Swire set to start Tas shipping service

SINGAPORE based shipping service Swire has emerged as the front-runner in operating a direct international service from Tasmania.
SINGAPORE based shipping service Swire has emerged as the front-runner in operating a direct international service from Tasmania.
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THE proposed investments in the dairy industry in Western Victoria by groups including Chinese investors has generated much interest as has the China Free Trade Agreement, which is seen by many dairy politicians as having significant benefits for the industry. THE proposed investments in the dairy industry in Western Victoria by groups including Chinese investors has generated much interest as has the China Free Trade Agreement, which is seen by many dairy politicians as having significant benefits for the industry.
BENALLA agents Rodwells and Landmark held their annual special sheep sale on Friday, offering 9500 head to an enthusiastic field of buyers. BENALLA agents Rodwells and Landmark held their annual special sheep sale on Friday, offering 9500 head to an enthusiastic field of buyers.
THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools. THE chief of Australia's biggest sheep research body can't understand why so many Merino sheep breeders continue to ignore genetic selection tools.
SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources. SPECULATION on Barnaby Joyce’s potential elevation to Deputy PM due to Warren Truss’ ill health has been dismissed by party sources.
THE Hobbs family at Douglas farms in a tricky environment where it is difficult to plan for a season that might be too wet or too dry.
3:00 AM THE Hobbs family at Douglas farms in a tricky environment where it is difficult to plan for a season that might be too wet or too dry.
SHEEP producers could see livestock payments from processors paid on yield rather than weight, as the industry embraces breeding values that promote eating quality and meat production.
25 Nov 14  3 SHEEP producers could see livestock payments from processors paid on yield rather than weight, as the industry embraces breeding values that promote eating quality and meat production.
DAIRYTAS and Dairy Australia have chosen their Tasmanian Dairy Focus Farm, for the next two years.
25 Nov 14 DAIRYTAS and Dairy Australia have chosen their Tasmanian Dairy Focus Farm, for the next two years.
THE State Government's alpine cattle grazing policy is again under the legal spotlight, with a hearing in Victoria's Supreme Court this week.
25 Nov 14  2 THE State Government's alpine cattle grazing policy is again under the legal spotlight, with a hearing in Victoria's Supreme Court this week.
THE proposed investments in the dairy industry in Western Victoria by groups including Chinese investors has generated much interest as has the China Free Trade Agreement, which is seen by many dairy politicians as having significant benefits for the industry.
25 Nov 14  4 THE proposed investments in the dairy industry in Western Victoria by groups including Chinese investors has generated much interest as has the China Free Trade Agreement, which is seen...
TASMANIA'S power distribution company and an agricultural safety group have launched a new campaign, to remind primary producers to be aware of the dangers posed by overhead powerlines.
25 Nov 14 TASMANIA'S power distribution company and an agricultural safety group have launched a new campaign, to remind primary producers to be aware of the dangers posed by overhead powerlines.
BENALLA agents Rodwells and Landmark held their annual special sheep sale on Friday, offering 9500 head to an enthusiastic field of buyers.
24 Nov 14 BENALLA agents Rodwells and Landmark held their annual special sheep sale on Friday, offering 9500 head to an enthusiastic field of buyers.
AS we approach another serious fire season, there seems to be one prevailing emotion among farmers and rural dwellers: fear. Stock & Land journalist Jeanette Severs spoke to a large number of people across Victoria and their concerns are replicated in the following three interviews – with a farmer, a fireman and a fencer.
24 Nov 14 AS we approach another serious fire season, there seems to be one prevailing emotion among farmers and rural dwellers: fear. Stock & Land journalist Jeanette Severs spoke to a large...
KEY Tasmanian industry bodies have urged the State and Federal Governments to cover shipping exports, ahead of a meeting of an important economic committee, in Canberra tomorrow.
24 Nov 14 KEY Tasmanian industry bodies have urged the State and Federal Governments to cover shipping exports, ahead of a meeting of an important economic committee, in Canberra tomorrow.
Less than a week before the State goes to the polls and calls for the major parties to buy locally grown foods for government run institutions grow louder.
24 Nov 14  1 Less than a week before the State goes to the polls and calls for the major parties to buy locally grown foods for government run institutions grow louder.
CATTLE at the Ballarat store sale, held earlier today, met solid demand - with older heavier steers topping at $1000.
21 Nov 14 CATTLE at the Ballarat store sale, held earlier today, met solid demand - with older heavier steers topping at $1000.
A project driven by Livestock Saleyards Association of Victoria (LSAV) has proved electronic National Vendor Declarations (eNVDs) are technologically possible and there is a groundswell of support from industry to have them introduced nationally as quickly as possible, LSAV's executive officer Mark McDonald said.
21 Nov 14 A project driven by Livestock Saleyards Association of Victoria (LSAV) has proved electronic National Vendor Declarations (eNVDs) are technologically possible and there is a groundswell...
If the agriculture sector wants to take advantage of high value niche opportunities in global markets, a more rapid uptake and leverage of innovation is a must, a leading market expert said today.
21 Nov 14 If the agriculture sector wants to take advantage of high value niche opportunities in global markets, a more rapid uptake and leverage of innovation is a must, a leading market expert...
JBS Australia has announced its Tasmanian and King Island Producers of the Year at an inaugural 'premium producer forum' and dinner held last night in Launceston.
21 Nov 14 JBS Australia has announced its Tasmanian and King Island Producers of the Year at an inaugural 'premium producer forum' and dinner held last night in Launceston.
ROSS and Andrea Hehir's rapid grain storage expansion at their Rand, NSW site has been rewarded with bumper, quality crops.
21 Nov 14  1 ROSS and Andrea Hehir's rapid grain storage expansion at their Rand, NSW site has been rewarded with bumper, quality crops.
THE Tasmanian Government should develop legislation to allow the use of medicinal cannabis, under medical supervision, an Upper House committee has recommended.
20 Nov 14 THE Tasmanian Government should develop legislation to allow the use of medicinal cannabis, under medical supervision, an Upper House committee has recommended.
STORE cattle prices sold above expectations at Wodonga earlier today, where 2224 head went under the hammer.
20 Nov 14  1 STORE cattle prices sold above expectations at Wodonga earlier today, where 2224 head went under the hammer.
THE TASMANIAN Government has pledged more than $300,000 will be put towards tackling the downy mildew outbreak, currently affecting the state’s poppy industry.
20 Nov 14 THE TASMANIAN Government has pledged more than $300,000 will be put towards tackling the downy mildew outbreak, currently affecting the state’s poppy industry.
DEVELOPERS of the $20 million Northern Victorian Livestock Exchange (NVLX) expect to attract producers with direct processor contracts back into the saleyards, with a target to sell 250,000 cattle annually within five years.
20 Nov 14 DEVELOPERS of the $20 million Northern Victorian Livestock Exchange (NVLX) expect to attract producers with direct processor contracts back into the saleyards, with a target to sell...
A CLEAR winner of Australia's freshly-signed free trade agreement with China is the State's dairy industry, but its success is in the hands of industry bodies according to dairy advocate Lisa Dwyer.
20 Nov 14  1 A CLEAR winner of Australia's freshly-signed free trade agreement with China is the State's dairy industry, but its success is in the hands of industry bodies according to dairy advocate...
REGIONAL Infrastructure Australia (RIPL) has fast established a reputation as the principal backer of the country's saleyards, continuing its reign as the biggest investor in the Australian livestock supply chain in recent years.
20 Nov 14  1 REGIONAL Infrastructure Australia (RIPL) has fast established a reputation as the principal backer of the country's saleyards, continuing its reign as the biggest investor in the...
FUNDS from the $30 million drought relief scheme announced on Wednesday are tipped to trickle through to producers in early 2015.
19 Nov 14 FUNDS from the $30 million drought relief scheme announced on Wednesday are tipped to trickle through to producers in early 2015.
FEDERAL investment in Tasmania's irrigation projects is urgently required, or the program will grind to a halt, according to the scheme's head.
19 Nov 14 FEDERAL investment in Tasmania's irrigation projects is urgently required, or the program will grind to a halt, according to the scheme's head.
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Bushie u resort to your usual head in the sand "buy the dummy book", how about the older
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I whiff a sense of desperation there nico. Forget your allusion to "Climate Disruption" aka
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Yep, as I thought. We the people are getting the pineapple well and truly
SINGAPORE based shipping service Swire has emerged as the front-runner in operating a direct international service from Tasmania.12:13 PM SINGAPORE based shipping service Swire has emerged as the front-runner in operating a direct international service...
THE proposed investments in the dairy industry in Western Victoria by groups including Chinese investors has generated much interest as has the China Free Trade Agreement, which is seen by many dairy politicians as having significant benefits for the industry.25 Nov 14  4 THE proposed investments in the dairy industry in Western Victoria by groups including Chinese investors has...