Winter is arriving. It is an early start in Moira for John Tate as his pigs are being loaded for the factory. It is a similar story over in Struell Wells near Downpatrick, as Paul Turley's Angus cross cattle have reached the perfect weight for processing. At the Bell's near Ballymena their flock of turkeys is almost ready for the Christmas market. Drew and Valerie McConnell are on alert for calving cows at their Omagh dairy farm. Henry Savage from Cullyhannna is in Ballymena for the Autumn Pedigree Limousin sales.
Bega Cheese (ASX:BGA) expects overall milk intake in FY19 to be between 1 and 1.1 billion litres of milk compared with total intake of 750 million litres in 2018. The dairy company says performance in FY19 is expected to be impacted by farm gate milk pricing pressure. Bega is forecasting normalized EBITDA in the range of $123 to $130 million as compared to $110 million in FY18. Bega says despite the current decrease in milk supply in the Australian dairy industry it is is very pleased with the integration of the Koroit facility, and, the forecast performance of that acquisition. Shares in Bega Cheese (ASX:BGA) are trading 12.3 per cent lower at $4.98.
Beauty treatments are not reserved for humans. DW visits a beauty pageant for dairy cows, and talks to a stylist who makes his clients udderly beautiful. The winners are not just cute but also very valuable as great mothers and milk machines.
Westpac (ASX:WBC) has today announced it is quitting the personal financial advice business and overhauling its management structure. The bank will sell its BT advice business to Viridian Advisory, which will offer employment to around 175 BT advisers and other management and support staff. Proceeds from the sale will depend on the size of the business that transitions to Viridian Advisory. The changes will be complete by June 30 and result in one-off costs of $250 million to $300 million across two years, but, earnings-per-share are expected to improve in the 2020 financial year due to the exit from a high cost, loss-making business. The bank also announced changes to its management team, current Consumer Bank Chief George Frazis is set to leave the Group with Business Bank Chief David Lindberg to move into the role. Shares in Westpac (ASX:WBC) are trading 0.19 per cent lower to $26.47.
Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley speaking to media in Adelaide about ruckman Paddy Ryder being cleared to play in his AFL club's season opener despite a facial injury.
Tonight on The Lead brought to you by Frinkle we give you a sneak peak inside Echuca Historical Society’s latest exhibition - After the Ball is Over - Debs & Belles.
Thirty-four cyclists rode into Echuca this week as part of a 10-day, 1800km ride for Puka Up, an organisation raising awareness around mental illness and suicide prevention.
Moama Anglican Grammar School is fostering our farmers of the future thanks to the expansion of its sheep farming enterprise, with six ewes and two alpacas added to the farm.
Tonight on The Lead the Lions Youth of the Year competition is under way and Moama’s Lions Club representative Mia Oberin is already making strides having taken out the regional final last weekend.
Tonight on The Lead brought to you by Frinkle, children at Echuca East Preschool are learning all about sustainability thanks to Campaspe Shire and two new planter boxes at the kinder.
Tonight on The Lead brought to you by Frinkle, Rohan Hutson is only the second owner of the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air four-door sedan which he imported from the United States 11 years ago.
Tonight on The Lead we speak to four Echuca paramedics who are aiming to defend their title when they compete at next month’s Victoria Police and Emergency Services Games.
Tonight on The Lead we speak to the Vietnam Veterans Association of Victoria who were in town this week educating school children on the Vietnam War and what they are doing to support our veterans today.
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On Thursday, millions of people celebrate Persian New Year, also known as Nowruz. Here's how.
Tomas Petricek discusses whether the EU will agree to delaying Brexit beyond 29 March.
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg who has sparked school strikes worldwide against global warming joins thousands of students in Hamburg, urging them to stay angry and fight for change.
Nations strike a deal to implement the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.
The human race has walked the Earth for 200,000 years or more, but is our time on this planet coming to an end? With the threats of global warming, war and disaster looming large, are our days numbered? According to some of the experts, we're already in the middle of the Holocene extinction... But what does that mean? And how much trouble are we in??
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