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Safe Farming Tasmania (Safe_Farming_Tasmania_Flyer.pdf 219 KB)
Safe Farming Tasmania flyer, July 2015
Safe use of quad bikes and side by side vehicles on Australian farms
Safe use of quad bikes and side by side vehicles on Australian farms
Safe use of side-by-side vehicles
WorkSafe Tasmania is currently investigating an incident involving the roll-over of a side-by-side vehicle.
Safe Work Australia
The role of Safe Work Australia is to develop national occupational health and safety (OHS) and workers' compensation policy; encourage policy discussion and research and promote consistency in legislation developed by states and territories.
Safety during current flood emergency and clean-up
WorkSafe Tasmania is encouraging Tasmanians to remain vigilant and continue to work safely during the current wet weather conditions.
Safety is everyone’s business at Ashgrove
Ashgrove Farms was recognised as an industry leader in farm safety when they took out the Dairy Safety Award at the annual Tasmanian Dairy Awards.
Saleyard lamb prices rise during winter
National lamb saleyard throughput increased by 6% during winter (June-August), to average 159,449 head per week.
Salinity causes major social, environmental and economic problems in many parts of Australia. Find out more about the causes and management of salinity with these weblinks
Salinity and Land Degradation in Tasmania
Issues, information and tools concerned with salinity management in Tasmania.
sally nelle (Invite_sally_nelle_flyer.pdf 352 KB)
RWIB week event
Save the Tasmanian Devil Insurance Population Continues to Grow
Save The Tasmanian Devil Insurance Population Continues To Grow
Save the Tasmanian Devil website
The fight to save the Tasmanian Devil is collaboration between the Tasmanian Government, the University of Tasmania and other research institutions, schools, individuals and the corporate community.
SCAMwatch is a site to help you recognise, report and protect yourself from scams. SCAMwatch is owned and maintained by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and is also the campaign portal for the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce.
Provides links to various organisations providing scholarships and programs related to agriculture.
Scholarships for university agriculture courses
Rural Bank and Greenham are offering scholarships for university study in agriculture in 2017.
Scholarships for Women's Leadership Development in Horticulture
All women currently employed in the Australian horticulture sector are invited to apply for scholarship funding for participation in a range of leadership development courses.
Scholarships helping tertiary agriculture students look beyond the horizon
Thirteen passionate young students have been awarded scholarships through the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
Scholarships open for agricultural innovation study at UTAS
The State Government is providing scholarships for agricultural innovation study at UTAS.
School-based traineeships gaining momentum
School-based trainees work between 8 – 15 hrs/week during school terms and can do more hours in the school holidays.
School leavers encouraged to apply for leading agriculture scholarship
School leavers looking to take up an agriculture-related degree are being encouraged to apply for the Horizon Scholarship.
Science and innovation awards
Science and innovation awards
Science of climate change (Science_of_Climate_Change_Fact_Sheet.pdf 921 KB)
Science of climate change
Science online databases
Online databases related to Science.
Scientists plan new calicivirus release by autumn 2016
Scientists are hoping to release a new strain of the calicivirus to better control rabbit populations as early as Autumn next year.
Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme receives strong support from farmers
Tasmanian Irrigation says that the number of applications for water rights in the $46 million Scottsdale Irrigation Scheme has exceeded expectations.
seafood flyer (seafood_flyer.pdf 155 KB)
Rural womens scholarship - seafood flyer
Seafood Scholarship (Scholarship_Seafood_Application.pdf 313 KB)
Scholarship for rural Tasmanian women
Seasonal Climate Outlook
The Bureau of Meteorology's Seasonal Climate Outlook is issued every month, giving probabilities for rainfall and temperatures in the season ahead.
Seasonal climate outlook * UPDATED on 16 November 2017
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its updated seasonal climate outlook.
Seasonal harvesting positions on Tasmanian agricultural jobs website
Seasonal harvesting jobs are a vital part of Tasmanian agriculture and a new Fruit Growers Tasmania website will assist with the recruiting process.
Seasonal worker pilot scheme
The Rudd Government has announced a three-year pilot seasonal worker scheme in the horticulture industry, where there is a lack of workers to harvest the nation’s fruit and vegetables.
Second call for submissions on raw milk proposal
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has released a second call for submissions on a Proposal, which if approved, would include requirements to allow for the safe production of a wider range of raw milk products.
Secure pollination to boost farm productivity
The ‘Securing Pollination for More Productive Agriculture: Guidelines for effective pollinator management and stakeholder adoption’ project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Securely Fenced House Yards - Safe Play Areas on Farms TV Campaign
The Securely Fenced House Yards - Safe Play Areas on Farms TV Campaign is being conducted by the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS, University of Sydney) and is funded by the Australian Government.
Securing the future of Tasmania's hardwood plantation resource
A high level panel has been established to help secure Tasmania’s privately-owned hardwood plantation industry.
Seeking agricultural industry innovators
The 2017 Innovative Tasmania Awards are looking for agricultural industry innovators and innovations.
Seeking future rural leaders
Applications are now being received for the next Australian Rural Leadership Program intake.
seeking superior sires (Seeking_superior_sires2008.pdf 58 KB)
AMSEA field day flyer 2008
Selected Agricultural Commodities 2005-2006 (ABS)
Electronic release of an expanded set of agricultural commodity data (approx. 50 commodities), at state and national level for 2005-06.
Selecting pastures species for profit
The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture’s Herbage Development Program is focused on delivering persistent, high-yielding and nutritious pasture cultivars, developed and tested in Tasmania.
Senate committee concerned about potato disease risk
A Senate Committee hearing into the import of fresh potatoes from New Zealand says it’s not satisfied that local growers will be protected from diseases like zebra chip.
Senate Dairy Industry Inquiry opens
On 14 September, the Senate referred an inquiry into the Australian dairy industry to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report by 24 February 2017.
Senate delays the decision on importing fresh potatoes from New Zealand
The Senate has delayed a decision in importing fresh potates from New Zealand.
Senate inquiry into agricultural levies - submissions open until 20 October 2014
Senate Inquiry into the structures and systems governing the imposition and disbursement of marketing and research and development levies in the agricultural sector.
Senate Inquiry into the grass-fed cattle levy - open to 1 March 2014
Submissions to the Senate Inquiry into the grass-fed cattle levy close on 1 March 2014
Senate Inquiry into the use of bumblebees for commercial pollination purposes
Inquiry into the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial pollination purposes open until 3 March.
Senate inquiry to look at preventing new invasive species
The Senate has voted to launch an inquiry into the threat posed by invasive species arriving in Australia.
Senate passes new farm depreciation measures​
The Australian Government’s tax depreciation measures for farmers announced as part of this year’s budget have been passed by the Senate.
Senate recommends an overhaul of the grass-fed beef levy
A Senate inquiry into the grass-fed cattle levy has delivered seven recommendations for a broad overhaul of the controversial tax.
Senate report on the use of bumblebees for commercial pollination in Tasmania
The Senate has released its report on the risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial pollination purposes.
Sense-T trial underway with thousands of sensors
Sense-T, the innovative technology program based at the University of Tasmania, has hit an exciting milestone with large-scale trials rolling out at 20 farms across the state to test new sensing technology and smart phone apps.
Sensors installed to monitor water flows in the Ringarooma catchment
The Sense-T Water Management Project is deploying a range of new sensors to collect real-time data for natural resource management in the Ringarooma catchment.
Serious penalties for biosecurity offender
Swift investigation by the Department of Agriculture on the illegal importation of aquatic plants has resulted in the conviction and sentencing of a Queensland man.
Serrated Tussock Workshops (serrated_tussock_workshops.pdf 352 KB)
Service Tasmania
Service Tasmania provides a one stop access to Government transactions, services and information.
SFS canopy management flyer (sfs_canopy_flyer.pdf 457 KB)
Shaun the sheep's fleece starts a bidding war
A bidding war has broken out for the fleece from a Tasmanian sheep which made international headlines last week vying for the title of the world's woolliest.
Sheep and lamb markets set to be strongest on record
Australia’s sheep and lamb markets are predicted to strengthen further with near record prices, as production and slaughter forecasts are revised lower for 2017.
Sheep Breed Societies
Provides links to sheep breed societies.
Sheep Connect - handy guides for managing dry conditions
Sheep Connect Tasmania has provided guides for managing dry conditions, covering feed budgeting, which sheep to keep, managing sheep in feedlots, fodder prices, stock water, and native pastures.
Sheep Connect launches handy guides for the industry
The Tasmanian Sheep Connect program has launched a number of handy guides for the industry.
Sheep Connect Tasmania looking for mobile phone apps
Sheep Connect Tasmania is seeking valuable feedback from the Tasmanian sheep industry to understand which apps you use in your sheep enterprise and if there are apps you wish existed, but don't.
Sheep CRC
The CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation is a collaboration between Australia's leading sheep industry organisations, which is supported under the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centres Program.
Sheep CRC wins award for excellence
The Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation has been awarded the 2014 CRC STAR Award, for collaboration with small businesses and farmers that is bolstering the national sheep flock.
Sheep CRC wins $15 million grant to develop improved farm practices
The Sheep Cooperative Research Centre has won a $15 million grant to develop further world leading farm practices.
Sheep Drench - decision guide for Tasmania
Sheep drench decision guide for Tasmania from the national website - wormboss.com.au
Sheep feeding and nutrition (NSW DPI)
Provides links to a number of primefacts on sheep feeding and nutrition.
Sheep feedlot calculator
The feedlot calculator is easy to use and allows you to make well-informed decisions about the likely financial outcome before committing yourself.
Sheep Industry
Information on the wool and sheep meat industry in Tasmania.
Sheep lice &blowflies (EctoParasites_wshops.pdf 158 KB)
Sheep lice &blowfly workshops 2010
Sheep management (NSW DPI)
Provides a number of links to primefacts on sheep management.
Sheep measles costing Australian abattoirs millions
Measles is becoming more common among Australian sheep and costing abattoirs millions of dollars each year in condemned meat.
Sheep worm drench resistance - a fifty-year story
Worm control represents the Australian sheep industry’s biggest animal health cost, and drenches have been the main line of defence since the 1960s.
Sheep yards & equipment (DPI NSW)
Provides links to a number of primefacts on sheep yard design and equipment.
SheepConnect Tasmania
SheepConnect is a cooperative initiative between Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) and DPIPWE to engage sheep producers in continuous improvement of their sheep and wool productivity systems.
Sheepmeat news by email
Sheepmeat news by email
Sheepmeat producers to be represented by a modernised peak body
Members of the Sheepmeat Council of Australia have voted to adopt a new governance framework whereby the peak industry organisation will transition to a company limited by guarantee with a new name – Sheep Producers Australia Ltd.
Sheffield School explores careers in the food industry
Students from the Sheffield School in Tasmania recently discovered aquaponics and jobs associated with aquaculture as part of University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) Pathways to Success program.
Shipping company buys new vessel to service King Island
Tasmanian company LD Shipping has bought a new vessel to service King Island.
Shortage of lambs for slaughter pushing up prices and forcing abattoir closures
Record lamb prices are forcing the closures of country abattoirs, leaving regional communities in strife.
Silo safety flyer (Silo_safety_flyer.pdf 125 KB)
Silo safety flyer 2009
Simplot finally reaches pay deal with workers at processing plants in Tasmania and NSW
Food processor Simplot has finally reached a new enterprise agreement with its workers after over a year of negotiations.
Simplot reaches 'in-principle' agreement with union after seven-month standoff
Workers for food manufacturing company Simplot, in Tasmania's north-west, will vote next week on a proposal to end a long-running pay dispute.
Simplot vegetable processing workers vote for industrial action
Workers at Simplot vegetable processing plants in Tasmania and New South Wales have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action over their pay deal.
Six state winners vie for 2011 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award
Six state winners vie for 2011 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award
Skills training course for young people
Agricultural skills training for young people - 23 April to 4 May 2012
Slaughter lamb producers to expand production
Slaughter lamb producers to expand production
Slow rebuild of Australia’s cattle herd underway in 2017
The Australian cattle herd is expected to increase in 2017 for the first time in three years, according to Meat &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Livestock Australia’s 2017 Cattle Industry projections.
Small business assistance
Support for people intending to commence in business and also for existing small businesses in Tasmania.
Small business tax break
The Government has announced an investment tax break for business.
Small businesses encouraged to claim instant asset write-off
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has encouraged small business operators to take advantage of the Government’s instant asset write-off extension.
Small Farm Living Resource Centre
Small Farm Living Resource Centre prepared and maintained by NRM North.
SMART Farming Water Initiative
SMART Farming Water Initiative
Smithton named as Tasmania's 'Legendairy Capital'
DairyTas congratulates Smithton on being awarded Tasmania’s 'Legendairy Capital'.
Softening dollar lifts Australian wool market
The wool market has reached a 14-month high thanks to the softening Australian dollar.
Soil amendment with biochar & compost (Biochar_Update_July_2013.pdf 3279 KB)
Report on a TIA trial on the use of biochar (July 2013)
Soil carbon storage in extensive grazing systems in Tasmania
Soil carbon storage in extensive grazing systems - six Tasmanian graziers experimenting with pasture management techniques.
Soil compaction guidelines (NSW DPI)
Guidelines for managing soil compaction, from NSW DPI.
Soil Compaction in Tasmania
Information on soil compaction in Tasmania
Soil Erosion in Tasmania
Information on the extent, types, and control of soil erosion in Tasmania.
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