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Welcome to Delve 2010Where do our everyday essentials come from? Some would say the kitchen, local supermarket or China - think again. New South Wales produces delicious food, top quality fibres and beautiful timber and is fortunate to have rich resources such as coal to supply our energy needs. All this right on our doorstep.Our second edition of Delve takes readers on a virtual trip around New South Wales visiting producers, profiling products and highlighting the role Industry and Investment NSW plays in growing NSW. We hope you enjoy delving into issues of production and sustainability.

2. WNith the world s finest fruit and vegetables, tasty meat ew south wales is fortunate to have more than650 state forests , and fresh fish a ubiquitous part of our modern lifestyle, we dont which cover an area of more than 2.4 million hectares. Our forests provide the often pause to reflect on the hard working producers who deliver resources to build our homes, schools and other important infrastructure for our state.these products to our corner shops and supermarkets. We are truly fortunateForests NSW is a government trading enterprise that returns a dividend to the governmentto have sustainable and innovative industries to meet our demands. and people of NSW each year. The forest industry supports more than 12,000 jobs across our state.The fantastic lifestyle we enjoy in NSW is in great part underpinnedby our primary producersour farmers and fishermenand the Likewise, the mining industry also provides important jobs to rural and regionalproducts they deliver. Our primary industries provide jobs acrosscommunities. Coal mining directly supports 17,000 jobs in NSW. Coal keeps theNSW, contribute to our States economy and are critical to our lights on, it keeps our computers going, it helps keep us cool in summer andfood supply. warm in winter. In fact, 90% of the total electricity needs of NSW are met with locally mined thermal coal.Supported by the NSW Government through a range of programsand services delivered by Industry & Investment NSW, The abundant forest and mineral resources across NSW provides significant Steve Whan, Minister it certainly is a case of NSW producing the goods. infrastructure that benefit each of us in some way every day of our lives. Ian Macdonald, MinisterThe Hon. Steve Whan, MPThe Hon. Ian Macdonald, MLCMinister for Primary IndustriesMinister for State & Regional DevelopmentMinister for Rural Affairs Minister for Mineral & Forest ResourcesThis is the second annual edition of delve, a publication developed by Industry & Investment NSW to provide an insight into local producers and their produce, as well as therole our Department plays in supporting them and the importantindustries which they are a part of.This year, our focus is the diversity of products and some of thetowns where they come from. We are fortunate to have such State of New South Wales through Department of Industry and Investment (Industry & Investment NSW) 2010. Production team:a range of fresh and healthy food, fibre crops and timber You may copy, distribute, display, download and otherwise freely deal with this publication for any purpose, Leah Flint, Kellie Lobb,grown right here in our own backyard, while we are also provided that you attribute the department as the owner. However, you must obtain permission if you wish Carmen Perry, Graeme Last,rich in resources such as coal to supply our energy charge others for access to the publication (other than at cost); include the publication in advertising or aAlan HancockRichard Sheldrake, Director-General product for sale; modify the publication; or re-publish the publication on a website.I hope you enjoy delving into issues of productionYou may freely link to the publication on the Industry & Investment NSW website (or the former Primaryand sustainability. You can visit our website Industries website) for more information.Industry & Investment NSW 2The information contained in this publication is based on knowledge and understanding at the time ofwriting (January 2010). However, because of advances in knowledge, users are reminded of the need toCorporate Strategy & CommunicationsRichard Sheldrake ensure that information upon which they rely is up to date and to check currency of the information with the 516 High Street, MAITLAND NSW 2320appropriate officer of Industry & Investment NSW or the users independent adviser. Recognising that some ofDirector-General A t: 1300 736 122 or 02 4931 6666the information in this document is provided by third parties, the State of New South Wales, the author andIndustry & Investment NSW the publisher take no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of any information in the document provided by third parties. 23 3. enhancingAND our quality of life 6 Sensational seafood, and recipeSydney 18 Munchable macadamiasNambucca7 Windy woolliesArmidale18 Beaut baconForbes7 Outback opalsLightning Ridge19 Plentiful prawnsYambaCasino8 Whirly windBlayney20 Delectable dairyKiama8 Blazing blueberriesCorindi20 Wonderful wheatTamworthLightning Ridge Moree Yamba9 Blooming businessKempsey21 Productive pulpTumut9 Brewing barleyCameron Park22 Flourishing fishSwanseaThe far west 10 Perfect potatoesGriffith22 Delicious diningOrangeCorindiNarrabri 10 Luscious lambCowra23 Perfect pies recipeArmidale Nambucca 11 Cabernet callingMudgee23 Reliable riceDeniliquinWalcha 11 Opulent oystersBatemans Bay 24 Coal conversationsSingleton Tamworth Kempsey 12 Practical pineBathurst25 Tantalising tomatoesRossmore Wauchope 12 Nutritious nativesThe Far West25 Biting barraBobs Farm Broken Hill 13 Crucial CamdenCamden26 Lively licoriceJunee 13 Sensational silverBoken Hill26 Chompable cherriesYoungMudgee 14 Awesome applesBatlow27 Pecan promisesMoree Tocal Bobs FarmOrange Cameron Park 14 Backyard basketThe Hawkesbury 27 Fabulous floorboardsWauchopeSwansea Forbes Bathurst 15 Beneficial beef, and recipeCasino 28 Tasty trout, and recipeJindabyne Blayney The Hawkesbury 16 Wonderous woolWalcha29 Essential eggsRobertson DaretonCowraRossmoreSYDNEYYoung Camden 16 Earthy educationTocal 29 Homely honeyGoulburn Griffith 17 Cool cottonNarrabri 30 Industry & Investment NSW informationRobertson 17 Scented citrusDaretonJunee Goulburn Kiama Tumut Deniliquin BatlowBatemans Bay Jindabyne Feature story areas 45 4. PARDON ATIO NALME! ENSSER SE AFOOD ARMIDALE, 526 KM Seven hundred sheep have been measured so far, spanning 20ED SNAPPdifferent genetic lines. The data from the firstNORTH WEST OF SYDNEY BARBECUscreening will be complemented by further investigations on a selected 200 sheep toWeve heard about low emission cars, but what about low emissiondetermine whether low methane traits arelivestock? A quest for low methane emitting sheep is underway in inherited. Other associations such as weight time.Armidale, with I&I NSW and Sheep Cooperative Research Centre gain and wool growth are measured, asr standingllow 1 houresearchers evaluating the methane output of hundreds of sheep. well as the role of nutrition in methane Serves 4. Arinsed d, gutted,production.1.8-2 kg, scale Sheep and other livestock like cows release the greenhouse gas er, whole 1 snapp ly clean*methane during digestion. These emissions account for 66% ofWith over a decade of climate change complete agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. a virgin research, I&I NSW is committed to helpingve oil, extr2 tbs oli, thin ly sliced the states farmers reduce their greenhouse 1 lemon redded The Armidale study aims to identify genetic characteristics that set ot, finely shfootprint, as well as sequester carbon to offset 1 me dium carr apart lower-methane producing sheep. First, the variability of methaneped der, chop iced outputs in a sheep population must be established. The research teamemissions from agriculture and other sectors. 3 tb s corian nish onion, thinly sl 1 sm all Spa dgeshas developed a world-first polycarbonate booth to allow rapid screeningut into we 1 lime, cexperience the of sheep. These high-tech booths are positioned in a standard sheepSheep burps contain methane! Stomach microbes digest me place to sphere combined T owl: pensheep walk into the booth, their methane output is measured forbine in a bhere is one supre arket atmo ydney Fish Market. plant fibres and emit methane in the process. Marin ade Com ite wine seafood mone hour, and then they walk back out to the paddock.whltimateS 1 cup dry n, juice ofunt lifestyle rthed traw lers, lemo oppedith thecitys vibrawith its be tables,wort 1/2e, finely chg fishing p retail fruit and vege h a OUTBACK OPALSgarlic clov finely chopped T his workints, it1 ger piece,fish marke rage outlets along w ttle5 cm ginand retail vekwardwholesaleefood and b rth any visit to Blac nch mustaes, flowers,2 tsp Fre chilli sauce, to tast deli good ol is well w o sweetking scho ney Harbo ur.1-2 tsp ch sidese afood coo ore of Syd1 tsp so y saucels along eaforesh thernat 2-3 cm interva h, pour over Bay on thein the Sou diagonally ce in a shallow disest of its kindthanScore fish. Pla ing once.h is the larg of seafood on offer r 100A fossicking holiday in Outback NSW Lightning Ridge, home to the states LIGHTNING RIDGE, 770 KMMethod ok evenly hour, turn rket, whic to help co tand for 1The ma re species . With oveis perfect for people wanting a familyopal industry, has a world-wideand let s ce three layersre, has mo cept Japan any day itmarinadeon medium heat. Pla inner foil faceHemisphe rket in the world exany otherma ailable onotic fish av Sydneys cultural and holiday with a difference. Fossicking reputation for being fascinating,NORTH WEST OF SYDNEY ecue grill rush theiar and ex Heat barb rkbench. B e fish in centre and of famil ents ofis enjoyed by tens of thousands offriendly and a whole lot of fun for mfoil on wo Plac species requiremof aluminiu to prevent sticking. tastes and people across the state each year,fossickers. Join some of the 80,000oily.satisfies allwith olivebody cavitiversity.increaseoffering a golden opportunity tovisitors each year trying one of the m on slices inform a sea led culinary dpaigns todiscover the beauty and diversity ofmany car door opal tours, or relax arrange le ver sides to minutes, turn rrent camand nd fold o partner incu rcial fishers dantwith foil a rill and cook for 10W is a keyle commethe earths mineral wealth. in one of the naturally heated boreCover fisharcel on gI&I NSness of the rohy, fresh, abun baths.ce pparcel. Pla rther 6-8 minutes. consumer aware in bringing us healtAmateur fossicking can be legally flake tlets playook a fu (flesh will market ou f seafood. and cand test with a fork stand for a supplies ocarried out throughout NSW, Could you strike it rich? For morenwrap fishte and letand su stainablecombining leisure, pleasure and details about fossicking guidelinesCarefully u oked.) Move to a plaes ofe co3,000 tonn re treasure all in one, as fossickers seek and Lightning Ridge go toeasily onc a des over 1autes. er and spre ad over h Market trby volume rocks, minerals, crystals and fossils. few minnd coriand e wedges. Sydney Fis year. Top five sellers erjacket, sea naachath Although no licence is required,lightning-ridge/fossicking carrot, onio diately with lim seafood e r flathead, ocean le crab. The black opal, the worlds most valuableCombine imme tigeswimmercertain rules apply (such as seekingtop of fish. Serve r you. snapper,mulle t and blueopal, is the official gemstone of NSW. SYDNEY, NSWlandholders consent). to do this fo 6shmonger 7 *ask your fi 5. Teachers have long known that time spent outdoorson a windy day turns small children into whirligigs fullof mischief. The good news is that the natural powerof wind can now be used to generate electricitynot just stir up the kids.KEMPSEY, 420 KM NORTH OF SYDNEYWind turbines work in much the same way as themore familiar windmills of old. A propeller-like rotorGiving blooms can say a whole lot of thingsfrom a single red rosewhirland generator sit atop a tower and when the wind isstrong enough, the rotational energy in the rotor isconverted to electrical energy within the generator.that says I love you to a bunch of sunflowers saying cheer up. Givingflowers is a tradition extending back thousands of years.In NSW, the main area for flower growing is along coastal regionsNSW has an excellent wind resource. Here background not too far from Sydney, and west to the Blue Mountains. The mildwind speeds are comparable to northern Europe,climate allows for year-round growing, while proximity ensureswhere a large portion of international wind power flowers arrive fresh each day to the Sydney Flower Market.generation occurs. Many good sites are due to theMost fresh cut flowers supplied are exotics like lilies,hills and ridges of the Great Dividing Range interactingcarnations and roses but the last ten years has seen awith the calmer background winds blowing from westrapid expansion of the native flower industry, with ato east across the vast NSW inland.number of new growers producing Australian native wild flowers.Blayney Wind Farms 15 turbines have been supplying Today, up to 95% of Australias flower exports are Australian native flowers and proteas. Over 50% of Australias flower exports are BLAYNEY, 247 KM WEST OF SYDNEY thousands of homes with clean energywithoutany greenhouse gas emissionsfor ten years. EachI&I NSW assists the industry by providing advice and diagnostic Japan where Australian native flowersare sought after due to their uniqueness.Organisations such as Kempsey-based Golden Geko Flowers have also beentower has a rotor diameter of about 47 metres andassisted by the department to group together local growers to share marketingis capable of generating 660 kW of power. The windand transport is on two properties whose families continue toW The Capital Wind Farm, near Bungendore was opened last year and includes graze livestock right up to the tower bases. hile traditionally Australian beer brewing67 turbines supplying enough electricity to power 60,000 homes.has been dominated by large companiesNG BA and major brands, over recent years anumber of new local beers have started to attract IBursting with flavour and all the health benefits of antioxidants, sweet little the attention of discerning drinkers.Wblueberries are becoming increasingly available. Around the world, this diminutiveblazingfruit is packing a punch with claims it can enhance memory, improve night vision, Locally grown ingredients are being used in beer byreduce cholesterol and fight heart disease. companies such as Bluetongue Brewery in Cameron Park,BLUEBERRIESRnear Newcastle. This brewery has increased production to BREIt wasnt until the late 1970s that blueberry orchards were successfully established in over five million litres of beer per annum and will soon be LEYNSW, particularly on the north coast. Blueberries are native to North and South America,moving to a larger site on the central coast with an initialAsia and Europe, with the NSW industry based on commercial cultivars of wild plants.capacity of fifty million litres of beer per annum.Beer is one of the worldsToday, the major growing areas around Lismore and Corindi produce 80% of Australiasoldest prepared beverages,Australian beers are primarily made of local ingredientstotal blueberry crop under subtropical conditions, available from June, peaking inpossibly dating back to such as malted Australian barley. NSW produces 2.5 millionOctober/November and continuing into December/January.9000 BC. Beer is recorded intonnes of barley for malting and feedstock each year. Malted CORINDI, 600 KM NORTH OF SYDNEYWith health benefits becoming more widely known, demand for the tasty, tiny fruits isthe written history of ancientEgypt and Mesopotamia.barley is a significant export product for Australia with thesale of malted products locally and internationally worthset to rise. I&I NSW has horticulturalists working with producers to ensure competitiveover $2 billion dollars a year.and profitable blueberry farming. For example, in countries with a longer history ofproduction the fruit is harvested mechanically, while here hand-picking is common.I&I NSW is working with Bluetongue Brewery to developThis may soon change, resulting in lower production costs and lower prices for consumers. their new site and establish it as a future tourist destinationCAMERON PARK, for the central coast. I&I NSW evaluates barley varieties from Blueberries were first grown commercially in the USA in 1916.146 KM NORTHthe national breeding program for suitability in NSW, andalso works with growers to ensure barley produced meets 8OF SYDNEY malt quality.9 6. CABERNETLUSCIOUScallingMUDGEE, 261 KM NORTH WEST OF SYDNEY PERFECT While for some people wine is an acquired taste,those in the know say cabernet sauvignon fromMudgee is some of the most drinkable in thekangarooor even dark chocolate. The tasteand aroma of cab savs is often described asblackcurrant and peppery, but in some varieties POTATOESworld. The small central west town has been red currant, blackberry, plum and even mint orhome to vines since the 1850s, when Germaneucalypt can be tasted!immigrants established the first vineyards.With over 40 winemakers, Mudgees viticulturelambToday, the states third largest grape growingindustry is worth around $45 million annually,region produces a range of robust and deeplywhile NSW as a whole represents 34 per cent ofGRIFFITH, 568 KM SOUTH WEST OF SYDNEY coloured reds including cabernet sauvignon, the $5 billion Australian wine industry, turningCabernet sauvignon is the shiraz and merlot, complemented by whites likeover more than $1.5 billion annually.Fried, baked, mashed, chipped or crisped, sauteed orworlds best known wine chardonnay, semillon and riesling.scallopedthe versatile potato is the nations most popularvegetable. In fact, potato consumption is estimated to COWRA, 234 KM WEST OF SYDNEY variety. Grown around the I&I NSW has viticulturists working with the NSW world, it was first cultivated According to aficionados, cabernet sauvignon is wine industry in areas like water use efficiencybe over 60 kg per Aussie each year, with growers diggingLooking at a tray of chops in the supermarket chiller, its hard to tellin Bordeaux, France.a bold and assertive wine that should be served and vineyard managementall aimed atup potatoes all year round to keep supermarkets andjust how tender and delicious they will be. But the latest research into with strong flavoured foods like steak, lamb andincreasing sustainability, efficiency and taste. Cheers!greengrocers with a ready supply.this juicy area may soon unlock the secrets to breeding tastier lamb.Griffith is situated in the heart of the MurrumbidgeeCowra is the place to be for good looking, great tasting sheepIrrigation Area in the south west of the state, and is part ofwith the local I&I NSW research station home to an informationopulent Sydney rock oysters are endemic to Australia, inhabiting OYSTERSthe area that produces over two thirds of the NSW potato nucleus flock of sheep. The 2000 sheep in the flock providesheltered estuaries and bays, from Hervey Bay incrop. The district has a dry, temperate climate with three measurements of tenderness, meat yield and eating quality. Queensland to Wingan Inlet in Victoria.crops a year grown for the fresh, crisping and frozen chipsIron, zinc and omega-3 levels are also monitored, with thepotato markets.potential to improve the health benefits of eating lamb.In NSW, a number of potato varieties are grown including From the first arrivals of timber cutters andOysters are excellent sources of several Genetic relationships can be established between fishermen in the early 1800s to the presentminerals including zinc and selenium,coliban (cream coloured skin and flesh), sebago (white skinand white flesh), red pontiac (red skin and white flesh) andmuscling, toughness and intramuscular fatfactors which affect tenderness and eating quality. ColourBATEMANS BAY, 273 KM day prime tourist destination, Batemans Baywhich are often low in the modern diet, anddesiree (pink/red skin with yellow flesh).can also be linked to genetics, with many shoppersSOUTH OF SYDNEYon the NSW south coast has relied heavily on the Clyde River estuary for economicthey tend to be excellent real food sourcesof vitamin D, as well as being rich in iron, Potatoesusing colour to conclude freshness. I&I NSWsI&I NSW researchers are working with growers on a rangegrowth. Wide and deep, this estuary is calcium and vitamin A. Oysters are also are part of research focus on tender and tastier lamb willof projects to ensure high quality, healthy and disease-free navigable by large craft along its lower low in food energy with one dozen oysters the same help Australian lamb maintains its prime marketvegetables are available all year round. 35 kms.equal to around 110 calories (460 kJ). vegetableposition. family as For much of its 125 km length, the Clyde High quality seafood is one of the states tomatoesruns through uninhabited lands (primarilyvaluable natural resources. I&I NSW and national parks) and as a result, its water isresearch and development helps ensure our eggplants.amongst the cleanest of any major river on fisheries are using good practices to secure The area operated by farms with the east coast. This makes the Clyde River fish stocks as well as protecting the marinelambs and sheep is around 134 millionestuary home to some of the best of theenvironment while ensuring the seafood hectares, or 17% of Australias land oysters in the worldthe Sydney rockwe eat comes from well-managed and oyster, generally regarded by connoisseurs sustainable sources. as the ultimate in oysters. 1011 7. More than 2.9 million crucial Biosecurity is the protection of theeconomy, environment and the communityCAMDEN,pine trees harvested in from negative impacts associated with 50 KM WESTpests, diseases and weeds.NSW each year are usedin houseframes. OF SYDNEYBATHURST, 210 KM WEST OF SYDNEY You may not realise it, but just 50 km from the city there is a team of lab-coated scientists busily defendingthe nation against animal and plant disease.The Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute is a world-class facility at Camden with over 100 I&I NSW staffon site working on animal and plant health. The institutes highly responsive team of experts is focused ondeveloping and applying cutting-edge bioscience to the diagnosis and control of serious diseases and pests.Situated on 1600 hectares, the centre is internationally recognised for work in research,diagnostic and advisory services which include viruses and microbes of veterinaryEimportance such as rabbit calicivirus; bacteria carried by animals which causenvironmental considerations arehuman disease such as anthrax and leptospirosis; food safety organisms such asincreasingly important to peopleenteropathogenic E.coli; and major animal parasites such as liver fluke and sheep blowfly.building or renovating their homes.And as many are finding, making Should exotic diseases like foot and mouth or bird flu make their way into Australia, thethe best choice can be a mine field, with centre would be on the frontline performing thousands of diagnostic tests as part of thesignificant decisions to be made fromconstruction materials right through to THE FAR WEST, 1000 KM WEST OF SYDNEY NSW Governments response in any future disease outbreak. interior design.The Institute was at the forefront of the recent successful battle to clear the state of horse flu. Did you know kangaroo meat is ideal for maintaining aDuring the outbreak, the centres scientists diagnosed the disease and then conducted thousandsTheres much to consider, not only from what healthy diet? It contains very little saturated fat (relative to of tests per day in order to monitor its progress and develop effective control the most environmentally-friendly choice forother meats) and is high in protein, zinc and iron. Dishedconstruction, but also the best choice for the up in restaurants since 1993, over the past few years theenvironment over the lifespan of the home. meat has become increasingly visiblereadily availableForests NSW manage 210,000 hectares of pineat supermarkets in fillets and sausages, plain and inplantations, grown over a period of 30 to 35 marinades.years. The area around Bathurst has a largenumber of plantations growing high quality In NSW, much of our kangaroo meat is harvested in the far west of the state. Only a small percentage of the population BROKEN HILL,timber destined for use in buildings aroundAustralia. These plantations not only absorb is taken by licensed, professional harvesters. Kangaroos are then processed locally for transport to market, with While many people havent made the road trip, each and everyone of us has a1100 KMcarbon dioxide from the atmosphere as they the meat sold in 55 countries and generating $270 millionconnection to Broken Hillhome to the worlds richest silver-lead-zinc deposit.WEST OFgrow (so important in addressing climatechange), but retain the carbon in finished dollars for rural communities. These natural resources are used in many every day conveniences. Cars are coated with zinc to prevent rusting, along with components in mobile phonesSYDNEYproducts like house frames and furniture.While the industry suffered a setback with the Russianand batteries. Silver is used in electronics and for jewellery, table settings and government banning roo meat imports in 2009, companiesmedical applications. Lead is used in car batteries and in weights. Silver preventsUsing timber in construction is also a like Origin Game Meats in Broken Hill are fighting backbacterialsound choice in terms of energy, as it usesthrough the development of new export markets in Europe. While the ore deposit helped establish both the town and the iconic Broken Hill growth! Silvercomparatively less non-renewable energy Propriety Company (now known as BHP Billiton), one of the latest developments interrupts ato extract and manufacture, compared toI&I NSW has staff working across a range of industry has been the reopening of the Rasp Mine to process 750,000 tonnes of orebacteria cellsalternatives like steel, concrete and masonry. sectors to help businesses boost their export and domestic producing 32,000 tonnes of zinc, 25,000 tonnes of lead, and 500,000 ounces of ability to form markets. silver each year.Forests NSW is committed to supplying timberchemical bondsto meet community needs. Timber from ourI&I NSW works with the minerals industry in a range of ways. Geologists map essential to itshome-grown pine plantations is both practical the states mineral resources, environmental officers oversee rehabilitationsurvival.and renewable, supporting local jobs andfollowing mine closures, safety officers assist mines in providing safe workinghelping to address climate change. Kanga meat is a top choiceorganically grown and environments and investment officers assist in minerals export development. sustainably harvested. 1213 8. CASINO, 733 KM NORTH OF SYDNEYAPPLES Apples roll around in lunchboxes, bump about in handbags and get munched on publictransport by thousands of us every day. The ultimate take anywhere snack, apples are quite the nutritional package, full of fibre, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants.D Over 2.6 billion apples are grown in Australia each year. Next to black tea, apples are theORANGE MUSTAR SA piece of thEAKe good hea BECUED STsecond highest contributor of the immune boosting antioxidant quercetin in our diet,is how the A lth puzzle ustralian GoBAR lending truth to the adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away!describes levernment an red mea a valuable sot. Besides b So where do these appetising gems grow in NSW? Find the Big Apple on the outskirts of urc eingis the best so e of protein, red meatBatlow and youll be among some of our best apple orchards. First established by a school8 minutes. urce of bioaServes 4. oking time in the Austra vailable iron teacher, Batlows orchards have produced crisp, sweet apples for over a century.time 15minutes. Colian diet anPreparationasoned substantialamounts of d contains NSW is Australias second largest producer of apples with nine varieties grown including ith oil and sevitamin B12 zinc andsh ed lightly w .Bonza, Braeburn, Delicious, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Cripps Pink (Pinksteaks, bru 4 sirloinnd pepperIt will come Lady) and Cripps Red (Sundowner). with salt aice as no surpri d rind and julove beef. F se that Auss1 orange, grate eaten aroun or the last 15 years we h ies e, sliced d 35 kg of bave 1 orang eef and vea BATLOW, 459 KM SOUTH WEST OF SYDNEY 1 tbs see ded musta rdper person, goes by wit per year. Hardly a week lney hout beef siend Granny Smith apples originated in Australia, first grown1 tbs hoto serve barbie som zzling on a nch sa lad leaves,h oil and se asonewhere in your street! by Maria Anne Smith in Sydney in 1867. 1 buea k lightly witd and ch sirloin st e orange rin Beef is big in1. Brush eaCombine thNSW, with aMethod d pepper. r steaks. cattle as pe lmost as mawith salt anand rub ove oplein fa nyand honeyte to THE HAWKESBURY, 60 KM WEST OF SYDNEY juice, musta rdthe barbecueflat-plate or char-grill pla tilde un 5.9 million h eadct there arefor our consu of cattle growing bee 2. Preheatok on one si In the early 1800s, produce from the Hawkesbury travelled to Sydneyadding the steaks. Co oncem such a majo ption and export. Bein fhot before Turn steaks re appears.s on r industry, yg by boat down the Hawkesbury River and then into Sydney Harbour. n of moistufew minute celebrationoud expectthe first sig e slices for a and Casino acue orang each May w delivers this only. Barbe cook.ith Beef Wee the steaks eness with tongs. by the Beef ek. OverseeSydneys intensive agricultural industry produces less than 3% of theeach side while gree of donone is Week Queen steaks for dy and well dcelebrate wn, thousandHcountrys vegetables. In fact Australia is a net importer of vegetables,3. Test thefeels spring ith parades,s ow far did your breakfast travel to get to you thismedium competitio good foodimporting more vegetables than we export. NSW does however produceRare is soft, foil and ns. and morning? Did your cereal come from local wheat very firm. cover withsufficient grains, meat and fibre for our own needs and enjoys a healthy heat, loosely k andI&I NSW rese fields? The juice from our orange orchards? Or dideaks from leaves, stea archers areexport trade.4. Remove st r 5 minutes. Pile saladreducing m woethane emis rking onit all come from the other side of the world? steaks fo ge slices on plates toup as a by psions (burp edPredictions of increasing population growth of an additional one million oran rod barbecuednderloin, livestock by uct of digestion) fromSydneys backyard is a productive food bowl. With people in Sydney by 2031 means increasing competition for land and water. are fillet/te investigatin forbarbecuingw York, of dietary chg tharound 2000 hectares and more than 1000 individualIn some areas, land is being converted from agricultural uses to residential beef steakserhouse/Neanges and a e effectTip Best h fillet, sirloin/port e. improved bddvegetable farms in the Liverpool, Penrith, Camden,usesjust as global demand for food is increasing.rib eye/scotc blade, andoyster blad reeding and itives andFairfield, Hawkesbury and Wollondilly governmentT-bone, rump, round,productivity.areas. This productive food bowl is a major productionI&I NSW works with other government agencies to seek a balance.auinmeal.comcentre for leafy green vegetables, capsicums, chilli, between urban, agricultural and environmental land use. I&I NSWesywww.themacelery, mushrooms, herbs, poultry, eggs, meat, nurseryis developing technologies to improve productivity and ensure theRecipe courtplants, seedlings, cut flowers and cultivated turf. nutritional value of food is maintained. Australia produces 4% of the worlds beef supply, and is the second largest beef exporter in the world (after Brazil). 14 15 9. WONDEROUSWALCHA, 425 KM NORTH WEST OF SYDNEYTake a peek inside your wardrobe or cupboard and youre sure to findsomething made of cotton. We wear cotton t-shirts, wrap babies in cottonblankets and dry off with cotton towels. Soft, cool and comfortable, cotton isthe most widely used natural fibre fabric in the world.Cotton found its way to Australia aboard the First Fleet in 1788, and by 1830 the yieldwas enough to export three bags to England. Today most of the cotton harvested inAustralia is grown in central and north west NSW, with this high quality fibre highlysought after by buyers in Indonesia, China, Korea and Japan.Prepare to be amazed! Wool is not all it seems. We know itsTowns such as Narrabri, halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, are home to cotton.natural, warm and soft but did we know that it is also flame, dirt, The most common type of cotton grown in Australia is Gossypium hirsutum, morewater and wrinkle resistant? Australian wool fibre is world famous, commonly known as American Upland. A leafy, green shrub that ever so briefly hasand here in NSW we just happen to be great at producing it.NARRABRI, 611 KM cream and pink flowers that become the fruit or cotton bolls. Cotton requires regularThe crisp mountain climate of Walcha in the New EnglandNORTH WEST OF SYDNEY water supplies to grow well.Tablelands is ideal for producing fine wools, and with around Finding new ways to grow an old crop is the job of I&I NSW researchers atone million sheep youre sure to come across a stunning Narrabris Australian Cotton Research Institute who work in partnership with manymerino or two. Merinos produce the finest wool of all breeds, organisations. Getting more crop per drop of water is high on the agenda, along withthe finer the fibre, the softer the wool. In fact, merino woolmanaging pests and reducing the use of chemicals.fibres are softer and finer than human hair and are used tomake anything from fabric to footwear.Just when you thought wool couldnt get any better, I&I NSWresearchers continue to find ways to improve productivity,profitability and sustainability of wool, so that it can continuecasting its luxurious spell over us for centuries to come.SCENTEDA very good shearer called a gun can shear 200 sheep a day.The wool off 200 sheep can weigh as much as a small car! EARTHY EDUCATIONDARETON, 1035 KM SOUTH WEST OF SYDNEYOranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits andmandarins are delicious and juicy citrusMuch of this work centres at the DaretonAgricultural Research and Advisoryfruits all grown right here in NSW. CitrusStation, where activities have focused onis one of the states most importantimproving citrus fruit size and quality toWhere do you start if you want to work on the land? A good education is the key andTocal College is just the place for it. Imagine living on a working farm while studying,TOCAL, 180 KM NORTH OF SYDNEY horticultural industries, with fruitassist export development, and also ongrowing on around 13,000 hectares. Thethe development of new varieties andsurrounded by horses, beef and dairy cattle, sheep and chickenseven a few bison.Australian citrus industry is the largest rootstocks.Renowned for producing enthusiastic, hard working graduates with plenty of practical Take a look at Tocals website for more informationfresh fruit exporter in the country, worth excess of A$200 million each year. Work is also directed at gaining a betterskills, Tocal is a leader in agricultural and conservation land management education,Cotton becom understanding of the impacts of seasonaland offers full and part-time courses, short courses and distance education. and can ho es stronger when wld up to 27 e weight whtimes its ow tThe largest and most importantconditions on fruit development andWith campuses in the Hunter Valley and the Riverina, Tocal continues to fill full-time en wet.n production areas in NSW are in theidentification of key growth stages forcourses to capacitybucking the trend away from agricultural careers. Agriculture Riverina and Murray Valley regions, manipulating crop load and enhancingremains an important part of the Australian economy and well-trained people are inwith I&I NSW having the largest citrusfruit size, quality and post-harvest shelfdemand.Australian farmers produce almost 93% of research and extension team in Australialife. Its all aimed at ensuring profitable Australias domestic food supply. Yet, Australia playing a leading role in supporting theand sustainable production well into theAnd theres plenty of work to be done. NSW has over 40,000 farmswith cattle, woolexports a massive 60% (in volume) of totalcitrus industry with substantial research,future.and wheat our top commodities valued at more than 3 billion dollars a year. Eighty- agricultural production.extension and information.two thousand people currently work on farms in NSW in a wide range of careers.Despite the worst drought on record, farm exports continue to earn billions of dollars. NSW produces around 250,000 tonnes of citrus annually40% of Australian 16production and 36% of citrus exports.17 10. PRAWmunchable MAC N, MANGMACADAMIAS150 gServes 4 asADA an en MIA O ANDSALA PLENTIFUL 50 g 1 mraw schoo ango l,tre tiger D maca , halved, or king pNAMBUCCA, 500 KM NORTH OF SYDNEY lettdam ias, peele d, crawn s, p 1 sm uce, torn unsalted ut into cu eeled, deall cu into s, halvbes-veinedBursting with flavour, a great texture and healthy oils, macadamiasare the iconic Australian nut. And while the macadamia is a genus ofthe plant family Proteaceae native to eastern Australia, New Caledonia standard to which all others are compared. Thats a bold claim, butPRAWNS 14 tbs coriande oli cu 3 tbs carrot, m mber, pe ll pieces ediummaeled a r, fine size, pee nd slicededand Sulawesi, the only edible species originate from Australia.why not put it to your own taste test? YAMBA, 680 KM NORTH OF SYDNEY Dres ju ve oilice of a li ly cho pped led aind sl nto fine s icedinto fi trips singmene stThe Nambucca Valley, halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, is the NSW produces around 65% of Australias annual 33,000 tonnes ofCom ripsLocated on the big Clarence River estuary and with onebinesouthern point of sub-tropical Australia. Its here that new cultivars nuts in shell production. I&I NSW supports the industry through Meth coriaof the largest commercial fishing fleets in NSW, a little odnderof the nut tree grow alongside the same rainforests in which the services such as extension officers, research scientists, advisoryPlacewithlettu 3 tbslighthouse, great surfing beaches, a marina, spectacular over coliveindigenous species grew over millions of years. Most of the valleys publications and regulatory activities.scenery as well as some fabulous restaurants and cafes, lettu e in salad oil and limAdd cnut production comes from over 60 specialist orchards.Yamba manages to combine just about everything people rema e. Add ma bowl. Sca e juic e. prawiningngo a tter cMacadamias are named after John Macadam, a nineteenth centuryns foo n uWith rich, well balanced soils and perfect climate, it is claimed thatlook for in a desirably quiet seaside town with great fishing.(or unr app live oil to d macad cumber aScottish-born Australian chemist, medical teacher and politician.til the roxpr am ndNambucca macadamias are the most delectable in the worldtheThis popular fishing and holiday destination on the fary turn 2 minute e-heated ias to sala carrot Scatt pink) s eacfrying d boweh sidnorth coast is sustained economically by both tourist and s r prawns .e on pan, coo l. medik erve oactivity attracted by Yambas reputation for having the imme ver salad, um h eat diatedrizzworlds best climate and its fishing fleet. In fact, fishly.le dressing , tossIts officialNSW is home toof sizzling bacon may help explain whywe consume around 23 kg of pig meat perare what Yamba is really about, starting with the fishingindustry which dates back to the early days of saladplenty of pigsthe tasty kind of course.settlement and still plays a major role in the town.person each year.Our state is one of Australias largestproducers and exporters of pork and porkBut how do you know youre gettingFrom Lighthouse Hill in the early evening, the fleetproducts. the best? Pigs in NSW cant be sent tocan be seen setting out through the heads. At night theiran abattoir without meeting quality running lights can often be glimpsed on the horizon whilePigs are keen on their tucker so to keepthe crews work to provide seafood fanciers with a widestandards demanded by the NSW Foodproduction costs down, piggeries tend tovariety of top quality fish, including the famous YambaAuthority. This ensures an excellent,be found near grain growing regions suchprawns, when they return at dawn with their catch.wholesome Forbes in the central west.I&I NSW extension officers provide generalIn preparing management strategies for the statesMost of Australias pork production commercial fisheries, I&I NSW aims to ensure the strategiesadvisory services and information for theis consumed domestically with in place will provide sustainable fisheries into the future.industry across NSW.approximately 40% going to the freshIt is often a complex process requiring stakeholder andpork market, and the remaining 60%public input but the intention is for fishing activities incontributing to processed pork products NSW to be accredited as sustainable under both state andsuch as fresh ham, deli bacon, deli ham,commonwealth legislation.pre-packed rashers and pre-packed hamloaf. The alluring, mouth-watering smell Domestic pigs were brought to Australiaon the First Fleet to provide food. By 1880, enough pigs had escaped and While adult prawns are found in the open ocean, juvenileFORBES, 386 KM WEST OF SYDNEYbecome feral to be a problem for prawns cling to the seagrass areas of estuaries. 1819 11. DAIRYPaper. Its a ubiquitous part of life in homes, shops and Australians consumeoffices. Its used in newspapers, books, packaging andaround 104 litres of milk a multitude of other products. And while from a young per person each year.age we learn that paper comes from trees, not much KIAMA, 120 KM SOUTH OF SYDNEYdiscussion is had on where these trees are, or how theyregrown and turned into paper. Picture the opening scene from The Sound Their efforts to improve energy and water In New South Wales, State forests are managed by Forests of Music and youll get a feel for the Kiama efficiency, the natural environment and NSW (on behalf of the Government) to produce timber. While countryside. Lush green hills make prime productivity saw them awarded 2009 NSWthe primary focus is on growing and harvesting trees to meet dairying country for some of the states 200,000 Landcare Primary Producer of the Year.building and construction needs, some logs are simply not the dairy cows, but nature alone does not make for quality required by sawmills to manufacture into products like marvellous milk. This sort of drive and determination hasa long history in the region. Dairyingstructural timber, landscape materials and furniture. Its these Dairy cows eat around 100 kg of grass per day began in Kiama around 1842, with thelogs that are badged pulp and used for paper. and they like it short and sweet. Grass planted in first co-operative butter and cheese paddocks is grown to just the right height beforeForests NSW has both native forests and plantationsfactory opened in 1884 by farmers keen to cows are left to munch. Classy grass makes for embrace new technology and prove theirunder its management for timber production. Pine quality milk.product could compete with European plantations are typically thinned twice before finalproducers.harvest at around 33 years of age. By thinning out the Seventh generation dairy farmers near Kiama,plantation, the growth of the better trees is encouraged the Strongs, run a thriving 100 hectare farm.I&I NSW is looking at the diet of dairy cows Owner Lynne Strong says a healthy environmentand a greater proportion of high quality sawlogs isin order to improve productivity and lower makes for healthy cows, people and products. achieved in the final crop. The smaller or defective logsmethane emissions.obtained through thinnings are used for pulp.On the south west slopes of NSW, timber is the lifeblood of thebustling town of Tumut. The major plantation grower in theregion is Forests NSW, with around 90,000 hectares of plantationsoftwood, with privately-owned pine in the region approaching40,000 hectares. This critical mass of plantation resource has Timber products store carbon dioxideTAMWORTH, 416 KM NORTH WEST OF SYDNEY attracted a number of timber and pulp processors to the region. absorbed from the atmosp here for itsVisy has recently undertaken a $450 million expansion of itslifetimeup to 250 kg/m3. Wheat research is flourishing in the north west of the state, with NSW-developed grainsTumut pulp and paper mill. The expansion more than doubled becoming increasingly sought after around the world. the mills output of kraft packaging paper to almost 700,000 Pasta manufactured by brands like Heinz, Vetta, and SanRemo use durum semolina wheat tonnes a year. The project created an extra 50 jobs on site, varieties developed by Industry & Investment NSW researchers in an additional 300 indirect jobs in the region. Hot, dry growing conditions lead to a high-quality durum grain known for its hardness, Most of the mills increased production is headed for export protein, intense yellow colour, nutty flavour and excellent cooking qualities. markets, supplying paper customers in Europe, North America, Different varieties provide characteristics that allow increased productivity underAsia and Africa. The balance supplies Visys AustralasianTUMUT, 411 KM SOUTH WEST OF SYDNEY different growing conditions. Launched September 2009, Caparoi is a high yieldingcorrugated box factories. To meet Visys needs, additional variety under irrigation, with excellent disease resistance. Traditionally grown in northern softwood plantation pulpwood is sourced from state-owned Forests NSW is part of I&I NSW with their forest NSW, the crops expansion to irrigated southern areas makes way for producers to aim plantations located in the Bathurst and Bombala areas. management certified by the internationally for one million tonnes of durum annually over the next five years, to provide consistentWheat crops cover more of the Earthsquantities for international and domestic markets. The timber industry in the south west slopes generates morerecognised Australian Forestry Standard, ansurface than any other crop.than $1billion for the local economy and is one of the leading independent indicator of sustainable forest Wheat research at Tamworth is doing big things to help feed the world. plantation forestry areas in 20 21 12. With around four times the volume of Sydney Harbour, Lake FECMacquarie is a massive water body less than two hours drive Rnorth of Sydney, and is Australias largest coastal lake. It isdotted by numerous small towns and some larger centres, suchas Swansea on the eastern side, where the lake empties intoReef balls mimic the Tasman Sea, offering pleasant lakeside and coastal recreation. ESWANSEA, 131 KM NORTH OF SYDNEYT natural reefs in 5 KM NILIQUIN, 72 SYDNEY It has been several years since the lake was P form and function, quickly increasing fish included among 30 recreational fishing DEOF numbers and diversity havenscoastal areas largely free of as well as beingcommercial fishing, created to provide betterSOUTH WEST is a diet sta ple for angling opportunities for recreational fishers. corn, rice cognised rapidly colonised heat and. Rice is reng with w le around the world nsumed as a & EGG PIEAlo by corals, algae andAs part of the ongoing commitment to aquaticmillions of peoperally co and is gen CON REKKY BA sponges.research, I&I NSW is undertaking a pilot artificial e of starch r ingredient. as a sourc flou reefs evaluation program in selected recreationalfishing havens. The Lake Macquarie reefs are constructed fromB is tasty whole grain or as apes of rice grown in ngingareas of Na SWcon and eggs for th nt years, ty panded to meet ch alky ricespecial concrete ball modules which enhance marine growth ba d. Over recehave ex de the ch artners ofwith a salauin cluwhile withstanding saltwater corrosion. When combined they Take th e classic p Or enjoy any time like Deniliq mands. Examples in cooking Opus forcreate habitat for fish, algae and crustaceans in reefs of varyingbreakfasttreat!consumer de sotto, the softeema forbong for ri fragrant variety Kysizes. Reef effectiveness will be monitored by a combination ofrters variety Illain, alth benefitsmini pies.t into qua g graor the lon are also specific heunderwater videos, diver surveys and angler catch information.Makes 12-rolled, cusushi, n for its , ready ls. There ra is know y, thawedAsian mea the variety Doonga puff pastrle, 3 sheetsed for examp index.bacon, dic500 g mped low g lycemicandsour crea ives, parsley, chop ming more 1 cups.c hqualities are beco qualities can herbs e.gRice grainal grain cup x -cupant. Physic cy and whiteness, 12 eggs grease 12 re import 0 C. Lightlymo ape, translucenxture whenven to 20include sh qualities include te estibility. Preheat oORANGE, 257 KM WEST OF SYDNEY Meth od 1.capacity m uffi n pans.paach muffin pan.stry into e over medium-highgand cookin cooking time and dig herited, square ofhot and c old, netically inT 2. Press a frying pan y golden.ties are ge wing practices, he refreshing high altitudefrom 60 vineyards. Theres alsobaconin a small htl While grain quali 3. Cookor until lig ntal cond itions, gro and crisp climate of Orangerenowned fine dining restaurants to4 minutes ol. nvironme e all affec t grain is just a few hours driveand high profile chefs, a range heat for 3 fat and allow to co d sprinkle overedling and storag Drain excessbacon, angrain haners of thefrom Sydney, making the regionof accommodation options and ree-quart . l well quality.nvironmentthe perfect destination for a gorgeous heritage buildings. 4. Take th f each pastry shellepper unti ustralian e ofthebase o, herbs,salt and p Crack an egg the harshA dsweekend getaway for foodies.sour cream ixture over bacon. bacon. To survive developing deman newThe rich food culture has lead to5. Whisk. Spoon m mainingand the ever-tial todeliver combined r cream. Top with re astry is golden , it is essentralianBountiful local produce can FOOD (Food of Orange District), sou til p consumerses for Aus pportsbe sampled at Orange farmers a voluntary group coordinating on top of utes or un d for 5 minutesved varietisur 25 to 30 min stan and impro To do this I&I NSWmarket, with over 50 stallholders FOOD Week, an annual festival 6. Bake fo is cooked. Allow torice g rowers.quality evaluation ofselling fresh produce at this featuring more than 100 food-and filling ing from pan. ding and a rice bree nsure released vari ty andeties are ovsauce.monthly event. Many producers related events including tastingbefore rem h a dash of tomato eprogram to nomic and grain q ualiot wit h a cherryalso sell at the farm gate, withtrails and classes. Usually held in 7. Serve he, top witdar chees n before frying.superior ag rorated ched viable.apples, pears, berries and nuts April, the festival is just another kle with gthe baco commerciallyavailable direct from growers great excuse to visit.ariatio ns Sprin add som e onion to Vrtomato oindustrywhen in season.alian riceI&I NSW head office is in Orange,Orange was the birthplace The Austr rown rice feedsAussie-g y!estimates on people every daThere are 2000 hectares ofwith over 400 staff working andof poets Banjo Paterson andgrapes under vine and local living in this vibrant community il li Kenneth Slessor. up to 40 mwine tours cover 30 cellar doorsin the central west. 22 23 13. OAL ERSC VATIO NSTOMATOESROSSMORE,45 KM SOUTH ONan Cg. Everyon y. e hasWEST OF SYDNEY agginconomhins w ur states eget c t of od oed an Walking into a hydroponic greenhouse for the first timeteed t big parpress posits uaran its a , com al de is like venturing into a whole new world. Its vast, humidure g d downcoyand yo eryday an was laid dest black and full of vibrant plants growing in a way that is totallyAlmost any plantl at a part e coal ev tation of the ol vege ome unexpectedwithout dirt! including roma, heirloom, grape and cherry tomatoof coathecan be grown we uswhen s oal isvarieties for local and interstate consumers.etopic loathe it, s ago l. NSW has day c recordhydroponically, withup thor f year e coain 1791 , to year. AControlled environment horticulture (combiningBring , but like it ions omgo.lenionarte d mill ck to beco lion years acastle 0 billion a Recoverab New an $1greenhouses and hydroponics) is a high productivity, highI&I NSW works with greenhouse and hydroponicthe first recordedTON, opi r y stf romil r in ise. dah efforts to grow plants l sto n layers o180Rive more th the r ey-Gunnegrowers to help them produce safe, high qualitySINGLE 9 KM W coa e5 andu n te rat ion onn efficiency method of growing vegetables, fruit and flowers.T he NS ed betwe etween 22o f the H on valued al product s of the Syd Fast and productive, growing crops using environmentally fresh produce with less land, less water and less without soil dating form formed bouth oducti coeld20 Ttrans alia, in Austr vic t am t the with prt a con ry produc uced in 20 tonnes, wi07-08, with the coalfi thcontrolled, soil-less production systems allows growerswastage. The department is home to the National back to the hangingS gardens of Babylon, RT H W E E Yy to sustainably harvest more premium productsmoreCentre for Greenhouse Horticulture, with a team ered b le primarodlionrce.T CAN the floating gardensNOn c ovwas p.5 bil bresouincluding an industry specialist extension officer, First u ost valua f raw coal ximately 11 all of this efficiently by carefully controlling the growing environment N OF SYD horticultural researchers and education officersof Kashmir and theWHA O?msoos tstates lion tonne total appr ining almoas well as the water and nutrient supply. working to further develop the capacity offloating gardens of17 7 mil es in NSW lley contaserv r Vaa raft On the outskirts of Sydney, in suburbs like Rossmore,greenhouses and hydroponics in NSWa key part ofthe Aztec Indians. coal re the Hunte l andof coa built on YOU Dinosits greenhouse growers are turning out flavoursome tomatoessecuring food supplies into the future.Basin h dep n was ee dedby ric f Singleto u want to s ry un o yondusteven dge Surro s, the town to visit ifCoal I nces,BITING BARRA ri ine of m d is the place unity run or thosentapplia ing your f elps.efficie e as keep celsius hno coal a ning. The c on-site to al mi n organise up close. mm urs f yenergy impl nu ething as s and 4 deg ve per cen B reest mor e BOBS FARM, 191 KMcoe ca Centr g to see mi ning e 0% ofthan 9 n coal to allsom etween 3 requires fib set to egree lowe r NORTH OF SYDNEYwanti n e mor urting. roduc r stations b eneratingery dnsulato pEv oolin g by i s used Powe and g toenergy. and cd freeze. An iconic Australian fish, barramundi is famous for its firm, flaky flesh and delicate flavour.Coal i ity in NSW. g turbines gas linked ased.eating ulk an issions. ic inaleve h in b ts em electr team, driv al is burnt, (CO2), is re therIm o prcookucre ate s When co io xide n our weaner cook icrowave c Fortunately for consumers, a fishing trip to northern Australia isic ity. r bon d anges i sa clev in the m not the only way to experience this good eating fish, with a NSW electr change, ca rs to ch earth ene atingBin the s Rehe h ascli mate hange refe n increase greenhouy, succompany developing an innovative land-based barramundi farm. te c o fa ingenerg ll allow Clima s because s ncrea red power o wable that wi d by i . ReneLocated near Port Stephens, Tailor Made Fish Farms p attern ture cause ere. Coal-fi ntributor t chal lenge chnologies required. breeds, grows and supplies 75 tonnes of live fish to erasph co, is thend. Tes, aretemp the atmo rgest single .tricity eet dema as emission rrently top Sydney restaurants. g ase s inthe laissio nselec rate ricity to m house gare cu eris gene elect , and ation gas eming togreen ecade m pow gener eenhouse ntinu ly enough e reducingan a d issions fro lso underThe technology used has other benefits, with waste The Australiangre co supp re th e emNSW , whil ently, whil rch fo r mo educ easure is awater used to grow hydroponic vegetablesminimisingfarmed hasssions r upplyresea ologies to tigation mr Aus traliag emi cannot cur arge coal slated technwater use and eliminating discharge into the environment.barramundi sivens Cuttin wind our late-re l ible miexten round basilar or inue using n clim ission coa e, as a poss industry started y-energso take w emWith consumption of seafood rising by 240% since 1960, the aquaculture (or fish g under e potential us tocontunder lostorag in the mid 1980s.s have o develop pture andingfarming) industry will play a vital role in meeting future demand. ntist hip t th th savwi diox tide W scieon ca s// y/customerrbonI&I NS in partne ustion carbrsfor ca equivalen fI&I NSW assisted this company to set up via grants and technical advice, with staff v.aungbestorag y hundreds t o worki . Post-comsw.go energcommitted to working with producers to further develop NSW aquaculture. Look outn a tions on. to ma f emissions sta .n dustry igatifor NSW farm-grown fish, yabbies and crayfish at shops and restaurants.ears o nt rate. investyin www. 24rre the cu25 14. LY the own in tson. Gr 1847, the firs IVE RICEreaAustralia produces about 2% of the s inceh ard region ial cherry orc Ner toworlds pecan crop while the USA, whereL ovemb r is NSWLICO mmerc in 1878.PECANbeco pecan trees are natives, produces 80%. Decem e and was plantedbe herrytim edted toche ju icy, r e ev er wan spitting when t ops you If youv s cherry pip yh e sh Australia herr even cPROMISES MOREE, 640 KM NORTH WEST OF SYDNEYrst hit t just aroundpion or ad to thefruits fi r ischamummethen h e know s r. queen Cherry Festiv r al inthe c orneerrie snal mbe l of chNatioDecen a bow Held in hasFeasting o treat and the d Young. r, the festival rs andciousaddea ea is a deli nefits are aneach ye ning for 60 y n n runeir ow bobehealth herries conta bre nus. C d minerals, fi e inbee can pick th visitors resh from the s f tree. The fountain of youth can be found in NSW. Thats just nuts. Or is it?s an in oncherrieokingvitamin xidantsallrs are lo Morees mineral rich thermal pools attract hundreds of thousands of people to bathe in warmtio. earche erries and an e-sized fruitres I&I NSW ensure ch artesian watersthe H2O some claim is the elixir of life! its weet, b aliasat ways toare free of41% of Austr SW, for export . This willBut the real nuts of Moree are pecans. The district has the perfect climate for pecans and is homeAround re grown in N d bound nd fruit flyr NSW to the largest pecan farm in the southern hemisphere with 70,000 trees producing around 95% ofsa cherrie ound Young an Quee nsla rkets fo pn ew mathe nations crop. Pecan popularity is on the rise with their health benefits now recognised. Full ofmainlyar open u s. good fats needed to maintain healthy blood vessels and heart, pecans were all but unknown in the .prod ucer Orangethe cherr y Australian marketplace before the 1980s. is kn own as or goodYoung Australia, f The Moree district is known for more than spas and nuts. Cotton, oilseed, cereal, olive and pulses like NEY capita l of alchickpeas all grow in the area, making a rich agricultural backdrop for the thriving tourism district. n th eres reSYDbut the ars, licorice over 4000 ye heres s back ow, tould kn tretcheWEST OFine. WAUCHOPE, 406 KM NORTH OF SYDNEY nnoisseurs w sweet treat s ncient medic Native forests near Wauchope have been supplying buildingdy co thisd in aday usetimbers since the 1830s when cedargetters set out from theAs can he history of ice plant use lves to le. Tlicoric acts of the licor ar ket she e the origina topenal settlement of Port Macquarie. superm to replicat nt in FLOORBOARDS with ex tries onld pla rice loll emicals g this o the lico synthetic ch urers are takin THost of rtWhile m f herbs and/o few manufacSOU ertednd o ice, a n conv a bleof true licor r mill has bee theflavour . old flou oot of 8 KMtowns ry, using the r assisted theJ ew eraa, the ana Wagg ocolate facto reats. I&I NSW ust like a little black dress, it seems a good hardwood r Wagght North coast sawmills produce a range of flooring ee, nea licorice and c ious range ofUNEE, 34At Jun ganic delicice floor is never out of style. Native Australian timbers are products. These range from traditional tongue or ta into an lant to turn ou ment grant. e. Licora popular contemporary choice for their appearance,and groove boards to parquetry and engineered u indulg ght toothplicorice with a develo phen yo tem, fi longevity and practicality, while many homes in our uilty wsth boardsa relatively new product that uses veneer comp any dt o feel g e immune sy ens the brea older suburbs have floorboards looking as good today asover plywood, ready to lay over subfloors like Andno nee o boost th ers, freshJorted t rance, cure ulcwhen they were laid over 100 years ago.concrete, tiles or plywood. The new engineered is purp uaid end products are especially popular in apartments.decay, h more! E Forests NSW is the government trading enterprise charged PA B Lc and muwith the management of our states timber producingOne tip for buyers is to look for certified timber CH OMforests. Different areas are renowned for different timbersproducts. Independent certification gives assurance IESeand products, with forests around Wauchope (location of e licoricof the sustainable forest management practicesRR ot of th glycyrrhizin, oldThe ro ntainserries sthe famed Timbertown) producing high quality blackbutt,employed to get the timber from the forest to the ox of ch itytheCHE2 KM WEST OF SYDNEY oweeterfirst b r char plant c nce 50 times s on, the Sydney blue gum and flooded gum sawlogs, that are milled buyer. Look out for certification symbols when youaa subst ar cane.La st seas ed $25,000 fo per cherry! into premium buy timber products. rais $62 than s ug in NSW ying around 7YOUNG, 3a 26 buyer p 27 15. ROBERTSON, 128 KMSOUTH OF SYDNEY EGGS EGGS EGGSNSW is Australias largest eggProduction is based on the shell or table egg from hens and is primarily forSAMS SALADproducer with around 37% of domestic consumption. Other bird species such as ducks, quails, pigeonnational production. Over 64and guinea fowl form a very minor section. Only around 10% of eggs are TROUTmillion dozen eggs worth around sold for use in other processed food products. MOKED$123 million are produced eachAnimal welfare issues and market opportunities are increasingly seeingSDyearnow thats one big, priceymoved consumer preference shift to free range and barn laid eggs. However, whileones redb id you know modern day Jindabyne and its inhabitants omelette!we are buying fewer cage produced eggs they still account for around 75%Serves anrout,flaked, were relocated to the towns present site in the 1960s The industry is widely spread of total supermarket sales followed by free range (20%) and barn laid (5%). oked tmbledrained250 g sm s cheese, cru rinsed and d edwhen the Snowy River was dammed? It occurred throughout the state, with farms goatpeas,removduring the construction of the Snowy Mountains I&I NSW provides industry support through extension officers, research 125 g canned chick halved, seeds located from citys outskirts, to scientists, diagnostic laboratories, publications, poultry keeping courses,Scheme, with the remains of the old town now below400 g red capsicum alad leavesatedYoung in the south, (includingand regulatory ss separLake Jindabyne, occasionally visible when water levels are low. 1n ch rock ndive, leaveRobertson in the southern1 bu ch curly e highlands), Tamworth in the northbunced Jindabyne today is a cosmopolitan, year round, holiday resort 1 ion, sli and the rusty coloured plains of1red on pped with a mix of new residents and original pioneer families. In Eggs are one of the few foods that contain vitamin D, the sunshine ho West Wyalong in the central west.basil, c winter Jindabyne is a base for skiers bound for major resorts invitamin. In fact a 100 g serve can provide up to half your daily requirement.2 tbsinge dressKosciuszko National Park and for the rest of the year its a greatHoney lim hurt place for bushwalking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting,yogatural cup n ey canoeing, horse riding and kayaking. Lake Jindabyne providesWhile a queen been might live for four years,hongreat opportunities for water sports and superb trout fishing. 1 tbs1 tbs 1 tbscumin icelime ju ppedho mint, c round,g heat.harred and The NSW Governments Gaden Trout Hatchery, on the Thredbo River near Jindabyne, is one of Australias main centres for homely honey worker bees usually live for about six weeks. 1 tbs to high e up until c nough toPrehea t grillskin sid cool e breeding and rearing cold water sport fish. Four species, rainbow GOULBURN, 197 KM WEST OF SYDNEY Meth od 1. ook capsicum t aside. Once o strips. trout, brown trout, brook trout and Atlantic salmon are produced2. Cseint d, then nd cut gby I&I NSW and stocked into the dams and river systems of ourblistere emove skin a et on a servin peas,S,r ockhandle ndive and r n, cheese, c hick trout fisheries in the Snowy Mountains, Southern Highlands, the nge eonio central tablelands and New England areas. o sticky and sweet, theres nothing These busy bees dont just give us honey and3. Arra r. Follow with capsicum.ndplatte ith oney abetter than honey drizzled across beeswaxthey also play an essential role in nd finish w int, cumin, h d The departments fish stocking activities provide many benefits and thick toast on a cold morning. As bringing us food by pollinating a vast number trout, a yoghurt, m r salabine zle ove are recognised for their importance to the community in terms ofyou lick your fingers, spare a thoughtof crops. Beekeepers place hives near seasonal 4. Com owl. Driz ving. ice in berquality recreational fishing, conservation activities, employment for the fascinating insects that have flowering plants to ensure production continues lime ju tely prior to s opportunities and subsequent economic benefits in regional areasimm ediabrought this natural product to people for year round. that have grown in response to the activity over many years. many thousands of years. I&I NSW supports beekeepers with specialistHoney bees live in hives, where up to 40,000 advisory staff in towns like Goulburn, researchbees perform their own special tasks. Theresand diagnostic services, and education courses. JINDABYNE, 402 KM SOUTH OF SYDNEYthe single queen bee, some male drones forher to mate with and then tens of thousandsSomeone who knows the finer points of trout, ismanager of the Gaden Trout Hatchery, Sam Crocker Visitors welcome!of female worker bees charged with a varietywho has worked at Gaden since 1970. Sam sharesof tasks from collecting pollen and nectar to Tour the hatchery and learn aboutone of his favourite trout recipes, which hebuilding honeycomb. trout breeding. School groups welcome.recommends be finished off with a nice cold beer!Phone the hatchery on 02 6451 3400. 2829 16. NSWPRODUCING THE GOODS INDUSTRY & INVESTMENT NSW is the State Government agency focused on the development FOSTERING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT of innovative and sustainable industries. I&I NSW plays a vital role in the economic development of Our 4,000 people deliver cutting-edge science and research, innovative technology, adaptive policy, contemporary the state. In the primary industries sector, the department works in partnership with the mining, forestry, agriculture Whats happening vocational education, best practice regulation and engaging and commercial fishing industries to support and develop the training programs.profitable, sustainable and adaptive businesses that underpin much of the economic activity in regional NSW. Industry & Investment NSW participates at a range of events across the State each year.MINERALS EXPLORATION & MININGCoal $10,300m (41%)Here are just a few where you can visit us:Our staff work to supply valuable data to explorers andCopper $1,260m (5%)actively seek international investors. The resulting mineralsOther minerals $2,410m (10%) Sydney Royal Easter Show 1-14 underpins much of the states economicBeef cattle $1,585m (6%) Food Week Orange 9-18, with minerals production in 07/08 valued atWheat $889m (4%)Caravan, Camping, 4WD & Holiday Supershow17-25 Apr$14 billion and employing more than 29,000 people. Wine $1,643m (7%) Fruit $478m (2%) Tocal Field Days (Paterson)30 Apr2 Wool $725m (3%)Primex Field Days (Casino) 17-19 Other agriculture $4,824m (19%) Coal $8,200m (61.12%)Timber & Working With Wood Show (Sydney) 18-20 Forestry (logs supplied) $379m (2%) Aluminium $2,092m (15.62%) Mudgee Small Farm Field Days 16-17 NSW PRODUCTS BYFish and seafood $690m (3%) Other $1,636m (12.22%) VALUE 200708 $24.7 BILLION Sydney International Boat Show 29 July2 Aug Iron and steel $883m (6.59%) Copper $589m (4.40%) Agquip Field Days (Gunnedah) 17-19 Aug Zinc $7m (0.05%) Small Business Month & HORTICULTUREHenty Machinery Field Days (near Wagga Wagga)21-23 Forest Fair, Sydney 10 COMPOSITION OF NSW MINERALS ANDNSW is renowned for its clean, healthy and safe food METAL EXPORTS 200708 $13.4 BILLIONsuppliesmuch of this due to research and extension servicesAustralian National Field Days (Orange)19-21 Oct by I&I NSW. Our staff work with farmers in addressingFarming Small Areas Expo (Richmond)12-13 Nov like climate change, salinity, pests and diseases, andreduces water availability.COMMERCIAL FISHING & AQUACULTUREStrict environmental controls underpin the harvesting andCattle and calves $1,5 85m (18%)farming of fin-fish and shellfish in NSW waters. I&I NSW regulatesWheat for grain $889m (10%)Have you gone to a field day? Some of these events attract over 100,000 people to see the latest in agriculturalthe commercial fishing and aquaculture industries, as well asFruit & nuts (incl grapes) $820m (10%) machinery, view demonstrations, seek information, trial new products or just get a taste of country living.approximately one million recreational fishers across the state.Wool $814m (9%)Cotton $148m (2%)Sheep and lambs $442m (5%) Call us:NATIVE FOREST & PLANTATION MANAGEMENT Milk $509m (6%)AGRICULTURE 1800 808 095 SCREEN NSW 02 8222 4844Poultry $568m (7%)Forests NSW, operating within I&I NSW, manages 2.54 millionFISHERIES 1300 550 474 STATE & REGIONAL DEVELOPMENThectares of forests, managed under the principles of ecologically Vegetables $424m (5%)sustainable forest management to provide timber and other Barley $277m (3%)FORESTS NSW 1300 655 687 1800 777 022productsboth now and into the future.GROSS VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL Canola $44m (%) MINERALS & ENERGY 1300 736 122 TOURISM NSW 02 9931 1111PRODUCTS IN NSW ($M)Other $2,063m (24%)200708 $8.590 BILLIONRice $7m (0%)NSW FOOD AUTHORITY 1300 552 406OUR HEAD OFFICE 02 6391 3100 30 31 17. WE WORK WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS AND BUSINESSES TO GROW INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIES To find out more about us and how youcan support our local producers andbusinesses phone our head office on02 6391 3100 or