Electronic shift needed: Osborne

WITH a plethora of forms to fill in, moving to a national framework and electronic forms would make sense, according to Victorian Livestock Exchange CEO Wayne Osborne.
WITH a plethora of forms to fill in, moving to a national framework and electronic forms would make sense, according to Victorian Livestock Exchange CEO Wayne Osborne.
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PRODUCERS reaped rewards for quality cattle on the second day of the Wodonga annual female sales today. PRODUCERS reaped rewards for quality cattle on the second day of the Wodonga annual female sales today.
THE new National Vendor Declaration (NVD) forms – issued nearly 12 months ago – are causing headaches for farmers, agents and industry, as the deadline looms for the forms to be actively used. THE new National Vendor Declaration (NVD) forms – issued nearly 12 months ago – are causing headaches for farmers, agents and industry, as the deadline looms for the forms to be actively used.
RESIDENTS of the small Wimmera community of Toolondo are ecstatic after iconic trout fishery Lake Toolondo received an eleventh hour reprieve due to a State Government approved water allocation of 5000 megalitres. RESIDENTS of the small Wimmera community of Toolondo are ecstatic after iconic trout fishery Lake Toolondo received an eleventh hour reprieve due to a State Government approved water allocation of 5000 megalitres.
PASSIONATE young dairy enthusiasts got the inside scoop on preparing their heifers for show competitions at the National Dairy Youth Camp recently. PASSIONATE young dairy enthusiasts got the inside scoop on preparing their heifers for show competitions at the National Dairy Youth Camp recently.
THE new National Vendor Declaration (NVD) forms – issued nearly 12 months ago – are causing headaches for farmers, agents and industry, as the deadline looms for the forms to be actively used.
22 Jan 15  8 THE new National Vendor Declaration (NVD) forms – issued nearly 12 months ago – are causing headaches for farmers, agents and industry, as the deadline looms for the forms to be actively...
GOOD prices matched with buying opportunity meant vendors and buyers were both happy with the outcome of today’s annual Colac female weaner sale which peaked at $1400per head.
19 Jan 15 GOOD prices matched with buying opportunity meant vendors and buyers were both happy with the outcome of today’s annual Colac female weaner sale which peaked at $1400per head.
BROAD Victorian, New South Wales and South Australian restocker inquiry underpinned a consistent demand for weaner steers and heifers at Warrnambool on Friday.
19 Jan 15  1 BROAD Victorian, New South Wales and South Australian restocker inquiry underpinned a consistent demand for weaner steers and heifers at Warrnambool on Friday.
The trend of strong prices continued today at Yea’s Upper Goulburn Rivers Classic annual weaner sale, with the top pen of steers fetching $1045.
16 Jan 15 The trend of strong prices continued today at Yea’s Upper Goulburn Rivers Classic annual weaner sale, with the top pen of steers fetching $1045.
PRICES at the final weaners sale at the existing Wodonga saleyards were still quite buoyant today.
Independent agents at the All Breed sale had a good yarding of 2509 cattle, both steers and heifers.
16 Jan 15 PRICES at the final weaners sale at the existing Wodonga saleyards were still quite buoyant today. Independent agents at the All Breed sale had a good yarding of 2509 cattle, both...
VENDORS at Wodonga are happy again today with prices for weaners topping at $995 so far.
16 Jan 15 VENDORS at Wodonga are happy again today with prices for weaners topping at $995 so far.
CATTLE breeders seeking superior female genetics locked horns and chased Angus heifer prices to a record high of 294c/kg lwt at the Hamilton weaner sales today.
15 Jan 15 CATTLE breeders seeking superior female genetics locked horns and chased Angus heifer prices to a record high of 294c/kg lwt at the Hamilton weaner sales today.
In an exceptional sale, yearling steers sold to $1245 and consignment of Hereford steers averaged $1099.
15 Jan 15 In an exceptional sale, yearling steers sold to $1245 and consignment of Hereford steers averaged $1099.
VENDORS at week two of the Wodonga weaner sales are all smiles today with the prices exceeding all expectations.
15 Jan 15  1 VENDORS at week two of the Wodonga weaner sales are all smiles today with the prices exceeding all expectations.
ANGUS heifers met with strong competition and sold to 250 cents a kilogram liveweight at the Hamilton Independent Agents British-breed weaner sale yesterday.
15 Jan 15 ANGUS heifers met with strong competition and sold to 250 cents a kilogram liveweight at the Hamilton Independent Agents British-breed weaner sale yesterday.
EUROA agents combined to offer a yarding of 2573 quality steers and heifers today, with feedlot competition putting a floor in the market.
14 Jan 15 EUROA agents combined to offer a yarding of 2573 quality steers and heifers today, with feedlot competition putting a floor in the market.
BIDDER confidence sprouted like mushrooms at the Hamilton Euro-breeds weaner sale today, following 30-40 millimetres of overnight drenching rain.
13 Jan 15 BIDDER confidence sprouted like mushrooms at the Hamilton Euro-breeds weaner sale today, following 30-40 millimetres of overnight drenching rain.
REGARDED as the best prices in two decades, Colac Birregurra steer weaner sale's results for the 2341-head yarding rocketed to a top of $955 a head.
12 Jan 15  1 REGARDED as the best prices in two decades, Colac Birregurra steer weaner sale's results for the 2341-head yarding rocketed to a top of $955 a head.
The prices at Yea’s blue ribbon weaner sale today exceeded expectations, with steers selling to a top of $1050.
09 Jan 15 The prices at Yea’s blue ribbon weaner sale today exceeded expectations, with steers selling to a top of $1050.
BUYERS from New South Wales and South Australia cleared about 75 per cent of the 2300-strong steer yarding from the Elders Casterton weaner sale today.
09 Jan 15 BUYERS from New South Wales and South Australia cleared about 75 per cent of the 2300-strong steer yarding from the Elders Casterton weaner sale today.
COMPETITION remained hot on the second day of Wodonga's weaner sales, with welcome rain spurring buyers to maintain high prices.
09 Jan 15  1 COMPETITION remained hot on the second day of Wodonga's weaner sales, with welcome rain spurring buyers to maintain high prices.
BOTH agents and producers were looking for northern buyers to come and make the Wodonga Annual Angus sale.
08 Jan 15 BOTH agents and producers were looking for northern buyers to come and make the Wodonga Annual Angus sale.
THE 14 millimetres of rain received overnight in Hamilton didn’t dampen the spirits of cattle buyers at the Elders and Landmark Hamilton Hereford and Euro Steer weaner sale today.
08 Jan 15  1 THE 14 millimetres of rain received overnight in Hamilton didn’t dampen the spirits of cattle buyers at the Elders and Landmark Hamilton Hereford and Euro Steer weaner sale today.
VIDEO: A RED hot market has kicked of the steer portion of the first day of the Wodonga weaner sales.
08 Jan 15 VIDEO: A RED hot market has kicked of the steer portion of the first day of the Wodonga weaner sales. | Interstate buyers lift demand  | Prices up as weaner sales lift-off 
WEANER cattle prices have leapt to their highest value in a decade, spurred on by rejuvenated interstate demand as the annual sales period kicked off in the Western District this week.
08 Jan 15 WEANER cattle prices have leapt to their highest value in a decade, spurred on by rejuvenated interstate demand as the annual sales period kicked off in the Western District this week.
BEEF weaners are set to make the long 1800-kilometre haul from the Western District to central Queensland following solid competition from northern Australian buyers in the opening days of Victoria's weaner sales.
08 Jan 15 BEEF weaners are set to make the long 1800-kilometre haul from the Western District to central Queensland following solid competition from northern Australian buyers in the opening days...
REPEAT buyer business delivered expected higher prices to Hereford steer sellers on day three of the Hamilton Independent Agents Hereford weaner sale today.
07 Jan 15 REPEAT buyer business delivered expected higher prices to Hereford steer sellers on day three of the Hamilton Independent Agents Hereford weaner sale today.
INCREASED competition and demand from interstate drove Angus steer prices 6-8 cents higher on Day 2 of Hamilton weaner sales today.
06 Jan 15 INCREASED competition and demand from interstate drove Angus steer prices 6-8 cents higher on Day 2 of Hamilton weaner sales today.
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Nico 'The trend is upward' A: IS NOT proof of AWG B: The 1970-2000 trend matches the 1910-1940
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Nico you are probably right when you state that climate science is based on observation and
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It's a fairly simple-minded version of democracy that Sen. O'Sullivan wants us to admire. Real
A young dairy farmer who has been attending International Dairy Week since he was two weeks old was thrilled when the cow he prepared was named the grand champion Jersey yesterday.22 Jan 15 A young dairy farmer who has been attending International Dairy Week since he was two weeks old was thrilled when...
CASHED-UP local restockers pushed powerhouse feedlot buyers to their limits at Kyneton’s annual weaner sale on Wednesday.22 Jan 15 CASHED-UP local restockers pushed powerhouse feedlot buyers to their limits at Kyneton’s annual weaner sale on...