Last Updated: December 20, 2014

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Steers thrive in dry season

THE McClure family will offer Hereford steers and red and white heifers at the 2015 calf sales.

Long dry won’t stop the Youngs

Weaner feature
NEVILLE and Florence Young will offer 150 mixed-sex Herefords and 230 Angus and black baldy mixed-sex weaners.

Big job ahead for Melville Park

Weaner feature
DAVID and Olwyn Lyons of Melville Park at Vasey will wean all of their calves before next month.

Champions shoot for the top

Weaner calf sale feature
EACH year Michael and Sue Spagnolo top the Elders Blue Ribbon weaner sale at Yea.

‘Quietly confident’ on prices

 Vendor Geoff Nottman, Mt Widderin Herefords
AFTER weaning all his calves in mid-December, Geoff Notman said he had been “surprised” at their weights.

Heavier calves in North East

 Selling The Top Priced $780 Charolais Weaner Steers At Yea Last Week
HEAVIER calves are expected at the North East weaner sales next month.

Watson wins right to farm

Watson wins right to farm
CAMPASPE Shire councillors have approved a permit to allow an Echuca farmer to keep operating his beef fattening enterprise.

Cattlemen fired up as trial axed

Victorian high country cattle grazier, Charlie Lovick herding cattle on his Merrijig property near Mansfield, Victoria. Charl...
MOUNTAIN cattlemen say rational discussion about alpine grazing’ has “gone out the window”.

Russian bid lifts spirits

wodonga cattle sale
NEW Year weaner cattle sellers’ hopes for good prices were buoyed by strong sales across southern Australia last week.

Price hopes up on low supplies

HAMILTON Weaner Calf Sales
ABOUT 75,000 weaner calves are expected to go under the hammer in the southeast next month.

Director guilty of cruelty to bull

Jersey bull. Cattle.
A COMPANY director has been found guilty of cruelty to a bull in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court.

Beef exports dip but up overall

19/01/2001 PIRATE: 18/01/2001. Meat worker lines up cattle carcasses in Ponta Delgada abattoir in Portugal. beef industry
AUSTRALIAN beef exports were slightly lower last month.

Premium on pasture-fed

Premium on pasture-fed
IF FARMERS want to maximise weaner calves’ buyer competition they may have to consider a pasture-fed declaration.

Beef’s new year revolution

Wodonga cattle sale 4.12.2014
THE power in the beef market will shift from processor to producer in the new year.

Russian beef sales backlash

FARM Colin and Sally's Organic Lamb and Beef
A SLOWDOWN in Russian beef imports is likely to have a flow-on effect for Australian sales to China and Saudi Arabia.

Talking beef

FARM Colin and Sally's Organic Lamb and Beef
THE Cattle Council is calling for beef producers to air their concerns about the language used to describe beef.

China beefs up its imports

Australian beef cattle
BEEF imports into China continue to rise.

Weaner vendors pray for rain

Weaner feature
VICTORIAN weaner-calf sellers have pinned their hopes on northern rain to boost demand ahead of the annual calf sales.

A mix of emotions at Euroa

A mix of emotions at Euroa
PROMISING and worrying were the two interpretations of last week’s special store cattle sales at Euroa.

COMMODITY MARKETS Rabobank tips live cattle boost

Brahman cattle bound for Indonesia are held at Cedar Park, a pre-export feed lot 100km south of Darwin, Thursday, July 14, 20...
A BUOYANT live cattle trade is expected to be one of the bright lights of global agricultural markets in 2015.

Dry weather hurts cattle prices

Heyfield store cattle sale
THE dry weather continues to distort price trends for cattle.

Cow kills Geelong man

Cow kills Geelong man
A VICTORIAN man has died in hospital after being hit by a runaway cow earlier this month.

Welcome direction at Benalla

STUD BEEF Welcome Swallow Angus, Tatong. Jim and Suzy Martin, stud managers and Brett Walker, livestock manager.
WELCOME Swallow stud figured it out quickly — literally.

The raw of the dragon

The raw of the dragon
MUCH has been written and said about China’s growing appetite for Australian red meat.

Paringa Livestock breeds apart

STUD Beef Paringa Livestock. Tom Lawson and his cattle on farm at Yea
PARINGA Livestock is different from the rest.

Stud is a breed apart

Stud is a breed apart
THE Lawson family’s Paringa Livestock stud is keeping ahead of the pack. Read their story in STUD Beef magazine, free in The Weekly Times tomorrow.

More grain off road

 Grain Corp. Ouyen. Loading a grain train. Josh Landon from Ouyen.

AN extra one million tonnes of grain in GrainCorp storages has been transported by rail during the past year.

GT hoe in blitz at Bathurst

GT hoe in blitz at Bathurst

THE JCB GT backhoe was recently crowned the fastest digger after reaching speeds of more than 116km/h.

Jingles keeps trucking

JINGLES: Graeme Neal aka 'Jingles' Livestock carrier from Swan Reach.

OWNING 14 trucks in 73 years might seem like a lot to some but to Jingles Neal it’s not nearly enough.