- 1. Ingham chicken has become a public company, with shares being offered at $3.15.
- 2. A new supercomputer at the Bureau of Meteorology worth $77 million has been switched on. The computer will give farmers access to more geographically accurate weather predictions.
- 3. Men are now allowed to join the Queensland Country Women’s Association with a special non-voting membership.
- 4. The ACCC has found that wholesalers and market agents are mistreating horticultural growers by missing payments and forcing down prices. They have installed a code of conduct to improve the situation.
- 5. New quality standards have been implemented by the Australian Mango Industry Association, focusing on colour and taste.
- 6. Premium Norwegian clothing label Devold will begin importing Australian wool for their clothes, using Australian quality as a prominent aspect of their marketing.
- 7. Experts are trying to harvest clean energy from the processes involved in producing compost in Australia. This is already being done in Europe, allowing compost producers to sell energy and gas back to the grid.
- 8. Malaysian meat importers have warned that Australian beef is over 4 times more expensive than Indian buffalo meat, limiting Australian ability to export.
- 9. The Margaret River High School has developed an 18 hectare farm on which students grow their own food. They are aiming to encourage young people to start careers producing food in the area.
- 10. Analysts are predicting that the upcoming American election will influence Australia. If Trump wins, trading and exporting will become more difficult for Australians because of his xenophobic policies.
Six-Crane Lift in Muckleford, Near Castlemaine
This huge machinery shed measures 65m long by 25m wide and required six cranes to lift it.
This is a process we employ for all of our sheds, which allows us to install faster, more efficiently and more cost effectively for the client.
Take a look at the photos and video below.
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6 Horse-like animals you never knew existed
The earliest known horse-like animal was the Eohippus, a tiny, dog-sized animal.
Only 20cm tall, they were forest dwelling and would have made excellent pets.
A slightly larger version of the Eohippus, a fossil of a pregnant Eurohippus was found in 2015.
Like something between a cat, a dog and a kangaroo, this strange looking species was much larger than those mentioned above.
The Hagerman Horse
A powerful, Zebra-like animal, this mammal resembles the modern day horse very closely.
Extremely similar to the modern horse, the Dinohippus was native to North America. It is possible to detect the majesty and grace of the horse we know today.