We found some of the faces from the Stock & Land archives from 10 years ago.
Our gallery is a sample of who we spotted and here is a snippet of the headlines and news at the time.
TAGS: NLIS sheep circuit breaker: Meat processors may have a typical no-fuss solution to the tagging impasse facing the nation's sheepmeat industry. Trials are about to begin using a system that appears almost too simple to believe.By numbering the links on the physical chain that moves through the abattoir, processors believe they will be able to monitor and therefore track mobs or lots of animals through to post mortem inspection.
FALL: Demand for slaughter cattle falls: Confidence dented by the lost competition of a default in payment by a second-tier export processor saw demand for slaughter cattle lose its edge in the physical market this week. Prices for export steers and heifers, in particular, eased mostly 5 to 10c/kg lwt, and more so in the southern centre closer to where the defaulting processor was located.
DAIRY: Shareholders Cheesed off: Shareholders in Australia's only publicly listed dairy processor, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), reacted negatively to a cut in forecast profits and last week's supplier crisis by wiping more than 10 per cent from the value of the company when trading resumed after Easter.
LEARNING: Shearers keen to start young: WHO said young people weren't interested in taking up shearing? Last week near Coleraine, 10 eager young men couldn't soak up enough knowledge about the craft, the gear and the culture of the woolshed. Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST) was taking the training at Toolang, with most involved with the training as part of a school based traineeship.
DELIVERY: Japan gets Aussie beef home delivered: A Japanese trading company is using a similar model to the selling of Tupperware to deliver Australian beef door-to-door to consumers. While it may sound like a strange concept, the Sugarlady Company has built up a customer base of 300,000 families who order their meat and other food requirements from an annual catalogue.
SALES: Grass brings buyers out: With rain falling and green grass emerging in Gippsland paddocks, buyers took a punt on the season ahead and bought up big at last week's Leongatha store sale. A large crowd of local backgrounders had their eyes on the 1800 head yarding of "freshened in condition" cattle.