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A FIGHT has erupted between John and Karen Watson of Echuca and Campaspe Shire Council over their right to farm, as encroaching residential development threatens their beef operation.

Farming rights fight  

A FIGHT has erupted between John and Karen Watson of Echuca and Campaspe Shire Council over their right to farm, as encroaching
AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has weighed into Coles and Woolworths' $1-a-litre milk battle, saying the 'trick' may not work. 4:00 AM 3 AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce has weighed into Coles and Woolworths' $1-a-litre milk battle, saying the 'trick'...
BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day. 29 Jul 14 4 BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the...
AUSTRALIA should consider emulating New Zealand's decision to overlook competition concerns and create a dairy monopoly like Fonterra, ­consulting firm McKinsey & Company says. 29 Jul 14 2 AUSTRALIA should consider emulating New Zealand's decision to overlook competition concerns and create a dairy...
PETA Australia responds to RSPCA NSW claims that PETA undermined animal welfare by allegedly failing to supply adequate detail with a cruelty complaint. 29 Jul 14 3 PETA Australia responds to RSPCA NSW claims that PETA undermined animal welfare by allegedly failing to supply...

AUST. SHEEP & WOOL SHOW

Nearly 200 teens took part in junior judging competitions at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show.
Juniors judge sheep and fleece Nearly 200 teens took part in junior judging competitions at the...
The woolly wonders in the Woolcraft Shed at the Australian Sheep & Wool Show
The Women of Woolcraft The woolly wonders in the Woolcraft Shed at the Australian Sheep...
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That guy in the picture is probably one of the few farmers actually making money- he probably
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Being an old Riverina boy I am in wholehearted agreement with Tim on this one. Look first at
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CA, that's very interesting. Can you give a reference for the Mercedes quote? The unanswered
LONGWARRY Food Park could be the next Australian dairy asset to fall into foreign hands as surging demand for milk powders and infant formula in Asia drive a rush of takeovers in the sector. LONGWARRY Food Park could be the next Australian dairy asset to fall into foreign hands as surging demand for milk...

SEVERAL Australian dairy companies have changed hands over the past year, with the swing towards mergers and acquisitions appearing to be a wide-reaching and global trend.28 Jul 14 SEVERAL Australian dairy companies have changed hands over the past year, with the swing towards mergers and...
TEACHERS across Australia are about to receive new resources aimed at encouraging primary and secondary schools to introduce agriculture in the classroom - and right across the curriculum.25 Jul 14 TEACHERS across Australia are about to receive new resources aimed at encouraging primary and secondary schools to...
BOTHWELL sheepmeat producers John and Annie Ramsay have won the MLA Challenge.7:05 AM BOTHWELL sheepmeat producers John and Annie Ramsay have won the MLA Challenge.
THE Korean national cattle herd was down 5pc at the end of June on the corresponding period, to 3.3 million head, reports MLA.28 Jul 14 THE Korean national cattle herd was down 5pc at the end of June on the corresponding period, to 3.3 million head,...

The Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme's National Breeding Objective Review team is coming to Maffra in Gippsland tonight (Monday, July 28).
28 Jul 14 The Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme's National Breeding Objective Review team is coming to Maffra in...
A WHOLE new legion of primary school kids will get the opportunity take part in Dairy Australia’s popular Picasso Cows program, which has been expanded this year.
23 Jul 14 A WHOLE new legion of primary school kids will get the opportunity take part in Dairy Australia’s popular Picasso...
CHINA is proving to be both the best friend and worst enemy of today’s wool industry says Techwool trading manager Josh Lamb.
CHINA is proving to be both the best friend and worst enemy of today’s wool industry says Techwool trading manager...

FIND out what happens when three small family-owned Australian businesses, each doing an exceptional job in their field, and each fighting against the decreased returns that result from commoditisation, link up.30 Jun 14 FIND out what happens when three small family-owned Australian businesses, each doing an exceptional job in their...
NORM and Pip Smith, Glenwood Merinos, have a remarkable story to tell - the sort of story all farmers are being told they must broadcast.30 Jun 14  1 NORM and Pip Smith, Glenwood Merinos, have a remarkable story to tell - the sort of story all farmers are being told...
A NEW five-year bilateral agreement announced today will see research and development in the Victorian grains industry receive a shot in the arm.28 Jul 14  1 A NEW five-year bilateral agreement announced today will see research and development in the Victorian grains...
Farmers are invited to attend a half-day herbicide resistance workshop on next Friday (August 1) at Mulwala.23 Jul 14 Farmers are invited to attend a half-day herbicide resistance workshop on next Friday (August 1) at Mulwala.

MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for cereal is far greater, as the province feeds livestock. This is where Australia comes in.7:55 AM MORE than 100 million ­people living in Guangdong eat about 12 million tonnes of grains a year. But the demand for...
BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the AGIC final day.29 Jul 14  4 BUILDING a competitive supply chain, improving infrastructure and meeting customer demands were key themes at the...
AFTER just five years in the Australian market, motorbike, ATV and UTV manufacturer CFMoto has sold its 10,000th vehicle in Australia.

TREASURY Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke’s high-stakes promotional gamble appears to have paid off.29 Jul 14 TREASURY Wine Estates CEO Mike Clarke’s high-stakes promotional gamble appears to have paid off.
FRUIT fly management across Australia has received a boost with the establishment of the new National Fruit Fly Advisory Committee.18 Jul 14 FRUIT fly management across Australia has received a boost with the establishment of the new National Fruit Fly...
THE Barossa Valley's Schild Estate is the latest winery business to go on the block, as it seeks to tap the growing investor interest in a sector long dogged by oversupply and low prices.29 Jul 14 THE Barossa Valley's Schild Estate is the latest winery business to go on the block, as it seeks to tap the growing...
A PRIVATE investor has bought a million-dollar portfolio of blue gum plantations in Victoria, as more smaller investors zero in on the sector.28 Jul 14 A PRIVATE investor has bought a million-dollar portfolio of blue gum plantations in Victoria, as more smaller...
POSTIE bike adventurers Martin Murray and James “Macca” MacKenzie will finish an epic 4300km ride sometime this morning in Broome.25 Jun 14 POSTIE bike adventurers Martin Murray and James “Macca” MacKenzie will finish an epic 4300km ride sometime this...
TIM Fairfax, AC knows exactly what it is like to suffer with the debilitating impact of depression.24 Jun 14  2 TIM Fairfax, AC knows exactly what it is like to suffer with the debilitating impact of depression.