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Agribusiness

Few gain from high prices

LAMB prices above 600c/kg and a bounce of $150 for slaughter cows and bullocks make good headlines.

Seasonal calving key to costs

Simon Scott and Linda Knight, dairy farmers

REDUCING and understanding costs will be the focus of one new Western Victorian Focus Farm.

Internship beefs up farm skills

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA SCHOLARSHIP

MUSTERING, drafting, weaning, marking and processing were all in a day’s work for Aaron Brown.

Farm gate tomatoes prove a winner

Farm gate tomatoes prove a winner

THE decision to run a farm gate shop has been a profitable and rewarding step for tomato grower John Wiegard.

Dry times as El Niño threatens

15 Dec 2003 / grain, harvest, wimmera, mallee. Winston Chivell, poor wheat harvest. hands holding crop faming industry farm

AUSTRALIA is on track to experience a dry cropping season but South America could face a good grain harvest.

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Water

Probe on irrigation water

CHOOSING what to do with irrigation water is the subject of a major new survey by a US researcher.

Water to boost in Golden Plains

Golden Plains Food Production Precinct

A NEW $11.78 million agricultural precinct is set to generate businesses and jobs in Golden Plains.

Tributes flow for Murray campaigner

 Fourth-generation fisherman Henry Jones at Clayton Bay, SA, pictured next to the River Murray. The Murray-Darling Basin Auth...

HE WAS the quietly spoken Clayton Bay fisherman who raised his voice against decades of abuse of the Murray-Darling Basin.

Warrnambool, April 24: Optimistic

 Warrnambool store cattle sale, April.

THE rising fat market, good rains in much of southern Australia and a mood of optimism produced a strong rise in cattle prices at Warrnambool today.

Wagga, April 24; lamb market lifts

Wagga Wagga lamb sale 13.3.2014

RESTOCKERS have paid up to $105 or 704c/kg for lambs at Wagga Wagga today in a huge vote of confidence in the market.

Internship beefs up farm skills

NORTHERN AUSTRALIA SCHOLARSHIP

MUSTERING, drafting, weaning, marking and processing were all in a day’s work for Aaron Brown.

Red Poll winner

Red Poll winner

MEAT quality and temperament are just one of the reasons why Judy Rand established a beef stud with Red Poll cattle.

Wagga, April 24; lamb market lifts

Wagga Wagga lamb sale 13.3.2014

RESTOCKERS have paid up to $105 or 704c/kg for lambs at Wagga Wagga today in a huge vote of confidence in the market.

Strength is in the market

Strength is in the market

HIGH-strength wool helped Paul Brady achieve a premium last week.

Seasonal calving key to costs

Simon Scott and Linda Knight, dairy farmers

REDUCING and understanding costs will be the focus of one new Western Victorian Focus Farm.

MG steps up

GLOBAL FOOD FORUM

MURRAY GOULBURN lifted its farmgate price for the fifth time this season.

Grasses for bioenergy

Grasses for bioenergy

CULTIVATION of large grasses for bioenergy production is gaining interest as a renewable fuel source.

Hockey worried about ADM's character

FILE - In this July 2, 2009 file photo, the Archer Daniels Midland Company logo is seen on a tanker truck at the ADM plant in...

US agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland's corporate character were in part behind Joe Hockey's decision to block its proposed $3.4 billion takeover of GrainCorp.

Grasses for bioenergy

Grasses for bioenergy

CULTIVATION of large grasses for bioenergy production is gaining interest as a renewable fuel source.

Grasses for bioenergy

Grasses for bioenergy

CULTIVATION of large grasses for bioenergy production is gaining interest as a renewable fuel source.

NAB wine study tour to China

 Wine corks. Generic image.

BUILDING links and relationships into China is vital if the Australian wine industry is to take advantage of the expected enormous growth in Chinese consumption, according to NAB.

New sparkle for Guthries

Grampians midnight wine harvest.

TOM and Sarah Guthrie began growing grapes as they believed there was more to life than sheep.

Beef’s the great entertainer

 Entrepreneur Dale Cleves has built an empire from Mount Gambier, just over the Victorian border into South Australia, with a...

DALE Cleves — one of South Australia’s most successful businessmen — has a fascinating mix of businesses.

New sparkle for Guthries

Grampians midnight wine harvest.

TOM and Sarah Guthrie began growing grapes as they believed there was more to life than sheep.

Winner gives back

Farmer donation for we're for the bush

THE Weekly Times Coles Farmer of the Year winner Argyle Prestige Meats is helping drought-affected farmers.

Farmer of the Year glory

Andrina and Lachie Graham

LACHIE and Andrina Graham, of Argyle Prestige Meats at Harden, southern NSW, have been crowned The Weekly Times Coles 2013 Farmer of the Year.

Alpine Saints seek Anzac Day win

 Essendon training. Scott Lucas on the lead.

MYRTLEFORD will look for its first win when it takes on fellow winless club Wangaratta on Anzac Day.

Few gain from high prices

Elders agents take bids on first-cross ewe lambs which made $151 at last week's special store sheep sale at Wycheproof.

LAMB prices above 600c/kg and a bounce of $150 for slaughter cows and bullocks make good headlines.

Anger as diesel firm winds up

 Henty Machinery Field Days. Ron Kukler, Green Diesel Fuel System

A LIQUIDATOR has been appointed to wind up former Geelong company Green Diesel Corporation.

Going for gold

 Cut Daffodils in the cool room. David and Robin Jackson of Jacksons Daffodils in Surges Bay on their farm.

FEW growers have won the top daffodil award in the UK or the US. Yet one Australian has taken out both. Meet David Jackson.