GrainCorp to broaden horizons

WITH earnings from this season's grain harvest dwindling badly, GrainCorp is again on the lookout for more diversification options.
WITH earnings from this season's grain harvest dwindling badly, GrainCorp is again on the lookout for more diversification options.
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EYEBROWS were raised and a muffled buzz of excitement swept the Kyneton saleyards yesterday when a useful pen of 350-kilogram Angus steer weaners made the startling money of $825 a head. EYEBROWS were raised and a muffled buzz of excitement swept the Kyneton saleyards yesterday when a useful pen of 350-kilogram Angus steer weaners made the startling money of $825 a head.
FIRE fighters are bracing for 30-deg temperatures and a late wind change as they battle two major fires burning out-of-control. FIRE fighters are bracing for 30-deg temperatures and a late wind change as they battle two major fires burning out-of-control.
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. 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.
MIXED reactions have surfaced from farmers located in the Gippsland regions of Stockdale, Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow, where mineral sands exploration is occurring on private land for zircon and titanium deposits. MIXED reactions have surfaced from farmers located in the Gippsland regions of Stockdale, Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow, where mineral sands exploration is occurring on private land for zircon and titanium deposits.
PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's latest report.
9:32 AM PRICE declines for dairy products have slowed while export volume clearances have soared, according to Rabobank's latest report. | Dairy incomes on the rise  | Gina's Qld dairy push for G20 
FORECASTS suggest Christmas Day will be typically hot in the north, windy in the south, wet in the southeast and dry on the west coast.
7:48 AM FORECASTS suggest Christmas Day will be typically hot in the north, windy in the south, wet in the southeast and dry on the west coast. | Changing climate to hit water...  | El Nino taunts, records tumble 
WOOLWORTHS has been accused of bullying suppliers into paying millions of dollars to fund a discount war, drawing ACCC's attention.
7:12 AM  2 WOOLWORTHS has been accused of bullying suppliers into paying millions of dollars to fund a discount war, drawing ACCC's attention. | Woolworths' baby steps into China  | Humbled Coles admits it did wrong 
A NEW body with a direct line to Queensland Cabinet has been established to tackle the issue of agricultural electricity costs.
4:00 AM A NEW body with a direct line to Queensland Cabinet has been established to tackle the issue of agricultural electricity costs.
RSPCA Australia says it supports the continuation of livestock saleyards, but believes animal welfare standards must be lifted.
4:00 AM  3 RSPCA Australia says it supports the continuation of livestock saleyards, but believes animal welfare standards must be lifted.
DESPITE an early start to the SA weaner selling season, which could affect numbers offered in January, agents remain optimistic prices will hold up.
4:00 AM DESPITE an early start to the SA weaner selling season, which could affect numbers offered in January, agents remain optimistic prices will hold up. | Operation Poach combats stock theft  | Figures help US Simmentals... 
Cattle - Beef
BARNABY Joyce promised the rural debt roundtable would not become a bank bashing exercise but his rhetoric since has escalated.
4:00 AM  6 BARNABY Joyce promised the rural debt roundtable would not become a bank bashing exercise but his rhetoric since has escalated. | Banks calm foreclosure furore  | 'No need for ­moratorium', say... 
WITH falls of up to 150mm in the past 10 days, Christmas has come early for many Queensland summer croppers keen to get planting.
4:00 AM WITH falls of up to 150mm in the past 10 days, Christmas has come early for many Queensland summer croppers keen to get planting.  | Rain a shot in the arm for fodder  | Canola pricing mystery 
A HIGH-LEVEL review of wool selling is unlikely to conclude that
everything is 'hunky-dory' with the open-cry auction system.
4:00 AM  1 A HIGH-LEVEL review of wool selling is unlikely to conclude that everything is 'hunky-dory' with the open-cry auction system. | Sheepmeat rosy, but not wool:...  | Wool excellence celebrated in style 
Sheep - Wool
GRAIN rail lines must be viable to remain open was the clear message delivered by Premier Colin Barnett during a tour of the Wheatbelt last weekend.
Mr Barnett embarked on a visit to the northern Wheatbelt last Friday and Saturday and discussed the Miling Tier 2 rail line with Miling grain growers at a community meeting.
The future of the Miling to Toodyay Tier 2 line is unclear as the arbitrati
3:00 AM GRAIN rail lines must be viable to remain open was the clear message delivered by Premier Colin Barnett during a tour of the Wheatbelt last weekend. Mr Barnett embarked on a visit to...
BARNABY Joyce is delighted at the early start of the Japan-Australia trade deal, and a new plan for livestock exports to Lebanon.
12:01 AM BARNABY Joyce is delighted at the early start of the Japan-Australia trade deal, and a new plan for livestock exports to Lebanon. | Aussie cattle on a Thai beef roll  | Top-dollar Wagyu stars revealed 
BEEF Australia 2015 is searching for the best, ready-to-eat, street-food style beef dish to serve as Beef Australia’s Signature Dish.
17 Dec 14  1 BEEF Australia 2015 is searching for the best, ready-to-eat, street-food style beef dish to serve as Beef Australia’s Signature Dish. | Nominations open for Beef Aus 2015  | Aussie cattle on a Thai beef roll 
Cattle - Beef
NATIONAL lamb supply, as reported by MLA's National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) eased 2 per cent week-on-week.
17 Dec 14 NATIONAL lamb supply, as reported by MLA's National Livestock Reporting Service (NLRS) eased 2 per cent week-on-week. | Sheepmeat rosy, but not wool:...  | Woolgrowers get to grips with IT 
WITH good rain recorded on the east coast last week, national saleyard throughput so far this week decreased 10pc week-on-week.
17 Dec 14 WITH good rain recorded on the east coast last week, national saleyard throughput so far this week decreased 10pc week-on-week. | Top-dollar Wagyu stars revealed  | Aussie cattle on a Thai beef roll 
Cattle - Beef
RETAIL heavyweight Woolworths has made its first land grab, as it rolls out its new convenience store strategy in Melbourne.
17 Dec 14 RETAIL heavyweight Woolworths has made its first land grab, as it rolls out its new convenience store strategy in Melbourne. | Investors' hard questions for...  | Woolworths must prove it can... 
BUSHFIRES have continued to burn across north-east Victoria for another day, affecting rural and residential areas.
17 Dec 14 BUSHFIRES have continued to burn across north-east Victoria for another day, affecting rural and residential areas.
SENATOR Richard Colbeck welcomed an announcement that Coles will take full responsibility for unconscionable conduct.
17 Dec 14  1 SENATOR Richard Colbeck welcomed an announcement that Coles will take full responsibility for unconscionable conduct. | Humbled Coles admits it did wrong  | Coles, ACCC to settle supplier case 
AFTER a difficult 18 months dealing with pricing wars and trade deals, Australian dairy farmers will welcome a report on income increases.
17 Dec 14  1 AFTER a difficult 18 months dealing with pricing wars and trade deals, Australian dairy farmers will welcome a report on income increases. | China signs $400m NZ dairy deal  | Raw milk recalled 
JOE Hockey has blamed frustrations with passing legislation in the Senate for the deteriorating budget position since May.
17 Dec 14  2 JOE Hockey has blamed frustrations with passing legislation in the Senate for the deteriorating budget position since May. | Weaker commodities undermine budget  | No Hockey goal in MYEFO 
CORPORATE Australia would do well to study the way supermarket giant Coles handled explosive allegations of
17 Dec 14  1 CORPORATE Australia would do well to study the way supermarket giant Coles handled explosive allegations of "unconscionable conduct". | Coles, ACCC to settle supplier case  | Code for cracking supermarket power 
IN spite of a lack of fundamental news, grain prices have rallied sharply over the past week.
17 Dec 14  7 IN spite of a lack of fundamental news, grain prices have rallied sharply over the past week. | Aussie wheat undervalued  | Canola pricing mystery 
A VICTORIAN fruit grading equipment manufacturer has been awarded the 2014 Australian Exporter of the Year Award.
17 Dec 14  1 A VICTORIAN fruit grading equipment manufacturer has been awarded the 2014 Australian Exporter of the Year Award. | Hort Centre of Excellence in...  | Fancy a nectacot? 
THE Antarctica2 crew driving a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole are on their way home after reaching their destination.
17 Dec 14 THE Antarctica2 crew driving a Massey Ferguson tractor to the South Pole are on their way home after reaching their destination. | Massey's massive Pole push  | Kuhn's twin win at EIMA awards 
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One final untruth of yours to correct, Frank. You are not safer outside of the cities. The rate
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Yes Frank, peace loving. Some facts. In the US, the rate of gun deaths is 10 people per 100k.
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You are a very imaginative reader, aren't you Cam, to be able to interpret all that from my
ANOTHER warning about the misuse of poppies has been issued by Tasmanian growers, after the theft of a small number of heads, or capsules, in the south of the state.16 Dec 14 ANOTHER warning about the misuse of poppies has been issued by Tasmanian growers, after the theft of a small number...
FARMERS in the Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow district - still recovering from this year’s bushfires and last year’s floods - are protesting against mineral sands exploration for zircon and titanium deposits on private land.10 Dec 14 FARMERS in the Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow district - still recovering from this year’s bushfires and...