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THE benefits of hybrid vigour are well known in the beef industry, but one dairy farming family at Forbes is now also reaping the rewards of extra performance due to crossbreeding.
THE benefits of hybrid vigour are well known in the beef industry, but one dairy farming family at Forbes is now also reaping the rewards of extra performance due to crossbreeding.
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ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman. ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman.
“NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team. “NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team.
GREATER areas of Australia’s wheat belt may become susceptible to stripe rust as the disease continues to evolve and adapt to warmer climates. GREATER areas of Australia’s wheat belt may become susceptible to stripe rust as the disease continues to evolve and adapt to warmer climates.
A NEW survey has found 77 per cent of city teenagers know little or nothing about farming and food production in Australia. A NEW survey has found 77 per cent of city teenagers know little or nothing about farming and food production in Australia.
WESTERN Queensland graziers have questioned their industry lobby group’s commitment to fencing as a wild dog containment strategy.
4:00 AM WESTERN Queensland graziers have questioned their industry lobby group’s commitment to fencing as a wild dog containment strategy.
GRAZIERS up against one of nature’s smartest hunters may now be able to enlist a new age in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology to help them combat the threat of wild dogs.
4:00 AM GRAZIERS up against one of nature’s smartest hunters may now be able to enlist a new age in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology to help them combat the threat of wild dogs.
PEEL Valley irrigators have branded the State government’s latest move to decrease water costs a “joke”, saying a trading trial announced by water minister Kevin Humphries would have little impact on skyrocketing water use charges.
4:00 AM PEEL Valley irrigators have branded the State government’s latest move to decrease water costs a “joke”, saying a trading trial announced by water minister Kevin Humphries would have...
NEAR contract wheat prices slipped to four year lows last week, and even the increased geopolitical risk in Ukraine has not pushed prices up.
4:00 AM NEAR contract wheat prices slipped to four year lows last week, and even the increased geopolitical risk in Ukraine has not pushed prices up. | Bees hit in canola virus fight  | Stripe rust adapting to Aus heat 
FARM groups have welcomed the carbon tax repeal as an economic win to ease pressure on input costs.
4:00 AM FARM groups have welcomed the carbon tax repeal as an economic win to ease pressure on input costs. | Production up, emissions down  | Carbon tax repeal passes Senate 
THE peat soil on Sam Croser’s farm near Millicent, SA grows excellent crops but is not without its challenges.
4:00 AM THE peat soil on Sam Croser’s farm near Millicent, SA grows excellent crops but is not without its challenges. | Farm chemical changes welcomed  | Emerald plans $3m Elmore upgrade 
ONE couple's ambitions to get a foothold in the northern beef industry has been helped by investor Brett Blundy.
4:00 AM ONE couple's ambitions to get a foothold in the northern beef industry has been helped by investor Brett Blundy. | Farmgate needs fixing: Warriner  | SLM's holistic hook nabs investors 
Cattle - Beef
IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years.
4:00 AM IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years. | 3D prints revolutionise design  | Polaris calls for market audit 
TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at fresh criticism of the outcomes for agriculture in the Japan-Australia trade agreement.
24 Jul 14 TRADE Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at fresh criticism of the outcomes for agriculture in the Japan-Australia trade agreement. | 'Protectionists' stifling ag...  | Japan trade deal sealed 
ELDERS has sold its 776-hectare feedlot and cropping property at Charlton in Victoria to beef processor Teys for $10m.
24 Jul 14  1 ELDERS has sold its 776-hectare feedlot and cropping property at Charlton in Victoria to beef processor Teys for $10m.
LNP SENATOR for Queensland Matt Canavan has thrown his support behind a proposal to make live cattle exports from Port Alma a reality within the next three months.
24 Jul 14 LNP SENATOR for Queensland Matt Canavan has thrown his support behind a proposal to make live cattle exports from Port Alma a reality within the next three months. | Port Alma gains momentum 
Cattle - Beef
COLES is considering membership of the powerful Financial Services Council, giving it a seat at the table among the nation's leading wealth managers.
24 Jul 14 COLES is considering membership of the powerful Financial Services Council, giving it a seat at the table among the nation's leading wealth managers. | Coles admits to threatening...  | Milk's local brand push 
THE three-month national rainfall outlook released today by the Bureau of Meteorology has revealed a mixed forecast across the country.
24 Jul 14  1 THE three-month national rainfall outlook released today by the Bureau of Meteorology has revealed a mixed forecast across the country. | South shivers through cold snap  | Dry continues to bite 
AUSTRALIA remained the largest supplier of beef to Korea during the first half of 2014, with its market share rising slightly to 54 per cent.
24 Jul 14 AUSTRALIA remained the largest supplier of beef to Korea during the first half of 2014, with its market share rising slightly to 54 per cent. | Beef exports hit record high  | Beef's new brand in Korea 
Cattle - Beef
NATIONAL lamb supply increased 11 per cent week-on-week, with larger yardings reported across most centres.
24 Jul 14  1 NATIONAL lamb supply increased 11 per cent week-on-week, with larger yardings reported across most centres. | US taste for lamb growing  | Record May for lamb exports 
THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.
24 Jul 14  4 THE pathway towards a solution for the sugar industry is still unclear, as stakeholders put forward their own marketing models.
BUNGE Australia farewelled its first grain shipment from Bunbury last Saturday.
24 Jul 14  5 BUNGE Australia farewelled its first grain shipment from Bunbury last Saturday.
ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman.
24 Jul 14  30 ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman. | Activist attacks 'un-Australian'  | Back pushes anti-trespass Bill 
THE National Wild Dog Action plan launch brought hope to producers – but a collective approach is needed. That’s where we come in.
24 Jul 14 THE National Wild Dog Action plan launch brought hope to producers – but a collective approach is needed. That’s where we come in. | Gotcha! Traps snap suspects  | Bait options on the way 
“NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team.
24 Jul 14  2 “NOT my problem” is a line landholders can't afford to take on predation, says the National Wild Dog Action team. | Targeting wild dogs - together  | Wild dog fight personal for NFF... 
EASTERN States beef is flooding the WA market and putting pressure on WA processors.
24 Jul 14  3 EASTERN States beef is flooding the WA market and putting pressure on WA processors.
Cattle - Beef
VIDEO: FROM Royal ram to sporting fan, Fred
24 Jul 14 VIDEO: FROM Royal ram to sporting fan, Fred "the people's ram" brought his A-game to the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. | Design duo wins wool double  | China wants wool's 'back story' 
Sheep - Wool
AUSTRALIA'S mushroom, onion and mango industries have joined forces to push for compulsory levies to be retained.
24 Jul 14  8 AUSTRALIA'S mushroom, onion and mango industries have joined forces to push for compulsory levies to be retained. | Losing count of levies  | Farmers not sold on levy value 
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The sad fact is that the RSPCA is so underfunded and so undermined by the lack of legislation to
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You are all class Bushie. Is CBH a socialism system? If so, you can count me in as a socialist.
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Deregular, You cannot possible be a farmer-are you talking about your uncle's farm? A good
SINCE its inception in 1990, Emerald’s Ag Grow Field-Days has gone from strength to strength.
Over time, it has survived droughts, floods, industry downturn and whatever the world economy had to throw at it.
18 Jul 14 SINCE its inception in 1990, Emerald’s Ag Grow Field-Days has gone from strength to strength. Over time, it has...
MARKETS and economics as a driver of northern agricultural development is a key focus of Northern Australia Food Futures conference being held at Darwin from November 3-5.03 Jul 14  1 MARKETS and economics as a driver of northern agricultural development is a key focus of Northern Australia Food...