Last Updated: September 24, 2014

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THIS week’s sheep and cattle sales.

The Glen, Sept 19: Bulls to $7250

The Glen, Sept 19: Bulls to $7250
TWO bulls sold to an equal top price of $7250 at Mike and Joy Gadd’s The Glen bull sale at Walwa.

Ballarat, Sep 19: Hot prices

 Wodonga angus weaner sale.
PRICES were hot at Ballarat today where a huge yarding of 5000 cattle were sold.

Hay, Sept 19: Merinos to $196

 Hay sheep sale.
THE opening pen of young Merino ewes sold for $196 a head at Hay today.

Warrnambool, Sept 19: $2400 top

Warrnambool, Sept 19: $2400 top
LOCALS chased cows with confirmed pregnancies at a dairy dispersal in Warrnambool today.

Conargo, Sep 17: $18,000 high

Conargo, Sep 17: $18,000 high
A POLL Boonoke ram sold to a high of $18,000 at the FS Falkiner and Sons Merino studs ram sale today.

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Bendigo, Sept 15: $8500 top

Australiasian Poll Dorset Ram Sale Bendigo
UPDATE: AUCTIONEERS at Bendigo’s fledging multi-vendor ram sale have described bidders as “selective”.

Wycheproof, Sept 12: Ewes to $250

Wycheproof, Sept 12: Ewes to $250
FIRST-cross one-and-a-half year old ewes with lambs sold to a lofty $250 at Wycheproof today.

Yea, Sept 12: Prices dearer

 Female cattle sold to solid rates at the annual Yea feature sale last week.
PRICES were strong at the Yea store cattle sale today where a huge crowd saw 2400 cattle sold.

Shepparton, Sept 12: Plain sailing

Shepparton, Sept 12: Plain sailing
A MOSTLY plain quality line-up of store cattle sold for good money at Shepparton today.

Warragul, Sept 12: Strong demand

Warragul dairy dispersal sale
BUYERS chased young cows with strong breeding families at Warragul today.

Welcome Swallow, Sept 10: Top sale

Welcome Swallow, Sept 10: Top sale
ANGUS bulls sold to a top of $10,000 at the Welcome Swallow spring production sale at Benalla today.

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Kerrilyn, Sept 5: Average increases

 Kerrilyn Merino and Poll Merino Stud display. Loddon Valley Merino studs field day at Serpentine. Picture: Sandra Godwin
STRONG buyer interest pushed the Kerrilyn Merino and Poll Merino stud ram sale average up $70 today.

Colac, Sept 5: Spring fever hits

Colac Store sale September 2014
STEERS were a standout at Colac today with the best lines improving up to 20c/kg in a larger yarding.

Wodonga, Sept 4: Steers to 245c/kg

Wodonga cattle sale
TALK of a hint of rain next week injected enthusiasm into Wodonga’s cattle market today.

Kanimbla, Sept 4: $14,000 top

Kanimbla bull sale, Holbrook
CANADIAN interest and a top of $14,000 were the highlights of the Kanimbla Poll Hereford sale today.

Leongatha, Sept 4: Steer delight

Leongatha, Sept 4: Steer delight
GROWN steers sold up to 202c/kg at the Leongatha store sale today, where 2400 cattle were yarded.

Bathurst, Aug 4: Sale record

Dunoon bull sale, Holbrook
THE record average for an Angus bull sale has been smashed — again — by Millah Murrah Angus.

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Warragul, Sept 1: Cows to $3000

 Paringa Holsteins Dairy sale. Lot 15. cow nose muzzle close-up lens
HOLSTEIN cows sold to $3000 at a dispersal at Warragul today.

Wycheproof, Aug 29: $222 top

Wycheproof, Aug 29: $222 top
DEMAND remained robust for quality store sheep at Wycheproof today.

Warrnambool, Aug 29: Prices up

Warrnambool, Aug 29: Prices up
INCREASED local and feedlot competition helped lift rates across the 1200 head yarding at Warrnambool.

Wangaratta, Aug 29: Steers dearer

Wangaratta special spring weaner cattle sale.
LIGHT steers sold to 240c/kg at the Wangaratta feature sale where 2090 cattle were yarded.

Rennylea Angus, Aug 29: $17,000 top

 Rennylea bull sale - 29.8.2013
BULLS sold to $17,000 at the Rennylea Angus sale near Culcairn in NSW today.

Dunoon, Aug 29: Cracking sales

Dunoon, Aug 29: Cracking sales
UPDATE: ANGUS bulls sold to $11,000 and averaged $5371 at Dunoon near Holbrook today.

Hay, Aug 27: Heading south

Hay cattle sale
CATTLE went south from Hay’s store market today as the divide in the season played its hand.

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 First-cross ewes sold to $183 at last week's special store sheep sale at Wycheproof.
THIS week’s cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.

Bairnsdale, Aug 22: 1200 yarded

Hamilton store cattle sale, Feb. major vendor Pete Delany, Murroa East sold 75 steers. A pen of 16 Angus steers, Weeran blood...
PRICES for Angus steers were solid at Bairnsdale today where medium weights reached 200c/kg.

Shepparton, Aug 22: $5200 top

Shepparton, Aug 22: $5200 top
A HEIFER due to calve next month with an extensive Holstein pedigree topped a Shepparton dispersal sale today.

Crop hopes wither

Murrayville dry spell, while the rest of Victoria squelches through paddocks the farmers up around Murrayville in the Mallee ...

PARTS of southeast Australia’s grain growing regions are close to failing.

Wedderburn wins in extra time

Supplied Editorial Fwd: Photo from 20 Sep 2014 NCFL grand final Wedderburn vs Charlton Wedderburn win by a point aft

WEDDERBURN might have secured four North Central Football League premierships on the trot.

Grain price windfall

Harvest. Crops.

GRAIN prices are being insulated from a weakening global market thanks to falls in the value of the Australian dollar.

Wimmera to host no-till demo day

Wimmera to host no-till demo day

NO-TILL farming relies on good chaff distribution for success and setting up a header to make it work.

Bushie Bob tells drover’s tale

Bushie Bob tells drover’s tale

BARCOO Bob worked as a stockman in central Queensland and his only regret is not wearing pants.

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.”