Burra's Mining Foundations

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Feb 22, 2019 1:44:15 PM
 
 

South Australia was founded in 1834 to uphold the ideals of religious tolerance and personal freedom. The first colonists came to Adelaide expecting to make a living with business, pastoral investments, and agriculture, but their eyes soon turned to South Australia's rich natural resources. Lead was discovered in 1838 near Adelaide, and a copper mine was founded in 1842. Adelaide soon had carts full of rich copper ore trundling down its streets to be shipped off around the world. South Australia's wealth of minerals spurred Australians all over the continent to explore for natural resources.

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Topics: History, Burra, Country, South australia

What do farmers do during a heat wave?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Jan 25, 2019 7:06:00 AM
 
 
The last couple of weeks have been uncomfortable for many around Australia as wave after wave of long hot days set in. Temperatures have reached over 40 degrees across the country, in many areas of inland Australia well above for days in a row, but everything can’t stop for the weather.
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Topics: Animal Welfare, Production, Country, Outback, risk, Australian, South australia, cattle station

Cattle Behaviour

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Jan 11, 2019 10:31:47 AM
 
Most people don’t appreciate that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to cattle. It would seem that they spend most of their time grazing and lazing around, but they are actually quite interesting and somewhat complex animals .
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Topics: Cattle, Animal Welfare, cattle handling, cow, cows

Princess Royal Station 2018

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Dec 14, 2018 12:43:09 PM
 
Well, its that time of year. The Christmas decorations are going up and the carols have started on the radio. As 2018 comes to an end here at Princess Royal, we thought we’d share a snippet of what has been a somewhat trying season as well as some of the achievements we are proud of in this last blog of the year.
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Topics: History, Agriculture, Australia, Farming Families, Farmers, Farming, Family, South australia, Australians

Wild Dogs

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Nov 16, 2018 8:50:36 AM

 

 
Written by Anna Nunn 
 
It’s a moment as you are driving along that you feel like you need to rub your eyes or blink a few times quickly… crossing vast outback and in the distance, you spot a dog. It seems totally out of place.
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Topics: Australia, Environment, Country, Outback, Stations, Australian, Australians, Drought, cattle station

Isolated Shouldn't Mean Alone

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Nov 2, 2018 1:41:29 PM

 

Rural mental health is a topic that needs to be discussed , frequently . The issue is often pushed into the spotlight after a life is tragically lost to suicide or an extreme weather event strangles parts of the country . However , we believe that it is a topic that needs to be brought up in the nation’s conversation more often.
 
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Topics: Australia, Mental Health, Health, City Life, Country, Outback, Australians

What if feedlots disappeared?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Oct 19, 2018 7:54:09 AM

 


In Australia, beef cattle feedlots don’t always receive the best publicity, but what if they were to completely disappear? What would the impact be on the Australian economy and the industry as a whole?
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Topics: Feedlots, Feedlot, Australia, Grain Fed Beef, Australian Beef, Beef Market, jobs

Getting in Touch with Farmers

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Oct 5, 2018 12:25:00 PM

 

Australian consumers have never been so in touch and interested in where their food has come from . In what has been referred to as the ‘Paddock to Plate’ movement, a wave of interest has sparked into farming.
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Topics: Agriculture, Farmers, Suppy Chain, Australians, Food

Passing on the Land

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Sep 21, 2018 9:21:00 AM

 

Family farms are the foundation of the Australian agricultural industry. Passing the farm and business on to the next generation is a parents dream, but the reality is that it can be complicated and problematic .
 
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Topics: Agriculture, Farming Families, Farmers, Preperation, Family

What is Supplementary Feeding?

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Sep 7, 2018 7:29:00 AM

 

Like humans, a balanced diet is essential for optimal health. Supplementary feeding allows producers to balance their livestock’s diet for elements that may be missing from their pastures or feed mixes.
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Topics: Beef, Agriculture, Australian Beef, Grass Fed, Pasture Fed, Feeding

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