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.
New label tackles seasonality issue
THE WA beef supply chain has joined together to work through seasonality issues with grassfed product.
Audit uncovers Wellard polling error
AN audit has exposed an error in the counting of Wellard Limited's poll results at its recent annual general meeting (AGM).
Hectolitre headache with frosted grains
YORK grower Tony Seabrook has a bitter pill to swallow as up to 25 per cent of his barley looks the part but is well below the weight cut-off for delivery.
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.
Tests show shortcomings in mob tracing
A DAMNING report which reveals the failures of the country's mob-based tracing of sheep has been postponed for public release until March while industry groups grapple with the findings.
Weaners to catch the eye in Manjimup
By COURTNEY WALSH A TRIP to Manjimup is in order because the weaners slated for next week's Landmark Manjimup Weaner Sale are looking pretty good. The annual sale, due to get under way at 1.30pm on ...
Wychwood Suffolk sells to $820 top
THE annual Wychwood Suffolk Ram Sale held on-property in Margaret River each November might be a late fixture in the ram-selling season but it never holds back buyers from returning to secure quality ...
Hyfield blood 1.5yo Merinos hit $154
WITH not many more opportunities left to buy young ewes this season, stock agents and sheep producers pushed prices at last Friday's Elders Kojonup Special Ewe Sale to soaring new heights.