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Ag staff to be trained in depression awareness
21 Mar 07
Local agronomists, farm machinery dealers or chemical reps will soon be trained with the latest skills in recognising and discussing depression with farmers.
Rinex guidance system breaks new ground
26 Mar 07 Rinex Saturn HT guidance system, complete with Ag332 DGPS receiver and 12 months OmniSTAR VBS signal subscription, is recognised as the most versatile visual guidance system on the market.
14.7t/ha corn yield wins Qld crop comp
26 Mar 07 Roy Westaway, Westaway Farms, Dalby, was left "flabbergasted" on the weekend when he carried off the trophy for Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland's Champion Irrigated Crop for a corn planting which harvested 14.7t/ha.
Skintraction: the new mulesing alternative
23 Mar 07 A brand new alternative to conventional mulesing has appeared and is on track for release by 2009, according to its developers.
Qld leasehold reform a 'missed opportunity'
21 Mar 07 The Queensland Government has missed a golden opportunity to implement genuine and far-reaching reform of the leasehold system, according to one of its biggest custodians, the AA Co.
Ag staff to be trained in depression awareness
21 Mar 07 Local agronomists, farm machinery dealers or chemical reps will soon be trained with the latest skills in recognising and discussing depression with farmers.
Mahindra newcomer to tempt hobby farmers
19 Mar 07 With India, China and the US accounting for two-thirds of the world's tractor sales, it's no surprise to hear that Mumbai-based Mahindra Tractors is unleashing a new model into the most popular sales category on earth - the 15-60KW segment - with its new 3535 model.
Cane growers get precise insight
16 Mar 07 Cane farmers from throughout North Queensland gathered at the Australian Agricultural College Corporation's Burdekin Campus at Clare this week to get an insight into precision agriculture techniques.
North Qld focusses on climate change
15 Mar 07 With climate change the buzz phrase around, the Burdekin Bowen Floodplans Management Advisory Committee and the Lower Burdekin Landcare association hosted a climate change forum and expo to bring the rural public up to date on the current science and beliefs about about the issue.
Wool buyers to get what they pay for
14 Mar 07 From this week SAMM and Dohne Merino wool will have to be branded that way, delivering wool processors and buyers accurately described clips.
World Cup cricket fever hits NQ outback
14 Mar 07 Cricket tragics in rural North Queensland are making up for the rain cancellation of the famous Goldfields Ashes competition in Charters Towers by getting into the spirit of the World Cup with a round of backyard bashes.
Museum in farm plea for historic Matilda tank
13 Mar 07 A special plea for farmers to scour their paddocks in the hope of turning up a Matilda tank has been made by Darren Abbott, curator of the Toowoomba-based Milne Bay Military Museum in Queensland.
Bumper CQ sorghum crop a lone bright light
13 Mar 07 The summer harvest is well underway in Central Queensland where farmers are busy cutting bumper sorghum crops.
Beef Spectacular draws top stud line up
09 Mar 07 The inaugural
Beef Spectacular has culminated in a quality line up of stud cattle competing for final day honours and cash prizes of $5000 for each champion.
$1 million beef up for Dubbo economy
09 Mar 07 The NSW Beef Spectacular, which began in Dubbo on Wednesday, will inject an estimated $1 million into the local economy. Suncorp general manager agribusiness customers, Rod Davies, says the company has come on board as platinum sponsors in recognition of the role the event could play in showcasing the State's best cattle.
Beef Spectacular kicks off in Dubbo
08 Mar 07
’s Beef Spectacular has kicked off at Dubbo Showground drawing an impressive crowd for the inaugural event, where NSW Primary Industries Minister Ian Macdonald was promoting the uptake of NLIS.
Big crowd for Goondi cotton field day
08 Mar 07 More than 100 cotton growers and service providers gathered in Goondiwindi, Queensland, on Wednesday for the annual Macintyre Valley field day, where there was particular interest in Pima cotton.
High-priced mungbeans a late season favourite
06 Mar 07 Central Queensland is setting up for one of its biggest mungbean harvests in years as the combination of late season rain and good prices make the crop an appealing alternative to sorghum.
Vintage machinery stands the test of time
05 Mar 07 While they may not be as comfortable as modern-day tractors, vintage tractors are probably more reliable, according to Warren Buckley, organiser of the historic Australian Machine Men rally staged in Toowoomba, Qld, recently.
Upside to failed sorghum crops for droughted dairies
05 Mar 07 There is an upside to the thousands of hectares of failed sorghum paddocks visible across tracts of Queensland's Darling Downs, with dairy farmers queuing up to convert it into silage.
Heffernan not convinced of NZ apple import protocols
02 Mar 07 NSW Liberal Senator, Bill Heffernan, says there is "no detail" in Bio-Security Australia's agreed process for treating or inspecting apples imported from New Zealand.
Producer resilience drives Dalby GRDC meeting
01 Mar 07 The resilience of drought-ravaged producers surfaced at a GRDC-organised series of meetings being staged across southern Queensland when its 'traveling road show' set down in Dalby earlier this week.
Activists 'don't care' about 2010 mulesing deadline
01 Mar 07 The man who started the entire anti-mulesing campaign says he doesn't care about the 2010 mulesing deadline.
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Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
24 Sep 18
THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
16 Sep 18
AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
Bayer’s $88b Monsanto merger bites Aussie cotton R&D
Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
China’s Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate
GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
NZ crop tech firm eyes ASX listing
China’s ag investment rush leaves us for Brazil
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China has followed through with flagged plans to resume importing United States beef, lifting a ban that has existed since mad cow disease was found in the States in 2003.
Indonesia has relaxed its trade restrictions on secondary beef cuts, re-opening a market that was worth $42 million to Australian exporters two years ago.
The recent rainfall will lead to a change in the micron profile of the Australian wool clip next spring, while boosting production volume and lamb marking rates.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
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.
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.
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