Butchers sharpen up for TriNations

AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September.
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September.
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THE NFF has teamed up with two big industry groups to defend the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). THE NFF has teamed up with two big industry groups to defend the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season. LUCRATIVE lamb and mutton prices are tipped to clip the national wool cut forecast back to 332 million kilograms greasy for the 2015-16 season.
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September. 
AUSTRALIA'S top butchers are sharpening their skills ahead of the TriNations international butchery competition in September.
THE crop protection industry is praising Australian regulatory commonsense as European canola production plummets this year. THE crop protection industry is praising Australian regulatory commonsense as European canola production plummets this year.
ONCE considered a pest within the Broken Hill region, goats have become pastoralists' new best friend, with prices tracking similar to mutton.
20 Aug 15 ONCE considered a pest within the Broken Hill region, goats have become pastoralists' new best friend, with prices tracking similar to mutton. | Breed targets guide success  | Broken Hill water supply questioned 
PORK producers who held on through tough times and invested in the industry should be well-rewarded in the next 18 months, with a strong outlook for prices.
13 Aug 15 PORK producers who held on through tough times and invested in the industry should be well-rewarded in the next 18 months, with a strong outlook for prices.
A VOLUNTARY move by the Australian pork industry to phase out the use of sow stalls has reached the 70 per cent mark.
04 Aug 15 A VOLUNTARY move by the Australian pork industry to phase out the use of sow stalls has reached the 70 per cent mark. | Only cage ban will clean up pork 
JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry.
30 Jul 15  1 JERVOIS, SA, has long been known for its ties to dairy farming, but last week the small town witnessed a rarity in the industry. | Steer success in NSW 'beef nursery'  | Gina's latest cattle country deal 
THE prospect of the live sheep trade to Iran finally getting off the ground was given a boost this week with Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston meeting with the Iran ambassador to Australia on Tuesday morning.
30 Jul 15 THE prospect of the live sheep trade to Iran finally getting off the ground was given a boost this week with Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston meeting with the Iran ambassador to...
VICTORIAN slaughter cattle are expected to leave Australian shores within four months under the pioneering cattle deal with China.
29 Jul 15 VICTORIAN slaughter cattle are expected to leave Australian shores within four months under the pioneering cattle deal with China.
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.
29 Jul 15  2 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.
HORSE owners are reminded to take steps to protect their animals from the risk of Hendra virus infection with the confirmation of a new case on the Atherton Tablelands.
24 Jul 15 HORSE owners are reminded to take steps to protect their animals from the risk of Hendra virus infection with the confirmation of a new case on the Atherton Tablelands.
SOUTH STIRLINGS farmers Graeme and Debbie Pyle have resisted the trend towards cropping and have remained staunch and diversified livestock farmers.
18 Jul 15 SOUTH STIRLINGS farmers Graeme and Debbie Pyle have resisted the trend towards cropping and have remained staunch and diversified livestock farmers.
FARMER Paul O’Meehan, Butterfield Beef principal at Borden near the Stirling Ranges, told the forum he ran 14,000 head of cattle a year and his feedlot was accredited for 3300 head under the National Feedlot Accreditation System.
17 Jul 15 FARMER Paul O’Meehan, Butterfield Beef principal at Borden near the Stirling Ranges, told the forum he ran 14,000 head of cattle a year and his feedlot was accredited for 3300 head under...
THE United States, Middle East and India will be targeted for greater consumption of Australian beef, lamb and mutton, despite historically low local cattle and sheep numbers.
17 Jul 15 THE United States, Middle East and India will be targeted for greater consumption of Australian beef, lamb and mutton, despite historically low local cattle and sheep numbers.
17 Jul 15 AN Australian culinary team put up an amazing dish using Moojepin dry aged Merino mutton at this month's three-day Oceanafest cooking competition in Perth.
LAME cattle complications are hitting buyers at the Ballarat saleyards hard, with sore feet complaints increasing.
15 Jul 15  2 LAME cattle complications are hitting buyers at the Ballarat saleyards hard, with sore feet complaints increasing.
A TRAGIC series of events led Steven Elliott to become one of the most well-known competitors on the dog trial circuit.
15 Jul 15 A TRAGIC series of events led Steven Elliott to become one of the most well-known competitors on the dog trial circuit.
FARMERS in NSW are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to fox control.
13 Jul 15  12 FARMERS in NSW are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to fox control.
TWO ancient traditions - red meat production and storytelling - are coming together within MLA in interesting, digital ways.
13 Jul 15 TWO ancient traditions - red meat production and storytelling - are coming together within MLA in interesting, digital ways. | Streamlining supply benefits beef  | MLA launches western cattle... 
PROVIDING sheep and cattle producers in Australia’s rangelands with insights to help them run a sustainable business will be the focus of a free webinar.
12 Jul 15 PROVIDING sheep and cattle producers in Australia’s rangelands with insights to help them run a sustainable business will be the focus of a free webinar.
ANGUS bull sales may be commonplace in Australia but last weekend, Australian Angus genetics were on offer for the first time in Kazakhstan.
11 Jul 15 ANGUS bull sales may be commonplace in Australia but last weekend, Australian Angus genetics were on offer for the first time in Kazakhstan. | Markets bask in beef glory  | Bulls to $6500 high at Alice... 
A RAFT of new allegations over the welfare of cattle sold into the Vietnam and Thailand live export markets is being investigated.
10 Jul 15  11 A RAFT of new allegations over the welfare of cattle sold into the Vietnam and Thailand live export markets is being investigated. | Greens blast anti-trespass Bill 
STRATHALBYN-based Border Leicester breeder Lynton Arney says MLA is in a difficult position being at the
08 Jul 15  1 STRATHALBYN-based Border Leicester breeder Lynton Arney says MLA is in a difficult position being at the "ground level" of the red meat industry. | MLA addresses key industry concerns 
MLA's Richard Norton says the producer-owned company is well on its way to delivering on three promises made in August last year.
06 Jul 15  3 MLA's Richard Norton says the producer-owned company is well on its way to delivering on three promises made in August last year.

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The good Senators could initiate the disallowance motion, but it seems even the Greens won't do
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Excellent plan. Can we do it wherever we have previously sent live exports?
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Obviously Mr Spierlings does not have a mirror otherwise he could see who to blame for
RSPCA WA president Lynne Bradshaw says the message from WA lobby groups at last week's State parliamentary inquiry was ill-informed.28 Aug 15  9 RSPCA WA president Lynne Bradshaw says the message from WA lobby groups at last week's State parliamentary inquiry...
THE latest Planfarm Bankwest Benchmarks survey reveals WA's farm businesses are in strong financial shape, buoyed by good seasons, higher farm equity levels and stable land values.28 Aug 15 THE latest Planfarm Bankwest Benchmarks survey reveals WA's farm businesses are in strong financial shape, buoyed by...