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An equine vet is encouraging horse owners to vaccinate their animals following the recent Hendra virus outbreak.

One of Australia's most remote cattle properties, Suplejack Station, sells for the first time in its 55-year history.

At least 12 WA cattle stations are found to be at risk of animal welfare issues in coming months due to a lack of food and water.

Indian mining firm Adani says it expects to start work on its coal mine in Queensland's Galilee Basin within weeks.

High profile court cases over the use of weed killer glyphosate are pushing farmers to investigate new ways of managing weeds.

High-tech mapping reveals that nearly half-a-million kilometres of grape vines are growing throughout Australia.

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Hundreds of irrigators in southern NSW have signed up to join a $750 million class action claiming economic loss as a result of "reckless" water management.

Hidden in a top secret location within a national park near Sydney, is one of the rarest trees on earth — the Wollemi Pine.

Eight milk brands sold in Victoria and NSW are being recalled over fears a cleaning solution made its way into the batch.

ANALYSIS: The most divisive project in recent Australian history can finally break ground, but sceptics still struggle to see how the Adani coal project will turn a profit.

A colourful initiative to help lambs left orphaned by the drought has gained worldwide traction and has been saving lives — as well as bringing joy to farmers.

The potentially deadly Hendra virus has spread further south, with a case confirmed in the heart of the Southern Hemisphere's largest thoroughbred breeding region.

Six mine workers killed in one of Australia's worst mining disasters are being remembered on the 30th anniversary of their deaths.

Synoptic Chart

Updated: Sunday 5:00am
Todays Synoptic weather chart
A trough near the NSW and south QLD coast is bringing showers, locally heavy. A weakening cold front is driving showers and gusty winds in southeast SA, southwest VIC and TAS. High pressure is keeping most of WA, the NT and inland parts of NSW and QLD dry and clear.

Satellite Photo

11:00 am EDT
Cloud over southeast QLD and east NSW with a low pressure trough is bringing showers and storms, some heavy. Cloud over southeast SA, VIC and TAS is with a weakening front and trough is causing showers. Skies clear over most of the NT and WA under high pressure.

Rural Life

Woodwork enthusiasts chip away at the fading art of turning green wood into custom-made items, while finding new skills and inner peace.

Australia's country music industry pays tribute to renowned producer and musician Glen Hannah, who will be farewelled at a private funeral today.

In an age where parents are worried about contact sport, a central Queensland school is sending students into the rodeo ring to ride bulls.

Heavy rain has fallen over parts of South Australia, providing desperately-needed relief for some of the state's farmers — but unfortunately some areas have missed out.

Wangaratta Council has issued the pig's owner with a cease and desist notice, stating he has broken a local law by walking Grunt the pig in public and will be fined $806 if he continues.

The iconic breed first saved Casterton in 1997. Now, 23 years later and they've done it again.

When cattle farmer Lindsay Titmarsh decided to carbon date a grey mangrove that had caught his eye on his Queensland property, he discovered it was the oldest known mangrove in Australia.

At this monthly gathering they come from far and wide to buy and talk about chickens — from breeding to sustainability, to health and nutrition, to preparing chooks for the table.