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Hot on the heels of unveiling ambitious live export plans to China, Gina Rinehart’s expanding Hancock cattle business has bought a Queensland feedlot to help beef up domestic marketing options.

Qld feedlot joins Hancock’s beef chain  

Hot on the heels of unveiling ambitious live export plans to China, Gina Rinehart’s expanding Hancock cattle business has bought a
THE growing affluence of middle class China is fuelling a shift in the way beef is consumed, away from the stir fry and hot pot towards Western-style steak. 27 Jun 17 THE growing affluence of middle class China is fuelling a shift in the way beef is consumed, away from the stir fry...
A RURAL and regional development bank – that would act independent of government to avoid politicisation and help hold the big four banks to account on farm lending - has been recommended in a new report aimed at stimulating debate about the lack of agricultural investment in local superannuation funds. 27 Jun 17 A RURAL and regional development bank – that would act independent of government to avoid politicisation and help...
A PROPERTY leased as a sheep holding feedlot by troubled livestock exporter Wellard Ltd is being sold by a company associated with its managing director Mauro Balzarini. 26 Jun 17 A PROPERTY leased as a sheep holding feedlot by troubled livestock exporter Wellard Ltd is being sold by a company...
RETIRING senator Chris Back says the sudden death of his close friend and former Western Australian Liberal colleague Don Randall had a “profound and dramatic” influence over his decision to leave politics. 26 Jun 17 RETIRING senator Chris Back says the sudden death of his close friend and former Western Australian Liberal...
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I went to the State barrier fence coastal - end yesterday - and was appalled at the state of
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The days of DAFWA having the bulk of GRDC funding in WA are long gone, they can't even
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In a domestic market situation I can see why this would be supported but in a 90% export market

NO poll of dairy farmers is needed this year to determine how much Dairy Produce Levy they should pay, an inaugural industry advisory committee has decided.
01 Feb 17 NO poll of dairy farmers is needed this year to determine how much Dairy Produce Levy they should pay, an inaugural...
ACCORDING to Dardanup dairy farmer Michael Twomey there is 'no perfect system' for dealing with the effluent generated by 500 cows being milked twice a day.
31 Jan 17 ACCORDING to Dardanup dairy farmer Michael Twomey there is "no perfect system" for dealing with the effluent...

A FRESH female face has joined predominantly older male buyers in the auction room at the Western Wool Centre (WWC).25 Jun 17 A FRESH female face has joined predominantly older male buyers in the auction room at the Western Wool Centre (WWC).
WOOL supplies have slowed to a trickle and buyers are scrambling to fill international orders in WA before the annual July market recess.25 Jun 17 WOOL supplies have slowed to a trickle and buyers are scrambling to fill international orders in WA before the...
THE Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has flagged a whopping 33 per cent year-on-year fall in grain production, but industry analysts suggest the figure may fall further again.23 Jun 17 THE Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) has flagged a whopping 33 per cent...
KEEP a close eye on everything you do this year to maximise the opportunities for 2018.23 Jun 17 KEEP a close eye on everything you do this year to maximise the opportunities for 2018.

There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease due to the wet spring.24 Sep 16 There will be more cases of sclerotinia in canola in areas that do not traditionally have problems with the disease...
Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look for alternative grain supplies to fulfill their forward contract commitments.22 Sep 16  2 Chickpea prices have jumped $30 to $50 a tonne above global market values as farmers caught with soggy crops look...
John Deere releases ExactApply spray technology with individual nozzle control, turn compensation and other features John Deere releases ExactApply spray technology with individual nozzle control, turn compensation and other features

A TORNADO in Gnowangerup would trigger a media frenzy in Perth.23 Jun 17 A TORNADO in Gnowangerup would trigger a media frenzy in Perth.
CHALLENGER is upping the ante with its new MT765e tracked tractor.22 Jun 17 CHALLENGER is upping the ante with its new MT765e tracked tractor.

HORTICULTURE

A Melbourne Market wholesaler has admitted to breaching the Horticulture Code of Conduct, drawing comments on the need for the an updated code.22 Sep 16 A Melbourne Market wholesaler has admitted to breaching the Horticulture Code of Conduct, drawing comments on the...
Sourcing willing workers from the Pacific Islands may not an instant fix if backpackers decide to travel elsewhere, although there are merits to the Seasonal Workers Program.16 Sep 16 Sourcing willing workers from the Pacific Islands may not an instant fix if backpackers decide to travel elsewhere,...
FARM management company Gunn Agri Partners has purchased three cattle stations in southern Queensland for $11 million.14 Dec 15 FARM management company Gunn Agri Partners has purchased three cattle stations in southern Queensland for $11 million.
BILLIONAIRE retail king Brett Blundy has purchased the Walhallow cattle station aggregation in the Northern Territory for $100 million.08 Dec 15 BILLIONAIRE retail king Brett Blundy has purchased the Walhallow cattle station aggregation in the Northern...
THE finalists for Australia’s biggest and most prestigious country music competition, the Toyota Star Maker, have been announced. 
13 Dec 15 THE finalists for Australia’s biggest and most prestigious country music competition, the Toyota Star Maker, have...
MARCIA Patmos has launched her winning women’s wear collection at “Ahgunyah”, Crookwell, last week.07 Nov 15 MARCIA Patmos has launched her winning women’s wear collection at “Ahgunyah”, Crookwell, last week.