December 10, 2018

Succession planning

Succession planning. Protecting your business, your estate and you. You may be surprised to hear that in a recent Family Business Australia survey less than 30 per cent of family businesses indicated that they have a …

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August 17, 2018

Hazardous chemicals and dangerous substances

Most farmers handle, use and store hazardous chemicals for a range of activities. The effects of chronic exposure to chemicals, such as pesticides, are not always immediately obvious and sometimes do not appear for many years. …

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August 17, 2018

Livestock yards and loading areas

Livestock has the potential to cause serious injuries and even death to their handlers. Amongst other solutions, livestock handling facilities should be well designed and functional for both livestock welfare and worker safety. Use the quick …

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August 16, 2018

Why use a saleyard to sell your livestock?

  Producers have many options when it comes to selling their livestock. Of course the focus is on maximising returns for their work and investment in getting livestock ready for sale. Saleyards are one option and …

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August 16, 2018

Beef up your security to prevent livestock theft

Operation Poach was introduced by SAPOL in July 2011 as a direct response to the increased reporting of livestock theft across the state, with the objective to significantly reduce the theft of livestock. Livestock theft causes …

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August 16, 2018

Gun laws and your responsibilities

Important Legislation Changes Saturday, 1 July 2017 marked the day that the new Firearms Act 2015 and Firearms Regulations 2017 became operative in South Australia. The new legislation imparts important obligations and responsibilities on firearm licensees. …

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August 16, 2018

Farmers playing with fire

South Australia’s farmers are “playing with fire” every time they go out to work on their properties. That warning has come from SA Power Networks following another summer of fire starts caused by farm vehicles making …

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August 16, 2018

Seeding warning for farmers

New statistics* show farmers are taking significant risks while working around power lines on South Australian rural properties and seeding is the worst time for incidents. Since the beginning of 2012, there have been about 140 …

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August 16, 2018

Investing in machinery: will it do the job?

A large investment for any business is the purchase of machinery and equipment.  With more sophisticated technology available every year, not only are there increased costs involved with purchasing the machinery, there is also a …

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August 16, 2018

Be aware and prepare – Dangerous goods safety on farms

Having sound knowledge of how to look after and handle dangerous goods on your farm will help prevent, or minimise the risk, of an incident happening. Dangerous goods safety can be broken into two key areas …

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