Lighter cattle cheaper at Colac

HEAVY cattle sold to solid rates at the Colac store sale today, but lighter weights failed to attract similar competition.
HEAVY cattle sold to solid rates at the Colac store sale today, but lighter weights failed to attract similar competition.
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AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon. AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon.
IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing. IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed. RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed.
AUSTRALIA'S run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February since 1910. AUSTRALIA'S run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February since 1910.
LOCAL buyers, possibly spooked by the hype and high prices of January weaner sales, stepped up with more certainty and bought their cattle at the new NVLX Barnawartha saleyards near Wodonga on Thursday.
10:26 AM LOCAL buyers, possibly spooked by the hype and high prices of January weaner sales, stepped up with more certainty and bought their cattle at the new NVLX Barnawartha saleyards near...
This year’s Australian Pork Limited (APL) sponsored Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry was won by Queensland researcher Tracey Muller.
05 Mar 15 This year’s Australian Pork Limited (APL) sponsored Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry was won by Queensland researcher Tracey Muller.
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.
02 Mar 15 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.
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.
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Qlander, drag your head out from where you are hiding it and READ THE ARTICLE. It refers to an
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Charles Sturt University (CSU) has found a way to save Australian farmers $100 million plus each year.03 Mar 15 Charles Sturt University (CSU) has found a way to save Australian farmers $100 million plus each year.
The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) today announced the appointment of Dean Logan as its new executive director.03 Mar 15 The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) today announced the appointment of Dean Logan as its new executive...