It was another record breaking week at the Edenhope saleyards, with the highest price ever, $174, paid for first cross wether lambs.
National Grains Industry Reporter
Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.
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Well presented first cross wether lambs made good money at Edenhope yesterday, with the top price $174.
THE Naracoorte first-cross ewe sale has again cemented its spot as the country's top price record-setter, after the $386 ewe record - set by Naracoorte last year - broke multiple times last week at Vic and SA saleyards.
Aussie grain growers with problem ryegrass will be keen to try newly registered herbicide Luximax, which has a new mode of action.
Australian canola production will dip below 2 million tonnes for the first time since 2009-10 but some farmers have good harvest reports.
Edenhope held the national record for ewe prices for mere hours but it retains the highest price in Victoria, with prices to $388.
China's investigation into alleged dumping by Australian barley exporters is set to continue until May.
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