Collie goats go gourmet

GOAT producer Jo Stewart is an entrepreneur, according to her husband Craig who says she is always looking for something to call her own.
GOAT producer Jo Stewart is an entrepreneur, according to her husband Craig who says she is always looking for something to call her own.
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A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable. A RAFT of proposals in Joyce's Ag Green Paper are unlikely to ever see the light of day because they conflict with government philosophy or are unaffordable.
FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia. FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of Western Australia.
A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders. A MAJOR cattle station in central Queensland has sold for a 50pc discount to what the vendor paid for it at the top of the market, alarming local landholders.
AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring. AS AACo brings its markets into sharper focus, the edges of what defines 'the company' are blurring.
CONCERNS about the future of the Pastoral Board have sparked Livestock SA to call a meeting for pastoralists in Marree on October 28.
3:00 AM CONCERNS about the future of the Pastoral Board have sparked Livestock SA to call a meeting for pastoralists in Marree on October 28.  | SE producers assess their options  | Lines blood ewes to $174 at Keith 
THE foreign investment register for ag was announced two years ago but continues to be delayed as the China FTA unfolds.
3:00 AM THE foreign investment register for ag was announced two years ago but continues to be delayed as the China FTA unfolds. | Where's the FDI register?  | Serving the Asia-Pacific food... 
THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
3:00 AM THE Australian government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers an opportunity to further improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.
AS THE harvest gets rolling in NSW, GrainCorp's closure of 72 receival sites has left festering and mixed emotions in its heartland.
3:00 AM AS THE harvest gets rolling in NSW, GrainCorp's closure of 72 receival sites has left festering and mixed emotions in its heartland.
COLES was early to adopt “ethically produced” meat branding, but it’s been a late arrival in the consumer trend toward grassfed beef.
3:00 AM COLES was early to adopt “ethically produced” meat branding, but it’s been a late arrival in the consumer trend toward grassfed beef. | AACo's transition to strong...  | Macca's exporting Aussie beef 
Cattle - Beef
OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten has warned the government against rushing into a hasty conclusion on an FTA with China.
3:00 AM OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten has warned the government against rushing into a hasty conclusion on an FTA with China. | Abbott's line in sand on China FTA  | China, US ramp up trade pressure 
LENTIL prices hit $900 a tonne last week, providing a rare spot of good news for farmers in south-eastern Australia.
3:00 AM LENTIL prices hit $900 a tonne last week, providing a rare spot of good news for farmers in south-eastern Australia. | After the deluge: crop damage in WA  | Wild weather hits crop quality 
TEN years on from the Aus-US FTA, Australia is entering negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
3:00 AM TEN years on from the Aus-US FTA, Australia is entering negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
GOROKE farmer Darren Cameron would have received some odd looks had he taken the scalp of this particular fox to collect the bounty.
3:00 AM GOROKE farmer Darren Cameron would have received some odd looks had he taken the scalp of this particular fox to collect the bounty.
JOEL Fitzgibbon is claiming a salutary political victory over his National rival Barnaby Joyce, after a vocal debate over drought support payments.
23 Oct 14  1 JOEL Fitzgibbon is claiming a salutary political victory over his National rival Barnaby Joyce, after a vocal debate over drought support payments. | Ag green paper rejects ARDB push  | Plain talk on rural debt 
THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern.
23 Oct 14 THE Australian Plague Locust Commission (APLC) today said pockets of locust activity in NSW and Queensland presented no cause for wider immediate concern. | Wild weather hits crop quality  | Averting crop catastrophe 
THE green paper produced by Barnaby Joyce is more about confirming his existing prejudices than forming good policy.
23 Oct 14  1 THE green paper produced by Barnaby Joyce is more about confirming his existing prejudices than forming good policy. | Green Paper finally on the table  | Ag Green Paper 'against govt grain' 
THE 2014 annual Ravensbourne Santa Gertrudis sale topped at $11,000 on Tuesday.
23 Oct 14 THE 2014 annual Ravensbourne Santa Gertrudis sale topped at $11,000 on Tuesday.
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23 Oct 14  8 VIDEO: "CRUELTY of this nature, wherever it takes place, is inexcusable," ALEC boss Alison Penfold said after last night's ABC story. | LSS in new live ex fracas 
Cattle - Beef
DATA analyst Jelle de Jong says telling a food and grocery supplier their trade spend is out of control is like telling them they are overweight.
23 Oct 14 DATA analyst Jelle de Jong says telling a food and grocery supplier their trade spend is out of control is like telling them they are overweight. | Woolies, Coles slash sliced...  | Grocery investments in the bag? 
TWO men and a woman are dead and a man has been arrested following a shooting and siege north-west of Melbourne.
23 Oct 14 TWO men and a woman are dead and a man has been arrested following a shooting and siege north-west of Melbourne.
BARNABY Joyce has publicly argued against his ­colleague Scott Morrison wresting from him responsibility for quarantine.
23 Oct 14  2 BARNABY Joyce has publicly argued against his ­colleague Scott Morrison wresting from him responsibility for quarantine. | Joyce, Morrison in portfolio spat  | Ag green paper rejects ARDB push 
I AM en route to Shenyang, a city of 12 million people, in north-east China. En route at about 300km/h, that is.
23 Oct 14 I AM en route to Shenyang, a city of 12 million people, in north-east China. En route at about 300km/h, that is. | Twiggy bets on China food boom  | Squeezing the most from Chinese... 
THE Northern Territory live export industry is surging ahead and has smashed industry export records.
23 Oct 14 THE Northern Territory live export industry is surging ahead and has smashed industry export records.
Cattle - Beef
A NEW top-price record for a composite was set at last week's Cashmore Oaklea sale in Hamilton, where an elite performance maternal ram was eventually knocked down at $10,200 after an exciting bidding war.
23 Oct 14 A NEW top-price record for a composite was set at last week's Cashmore Oaklea sale in Hamilton, where an elite performance maternal ram was eventually knocked down at $10,200 after an...
RECENT hot and dry weather brought the harvest season forward, by as much as two weeks in some places, with early crops holding better.
23 Oct 14 RECENT hot and dry weather brought the harvest season forward, by as much as two weeks in some places, with early crops holding better.  | Yields fall as crop values rise  | Rotation prevents resistance 
WITH crops already making five tonnes per hectare in the State’s north, competition is predicted to be strong for the 2014 Suncorp Bank/Agricultural Societies Council’s NSW Dryland Field Wheat competition.
23 Oct 14 WITH crops already making five tonnes per hectare in the State’s north, competition is predicted to be strong for the 2014 Suncorp Bank/Agricultural Societies Council’s NSW Dryland Field...
THE construction of new dams throughout Queensland would be just one measure taken to help drought proof the state if federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has his way.
23 Oct 14 THE construction of new dams throughout Queensland would be just one measure taken to help drought proof the state if federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has his way.
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IBeef I don't believe you hire contractors unless it is for a one off, but agree you hire
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When considering Barnaby and Fitzgibbon there would be no doubt at all about who cares the most
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Byron, looking at the Clear Grain site, it states that anecdotally, each tonne of grain is
CONFIDENCE in the bull market is riding high, producing stellar results at this year’s Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
09 Oct 14 CONFIDENCE in the bull market is riding high, producing stellar results at this year’s Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
RESILIENT cattle breeders have stared down one of their toughest years on record but Northern Territory couple Doug Struber and wife Joanne hope to bounce back thanks to the 2014 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale.
08 Oct 14 RESILIENT cattle breeders have stared down one of their toughest years on record but Northern Territory couple Doug...