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Alpacas centre stage at Sydney
25 Mar 08
James Tierney claims national auction title
29 Mar 08 JAMES Tierney, Elders Wagga Wagga, sold his way to victory at the National Young Auctioneers Competition last Thursday, edging out the strongest line-up ever of contestants from the eastern States. Mr Tierney described the competition as pretty even and was thrilled but a little surprised when he was singled out as the winner. "I didn't think there was a stand out contestant, all the boys were selling so well," he said. Mr Tierney said he spend the few weeks leading up to the Show refining his selling. "I'll be trying to keep it simple and not get carried away with too many complications," he said. Full report in The Land next week.
Magic Millions sales a mixed success
28 Mar 08 The Magic Millions sales on the Gold Coast have been one of mixed successes with an all-time sale topping price of $2.2 million paid for a Redoute's Choice colt. Many stud have reported overall sale prices to have dropped with the average prices over the sessions down on last year. Queensland studs have fared well during the week, making good prices with quality horses.
Little guys could haul this year's NSW harvest
27 Mar 08 "Smaller players" could haul this year's grain harvest after Pacific National’s withdrawl, according to the president of the NSW Local Government and Shires Association, Bruce Miller. Mr Miller, who is also the Mayor of Cowra Shire Council, said local councils would need a lot more money to cope with road maintenance if the grain was hauled in trucks.
Farm machinery sales surge
25 Mar 08 The unprecedented demand for farm machinery has been verified by the men and women at the coal face when it comes to supplying farmers with their mechanisation needs, the dealers.
Alpacas centre stage at Sydney
25 Mar 08 As darkness swept in around the Sydney Royal Show on Sunday night, the Victorians collected the top honours in both the Suri and Huacaya competitions, in a record showing of alpacas.
Flinders beef up to the challenge
19 Mar 08 THERE is no doubting the fattening capacity of the north west. Cattle entered into the Flinders Beef Challenge weight gain and carcase competition have averaged almost a kilogram per day for a 110 day period. The first weigh in day was held last week on Rob and Donna Atkinson’s property Katandra, Stamford where the cattle are kept.
Powranna weaner cattle sale
18 Mar 08 Tough start to Tasmania's weaner cattle selling season
17 Mar 08 Our best photos of iconic NSW properties from the recent Signature Properties 2008 publication in The Land newspaper.
Young auctioneer wins tight contest
17 Mar 08 In a tight fought contest, Brett Shea of Elders Albury, NSW, triumphed in the Victorian Young Auctioneers' state title held at Wodonga, Vic, on Saturday.
Cattle prices hold at Wodonga, despite dry season
17 Mar 08 Grown steers, aged 15-16 months, made to $715 a head and Angus weaners to $670/head at the special sale of 3200 store cattle at Wodonga, Vic, last Friday. Prices held despite the big yarding swelled by the dry season in the region.
WIN a Kelpie pup worth $1200
14 Mar 08 You can enter as many times as you like by filling in one of four original coupons appearing in Stock & Land each week beginning on March 20 and continuing until April 10. Entries close on April 18. Fill out the details and send the entry to: Beloka Kelpie Stud Contest, PO Box 254, MOONEE PONDS VIC 3039. The winner will be drawn on Monday, April 21, 2008.
Farm Workhorse Finalists
13 Mar 08 During summer The Land called for readers to nominate their favourite farm workhorse - a trusty ute, tractor or other piece of farm equipment that has stood the test of time and is still going strong. We were flooded with entries, but here are our favourite dozen, including the two competition winners.
Leucaena considered as forestry option
13 Mar 08 Theever-popular leucaena pasture is being touted as the next big thing in forestry production for Queensland.
NSW Farmer of the Year launch
11 Mar 08 The NSW Farmer of the Year competition for 2008 was launched at the Beef Spectacular at Dubbo last week.
Running Creek cattle sale
11 Mar 08 With not a black-coated beast in sight, an outstanding display of Hereford yearlings, aged predominately 12- to 15-month-old and breed locally in the north east hills near Mt Beauty, made to $725 at Running Creek in the upper reaches of Tallangatta Valley, Victoria, last Friday.
Myrtleford cattle sale
11 Mar 08 Local and interstate buyers shrugged off the market blues of the past fortnight bidding an outstanding yarding for breeders' weaner cattle to a top price of $700 at Myrtleford last Friday.
Third-generation big hay baler
10 Mar 08 Contractors are getting to grips with third-generation big baler technology best typified by Krone’s design-with-a-difference in the shape of its unique Big Pack range.
Cattle prices ease at Wodonga
07 Mar 08 The recent warm dry weather saw restocker demand again on the back foot at a special sale of 1500 store cattle at Wodonga last Thursday.
Dubbo Spectacular Day 3
07 Mar 08 The Interbreed competition was the feature of Day Three of the Beef Spectacular a Dubbo.
Dubbo Beef Spectacular Interbreed
07 Mar 08 Interbreed judging at Beef Spectacular a great success.
Flying start to NSW Beef Spectacular
06 Mar 08 The NSW Beef Spectacular has kicked off to a flying start with crowds flocking to Dubbo showground to inspect some of the state’s best beef cattle.
Beef Spectacular: Commercial cattle focus on day two
06 Mar 08 This year the NSW Beef Spectacular committee decided to add commercial events into the schedule to broaden the focus for primarily stud cattle.
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AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
Liberals vow to keep college doors open
28 Aug 18
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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China has followed through with flagged plans to resume importing United States beef, lifting a ban that has existed since mad cow disease was found in the States in 2003.
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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