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  • Backpacker Visa a Temporary Relief for Farmers. But What About the Long-run?

    Farm Tender Dec 04, 2018

    Shortage of farm labour, especially during the harvest season has been a perennial problem in the Australian agriculture sector. Reliable workforce in adequate numbers is crucial for farmers to max...

  • The Future Challenges in Farming and How to Overcome them

    Farm Tender Sep 19, 2018

    Studies indicate that the global population is set to reach around 9.7 billion by the year 2050. Population control is a major issue most countries are dealing with; even then the rise in populatio...

  • Drought in Australia – How Bad is it and Why is it so Dry?

    Farm Tender Aug 20, 2018

    Drought is something most Australians are familiar with, especially those in rural areas and associated with the farming and livestock business. This is but natural given that the mean annual rainf...

  • Goat Production Booming Due to Mohair Demand

    Farm Tender Jul 24, 2018

    Mohair is a fine fabric sourced from the hair of Angora goats. It is particularly in demand for its excellent sheen and lustre, which is why mohair is often referred to as the ‘diamond fibre’. M...

  • How Much is A Dairy Farmer Worth?

    Farm Tender Jun 19, 2018

    Worldwide, dairy farming is one of the most common commercial operations in the agri-food sector. It is a primary sector activity where the basic raw material i.e. milk is the prime produce. Large ...

  • Eco Farming Guide

    Farm Tender Apr 24, 2018

    Eco farming is a method of farming wherein the goal is not only to increase crop yield but also to do so without compromising the quality of the yield and destroying the environment. Eco farming do...

  • Urban Farming is the Future of Agriculture

    Farm Tender Jun 19, 2018

    A major step in the path of human development has been the emergence of agriculture. Agriculture can be termed as the key to our civilization as it enabled humans to settle and live in one place an...

  • The Rise of Small Farm Robots

    Farm Tender Apr 23, 2018

    Technological innovation and its successful implementation play a key in the development of the agricultural sector. Mechanization of agricultural operations offers a number of benefits and can imm...

  • The Future of Farming

    Farm Tender Apr 23, 2018

    The agricultural sector has witnessed a series of revolutionary milestones to evolve into a smart and intelligent production system. From mechanization, green revolution and precision agriculture, ...

  • 24 Must Have Farming Equipment for Your Small Farm

    Farm Tender Jan 12, 2018

    You know that being a farmer, shopping for farm equipment sounds like a great way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. With so many options available and a limited budget, it can be tough trying to...

  • Money Saving Tips for Farmers that are Easy to Stick to

    Farm Tender Aug 28, 2017

    While owning a farm could be a very rewarding investment, it can be tough to keep a steady flow of savings in that bank account at times. There are small changes that you could make that will actua...

  • How Drones Are Helping Aussie Farmers

    Farm Tender Aug 28, 2017

    Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are not a new concept and have been used commercially since the 1980s. However, we are just now seeing a boom in their use for a number of industries, ag...

  • Getting Your Children into Farming

    Farm Tender Jul 27, 2017

    Whether you are hoping your kids will become passionate about the family business, or simply want them to appreciate the environment and do their part to care for it, getting your children interest...

  • Crop Protection for Farmers – Choosing the Right Method for You

    Farm Tender Jul 27, 2017

    Farming has come a long way since the humble scarecrow when it comes to protecting crops, yet it can still be quite difficult to determine how to protect your crops and your livelihood by being des...

  • Keeping Safe on the Farm

    Farm Tender Jun 30, 2017

    Whether you are a seasoned farmer or just starting out, one of the things you will always need to keep in mind during your day to day farming duties is safety. Here are a just a few things to keep ...

  • Top Tips for Startup Farmers

    Farm Tender Jun 30, 2017

    Whether you are escaping the hustle and bustle and living a farming life, or you’re pursuing the endeavour as a hobby, starting a farm is a worthwhile and rewarding experience. However, just like a...

  • The Environment: Is Your Farm a Friend or Foe?

    Farm Tender Jun 26, 2017

    As the world as a whole is becoming more environmentally conscious, farmers across the country are encouraged to take a look at their practices to assess they are doing all they can to take care of...

  • Winter Farming Tips to See You Through the Chilly Months

    Farm Tender Jun 26, 2017

    While winter can be a relief for many farmers, especially in Australia where drought is common, the colder weather can create a whole new set of problems for local farmers. Whether it is land and c...

  • Download These 5 Apps that Will Help You Farm Smarter

    Farm Tender May 12, 2017

    There's an app for everything these days, and the world of agriculture is no different. Whether you’re using an Apple or an Android phone, there are countless apps available to download to your sma...

  • How Cyclone Debbie Has Touched Australian Farmers

    Farm Tender Apr 07, 2017

    As one of the most devastating tropical storms to make landfall in Australia in recent years, the effects of Cyclone Debbie are widespread, damaging and demolishing commercial, residential and indu...

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