Colac backs local yards

COLAC Otway Shire has $23.3 million reasons for retaining its municipal saleyards in council hands.
COLAC Otway Shire has $23.3 million reasons for retaining its municipal saleyards in council hands.
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IT'S been a long-time coming, but it's finally official: the Euroa saleyards is getting a roof.
IT'S been a long-time coming, but it's finally official: the Euroa saleyards is getting a roof.
A NEW report is calling for more support for rural and regional students to help them overcome significant barriers they face in accessing higher education. A NEW report is calling for more support for rural and regional students to help them overcome significant barriers they face in accessing higher education.
THE thought of being the best young dairy cattle parader in the country hasn’t sunken in for Kayla Bradley. THE thought of being the best young dairy cattle parader in the country hasn’t sunken in for Kayla Bradley.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
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.
THE Wyndham & Co, Bairnsdale, annual spring store cattle sale has shown producers have great expectations for an early and good spring.
07 Aug 14 THE Wyndham & Co, Bairnsdale, annual spring store cattle sale has shown producers have great expectations for an early and good spring.
HEAVIER steers topped at $900 a head at the Euroa store cattle sale this afternoon.
01 Aug 14 HEAVIER steers topped at $900 a head at the Euroa store cattle sale this afternoon.
VICTORIA’S freezing winter weather today was not enough to chill the excitement of the official Colac saleyard’s new $1million roof opening that coincided with the winter store sale.
01 Aug 14 VICTORIA’S freezing winter weather today was not enough to chill the excitement of the official Colac saleyard’s new $1million roof opening that coincided with the winter store sale.
THIS year's annual Livestock Saleyards Association of Victoria (LSAV) conference will be held in Melbourne under the theme of
01 Aug 14 THIS year's annual Livestock Saleyards Association of Victoria (LSAV) conference will be held in Melbourne under the theme of "Livestock Marketing: Future Trends".
THE best autumn start in recent times is now behind us and the dive from magnificent autumn days – when growing feed seemed to be a leisure activity – to the depths of winter and an onslaught of cold wet and windy conditions is upon us.
01 Aug 14 THE best autumn start in recent times is now behind us and the dive from magnificent autumn days – when growing feed seemed to be a leisure activity – to the depths of winter and an...
Warm and sunny weather brought out a large crowd for a small winter yarding at Pakenham today.
31 Jul 14 Warm and sunny weather brought out a large crowd for a small winter yarding at Pakenham today.  | Store sheep robust despite lamb...  | Winter hits Leongatha sale 
THE Wagga Wagga prime sheep market struggled to gain momentum again this week, with new season lambs the only category selling to steady demand.
31 Jul 14 THE Wagga Wagga prime sheep market struggled to gain momentum again this week, with new season lambs the only category selling to steady demand. | Store sheep robust despite lamb...  | Cow prices raising questions 
THE lamb market may have developed the shakes over the past week but the store market remains strong.
31 Jul 14 THE lamb market may have developed the shakes over the past week but the store market remains strong.
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TASMANIAN fish farmer Tassal  has reported a strong  rise in profits despite a small fall in revenue.21 Aug 14 TASMANIAN fish farmer Tassal has reported a strong rise in profits despite a small fall in revenue.
THERE'S been a moratorium on genetically-modified (GM) crops in Tasmania since 2001, but could co-existence between non-GM food crops and GM food crops work?
A senior consultant at Macquarie Franklin, Thom Goodwin, said the State's debate on GM needed to move forward, and co-existence could be the answer.
Mr Goodwin told delegates at a Grains Research & Development Corporation21 Aug 14 THERE'S been a moratorium on genetically-modified (GM) crops in Tasmania since 2001, but could co-existence between...