Eastern lamb yardings down, prices hold

LAMB consignments at Dubbo and Bendigo declined significantly this week, although price averages eased only slightly.
LAMB consignments at Dubbo and Bendigo declined significantly this week, although price averages eased only slightly.
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KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia. FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand. KENNARDS Hire is kicking off their annual charity initiative, ‘Kennards For Kids’, on September 1 to aid sick, injured or disadvantaged children around Australia and New Zealand.
DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum. DARLING Downs grain grower Murray Wise is more than just a little invested in this year's winter crop after scorching summer heat fried his sorghum.
FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has claimed a $1 million victory for the cattle industry.
9:25 AM  2 FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has claimed a $1 million victory for the cattle industry. | Northern beef industry gets...  | Semen machine that goes ping 
Cattle - Beef
ABOVE-AVERAGE temperatures and rain deficits mean population centres can expect a more active than usual bushfire season.
9:07 AM ABOVE-AVERAGE temperatures and rain deficits mean population centres can expect a more active than usual bushfire season. | Drought bites deeper across... 
A WINTRY blast is about to drop temperatures by as much as 10 degrees and bring snow across the eastern ranges.
8:50 AM A WINTRY blast is about to drop temperatures by as much as 10 degrees and bring snow across the eastern ranges. | Frosty mornings break records  | South shivers through cold snap 
THE Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has traditional peaks and troughs, however, there are variables which may impact the market.
8:24 AM THE Eastern Young Cattle Indicator has traditional peaks and troughs, however, there are variables which may impact the market. | Cattle numbers up at eastern sales  | US cattle price decline slowing 
Cattle - Beef
PUBLIC support for the Renewable Energy Target has surged, underscoring the ­difficulties in scaling back or ending the scheme.
8:04 AM PUBLIC support for the Renewable Energy Target has surged, underscoring the ­difficulties in scaling back or ending the scheme. | 'Doom' scenarios for green energy  | Renewable energy target to... 
AUSTRALIA will impose further sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow for
7:16 AM  1 AUSTRALIA will impose further sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow for "flagrantly breaching Ukraine's sovereignty". | Russia hungry to punish the West  | Russian sanctions a cheap shot 
THE federal Coalition is poised for a stoush over wheat deregulation that will pit WA Liberal MPs against their east coast counterparts.
7:01 AM  3 THE federal Coalition is poised for a stoush over wheat deregulation that will pit WA Liberal MPs against their east coast counterparts. | Grain price to stay subdued  | Co-ops in line for ports exemption 
GEORGE Weston Foods has merged its Weston Milling business with AB Mauri's Australia and NZ operations.
4:00 AM GEORGE Weston Foods has merged its Weston Milling business with AB Mauri's Australia and NZ operations. | Woolworths posts $2.45b profit  | Banks must 'back human capital' 
FALLOUT over ag levy increases spilled into Senate question time last week, with the government declaring support for a review.
4:00 AM  4 FALLOUT over ag levy increases spilled into Senate question time last week, with the government declaring support for a review. | Levies disallowance motion...  | Levy stoush ramps up 
RESEARCHERS are excited about the prospects of a new barley variety set to be commercialised next year.
4:00 AM RESEARCHERS are excited about the prospects of a new barley variety set to be commercialised next year.
LANDCARE Australia chief executive Tessa Jakszewicz faces challenges on several fronts with optimism and a strong vision.
4:00 AM  2 LANDCARE Australia chief executive Tessa Jakszewicz faces challenges on several fronts with optimism and a strong vision.
PULSE producers across south eastern Australia looking to protect their crops are being warned to stick to officially sanctioned products.
4:00 AM PULSE producers across south eastern Australia looking to protect their crops are being warned to stick to officially sanctioned products. | Wet winter takes faba farther  | Pulse quality testing revolution 
FARMERS, exporters and investors need to think more like Asian businesses, says long-serving agribusiness banker Ian Perry.
4:00 AM  2 FARMERS, exporters and investors need to think more like Asian businesses, says long-serving agribusiness banker Ian Perry. | Farmers pay the price for...  | FTAs key for Aus agribusiness: Rabo 
TAKING a selfie could assist the Australian dairy industry get a free trade agreement with China.
01 Sep 14 TAKING a selfie could assist the Australian dairy industry get a free trade agreement with China. | A2 milk holds consumers' hearts  | Dairy fights for trade rights 
WATER authorities should throw the door wide open to private investors by moving to 'hybrid' business models, a new study has found.
01 Sep 14  1 WATER authorities should throw the door wide open to private investors by moving to 'hybrid' business models, a new study has found. | Trigger-happy on CSG plans  | Mongolia reclaims desert for... 
THE results of a survey completed recently reveal Australian farmer confidence has slipped since the year's start.
01 Sep 14  2 THE results of a survey completed recently reveal Australian farmer confidence has slipped since the year's start. | Banks must 'back human capital'  | Farming loans revisited 
A CASE of mistaken identity has resulted in a prickly sentence for a NSW animal fancier.
01 Sep 14 A CASE of mistaken identity has resulted in a prickly sentence for a NSW animal fancier.
FREEDOM Foods is looking for Asian partners to launch its allergy-free cereal business to bolster exports in the region.
01 Sep 14 FREEDOM Foods is looking for Asian partners to launch its allergy-free cereal business to bolster exports in the region. | Bright Foods rules out Treasury bid 
AUSTRALIAN wool production is forecast to decline for the 2014-15 season thanks to a smaller national flock and higher slaughter rates.
01 Sep 14 AUSTRALIAN wool production is forecast to decline for the 2014-15 season thanks to a smaller national flock and higher slaughter rates. | Unravelling China's wool enigma  | A wool strategy to suit the market 
Sheep - Wool
MAINTAINING the trend of the past two years, Australian beef and veal exports for August are estimated to reach 112,000 tonnes swt.
01 Sep 14  1 MAINTAINING the trend of the past two years, Australian beef and veal exports for August are estimated to reach 112,000 tonnes swt. | Restocker price squeeze  | Semen machine that goes ping 
Cattle - Beef
EASTERN state cattle numbers at saleyards reported by MLA’s NLRS rose 54pc week-on-week, to 56,861 head last Thursday.
01 Sep 14 EASTERN state cattle numbers at saleyards reported by MLA’s NLRS rose 54pc week-on-week, to 56,861 head last Thursday. | Project delivers organic beef boost  | Semen machine that goes ping 
Cattle - Beef
KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence.
01 Sep 14  2 KEY rural indicators point to a rebound across major markets that is expected to boost ­confidence and investment, says Neil Clark Business Intelligence. | Family farm sells for $7m-$8m  | A pasture paradise 
FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
01 Sep 14 FORGET snakes on plane – try sheep. A 747 jet will leave Australia today, carrying the first of three plane loads of sheep to Mongolia.
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You bloody bewdy Barnaby/another cost & time saving gone.
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Dean Smith is obviously more interested in pandering to an ideologically radical, myopic
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Does not forward selling using basis premiums give end users (be they actual or traders) more
Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in Goondiwindi on September 10.
01 Sep 14 Up to 100 young farmer and agribusiness professionals are expected to attend the free GEN XY Farmers Workshop in...
THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of drought, oversupply and poor prices is driving some of Australia’s most enquiring minds after leaving Longreach last week, determined to find long-term solutions to the ogre of non-viability.30 Aug 14  1 THE hurt and pain of northern beef producers watching generations of assets being eroded by the perfect storm of...