The rural wrap: Fix climate, former dairy farmer turns beautician

Each week we aim to bring you the latest rural stories that have been making news across western NSW.

With a new report revealing the severed droughts are likely to continue, to a former central west dairy farmer turning a new leaf as a beautician, there has been plenty happening this week.

We’ve got you covered in this week’s rural wrap.

Deal with climate change or drought problem will never be solved, Professor says

Change is needed: Jim McDonald, Red Braes, Quirindi (left), with Climate Councillor Professor Steffen during the launch of the Climate Council’s new report. Photo: Lucy Kinbacher

Change is needed: Jim McDonald, Red Braes, Quirindi (left), with Climate Councillor Professor Steffen during the launch of the Climate Council’s new report. Photo: Lucy Kinbacher

Producers in central west NSW will experience a tough couple of decades of dry conditions, with a report revealing severe droughts are expected to become more frequent.

Former central west dairy farmer turns new leaf as a beautician

Former dairy farmer Kylie Squires has since become a beautician at Skin Logic in Dubbo. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Former dairy farmer Kylie Squires has since become a beautician at Skin Logic in Dubbo. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Fourth generation farmers Kylie and Peter Squires, are looking onwards and upwards after closing their dairy farm after a difficult period with the nation’s former largest milk processor Murray Goulburn.

Looking for another way to keep busy, Mrs Squires decided to become a beautician.

Export Connection Session helps start industry conversation

Dubbo Regional Council Economic Development Team Leader Tim Nichols, with Crowe Horwath’s Amelia Hartney and Sam Lawrence with Export Council of Australia CEO Alina Bain. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Dubbo Regional Council Economic Development Team Leader Tim Nichols, with Crowe Horwath’s Amelia Hartney and Sam Lawrence with Export Council of Australia CEO Alina Bain. Photo: Taylor Jurd.

Central west export businesses were given insightful and useful information from leading industry experts recently at Export Connection Session.

Farm Household Allowance review hears from central west farmers

Consultation: FHA panel review chair Michele Lawrence, Wellington producer Evan Frankham and Tottenham farmer Kathy Fragar. Photo: Belinda Soole.

Consultation: FHA panel review chair Michele Lawrence, Wellington producer Evan Frankham and Tottenham farmer Kathy Fragar. Photo: Belinda Soole.

Farmers across the central west were give the opportunity to reveal their difficulties with accessing the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) at a recent review panel.

AMIC release a scathing report on the government

Stock and property: Bill Tatt (pictured). Photo: File.

Stock and property: Bill Tatt (pictured). Photo: File.

In his latest column, central west agent Bill Tatt discusses the outstanding result at a recent lamb sale and the Australian Meat Industry Council's scathing report on the federal government.