The town of Narrabri lies in one of the richest agricultural regions in Australia.
The 13,000 square kilometer Narrabri Shire, in the heart of the Namoi Valley, is home to a divers range of agricultural enterprises. The fertile country north, west and south-east of Narrabri produces cotton, wheat , barley, oilseeds, and a variety of other crops, ranging from grapes to peanuts. Livestock production includes sheep, cattle and pigs.

The annual value of agricultural production is in excess of $330 million per year. This figure includes more than $200 million from cotton and about $60 million from wheat.

Irrigation farming, utilizing both surface water from the Namoi River (provided via a regulated flow from Keepit Dam) and groundwater, is a very important component of the Shir’s success. The success of the agricultural industries have resulted in the development of big storage and transport centres in the Shire.

The high volumes of agricultural commodities have led to the extablishement of big secondary processing industries such as the huge Cargill Oilseeds plant at Narrabri which processes about 250,000 tonnes of cottonseed each year.

The moder Canzac Pulse Processors Pty Ltd plant in Narrabri brings state of the art technology to the task of producing high quality pulse seeds for export. Other plants include seed grading, mixing and packaging operations.

The huge agricultural industries are in turn supported by a host of specialist supply, engineering, chemicals, and consulting firms.

Two world-rank research establishments are located in the Narrabri district; the I.A Watson Grains Research Centre (operated by the University of Sydney), and the big Australian Cotton Research Institute (ACRI) a shared venture between the CSIRO and the NSW Department of Agriculture.

Late 2005 saw the launch of the new Cotton Catchment Communities Cooperative Research Centre – based at ACRI. This new CRC will provide a multi-faceted approach to cotton industry research.

Narrabri is also home for the important Cotton Research and Development Corporation. The CRDC is a $15 million body funded by the Federal Government and industry to select and fund suitable research projects.

It was from humble beginnings in Narrabri that the Prime Wheat Growers’ Association was born.  This local wheat grower organization went on to encompass wheat growers across NSW before acquiring GrainCorp which now operates grain handling and other businesses in NSW, Victoria and Queensland.

Narrabri Shire’s growth and development is strongly tied to the success of its agricultural industries. Fortunately, district farmers are acutely aware of the need for the wise use of resources and sustainable farming methods. It is this knowledge and expertise which is driving the town and district forward to a bright, prosperous future.
 
Department of Primary Industries looking for an Agronomist

Department of Primary Industries looking for an Agronomist

Temporary full time position for 12 months with possibility of extension (depending on funding)

About the Role

In your new role, you will support the summer and winter pulse agronomy research project within DPI Agriculture, Northern Cropping Systems branch. You will provide technical assistance to the Research and Development Agronomist in research operations and management as well as assisting with the day to day running of projects, including the supervision of Technical Assistants and casual staff.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1145)/Comments (0)/
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Australian Cotton Conference - Gold Coast

Australian Cotton Conference - Gold Coast

7-9 August 2018 19th Cotton Conference

7/08/2018 - 9/08/2018/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (89)/Comments (0)/
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Rayleigh Poll Herefords

Rayleigh Poll Herefords

Burren Junction and Wee Waa

Rayleigh Poll Hereford Stud was established in 1957 and is situated on the Northern Plains of NSW, half way between Wee Waa and Walgett. Sold annually are 25-30 select bulls through our Annual on property Bull Sale, held in July and also through private treaty.  We additionally offer 1-2 select sires through the Hereford Australia Dubbo National Show and Sale, to showcase amongst the breed what we are trying to achieve as a stud. In conjunction with our Bull Sale is our Annual Open Day, where Sires and Females from our Autumn program are on display to demonstrate consistency and type.
Tuesday, 11 April 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (1079)/Comments (0)/
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SANTOS REIGNITE COAL SEAM GAS WAR LODGING PLANS FOR NARRABRI PROJECT

SANTOS REIGNITE COAL SEAM GAS WAR LODGING PLANS FOR NARRABRI PROJECT

The Greens NSW Resources and Energy spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham said today that Santos’ lodgement of plans for their Narrabri project would reignite the war over coal seam gas in NSW and called on the called on the new NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, to clarify whether she will support the development of a toxic coal seam gas industry in NSW.

Santos announced today that they have lodged their Environmental Impact Statement for their proposed Narrabri coal seam gas project with NSW Planning as well as a deal with the APA Group to build a new pipeline to connect the project to APA’s existing pipeline between Moomba and Sydney.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Work commences on $41m cotton redevelopment

Work commences on $41m cotton redevelopment

By Grain Central, 30 January 2017

Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), the Australian cotton industry’s primary seed supplier, has commenced site work on the $41 million development of its ‘Shenstone’ cotton seed processing plant and laboratory near Wee Waa in north-west NSW.

An artist's impression of the completed Cotton Seed Distributors redevelopment.  At the back of the complex are the existing buildings.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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