Fierce competition at Pakenham

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.
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.
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AUSTRALIA and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal. AUSTRALIA and 11 other nations have failed to clinch an ambitious Pacific free trade deal.
JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry. JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry.
GRASSFED beef represents a growing niche market for Aus exports into large US market, where lamb and beef sales have surged significantly. GRASSFED beef represents a growing niche market for Aus exports into large US market, where lamb and beef sales have surged significantly.
IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker. IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker.
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.
PRODUCERS played a bigger role in the strong outcome at the Ballarat store cattle sale on Friday.
19 Jul 15 PRODUCERS played a bigger role in the strong outcome at the Ballarat store cattle sale on Friday.
RAIN and record prices at physical cattle sales created much stronger competition from producers who competed toe-to-toe with feedlot buyers at the Barnawartha store sale on Thursday.
19 Jul 15 RAIN and record prices at physical cattle sales created much stronger competition from producers who competed toe-to-toe with feedlot buyers at the Barnawartha store sale on Thursday.
THE complete dispersal of Welcome Swallow Angus PTIC female herd last week sold to $15,500 at the Martin family's Illalangi property, near Benalla.
17 Jul 15 THE complete dispersal of Welcome Swallow Angus PTIC female herd last week sold to $15,500 at the Martin family's Illalangi property, near Benalla.
In this week's Prime Talk, Peter Kostos says the cow prices at Shepparton's prime market shocked him, despite his years of involvement in the beef cattle game.
15 Jul 15  1 In this week's Prime Talk, Peter Kostos says the cow prices at Shepparton's prime market shocked him, despite his years of involvement in the beef cattle game.
LAME cattle complications are hitting buyers at the Ballarat saleyards hard, with sore feet complaints increasing.
15 Jul 15  2 LAME cattle complications are hitting buyers at the Ballarat saleyards hard, with sore feet complaints increasing.
A BELLBRAE alpaca stud dominated the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show on the weekend, returning home with a swag of trophies.
13 Jul 15 A BELLBRAE alpaca stud dominated the Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show on the weekend, returning home with a swag of trophies.
AN exceptional sale occurred at Yea Friday morning with numerous feedlot and backgrounding orders dominating both the steer and heifer sections of the sale.
13 Jul 15 AN exceptional sale occurred at Yea Friday morning with numerous feedlot and backgrounding orders dominating both the steer and heifer sections of the sale.
UNLESS your name started with Thomas - as in Thomas Foods International (TFI) - it was hard to buy a pen of Angus steers over 340 kilograms liveweight at Leongatha yesterday.
10 Jul 15 UNLESS your name started with Thomas - as in Thomas Foods International (TFI) - it was hard to buy a pen of Angus steers over 340 kilograms liveweight at Leongatha yesterday.
THE findings of an independent panel into the relocation of the Ballarat saleyards could be up to two months away.
10 Jul 15 THE findings of an independent panel into the relocation of the Ballarat saleyards could be up to two months away.
GIPPSLAND buyers provided support at last Friday's cattle market at Sale, bidding on the offering suited to winter.
06 Jul 15 GIPPSLAND buyers provided support at last Friday's cattle market at Sale, bidding on the offering suited to winter.
MOST of north eastern Victoria had a dry autumn and a poor start to winter, which combined to trigger a larger than expected yarding at the Barnawatha store cattle market yesterday.
03 Jul 15 MOST of north eastern Victoria had a dry autumn and a poor start to winter, which combined to trigger a larger than expected yarding at the Barnawatha store cattle market yesterday.
STARVED of recent store sheep buying opportunities, restockers set a cracking pace at the Wycheproof sheep sale Friday bidding the opening yard of 82 crossbred ewes and their 142 marked young lambs to a sale high of $276 a head.
29 Jun 15 STARVED of recent store sheep buying opportunities, restockers set a cracking pace at the Wycheproof sheep sale Friday bidding the opening yard of 82 crossbred ewes and their 142 marked...
THE possibility of Ballarat losing a multimillion dollar livestock hub has gained momentum as neighbouring shires express their interest in the relocation process.
29 Jun 15 THE possibility of Ballarat losing a multimillion dollar livestock hub has gained momentum as neighbouring shires express their interest in the relocation process.
THE Bairnsdale store cattle market remained steady overall on Friday, but there was a spike in heifer prices.
29 Jun 15 THE Bairnsdale store cattle market remained steady overall on Friday, but there was a spike in heifer prices.
beyondblue and The Movember Foundation have got behind The Ripple Effect campaign to help reduce the stigma of rural suicide.
22 Jun 15 beyondblue and The Movember Foundation have got behind The Ripple Effect campaign to help reduce the stigma of rural suicide.
Victoria's best bacon has been announced as Australian Bacon Week is underway.
22 Jun 15 Victoria's best bacon has been announced as Australian Bacon Week is underway.
THERE were a number of reasons for the good prices paid at Sale’s store cattle market last Friday, where 526 were yarded.
22 Jun 15 THERE were a number of reasons for the good prices paid at Sale’s store cattle market last Friday, where 526 were yarded.
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Australia used to be called a smart nation. However, only a dumb nation would hand over control
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Can't unravel fast enough
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Don't let the ports in Victoria be sold! Take it from all us South Australians that we have
THE state's peak agricultural lobby group is in favour of the delayed new Melbourne Market opening.30 Jul 15 THE state's peak agricultural lobby group is in favour of the delayed new Melbourne Market opening.
WOOLGROWERS' have delivered a scathing assessment of the Wool Selling System Review (WSSR), accusing Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) of presenting a 'sanitised' and 'diluted' report to media.
30 Jul 15  1 WOOLGROWERS' have delivered a scathing assessment of the Wool Selling System Review (WSSR), accusing Australian Wool...