Tagging decision applauded by industry

THIS week’s decision to reject mandatory electronic identification tagging for sheep and goats has been welcomed by advocacy groups.
THIS week’s decision to reject mandatory electronic identification tagging for sheep and goats has been welcomed by advocacy groups.
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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.
BEEF cattle veterinarian Lee Fitzpatrick has been named the new chairman of the North Australia Beef Research Council.
24 Oct 14 BEEF cattle veterinarian Lee Fitzpatrick has been named the new chairman of the North Australia Beef Research Council.
TUGELA, the mother of legendary mare and three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, has unexpectedly died today.
24 Oct 14 TUGELA, the mother of legendary mare and three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, has unexpectedly died today.
IMPROVING breed marketing strategy is the focus of newly elected Australian Brangus Cattle Association president Tim Roche.
24 Oct 14 IMPROVING breed marketing strategy is the focus of newly elected Australian Brangus Cattle Association president Tim Roche.
Cattle - Beef
THE first auction of Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm properties could be declared a
24 Oct 14 THE first auction of Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm properties could be declared a "non-starter" after all were passed in at auction on Thursday. | Tinkler to finalise Patinack sale 
THE wool market lost some of October’s hard-won gains this week, with the AWEX EMI dropping another 8c to settle at 1036c a kilogram.
24 Oct 14 THE wool market lost some of October’s hard-won gains this week, with the AWEX EMI dropping another 8c to settle at 1036c a kilogram. | Wider gains of a 1c AWEX EMI lift  | Wool markets inspire again 
Sheep - Wool
24 Oct 14 A 24-year-old man has survived a two and a half metre fall onto concrete at a Gold Coast hinterland cattle property.
IT has been many decades since paddle steamers stopped at the banks of the Murray River by the Wilkadene Woolshed near Renmark, where they would load up with chaff by way of a chute from the shed down the cliff to the river.
24 Oct 14 IT has been many decades since paddle steamers stopped at the banks of the Murray River by the Wilkadene Woolshed near Renmark, where they would load up with chaff by way of a chute from... | Rare machinery gets lease of life  | Impressive 'cluster' at Paruna 
IT IS not a shed but the Burra Town Hall houses some remarkable treasures.
24 Oct 14 IT IS not a shed but the Burra Town Hall houses some remarkable treasures.  | Beer cheer at Wilkadene brewery  | Vintage charm on Caterpillar Farm 
BORDERTOWN collector Peter Squire says his hobby of collecting vintage machinery, particularly crawler tractors,
24 Oct 14 BORDERTOWN collector Peter Squire says his hobby of collecting vintage machinery, particularly crawler tractors, "got a bit out of hand".  | Beer cheer at Wilkadene brewery  | Glenlea Park stud ramps-up design 
THE humble shed on the Schubert farm near Wunkar is one of the many in the district that houses historical farming items that are central to much bigger plans in the Loxton District
24 Oct 14 THE humble shed on the Schubert farm near Wunkar is one of the many in the district that houses historical farming items that are central to much bigger plans in the Loxton District | Beer cheer at Wilkadene brewery  | Burra's historical Merino... 
GOAT producer Jo Stewart is an entrepreneur, according to her husband Craig who says she is always looking for something to call her own.
24 Oct 14 GOAT producer Jo Stewart is an entrepreneur, according to her husband Craig who says she is always looking for something to call her own.
CONCERNS about the future of the Pastoral Board have sparked Livestock SA to call a meeting for pastoralists in Marree on October 28.
24 Oct 14 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.
24 Oct 14  4 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.
24 Oct 14  1 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.
24 Oct 14 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.
24 Oct 14  1 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.
24 Oct 14  3 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.
24 Oct 14 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.
24 Oct 14  1 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.
24 Oct 14 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  5 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  2 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' 
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I don't know that that's all so. People generally do best if far from home...thus Aussie
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My grand-daughter, very confident and presentable, now 22 began work in Nth Shore Sydney as
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whilst much input is noted here I think Mouse was close to the point. . Of the several methods
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...