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...

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...

August 24, 2018

The events of this week in parliament highlight the severity of the drought in Australia.  The leadership drought.  In an era, full of leadership courses, and professional develop, why are we regressing so rapidly in terms of true leadership.

If you cast your eye across...

August 7, 2018

Drought is a horrible thing.  It preys on optimistic souls, who often make decisions based more on hope than on good business decision making.  Now that may sound harsh, but we are all guilty of assuming that it will rain at some point, and that everything will be ok....

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