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AS an executive with a robust history of dealing with private enterprise, Richard Norton is all for tweaking.

Tweaks and cuts: the MLA challenge  

AS an executive with a robust history of dealing with private enterprise, Richard Norton is all for tweaking.
IF lower retail fuel prices keep filtering through to country areas, grain producers will get big savings in input costs. 30 Jan 15 IF lower retail fuel prices keep filtering through to country areas, grain producers will get big savings in input...
PAKENHAM agents advertised a small offering 850 head for their fortnightly store cattle market yesterday, with prices fetching a high of $1140 a head for Angus steers. 30 Jan 15 PAKENHAM agents advertised a small offering 850 head for their fortnightly store cattle market yesterday, with...
'PRECIOUS cargo' would be one way to describe a bale of wool that boarded a jet bound for Italy last week. 30 Jan 15 'PRECIOUS cargo' would be one way to describe a bale of wool that boarded a jet bound for Italy last week.
A DECISION by Australian and NZ health ministers to reject low-THC hemp in food has been described as 'a missed opportunity'. 30 Jan 15 A DECISION by Australian and NZ health ministers to reject low-THC hemp in food has been described as "a missed...
THE country’s biggest on-farm open day, Stock & Land Beef Week, kicked off today in southern NSW with 16 studs opening their gates to visitors.
THE country’s biggest on-farm open day, Stock & Land Beef Week, kicked off today in southern NSW with 16 studs...

GOOD prices matched with buying opportunity meant vendors and buyers were both happy with the outcome of today’s annual Colac female weaner sale which peaked at $1400per head. GOOD prices matched with buying opportunity meant vendors and buyers were both happy with the outcome of today’s...
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Typically superficial and simplistic. The WA wheatbelt covers a vast area from north to south to
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Abbott says he will lead the coalition at the next federal election - what a load of bulla.
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what an amusing little article this is. Two pages of how good everything is in the west and then
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has used a tour of Bulla Dairy Foods in Victoria to shout about the Australian dairy industry’s improved profitability. PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has used a tour of Bulla Dairy Foods in Victoria to shout about the Australian dairy...

DRINKERS of raw milk have been left with a bitter taste in their mouths. That's because Victoria Consumer Affairs Minister Jane Garrett ordered a gag-inducing chemical to be poured into all raw milk sold in stores from Sunday, ensuring no one is able to drink it.30 Jan 15 DRINKERS of raw milk have been left with a bitter taste in their mouths. That's because Victoria Consumer Affairs...
THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer, effective from April 2015.29 Jan 15 THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step...
THE world's best Poll Hereford cow may be grazing the pastures north of Holbrook, NSW.30 Jan 15 THE world's best Poll Hereford cow may be grazing the pastures north of Holbrook, NSW.
ONE of Australia’s top meat processors and exporters is seeking a strategic investor to make a $100 million cash injection.29 Jan 15 ONE of Australia’s top meat processors and exporters is seeking a strategic investor to make a $100 million cash...

A LOWER national offering and an Australian dollar that followed assisted the AWEX-EMI to a 19-cent rise this week. A LOWER national offering and an Australian dollar that followed assisted the AWEX-EMI to a 19-cent rise this week.

Results from the 2014 National Variety Trials (NVT) in the southern cropping region have been released to assist growers with crop choices for this year.06 Jan 15 Results from the 2014 National Variety Trials (NVT) in the southern cropping region have been released to assist...
CROPS in the Moolort area of Central Victoria have been judged as just about average as farmers neared an early finish to the 2014-15 harvest.18 Dec 14 CROPS in the Moolort area of Central Victoria have been judged as just about average as farmers neared an early...

AUSTRALIA'S grains research community has paid tribute to Dr Jeff Baldock who has been awarded the annual JA Prescott Award.30 Jan 15 AUSTRALIA'S grains research community has paid tribute to Dr Jeff Baldock who has been awarded the annual JA...
THE Tasmanian Government has moved to cut red tape around the state's industrial hemp industry.29 Jan 15  2 THE Tasmanian Government has moved to cut red tape around the state's industrial hemp industry.
A REPORT has shown there were 15 recorded quad bike-related deaths in 2014, maintaining the 10-year average of 14 deaths per year. A REPORT has shown there were 15 recorded quad bike-related deaths in 2014, maintaining the 10-year average of 14...

A NEW national horticulture body dominated by fruit growers has been unveiled.22 Jan 15  4 A NEW national horticulture body dominated by fruit growers has been unveiled.
AUSTRALIA'S $500 million almond industry will have its biggest harvest of nuts in 2015 as global demand continues to rise.19 Jan 15 AUSTRALIA'S $500 million almond industry will have its biggest harvest of nuts in 2015 as global demand continues to...
WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised, rather than risen.15 Dec 14 WITH the supply of rural properties on the market still outstripping demand, prices are likely to have stabilised,...
MACQUARIE Group has sold its Melro Park dairy farm near Heywood in south-west Victoria to ACE Farming.15 Dec 14 MACQUARIE Group has sold its Melro Park dairy farm near Heywood in south-west Victoria to ACE Farming.
PRICES at the final weaners sale at the existing Wodonga saleyards were still quite buoyant today.
Independent agents at the All Breed sale had a good yarding of 2509 cattle, both steers and heifers.
Weaners prices still buoyant PRICES at the final weaners sale at the existing Wodonga...
CATTLE breeders seeking superior female genetics locked horns and chased Angus heifer prices to a record high of 294c/kg lwt at the Hamilton weaner sales today.
Record broken at Hamilton CATTLE breeders seeking superior female genetics locked horns...
AUSTRALIAN Professional Rodeo Association executive board chairman Russell Collins believes hosting the 2015 National Finals Rodeo in Warwick will be a case of combining the best of the best in rodeo and campdrafting.26 Jan 15 AUSTRALIAN Professional Rodeo Association executive board chairman Russell Collins believes hosting the 2015...
MOTHER Nature can be man's best friend or his worst enemy. 
The latter was the case for several producers in the Creighton's Creek and Gooram valleys last week.25 Dec 14 MOTHER Nature can be man's best friend or his worst enemy. The latter was the case for several producers in the...