Agents optimistic prior to Hamilton sale series

THE feeling around the traps is fairly positive, according to Hamilton Stock Agents president Terry McMeel.
THE feeling around the traps is fairly positive, according to Hamilton Stock Agents president Terry McMeel.
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FIREFIGHTERS plan to take advantage of milder weather on Friday as bushfires continue to burn in Victoria's north-east.
FIREFIGHTERS plan to take advantage of milder weather on Friday as bushfires continue to burn in Victoria's north-east.
EYEBROWS were raised and a muffled buzz of excitement swept the Kyneton saleyards yesterday when a useful pen of 350-kilogram Angus steer weaners made the startling money of $825 a head. EYEBROWS were raised and a muffled buzz of excitement swept the Kyneton saleyards yesterday when a useful pen of 350-kilogram Angus steer weaners made the startling money of $825 a head.
CROPS in the Moolort area of Central Victoria have been judged as just about average as farmers neared an early finish to the 2014-15 harvest. CROPS in the Moolort area of Central Victoria have been judged as just about average as farmers neared an early finish to the 2014-15 harvest.
AFTER a difficult 18 months dealing with pricing wars and trade deals, Australian dairy farmers will welcome a report on income increases. AFTER a difficult 18 months dealing with pricing wars and trade deals, Australian dairy farmers will welcome a report on income increases.
BY DAY, Troy Smith is part of King Island's dairy farming community, producing milk for cheeses that are famous across the country.
4:00 AM BY DAY, Troy Smith is part of King Island's dairy farming community, producing milk for cheeses that are famous across the country.
LOW stress stock handling is making inroads in Western Victoria, with some of the region’s leading studs radically shifting their approach to herd handling
19 Dec 14 LOW stress stock handling is making inroads in Western Victoria, with some of the region’s leading studs radically shifting their approach to herd handling
FIREFIGHTERS plan to take advantage of milder weather on Friday as bushfires continue to burn in Victoria's north-east.
19 Dec 14 FIREFIGHTERS plan to take advantage of milder weather on Friday as bushfires continue to burn in Victoria's north-east.
AGENTS are seething over a lack details about producers' costs to use the new Northern Livestock Exchange near Wodonga, which is expected to be operational in February 2015.
19 Dec 14 AGENTS are seething over a lack details about producers' costs to use the new Northern Livestock Exchange near Wodonga, which is expected to be operational in February 2015.
EYEBROWS were raised and a muffled buzz of excitement swept the Kyneton saleyards yesterday when a useful pen of 350-kilogram Angus steer weaners made the startling money of $825 a head.
18 Dec 14 EYEBROWS were raised and a muffled buzz of excitement swept the Kyneton saleyards yesterday when a useful pen of 350-kilogram Angus steer weaners made the startling money of $825 a head.
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A WEEK after new Environment Minister Lisa Neville said the grazing trial in Wonnangatta Valley would be scrapped, the Mountain Cattlemen Association of Victoria (MCAV) has yet to be contacted by her or her office.
18 Dec 14  1 A WEEK after new Environment Minister Lisa Neville said the grazing trial in Wonnangatta Valley would be scrapped, the Mountain Cattlemen Association of Victoria (MCAV) has yet to be...
FIRE fighters are bracing for 30-deg temperatures and a late wind change as they battle two major fires burning out-of-control.
18 Dec 14 FIRE fighters are bracing for 30-deg temperatures and a late wind change as they battle two major fires burning out-of-control.
THE Victorian Farmers Federation will hold a teleconference today to assess what assistance graziers affected by this week’s fires require.
18 Dec 14 THE Victorian Farmers Federation will hold a teleconference today to assess what assistance graziers affected by this week’s fires require.
CROPS in the Moolort area of Central Victoria have been judged as just about average as farmers neared an early finish to the 2014-15 harvest.
18 Dec 14 CROPS in the Moolort area of Central Victoria have been judged as just about average as farmers neared an early finish to the 2014-15 harvest.
WHEAT and pulses and crops east of the Loddon Valley Highway, running from Bendigo to Kerang, have been the standouts in a tough year for Victorian croppers.
18 Dec 14 WHEAT and pulses and crops east of the Loddon Valley Highway, running from Bendigo to Kerang, have been the standouts in a tough year for Victorian croppers.
It was a case of out with the old and in with the new as the Coalition unveiled its shadow cabinet, promoting nine MPs to the frontbench.
18 Dec 14 It was a case of out with the old and in with the new as the Coalition unveiled its shadow cabinet, promoting nine MPs to the frontbench.
MIXED reactions have surfaced from farmers located in the Gippsland regions of Stockdale, Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow, where mineral sands exploration is occurring on private land for zircon and titanium deposits.
18 Dec 14 MIXED reactions have surfaced from farmers located in the Gippsland regions of Stockdale, Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow, where mineral sands exploration is occurring on private...
BUSHFIRES have continued to burn across north-east Victoria for another day, affecting rural and residential areas.
17 Dec 14 BUSHFIRES have continued to burn across north-east Victoria for another day, affecting rural and residential areas.
Local vendors produced a top yarding of 950 well-bred steers and heifers at Costello Rural’s annual Upper Murray feature sale last Friday at Corryong.
17 Dec 14 Local vendors produced a top yarding of 950 well-bred steers and heifers at Costello Rural’s annual Upper Murray feature sale last Friday at Corryong.
THE VICTORIAN Country Fire Authority currently has two emergency warnings out for uncontrolled fires in the centre of the state.
16 Dec 14 THE VICTORIAN Country Fire Authority currently has two emergency warnings out for uncontrolled fires in the centre of the state.
ANOTHER warning about the misuse of poppies has been issued by Tasmanian growers, after the theft of a small number of heads, or capsules, in the south of the state.
16 Dec 14 ANOTHER warning about the misuse of poppies has been issued by Tasmanian growers, after the theft of a small number of heads, or capsules, in the south of the state.
DEMAND soared $20-$30 a head above expectations at the first of Ballarat's annual crossbred ewe sales on Friday.
15 Dec 14 DEMAND soared $20-$30 a head above expectations at the first of Ballarat's annual crossbred ewe sales on Friday.
THE surprise at the Leongatha store sale last week was a big lift in demand for heifers.
15 Dec 14 THE surprise at the Leongatha store sale last week was a big lift in demand for heifers.
GOOD cattle sold to 236 cents a kilogram and prices surged for poor quality stock at the last store cattle sale for the year at Bairnsdale, held today.
12 Dec 14 GOOD cattle sold to 236 cents a kilogram and prices surged for poor quality stock at the last store cattle sale for the year at Bairnsdale, held today.
FIRST cross ewes made up to $214 at the 31st Salt Creek Merino sale at Woorndoo near Mortlake recently.
12 Dec 14 FIRST cross ewes made up to $214 at the 31st Salt Creek Merino sale at Woorndoo near Mortlake recently.
AN EXCELLENT yarding of cattle went under the hammer at Yea today, with competition strong across the board.
12 Dec 14 AN EXCELLENT yarding of cattle went under the hammer at Yea today, with competition strong across the board.
THE 13-year-old daughter of new Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has died after battling a serious illness.
12 Dec 14 THE 13-year-old daughter of new Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford has died after battling a serious illness.
PRICES were up across categories at Wodonga’s final store sale for the year, with steers selling to 259c/kg and heifers reaching prices over 200c/kg.
12 Dec 14 PRICES were up across categories at Wodonga’s final store sale for the year, with steers selling to 259c/kg and heifers reaching prices over 200c/kg.
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Producers borrow way to much and when it all goes bad the bank gets the blame my neighbours
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What amazes me is the constant blindness I see as to what is going on here. Creation of money
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Australian exporters compete with the rest of the world when trying to sell their products. This
ANOTHER warning about the misuse of poppies has been issued by Tasmanian growers, after the theft of a small number of heads, or capsules, in the south of the state.16 Dec 14 ANOTHER warning about the misuse of poppies has been issued by Tasmanian growers, after the theft of a small number...
FARMERS in the Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow district - still recovering from this year’s bushfires and last year’s floods - are protesting against mineral sands exploration for zircon and titanium deposits on private land.10 Dec 14 FARMERS in the Dargo, Glenaladale, Walpa and Lindenow district - still recovering from this year’s bushfires and...