Skier's baa-rmy rescue mission

A SNOWBALLING sheep will become the stuff of legend for semi-professional skier Pete Oswald in New Zealand.
A SNOWBALLING sheep will become the stuff of legend for semi-professional skier Pete Oswald in New Zealand.
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NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas. NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas.
WERNETH producer Troy Keating says adding White Suffolks lambs to his mixed-farming enterprise has helped to boost the operation's bottom line. WERNETH producer Troy Keating says adding White Suffolks lambs to his mixed-farming enterprise has helped to boost the operation's bottom line.
INSIDE a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note. INSIDE a small white house, surrounded by bright yellow fields of canola, police found a short, scribbled note.
COUNTRY kids are punching well above their weight in the big city. COUNTRY kids are punching well above their weight in the big city.
VIDEO: SOUTHERN grain growers could maximise returns this harvest by simply raising the height of their header’s cutter bar.
4:00 AM VIDEO: SOUTHERN grain growers could maximise returns this harvest by simply raising the height of their header’s cutter bar.
WPA has given the wool industry a far from glowing annual report, with lacklustre prospects for superfine and wild dogs both major concerns.
4:00 AM WPA has given the wool industry a far from glowing annual report, with lacklustre prospects for superfine and wild dogs both major concerns. | Superfine hangs in the balance  | Wool fails to rally 
THE good news for farmers contemplating subsoil manuring is that it works, the bad news is that it's expensive.
4:00 AM THE good news for farmers contemplating subsoil manuring is that it works, the bad news is that it's expensive. | Sowing seeds of long-term success  | Pre-crop practices key to water... 
FOR years Pip Job has worked to ensure farm families – her own included – leave a positive footprint on their land.
4:00 AM FOR years Pip Job has worked to ensure farm families – her own included – leave a positive footprint on their land.
SENATOR Barry O’Sullivan says there’s a false belief that debt mitigation or rain will simply restore producers’ fortunes.
4:00 AM SENATOR Barry O’Sullivan says there’s a false belief that debt mitigation or rain will simply restore producers’ fortunes. | Rural debt stoush heats up  | Witnessing rural debt crisis... 
THE most recent fodder prices, according to Dairy Australia, were mixed across the reported regions in comparison to last year.
16 Sep 14 THE most recent fodder prices, according to Dairy Australia, were mixed across the reported regions in comparison to last year. | Water-borne feed helps drought...  | Welfare 'myths' damaging ag 
AN international protein processor with strong links to Australia has taken a swag of awards at London's Great Taste Awards.
16 Sep 14 AN international protein processor with strong links to Australia has taken a swag of awards at London's Great Taste Awards. | Acton beef mentoring program open 
Cattle - Beef
MANY food producers seek contracts with supermarket chains, but this company has a $50m business without their help.
16 Sep 14 MANY food producers seek contracts with supermarket chains, but this company has a $50m business without their help. | Little guys take on Woolies and...  | Best prices still Woolies' 'key... 
THE dairy industry expects to remain at a price disadvantage to New Zealand even after an FTA with China is implemented.
16 Sep 14 THE dairy industry expects to remain at a price disadvantage to New Zealand even after an FTA with China is implemented. | Beef productivity on China's menu  | Norco milks fresh China deal 
BARNABY Joyce has arrived in China with a clear message:  Australian agricultural imports ahould give no anxiety to local farmers.
16 Sep 14  2 BARNABY Joyce has arrived in China with a clear message: Australian agricultural imports ahould give no anxiety to local farmers. | Beef productivity on China's menu  | Grassfed Senate report could be... 
Cattle - Beef
IN less than 12 weeks, Penny Schulz’s vision for a national dairy challenge event will become a reality.
16 Sep 14 IN less than 12 weeks, Penny Schulz’s vision for a national dairy challenge event will become a reality.
IT’S not the size of the farm that counts – it’s what you do with it.
That’s the message from Tasmania's Rural Woman of the Year Annette Reed.
16 Sep 14 IT’S not the size of the farm that counts – it’s what you do with it. That’s the message from Tasmania's Rural Woman of the Year Annette Reed.
ALLIED health workers are breaking the service deficit in the bush, so says this week's National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals.
16 Sep 14 ALLIED health workers are breaking the service deficit in the bush, so says this week's National Conference for Rural and Remote Allied Health Professionals.  | CWA ticked off about Lyme disease  | After-hours healthcare on the table 
THE international research community is showing interest in a new Australian sheep wellbeing program that predicts which animals in a flock may be at risk.
16 Sep 14 THE international research community is showing interest in a new Australian sheep wellbeing program that predicts which animals in a flock may be at risk. | Capturing 'Secret Merino Business'  | ESCAS exemption touted for... 
A SCIENCE project with tangible benefits for Australian grain farmers received the 2014 Department of Agriculture Landcare Eureka Prize.
16 Sep 14 A SCIENCE project with tangible benefits for Australian grain farmers received the 2014 Department of Agriculture Landcare Eureka Prize. | Biggest wheat state comes a cropper  | Glypho resistance discovery in CQ 
WHEN Keith and Bev Lacey bought the property they had managed for 23 years in 1999, they realised they needed something to round out their Droughtmaster/Brahman herd.
16 Sep 14 WHEN Keith and Bev Lacey bought the property they had managed for 23 years in 1999, they realised they needed something to round out their Droughtmaster/Brahman herd.
Cattle - Beef
STARTING a sheep stud with no prior knowledge of ovines would be a difficult task for most - but the decision to diversify into Dorpers has paid off for Lindsay and Kaye Knight, Meridian View, Merbein West, Vic.
16 Sep 14 STARTING a sheep stud with no prior knowledge of ovines would be a difficult task for most - but the decision to diversify into Dorpers has paid off for Lindsay and Kaye Knight, Meridian... | Casper highlights Aust White...  | Red Rock on top in clean sweep 
TWO wind turbines spinning near Daylesford are providing enough electricity to power about 2000 homes, but that's little comfort to the 2000 'mum and dad' investors who built them.
16 Sep 14  14 TWO wind turbines spinning near Daylesford are providing enough electricity to power about 2000 homes, but that's little comfort to the 2000 'mum and dad' investors who built them. | Slashing RET 'devastating'  | Renewable energy target to... 
AUSTRALIAN beef productivity will have to increase six-fold during the next 20 years if we are to keep pace with our current market-leading position in China.
16 Sep 14  4 AUSTRALIAN beef productivity will have to increase six-fold during the next 20 years if we are to keep pace with our current market-leading position in China.  | A bull run for beef  | Serving China's five-star... 
Cattle - Beef
SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
16 Sep 14  6 SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. | Golden glow fades for canola 
PROMINENT Australian wool industry figures Charlie Massy and Warwick Rolfe will be the guest speakers at Glenwood Merinos Open Day next week.
15 Sep 14 PROMINENT Australian wool industry figures Charlie Massy and Warwick Rolfe will be the guest speakers at Glenwood Merinos Open Day next week. | Capturing 'Secret Merino Business'  | Superfine hangs in the balance 
EVEN if Black Caviar's first foal never strides around a race track, the filly could still be worth millions.
15 Sep 14 EVEN if Black Caviar's first foal never strides around a race track, the filly could still be worth millions.
ELDERS has locked in $10.2m in the first stage of an equity raising offer get $57m on its books to help further slash debt and fund growth.
15 Sep 14  1 ELDERS has locked in $10.2m in the first stage of an equity raising offer get $57m on its books to help further slash debt and fund growth. | Teys buys Elders feedlot  | Elders' strategic direction 
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Wild Turkey, why don't you breath in a lot of CO2 if its so good? Since when do plants use
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I wonder if Rural Press were charging by the character to comment whether any of you would be
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Bushie is having karma HM he has been laying the boot into everyone for years.
FIRST-time buyers, GA Varco & Elgin Pastoral of Millicent, South Australia, took home the $4200 top-priced ram at the successful Hannaton ram sale at Kaniva last Monday.
15 Sep 14 FIRST-time buyers, GA Varco & Elgin Pastoral of Millicent, South Australia, took home the $4200 top-priced ram at...
12 Sep 14 A THREAT by Flinders Island's main shipping provider to suspend services by the end of the month affects the entire Tasmanian economy, the island's mayor says.