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Drought kills lamb's growth
23 Aug 06
Lamb turnoff was expected to grow by 8pc this, but the revised estimate for shows a 4pc fall in lambs marked in 2006.
Perth Royal makes an early start
11 Sep 06 With the Perth Royal Show just a week away, organisers are already on the front foot promoting this year's event.
Brazilians in new bio-diesel focus at Ag Show
11 Sep 06 With Brazil setting the benchmark for the uptake of ethanol, there's now a big push to develop its bio-diesel, according to a visiting delegation to the Toowoomba Ag Show event.
Top chefs sniff out truffles in WA
08 Sep 06 Australia's top chefs huddled amoung the hazelnut and oak trees in Manjimup in WA recently, in search of one of their favourite - and most expensive - ingredients.
Mango set points to bumper harvest
08 Sep 06 After a disappointing harvest last year, mango orchards in North Queensland have set a promising bloom, raising hopes for a bumper crop.
Elders and Landcare join forces
07 Sep 06 Landcare Australia has received a major funding boost after entering a partnership with Elders, which will deliver $2.5 million to the program over the next five years.
Inland rail route the fastest, cheapest option
07 Sep 06 A 15-month Ernst & Young investigation has found an inland rail route through Western NSW will provide the cheapest and fastest option when linking Melbourne with Brisbane.
Greens refuse GM as tool against climate change
05 Sep 06 Citing record low rainfall and river inflow figures in southern Australia, the Greens are demanding urgent action to control climate change. But they are refusing the scientific community's calls for GM crops to be part of the solution.
Flooding rain cuts NQ roads
05 Sep 06 It's a tale of two seasons, with most of southern Australia ravaged by drought, but in Far North Queensland the cane harvest has been delayed to flooding rains.
Dowerin Field Days to switch to two-day event
04 Sep 06 The Dowerin GWN Machinery Field Days will next year move to a shorter two-day format, despite attracting thousands of supporters to the event last week.
Rock-Bank takes top prize at Dubbo's National Merino show and sale
01 Sep 06 A Victorian entry took out the Australian Supreme Merino prize at this week's Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show and Ram Sale. The enormous ram, aptly named Dozer, was from John and Rhonda Crawford's Rock-Bank stud at Victoria Valley.
Best is yet to come from wool research, says AWI
01 Sep 06 Despite estimated returns to the wool industry of $417m from $162m in grower levies, Australian Wool Innovation believes the best gains are yet to come.
NLIS poll re-run adds salt to MLA wounds
31 Aug 06 Adding salt to Meat and Livestock Australia's wounds over the
poll rort scandal has been the general apathy from the public towards the re-run of the question.
Costello visit sparks oil companies' focus on biofuels
29 Aug 06 Federal Treasurer Peter Costello made all the right noises about kick-starting Australia’s bio-fuels industry when he flew into the tiny town of Millmerran late last week.
France finally explores life without subsidies
29 Aug 06 The first steps towards breaking down France's notorious protections for its agricultural industries has been taken today in the NSW Central West.
Dowerin machinery field days takes to the streets of Perth
28 Aug 06 Perth city stopped and stared in amazement last week as the Dowerin Field Days committee brought the bush to town.
GM to feature in response to water shortage
26 Aug 06 Scientist Wayne Meyer says use of GM plants must become part of our strategy to offset Australia's tightening water shortage.
Labor targets regions by empowering ACCs
23 Aug 06 Labor has unveiled its regional development policy which is centred on giving Area Consultative Committees greater powers in coming up with local solutions to national problems.
poll breached by computer hackers inside MLA
23 Aug 06 Controversy surrounding the National Livestock Identification System has intensified after a poll conducted by
was breached by computer hackers inside MLA. Managing director David Palmer has apologised to Rural Press and levy payers for the embarrassing incident which has harmed the company's reputation.
Giant irrigators reaping rewards
23 Aug 06 Queensland irrigators are adapting to the dry by switching away from flood irrigation to direct applications, saving water and bolstering yields.
Drought kills lamb's growth
23 Aug 06 Lamb turnoff was expected to grow by 8pc this, but the revised estimate for shows a 4pc fall in lambs marked in 2006.
Vaile slams ethanol industry's lack of marketing
18 Aug 06 Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile has hit out at the ethanol industry's calls for a mandate, saying it is time the ethanol producers started marketing their product.
Innovative solutions needed to tackle wine glut
18 Aug 06 With the wine glut expected to last up to five years, grape growers and vignerons are looking for innovative solutions.
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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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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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