Top fleece off tough country

BILL Reid was seeking a new superfine ram when he came across Angel fleece several years ago.
BILL Reid was seeking a new superfine ram when he came across Angel fleece several years ago.
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LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift. LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift.
IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week. IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures. THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures.
A PERFECT autumn morning led to strong result at the Myrtleford store sale on Friday.
25 May 15 A PERFECT autumn morning led to strong result at the Myrtleford store sale on Friday.
BENALLA local Ellen Versteegen has taken out the 2015 National Student Award title at the Ag Institute Australia (AIA) National Conference in Brisbane.
25 May 15 BENALLA local Ellen Versteegen has taken out the 2015 National Student Award title at the Ag Institute Australia (AIA) National Conference in Brisbane.
SOUTH Australian buyers on the hunt for feeder and restocker cattle after recent rain - helped to lift prices at Hamilton yesterday.
22 May 15 SOUTH Australian buyers on the hunt for feeder and restocker cattle after recent rain - helped to lift prices at Hamilton yesterday.
THE emphasis of drought assistance was very much on northern NSW and Queensland in last week's budget, but Victoria's farmers will also benefit through funding of the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS), to ensure its service delivery beyond June 30.
22 May 15 THE emphasis of drought assistance was very much on northern NSW and Queensland in last week's budget, but Victoria's farmers will also benefit through funding of the Rural Financial...
GIPPSLAND beef producers Brad and Irene Gale received the prestigious Great Southern Beef Supplier of the Year award at last week's JBS Australia supplier group awards in Melbourne.
21 May 15 GIPPSLAND beef producers Brad and Irene Gale received the prestigious Great Southern Beef Supplier of the Year award at last week's JBS Australia supplier group awards in Melbourne.
WANGARATTA farmer Greg Mirabella said the local Victorian Farmers Federation branch, of which he is president, played a key role in calling for government scrutiny of the processing sector following the buyers' boycott at Barnawartha saleyard in February.
21 May 15 WANGARATTA farmer Greg Mirabella said the local Victorian Farmers Federation branch, of which he is president, played a key role in calling for government scrutiny of the processing...
In only his first year at the top Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) job, Richard Norton has been asked to reflect on what he hopes his legacy will be.
21 May 15 In only his first year at the top Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) job, Richard Norton has been asked to reflect on what he hopes his legacy will be.
THE United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) is calling on Hobart property developer Linear to give a clearer indication of where it stands in regards to its plans to purchase dairy farms throughout the Western District and into south-east South Australia.
21 May 15  2 THE United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) is calling on Hobart property developer Linear to give a clearer indication of where it stands in regards to its plans to purchase dairy farms...
THERE will be sheep galore on display next Tuesday (May 26) at Everton as part of the Ovens Valley wether production trial.
With 35 teams of 2012-drop wethers in the competition, it is the longest-running wether production trial in Victoria, established in 1989.
21 May 15 THERE will be sheep galore on display next Tuesday (May 26) at Everton as part of the Ovens Valley wether production trial. With 35 teams of 2012-drop wethers in the competition, it is...
THE TASMANIAN Government says it has struck a deal with Victoria, to ensure the state will be protected from planned fee rises at the Port of Melbourne.
20 May 15 THE TASMANIAN Government says it has struck a deal with Victoria, to ensure the state will be protected from planned fee rises at the Port of Melbourne.
A 310-HECTARE Gippsland dairy farm has been sold to Chinese investors for more than $8 million
20 May 15 A 310-HECTARE Gippsland dairy farm has been sold to Chinese investors for more than $8 million
THE STATE OPPOSITION claims the government is refusing to commit the proceeds from the sale of the Rural Finance Corporation (RFC) to regional Victorian infrastructure projects.
19 May 15 THE STATE OPPOSITION claims the government is refusing to commit the proceeds from the sale of the Rural Finance Corporation (RFC) to regional Victorian infrastructure projects.
ON THEIR notoriously wet dairy farm in South Gippsland, Tim and Grit Cashin often apply nitrogen generously in the hope that it will last a bit longer in the system - and trigger extra grass growth.
18 May 15 ON THEIR notoriously wet dairy farm in South Gippsland, Tim and Grit Cashin often apply nitrogen generously in the hope that it will last a bit longer in the system - and trigger extra...
THE TASMANIAN Government has launched a new project, it claims should push up farm productivity and create jobs across the state.
15 May 15 THE TASMANIAN Government has launched a new project, it claims should push up farm productivity and create jobs across the state.
TONY Abbott says the Vic government is “ripping off” Tasmanian exporters by allowing a massive increase in charges at the Port of Melbourne.
14 May 15 TONY Abbott says the Vic government is “ripping off” Tasmanian exporters by allowing a massive increase in charges at the Port of Melbourne. | DP World risks Melbourne port sale  | Talk to shippers: Tas Gov't 
GROWN steers and heifers made similar money at Friday's store cattle sale at Bairnsdale.
14 May 15 GROWN steers and heifers made similar money at Friday's store cattle sale at Bairnsdale.
VICTORIA's peak farmer group has today welcomed the Victorian Government's commitment to invest in the next generation of food and fibre producers.
14 May 15 VICTORIA's peak farmer group has today welcomed the Victorian Government's commitment to invest in the next generation of food and fibre producers.
The only dairy farming company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has entered conditional agreements to buy three more farms in the state’s South West, which will double its milk production capabilities.
14 May 15 The only dairy farming company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has entered conditional agreements to buy three more farms in the state’s South West, which will double...
A 62-year-old Tooan farmer has been convicted of 53 counts of animal cruelty after pleading guilty at Hamilton Magistrates’ Court earlier this month.
14 May 15 A 62-year-old Tooan farmer has been convicted of 53 counts of animal cruelty after pleading guilty at Hamilton Magistrates’ Court earlier this month.
SOUTH of Deloraine, Tasmania, up to 1000 head of cattle are run on what, to all intents and purposes, is a typical dairy farm.
14 May 15 SOUTH of Deloraine, Tasmania, up to 1000 head of cattle are run on what, to all intents and purposes, is a typical dairy farm.
A HAMILTON district woolgrower has been the latest producer to achieve 1PP classification, seen as the
14 May 15 A HAMILTON district woolgrower has been the latest producer to achieve 1PP classification, seen as the "best of the best" by buyers from the Australian Wool Exchange.
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THE Tasmanian Government's latest move to put feral and stray cat management on a firmer footing has been welcomed by farmers and a leading proponent of tighter controls.
14 May 15 THE Tasmanian Government's latest move to put feral and stray cat management on a firmer footing has been welcomed by farmers and a leading proponent of tighter controls.
SOPHIE Mirabella has officially started her battle to re-enter Parliament.
11 May 15  3 SOPHIE Mirabella has officially started her battle to re-enter Parliament.
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What this incident really shows is the bloody great gaping holes in Australia's customs and
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The RSPCA is a disgrace, on one hand making out it cares about animals and on the other
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Logic, have you read the article? Did you notice the paragraph in which Dr Vertessy states that
BENALLA local Ellen Versteegen has taken out the 2015 National Student Award title at the Ag Institute Australia (AIA) National Conference in Brisbane.25 May 15 BENALLA local Ellen Versteegen has taken out the 2015 National Student Award title at the Ag Institute Australia...
THE TASMANIAN Government has launched a new project, it claims should push up farm productivity and create jobs across the state.15 May 15 THE TASMANIAN Government has launched a new project, it claims should push up farm productivity and create jobs...