Ballarat steers up 10c/kg

GROWN steer prices lifted 10 cents a kilogram liveweight and weaner steer values by an average of 20c/kg at the Landmark Ballarat annual cattle sale on Friday.
GROWN steer prices lifted 10 cents a kilogram liveweight and weaner steer values by an average of 20c/kg at the Landmark Ballarat annual cattle sale on Friday.
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A FARM boy from Beeac in Western Victoria has grown up to try his luck at managing an agricultural venture near the Italian city of Perugia, north of Rome. A FARM boy from Beeac in Western Victoria has grown up to try his luck at managing an agricultural venture near the Italian city of Perugia, north of Rome.
FEATURE breeder's lines of steers and heifers aided a strong sale at Pakenham yesterday. FEATURE breeder's lines of steers and heifers aided a strong sale at Pakenham yesterday.
THE Tasmanian government has moved to extend its ban on fracking for another five years. THE Tasmanian government has moved to extend its ban on fracking for another five years.
A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee. A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
HEAVY steers sold to a top of 247 cents a kilogram or $1146 a head at the Warrnambool store sale on Friday.
02 Mar 15  1 HEAVY steers sold to a top of 247 cents a kilogram or $1146 a head at the Warrnambool store sale on Friday.
PRICES held firm for grown steers and heifers and continued strong for young stock at Friday's Bairnsdale store cattle sale.
02 Mar 15 PRICES held firm for grown steers and heifers and continued strong for young stock at Friday's Bairnsdale store cattle sale.
THE difficulty level of descending from Victoria's High Country by car is moderate; add 50 tonnes of truck and live cattle and it becomes substantial.
02 Mar 15 THE difficulty level of descending from Victoria's High Country by car is moderate; add 50 tonnes of truck and live cattle and it becomes substantial.
REGGIE Tomkins can remember buying a pen of cows and calves in the high country for $31.
01 Mar 15  1 REGGIE Tomkins can remember buying a pen of cows and calves in the high country for $31.
KEN and Kym Skews, Ensay, have sold weaner cattle at the Mountain Calf Sales for 18 years - Hereford steers at Ensay and black baldy steers and heifers at Omeo.
01 Mar 15 KEN and Kym Skews, Ensay, have sold weaner cattle at the Mountain Calf Sales for 18 years - Hereford steers at Ensay and black baldy steers and heifers at Omeo.
AN EXCEPTIONAL year for pasture growth puts producers in the high country in a very good position for their annual Mountain Cattle Sales on March 10 and 11.
28 Feb 15 AN EXCEPTIONAL year for pasture growth puts producers in the high country in a very good position for their annual Mountain Cattle Sales on March 10 and 11.
WEERAN Angus achieved a solid result at its 25th annual autumn bull sale this week, clearing 51 of 68 bulls to $8000.
27 Feb 15 WEERAN Angus achieved a solid result at its 25th annual autumn bull sale this week, clearing 51 of 68 bulls to $8000.
FEATURE breeder's lines of steers and heifers aided a strong sale at Pakenham yesterday.
27 Feb 15 FEATURE breeder's lines of steers and heifers aided a strong sale at Pakenham yesterday.
BARRY Newcomen describes this season as one of the best he can remember, and he's been in the game a long time.
27 Feb 15 BARRY Newcomen describes this season as one of the best he can remember, and he's been in the game a long time.
THE current demand for weaner cattle is expected to continue to at least September when the next new wave of breeder cattle is due to enter the market.
27 Feb 15 THE current demand for weaner cattle is expected to continue to at least September when the next new wave of breeder cattle is due to enter the market.
The Victorian fox bounty will resume in March with collection centres opening across the state.
26 Feb 15  1 The Victorian fox bounty will resume in March with collection centres opening across the state.
A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
26 Feb 15 A FUNDING submission for a proposed $1.4 million new multi-species abattoir on King Island has been knocked back by a Federal Government committee.
PHIL and Kerry Geehman sold the top-priced pen at last year's Ensay cattle sale and are hoping the good season in the high country will pay off again this year.
26 Feb 15 PHIL and Kerry Geehman sold the top-priced pen at last year's Ensay cattle sale and are hoping the good season in the high country will pay off again this year.
JOHN 'Cookie' Cook has faced a few challenges in his lifetime on the mountains.
26 Feb 15 JOHN 'Cookie' Cook has faced a few challenges in his lifetime on the mountains.
In 2013, the Australian pork industry lost one of its most passionate and valued members, Bridget Dunn.
25 Feb 15 In 2013, the Australian pork industry lost one of its most passionate and valued members, Bridget Dunn.
Farmers in NSW and Victoria today called for a senate inquiry into increasing market consolidation taking place in the Australian red-meat processing sector.
25 Feb 15 Farmers in NSW and Victoria today called for a senate inquiry into increasing market consolidation taking place in the Australian red-meat processing sector.
BUTCHER, feedlot, processor, and Gippsland bullock finisher competition was eager at Ballarat’s annual grown and weaner steer sale,  without breaking records.
20 Feb 15 BUTCHER, feedlot, processor, and Gippsland bullock finisher competition was eager at Ballarat’s annual grown and weaner steer sale, without breaking records.
Mount Difficult Hansen H34 stole the show at the Mount Difficult Poll Hereford stud dispersal fetching the sale high of $20,000.
20 Feb 15 Mount Difficult Hansen H34 stole the show at the Mount Difficult Poll Hereford stud dispersal fetching the sale high of $20,000.
GROWN steers met heavy feedlot inquiry in a much larger than anticipated yarding of store cattle at Hamilton yesterday.
20 Feb 15 GROWN steers met heavy feedlot inquiry in a much larger than anticipated yarding of store cattle at Hamilton yesterday.
A STRONG local focus assisted in a solid result at the Leongatha store sale yesterday.
20 Feb 15 A STRONG local focus assisted in a solid result at the Leongatha store sale yesterday.
DISCUSSIONS over pre-weigh and post-weigh selling methods came to a head today when up to 10 buyers failed to appear or buy cattle at the first prime cattle at the new Barnawartha saleyards.
17 Feb 15 DISCUSSIONS over pre-weigh and post-weigh selling methods came to a head today when up to 10 buyers failed to appear or buy cattle at the first prime cattle at the new Barnawartha saleyards.
AN ABSENCE of Gippsland and South Australia districts buyers saw demand for joined and calved females fail to meet seller expectations at the Ballarat feature female sale on Friday.
16 Feb 15 AN ABSENCE of Gippsland and South Australia districts buyers saw demand for joined and calved females fail to meet seller expectations at the Ballarat feature female sale on Friday.
STORE sheep rates at Wycheproof responded to recent falling prime prices on Friday, with softer values recorded on the day.
16 Feb 15 STORE sheep rates at Wycheproof responded to recent falling prime prices on Friday, with softer values recorded on the day.
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