Major players push Hamilton to 228c/kg

SOUTHERN Australia’s major feedlot buyers turned out in force at today’s Kerr & Co annual feature spring cattle sale where solid prices sold to 228cents per kilogram.
SOUTHERN Australia’s major feedlot buyers turned out in force at today’s Kerr & Co annual feature spring cattle sale where solid prices sold to 228cents per kilogram.
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A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
A RECENT outbreak of the fatal tick-borne cattle disease Theileriosis in a beef herd near Millicent in South Australia means Tasmania is now the only Australian State not affected.
4:00 AM A RECENT outbreak of the fatal tick-borne cattle disease Theileriosis in a beef herd near Millicent in South Australia means Tasmania is now the only Australian State not affected.
A NEW top-price record for a composite was set at last week's Cashmore Oaklea sale in Hamilton, where an elite performance maternal ram was eventually knocked down at $10,200 after an exciting bidding war.
4:00 AM A NEW top-price record for a composite was set at last week's Cashmore Oaklea sale in Hamilton, where an elite performance maternal ram was eventually knocked down at $10,200 after an...
CLIENTS' strong season in the marketplace sent ripple effects through the Konongwootong Dorsets annual sale, where the full house of 65 buyers pushed prices to $2800.
4:00 AM CLIENTS' strong season in the marketplace sent ripple effects through the Konongwootong Dorsets annual sale, where the full house of 65 buyers pushed prices to $2800.
THREE main players fought it out for the top-performance Perendale composite rams at Yarram Park's second annual sale at Hamilton last week.
4:00 AM THREE main players fought it out for the top-performance Perendale composite rams at Yarram Park's second annual sale at Hamilton last week.
22 Oct 14 PERHAPS the most telling comment on quad bikes – made at last week's Launceston Farm Health and Safety conference – was by a New Zealand researcher.
AUSTRALIA'S third-largest poppy company is relocating its processing plant from plant from Cressy, Tasmania, to Melbourne.
22 Oct 14 AUSTRALIA'S third-largest poppy company is relocating its processing plant from plant from Cressy, Tasmania, to Melbourne.
THE Quad Bike Performance Project is nearing completion and a national star rating system for quad bikes is planned for release in the New Year.
22 Oct 14  1 THE Quad Bike Performance Project is nearing completion and a national star rating system for quad bikes is planned for release in the New Year.
HIGH indexing rams with early growth attracted 33 registered buyers to the Waratah White Suffolk, Branxholme, first on-property sale last week.
22 Oct 14 HIGH indexing rams with early growth attracted 33 registered buyers to the Waratah White Suffolk, Branxholme, first on-property sale last week.
The $18 million expansion of Pactum Dairy Group’s Shepparton plant has been fast-tracked to keep up with the demand from Asia for its UHT milk.
22 Oct 14 The $18 million expansion of Pactum Dairy Group’s Shepparton plant has been fast-tracked to keep up with the demand from Asia for its UHT milk.
22 Oct 14 An innovative online training program is helping dairy farmers enhance their communications skills to become confident spokespeople for the Australian dairy industry.
A total clearance of the 103 Dorper and White Dorper rams was achieved at the fifth annual Wentworth and District Dorper and White Dorper sale held recently.
21 Oct 14 A total clearance of the 103 Dorper and White Dorper rams was achieved at the fifth annual Wentworth and District Dorper and White Dorper sale held recently.
ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues affecting Victorian agricultural industries, Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said at a Rural Press Club event in Melbourne last week.
21 Oct 14 ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues affecting Victorian agricultural industries, Agriculture Minister...
STUD and commercial buyers competed strongly on a very even line of sheep with elite performance figures at the Derrynock Poll Dorset ram sale at East Trentham recently.
21 Oct 14 STUD and commercial buyers competed strongly on a very even line of sheep with elite performance figures at the Derrynock Poll Dorset ram sale at East Trentham recently.
A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at Bunyip, creating 40 new local jobs.
20 Oct 14 A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at Bunyip, creating 40 new local jobs.
THE Jackson family were thrilled with their annual ram sale at Moyston last week, when 90 Border Leicester rams and 40 Poll Dorset rams all sold to average $1080 for the 130 lots offered.
20 Oct 14 THE Jackson family were thrilled with their annual ram sale at Moyston last week, when 90 Border Leicester rams and 40 Poll Dorset rams all sold to average $1080 for the 130 lots offered.
A 58-YEAR history came to a close last Wednesday as Graham and Mary Wells, One Oak Merino stud, Jerilderie, NSW, drew the curtain on their illustrious career in the Merino industry.
20 Oct 14 A 58-YEAR history came to a close last Wednesday as Graham and Mary Wells, One Oak Merino stud, Jerilderie, NSW, drew the curtain on their illustrious career in the Merino industry.
THE WHITE Suffolk section of the annual West Wail ram sale, held in Horsham last Thursday, was the highlight of the day, with the Ellis family recording an excellent clearance rate in that line.
20 Oct 14 THE WHITE Suffolk section of the annual West Wail ram sale, held in Horsham last Thursday, was the highlight of the day, with the Ellis family recording an excellent clearance rate in...
COWBOYS from Queensland, NSW and Victoria are the favourites for the open bull ride at the Warwick Rodeo later this month.
The Warwick Rodeo, to be held on October 23 to 26, is one of the most famous in Australia.
20 Oct 14 COWBOYS from Queensland, NSW and Victoria are the favourites for the open bull ride at the Warwick Rodeo later this month. The Warwick Rodeo, to be held on October 23 to 26, is one of...
THE first Red Angus feature show at the Geelong Royal Show has been heralded as a success by Colin Rex, Red Angus Society of Australia executive officer.
20 Oct 14 THE first Red Angus feature show at the Geelong Royal Show has been heralded as a success by Colin Rex, Red Angus Society of Australia executive officer.
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20 Oct 14 AN "outstanding", "structurally sound", three-year-old Red Angus cow with her first calf at-foot (CAF) has taken out the supreme champion beef exhibit at last weekend's Royal Geelong Show.
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Last night the results of the Geelong Show carcase competition were announced, with the Greenaway family again dominating in the lamb entries and first-time exhibitors, Nagle College, Bairnsdale, taking out grand champion beef carcase.
17 Oct 14 Last night the results of the Geelong Show carcase competition were announced, with the Greenaway family again dominating in the lamb entries and first-time exhibitors, Nagle College,...
THE auction hammer was hot at the sixth annual on-property ram sale at Chrome Sheep Studs, Hamilton, last week, where 76 registered buyers took home the entire 419 ram offering.
16 Oct 14 THE auction hammer was hot at the sixth annual on-property ram sale at Chrome Sheep Studs, Hamilton, last week, where 76 registered buyers took home the entire 419 ram offering.
THE FIRST on-farm auction by Forest Springs merino stud, at Joel Joel, near Ararat, should help lift its profile, according to owner Bruce Dean.
15 Oct 14 THE FIRST on-farm auction by Forest Springs merino stud, at Joel Joel, near Ararat, should help lift its profile, according to owner Bruce Dean.
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Kate WHEN farmers earn more from local abattoirs - Live export will end. So how about instead of
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As far I am concerned people who advocate, withdrawing and leaving the animals of these
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The live export trade has had years to lift its game. It is clear no matter what systems are put
ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues affecting Victorian agricultural industries, Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh said at a Rural Press Club event in Melbourne last week.21 Oct 14 ACCESS to export markets and a transport system able to deliver agricultural goods are among the key election issues...
A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at Bunyip, creating 40 new local jobs.20 Oct 14 A state-of-the art hydroponics facility, growing leafy vegetables such a spinach and rocket, will be built at...