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Balingup Small Machinery Field Day
12 May 17
Budget 06: Business tax changes to boost farm investment
10 May 06 Changes to a raft of business taxes are expected to spark a round of new investment in farm machinery, and make it easier for farmers to pass the properties on to their children.
Budget 06: Extra $500m for Murray not good enough, says Labor
09 May 06 Tonight's budget will deliver a massive funding boost for Government programs aimed at improving the health of the Murray River. But Labor's environment spokesman, Anthony Albanese, says the mooted $500m funding boost will not deliver the volume of water needed to restore the river to full health.
Budget 06: Costello delivers big surplus, big tax cuts and big spending on roads
09 May 06 There were few surprises for rural Australia in this year's Budget after the big spending initiatives were leaked to the media. Instead, Treasurer Peter Costello made massive tax cuts the showstopper of his 11th budget. But Labor says taxpayers will need every cent of relief they get in order to pay for higher interest rates and rising petrol prices.
Budget 06: Best Costello effort yet, says NFF
09 May 06 This year's budget has received a mixed reaction on key issues to the bush, with particular criticism for the lack of investment in ethanol. But on the whole, the budget has been welcomed by the NFF as Treasurer Costello's most positive effort yet for rural Australia.
Budget 06: Bush wants tax relief and better services
08 May 06 Rural voters want the best of both worlds in tomorrow night's Federal Budget, with a with a straw poll of people at last week's Beef Australia 2006 in Rockhampton finding the farming community evenly split between using the surplus to deliver tax cuts or greater spending on infrastructure and services.
Budget 06: Costello says 'wait and see' for tax cuts
08 May 06 Treasurer Peter Costello is keeping everyone guessing on the fine detail of tomorrow night's budget, saying "wait and see" to questions about whether or not there will be tax cuts.
Elders launch specialist monthly Angus sales
05 May 06 Angus Australia and Elders have used Beef Australia in Rockhampton to launch a new system of monthly specialist Angus sales dubbed Angus Plus, which promises buyers unprecedented levels of detailed information.
WTO: Vaile still hopeful of a last minute deal
05 May 06 Trade Minister Mark Vaile is still hopeful that a deal can be reached in the behind-schedule Doha Round of negotations, following signals from Europe that it may improve its offer on agricultural market access.
MSA delivers $159m in benefits to the beef industry
05 May 06 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile unveiled new research at Beef Australia in Rockhampton today, which quantifies the benefits to the beef industry of the Meat Standards Australia grading scheme. It is estimated that between 1999 and 2005 MSA delivered $159m in gains to the industry.
Beef's biggest event hits Rockhampton
04 May 06 The big hitters of the beef world have descended upon Australia's beef capital, Rockhampton, this week for the industry's biggest event.
Wagyu industry moves protects its image
03 May 06 Australian Wagyu Association president, Tony Fitzgerald, says the burgeoning local industry is taking some key steps to protect the integrity of its product as supplies struggle to keep pace with the booming demand from Asia.
Telstra demands Govt clarification on 3G regulation
02 May 06 Telstra Country Wide managing director, Geoff Booth, is demanding a please explain from the Government after conflicting statements about its intent to regulate Telstra's new 3G mobile network. He says the confusion adds uncertainty to Telstra's $1B investment in upgrading its CDMA to 3G technology, which will also provide wireless broadband to the bush.
Braford breeders must embrace technology
02 May 06 Braford breeders from across the world gathered in Rockhampton, Queensland, this week for the triennial World Braford Congress. As part of the congress, Don Nicol, with Breedlink in Brisbane spoke of the future of the breed as producers look ahead to 2020.
Clean and safe brand gives Aus beef the edge over US in Korea
27 Apr 06 MLA Korea regional manager, Glen Feist, says a successful marketing campaign emphasising Australia's "clean and safe" image has given our industry an edge ahead of the inevitable return of US beef to the Korean market. But he warns there will be an impact on Australia's prices and market share.
Aussie beef sales hampered by Korean trade barriers
26 Apr 06 With import tariffs of 40pc on fresh beef and 72pc on processed beef, Korean consumers are eating less beef than ever due to the price pressures the Government policy is placing on the family budget. And given the clout of Korea's farm lobby, there is little chance of change.
Federal Budget: $1B not good enough to fix our roads
25 Apr 06 Reports tip an extra $1B for road upgrades in next month's Federal Budget. But NRMA president Alan Evans says more money needs to be spent on all highways across Australia, with at least $8B needed to upgrade the Pacific Highway to dual carriageway.
Petrol pain: E10 bowsers should be compulsory at all petrol stations, says NRMA
24 Apr 06 NRMA president Alan Evans says an E10 blend should not be mandatory for all fuels, but argues every petrol station in Australia should be required to have at least one E10 bowser to give motorists the choice of supporting sustainable fuels.
Sydney Royal Easter Show Interbreed
21 Apr 06
Old man drought bites again
21 Apr 06 Old man drought is again biting the eastern states, with almost half of NSW drought declared and a number of Queensland areas this week granted exceptional circumstances assistance. See first hand the ravages of drought and a wild dust storm in this video from the Hughes family, 'Autumnvale', Thargomindah, Qld. 21 April 2006.
Changing the Asian diet a tough challenge for MLA
20 Apr 06 Although Asia has embraced western fashion, technology and lifestyle, it has been slow to change its culinary tastes, still preferring chicken, pork and seafood over Australian beef and lamb. 20 April 2006.
Hong Kong a test to consumer reaction to US beef's return
19 Apr 06 MLA is using the Hong Kong market as a gauge for potential consumer reaction elsewhere in Asia to the return of US beef and so far Australian sales are holding up well.
Aus regains access to lucrative Malaysian beef market
09 Apr 06 Australia is the first nation to regain accreditation to supply halal beef to the Malaysian market after it toughened the rules in January for halal slaughter methods. FarmOnline spoke with MLA regional manager Tim Kelf about the issue while in Kuala Lumpur last week, just prior to the Malaysian Government's announcement.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
Various thin-shelled types are running around like headless chooks over free-range eggs
The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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Medicinal cannabis could be crop option
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
PGA launches live ex campaign
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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