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Colac sale hits $805 under new saleyard roof

VICTORIA’S freezing winter weather today was not enough to chill the excitement of the official Colac saleyard’s new $1million roof opening that coincided with the winter store sale.
VICTORIA’S freezing winter weather today was not enough to chill the excitement of the official Colac saleyard’s new $1million roof opening that coincided with the winter store sale.
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HEAVIER steers topped at $900 a head at the Euroa store cattle sale this afternoon. HEAVIER steers topped at $900 a head at the Euroa store cattle sale this afternoon.
AN ONLINE food network is hoping to shift the balance of power away from Australia's supermarket duopoly but needs $100,000 from a crowd-funded project to launch the scheme nation-wide. AN ONLINE food network is hoping to shift the balance of power away from Australia's supermarket duopoly but needs $100,000 from a crowd-funded project to launch the scheme nation-wide.
AUSTRALIAN Lamb Group's decision to indefinitely suspend trade to Russia has been met with industry caution. AUSTRALIAN Lamb Group's decision to indefinitely suspend trade to Russia has been met with industry caution.
THE prospect of farmers making one annual payment towards a single, strong farm advocacy voice is a possibility. THE prospect of farmers making one annual payment towards a single, strong farm advocacy voice is a possibility.
DAYS after Woolworths was spruiking the
3:30 PM DAYS after Woolworths was spruiking the "success" of its controversial Jamie Oliver campaign, they're under fire again.  | Growers 'squeezed' for Woolies'...  | Veg growers lobby Jamie Oliver 
WOOLWORTHS has withdrawn blocks of Homebrand tasty cheese from shelves nationwide after a safety pin was found buried in the product.
3:15 PM WOOLWORTHS has withdrawn blocks of Homebrand tasty cheese from shelves nationwide after a safety pin was found buried in the product.
THE office of Ricky Muir has imploded after the novice senator sacked his chief of staff, Glenn Druery.
12:30 PM THE office of Ricky Muir has imploded after the novice senator sacked his chief of staff, Glenn Druery. | Ag levy review 'overdue'  | Levy stoush ramps up 
ONE of the most common questions Australians ask about CSG is whether the gas wells leak – and if so, how much?
12:00 PM ONE of the most common questions Australians ask about CSG is whether the gas wells leak – and if so, how much? | More cash not the issue in gas...  | Dealing with CSG on livestock... 
THE Australian beef industry needs to accelerate its shift away from being a commodity producer to a specialist.
11:39 AM  8 THE Australian beef industry needs to accelerate its shift away from being a commodity producer to a specialist.
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PREMIER Campbell Newman has an ambitious target to double the regional population of Queensland by 2044.
10:44 AM  1 PREMIER Campbell Newman has an ambitious target to double the regional population of Queensland by 2044. | Moree to Broome - on a postie bike 
TWO new Austrade investment specialists will add to Australia’s foreign investment capacity in agribusiness and food, says the Trade Minister.
9:48 AM  1 TWO new Austrade investment specialists will add to Australia’s foreign investment capacity in agribusiness and food, says the Trade Minister. | Australia pays more for trade...  | Robb defends Japan trade deal 
WOOLWORTHS plans to open an office in Thailand to directly manage sourcing of general merchandise and groceries in a bid to reduce costs and improve quality and delivery times.
9:30 AM WOOLWORTHS plans to open an office in Thailand to directly manage sourcing of general merchandise and groceries in a bid to reduce costs and improve quality and delivery times. | Flavour fizzes in dairy war  | Farmer co-ops add 'muscle' 
THE record for monthly beef exports will be set higher again in July, with exports for the month likely to surpass May's big volumes.
7:32 AM  4 THE record for monthly beef exports will be set higher again in July, with exports for the month likely to surpass May's big volumes. | Organic beef on forum's plate  | Broad outlook for beef is positive 
Cattle - Beef
AUSTRALIA'S agricultural business needs to market itself as one brand rather than increase scale, says billionaire Andrew Forrest.
6:38 AM  24 AUSTRALIA'S agricultural business needs to market itself as one brand rather than increase scale, says billionaire Andrew Forrest. | All change! Unified farm...  | Northern cattlemen drive rural... 
CELEBRITY chefs joined producers telling the story of where their beef comes from at Brisbane’s Regional Flavours festival.
4:00 AM CELEBRITY chefs joined producers telling the story of where their beef comes from at Brisbane’s Regional Flavours festival. | Aus beef's Dutch champion  | Selling the sustainable story 
Cattle - Beef
THE grains sector won't feel the full impact of the current geopolitical crisis in Ukraine and Russia until next year.
4:00 AM THE grains sector won't feel the full impact of the current geopolitical crisis in Ukraine and Russia until next year. | Wheat outlook more upbeat: NAB  | Pulse prices a ray of sunshine 
LION'S milk business is fast becoming 'flavoured' as the industry giant rebuilds its reputation and tackles rival Coca-Cola Amatil.
4:00 AM LION'S milk business is fast becoming 'flavoured' as the industry giant rebuilds its reputation and tackles rival Coca-Cola Amatil.  | Down, down goes milk value  | Fonterra drops NZ farmgate milk... 
THE northern beef industry is honeycombed by debt and lack of profitability according to NABRC chairman Ralph Shannon.
4:00 AM  2 THE northern beef industry is honeycombed by debt and lack of profitability according to NABRC chairman Ralph Shannon. | Northern cattlemen drive rural...  | Report values live ex industry 
Cattle - Beef
KIMBERLEY Agricultural Investment (KAI) plans to build a bustling import/export port in Northern Australia, overcoming the huge freight costs which are holding back the region's trade growth.
4:00 AM KIMBERLEY Agricultural Investment (KAI) plans to build a bustling import/export port in Northern Australia, overcoming the huge freight costs which are holding back the region's trade...
THE alleged murder of an Office of Environment and Heritage employee near Moree could spark an overhaul of safety procedures for government workers.
31 Jul 14 THE alleged murder of an Office of Environment and Heritage employee near Moree could spark an overhaul of safety procedures for government workers.
A NEW MLA guide provides information to producers regarding coal seam gas operations on livestock properties.
31 Jul 14  2 A NEW MLA guide provides information to producers regarding coal seam gas operations on livestock properties.  | A proactive management plan  | More cash not the issue in gas... 
ANDREW Forrest's vision to build on the Australian-Chinese relationship took another step this morning.
31 Jul 14  2 ANDREW Forrest's vision to build on the Australian-Chinese relationship took another step this morning.
CONSIDERABLE canola crop losses in the southern region have led to the emergency funding package of $315,000.
31 Jul 14 CONSIDERABLE canola crop losses in the southern region have led to the emergency funding package of $315,000. | Canola virus raises alarm  | Bees hit in canola virus fight 
AUSTRALIA'S obsession with building new roads at the expense of rail ­networks is harming the country's international competitiveness.
31 Jul 14  2 AUSTRALIA'S obsession with building new roads at the expense of rail ­networks is harming the country's international competitiveness. | North's 20-year investment 'window'  | GrainCorp's $200m country upgrade 
WOOLWORTHS is fighting back against arch rival Coles's moves into the financial services sector by securing a new trademark for its Woolworths Money brand.
31 Jul 14 WOOLWORTHS is fighting back against arch rival Coles's moves into the financial services sector by securing a new trademark for its Woolworths Money brand. | Coles: banking on your cash  | Woolies moves into finance 
NEW ZEALAND dairy farmers should trim the fat and pay close attention to farm costs this season after Fonterra cut its forecast milk price on Tuesday, DairyNZ says.
31 Jul 14 NEW ZEALAND dairy farmers should trim the fat and pay close attention to farm costs this season after Fonterra cut its forecast milk price on Tuesday, DairyNZ says. | NZ dairy exporters battle dollar  | Aus needs dairy boost: McKinsey 
FORMER Victorian premier Jeff Kennett backed the Business Council of Australia's call for an industry policy that promotes specific industries, such as agriculture, a plan criticised as a
31 Jul 14 FORMER Victorian premier Jeff Kennett backed the Business Council of Australia's call for an industry policy that promotes specific industries, such as agriculture, a plan criticised as... | Ag's place in global food waste  | Investors want slice of chicken 
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Advise us on CSG, they can't even advise on beef. First thing to do is ask the CSG CO to pay for
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I 100% agree Bushie, there is no place for "ignorant and proud", particularly in the
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When are our governments going to make provision for Australians to invest in our own country?
AN ONLINE food network is hoping to shift the balance of power away from Australia's supermarket duopoly but needs $100,000 from a crowd-funded project to launch the scheme nation-wide.31 Jul 14 AN ONLINE food network is hoping to shift the balance of power away from Australia's supermarket duopoly but needs...
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...