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Meat sales boom in China

SHEEPMEAT and beef sales boomed in China in 2013 - mutton rising 254 per cent to 57,888 tonnes.
SHEEPMEAT and beef sales boomed in China in 2013 - mutton rising 254 per cent to 57,888 tonnes.
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AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations. AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement. FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement.
MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found. MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found.
HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia. HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia.
THE inaugural Lawsons Angus bull sale at Youngs Siding produced a great result with bulls twice hitting the $6500 top.
20 Apr 14 THE inaugural Lawsons Angus bull sale at Youngs Siding produced a great result with bulls twice hitting the $6500 top.
AUTO steer and variable rate application of inputs are becoming common place in cropping but the livestock industry is not left behind.
20 Apr 14 AUTO steer and variable rate application of inputs are becoming common place in cropping but the livestock industry is not left behind. | Summer grasses hold feed-gap value  | Nutrient ratio all about balance 
THE Hasleby's family's Biara Santa Gertrudis stud continues to go from strength to strength following the successful results at its ninth annual on-property bull sale at Northampton last week.
19 Apr 14 THE Hasleby's family's Biara Santa Gertrudis stud continues to go from strength to strength following the successful results at its ninth annual on-property bull sale at Northampton last...
UNLIKE last year there were no grey clouds hanging over the industry in terms of markets and seasons when the main bull selling kicked off in mid-January.
19 Apr 14 UNLIKE last year there were no grey clouds hanging over the industry in terms of markets and seasons when the main bull selling kicked off in mid-January.
MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock.
17 Apr 14  1 MEAT & Livestock Australia is seeking researchers to devise ways of improving outcomes in three key aspects of safeguarding the welfare of Australian export livestock. | Live export investigation underway  | Wilkie claims 'misleading': ALEC 
MORVEN has moved to the front line of the wild dog war with a new 1.8 metre-high fence around 50 properties.
17 Apr 14  2 MORVEN has moved to the front line of the wild dog war with a new 1.8 metre-high fence around 50 properties.
AN investigation into allegations of criminal misconduct within the live export trade is underway.
15 Apr 14  5 AN investigation into allegations of criminal misconduct within the live export trade is underway.
CHANGES to the ESCAS system will be pushed by Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce after his visit last week to the Middle East.
14 Apr 14  9 CHANGES to the ESCAS system will be pushed by Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce after his visit last week to the Middle East. | Live ex industry 'committed to...  | Greens 'attacking ag': Joyce 
PRODUCERS and industry representatives met in Kojonup last week to discuss some of WA's beef and sheep industry concerns.
12 Apr 14 PRODUCERS and industry representatives met in Kojonup last week to discuss some of WA's beef and sheep industry concerns.
LIVE export still has a long way to go to build social licence but the industry is firmly committed to animal welfare, says ALEC chief Alison Penfold.
12 Apr 14  8 LIVE export still has a long way to go to build social licence but the industry is firmly committed to animal welfare, says ALEC chief Alison Penfold. | Greens 'attack' short on facts  | All guns blazing on live ex 
STUD Merino breeders and loyal Strath-Haddon clients were out in force at the Strath-Haddon Merino stud on-property dispersal sale at Broomehill this week pushing prices to a high of $410 for stud ewes and $9400 for stud sires.
11 Apr 14 STUD Merino breeders and loyal Strath-Haddon clients were out in force at the Strath-Haddon Merino stud on-property dispersal sale at Broomehill this week pushing prices to a high of...
WA saleyards are preparing for a national livestock standstill. 
Workshops have been held throughout the State to prepare industry representatives for an outbreak of an emergency disease such as foot and mouth disease (FMD).
11 Apr 14 WA saleyards are preparing for a national livestock standstill. Workshops have been held throughout the State to prepare industry representatives for an outbreak of an emergency...
WAFARMERS has launched a website to share the positive and factual story behind live export from the perspective of producers.
11 Apr 14 WAFARMERS has launched a website to share the positive and factual story behind live export from the perspective of producers.
AN AMBITIOUS plan to build a major regional cattle selling centre that will engulf the State's South West markets is underway.
10 Apr 14  1 AN AMBITIOUS plan to build a major regional cattle selling centre that will engulf the State's South West markets is underway.
WILD dog scalps have come in thick and fast in the first round of the bounty trial set up in the Murchison.
10 Apr 14 WILD dog scalps have come in thick and fast in the first round of the bounty trial set up in the Murchison.
IT’S not a sheep, and it’s not a goat. Meet the geep – a rare hybrid ovine bred in Ireland from a sheep and goat.
09 Apr 14 IT’S not a sheep, and it’s not a goat. Meet the geep – a rare hybrid ovine bred in Ireland from a sheep and goat. | Trust Me: Lowline makes US$85,000  | Gerald’s third Angaston hogget win 
THERE was strong demand for early calving cows at the Moraine Jerseys complete dispersal sale at the Warrnambool Livestock Selling Centre on Monday where 162 of 188 Jerseys sold to $3500.
08 Apr 14 THERE was strong demand for early calving cows at the Moraine Jerseys complete dispersal sale at the Warrnambool Livestock Selling Centre on Monday where 162 of 188 Jerseys sold to $3500.
EXPECTATIONS were high prior to the Euroa store cattle sale last Friday, a good crowd was building and there were several B-double trucks already in the carpark before the sale.
06 Apr 14 EXPECTATIONS were high prior to the Euroa store cattle sale last Friday, a good crowd was building and there were several B-double trucks already in the carpark before the sale. | Ballarat push for saleyard success  | Colac's big buoy hits $1015 
A SOGGY week of weaner sales across the State has spurred on restockers and feedlots to pay more than 200 cents a kilogram (liveweight) for most lines of stock in reasonable condition.
03 Apr 14 A SOGGY week of weaner sales across the State has spurred on restockers and feedlots to pay more than 200 cents a kilogram (liveweight) for most lines of stock in reasonable condition.
BUYING was strong at the Paringa bull sale on Tuesday, with Tom and Olivia Lawson selling 54 of 60 Charolais and Stabilizer bulls offered.
02 Apr 14  1 BUYING was strong at the Paringa bull sale on Tuesday, with Tom and Olivia Lawson selling 54 of 60 Charolais and Stabilizer bulls offered. | Alpine Angus bulls to $9000  | Witherswood Angus sale boosted... 
AUSTRALIAN Pork Ltd's new strategic plan includes a renewed focus on export markets.
01 Apr 14 AUSTRALIAN Pork Ltd's new strategic plan includes a renewed focus on export markets. | Feed boost lifts piglet litter... 
A TIMELY autumn break and the first green shoots of the season boosted buyer confidence at Warrnambool's monthly store sale on Friday.
31 Mar 14 A TIMELY autumn break and the first green shoots of the season boosted buyer confidence at Warrnambool's monthly store sale on Friday.
AUSTRALIAN Livestock Exporters' Council (ALEC) chief executive officer Alison Penfold predicts about 700,000 head of Australian cattle will be sold into Indonesia this year with the help of some encouraging promotional techniques.
31 Mar 14  3 AUSTRALIAN Livestock Exporters' Council (ALEC) chief executive officer Alison Penfold predicts about 700,000 head of Australian cattle will be sold into Indonesia this year with the help...
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Multi origin grain was hardly an amazing success story for AWB in Brazil!!!! How about
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Wrong! Volume fluctuations are largely seasonal and are generally predictable. Unexpected drop
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No problems Wally buy up every wool growing property in the country and you can then control the
FROM a food producer to a lifestyle sanctuary, an infrastructure hub to a significant driver of State revenue, the Wheatbelt is your oyster.19 Apr 14 FROM a food producer to a lifestyle sanctuary, an infrastructure hub to a significant driver of State revenue, the...
FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.17 Apr 14 FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.