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A SHORTER trading week has seen both cattle and sheep yardings ease across selling centres.
A SHORTER trading week has seen both cattle and sheep yardings ease across selling centres.
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AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations. AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement. FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement.
MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found. MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found.
HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia. HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia.
THE Australian pork industry’s transition from sow stalls to group housing sows is now virtually a “done deal”.
4:00 AM THE Australian pork industry’s transition from sow stalls to group housing sows is now virtually a “done deal”. | Imports to hit pig prices  | Pork battling uneven playing field 
SHEEPMEAT and beef sales boomed in China in 2013 - mutton rising 254 per cent to 57,888 tonnes.
21 Apr 14  2 SHEEPMEAT and beef sales boomed in China in 2013 - mutton rising 254 per cent to 57,888 tonnes. | China to blame for wool's slide  | Forward-selling could reduce... 
AUTO steer and variable rate application of inputs are becoming common place in cropping but the livestock industry is not left behind.
20 Apr 14 AUTO steer and variable rate application of inputs are becoming common place in cropping but the livestock industry is not left behind. | Summer grasses hold feed-gap value  | Nutrient ratio all about balance 
MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock.
17 Apr 14  1 MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock. | Live export investigation underway  | Wilkie claims 'misleading': ALEC 
MORVEN has moved to the front line of the wild dog war with a new 1.8 metre-high fence around 50 properties.
17 Apr 14  2 MORVEN has moved to the front line of the wild dog war with a new 1.8 metre-high fence around 50 properties.
AN investigation into allegations of criminal misconduct within the live export trade is underway.
15 Apr 14  5 AN investigation into allegations of criminal misconduct within the live export trade is underway.
CHANGES to the ESCAS system will be pushed by Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce after his visit last week to the Middle East.
14 Apr 14  9 CHANGES to the ESCAS system will be pushed by Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce after his visit last week to the Middle East. | Live ex industry 'committed to...  | Greens 'attacking ag': Joyce 
LIVE export still has a long way to go to build social licence but the industry is firmly committed to animal welfare, says ALEC chief Alison Penfold.
12 Apr 14  8 LIVE export still has a long way to go to build social licence but the industry is firmly committed to animal welfare, says ALEC chief Alison Penfold. | Greens 'attack' short on facts  | All guns blazing on live ex 
AN AMBITIOUS plan to build a major regional cattle selling centre that will engulf the State's South West markets is underway.
10 Apr 14  1 AN AMBITIOUS plan to build a major regional cattle selling centre that will engulf the State's South West markets is underway.
IT’S not a sheep, and it’s not a goat. Meet the geep – a rare hybrid ovine bred in Ireland from a sheep and goat.
09 Apr 14 IT’S not a sheep, and it’s not a goat. Meet the geep – a rare hybrid ovine bred in Ireland from a sheep and goat. | Trust Me: Lowline makes US$85,000  | Gerald’s third Angaston hogget win 
THERE was strong demand for early calving cows at the Moraine Jerseys complete dispersal sale at the Warrnambool Livestock Selling Centre on Monday where 162 of 188 Jerseys sold to $3500.
08 Apr 14 THERE was strong demand for early calving cows at the Moraine Jerseys complete dispersal sale at the Warrnambool Livestock Selling Centre on Monday where 162 of 188 Jerseys sold to $3500.
EXPECTATIONS were high prior to the Euroa store cattle sale last Friday, a good crowd was building and there were several B-double trucks already in the carpark before the sale.
06 Apr 14 EXPECTATIONS were high prior to the Euroa store cattle sale last Friday, a good crowd was building and there were several B-double trucks already in the carpark before the sale. | Ballarat push for saleyard success  | Colac's big buoy hits $1015 
A SOGGY week of weaner sales across the State has spurred on restockers and feedlots to pay more than 200 cents a kilogram (liveweight) for most lines of stock in reasonable condition.
03 Apr 14 A SOGGY week of weaner sales across the State has spurred on restockers and feedlots to pay more than 200 cents a kilogram (liveweight) for most lines of stock in reasonable condition.
BUYING was strong at the Paringa bull sale on Tuesday, with Tom and Olivia Lawson selling 54 of 60 Charolais and Stabilizer bulls offered.
02 Apr 14  1 BUYING was strong at the Paringa bull sale on Tuesday, with Tom and Olivia Lawson selling 54 of 60 Charolais and Stabilizer bulls offered. | Alpine Angus bulls to $9000  | Witherswood Angus sale boosted... 
AUSTRALIAN Pork Ltd's new strategic plan includes a renewed focus on export markets.
01 Apr 14 AUSTRALIAN Pork Ltd's new strategic plan includes a renewed focus on export markets. | Feed boost lifts piglet litter... 
A TIMELY autumn break and the first green shoots of the season boosted buyer confidence at Warrnambool's monthly store sale on Friday.
31 Mar 14 A TIMELY autumn break and the first green shoots of the season boosted buyer confidence at Warrnambool's monthly store sale on Friday.
THE underlying drivers of the live export trade are stronger than ever, Steve Meerwald told the Better Beef conference held in Albany, WA.
28 Mar 14 THE underlying drivers of the live export trade are stronger than ever, Steve Meerwald told the Better Beef conference held in Albany, WA.
AN earlier date for the Thomson River Bull Classic should improve prospects for the vendors who have moved their sale date forward to April 11.
27 Mar 14 AN earlier date for the Thomson River Bull Classic should improve prospects for the vendors who have moved their sale date forward to April 11.
CENTRAL Victoria Livestock Exchange (CVLX) managing agent Regional Infrastructure has sliced $11 million off the budget of the proposed new Ballarat saleyards.
27 Mar 14 CENTRAL Victoria Livestock Exchange (CVLX) managing agent Regional Infrastructure has sliced $11 million off the budget of the proposed new Ballarat saleyards.
WIDESPREAD falls of at least 40mm across the Northern Rivers will likely trigger a flurry of winter pasture planting on both dairy and beef farms.
26 Mar 14 WIDESPREAD falls of at least 40mm across the Northern Rivers will likely trigger a flurry of winter pasture planting on both dairy and beef farms. | Weekend rain and more to come  | Rain hasn't broken big dry's grip 
A GREENS bill to ban live animal exports will be reintroduced this week as the party ramps up calls to replace live ex with boxed trade.
24 Mar 14  12 A GREENS bill to ban live animal exports will be reintroduced this week as the party ramps up calls to replace live ex with boxed trade. | Live ex trade to Egypt reopens  | Egypt cruelty findings due soon 
QUALITY bulls sold to $9000 and averaged $4448 during the Webb Black Simmental and SimAngus annual auction at Glenburn today (Friday).
21 Mar 14 QUALITY bulls sold to $9000 and averaged $4448 during the Webb Black Simmental and SimAngus annual auction at Glenburn today (Friday). | Yearling makes $36,000 at Lawsons  | Jarobee bulls to $3000 
A heated bidding war between a South Australian buyer and Chinese representative Carpenter International over yearling bull Paringa Judd pushed prices to $36,000 at Lawsons Angus' on-farm production sale at Glenburn on Friday.
21 Mar 14  1 A heated bidding war between a South Australian buyer and Chinese representative Carpenter International over yearling bull Paringa Judd pushed prices to $36,000 at Lawsons Angus'... | Jarobee bulls to $3000  | Average lifts at Rangan 
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Sorry Chops, but the reality is already here, we have been relegated to a nation of price takers
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I am in Dubai at the moment staggered by the price for Australian beef at any one of hundreds
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Rob an underpinning principle of a spot market that needs to be embedded is that the producers
FARMERS from the Central Highlands region had their say at an information meeting held yesterday to promote Victoria’s world-class food and fibre industries and making sure farmers benefit from the growth opportunities in agriculture.23 Apr 14 FARMERS from the Central Highlands region had their say at an information meeting held yesterday to promote...
Alister Purbrick from Nagambie will be recognised at the prestigious Parade of Champions at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show.
17 Apr 14 Alister Purbrick from Nagambie will be recognised at the prestigious Parade of Champions at this year’s Sydney Royal...