Pacific Seeds Sorghum Plant Breeder, Dr Solomon Fekybelu was a son of an Ethiopian police officer who never expected he’d be living in Toowoomba, Australia working as a scientist for an internationally renowned agricultural company – Pacific Seeds.
Research by Charles Sturt University has scotched fears that pre-feedlot vaccination of steers is costing beef producers money because of weight loss in the weeks following the jab. The research was by veterinary science student Ms Fauve Buckley.
The competition saw six of the region’s top young orchardists engage in a series of challenges designed to test the skills needed to successfully run a thriving fruit-growing business. Events included irrigation, pest and disease identification, tractor maintenance, and first aid.