Over-herd: NEWS IN BRIEF
Dairy giant Murray Goulburn has announced it will axe 60 jobs as a result of a drop in milk supply. Tanker operator and support roles will be affected at Koroit, Leongatha, Maffra and Rochester plants. Voluntary redundancies are expected to be offered first,” ABC Goulburn Murray.
It’s raining in pastoral country and there is more to come - that has created a very powerful swing in cattle market thinking and has made the proposition of a rally very real,” Commonwealth Bank agristrategist, Tobin Gorey, on news cattle prices may again head upwards.
We don’t mind copping constructive criticism where it’s warranted - but we’ve reached the point now where we need to respond and we’re not going to cop comments like ‘we’re on the take’, when most of us are doing this work on a voluntary basis,” Cattle Council of Australia president, Howard Smith, hitting back at recent public criticism aimed at the producer group.
The secret to grass-fed beef is that there is no secret,” second generation Wangaratta cattle producer, Nigel Stephens, on news he would be supplying Coles for their latest grassfed beef line, to be known as Graze.
We understand the importance of employment opportunities in building and maintaining rural communities - so we’re keen to see people get back to work in Gippsland,” Greenham managing director, Peter Greenham jnr, after it was announced Greenham’s had purchased the Moe meatworks and would need around 100 staff to re-open the facility that has been closed for two years.
Instead of a myriad of legacy issues and a $96 million debt, we bequeath (GIC shareholders) $20 million debt free,” GIC chairman Barry Walker said recently after Graziers’ Investment Company (GIC) entered into a Members Voluntary Liquidation. GIC was established in 2000, under the name Australian Wool Services and compromised two subsidiaries – The Woolmark Company and Australian Wool Innovation.
It really depends on spring rains, but you could get anywhere from one to five tonnes to the hectare, but in general, we think spring sowing leads to about half the yields of autumn- sown crops,” Ag Consultancy Group agronomist, Annieka Paridaen, warning to be careful with spring sowing after news that a higher than average rate of spring crops were going in following a wet winter in some areas of Victoria.
I feel that this term of the CRC has delivered some outstanding innovations and through the strategic leadership of the board we have placed the Sheep CRC in a strong position to transition its innovations and research for a long life after the CRC concludes in June 2019,” outgoing chairman of the CRC Board, Duncan Fraser.