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GSSA News & Media

2020-2025 Strategic Plan

11 January 2021

The GSSA Board has recently finalised the Society's 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. Click View News to Download a copy.

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Legume research to boost red meat industry

02 September 2020

New $1.5 million research project to enhance legume component of pastures, improving productivity and resilience.

Tasmanian red meat producers are set to benefit from a new $1.5 million research project that aims to enhance the legume component of pastures, improving productivity and resilience.

The five-year project, led by Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) Research Fellow Dr Rowan Smith, will help grow productivity in the red meat industry by identifying and establishing perennial legume species that can successfully persist to fill feed gaps and improve tolerance and productivity under waterlogging.

Grass & Forage Manager - Winter 2019 edition available

12 December 2019

The Winter 2019 edition of the British Grassland Society's publication - Grass & Forage Manager is now available.

Rural Bank releases Australian Farmland Values report

24 June 2019

Rural Bank has just released the annual Australian Farmland Values report, revealing the median price of Australian farmland increased 10.7 per cent in 2018. This was the fifth consecutive year of growth.

Most states experienced growth in farmland values: South Australia (17 per cent), Queensland (15.7 per cent) and Victoria (14.1 per cent) all recorded a year of double-digit growth, while New South Wales (9.6 per cent) and Western Australia (3.8 per cent) grew solidly. Tasmania was the only state to experience a decline in its median price per hectare in 2018, down five per cent compared to 2017.

Over the longer term, Australian agricultural land values again proved their worth, with a national average annual growth rate of 6.8 per cent since 1998. Recognising that the relevance of farmland values will often carry greater significance when looked at from a localised level, and this year’s report drills down into greater detail at municipality level. To read full details of your state, region and municipality.