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Pakenham steers to $920

A better quality yarding was presented to a reasonable size crowd at Pakenham yesterday (Thursday), and demand was strong for most classes of steers and heifers offered.
A better quality yarding was presented to a reasonable size crowd at Pakenham yesterday (Thursday), and demand was strong for most classes of steers and heifers offered.
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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.
24 Apr 14 A SHEEP owner was today jailed for seven months after pleading guilty to 11 consolidated counts of cruelty and aggregated cruelty to animals under his care.
IN THE five years since meat processor JBS Australia extended its footprint into Tasmania through the acquisition of Tasman Meats, a lot of changes have been made, and most have been for the better.
24 Apr 14 IN THE five years since meat processor JBS Australia extended its footprint into Tasmania through the acquisition of Tasman Meats, a lot of changes have been made, and most have been for...
Cattle - Beef
24 Apr 14 POST-EASTER markets commenced on a bright note, despite backing up against the ANZAC Day public holiday this Friday.
Cattle - Beef
MILK processor Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced a fifth step-up in the farmgate price for the 2013/14 season.
24 Apr 14 MILK processor Murray Goulburn (MG) has announced a fifth step-up in the farmgate price for the 2013/14 season.
VICTORIA'S rural property market is showing signs of recovery heading into the winter selling season.
24 Apr 14 VICTORIA'S rural property market is showing signs of recovery heading into the winter selling season.
WARRACKNABEAL farmer Geoff Morcom says it has been one of the best autumn breaks in a long while.
24 Apr 14 WARRACKNABEAL farmer Geoff Morcom says it has been one of the best autumn breaks in a long while.
23 Apr 14 A MUCH stronger demand than anticipated sale thrust prices for joined Angus females $186 a head higher than last year in the annual Panshanger Estate production sale.
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 Victoria’s world-class food and fibre industries and making sure farmers... | Vic winemaker recognised at Syd...  | Dairy rebate's high hopes 
MALDON cowboy Toby Collins has won a rare treble in rough stock events in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.
22 Apr 14  1 MALDON cowboy Toby Collins has won a rare treble in rough stock events in the Australian Professional Rodeo Association.
AUSTRALIAN cherries and summerfruits will re-enter Thailand after the Thai government released new import conditions.
22 Apr 14 AUSTRALIAN cherries and summerfruits will re-enter Thailand after the Thai government released new import conditions.
THE value of presentation and breeding meant a very successful sale was held at Landfall Angus in Tasmania last week.
22 Apr 14 THE value of presentation and breeding meant a very successful sale was held at Landfall Angus in Tasmania last week. | Pinora Angus bulls av $5073  | White Shorthorn bulls to $10,500 
AS FARMERS and working dog breeders took stock, Victoria's new Code of Practice for the Operation of Breeding and Rearing Businesses – specifically aimed at companion animals – took effect on April 11.
21 Apr 14 AS FARMERS and working dog breeders took stock, Victoria's new Code of Practice for the Operation of Breeding and Rearing Businesses – specifically aimed at companion animals – took...
ALLY Horan from Crookwell, NSW, has taken out the 2014 AWEX/TAFE National Graduate Woolclasser Competition at the Sydney Royal Show.
21 Apr 14  1 ALLY Horan from Crookwell, NSW, has taken out the 2014 AWEX/TAFE National Graduate Woolclasser Competition at the Sydney Royal Show.
Sheep - Wool
18 Apr 14 OCCUPATIONAL Health & Safety will be at the forefront of many producers' minds in the near future.
Cattle - Beef
THERE was a feeling of spring in the air at Wodonga today, when a mixed quality yarding of 2000 store cattle sold to keen demand following one of the best breaks to autumn in many years.
17 Apr 14 THERE was a feeling of spring in the air at Wodonga today, when a mixed quality yarding of 2000 store cattle sold to keen demand following one of the best breaks to autumn in many years. | Quality mixed at Bairnsdale  | Wet Ballarat sale dearer 
17 Apr 14 BALLARAT livestock agents are demanding a say in the final saleyards development plans for the new Central Victorian Livestock Exchange, which is expected to be submitted within seven...
MERINO lamb survival is a financial vacuum to the industry, according to Balmoral Breeders chairman Tom Silcock at the recent Elders Balmoral Sire Evaluation trial at Wando Estate.
17 Apr 14 MERINO lamb survival is a financial vacuum to the industry, according to Balmoral Breeders chairman Tom Silcock at the recent Elders Balmoral Sire Evaluation trial at Wando Estate.
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 Easter Show.
AMANDA Bayles has itchy feet.
17 Apr 14 AMANDA Bayles has itchy feet.
MEET Anna. This young Ayrshire cow is a pin-up girl for modern dairying.
17 Apr 14 MEET Anna. This young Ayrshire cow is a pin-up girl for modern dairying.
STRONG competition led to an excellent clearance rate at the Pinora Angus Bull sale yesterday with 41 of the 42 Angus bulls being sold.
17 Apr 14 STRONG competition led to an excellent clearance rate at the Pinora Angus Bull sale yesterday with 41 of the 42 Angus bulls being sold.
A TASMANIAN dairy manufacturer is hoping a new rebate package will play a big role in lifting milk production.
16 Apr 14 A TASMANIAN dairy manufacturer is hoping a new rebate package will play a big role in lifting milk production.
THE Victorian Coalition Government has continued its commitment to Victoria’s bushfire communities with further support for people rebuilding their homes after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.
16 Apr 14 THE Victorian Coalition Government has continued its commitment to Victoria’s bushfire communities with further support for people rebuilding their homes after the 2009 Black Saturday...
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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...