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Steers to $830 at Yea, Vic
15 Sep 08 In a terrific result for cattle producers from Victoria's Yea district, who are now desperate for a soaking shower of rain, older steers reached a top of $830 and steer weaners $725.
Armdale takes top honours at Australasian Poll Dorsets
14 Sep 08 The Armdale Stud took top honours at the Australasian Poll Dorset Championships on the weekend, in an excellent showing of top quality sheep.
Merryville rams to $3500
14 Sep 08 As industry professionals speculated as to where wool prices were headed and how the season would pan out, producers made their own luck paying an average $1558 at last week's Merryville Merino ram sale at Boorowa, NSW.
Good crowds at WA machinery field days
12 Sep 08 WA's machinery field day season is in full swing. While there have been good crowds and genuine interest, farmers are still waiting on a rain before they commit to forward ordering for next year. A good rain this week will be just the shot for most areas of the state, with crops showing good potential but just requiring that vital moisture.
Riverina ewes reach $68 at Hay
11 Sep 08 Riverina vendors yesterday offloaded about 11,000 sheep at Hay, NSW, where prices for Merino ewes reached $68.
Greening Australia offer $25-$30/t for carbon
10 Sep 08 Carbon farming is alive and well and worth $25 to $30 per tonne, according to Greening Australia.
Jock Laurie on the NSW political shakedown
10 Sep 08 NSW Farmers Association president Jock Laurie said his organisation would have liked it if Monaro MP and NSW Country Labor head Steve Whan made it onto the new State Cabinet. Mr Whan missed out on a minister’s seat, despite getting support from the new NSW Premier Nathan Rees. Mr Laurie also said the association had to work with whatever ministers were chosen last week and added the Labor Government in recent years had never been rural focused. Full coverage of the State Government reshuffle and what it means for Country NSW is in this week’s edition of The Land.
Meet the new Water Minister
10 Sep 08 Wollondilly MP Phillip Costa was launched into the high profile State Government role of Water Minister this week – despite his recent attempts at retiring from full-time work. The former primary school principal will also take on the Regional Development portfolio and narrowly missed out on getting Rural Affairs. Rural Affairs was kept by Lands Minister Tony Kelly. Mr Costa, who also runs a fruit orchard, is now in the frontline of debate about the Murray-Darling system, Sydney’s desalination plant and fixed water charges for irrigators with zero allocations. Read this week’s edition of The Land for a wrap up of the State Government shake-up.
Rudd pledges to stand by ag through drought
10 Sep 08 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says his government views agriculture as an "industry of the future", despite the impact of the drought and the failures of drought policy in supporting industry.
Varietal sparkle for mundane mungbeans
09 Sep 08 THE official release of two new elite varieties, Crystal and Satin II, has been described as something of a ‘new dawn’ for the close-knit mungbean industry.
Ag Show action in limelight
09 Sep 08 WHILE the rain band that swept last week’s Heritage Ag Show event had many visitors scurrying for cover, it further enhanced broadacre’s seasonal expectations.
Circle 8 Angus reach $10,000 high
09 Sep 08 Angus and Angus hybrid bulls reached a high of $10,000 at the Circle 8 sale in Tarcutta, NSW, which averaged $4339.
Sheep buyers return to Kerang, Vic
09 Sep 08 An A-grade team of buyers at the first lamb sale in a month at Kerang, Vic, pushed young lamb prices to a top of $133 yesterday.
Merino hoggets soar to $112.50 at Jerilderie, NSW
08 Sep 08 Prices for Merino ewe hoggets soared to $112.50 a head during an enthusiastic demand for quality breeders lines for store sheep at Jerilderie, NSW, on Friday.
Favourable season drives prices at Colac
08 Sep 08 Buyers at Colac, Vic, on Friday displayed confidence in their bidding, pushing steers to $800 and weaners, a particular highlight, to $695.
Rain saves Wodonga cattle market
05 Sep 08 God bless last week's rain! That was the most relevant response to yesterday's massive 5000 head store cattle sale at Wodonga where more than 70pc of the yarding spilled out of the worst drought-affected areas of the Riverina.
Merino National's $20,000 high
05 Sep 08 The Rabobank National Merino Sale, held on August 28 at Dubbo, has been dubbed a success after rams topped at $20,000 and averaged $4763 - significantly up on last year's result.
Rogilla and Bimberoo a genuine buying opportunity
05 Sep 08 Coming to auction is a 958-hectare aggregation, Rogilla and Bimberoo, in the Boorowa district of NSW on behalf of the Mason family. Well-watered and suited to both grazing and cropping, the block is to be auctioned at Canberra's Kurrajong Hotel on September 18.
SDF geared for Australian sales
05 Sep 08 THE globalisation of the tractor and combine harvester industries shows no sign of slowing with another European supplier ramping up production in India, China and Croatia.
Wentworth showgoers undeterred by rain
04 Sep 08 More than 3500 people attended South Australia's Wentworth Show over the weekend, where vendors in the ram-selling ring were rewarded for their efforts.
Merino National's $20,000 high
04 Sep 08 The Rabobank National Merino Sale, held on August 28 at Dubbo, has been dubbed a success after rams topped at $20,000 and averaged $4763 - significantly up on last year's result.
Rain flushes out the buyers at Roma, Qld, store sale
03 Sep 08 A good shower of rain across Queensland's Maranoa region brought local cattle buyers out in force at Roma’s store sale yesterday, where prices were stronger across the board.
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PARENTS campaigning to save Moora Residential College (MRC) have cautiously welcomed WA Liberals’ announcement it will keep the facility open if it wins the next State election.
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Indonesia has relaxed its trade restrictions on secondary beef cuts, re-opening a market that was worth $42 million to Australian exporters two years ago.
The recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease due to the wet spring.
Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look for alternative grain supplies to fulfill their forward contract commitments.
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