Last Updated: March 29, 2015

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EXPORTS Cattle exporter in administration

LIVE cattle exporter Carpenter International Pty Ltd has been placed in administration.

High country cattle Cattle on the way out

Howqua River Cattle Drive
THE Victorian Government’s plans to ban cattle grazing from the state’s national parks faces a tight contest in Parliament.

Red meat inquiry welcomed

Paddock
FARMING groups have praised the launch of a Senate inquiry into the red meat processing sector.

Rare quadruplet calves born in US

Rare quadruplet calves born in US
A COW in the United States has defied odds of one in 11 million by giving birth to four calves.

News Grass is greener for graziers

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CYCLONE Nathan had just one job, and it seems to have passed with flying colours.

Quality fears if beef tick privatised

Cleveland cattle muster
THE Australian government is considering drastic changes to the way red meat destined for export is accredited.

Tasty Would you pay $450/kg for steak?

steak
IT’S officially the most ­expensive meat ever sold in Australia.

Wagyu woos the world

Wagyu woos the world
WAGYU is a Japanese cattle breed making inroads into Australia’s top restaurants.

Victoria cashing in on Wagyu boom

Goshu Wagyu
NORTHERN Australian-based companies specialising in first-cross Wagyu are driving demand for the breed in Victoria.

Quad bike fatality Quad bike claims Paralympian

Quad bike claims Paralympian
QUEENSLAND cattle grazier and Paralympian Ashley Adams has died in a quad bike accident.

Angus lovers head for the Hill’s

Connamara Angus at Ruffy
THE pride Michael and Marcus Hill have in their cattle is evident.

Victoria showcases its farms

International visitors to VLE and farms
SAFETY is the name of the game when it comes to exporting to China.

Drought leads to stock deluge

 The kerr and Co Livestock team sell the Nigretta Pastoral Co hereford herd at Hamilton's feature female and store cattle sal...
LIVESTOCK markets are expected to be flooded with cattle if the dry conditions continue.

A high country hiccup

BEEF: High Country Calf Sales
PRICES at last week’s High Country calf sales at Omeo, Ensay and Benambra were good — but not exceptional.

‘Blonde’ $50,000 record

‘Blonde’ $50,000 record
A BLONDE d’Aquitaine bull has sold for a record $50,000.

Records made at calf sales

BEEF: High Country Calf Sales
CATTLE made record prices at the High Country calf sales last week.

Cattle exports soaring

Cattle exports soaring
TOWNSVILLE has surpassed Darwin as the country’s largest live cattle export port.

Vietnam ban not the answer

Vietnam ban not the answer
SUSPENDING the live cattle trade to Vietnam is not the answer, industry says.

Animals Two-faced cow ‘healthy’

Two-faced cow ‘healthy’
HE might be two faced but there’s no doubt this bullock is an eye catcher.

No need to be yards apart

No need to be yards apart
OF THE many questions from the recent meat buyer boycott of the Barnawartha saleyards, one of the most intriguing is why.

Cattle deaths at Wimmera feedlot

$10m for Port Keats Rd & Daly River crossing upgrade >>>> the Berrimah feedlot ( Cattle, cow, stock ...
ABOUT 100 cattle have died in GG Feedlot’s yards on the property at Gerang Gerung in the Wimmera.

Aussie beef ready to fire

 A Murray Grey cow stands with a mixed herd of beef cattle on a farm, near Kyneton in rural Victoria, Australia, on Monday, A...
RED ­meat exports could hit record levels in the next two years as livestock producers await higher farmgate ­returns.

Hopes for weaner success

High Country Calf Sales
VENDORS are hoping to see weaner cattle prices increase $150 at this year’s mountain calf sales.

Labs track down parasites

New Wasp to Fight Codling Moth
TWO  new tests to help identify and control liver fluke in cattle have been used with success.

MLA beefs up the message

MLA beefs up the message
A NEED for a stronger message has driven Meat and Livestock Australia’s new beef marketing campaign.

Bulls to top of $40,000

Mount Difficult Bull Sale
BULLS sold to $40,000 and average records were broken across southern Australia last week.

Myki may roll into regions

Train signs

A DECISION could be made to roll out the Myki ticketing system across country Victoria later this year.

Three more live baiting charges

Greyhounds at Sandown - Melbourne Cup trials. Race 7. Malfoy comes from behind for an emphatic victory. This is a generic sho...

POLICE have charged another three people in relation to allegations of live baiting in the Greyhound racing industry.

Milk price still settling

Milk price still settling

MAJOR milk processors are sending mixed signals about if they will follow WCB’s lead and top up farmgate prices.

New Arion has a touch of Claas

New Arion has a touch of Claas

CLAAS Harvest Centre has confirmed a new Arion 400 series will be arriving in Australia next year.

Take a butcher’s hook

CL: Ivan the Butcher and his shop in Newry.

IVAN McNally’s butcher shop in Newry has two cash registers; the old one and the new one.

Livestock Doc: Not a scrap of trouble

FARM - PIGS at Corop with Katy Brown

THE dangers of swill feeding and why is it illegal in Australia.