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THE new National Vendor Declaration (NVD) forms – issued nearly 12 months ago – are causing headaches for farmers, agents and industry, as the deadline looms for the forms to be actively used.
THE new National Vendor Declaration (NVD) forms – issued nearly 12 months ago – are causing headaches for farmers, agents and industry, as the deadline looms for the forms to be actively used.
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PAKENHAM agents advertised a small offering 850 head for their fortnightly store cattle market yesterday, with prices fetching a high of $1140 a head for Angus steers. PAKENHAM agents advertised a small offering 850 head for their fortnightly store cattle market yesterday, with prices fetching a high of $1140 a head for Angus steers.
'PRECIOUS cargo' would be one way to describe a bale of wool that boarded a jet bound for Italy last week. 'PRECIOUS cargo' would be one way to describe a bale of wool that boarded a jet bound for Italy last week.
A FEATURE display of pregnancy tested in-calf (PTIC) Angus heifers made $1150-$1230 a head at Kyneton’s monthly store cattle yesterday, where 700 head were offered keen local and feedlot inquiry. A FEATURE display of pregnancy tested in-calf (PTIC) Angus heifers made $1150-$1230 a head at Kyneton’s monthly store cattle yesterday, where 700 head were offered keen local and feedlot inquiry.
THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer, effective from April 2015. THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer, effective from April 2015.
THIRTY sheep killed by wild dogs and dingoes in 10 days has farmer Peter Waterhouse patrolling his East Maya wheat and sheep property with a shotgun at dawn and dusk each day.
22 Jan 15  5 THIRTY sheep killed by wild dogs and dingoes in 10 days has farmer Peter Waterhouse patrolling his East Maya wheat and sheep property with a shotgun at dawn and dusk each day.
THE government’s long-awaited review of the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) has been released today.
21 Jan 15  22 THE government’s long-awaited review of the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) has been released today.
PRICES at the final weaners sale at the existing Wodonga saleyards were still quite buoyant today.
Independent agents at the All Breed sale had a good yarding of 2509 cattle, both steers and heifers.
16 Jan 15 PRICES at the final weaners sale at the existing Wodonga saleyards were still quite buoyant today. Independent agents at the All Breed sale had a good yarding of 2509 cattle, both...
CATTLE breeders seeking superior female genetics locked horns and chased Angus heifer prices to a record high of 294c/kg lwt at the Hamilton weaner sales today.
15 Jan 15 CATTLE breeders seeking superior female genetics locked horns and chased Angus heifer prices to a record high of 294c/kg lwt at the Hamilton weaner sales today.
In an exceptional sale, yearling steers sold to $1245 and consignment of Hereford steers averaged $1099.
15 Jan 15 In an exceptional sale, yearling steers sold to $1245 and consignment of Hereford steers averaged $1099.
RACHEL McGlashan has a hankering for Peking duck pancakes, so she takes her daughters to the poultry pen and selects a duck.
14 Jan 15 RACHEL McGlashan has a hankering for Peking duck pancakes, so she takes her daughters to the poultry pen and selects a duck. | Human story behind piggery case 
COMPETITION remained hot on the second day of Wodonga's weaner sales, with welcome rain spurring buyers to maintain high prices.
09 Jan 15  1 COMPETITION remained hot on the second day of Wodonga's weaner sales, with welcome rain spurring buyers to maintain high prices.
VIDEO: A RED hot market has kicked of the steer portion of the first day of the Wodonga weaner sales.
08 Jan 15 VIDEO: A RED hot market has kicked of the steer portion of the first day of the Wodonga weaner sales. | Interstate buyers lift demand  | Prices up as weaner sales lift-off 
VIDEO: HELEN Leake used to lie awake listening to cattle bellowing as wild dogs attacked calves - the frustration led her to train as a trapper.
08 Jan 15 VIDEO: HELEN Leake used to lie awake listening to cattle bellowing as wild dogs attacked calves - the frustration led her to train as a trapper. | Predators can benefit pasture  | Killing wild dogs may increase... 
BEEF weaners are set to make the long 1800-kilometre haul from the Western District to central Queensland following solid competition from northern Australian buyers in the opening days of Victoria's weaner sales.
08 Jan 15 BEEF weaners are set to make the long 1800-kilometre haul from the Western District to central Queensland following solid competition from northern Australian buyers in the opening days...
REPEAT buyer business delivered expected higher prices to Hereford steer sellers on day three of the Hamilton Independent Agents Hereford weaner sale today.
07 Jan 15 REPEAT buyer business delivered expected higher prices to Hereford steer sellers on day three of the Hamilton Independent Agents Hereford weaner sale today.
A GLOBAL upswing in Thoroughbred prices is likely to drive prices at the Magic ­Millions yearling sale, which starts on Wednesday.
06 Jan 15  2 A GLOBAL upswing in Thoroughbred prices is likely to drive prices at the Magic ­Millions yearling sale, which starts on Wednesday.
WESTERN Queensland MPs have expressed support for the proposal to ringlock more than 8 million hectares and build a 1400km fence to address the wild dog problem.
06 Jan 15  1 WESTERN Queensland MPs have expressed support for the proposal to ringlock more than 8 million hectares and build a 1400km fence to address the wild dog problem.
VIDEO: MLA has produced a tutorial which outlines three key steps to managing climate variability in livestock enterprises.
01 Jan 15 VIDEO: MLA has produced a tutorial which outlines three key steps to managing climate variability in livestock enterprises. | El Nino taunts, records tumble  | Bangladeshi farmers forced inland 
INTRODUCING animal welfare concepts in countries that have significant human welfare challenges has been one of the greatest hurdles in implementing the controversial Export Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS).
29 Dec 14  2 INTRODUCING animal welfare concepts in countries that have significant human welfare challenges has been one of the greatest hurdles in implementing the controversial Export Supply Chain...
PROFITABILITY from a beef breeding operation comes from maximising the number of live calves and kilograms of beef produced per breeding cow per year.
23 Dec 14 PROFITABILITY from a beef breeding operation comes from maximising the number of live calves and kilograms of beef produced per breeding cow per year.
RSPCA Australia says it supports the continuation of livestock saleyards, but believes animal welfare standards must be lifted.
18 Dec 14  4 RSPCA Australia says it supports the continuation of livestock saleyards, but believes animal welfare standards must be lifted.
IN 2002 researchers suggested baiting of wild dogs interfered with packs and could lead to more livestock killings. Now, others agree.
14 Dec 14  7 IN 2002 researchers suggested baiting of wild dogs interfered with packs and could lead to more livestock killings. Now, others agree. | Predators can benefit pasture 
MOST pastoralists consider wild dogs a threat to their profitability, but a group of ecologists is arguing for a different view.
13 Dec 14  8 MOST pastoralists consider wild dogs a threat to their profitability, but a group of ecologists is arguing for a different view.
CONTROVERY has reignited over the failed Wally’s Piggery legal case after a video posted by Animals Australia went viral on social media.
12 Dec 14  3 CONTROVERY has reignited over the failed Wally’s Piggery legal case after a video posted by Animals Australia went viral on social media. | Human story behind piggery case 
THE new State Government will scrap the wild dog bounty but continue aerial baiting to protect wildlife rather than support Victorian agriculture.
11 Dec 14 THE new State Government will scrap the wild dog bounty but continue aerial baiting to protect wildlife rather than support Victorian agriculture.
AUSTRALIAN Angora producers are primed to grow the best mohair in the world following a visit from Italy's biggest spinner.
09 Dec 14 AUSTRALIAN Angora producers are primed to grow the best mohair in the world following a visit from Italy's biggest spinner. | Fresh AMMO: mohair shoots back 
ANIMAL rights activists could forfeit their social licence with the Australian public due to dangerous and illegal protests.
07 Dec 14  5 ANIMAL rights activists could forfeit their social licence with the Australian public due to dangerous and illegal protests. | Human story behind piggery case 
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Typically superficial and simplistic. The WA wheatbelt covers a vast area from north to south to
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Abbott says he will lead the coalition at the next federal election - what a load of bulla.
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what an amusing little article this is. Two pages of how good everything is in the west and then
DRINKERS of raw milk have been left with a bitter taste in their mouths. That's because Victoria Consumer Affairs Minister Jane Garrett ordered a gag-inducing chemical to be poured into all raw milk sold in stores from Sunday, ensuring no one is able to drink it.30 Jan 15 DRINKERS of raw milk have been left with a bitter taste in their mouths. That's because Victoria Consumer Affairs...
THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step down as Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) chief executive officer, effective from April 2015.29 Jan 15 THE second major resignation for the dairy sector in one day has seen Natalie Collard reveal her decision to step...