Southern Beef Situation Analysis: What sets profitable producers apart?17 Apr

Southern Beef Situation Analysis: What sets profitable producers apart?

What differences set profitable beef producers apart from others in the southern beef industry?
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Departure leads to changes at the top for JBS livestock team17 Apr

Departure leads to changes at the top for JBS livestock team

JBS Australia general manager livestock Brett Campbell is finishing up with the company, having accepted a new position as livestock manager with lotfeeder and supply chain manager, Mort & Co.
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Mental health: Coping with stress issues in the bush17 Apr

Mental health: Coping with stress issues in the bush

The drought may have passed in many cattle producing regions, but that does not mean that the stress and depression has disappeared in the bush. In this article, psychologist Hein Roth* offers advice on recognising the symptoms and finding solutions.
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Thomas Foods International on acquisition path17 Apr

Thomas Foods International on acquisition path

The national financial press has reported overnight that SA-based Thomas Foods International is in an expansionary mood, suggesting it has a 'war-chest' of $100m for further acquisitions to bolster its business.
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Producers can cash-in on the benefits of Farm Management Deposits year-round17 Apr

Producers can cash-in on the benefits of Farm Management Deposits year-round

Farm Management Deposits are increasingly being used by primary producers to manage their cash flow through both good and challenging seasons, latest figures show.
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Heavy steers surpass 200¢/kg - not seen since November 2011: MLA17 Apr

The recent surge in cattle prices has been welcome news for producers, especially after the prolonged drought period for many regions.
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BOM rolling out 'next gen' weather site MetEye17 Apr

BOM rolling out 'next gen' weather site MetEye

The next generation of online weather information services, which allows viewers to see forecast conditions and actual weather conditions side by side, has been launched in Queensland ahead of an expected gradual national rollout.
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Retail watch: Burger patties new focus for expanding supermarket offer17 Apr

Retail watch: Burger patties new focus for expanding supermarket offer

Sausages used to be the focus for major supermarket retailers to offer a bewildering range of flavours and base proteins, but recent store visits suggests that pre-pack burger patties are becoming the new retail battleground in this field.
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Time running out to apply for Farm Finance loans17 Apr

Time is running out for farm businesses in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania to apply for a Farm Finance Concessional Loan this financial year, with applications closing on 30 April 2014.
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Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 15 Apr 201416 Apr

Weekly rainfall wrap, week ending 15 Apr 2014

Rainfall was recorded over southeastern Australia, eastern Queensland and from the Top End and Kimberley through to South Australia.
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