Vic to tap into China deal

VICTORIAN slaughter cattle are expected to leave Australian shores within four months under the pioneering cattle deal with China.
VICTORIAN slaughter cattle are expected to leave Australian shores within four months under the pioneering cattle deal with China.
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WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive. WITH lamb prices at record highs more Australian sheep producers are adopting NZ technology to ensure progeny not only survive but also thrive.
THE remote territory known for its crocodiles might join the rest of Australia on an equal political footing in its quest to become our seventh state. THE remote territory known for its crocodiles might join the rest of Australia on an equal political footing in its quest to become our seventh state.
AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says. AUSTRALIAN dairy farmers will barely break even this year amid a collapse in global milk prices, the industry's peak body says.
THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity. THE opening of a live export cattle trade from to China, signed off in Canberra on Monday, has the potential to underpin cattle industry prosperity.
THE Muresk Institute will receive a boost to develop agricultural skills.
1:00 PM THE Muresk Institute will receive a boost to develop agricultural skills.
GRAIN marketing, storage and logistics group Emerald Grain is rebranding its local grain accumulation businesses.
12:55 PM GRAIN marketing, storage and logistics group Emerald Grain is rebranding its local grain accumulation businesses. | India focus for AGIC's Emily French  | TPP negotiations at pointy end 
SOUTH Hedland Police are co-ordinating a search for a 62-year-old man who was piloting a single seat helicopter.
11:56 AM SOUTH Hedland Police are co-ordinating a search for a 62-year-old man who was piloting a single seat helicopter.
THE newly minted US-Iran nuclear deal will deliver an
10:33 AM THE newly minted US-Iran nuclear deal will deliver an "avalanche of trade" for Western businesses, predicts the boss of Australian ag giant Sunrice. | SunRice asks shareholders for...  | SunRice in restructure stoush 
A BATESFORD man stole more than $50,000 of wool from properties in the Geelong region to fund his ice addiction, the Geelong Magistrates Court was told.
10:20 AM A BATESFORD man stole more than $50,000 of wool from properties in the Geelong region to fund his ice addiction, the Geelong Magistrates Court was told.
FOR many across New South Wales and Victoria, July has been a cold month, and some in the younger generations won't recall such a classic winter.
9:59 AM FOR many across New South Wales and Victoria, July has been a cold month, and some in the younger generations won't recall such a classic winter. | Climate change hitting your wine  | Outlook fine for weather computer 
IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker.
9:46 AM IT IS India's time to shine in world grain markets, according to Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) international guest speaker. | AGIC tips tight finish for Aus...  | AGIC reaches out with trade focus 
AT the close of Tuesday’s markets, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) finished at 551.50¢, up 4¢/kg cwt.
9:35 AM AT the close of Tuesday’s markets, the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator (EYCI) finished at 551.50¢, up 4¢/kg cwt. | Jamming on both sides of beef  | China's FTA beef import trigger 
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SALES of WAFarmers' own brand milk have raised more than $100,000 to be ploughed back into helping local farmers, with $25,000 of that quarantined to help dairy farmers.
9:12 AM SALES of WAFarmers' own brand milk have raised more than $100,000 to be ploughed back into helping local farmers, with $25,000 of that quarantined to help dairy farmers.
VICTORIAN small producers have cautiously welcomed a review into the state's meat and seafood regulator, PrimeSafe.
8:37 AM VICTORIAN small producers have cautiously welcomed a review into the state's meat and seafood regulator, PrimeSafe.
TRADE was the focus at AGIC on Tuesday, from the official opening by the Shadow Minister for Trade, Senator Penny Wong, to the FTA panel session.
8:16 AM TRADE was the focus at AGIC on Tuesday, from the official opening by the Shadow Minister for Trade, Senator Penny Wong, to the FTA panel session. | AGIC tips tight finish for Aus...  | Grain leaders back best practice 
PASTORALISTS gathered in Halls Creek last week to remember pilots who had lost their lives in helicopter accidents on stations across the Kimberley.
4:00 AM PASTORALISTS gathered in Halls Creek last week to remember pilots who had lost their lives in helicopter accidents on stations across the Kimberley.
A CURRENT bill before the New South Wales Parliament proposes to end the use of sow stalls, and if passed will become Australia's second ban.
2:00 AM  1 A CURRENT bill before the New South Wales Parliament proposes to end the use of sow stalls, and if passed will become Australia's second ban.
NFF president Brent Finlay wants Australian negotiators to aim high and enhance outcomes for ag exports when talks recommence on the TPP this week.
2:00 AM  3 NFF president Brent Finlay wants Australian negotiators to aim high and enhance outcomes for ag exports when talks recommence on the TPP this week. | Surprise wins in TPP deal: Robb  | Ag protectionism blocking TPP 
OPINION: AUSTRALIA’S rural levies system and the structures that underpin it are complex, convoluted and difficult to penetrate.
2:00 AM  3 OPINION: AUSTRALIA’S rural levies system and the structures that underpin it are complex, convoluted and difficult to penetrate. | Red tape is strangling our future  | Report calls for ag levy database 
KIMBERLEY icon, the 394,028 hectare Fossil Downs cattle station and pastoral lease held by one family for the past 133 years, is being acquired by Hancock Prospecting headed up by mining magnate Gina Rinehart.
1:00 AM KIMBERLEY icon, the 394,028 hectare Fossil Downs cattle station and pastoral lease held by one family for the past 133 years, is being acquired by Hancock Prospecting headed up by mining...
THE WAFarmers Grains Council used a meeting with Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston last week to highlight the urgency of repealing the WA Crop Free Areas Act before the next election.
1:00 AM THE WAFarmers Grains Council used a meeting with Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston last week to highlight the urgency of repealing the WA Crop Free Areas Act before the next election.
In a coup for the dairy industry, senior farmhands have been recognised as skilled workers and are now, for the first time, eligible for 457 visas.
28 Jul 15 In a coup for the dairy industry, senior farmhands have been recognised as skilled workers and are now, for the first time, eligible for 457 visas.
A NEW report published by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research aims to better understand the health issues facing rural and regional populations.
28 Jul 15 A NEW report published by the Garvan Institute of Medical Research aims to better understand the health issues facing rural and regional populations. | Kid 'doctors' bridging health gaps  | Timely tests help close the gap 
POLICE have confirmed three people are dead after a gas explosion in a caravan in Mount Isa this morning.
28 Jul 15 POLICE have confirmed three people are dead after a gas explosion in a caravan in Mount Isa this morning.
AUSTRALIAN grain stocks are extremely tight, particularly on the east coast, which means local prices could remain volatile until harvest.
28 Jul 15  1 AUSTRALIAN grain stocks are extremely tight, particularly on the east coast, which means local prices could remain volatile until harvest. | Growers kick off AGIC  | Australia's changing grain role 
ARCHER Capital is seeking to capitalise on merger and acquisition interest in the dairy sector, hiring Luminis Partners to sell Brownes Dairy.
28 Jul 15 ARCHER Capital is seeking to capitalise on merger and acquisition interest in the dairy sector, hiring Luminis Partners to sell Brownes Dairy. | Dairy industry faces tough year  | Milk sours New Zealand's economy 
THE Viterra grains handling group, owned by Swiss commodities and mining giant Glencore, is rationalising its property holdings in Adelaide.
28 Jul 15 THE Viterra grains handling group, owned by Swiss commodities and mining giant Glencore, is rationalising its property holdings in Adelaide. | ACCC rejects Viterra port plan 
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The TPA law requires disclosure of any agreement 60 days before it’s signed and long before
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Amazing Nico has tried to debate me without quoting a reference to some site somewhere. Nico,
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Angry, have you read the report by Dr Rawlins? It's very interesting, though it kicks no one in
THE Muresk Institute will receive a boost to develop agricultural skills.1:00 PM THE Muresk Institute will receive a boost to develop agricultural skills.
SOUTH Hedland Police are co-ordinating a search for a 62-year-old man who was piloting a single seat helicopter.11:56 AM SOUTH Hedland Police are co-ordinating a search for a 62-year-old man who was piloting a single seat helicopter.