Hockey approves JBS takeover of Primo

FARMERS and producers have failed to sway Treasurer Joe Hockey on the takeover of Primo by beef giant JBS Holdings.
FARMERS and producers have failed to sway Treasurer Joe Hockey on the takeover of Primo by beef giant JBS Holdings.
FEATURED
AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon. AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon.
IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing. IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed. RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed.
AUSTRALIA'S run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February since 1910. AUSTRALIA'S run of abnormally warm weather has continued with the country recording its second-hottest February since 1910.
WARREN Truss has outlined the importance of infrastructure to farm sector profitability at the annual ABARES Outlook conference in Canberra.
3:53 PM WARREN Truss has outlined the importance of infrastructure to farm sector profitability at the annual ABARES Outlook conference in Canberra. | Fletcher's freight expectations 
NORTH QUEENSLAND banana growers are in a state of shock after a plantation near Tully tested positive to Tropical Race-4 Panama Disease.
3:30 PM NORTH QUEENSLAND banana growers are in a state of shock after a plantation near Tully tested positive to Tropical Race-4 Panama Disease.
SENATOR Chris Back has returned fire at “vitriolic” attacks over his Bill to curtail extended delays in reporting evidence of animal cruelty.
3:00 PM SENATOR Chris Back has returned fire at “vitriolic” attacks over his Bill to curtail extended delays in reporting evidence of animal cruelty. | Back tables anti-trespass Bill  | Joyce still backs anti-trespass... 
PARTS of southwest Queensland and northwest NSW are seeing some very hot temperatures considering summer is over.
11:20 AM PARTS of southwest Queensland and northwest NSW are seeing some very hot temperatures considering summer is over. | Better forecasts still under...  | Aus records second-hottest February 
BARNABY Joyce has defended the government’s new tighter foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders.
11:00 AM BARNABY Joyce has defended the government’s new tighter foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders. | Outrage over PM's property hit  | FDI crackdown a 'shambles' 
AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon.
9:50 AM AUSTRALIAN grain and oilseed production is forecast to rise over the next five years, but there are no spectacular price rises on the horizon. | Family farms underpin economy:...  | Farm production value on the rise 
NATIONAL standards for agriculture education have been developed to address industry needs and produce more skilled graduates.
9:45 AM NATIONAL standards for agriculture education have been developed to address industry needs and produce more skilled graduates. | Ag still waiting for its workforce  | Long-haul hunt for ag workers 
SUNRICE is looking at opening up a restricted ASX listing to potentially extra investment capital from outside the farm sector.
9:30 AM SUNRICE is looking at opening up a restricted ASX listing to potentially extra investment capital from outside the farm sector. | SunRice makes a meal of it  | Aerobic cropping a good fit 
THE local post office plays an important role in the life of hundreds of country towns, but its core business is in decline.
9:19 AM  1 THE local post office plays an important role in the life of hundreds of country towns, but its core business is in decline. | Russians hold NBN Co to ransom  | Winding up Hills hoist line 
CHINESE interest in Australian farms and processing assets is surging, despite the Abbott government's crackdown.
8:22 AM CHINESE interest in Australian farms and processing assets is surging, despite the Abbott government's crackdown. | Family farms underpin economy:...  | Farm production value on the rise 
DESPITE rampant demand and an export-friendly dollar, the total value of Australian farm production and exports is actually slipping.
7:25 AM DESPITE rampant demand and an export-friendly dollar, the total value of Australian farm production and exports is actually slipping. | Lamb to rise, wool to slump: ABARES  | Farm production value on the rise 
A NEW law to give landholders the right to block mining or coal seam gas operations on their property will come before the Senate today.
3:00 AM  1 A NEW law to give landholders the right to block mining or coal seam gas operations on their property will come before the Senate today.
CATTLE saleyard prices should sit just above 400c/kg in 2015-16, and stay there to 2017-18, says ABARES.
3:00 AM  1 CATTLE saleyard prices should sit just above 400c/kg in 2015-16, and stay there to 2017-18, says ABARES. | Record highs for WA beef prices  | Top End beef back in business 
Cattle - Beef
IT WAS a simple snap of a typical day on the farm which Sue Francis decided to share: little did she know the image would go viral.
3:00 AM IT WAS a simple snap of a typical day on the farm which Sue Francis decided to share: little did she know the image would go viral. | Lancaster's $16,000 top bite  | Limo breeders go west for genetics  | GALLERY: SA Bull Sales
Cattle - Beef
AUSTRALIAN cotton production is expected to rebound by 19pc next season to 560,000 tonnes and hit 818,000t by the end of the decade.
3:00 AM AUSTRALIAN cotton production is expected to rebound by 19pc next season to 560,000 tonnes and hit 818,000t by the end of the decade. | Family farms underpin economy:...  | Threads of Paul Kahl's cotton... 
IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
3:00 AM  5 IN the quest for blame on Australia's latest food scare, look to the consumer – because, whether we know it or not, it is all our doing.
MURRAY Goulburn says it will ride out the current global dairy price slump to post profits similar to last year.
3:00 AM MURRAY Goulburn says it will ride out the current global dairy price slump to post profits similar to last year. | MG expands in Tasmania  | MG defends performance record 
KEY rural skills shortages continue in agronomy and advisory service jobs,
3:00 AM  1 KEY rural skills shortages continue in agronomy and advisory service jobs, "but in the end we do find the right people", says Ray Johnson. | Ag still waiting for its workforce  | Sanity returns to food wages talks 
ALTHOUGH prices are likely to ease, industry forecasters are still predicting a good year ahead for Australian lentil producers.
3:00 AM ALTHOUGH prices are likely to ease, industry forecasters are still predicting a good year ahead for Australian lentil producers. | Lentil surge points to pulse boom  | Crop data a tough season weapon 
WEST Carnamah farmer Bob Dempster took a trip to Dongara on Sunday leaving at 9am.
03 Mar 15  1 WEST Carnamah farmer Bob Dempster took a trip to Dongara on Sunday leaving at 9am.
THE 30th annual South Australian Combined Centre State Santa Gertrudis sale at Goolagong, Warnertown, on Monday was bolstered by Qld stud competition, helping to lift the average by nearly $1000 on the 2014 sale.
03 Mar 15  1 THE 30th annual South Australian Combined Centre State Santa Gertrudis sale at Goolagong, Warnertown, on Monday was bolstered by Qld stud competition, helping to lift the average by... | Maryvale Limousins to six states  | Lancaster's $16,000 top bite  | GALLERY: SA Bull Sales
Cattle - Beef
THE world sugar glut will push down mill-gate returns to Australian cane growers by 1pc to $36/t this year, the lowest since 2007-08.
03 Mar 15 THE world sugar glut will push down mill-gate returns to Australian cane growers by 1pc to $36/t this year, the lowest since 2007-08. | Cows v sugar in WA grazing...  | US sugar deal sprinkled with... 
RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed.
03 Mar 15  1 RURAL doctors have welcomed today’s dropping of the Medicare co-payment, but it wants the patient rebate freeze removed. | Farm workers step up for health  | Who's growing our food? 
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 10 | 20 | 30  |  next >

COMMENTS

light grey arrow
Yes but Ted to openly admit that doesn't further their extreme events AGW cult theory now does it.
light grey arrow
Err excuse me Nico but Max's question is far from silly. A cooling of the temperature would be
light grey arrow
Usually, Malcolm, when the competition is cheaper then you have to match their price to retain
MINISTER for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Sport and Racing, Bill Byrne, today left on a tour of western Queensland to visit local producers and graziers.
“I’m looking forward to getting into the field with local growers and producers to hear directly from them,” Mr Byrne said.
03 Mar 15 MINISTER for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Sport and Racing, Bill Byrne, today left on a tour of...
27 Feb 15  1 THE federal government is throwing $53.36 million at Queensland to fix 17 bridges across the state.