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GOAT producer Jo Stewart is an entrepreneur, according to her husband Craig who says she is always looking for something to call her own.
GOAT producer Jo Stewart is an entrepreneur, according to her husband Craig who says she is always looking for something to call her own.
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A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
THE 2014 annual Ravensbourne Santa Gertrudis sale topped at $11,000 on Tuesday.
23 Oct 14 THE 2014 annual Ravensbourne Santa Gertrudis sale topped at $11,000 on Tuesday.
THE Lewis family's renowned Lewisdale-Corrigin Poll Merino stud has been purchased by the Ledwith family's Kolindale stud as a going concern.
19 Oct 14 THE Lewis family's renowned Lewisdale-Corrigin Poll Merino stud has been purchased by the Ledwith family's Kolindale stud as a going concern.
FREE-SPENDING commercial buyers ignited the Angenup ram sale that sizzled from start to finish giving the stud one of the best results of the selling season.
18 Oct 14 FREE-SPENDING commercial buyers ignited the Angenup ram sale that sizzled from start to finish giving the stud one of the best results of the selling season.
BUYERS let an opportunity to purchase quality, sappy, white-woolled Poll Merinos slip through their fingers at last week's Hyfield on-property ram sale at Kojonup.
18 Oct 14 BUYERS let an opportunity to purchase quality, sappy, white-woolled Poll Merinos slip through their fingers at last week's Hyfield on-property ram sale at Kojonup.
IT was a bittersweet moment when the final hammer fell at the last Hillcroft Farms Poll Dorset ram sale.
17 Oct 14 IT was a bittersweet moment when the final hammer fell at the last Hillcroft Farms Poll Dorset ram sale.
THE Mareeba Stock and Rural Crime Squad Detectives and Ravenshoe Police are currently investigating the theft of five large cattle skulls from Glen Gordon Station near Millstream.
15 Oct 14 THE Mareeba Stock and Rural Crime Squad Detectives and Ravenshoe Police are currently investigating the theft of five large cattle skulls from Glen Gordon Station near Millstream.
THE Department of Agriculture and Food WA research figures suggest the WA flock is declining.
10 Oct 14 THE Department of Agriculture and Food WA research figures suggest the WA flock is declining.
FOR those in the beef industry, lamb prices are looking strong in comparison to where beef prices might sit, according to Hyden farmer and WA Lot Feeders Association president Trevor Hinck.
10 Oct 14 FOR those in the beef industry, lamb prices are looking strong in comparison to where beef prices might sit, according to Hyden farmer and WA Lot Feeders Association president Trevor Hinck.
FOR WA livestock producers to get serious about restocking and boosting numbers, they want long-term price directions from processors.
10 Oct 14 FOR WA livestock producers to get serious about restocking and boosting numbers, they want long-term price directions from processors.
IT took just a little over two hours for Woodyarrup to amass $329,900 in a ram sale that buzzed with expectation as buyers clamoured for some of WA's most prestigious sheep and wool genetics.
09 Oct 14 IT took just a little over two hours for Woodyarrup to amass $329,900 in a ram sale that buzzed with expectation as buyers clamoured for some of WA's most prestigious sheep and wool...
THE Bandeeka Simmental stud, Elgin, has officially become the ones to beat in the highly contested interbreed group of three heifers at the IGA Perth Royal Show.
08 Oct 14 THE Bandeeka Simmental stud, Elgin, has officially become the ones to beat in the highly contested interbreed group of three heifers at the IGA Perth Royal Show.
VOICELESS has praised the defeat of proposed farm raid legislation in South Australia as a win for animal protection and media reporting.
06 Oct 14  17 VOICELESS has praised the defeat of proposed farm raid legislation in South Australia as a win for animal protection and media reporting. | 'Vigilantes' not 'activists':... 
WHAT'S a 19-year-old to do when she has a burgeoning business, but no financial history on which to base a loan for expansion?
29 Sep 14  2 WHAT'S a 19-year-old to do when she has a burgeoning business, but no financial history on which to base a loan for expansion? | 'Vigilantes' not 'activists':... 
THERE is growing concern that a lack of funding will not allow WA a seat at the table of a national group formed to address the wild dog problem across Australia.
27 Sep 14 THERE is growing concern that a lack of funding will not allow WA a seat at the table of a national group formed to address the wild dog problem across Australia.
RED Brangus bulls were the attraction at the Gracemere Saleyards on Tuesday, September 23, for the Classic Red sale.
24 Sep 14 RED Brangus bulls were the attraction at the Gracemere Saleyards on Tuesday, September 23, for the Classic Red sale.
WITH a sale-topping $66,000 the National Alpaca sale went off with a bang at Bendigo, Victoria, on the weekend.
22 Sep 14 WITH a sale-topping $66,000 the National Alpaca sale went off with a bang at Bendigo, Victoria, on the weekend.
AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters will hold their annual industry showcase in Melbourne at the end of next month.
19 Sep 14 AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters will hold their annual industry showcase in Melbourne at the end of next month. | ESCAS exemption touted for... 
GOATS are booming – supply and prices are up, processing infrastructure is being developed and those in the industry are confident of a good few years ahead.
18 Sep 14  1 GOATS are booming – supply and prices are up, processing infrastructure is being developed and those in the industry are confident of a good few years ahead.
THE most recent fodder prices, according to Dairy Australia, were mixed across the reported regions in comparison to last year.
16 Sep 14 THE most recent fodder prices, according to Dairy Australia, were mixed across the reported regions in comparison to last year. | Hard road to new yards 
WITH the cropping season slightly more unpredictable this year, Esperance producers have turned their attention to bolstering their sheep enterprises.
14 Sep 14 WITH the cropping season slightly more unpredictable this year, Esperance producers have turned their attention to bolstering their sheep enterprises.
SUCCESS was certainly the order of the day at the annual Challara Merino and Poll Merino stud sale at Badgingarra last week.
13 Sep 14 SUCCESS was certainly the order of the day at the annual Challara Merino and Poll Merino stud sale at Badgingarra last week.
THE strength of the wind roaring through Tammin on Monday had nothing on the Manunda Poll Merino on-property ram sale, which was strong all day and finished with an outstanding average of $1435.
12 Sep 14 THE strength of the wind roaring through Tammin on Monday had nothing on the Manunda Poll Merino on-property ram sale, which was strong all day and finished with an outstanding average...
THE Victorian Government will abolish the 3km buffer zone on dogmen trapping and baiting for wild dogs on crown land, but the move is just 'vote bait' say some farmers.
11 Sep 14 THE Victorian Government will abolish the 3km buffer zone on dogmen trapping and baiting for wild dogs on crown land, but the move is just 'vote bait' say some farmers.
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IBeef I don't believe you hire contractors unless it is for a one off, but agree you hire
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When considering Barnaby and Fitzgibbon there would be no doubt at all about who cares the most
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Byron, looking at the Clear Grain site, it states that anecdotally, each tonne of grain is
A WORLDWIDE perspective on agriculture will bring Reece Curwen closer to perfecting the way he helps run the family farm in South Stirling.
The 2015 Nuffield Scholarship winner will spend four months exploring farming operations in the Americas and Europe in 2015, researching farm management systems with a focus on maximising productivity.1:00 AM A WORLDWIDE perspective on agriculture will bring Reece Curwen closer to perfecting the way he helps run the family...
THEY may live in some remote areas, but the ladies attending the annual Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) seminar last week were far from isolated, with more than 100 women from across rural WA crowding into the Varley Hall.
Groups travelled from as far afield as Darkan and Ongerup to participate in a day of networking, information sessions and brainstorming.22 Oct 14 THEY may live in some remote areas, but the ladies attending the annual Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) seminar...