Dohnes hold their own

BETWEEN running a 160-cow dairy herd, 50-odd beef cattle, 3000 first-cross ewes and a cropping rotation, David Kuhl is never idle.
BETWEEN running a 160-cow dairy herd, 50-odd beef cattle, 3000 first-cross ewes and a cropping rotation, David Kuhl is never idle.
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DAIRY farmers fought hard this week for a level playing field in free trade negotiations with China, launching a social media campaign yesterday that reached 1.6 million Twitter users. DAIRY farmers fought hard this week for a level playing field in free trade negotiations with China, launching a social media campaign yesterday that reached 1.6 million Twitter users.
KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia. FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand. KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
DAIRY farmers fought hard this week for a level playing field in free trade negotiations with China, launching a social media campaign yesterday that reached 1.6 million Twitter users.
02 Sep 14 DAIRY farmers fought hard this week for a level playing field in free trade negotiations with China, launching a social media campaign yesterday that reached 1.6 million Twitter users.
POP artist Andy Warhol is credited with the expression
02 Sep 14 POP artist Andy Warhol is credited with the expression "in the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes". | Woolly walkabout wows the world 
Sheep - Wool
THE 'Women In Food and Agriculture Lunch' is set to be held on September 25 - and will feature a diverse range of panelists, linked by their love of food and agriculture.
02 Sep 14 THE 'Women In Food and Agriculture Lunch' is set to be held on September 25 - and will feature a diverse range of panelists, linked by their love of food and agriculture.
THE Victorian Agricultural Society (VAS) was congratulated today for marking five decades of supporting rural communities and agriculture.
01 Sep 14 THE Victorian Agricultural Society (VAS) was congratulated today for marking five decades of supporting rural communities and agriculture.
STARTING the day with a series of prescribed stretches wasn't the done thing when Garry Griffin began his shearing career.
01 Sep 14 STARTING the day with a series of prescribed stretches wasn't the done thing when Garry Griffin began his shearing career.
Sheep - Wool
VERSTEDEN'S Egg Farm is a family business that has been producing eggs in West Gippsland for about 60 years, including more than 40 years on its current site.
01 Sep 14  2 VERSTEDEN'S Egg Farm is a family business that has been producing eggs in West Gippsland for about 60 years, including more than 40 years on its current site.
THE United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) is seeking five of the state’s best young dairy-industry minds to travel to New Zealand in January-February next year.
01 Sep 14 THE United Dairyfarmers of Victoria (UDV) is seeking five of the state’s best young dairy-industry minds to travel to New Zealand in January-February next year.
CONCERNS have arisen that the Tasmanian government’s anti-protest legislation could see farmers arrested for holding ‘‘Lock The Gate’’ style protests against gas exploration on their own land.
01 Sep 14 CONCERNS have arisen that the Tasmanian government’s anti-protest legislation could see farmers arrested for holding ‘‘Lock The Gate’’ style protests against gas exploration on their own...
WINDOW shopping during his time as a shearer has given Ralph Sartori a priceless view into what industry trends are and how to stay ahead.
31 Aug 14 WINDOW shopping during his time as a shearer has given Ralph Sartori a priceless view into what industry trends are and how to stay ahead.
Sheep - Wool
AS SPRING rapidly approaches on Scott Reardon's Tasmanian farm at Bothwell, he is gearing up to shear 17,500 sheep.
31 Aug 14 AS SPRING rapidly approaches on Scott Reardon's Tasmanian farm at Bothwell, he is gearing up to shear 17,500 sheep.
Sheep - Wool
INCREASED competition from feedlots and local restockers helped put a buzz in the cattle market today, with prices up across the board at the Warrnambool store sale.
29 Aug 14 INCREASED competition from feedlots and local restockers helped put a buzz in the cattle market today, with prices up across the board at the Warrnambool store sale.
Everything was favourable for the Landmark EGL Bairnsdale special spring store sale at Bairnsdale today, for what livestock manager Brad Obst described as a magnificent line of cattle.
29 Aug 14 Everything was favourable for the Landmark EGL Bairnsdale special spring store sale at Bairnsdale today, for what livestock manager Brad Obst described as a magnificent line of cattle. | Quality mixed at Bairnsdale  | Strong Leongatha sale 
Restocker orders from northern NSW, South Australia and northern Victoria completed against steady feeder inquiry at the Hay, NSW spring cattle on Wednesday, where 2860 head were penned.
29 Aug 14 Restocker orders from northern NSW, South Australia and northern Victoria completed against steady feeder inquiry at the Hay, NSW spring cattle on Wednesday, where 2860 head were penned.  | Strong Leongatha sale  | Wodonga weaners to 215c/kg  | VIDEO: Good inquiry at Hay cattle sale
There will 100 Santa bulls, eight Sangus bulls, 10 Santa stud pregnancy-tested in-calf (PTIC) females and 230 commercial PTIC females auctioned at the Yulgilbar Santa Gertrudis annual production sale at Broadwater Yards, Baryulgil, NSW next Friday (September 5) from noon.
29 Aug 14 There will 100 Santa bulls, eight Sangus bulls, 10 Santa stud pregnancy-tested in-calf (PTIC) females and 230 commercial PTIC females auctioned at the Yulgilbar Santa Gertrudis annual...
Cattle - Beef
Judging by the very large crowd at Pakenham store cattle sale today, spring has already reached the Gippsland region.
28 Aug 14 Judging by the very large crowd at Pakenham store cattle sale today, spring has already reached the Gippsland region. | Wodonga weaners to 215c/kg  | Quality mixed at Bairnsdale 
NOT ENOUGH is being done, quickly enough, to improve mobile black spots throughout the State, according to Victorian Federal politicians and farmers.
28 Aug 14 NOT ENOUGH is being done, quickly enough, to improve mobile black spots throughout the State, according to Victorian Federal politicians and farmers.
EWE lambs grazing canola and forage brassica crops can achieve better reproductive performance than ewe lambs on other forages.
28 Aug 14 EWE lambs grazing canola and forage brassica crops can achieve better reproductive performance than ewe lambs on other forages.
FOOD labelling laws need an urgent overhaul, says the head of Tasmania's peak agricultural group.
28 Aug 14  2 FOOD labelling laws need an urgent overhaul, says the head of Tasmania's peak agricultural group. | Maggie Beer's state of origin... 
DAIRY companies Murray Goulburn, Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB) and Bega have all posted strong results for the past financial year but the outlook for global dairy prices over the next 12 months still looks shaky.
28 Aug 14 DAIRY companies Murray Goulburn, Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB) and Bega have all posted strong results for the past financial year but the outlook for global dairy prices over the...
VICTORIA'S first licence to grow commercial opium poppies was given a stamp of approval this week but Tasmanian Poppy Growers (TPG) is remaining resolute in its push for the crop to stay on the island State.
28 Aug 14 VICTORIA'S first licence to grow commercial opium poppies was given a stamp of approval this week but Tasmanian Poppy Growers (TPG) is remaining resolute in its push for the crop to stay...
TASMANIA will still play a big role in establishing a medical marijuana industry in Australia, according to the head of the company planning trials on Norfolk Island.
28 Aug 14  1 TASMANIA will still play a big role in establishing a medical marijuana industry in Australia, according to the head of the company planning trials on Norfolk Island.
NUMBERS flowing onto the chopper cow market slowed this week, with rises of five to 20 cents a kilogram reported at some sales.
27 Aug 14 NUMBERS flowing onto the chopper cow market slowed this week, with rises of five to 20 cents a kilogram reported at some sales.
FONTERRA has announced a partnership with a Chinese baby food manufacturer to seize more of the lucrative infant formula market.
27 Aug 14  3 FONTERRA has announced a partnership with a Chinese baby food manufacturer to seize more of the lucrative infant formula market.
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I would like to see weather prediction policy BAN the word 'event' when forecasting. Once rain
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Competition- CBH is currently wearing competition provision costs of above $2 mill . As a WA
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Can we believe a word they say ?
THE 'Women In Food and Agriculture Lunch' is set to be held on September 25 - and will feature a diverse range of panelists, linked by their love of food and agriculture.02 Sep 14 THE 'Women In Food and Agriculture Lunch' is set to be held on September 25 - and will feature a diverse range of...
CONCERNS have arisen that the Tasmanian government’s anti-protest legislation could see farmers arrested for holding ‘‘Lock The Gate’’ style protests against gas exploration on their own land.01 Sep 14 CONCERNS have arisen that the Tasmanian government’s anti-protest legislation could see farmers arrested for holding...