Duopoly tops Harper review concerns

THE Harper competition review report has recommended tougher measures to deal with anti-competitive conduct.
THE Harper competition review report has recommended tougher measures to deal with anti-competitive conduct.
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IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer. IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer.
THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production. THE new Qld Labor government has honoured an agreement with Gina Rinehart to buy land in the Mary Valley for dairy production.
VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm. VIDEO: AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers now have access to a hand-held, real-time tool to measure their wool micron diameter on-farm.
PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae. PREPARE for price volatility ahead in beef cattle markets, with the spikes pointing mostly upwards, says market analyst Tim McRae.
IRISH-born senior manager with US meat giant JBS, Jim Cleary, is to move to Australia as chief operating officer of the Primo Group.
12:30 PM IRISH-born senior manager with US meat giant JBS, Jim Cleary, is to move to Australia as chief operating officer of the Primo Group. | Cattlemen angry over Primo sale External Link | Supply chokeholds 'strangle'... 
INDEPENDENT Senator Jacqui Lambie has taken the first step towards forming her own political party.
11:40 AM INDEPENDENT Senator Jacqui Lambie has taken the first step towards forming her own political party. | Seeking Senate balance: Nash  | Lazarus quits after PUP sacks wife 
WHEN Luke Bowen became CEO of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, both sides were dealing with unknowns.
11:15 AM WHEN Luke Bowen became CEO of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, both sides were dealing with unknowns. | Market spooked over 'phantom herd'  | Livestock riding the tech wave 
Cattle - Beef
AT THE close of Monday’s markets, the EYCI finished at 423.50c/kg cwt after stepping up last Thursday to 421.50c, reports MLA.
11:10 AM AT THE close of Monday’s markets, the EYCI finished at 423.50c/kg cwt after stepping up last Thursday to 421.50c, reports MLA. | Betting on beef boom to $4/kg  | Robotics key to competition 
BOTH sheep and lamb supply at Bendigo increased ahead of the Easter long weekend, with a better selection of heavy export lambs available.
11:00 AM BOTH sheep and lamb supply at Bendigo increased ahead of the Easter long weekend, with a better selection of heavy export lambs available. | Late rally keeps EMI stable  | A new way to class the clip 
A PROFESSIONAL dog trapper has been engaged for properties south of the Dog Fence in the SA Arid Lands region.
10:07 AM A PROFESSIONAL dog trapper has been engaged for properties south of the Dog Fence in the SA Arid Lands region.
THE best sound in the world – rain on the roof – greeted many in Queensland's central west as they woke on Tuesday morning.
9:38 AM THE best sound in the world – rain on the roof – greeted many in Queensland's central west as they woke on Tuesday morning.
CHANGES to Treasury Wine Estate's supply chain will increase the definition between the company's 'luxury' and 'commercial' portfolios.
7:53 AM CHANGES to Treasury Wine Estate's supply chain will increase the definition between the company's 'luxury' and 'commercial' portfolios. | Lion looks to Asia as Aussies... 
A CHINESE-MADE product labelled as Aussie Beer has been slapped with a $10,200 fine from the ACCC.
6:58 AM  3 A CHINESE-MADE product labelled as Aussie Beer has been slapped with a $10,200 fine from the ACCC. | Wacka confronts ACCC on JBS  | Blurred lines leave egg on... 
WHILE dairy companies scramble to tap into Asian markets, the a2 Milk Company is targeting markets that have turned their backs on dairy.
6:30 AM WHILE dairy companies scramble to tap into Asian markets, the a2 Milk Company is targeting markets that have turned their backs on dairy. | ASX tick for a2 Milk Co  | China goes sour on NZ dairy imports 
SUPERMARKET chains are falling behind in the online shopping revolution, says the co-founder of new online supermarket ShopWings.
6:17 AM SUPERMARKET chains are falling behind in the online shopping revolution, says the co-founder of new online supermarket ShopWings. | Coalition split on grocery code  | Highlighting home-grown food 
AUSTRALIAN grainfed beef exports have had a very strong start to 2015, with shipments 19pc above the five-year average for the first two months.
3:00 AM AUSTRALIAN grainfed beef exports have had a very strong start to 2015, with shipments 19pc above the five-year average for the first two months. | US market embracing Aussie beef 
Cattle - Beef
THE only way for beef producers to get better farm-gate returns is to reverse the concentration of abattoirs, and robotics could be the key.
3:00 AM  2 THE only way for beef producers to get better farm-gate returns is to reverse the concentration of abattoirs, and robotics could be the key.
Cattle - Beef
A LOSS of farm productivity can result from limiting plant diversity, according to a new paper in Nature Plants.
3:00 AM A LOSS of farm productivity can result from limiting plant diversity, according to a new paper in Nature Plants. | China ag boom killing ecosystems  | Green shackles could bury... 
AGRICULTURAL red tape savings have reached $25 million following the latest bureaucratic cost cutting exercise, the government says.
3:00 AM  5 AGRICULTURAL red tape savings have reached $25 million following the latest bureaucratic cost cutting exercise, the government says. | Red tape cuts help govt back to...  | Grocery Code faces its critics 
NEW England Wool has formed an alliance with Australian Wool Exchange to assist in the auditing of the SustainaWOOL Integrity Scheme.
3:00 AM  1 NEW England Wool has formed an alliance with Australian Wool Exchange to assist in the auditing of the SustainaWOOL Integrity Scheme. | A new way to class the clip  | DJs loves its way with wool 
Sheep - Wool
MANAGING nitrogen in high rainfall zones can be a game of snakes and ladders, according to a researcher at the Victorian Department of Resources.
3:00 AM MANAGING nitrogen in high rainfall zones can be a game of snakes and ladders, according to a researcher at the Victorian Department of Resources. | Reaping rewards of break crops  | Seeds of fertiliser price moves 
AFTER a beautiful autumn weekend for most of NSW, things are looking to turn thundery this week and into the Easter weekend.
30 Mar 15 AFTER a beautiful autumn weekend for most of NSW, things are looking to turn thundery this week and into the Easter weekend.
FROM a Moulamein rice farmer to a Top End crocodile industry entrepreneur, the 22nd Rural Leadership Program participants are a diverse bunch.
30 Mar 15 FROM a Moulamein rice farmer to a Top End crocodile industry entrepreneur, the 22nd Rural Leadership Program participants are a diverse bunch.
IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer.
30 Mar 15 IN January 2014, trade weight lambs averaged 402c/kg cwt - fast forward one year and NSW trade lambs were 138c/kg cwt dearer. | Lamb throughput down at eastern...  | Late rally keeps EMI stable 
LIVE cattle out of Darwin will ship for $4/kg or more “in the next year or so”, Ross Ainsworth told the NTCA conference in Darwin.
30 Mar 15  4 LIVE cattle out of Darwin will ship for $4/kg or more “in the next year or so”, Ross Ainsworth told the NTCA conference in Darwin. | Cattle outlook 'persistently... 
Cattle - Beef
AT THE close of Thursday’s markets, the EYCI finished at 421.50c, up 2.25c/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day.
30 Mar 15 AT THE close of Thursday’s markets, the EYCI finished at 421.50c, up 2.25c/kg cwt on where it finished the previous day. | Cyclone keeps export processors...  | EYCI records set to be smashed 
Cattle - Beef
RSM BIRD Cameron has hit back at claims over a WA farm foreclosure, saying its representatives were “at all times professional”.
30 Mar 15  3 RSM BIRD Cameron has hit back at claims over a WA farm foreclosure, saying its representatives were “at all times professional”. | Receivers in farm foreclosure...  | WA farmers buck land laws 
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Pragmatist, your argument suggests that 'illegal and unethical behaviour of lenders...should be
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Ban the company for life and $1 mill fine.
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Anyone would think that wool production was unsustainable from this. Wool is produced by natural
QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.25 Mar 15 QUEENSLAND Country Life catches up with the growers who help produce the state's top 10 commodity crops.
MEETINGS are set to be held in the north to gauge interest in a collective bargaining approach to maintaining viable grazing operations.25 Mar 15 MEETINGS are set to be held in the north to gauge interest in a collective bargaining approach to maintaining viable...