Mohair market's strong start

ITALIAN spinner Safil paid the top price of 3210 cents a kilogram for mohair at the industry's first auction of the year at Narrandera.
ITALIAN spinner Safil paid the top price of 3210 cents a kilogram for mohair at the industry's first auction of the year at Narrandera.
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LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift. LAST week's correction of the wool price was short-lived, with the AWEX EMI closing on 1242 cents, a seven-cent lift.
IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week. IN spite of a report issued by the USDA that was widely interpreted as bearish for wheat prices, international values have spiked in the past week.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
FARMERS have been urged to keep children off quad bikes and never let quad riders carry a passenger to reduce the risk of deaths and serious injuries on farms.
THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures. THE world remains on course for another record hot year with the first four months of 2015 setting a new high for temperatures.
WHILE opposing “factory farming”, animal advocacy group Voiceless admits it does not have a clear definition of the term.
22 May 15 WHILE opposing “factory farming”, animal advocacy group Voiceless admits it does not have a clear definition of the term.  | Back in Animals Australia...  | New threat to Vietnamese live... 
THE RSPCA demands higher animal welfare standards from livestock industries than of itself, says Senator David Leyonhjelm.
20 May 15 THE RSPCA demands higher animal welfare standards from livestock industries than of itself, says Senator David Leyonhjelm. | Back in Animals Australia...  | 'Stick to dogs and cats', ALEC... 
19 May 15  1 A FRASERS Livestock Transport driver is in the Townsville Hospital, following a B-Triple road train roll-over on Monday night.
PRICES reached $1460 for rising third calving Angus breeders at Toodyay farmers Paul and Janet Michael's herd reduction sale.
16 May 15 PRICES reached $1460 for rising third calving Angus breeders at Toodyay farmers Paul and Janet Michael's herd reduction sale.
THE Genomix Beef Genetics Sale was heralded a success by vendors and sale managers Bruce and Jonny Arkins.
11 May 15 THE Genomix Beef Genetics Sale was heralded a success by vendors and sale managers Bruce and Jonny Arkins.
SA can expect a new industry to emerge in the next few months, with preparations underway for SA's first commercial camel dairy.
07 May 15  3 SA can expect a new industry to emerge in the next few months, with preparations underway for SA's first commercial camel dairy.  | Good news for milk when chips...  | Push for 'sweeteners’ to help sale  | GALLERY: Marvellous milk enterprise
ANIMALS Australia has re-hashed grievances with Senator Chris Back in a submission to an inquiry into his proposed anti-trespass bill.
03 May 15  13 ANIMALS Australia has re-hashed grievances with Senator Chris Back in a submission to an inquiry into his proposed anti-trespass bill. | Trespass bill gathers support  | Farmers need federal welfare... 
MONARO Livestock & Property, Cooma, NSW, offered their second and the last calf sale of the Monaro high plains for 2015, to a smaller but very enthusiastic crowd.
30 Apr 15 MONARO Livestock & Property, Cooma, NSW, offered their second and the last calf sale of the Monaro high plains for 2015, to a smaller but very enthusiastic crowd.
BRISBANE'S Queen Street Mall played host to a herd of four-legged visitors on Tuesday in celebration of 25 years of the Australian Alpaca industry.
29 Apr 15 BRISBANE'S Queen Street Mall played host to a herd of four-legged visitors on Tuesday in celebration of 25 years of the Australian Alpaca industry.
VIDEO: LOOK out Kardashians, there's a new breed of reality star in town, and they're udderly gorgeous.
28 Apr 15  1 VIDEO: LOOK out Kardashians, there's a new breed of reality star in town, and they're udderly gorgeous.
VITAL live export markets were put on show for northern WA cattle producers this month.
26 Apr 15 VITAL live export markets were put on show for northern WA cattle producers this month.
THE AFI is demanding cohesive national farm animal welfare laws to replace “fragmented” State rules.
22 Apr 15  5 THE AFI is demanding cohesive national farm animal welfare laws to replace “fragmented” State rules. | Farming's social licence is up...  | Have your say on animal welfare 
PRIMARIES wool and livestock representatives gathered in Williams last week to gain some hands-on Merino classing experience from one the best in the industry, Australian Wool Innovations (AWI) sheep industry specialist Stuart Hodgson.
19 Apr 15 PRIMARIES wool and livestock representatives gathered in Williams last week to gain some hands-on Merino classing experience from one the best in the industry, Australian Wool...
WA beef industry representatives will visit Indonesia and Vietnam this week as part of a delegation led by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
18 Apr 15 WA beef industry representatives will visit Indonesia and Vietnam this week as part of a delegation led by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
A TYPICAL winter Manjimup sale was one comment at the April sale when 158 cattle were penned.
17 Apr 15 A TYPICAL winter Manjimup sale was one comment at the April sale when 158 cattle were penned.
CLICK went the shears to raise more than $10,000 for breast cancer research at a charity shearing day last week at Yorkrakine.
16 Apr 15 CLICK went the shears to raise more than $10,000 for breast cancer research at a charity shearing day last week at Yorkrakine.
DIRECT contracts between producers and processors are threatening market transparency and will affect industry negotiating power within five years.
16 Apr 15  1 DIRECT contracts between producers and processors are threatening market transparency and will affect industry negotiating power within five years.
UPDATED: A PORKIN’ good effort by the team at Australian Pork Limited (APL) this morning has resulted in a Guinness World Record.
14 Apr 15  1 UPDATED: A PORKIN’ good effort by the team at Australian Pork Limited (APL) this morning has resulted in a Guinness World Record.
MORE more than 500kg of pork will be cooked, hand-pulled and served at Sydney's Martin Place today for a shot at a Guinness World Record.
14 Apr 15 MORE more than 500kg of pork will be cooked, hand-pulled and served at Sydney's Martin Place today for a shot at a Guinness World Record. | Cleaning up with 'dirty' work  | JBS imports new boss for Primo 
TWENTY agricultural science students from universities in Indonesia are due to arrive at Katherine Rural Campus this week to receive vital skills training before they relocate to pastoral properties across northern Australia.
13 Apr 15 TWENTY agricultural science students from universities in Indonesia are due to arrive at Katherine Rural Campus this week to receive vital skills training before they relocate to...
SIXTY six years of wool producing will come to a close next week when the Leake family, East Pingelly, disperses their Merino flock at the family's clearing sale on Thursday, April 16.
11 Apr 15 SIXTY six years of wool producing will come to a close next week when the Leake family, East Pingelly, disperses their Merino flock at the family's clearing sale on Thursday, April 16.
A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth.
11 Apr 15  6 A PLANNED anti-live export demonstration in the US will feature a stuffed animal display of chickens, pigs, cows and a mammoth. | Have your say on animal welfare  | Beef looking for the real rise 
QUESTIONS have been raised whether Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will continue to focus on research after a $6 million budget cut, the axing of 30 staff, the resignation of a top scientific mind and the redesign of its research focus.
08 Apr 15  4 QUESTIONS have been raised whether Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will continue to focus on research after a $6 million budget cut, the axing of 30 staff, the resignation of a top...
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What this incident really shows is the bloody great gaping holes in Australia's customs and
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The RSPCA is a disgrace, on one hand making out it cares about animals and on the other
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Logic, have you read the article? Did you notice the paragraph in which Dr Vertessy states that
THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) hasn't fared well in this year's State Budget with plans for a new headquarters pulled and more staff cuts coming.23 May 15  3 THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) hasn't fared well in this year's State Budget with plans for a new...
THE Barnett Government unveiled its ambitious plans to sell-off a number of public assets to help pay for WA's rising debt in last week's State Budget.21 May 15 THE Barnett Government unveiled its ambitious plans to sell-off a number of public assets to help pay for WA's...