Beef producers want more watchdog powers
THE push for mandatory price reporting of non-saleyard cattle sales and the price beef products trade at throughout the supply chain has ramped up as the fair trading watchdog puts its final touches o...
Positive vibe at Gate 2 Plate Challenge
IN its third year of competition, the annual Harvey Beef Gate 2 Plate Challenge attracted plenty of interest from cattle producers throughout WA.
Weaned weaners top $1474 at Boyanup
LANDMARK presented another outstanding yarding of beef cattle when it offered nearly 700 weaned weaners of excellent weights and quality in a weaned weaner sale at Boyanup last week.
Angus weaners hit $1427 at Mt Barker
JUST like last year, it was a group of producers who specialise in breeding and lotfeeding Angus cattle, who cleared the decks at last week's Landmark Angus Weaner Sale at Mt Barker.
Big US beef supplies felt in our markets
RAMPED up beef production in the United States is being felt in some of Australia's most lucrative export markets.
October shorn ewes attract bids to $152
CONSIDERING the downpour across a large area of the agricultural region last week, a good number of buyers were on hand for an offering of just over 4000 head at the Primaries Special Sheep Sale at Ka...
3.5yo Merino ewes claim $152 sale top
BUYERS and onlookers crowded the sheep yards at the Hewton family's Moodiarrup property last week, kicking off the clearing sale, held by Westcoast Livestock.
Front dumps Wheatbelt rain
YORKRAKINE has borne the brunt of the latest weather front, which dumped close to 200 millimetres of rain in a six-hour period on Saturday night.
Mount Ronan White Suffolk hits $2700
DESPITE sweltering temperatures at the Bowen family's third annual Mount Ronan summer ram sale last week, the punters just kept on bidding - willing to go the distance for the circled lots in their ca...
Heavy lambs fail to weigh down markets
AGENTS believe strong demand for lambs will absorb the swelling number of heavy stock hitting the market and buffer any impact on prices.
Investors wake up to ag value
THE investment sector's frequently frigid interest in agricultural business opportunities looks to have thawed considerably in the past year says a prominent agribusiness board director and former agr...
Supply contraction drives 2017 prices
LOWER lamb production is set to ignite prices in 2017, continuing last year's trend where lamb prices gained traction on records for the fourth consecutive year.
Industry to milk better results in 2017
POSITIVE signs indicate slow improvement with continued volatility ahead for Australia's dairy sector according to the latest industry assessment.
Cow charity busts Cambodia poverty cycle
IN a country where a beef breeder is so prized she sleeps in the family home and the sale of just one calf would double a family's annual income, one humble Australian charity is making big inroads in...
Landmark's final weaner sale for the season
ON the back of a good feed year and plenty of weight in the weaners early this season, many have already been sold and as a result Landmark will host its final stand-alone Boyanup weaner sale for the ...
Torgue Talk - robots on the move
UNITED States market intelligence firm Tractica has painted a picture of a new agriculture paradigm involving autonomous machines.
Price penalties temper weight gains
A WARNING has been issued about a significant increase to price penalties for overweight lamb carcases as "irresponsible" processor grids fail to reflect global market signals.