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Why we're at roundtable: AgForce

THE decision by AgForce to sit at the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is a carefully considered one, writes IAN BURNETT.
THE decision by AgForce to sit at the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is a carefully considered one, writes IAN BURNETT.
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AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations. AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement. FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement.
MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found. MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found.
HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia. HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia.
CHINA will have to increase its beef imports by up to 20 per cent a year for the next five years, according to rural lender Rabobank.
1:23 PM CHINA will have to increase its beef imports by up to 20 per cent a year for the next five years, according to rural lender Rabobank. | JBS expands its books  | Agents target animal welfare 
Cattle - Beef
IN THE five years since meat processor JBS Australia extended its footprint into Tasmania through the acquisition of Tasman Meats, a lot of changes have been made, and most have been for the better.
12:00 PM IN THE five years since meat processor JBS Australia extended its footprint into Tasmania through the acquisition of Tasman Meats, a lot of changes have been made, and most have been for...
Cattle - Beef
A SHORTER trading week has seen both cattle and sheep yardings ease across selling centres.
10:46 AM A SHORTER trading week has seen both cattle and sheep yardings ease across selling centres. | Agents target animal welfare  | Meat sales boom in China 
WESTERN Australia looks set for a wetter than normal run into winter, but the rainfall outlook isn’t so bright for the rest of Australia.
9:03 AM WESTERN Australia looks set for a wetter than normal run into winter, but the rainfall outlook isn’t so bright for the rest of Australia. | El Niño 'likely' this year  | Clear skies bring cool weather 
MURRAY Goulburn Co-operative has today announced a fifth step-up in the farmgate price for the 2013/14 season of $0.09 per kilogram butterfat and $0.19 per kilogram protein.
7:39 AM  1 MURRAY Goulburn Co-operative has today announced a fifth step-up in the farmgate price for the 2013/14 season of $0.09 per kilogram butterfat and $0.19 per kilogram protein. | Robb rejects ag's trade criticism  | Fonterra revamps milk pricing 
TOMORROW is Anzac Day which marks the traditional start to seeding season 2014/15 right throughout WA.
4:00 AM TOMORROW is Anzac Day which marks the traditional start to seeding season 2014/15 right throughout WA.
NUT growers in Australia are expecting to nearly double exports in the next six years and industry figureheads say SA could get a big slice of the action.
4:00 AM NUT growers in Australia are expecting to nearly double exports in the next six years and industry figureheads say SA could get a big slice of the action. | Chinese sales sweeten citrus future  | Susie's passion shows she's apples 
RELIABLE water supplies and large tracts of available land have enticed some of cotton’s biggest players to southern NSW as they look to expand irrigation interests in the Murrumbidgee.
4:00 AM RELIABLE water supplies and large tracts of available land have enticed some of cotton’s biggest players to southern NSW as they look to expand irrigation interests in the Murrumbidgee.
MOISTURE profiles and follow-up rain remain a burr in the side of many northern NSW wheat growers, while southern farmers are sowing with much more confidence.
4:00 AM MOISTURE profiles and follow-up rain remain a burr in the side of many northern NSW wheat growers, while southern farmers are sowing with much more confidence.
IT was a royal welcome like no other - a regal bow delivered by Fred the Merino ram to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Sydney Royal.
4:00 AM IT was a royal welcome like no other - a regal bow delivered by Fred the Merino ram to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Sydney Royal. | Auction wool supply scheme flagged  | Wool market lifts 29c/kg 
Sheep - Wool
THE Australian pork industry’s transition from sow stalls to group housing sows is now virtually a “done deal”.
4:00 AM THE Australian pork industry’s transition from sow stalls to group housing sows is now virtually a “done deal”. | Imports to hit pig prices  | Pork battling uneven playing field 
NOT content with saying they are doing a good job of animal welfare, stock agents are out to prove it.
4:00 AM  1 NOT content with saying they are doing a good job of animal welfare, stock agents are out to prove it. | Livestock researchers sought  | Live ex industry 'committed to... 
Cattle - Beef
A DEBATE last week heard foreign ownership of farming assets was vital if the farm sector wanted to attract valuable investment.
4:00 AM  10 A DEBATE last week heard foreign ownership of farming assets was vital if the farm sector wanted to attract valuable investment. | Farm register faces delays  | Ag could miss export boat 
AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
23 Apr 14  14 AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations. | Wool market lifts 29c/kg  | Wool giant feels the pinch 
Sheep - Wool
ALL climate models surveyed by the Bureau of Meteorology now indicate El Niño is likely to occur in 2014.
23 Apr 14  3 ALL climate models surveyed by the Bureau of Meteorology now indicate El Niño is likely to occur in 2014. | More dry times ahead: BoM  | Climate report reveals more hot... 
THE Abbott government's farm land register has been delayed amid issues over collecting data and possible impacts on trade talks.
23 Apr 14  9 THE Abbott government's farm land register has been delayed amid issues over collecting data and possible impacts on trade talks. | Japan under FIRB scrutiny  | China wants to import workers... 
NEARLY nine in 10 graduates are employed in the service industries, and growth in services is expected to drive strong job demand for university ­graduates in the medium to long term, according to the Group of Eight universities.
23 Apr 14 NEARLY nine in 10 graduates are employed in the service industries, and growth in services is expected to drive strong job demand for university ­graduates in the medium to long term,... | Ag skills shortage hitting home  | Ag's star to rise as mining fades 
FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement.
23 Apr 14  6 FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement. | Japan under FIRB scrutiny  | Not 'free trade': producers 
LUCERNE production is ramping up at a massive new fodder farm south of Chinchilla.
23 Apr 14 LUCERNE production is ramping up at a massive new fodder farm south of Chinchilla. | High oleic taking off  | Around the crop circles 
WA based grain powerhouse CBH has quietly opened an office in the US to help it cater to growing Asian grain demand.
23 Apr 14  9 WA based grain powerhouse CBH has quietly opened an office in the US to help it cater to growing Asian grain demand. | Embrace CBH plans: Coulton  | Poor rail threatens food boom 
THE Prime Dorper Lamb brand is slowly building momentum, backed by workshops across Australia.
23 Apr 14 THE Prime Dorper Lamb brand is slowly building momentum, backed by workshops across Australia. | Sheep, lamb market on fire  | Superior rams a fine investment 
MCDONALD'S has a clear message from its customers: they want transparency on where the chain’s food comes from.
23 Apr 14  22 MCDONALD'S has a clear message from its customers: they want transparency on where the chain’s food comes from. | 'Sustainable beef' marches on  | Mixed response to GRSB draft 
Cattle - Beef
TAMWORTH'S Wilson family has claimed an unprecedented trifecta in Sydney Royal Show's dairy ring.
22 Apr 14 TAMWORTH'S Wilson family has claimed an unprecedented trifecta in Sydney Royal Show's dairy ring.
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This is absolutely the best result for a top cow in the breed. It is a record price.
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So we have spilled our blood and now sell that very land to pay for planes that no one else buys
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Spot on Pepper - wholesale is code for farmgate to secondary commerce. Exactly what you say is
12:35 PM BRISBANE will host the official launch of beef's biggest celebration next month.
17 Apr 14  1 Farmers welcome new interactive weather service.