Warrnambool steers up 5-10c/kg

INCREASED competition from feedlots and local restockers helped put a buzz in the cattle market today, with prices up across the board at the Warrnambool store sale.
INCREASED competition from feedlots and local restockers helped put a buzz in the cattle market today, with prices up across the board at the Warrnambool store sale.
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SAM Newman and Garry Lyon are best known for their football gags, but last night their serious sides were revealed to south-west farmers going through tough times. SAM Newman and Garry Lyon are best known for their football gags, but last night their serious sides were revealed to south-west farmers going through tough times.
DAIRY farmers fought hard this week for a level playing field in free trade negotiations with China, launching a social media campaign yesterday that reached 1.6 million Twitter users. DAIRY farmers fought hard this week for a level playing field in free trade negotiations with China, launching a social media campaign yesterday that reached 1.6 million Twitter users.
KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia. FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
Everything was favourable for the Landmark EGL Bairnsdale special spring store sale at Bairnsdale today, for what livestock manager Brad Obst described as a magnificent line of cattle.
29 Aug 14 Everything was favourable for the Landmark EGL Bairnsdale special spring store sale at Bairnsdale today, for what livestock manager Brad Obst described as a magnificent line of cattle. | Quality mixed at Bairnsdale  | Strong Leongatha sale 
Restocker orders from northern NSW, South Australia and northern Victoria completed against steady feeder inquiry at the Hay, NSW spring cattle on Wednesday, where 2860 head were penned.
29 Aug 14 Restocker orders from northern NSW, South Australia and northern Victoria completed against steady feeder inquiry at the Hay, NSW spring cattle on Wednesday, where 2860 head were penned.  | Strong Leongatha sale  | Wodonga weaners to 215c/kg  | VIDEO: Good inquiry at Hay cattle sale
Judging by the very large crowd at Pakenham store cattle sale today, spring has already reached the Gippsland region.
28 Aug 14 Judging by the very large crowd at Pakenham store cattle sale today, spring has already reached the Gippsland region. | Wodonga weaners to 215c/kg  | Quality mixed at Bairnsdale 
MANSFIELD Zoo has welcomed its newest resident, a male blackbuck antelope, after it was captured in Victoria’s south-west.
25 Aug 14 MANSFIELD Zoo has welcomed its newest resident, a male blackbuck antelope, after it was captured in Victoria’s south-west.
RECENT heavy rain, and other special store sales, both past and forthcoming, saw a small and very mixed quality offering at Bairnsdale on Friday.
25 Aug 14 RECENT heavy rain, and other special store sales, both past and forthcoming, saw a small and very mixed quality offering at Bairnsdale on Friday. | Cold weather woes  | Northern dry hits lamb rates 
A large crowd influenced a very strong sale at Leongatha last Thursday.
25 Aug 14 A large crowd influenced a very strong sale at Leongatha last Thursday. | Cold weather woes  | Northern dry hits lamb rates 
Young cattle were buy-able at the Wodonga store cattle market last Thursday despite the region approaching a crossroad in the season.
25 Aug 14 Young cattle were buy-able at the Wodonga store cattle market last Thursday despite the region approaching a crossroad in the season. | Colac backs local yards  | Cold weather woes  | VIDEO: Wodonga weaners to 215c/kg
COLAC Otway Shire has $23.3 million reasons for retaining its municipal saleyards in council hands.
22 Aug 14  1 COLAC Otway Shire has $23.3 million reasons for retaining its municipal saleyards in council hands.
21 Aug 14 A LAANCOORIE man, 63, has pleaded guilty to three animal cruelty offences relating to his failure to provide proper and sufficient feed to his cattle.
FIRST drafts of new-season spring lambs have begun to emerge from the State's north and the southern Riverina districts.
21 Aug 14 FIRST drafts of new-season spring lambs have begun to emerge from the State's north and the southern Riverina districts.
LAMB prices slumped $12 to $25 by the end of trade last week, with old lambs hardest hit.
21 Aug 14 LAMB prices slumped $12 to $25 by the end of trade last week, with old lambs hardest hit.
PLANNING consultants say their client Echuca Park is being forced by Campaspe Shire council to take their right-to-farm fight to VCAT after appeals for consultation have gone unanswered.
21 Aug 14 PLANNING consultants say their client Echuca Park is being forced by Campaspe Shire council to take their right-to-farm fight to VCAT after appeals for consultation have gone unanswered.
IT'S been a long-time coming, but it's finally official: the Euroa saleyards is getting a roof.
21 Aug 14 IT'S been a long-time coming, but it's finally official: the Euroa saleyards is getting a roof.
CAMERON Hilton has returned to his roots, having recently taken up a position as senior livestock agent with Corcoran Parker.
21 Aug 14 CAMERON Hilton has returned to his roots, having recently taken up a position as senior livestock agent with Corcoran Parker.  | Euroa finally getting a roof  | Colac backs local yards 
A Laanecoorie man, 63, has pleaded guilty to three animal cruelty offences relating to his failure to provide proper and sufficient feed to his cattle.
20 Aug 14 A Laanecoorie man, 63, has pleaded guilty to three animal cruelty offences relating to his failure to provide proper and sufficient feed to his cattle.
VICTORIAN food outlets supplying pig owners with food waste (swill) containing any meat will be hit with fines of up to $53,139.
20 Aug 14 VICTORIAN food outlets supplying pig owners with food waste (swill) containing any meat will be hit with fines of up to $53,139.
The VFF Red Meat Road Show is in Dunkeld today, but it's next scheduled stop to Alexandra on Thursday has been cancelled.
19 Aug 14 The VFF Red Meat Road Show is in Dunkeld today, but it's next scheduled stop to Alexandra on Thursday has been cancelled.
BUYERS were buoyed by the prospects of a good spring at the Ballarat store sale earlier today, pushing grown steer values up by $50-$70 a head.
15 Aug 14 BUYERS were buoyed by the prospects of a good spring at the Ballarat store sale earlier today, pushing grown steer values up by $50-$70 a head.
PRICES returned up to $200 a head dearer for weaner steers at Friday’s store cattle sale in Bairnsdale.
11 Aug 14 PRICES returned up to $200 a head dearer for weaner steers at Friday’s store cattle sale in Bairnsdale. | Euroa steers to 210c/kg  | Wet weather dampens Yea sale  | GALLERY: All smiles after Bairnsdale sale
STRONG competition from many local district buyers, Gippsland, one or two feedlot orders, and live export competition, all created a very strong sale at Wodonga last Thursday.
11 Aug 14 STRONG competition from many local district buyers, Gippsland, one or two feedlot orders, and live export competition, all created a very strong sale at Wodonga last Thursday. | Road infrastructure on Ballarat...  | Euroa steers to 210c/kg 
THE yarding of store cattle offered at Yea, August 8, was relatively small, and did not have the usual quality seen at this venue.
10 Aug 14 THE yarding of store cattle offered at Yea, August 8, was relatively small, and did not have the usual quality seen at this venue.
LIVESTOCK market reports were akin to a dog's breakfast this week, showing mixed trends across a range of classes and selling centres.
08 Aug 14 LIVESTOCK market reports were akin to a dog's breakfast this week, showing mixed trends across a range of classes and selling centres.
THE state of Victoria's roads, loading facilities and other safety issues will be discussed by the State's livestock transporters.
07 Aug 14 THE state of Victoria's roads, loading facilities and other safety issues will be discussed by the State's livestock transporters.
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On the topic of blame, I do not blame Bushie for the other day texting a reply I got hopelessly
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Gerry Atric, Obviously you've not been growing/selling wheat for long. AWB pool wheat
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Well, farmed, exactly what is your moan, if you are intelligent enough to articulate it?
THE 'Women In Food and Agriculture Lunch' is set to be held on September 25 - and will feature a diverse range of panelists, linked by their love of food and agriculture.02 Sep 14 THE 'Women In Food and Agriculture Lunch' is set to be held on September 25 - and will feature a diverse range of...
CONCERNS have arisen that the Tasmanian government’s anti-protest legislation could see farmers arrested for holding ‘‘Lock The Gate’’ style protests against gas exploration on their own land.01 Sep 14 CONCERNS have arisen that the Tasmanian government’s anti-protest legislation could see farmers arrested for holding...