Cane crush to be largest since 2006

WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for its highest crush since 2006 with current forecasts putting the crop at about 32 million tonnes.
WITH just over half of the 2014 sugarcane crop now crushed, the Australian sugar industry looks to be heading for its highest crush since 2006 with current forecasts putting the crop at about 32 million tonnes.
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WHEN Keith and Bev Lacey bought the property they had managed for 23 years in 1999, they realised they needed something to round out their Droughtmaster/Brahman herd. WHEN Keith and Bev Lacey bought the property they had managed for 23 years in 1999, they realised they needed something to round out their Droughtmaster/Brahman herd.
SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship. SENATOR Sean Edwards says beet western yellow virus has “blindsided” croppers, but a potential solution is being stifled by political gamesmanship.
NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas. NSW dairy co-operative Norco will more than double sales of fresh milk to China, a sign of how Australia's reputation for high-quality and safe food is helping it sell produce at premium prices overseas.
THE 2014 Queensland bull selling season hit a new high of $45,000 on Thursday. THE 2014 Queensland bull selling season hit a new high of $45,000 on Thursday.
LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality bulls through the sale ring at CQLX Gracemere during the 2014 Rockhampton Brahman Week Sale (RBWS) being held on October 6-8.
4:00 AM LEADING Brahman stud vendors from across Australia are eagerly anticipating putting their respective top quality bulls through the sale ring at CQLX Gracemere during the 2014 Rockhampton...
Cattle - Beef
THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association has hit back at “derogatory” corporatising comments from Barnaby Joyce.
4:00 AM THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association has hit back at “derogatory” corporatising comments from Barnaby Joyce. | Baxter takes out PGA award  | Coalition split over wheat... 
PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally.
4:00 AM PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally.
PRODUCER organisations have given a muted response to the recommendations of the Senate inquiry into grassfed levies.
4:00 AM PRODUCER organisations have given a muted response to the recommendations of the Senate inquiry into grassfed levies. | 'Reform CCA': grassfed levy report  | Big beefs with Senate grassfed... 
Cattle - Beef
AVO growers with common concerns will lobby hard for major reforms during the Senate inquiry into the national levy system.
4:00 AM AVO growers with common concerns will lobby hard for major reforms during the Senate inquiry into the national levy system. | Levies disallowance motion...  | Ag at levy crossroads 
POLITICAL forces have questioned the merits of Clive Palmer’s mooted Australia Fund and its potential to help farmers.
4:00 AM POLITICAL forces have questioned the merits of Clive Palmer’s mooted Australia Fund and its potential to help farmers. | Palmer's China 'clanger': Joyce  | Palmer sorry for 'mongrel' jibe 
JCB’s sporty GT backhoe loader will aim to set a record at the Bathurst 1000 in October and officially become the world’s fastest earthmover.
4:00 AM JCB’s sporty GT backhoe loader will aim to set a record at the Bathurst 1000 in October and officially become the world’s fastest earthmover. | Farming 'breakthrough' overlooked  | Astronauts launch mega-robotic... 
ORGANIC farmer Steve Marsh and his wife Sue could be forced to pay almost $804,000 in costs after losing a landmark GM case.
19 Sep 14 ORGANIC farmer Steve Marsh and his wife Sue could be forced to pay almost $804,000 in costs after losing a landmark GM case.
RICE farmers and bird lovers are urged to support a project set to uncover the secrets of Australia's Bunyip Bird with satellite transmitters.
19 Sep 14 RICE farmers and bird lovers are urged to support a project set to uncover the secrets of Australia's Bunyip Bird with satellite transmitters.
BEGA Cheese has signed a supply agreement for Bega-branded UHT milk with one of China's leading retailers, Chongqing Trading.
19 Sep 14 BEGA Cheese has signed a supply agreement for Bega-branded UHT milk with one of China's leading retailers, Chongqing Trading. | Dairy fights for trade rights 
EAST coast growers have praised the finalised code of conduct on port access for bulk wheat exports as “a massive step forward”.
19 Sep 14 EAST coast growers have praised the finalised code of conduct on port access for bulk wheat exports as “a massive step forward”. | No east-west wheat split, says...  | Port code co-op exemption... 
CWA members who thought they could block the decision to sell the Potts Point HQ are outraged it has been sold behind their backs.
19 Sep 14 CWA members who thought they could block the decision to sell the Potts Point HQ are outraged it has been sold behind their backs. | CWA clash over ‘cult’ accusation  | CWA HQ sold to offshore buyer 
TREASURY Wine Estates has struck an exclusivity deal with Woolworths' Dan Murphy's liquor chain for a new Pepperjack wine.
19 Sep 14 TREASURY Wine Estates has struck an exclusivity deal with Woolworths' Dan Murphy's liquor chain for a new Pepperjack wine. | Cut grape output: Tyrrell  | Grange match: Treasury battle... 
AS China's hunger for Australia's resources fades, dealmakers bet on its growing appetite for our food - including mining billionaires Andrew Forrest and Gina Rinehart.
19 Sep 14  1 AS China's hunger for Australia's resources fades, dealmakers bet on its growing appetite for our food - including mining billionaires Andrew Forrest and Gina Rinehart. | China trip will bring FTA to...  | Dairy needs China FTA: Robb 
JAPANESE-owned Emerald Grain will buy the Ardlink grain site at Ardlethan and spend $3 million upgrading the operation.
19 Sep 14 JAPANESE-owned Emerald Grain will buy the Ardlink grain site at Ardlethan and spend $3 million upgrading the operation. | GrainCorp: rival ports will...  | Port of Melbourne pricey: exporter 
CATTLE yardings were down at Dalby and Casino but up at Warrnambool, while mixed prices saw the EYCI ease.
19 Sep 14 CATTLE yardings were down at Dalby and Casino but up at Warrnambool, while mixed prices saw the EYCI ease. | CCA left out in the cold  | New boom for meat exporters 
Cattle - Beef
ACCORDING to ABARES' ag commodities September Quarter report, Australian wheat production is forecast to decrease 10pc.
19 Sep 14  1 ACCORDING to ABARES' ag commodities September Quarter report, Australian wheat production is forecast to decrease 10pc. | Port code plan under threat  | Production, export decline: ABARES 
THE Australian Meat Processor Corporation is searching for a new CEO following Michelle Edge’s decision to stand down from the role.
19 Sep 14 THE Australian Meat Processor Corporation is searching for a new CEO following Michelle Edge’s decision to stand down from the role. | 'Reform CCA': grassfed levy report  | Grassfed Senate report could be... 
Cattle - Beef
DESPITE a wool export-friendly 2.2pc drop in the Australian dollar, the AWEX EMI went sideways and closed just 1c higher.
19 Sep 14 DESPITE a wool export-friendly 2.2pc drop in the Australian dollar, the AWEX EMI went sideways and closed just 1c higher. | Falling wool production forecast  | Surge in sales lifts EMI 23c 
Sheep - Wool
AN ag-focused trade delegation to China is making progress on enhancing the Australian-Sino relationship, says Barnaby Joyce.
19 Sep 14 AN ag-focused trade delegation to China is making progress on enhancing the Australian-Sino relationship, says Barnaby Joyce. | Dairy industry warned: no fast...  | Chasing China's changing palate 
GRAIN prices weakened throughout the season but one grain bucked the trend - durum wheat.
19 Sep 14 GRAIN prices weakened throughout the season but one grain bucked the trend - durum wheat.
AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters will hold their annual industry showcase in Melbourne at the end of next month.
19 Sep 14 AUSTRALIAN livestock exporters will hold their annual industry showcase in Melbourne at the end of next month. | ESCAS exemption touted for... 
THE GGL board has defended its decision to support the election of a new candidate at the expense of a sitting director.
19 Sep 14  1 THE GGL board has defended its decision to support the election of a new candidate at the expense of a sitting director. | GM politics stifling good...  | Leave ag levies alone: Tas croppers 
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An average price for a quality feeder steer worldwide would be $4 per kilo live. So since when
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Lambs and calves to dingoes/wild dogs are the equivalent of falafel to left wing vegetarian
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Nice to see Hockey has 'compassion and empathy' for one sector of the economy, and none for
PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his approach to farming locally.4:00 AM PRODUCING high quality milk for the export market has seen third generation dairy farmer Josh Loweke rethink his...
THEY'RE bright red, shiny and hard to miss. At least, they were when they first arrived at Burnett Youth Learning Centre (BYLC) three months ago. 
14 Sep 14 THEY'RE bright red, shiny and hard to miss. At least, they were when they first arrived at Burnett Youth Learning...