Last Updated: October 01, 2014

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Long shot on Shorthorns pays

DAVID Ashley needed just three heifers for success at this year’s beef cattle judging at the Melbourne Show.

Angus reigns supreme at show

Angus reigns supreme at show
AN ANGUS bull has won the supreme interbreed exhibit at the beef cattle judging today.

Cattle producers slam MLA plans

 FARM. Sandy Leatham with her shop 'Hook and Spoon' in Benalla and on farm with her beef cattle.
CATTLE producers have hit out at Meat & Livestock Australia’s plans for the future of the organisation.

US heifer sets world record

US heifer sets world record
A HEREFORD heifer made $180,000 at a sale in the US on Monday to set a world record for whiteface females.

Limousin’s genes shine again

Royal Melbourne Show - Cattle Judging
THE first calf Patrick Halloran ever bred is still rewarding the stud breeder five years on.

Poppy steals Highland win

Royal Melbourne Show
A YOUNG Highland heifer pipped her mother to win supreme Highland exhibit at the Royal Melbourne Show.

Angus steers’ prize trophy

Royal Melbourne Show 2014 Wednesday. Beef hoof and hook.
ANGUS steers have won the Borthwick Trophy at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show.

Bull escapes at Perth Royal Show

Royal Melbourne Show - Cattle Judging
A BULL escaped from the Perth Royal Show today but was quickly recaptured.

Six Creek Simmental wins top bull

Six Creek Simmental wins top bull
A 15-MONTH-OLD Simmental bull took out the supreme exhibit title at the Royal Melbourne Show today.

Pine Creek Angus steals Show

Cattle Judging
THE Pine Creek Angus stud swept up the Angus judging at the Royal Melbourne Show today.

Six-legged cow born in China

Six-legged cow born in China
FOOTAGE has been published of a six-legged calf born in the Shandong province of China.

Billabong High’s winning steer

 Tim Keys with his Keystone Limousin cattle. Cows.
A LIMOUSIN-cross steer has won the grand champion on-the-hoof judging at the show today.

Vietnam demand booming

The announcement by Federal Government in halting live cattle export to Indonesia is going to have a negative impact to the N...
VIETNAM is emerging as a new market for Australian beef.

Big money in ‘co-products’

Big money in ‘co-products’
THE issue of whether farmers are being paid enough for the co-products of slaughter animals has raised its head again.

Studs hit new highs

Welcome Swallow part dispersal and bull sale
VICTORIAN bull sale averages have jumped significantly.

US leans on Aussie beef

 FEBRUARY, 2004 : RFID (radio frequency identification) tagged cow in Victorian abbatoir, 02/04. Using RFID, cows are tracked...
AUSTRALIAN imported lean grinding meat has hit record levels in the US.

Santas deliver presence

 Will and Monica Hood run Mt Creek Santa Gertrudis in North East Victoria Picture: Hudson Sarah
THIS is no hot, tropical climate and there’s certainly not a palm tree in sight.

ABARES tips beef, sheep rise

Gippsland Natural
AUSTRALIAN beef and sheep prices are tipped to rise this financial year.

Mixed reaction to beef inquiry

Pure Black
THERE has been mixed reaction from industry to the Senate inquiry into grass-fed beef levies.

AACo beefs up meat business

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FOR the past year, there has been a lolly jar placed in the centre of the boardroom table at Australian Agricultural Company.

Highland cattle a Show stopper

Highland cattle a Show stopper
CHAMPION breeder Julia Webster will have the Queen’s Herdsman judging her finest wee coos.

Charity's cattle give hope

Charity’s cattle give hope
AN Alice Springs family who hail from Zimbabwe say an international charity has changed their African community forever.

Northern farmers go in for the kill

 Euroa store sale. Selling Cows And Calves For $1500
AFTER frustrating delays due to the drought in the north, the cow market is now living up to expectations.

Cattle prices on the rise

Wodonga cattle sale
YOUNG cattle prices have hit their highest point in almost two years.

Victorian breeders show off

Adelaide Royal Show
NOEL Gnaden and Annette Walker, of Raedean Red Angus stud at Buln Buln, came up trumps the Royal Adelaide Show yesterday.

Cattle Council reacts to reform call

 22mar07 Senepol Cows (2) Some grass fed cattle.
THE Cattle Council says it is “strongly opposed” to the establishment of new beef representative group.

Food label failure

 Queen Victoria Market. Queen Vic Market.

EXCLUSIVE: NOT one Victorian business has been fined for flouting country-of-origin food laws since 2006.

Swans savour a rare flag

Goulburn Valley FL, Grand Final, Benalla Saints v Shepparton Swans

AN undermanned Shepparton Swans team withstood a last quarter assault to win the premiership at the weekend.

Lamb spring loaded

Stock Theft

LAMB producers are reaping the benefits of historically high saleyard prices.

John Deere sprayer a winner

Henty Machinery Field days 2014

A SELF-propelled sprayer with the ability to swap chemicals on the run has been road tested over winter.

Mittagundi committed to kids

Liz Leyshan - Mittagundi

THERE’S no power, no technology, no mirrors and no watches allowed, yet teenagers willingly apply to stay.

Editor’s Letter: September 2014

Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

I’M not one to be sucked in by outlandish statements or broad generalisations but I just love this one: “Deep down, everyone wants to be a farmer.”