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WITH the wool job crumbling in the late 1990s, the Morrell family at Bowhill was forced to diversify their sheep and cropping operation to remain viable.

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WITH the wool job crumbling in the late 1990s, the Morrell family at Bowhill was forced to diversify their sheep and cropping operation
FOUR high-profile SA studs will participate in a multi-breed, multi-platform genetics sale offering their beef genetics to Australia and the world. 3:30 AM FOUR high-profile SA studs will participate in a multi-breed, multi-platform genetics sale offering their beef...
A PASSION for fresh produce runs in the blood of fourth-generation fruit growers Joyce and Joseph Ceravolo. 26 Jan 15 A PASSION for fresh produce runs in the blood of fourth-generation fruit growers Joyce and Joseph Ceravolo.
PETER Mailler’s push to establish a new rural political force is the government’s problem and not Labor’s, says Joel Fitzgibbon. 26 Jan 15 1 PETER Mailler’s push to establish a new rural political force is the government’s problem and not Labor’s, says Joel...
FARMERS are gritting their teeth and finding cash reserves to fund summer spraying programs, confident of stored moisture benefits. 26 Jan 15 FARMERS are gritting their teeth and finding cash reserves to fund summer spraying programs, confident of stored...

WEANER SALES 2015

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GOOD prices matched with buying opportunity meant vendors and buyers were both happy with the outcome of today’s annual Colac female weaner sale which peaked at $1400per head. GOOD prices matched with buying opportunity meant vendors and buyers were both happy with the outcome of today’s...
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Barnaby can get to Abbott in 10 minutes - but how much does Abbott listen? He has not got to
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If this footage is not to stop cruelty and to prosecute perps, then it must be a terrorist
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Farmers are working in social media to balance the story with many facebook pages tellling real

MACQUARIE Agricultural Funds Management's $150 million cropping property company, Lawson Grains, has reported a $100,000 profit, up from a $3 million loss last year.02 Jun 14  5 MACQUARIE Agricultural Funds Management's $150 million cropping property company, Lawson Grains, has reported a...
INCOMING Coles boss John Durkan has signalled prospects of a fresh price war across the supermarket aisles.29 May 14  1 INCOMING Coles boss John Durkan has signalled prospects of a fresh price war across the supermarket aisles.
PRODUCERS reaped rewards for quality cattle on the second day of the Wodonga annual female sales today. PRODUCERS reaped rewards for quality cattle on the second day of the Wodonga annual female sales today.

THE Poppy bloodline continues to bloom with Glenbrook Illawarras, Murray Bridge, winning SA's 2014 Illawarra On-Farm Challenge with five-year-old Glenbrook Poppy.24 Jan 15 THE Poppy bloodline continues to bloom with Glenbrook Illawarras, Murray Bridge, winning SA's 2014 Illawarra On-Farm...
TOYSTORY, the Holstein bull which broke records for semen production, has died at the age of 13.20 Jan 15 TOYSTORY, the Holstein bull which broke records for semen production, has died at the age of 13.
ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs. ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly...

LARGE-frame Border Leicester-Merino ewes joined to Poll Dorset rams were in strong demand at Llanthro Pastoral Company's dispersal sale at Apsley, Vic.22 Jan 15 LARGE-frame Border Leicester-Merino ewes joined to Poll Dorset rams were in strong demand at Llanthro Pastoral...
THE signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement could have huge benefits for the sheep and wool industry.19 Jan 15  1 THE signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement could have huge benefits for the sheep and wool industry.
THE end of harvest is in sight for Conmurra cropper Lachie Seears.23 Jan 15 THE end of harvest is in sight for Conmurra cropper Lachie Seears.
THE grains industry has acknowledged the reasons driving Free Eyre’s push for a new grain export port on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.23 Jan 15 THE grains industry has acknowledged the reasons driving Free Eyre’s push for a new grain export port on South...

EUDUNDA farmer Jason Pfitzner credits the award-winning seeding system he designed three years ago for his record 2014 harvest.20 Jan 15 EUDUNDA farmer Jason Pfitzner credits the award-winning seeding system he designed three years ago for his record...
A COLLABORATIVE research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to better tolerate soil salinity.12 Jan 15  20 A COLLABORATIVE research project between Australian and Chinese scientists has shown how soybean can be bred to...
A REPORT has shown there were 15 recorded quad bike-related deaths in 2014, maintaining the 10-year average of 14 deaths per year. A REPORT has shown there were 15 recorded quad bike-related deaths in 2014, maintaining the 10-year average of 14...

HORTICULTURE

A NEW national horticulture body dominated by fruit growers has been unveiled.22 Jan 15  4 A NEW national horticulture body dominated by fruit growers has been unveiled.
AUSTRALIA'S $500 million almond industry will have its biggest harvest of nuts in 2015 as global demand continues to rise.19 Jan 15 AUSTRALIA'S $500 million almond industry will have its biggest harvest of nuts in 2015 as global demand continues to...
GLOBAL animal health and nutrition company Alltech is relocating its Australian headquarters to Roseworthy.23 Jan 15 GLOBAL animal health and nutrition company Alltech is relocating its Australian headquarters to Roseworthy.
IT is a tough climate for manufacturing and agriculture in Australia these days, yet a small Mount Pleasant family business straddling both sectors is somehow defying the doom and gloom.18 Jan 15 IT is a tough climate for manufacturing and agriculture in Australia these days, yet a small Mount Pleasant family...
A small but well-supported Jamestown sheep market was held yesterday, with nearly 6000 head penned.
Ewes to $142 at Jamestown A small but well-supported Jamestown sheep market was held...
THE first Mount Pleasant sheep and cattle market for 2015 drew a good yarding in terms of both numbers and quality.
Solid start for Mt Pleasant THE first Mount Pleasant sheep and cattle market for 2015 drew a...
THE Adelaide Hills Wine Region is aiming to raise more than $30,000 for the CFS during the Crush festival this weekend.23 Jan 15 THE Adelaide Hills Wine Region is aiming to raise more than $30,000 for the CFS during the Crush festival this weekend.
IT'S the race that stops a community. For 42 years the Compass Cup has been a staple event as Australia's and possibly the world's, only cow race.23 Jan 15 IT'S the race that stops a community. For 42 years the Compass Cup has been a staple event as Australia's and...