Last Updated: October 26, 2014

Weather: Canberra 10°C - 29°C . Morning fog then mostly sunny.

Wagyu debate put to taste test

CATTLEMAN David Blackmore has no qualms about the Wagyu beef industry being put under the microscope of the ACCC.

Steer prices higher up north

Heyfield store cattle sale
VICTORIAN young cattle prices are tracking at a significant discount to those in NSW and Queensland.

Beef numbers defy returns

Beef numbers defy returns
THE number of cattle still coming out of paddocks continues to amaze.

Cattle prices fall

Wodonga cattle sale
PRIME cattle prices have slumped 12c/kg in the past two days.

Hereford heifers off to China

Injemira 25.2.2014
HEREFORD females from the Riverina are about to make their new home in China.

Brazil to beef up feedlots

 Almost all of Brazil's 180 million-head beef herd are grass fed cattle.
UPDATE: BRAZIL will step up its beef production over the next 10 years.

Show family affair after 60 years

Hobart Show Dairy Cows
FOR 60 years, the Geard family at Broadmarsh has maintained a tradition of showing at the Royal Hobart Show.

Straw gold for Angus herd

Straw gold for Angus herd
A FEW months can make a big difference when it comes to cattle prices, just ask Paul Walsh.

Beef producers continue sell-off

Beef producers continue sell-off
BEEF producers remain wary of the season and are still in sell mode.

Supermarket giants buy direct

Supermarket giants buy direct
UPDATE: AUSTRALIA’s supermarket will source milk and grass-fed beef directly from Victorian farmers.

Beef exports top $670m

Paddock
THE value of Australian beef and veal shipments increased 29 per cent in August.

Livestock earnings improve

Bendigo Prime Lamb Sale
VICTORIAN livestock farmers reported an increase in profit in 2013-14.

Cattle price injection

STUD Beef Paringa Livestock. Tom Lawson and his cattle on farm at Yea
UPDATE: STRONG demand has driven young cattle prices to a two-year high.

Live cattle export records broken

Cattle at Cedar Park cattle export yard ready for live cattle export trade with Indonesia, near Adelaide River, south of Darw...
AUSTRALIA’S live cattle trade has climbed to record levels, soaring past the $1 billion mark.

Feet trimming just got easier

Feet trimming just got easier
KYABRAM farmers develop cow immobilising device which improves safety and reduces stress on cattle.

Perth courts Cattle scam guilty plea likely

Guilty plea likely over $700,000 cattle scam
A MAN accused of being involved in a $700,000 cattle scam has indicated he will plead guilty to the charges.

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.

Long shot on Shorthorns pays

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

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.

Gippsland train chaos

A V-Line Velocity train, (Fast Train), crosses the Barwon Heads road at Marshall.

UPDATE: Gippsland train services to be thrown into disarray during the height of next month’s election.

Boy aged 11 kills rare albino deer

Boy aged 11 kills rare albino deer

THIS is the photo of an 11-year-old boy who has just shot dead the rare buck while out hunting with his dad.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.