sexist, an apologist or of mansplaining ( a man explaining something to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing). But I feel there is a need to have...

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