Fruit growers are making ice-cream because they cannot sell fresh fruit. Tasmanian fruit is being shipped to Melbourne to be fumigated and returned to the Apple Isle, as farm businesses grapple with strict fruit fly biosecurity control measures. Three adult fruit flies have been detected on mainland Tasmania in a prime fruit growing area on the state's north-west coast. For tomato grower Marcus Brandsema, working around those biosecurity controls means some elaborate logistics solutions.
King Island is bucking the trend as abattoirs across the country are shutting their doors — thanks to community efforts. Island residents have raised $600,000 dollars over five years to set up 'King Island Prime Meats'. The facility will be a multi-species abattoir, able to process animals which can't be shipped alive off the Island like wallabies, bobby calves and injured cattle. Plant manager Anthony Gibbons said there was already interest in the wallaby and veal products.
Now fitted with the correct safety cage, Michael Nichols shows where the auger tore at his hand. Michael Nichols is not afraid to use a shock factor to get farmers to take safety seriously. At the start of every harvest season, Mr Nichols shares the gruesome photo of his mangled hand after he reached into an auger. He said rushing and not following safety protocols led to almost losing his right hand. "It was close to lunchtime on a Sunday and I was racing to get home to a barbeque," he said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".