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Beef’s the great entertainer

DALE Cleves — one of South Australia’s most successful businessmen — has a fascinating mix of businesses.

MG steps up

GLOBAL FOOD FORUM

MURRAY GOULBURN lifted its farmgate price for the fifth time this season.

Hockey worried about ADM's character

FILE - In this July 2, 2009 file photo, the Archer Daniels Midland Company logo is seen on a tanker truck at the ADM plant in...

US agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland's corporate character were in part behind Joe Hockey's decision to block its proposed $3.4 billion takeover of GrainCorp.

Boost for Chinese rural lenders

 (FILES) This file picture taken on September 24, 2013 shows Chinese 100 yuan (RMB) bank notes being counted at a bank in Hua...

CHINA’S central bank is to reduce the share of deposits that some rural lenders need to set aside as reserves, in a move aimed at giving a lift to economic growth.

Bushfire overlay changes needed

Bush Fire

PLANNING changes will ease the burden on fire-affected communities rebuilding but details have been revealed.

MIS land back to farming

 Blue Gum Plantations. Peter Wettenhall from Coojar, Culla Pigeon Ponds Landmanagement group president and Kate Dorahy, presi...

PRIME Western Victorian grazing country is soon to be returned to traditional farming.

Farm Finance loans interest eases

Hand holding money - Australian dollars Donation generic Handout Bribe Political donation Picture: Supplied

IMPROVED seasonal conditions and an increase in farmer confidence have lead to a large drop in the number of applications for the Victorian Farm Finance scheme.

Alpine Saints seek Anzac Day win

MYRTLEFORD will look for its first win when it takes on fellow winless club Wangaratta on Anzac Day.

Red Poll winner

MEAT quality and temperament are just one of the reasons why Judy Rand established a beef stud with Red Poll cattle.

Sovereign Hill’s search for horse lovers

DRESSING up in 1850s attire, riding horse-drawn carts and talking to strangers in Old English is hardly your average job.

Mt Buffalo chalet work approved

THE Federal Government will not oppose the planned demolition of two wings of the Mt Buffalo chalet.

Walgett misses season break

FARMERS around Walgett in northwest NSW are unlikely to plant a winter crop for a second year in a row.

A missing link is food chain

A price receipt is caught under the wheel of a shopping cart at a Coles Group Ltd. supermarket in Sydney, Apr 13, 2007. PicJa...

FARMERS receiving as little as 2 per cent of the final retail price for produce is why Australia’s food supply chain needs an overhaul.

Preselection inaction a strange move

Napthine Cabinet being sworn in at Government House

IT is hard to make sense of how the Victorian Liberal Party is handling it’s election campaign seven months out from the polls.

Minister trades blows

PM Abbott in Korea 8th April 2014

THOSE critical of the JAEPA for not delivering all things to all people are very harsh judges.

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Behind the Scenes of Life Through Wool

Watch the making of Life Through Wool

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Life Through Wool

Country Road released this video in collaboration with The Woolmark Company

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FARMERS' PAY

Do farmers receive enough for their produce?
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Few gain from high prices

Elders agents take bids on first-cross ewe lambs which made $151 at last week's special store sheep sale at Wycheproof.

LAMB prices above 600c/kg and a bounce of $150 for slaughter cows and bullocks make good headlines.

Dry times as El Niño threatens

15 Dec 2003 / grain, harvest, wimmera, mallee. Winston Chivell, poor wheat harvest. hands holding crop faming industry farm

AUSTRALIA is on track to experience a dry cropping season but South America could face a good grain harvest.

Red Poll winner

Red Poll winner

MEAT quality and temperament are just one of the reasons why Judy Rand established a beef stud with Red Poll cattle.

Latest livestock sales

 Warrnambool store cattle sale.

THIS week’s cattle and dairy sale dates.

Wodonga, April 17: Big returns

wodonga cattle sale

RAIN delivered big returns for vendors at Wodonga’s cattle sale today.

Spring Gully, April 16: Ave $1960

Jersey

GETTING a slice of the final offering from Spring Gully Jerseys cost up to $8200 at their dispersal.

Green Diesel Anger as diesel firm winds up

 Henty Machinery Field Days. Ron Kukler, Green Diesel Fuel System

A LIQUIDATOR has been appointed to wind up former Geelong company Green Diesel Corporation.

SOWING Boss sows seeds of success

Boss sows seeds of success

BOSS Agriculture handed out an intriguing brochure about its seeding equipment at Wimmera last month.

LUCERNE Super sprayer drives down costs

Super sprayer drives down costs

A NEW self-propelled sprayer has helped a lucerne seed producer increase on-farm efficiency.

Alpine Saints seek Anzac Day win

MYRTLEFORD will look for its first win when it takes on fellow winless club Wangaratta on Anzac Day.

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Murray tour nets a ‘codzilla’

 Codzilla: Kaye Goggin with her 113 cm Murray Cod. Picture: ROD MACKENZIE Picture: Supplied

LAST week, Rod Mackenzie’s “Tag along cod tours” produced several Murray cod around the 90cm mark.

Camperdown trials test riders

Camperdown trials test

HALF the country’s horse trials riders celebrated Easter at the Camperdown Horse Trials.

Cup goes to DP Amazing

 n10wp602 Russell Johnstone with Cruising Down Under a show jumping horse that will be back at the Whittlesea Show

AS the Sydney Royal juggernaut rolls on we see the beginning of the saddle horses and junior and young rider Showjumping.

A missing link is food chain

A price receipt is caught under the wheel of a shopping cart at a Coles Group Ltd. supermarket in Sydney, Apr 13, 2007. PicJa...

FARMERS receiving as little as 2 per cent of the final retail price for produce is why Australia’s food supply chain needs an overhaul.

Just say cheese, urges Robb

Andrew Robb

FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has taken a glass half full approach to his recent free trade deal with Japan.

Beef’s the great entertainer

 Entrepreneur Dale Cleves has built an empire from Mount Gambier, just over the Victorian border into South Australia, with a...

DALE Cleves — one of South Australia’s most successful businessmen — has a fascinating mix of businesses.

Frank’s star burns bright

THERE was a time chef Frank Martinez was a star among stars.

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Sweet smell of success

 Organic grown quinces on a tree. Picture: Supplied

I REFUSE to harvest our clingstone peaches until I can smell the ripeness when passing the trees.

Cundall: Spring bulbs

 Daffodils Picture: Supplied

SOME spring bulbs are so tough they can withstand the coldest winters including the most savage frosts.

Cundall: Zucchinis

 Zucchini Picture: Supplied

ZUCCHINIS have their limitations, but their relative, the pumpkin, is as popular as ever.

How to make crumble

Food shots

ONE of the easiest cool-weather foods to make is a fruit crumble.

Frank’s star burns bright

Frank Martinez. Bright

THERE was a time chef Frank Martinez was a star among stars.

How to make chicken stock

Country Living Food pics with Jeremy Vincent

HOMEMADE stock is the cornerstone of any great homemade soup.

I’m a right royal ram

YOU could say it was a case of royalty meets royalty when Kate and Will were introduced to Fred the Merino Ram at the Royal Easter Show in Sydney on Good Friday.

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Ask Agnes: Diets

Ask Agnes: Diets

Dear Agnes, What do you think about all these weird diets?

Timing all wrong for fishing

Timing all wrong for fishing

IF YOU'VE always suspected the DEPI didn’t know one end of the day from the other, then here is proof.

Learner baled up after mishap

Learner baled up after mishap

THE perils of learning to drive.

Soul nourishment

 STM - 040605 Pix: Tony McDonough. A Benedictine Monk walks through the monastory at New Norcia north of Perth Western Austra...

IT APPEARS like an apparition out of Western Australia’s outback red dirt.

Ballarat raises the bar

 Mitchell Harris Cellar Door. Craig Mitchell (Left) and John Harris Picture: Andy Rogers

IT COULD be a wine bar in any metropolis.

Highway hot spot

 Photo of Tocumwal. Sarah Hudson pics Picture: Supplied

TRAVELLERS have long known of the secret charms of Tocumwal.

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