IF there were doubts about the endurance capabilities, the Spanish ACCIONA
100% EcoPowered rally car is making its way around the world toughing out some of the most challenging desert races.
In 2017, it became the first electric car to complete the Dakar Rally, and in the past few weeks has completed the Finke Desert Race near Alice Springs.
The electric car, has a
250kW synchronous electric motor equivalent to 340 horsepower, and is driven by eight fast-charging lithium battery modules plus a
100W solar panel.
It was able to complete
226km non-stop run on day
2 of the race.
The car was driven by two female motorsports experts: 10-time Dakar racer Andrea Peterhansel and Emma Clair, Baja’s TT world champion in quad. The pair partnered for the
2017 Baja Italia Rally. EGGS and a whole flock of lucky (or is that clucky) chickens just got a get-outof-jail-free card with a new major deal for cage-free eggs.
With a contract for nine million eggs annually, Farm Pride Foods has begun to supply cage-free eggs into facilities serviced by catering giant Sodexo Australia, which has contracts with facilities such as correctional centres, retirement villages, aged care facilities and mining camps.
Cage-free eggs are sourced from chickens living in climate-controlled sheds.
The first to benefit from eggs produced with higher animal welfare values will be two prisons.
According to Egg Farmers Australia, 15 million eggs are produced in Australia daily, with half sold through retail outlets, and the remainder commercially to food manufacturers. NSW farmers have been offered another
$1.7 million in quad-bike safety rebates, on the back of $2 million the State Government has already allocated for training, helmets, rollover protection devices and side-by-side vehicles.
NSW Better Regulation Minister Matt Kean said the Government had decided to increase its investment in the Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program to a total of $3.7 million
“Quad bikes are one of the biggest killers on our farms. In fact, according to AgHealth Australia there have been 240 deaths as a result of quad bikes across Australia, since 2001,” Mr Kean said.
The statewide program offers two rebates, worth up to $1000 each, to replace an existing quad bike or have it fitted with safety equipment such as roll bars, as well as free accredited quad-bike training with Tocal College. A SCHOLARSHIP program supporting young Australians to undertake tertiary education in agriculture is now accepting applications.
The respected $3000 multi-year scholarship offered by Agribusiness Australia aims to support the development of agribusinesses, and is open to all students who are in or starting their final year of high school regardless of whether or not they have access to a secondary school agriculture program.
Applications close July 27. You can apply via the Career Harvest website at careerharvest.com.au.
A project of the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia, the Career Harvest site offers a wealth of information on scholarships, education and career information for people looking to develop a primary industries career.