Warrnambool soars to new highs

STORE cattle values ascended to new heights thanks to keen feeder demand at Warrnambool on Friday.
STORE cattle values ascended to new heights thanks to keen feeder demand at Warrnambool on Friday.
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THE Pakenham fortnightly sale on Thursday consisted mainly of well-bred lines of cattle. THE Pakenham fortnightly sale on Thursday consisted mainly of well-bred lines of cattle.
MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW. MORE of Australia’s cropping zones have received their autumn break in the past week, with good falls across much of NSW.
AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival. AFTER years in the doldrums, beef is back on the property investor's shopping list and farmland price signals are showing signs of revival.
AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB. AUSTRALIAN commodity prices are being buffered by the falling Australian dollar to an extent not seen since 2008, says the NAB.
THE Pakenham fortnightly sale on Thursday consisted mainly of well-bred lines of cattle.
24 Apr 15 THE Pakenham fortnightly sale on Thursday consisted mainly of well-bred lines of cattle.
OUTSTANDING feeder demand drove steer and heifer prices to extremes at Ballarat’s monthly store cattle market on Friday.
20 Apr 15 OUTSTANDING feeder demand drove steer and heifer prices to extremes at Ballarat’s monthly store cattle market on Friday.
A BIG crowd gathered for the annual Bombala, NSW, calf sale last week, where a small amount of South Gippsland competition competed with feedlot buyers and local producers to secure quality bred steers and heifers.
20 Apr 15 A BIG crowd gathered for the annual Bombala, NSW, calf sale last week, where a small amount of South Gippsland competition competed with feedlot buyers and local producers to secure...
THE forecast of a general rain along northern border regions halved advertised numbers offered at the Independent Agents’ monthly store cattle sale at the NVLX Barnawartha saleyards yesterday.
17 Apr 15 THE forecast of a general rain along northern border regions halved advertised numbers offered at the Independent Agents’ monthly store cattle sale at the NVLX Barnawartha saleyards...
BEEF producers – both commercial and seedstock – have plenty of work to do to catch up to the profitability of sheep enterprises, according to livestock consultants from both sides of the fence.
16 Apr 15  2 BEEF producers – both commercial and seedstock – have plenty of work to do to catch up to the profitability of sheep enterprises, according to livestock consultants from both sides of...
DIRECT contracts between producers and processors are threatening market transparency and will affect industry negotiating power within five years.
16 Apr 15  1 DIRECT contracts between producers and processors are threatening market transparency and will affect industry negotiating power within five years.
QUEENSLAND'S online processor auction Bid the Grid is a step closer to being launched in Victoria and NSW, with its developers, Landmark and AuctionsPlus, preparing to conduct weekly sales from June this year.
16 Apr 15  1 QUEENSLAND'S online processor auction Bid the Grid is a step closer to being launched in Victoria and NSW, with its developers, Landmark and AuctionsPlus, preparing to conduct weekly...
THOUSANDS of heifers stuck in quarantine following Carpenter International's failed China deal look unlikely to be sold on to the broader Asian market, according to the facilitating agency.
15 Apr 15 THOUSANDS of heifers stuck in quarantine following Carpenter International's failed China deal look unlikely to be sold on to the broader Asian market, according to the facilitating...
MARKET monopolies, rural rates, black-spots and coal-seam gas fracking lead the race as issues to be addressed at the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) state conference in June, to be held at Bendigo.
15 Apr 15  1 MARKET monopolies, rural rates, black-spots and coal-seam gas fracking lead the race as issues to be addressed at the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) state conference in June, to be...
PRICES were extremely disappointing at the annual Bothwell beef weaner sale in southern Tasmania last Thursday.
13 Apr 15 PRICES were extremely disappointing at the annual Bothwell beef weaner sale in southern Tasmania last Thursday.
At Yea’s store cattle sale today, prices for steers back on the previous month’s sale.
10 Apr 15 At Yea’s store cattle sale today, prices for steers back on the previous month’s sale.
A group of leading chefs, restaurateurs and butchers from Japan have landed in Victoria in search of new opportunities to import Victoria’s quality lamb produce.
07 Apr 15 A group of leading chefs, restaurateurs and butchers from Japan have landed in Victoria in search of new opportunities to import Victoria’s quality lamb produce.
It might be beautiful and the treasure of the high country but, unless the fuel on the ground is cleared, the Bluff Range is an accident waiting to happen.
07 Apr 15 It might be beautiful and the treasure of the high country but, unless the fuel on the ground is cleared, the Bluff Range is an accident waiting to happen.
Monaro Livestock & Property (MLP) held their annual calf sale, Wednesday, April 1, but there was no April Fools. A high quality yarding, due to an excellent season, and the exceptional high plains breeding, sold to very strong competition.
02 Apr 15 Monaro Livestock & Property (MLP) held their annual calf sale, Wednesday, April 1, but there was no April Fools. A high quality yarding, due to an excellent season, and the exceptional...
Rutherglen may be a long way to come to study strategies to improve ruminant performance and meat quality, but that didn’t discourage Italian university student Gianluca Baldi.
01 Apr 15 Rutherglen may be a long way to come to study strategies to improve ruminant performance and meat quality, but that didn’t discourage Italian university student Gianluca Baldi.
NUMEROUS stock agency firms throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian and NSW - many of them privately owned - are believed caught up in financial dilemma following the collapse of a live export heifer order arranged for China.
26 Mar 15  10 NUMEROUS stock agency firms throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmanian and NSW - many of them privately owned - are believed caught up in financial dilemma following the collapse of...
VOLUME buyers wanting cattle for winter processing sought weight and condition from a larger than anticipated yarding at Ballarat store cattle sale on Friday.
24 Mar 15 VOLUME buyers wanting cattle for winter processing sought weight and condition from a larger than anticipated yarding at Ballarat store cattle sale on Friday.
DESPITE welcome rainfall in Tasmania yesterday, willing buyers proved difficult to find at the Powranna weaner sale yesterday.
20 Mar 15 DESPITE welcome rainfall in Tasmania yesterday, willing buyers proved difficult to find at the Powranna weaner sale yesterday.
EXPECTATIONS of surging “mainland” store cattle prices were delivered at the opening Tasmanian weaner sales at Powranna on Thursday.
13 Mar 15 EXPECTATIONS of surging “mainland” store cattle prices were delivered at the opening Tasmanian weaner sales at Powranna on Thursday.
PRICE jump of more than $200 per head kicked off the first of the East Gippsland mountain calves sales at Hinnomunjie on Tuesday where 1450 head were yarded.
10 Mar 15 PRICE jump of more than $200 per head kicked off the first of the East Gippsland mountain calves sales at Hinnomunjie on Tuesday where 1450 head were yarded.
An excellent season in the Benambra district produced good quality, well-finished steers and heifers in forward store to fat condition which were rewarded with solid prices at the third East Gippsland mountain calf sale today.
10 Mar 15 An excellent season in the Benambra district produced good quality, well-finished steers and heifers in forward store to fat condition which were rewarded with solid prices at the third...
At yesterday’s Corowa sheep sale, 9200 lambs were yarded which was 4000 less than the week before.
10 Mar 15 At yesterday’s Corowa sheep sale, 9200 lambs were yarded which was 4000 less than the week before.
Steer feeder buyers claimed all but a handful of pens that sold above $850 a head at last week's annual Myrtleford weaner sales.
10 Mar 15 Steer feeder buyers claimed all but a handful of pens that sold above $850 a head at last week's annual Myrtleford weaner sales.
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Wow, now I'm going to go out and lease as much land as I can grow a zillion tonnes of spuds
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It is very important to have this information presented from a non-trading entity. End users
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Its abhorrent that growers, marketers, and even customers are unable to see what tonnages and
Necessity was the mother of innovation for Stoney Creek Oil Products.22 Apr 15 Necessity was the mother of innovation for Stoney Creek Oil Products.
A NEW logo has been launched to recognise impending changes to Australia's clean air legislation. 
22 Apr 15 A NEW logo has been launched to recognise impending changes to Australia's clean air legislation.