Last Updated: November 28, 2014

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Yea, Nov 27: Price nudges $800

WEANER steers almost hit the $800 mark at Yea’s autumn-drop feature calf sale today.

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Colac store cattle sale, November 2014
THIS week’s cattle and sheep sale dates.

Benalla, Nov 21: Numbers down

 Buyers paid to $258 for young first cross ewes at the Benalla annual store sheep sale.
PRICES were better than expected and averages jumped at the annual Benalla special sheep sale.

Ballarat, Nov 21: Dry forces sale

Ballarat Beef Cattle Sale
PRICES were strong at Ballarat today with dry conditions a strong talking point.

Hay, Nov 21: Gunbar tops at $118

Hay, Nov 21: Gunbar tops at $118
JUST $32 separated the top ewes and the top wethers at Hay’s sheep sale today.

Naracoorte, Nov 20: $208 top

Naracoorte, Nov 20: $208 top
STRONG demand drove first-cross ewe lamb prices to $208 at Naracoorte today.

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Colac store cattle sale, November 2014
THIS week’s cattle and sheep sale dates.

Bendigo, Nov 14: Buyers cautious

Bendigo, Nov 14: Buyers cautious
THE well-known lines of joinable ewes still made good money at Bendigo today.

Yea, Nov 14: Prices hold

Yea store cattle October 12
PRICES held up at Yea today with medium weight steers making between $650-$735.

Wagga Wagga, Nov 14: $9000 top

Wagga Wagga, Nov 14: $9000 top
UPDATE: IT WAS the end of an era for the whiteface world today with the dispersal of the Injemira horned Hereford herd.

Naracoorte, Nov 13: Prices hot

 The opening pen of woolly 2009-drop first cross ewes at Edenhope sold for $218.. Compared the prices paid later at Naracoort...
ONE of Australia’s premier breeding ewe sales attracted hot competition at Naracoorte today.

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Wodonga cattle sale 16.10.2014
THIS week’s cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.

WARRAGUL DISPERSAL Warragul, Nov 10: $1900 top

Warragul Selling Centre
A BIG production Holstein topped a Warragul commercial dispersal sale today.

Colac, Nov 7: Visitors boost prices

Colac store cattle sale, November 2014
GIPPSLAND and northern buyers provided much needed support at a large yarding at Colac today.

Naracoorte, Nov 6: Demand holds

Naracoorte, Nov 6: Demand holds
DEMAND for steers held up well at Naracoorte’s early weaner sale today.

Bendigo, Nov 5: Ewes to $213

Bendigo, Nov 5: Ewes to $213
OUTSTANDING sheep and keen demand created new price highs of $213 for 1½-year-old first-cross ewes at Bendigo.

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Wodonga cattle sale 16.10.2014
THIS week’s cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.

Warrnambool, Oct 31: Prices lift

 Warrnambool store cattle sale, April.
STEER prices lifted by 10-15c/kg at the Warrnambool store sale today.

Colac, Oct 31: Top-buying duo

Colac, Oct 31: Top-buying duo
TWO buyers bought more than half the yarding at a dairy dispersal at Colac today.

Wycheproof, Oct 31: Price hold up

Wycheproof, Oct 31: Price hold up
SHEEP prices held-up against the deteriorating season at Wycheproof today.

Kyneton, Oct 29: Steers firm

Kyneton, Oct 29: Steers firm
AGENTS worked hard to sell cattle at Kyneton’s store cattle sale today.

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Heyfield store cattle sale
THIS week’s cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.

Hay, Oct 24: Dispersal draws buyers

Hay, Oct 24: Dispersal draws buyers
WETHER prices improved and ewe values held their own at the Hay store sheep sale today.

Yea, Oct 24: Females to $1410

Yea, Oct 24: Females to $1410
COWS and calves sold to a top of $1410 at the Yea female sale where there were just 260 cattle yarded.

Warrnambool, Oct 24: Prices fall

Warrnambool, Oct 24: Prices fall
DRY conditions knocked “a couple of hundred dollars” off the value of the best cows at Warrnambool today.

STAGE ONE DISPERSAL Shepparton, Oct 23: $4600 top

Shepparton, Oct 23: $4600 top
A FIRST lactation Red Holstein made $4600 to top a dairy dispersal at Shepparton today.

Hamilton, Oct 23: Steers firm

Hamilton annual Kerr & Co feature spring cattle sale.
A YARDING of 3200 store cattle withstood downward pressure on prices at Hamilton today.

Wurrook, Oct 23: Merinos to $5000

Wurrook, Oct 23: Merinos to $5000
THE Walton family’s Wurrook Merino stud recorded a complete clearance of fine and superfine rams today.

Corowa, Oct 23: Tight price range

Corowa sheep sale
JUST $30-$40 separated the top and bottom pens at Corowa’s first cross sale today.

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Heyfield store cattle sale
THIS week’s cattle, sheep and dairy sale dates.

Wycheproof, Oct 17: Strong buying

Wycheproof, Oct 17: Strong buying
DRY conditions weakened restocker appetite for sheep last week at the sale of 11,000 sheep at Wycheproof.

RSPCA’s extreme tactics

 Coalition against duck shooting campaign director Laurie Levy with a Pink ear duck and other dead ducks at the Victorian Pre...

SOME farm leaders fear the Victorian election has spawned a dangerous new alliance of animal welfare groups.

GVFL chairman voted out

 Goulburn Valley Football Club, Round 1, Rochester Tigers v Echuca Bombers, Rochester won 12-14-86 v 11-8-74, at Rochester, D...

GOULBURN Valley Football League clubs ousted chairman Trevor Pollard from his seat at AGM.

Chinese double up on wheat

Western Plains Harvest '13

CHINA has risen through the ranks to become Australia’s second biggest wheat buyer in 2013-14.

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

Simplicity the secret to D65-D

MACDON’S D65-D draper models have been making a splash in the Mallee.

Hollingworth nutures nature

Robert Hollingworth

NOT a flower, frog, bird or smidgen of lichen on Robert Hollingworth’s property has gone unrecorded.

A fresh look at paddock to plate

A fresh look at paddock to plate

ROBERT Pascoe runs The Farmer’s Place, at Freshwater Creek on the Surf Coast. Read his story in FARM, free in The Weekly Times this week.