Limousin females shine at Pakenham

Organisers hailed the inaugural Gippsland Limousin female production sale held at Pakenham on Friday a success.
Organisers hailed the inaugural Gippsland Limousin female production sale held at Pakenham on Friday a success.
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NFF CEO Simon Talbot says Chinese farm industry and political officials are confused about the union-led campaign against the FTA.
NFF CEO Simon Talbot says Chinese farm industry and political officials are confused about the union-led campaign against the FTA.
AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has warned of the risks of a AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has warned of the risks of a "fiscal cliff" if the current 2 per cent wool levy is not supported.
DEBATE over government intervention at saleyards has underpinned evidence presented at the red meat inquiry today. DEBATE over government intervention at saleyards has underpinned evidence presented at the red meat inquiry today.
THE powerful El Nino continues to intensify in the Pacific and is now the strongest since the record-breaking 1997-98 event. THE powerful El Nino continues to intensify in the Pacific and is now the strongest since the record-breaking 1997-98 event.
Store cattle prices tracked higher at Kyneton on Wednesday.
Prices paid varied from 320 to 400 cents a kilogram liveweight for steers and 280-340c/kg lwt for heifers while cows with calves at-foot (CAF) made to $1780 per outfit.
27 Aug 15 Store cattle prices tracked higher at Kyneton on Wednesday. Prices paid varied from 320 to 400 cents a kilogram liveweight for steers and 280-340c/kg lwt for heifers while cows with...
EXPORT processor Thomas Foods International (TFI) was the dominant competitor for heavy cattle at Ballarat’s monthly store cattle sale on Friday
24 Aug 15 EXPORT processor Thomas Foods International (TFI) was the dominant competitor for heavy cattle at Ballarat’s monthly store cattle sale on Friday
AN outstanding draft of dispersal Angus cows with autumn drop Angus calves sold to a $2300 high at Casterton cattle sale last Thursday.
21 Aug 15 AN outstanding draft of dispersal Angus cows with autumn drop Angus calves sold to a $2300 high at Casterton cattle sale last Thursday.
SOLID prices and good quality store cattle were the order of the day at Mount Gambier, SA, combined agents monthly store sale on Friday.
21 Aug 15 SOLID prices and good quality store cattle were the order of the day at Mount Gambier, SA, combined agents monthly store sale on Friday.
The past week has seen circumstances shift in favour of processors, factoring in a combination of increased supplies of new-season lambs and plainer quality drafts of old lambs.
21 Aug 15 The past week has seen circumstances shift in favour of processors, factoring in a combination of increased supplies of new-season lambs and plainer quality drafts of old lambs.
Innovation and productivity gains in agriculture were topics of discussion at the East Gippsland Beef Conference on Monday.
21 Aug 15 Innovation and productivity gains in agriculture were topics of discussion at the East Gippsland Beef Conference on Monday.
Times are changing and so are the ways producers market their stock.
20 Aug 15 Times are changing and so are the ways producers market their stock.
Pakenham agents offered a small and mixed quality yarding at their regular fortnightly store cattle market.
20 Aug 15 Pakenham agents offered a small and mixed quality yarding at their regular fortnightly store cattle market.
It's been six weeks since I last penned the What's in Store column, so special thanks to those who kept readers informed during my absence.
20 Aug 15 It's been six weeks since I last penned the What's in Store column, so special thanks to those who kept readers informed during my absence.
THE Spring Northern sale for Te Mania Angus reached a high of $18,000 and averaged $6727 at Walgett last Tuesday.
20 Aug 15 THE Spring Northern sale for Te Mania Angus reached a high of $18,000 and averaged $6727 at Walgett last Tuesday.
VICTORIAN Hereford cattle producer Kevin Stark has been crowned the 2015 Nab Agribusiness Rising Champion.
20 Aug 15 VICTORIAN Hereford cattle producer Kevin Stark has been crowned the 2015 Nab Agribusiness Rising Champion.
CATTLE sold to strong restocker demand at last Friday's store cattle sale at Bairnsdale.
14 Aug 15 CATTLE sold to strong restocker demand at last Friday's store cattle sale at Bairnsdale.
PRICES at Wyndham Livestock annual feature spring store cattle sale at Bairnsdale were equal to, or in places better than any of the high prices passed in recent weeks.
13 Aug 15 PRICES at Wyndham Livestock annual feature spring store cattle sale at Bairnsdale were equal to, or in places better than any of the high prices passed in recent weeks.
EAST Gippsland farmers are trialling subtropical grasses to measure how they could fill feed gaps and increase overall farm profitability.
13 Aug 15 EAST Gippsland farmers are trialling subtropical grasses to measure how they could fill feed gaps and increase overall farm profitability.
At last week's Heyfield annual spring cattle sales, feedlots from South Australia, Thomas Foods International (TFI), Garrison feedlot, and Landmark Tamworth, NSW, competed with many Gippsland producers to create a very robust sale.
10 Aug 15 At last week's Heyfield annual spring cattle sales, feedlots from South Australia, Thomas Foods International (TFI), Garrison feedlot, and Landmark Tamworth, NSW, competed with many...
Despite a larger than expected offering of 1400 cattle at the regular Wodonga store cattle sale last Thursday (August 6), competition was still strong, and drove the total takings to more than $4 million.
10 Aug 15 Despite a larger than expected offering of 1400 cattle at the regular Wodonga store cattle sale last Thursday (August 6), competition was still strong, and drove the total takings to...
Many of the 1135 cattle penned at the regular Pakenham store cattle sale on Thursday, August 30, were in winter condition, although most were of good breeding.
31 Jul 15 Many of the 1135 cattle penned at the regular Pakenham store cattle sale on Thursday, August 30, were in winter condition, although most were of good breeding.
Swan Hill Regional Livestock Exchange's prime sheep sale yesterday had a much larger yarding than a fortnight ago.
31 Jul 15 Swan Hill Regional Livestock Exchange's prime sheep sale yesterday had a much larger yarding than a fortnight ago.
Small, but by no means insignificant would best describe the yarding of 781 head offered by Kyneton agents at the monthly store cattle sale.
30 Jul 15 Small, but by no means insignificant would best describe the yarding of 781 head offered by Kyneton agents at the monthly store cattle sale.
SOUTHERN cattle enthusiasts are getting a taste of the enormity that is northern beef operations in a new training relationship between the Northern Territory Rural College and Rural Industries Skill Training, Hamilton.
30 Jul 15 SOUTHERN cattle enthusiasts are getting a taste of the enormity that is northern beef operations in a new training relationship between the Northern Territory Rural College and Rural...
VICTORIAN slaughter cattle are expected to leave Australian shores within four months under the pioneering cattle deal with China.
29 Jul 15 VICTORIAN slaughter cattle are expected to leave Australian shores within four months under the pioneering cattle deal with China.
SKILLED, eager and competitive, 111 cattle enthusiasts battled it out in the show ring during the Stud Beef Victoria (SBV) Annual Cattle Handler's Camp, held in Bendigo recently.
29 Jul 15 SKILLED, eager and competitive, 111 cattle enthusiasts battled it out in the show ring during the Stud Beef Victoria (SBV) Annual Cattle Handler's Camp, held in Bendigo recently.
A STYLISH White Suffolk ewe and a powerful Border Leicester ram proved the best of the best during this year's Australia Sheep and Wool Show Interbreed Championship.
22 Jul 15  1 A STYLISH White Suffolk ewe and a powerful Border Leicester ram proved the best of the best during this year's Australia Sheep and Wool Show Interbreed Championship.
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