‘Headless’ DAFWA until election

A PERMANENT head of the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) will not be appointed until after the March 11 State election.
A PERMANENT head of the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) will not be appointed until after the March 11 State election.
ON the back of a good feed year and plenty of weight in the weaners early this season, many have already been sold and as a result Landmark will host its final stand-alone Boyanup weaner sale for the season next week.
16 Jan 17 ON the back of a good feed year and plenty of weight in the weaners early this season, many have already been sold and as a result Landmark will host its final stand-alone Boyanup weaner...
LOWER lamb production is set to ignite prices in 2017, continuing last year's trend where lamb prices gained traction on records for the fourth consecutive year.
16 Jan 17 LOWER lamb production is set to ignite prices in 2017, continuing last year's trend where lamb prices gained traction on records for the fourth consecutive year.
Sheep - Meat
MICHAEL Bestry is hoping strong rainfall received across the State in 2016 will continue next season.
16 Jan 17 MICHAEL Bestry is hoping strong rainfall received across the State in 2016 will continue next season.
HE might only be 16-years-old but fourth-generation farmer Monty House is already reaping the rewards of his first hay crop.
15 Jan 17 HE might only be 16-years-old but fourth-generation farmer Monty House is already reaping the rewards of his first hay crop.
ON the back of a good feed year and plenty of weight in the weaners early this season, many have already been sold and as a result Landmark will host its final stand-alone Boyanup weaner sale for the season next week.
15 Jan 17 ON the back of a good feed year and plenty of weight in the weaners early this season, many have already been sold and as a result Landmark will host its final stand-alone Boyanup weaner...
Sheep - Meat
IN a country where a beef breeder is so prized she sleeps in the family home and the sale of just one calf would double a family's annual income, one humble Australian charity is making big inroads in addressing poverty.
15 Jan 17 IN a country where a beef breeder is so prized she sleeps in the family home and the sale of just one calf would double a family's annual income, one humble Australian charity is making...
Sheep - Meat
POSITIVE signs indicate slow improvement with continued volatility ahead for Australia's dairy sector according to the latest industry assessment.
15 Jan 17 POSITIVE signs indicate slow improvement with continued volatility ahead for Australia's dairy sector according to the latest industry assessment.
Sheep - Meat
A COUPLE of weeks ago I had more than $55 million at my disposal to do with whatever I wished - to give away, invest or even spend frivolously if I wanted.
15 Jan 17 A COUPLE of weeks ago I had more than $55 million at my disposal to do with whatever I wished - to give away, invest or even spend frivolously if I wanted.
UNITED States market intelligence firm Tractica has painted a picture of a new agriculture paradigm involving autonomous machines.
14 Jan 17 UNITED States market intelligence firm Tractica has painted a picture of a new agriculture paradigm involving autonomous machines.
Sheep - Meat
INDEPENDENT Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie is calling for stricter transparency measures in Australia's live export markets via the introduction of electronic identification tags on all exported animals, including sheep.
14 Jan 17 INDEPENDENT Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie is calling for stricter transparency measures in Australia's live export markets via the introduction of electronic identification tags on all...
NEW WA One Nation leader Colin Tincknell believes his party can knock-off The Nationals WA as the State's third-most powerful political force.
14 Jan 17 NEW WA One Nation leader Colin Tincknell believes his party can knock-off The Nationals WA as the State's third-most powerful political force.
IT is a far cry from their dairy farming beginnings in Kalgoorlie, but Max and Bev Pollard's Murray Grey herd has been roaming Gibson farm land for the past 30 years.
14 Jan 17 IT is a far cry from their dairy farming beginnings in Kalgoorlie, but Max and Bev Pollard's Murray Grey herd has been roaming Gibson farm land for the past 30 years.
GRAINCORP celebrated its 100th birthday in 2016 and the company received the best possible present - the highest number of receivals since 2012-13, with significant   in-flows still expected.
14 Jan 17 GRAINCORP celebrated its 100th birthday in 2016 and the company received the best possible present - the highest number of receivals since 2012-13, with significant in-flows still...
CRYSTAL DIAS never expected she would become a process engineer, but it would seem the 25-year-old has found her niche at CSBP's fertiliser granulation plant in Kwinana.
14 Jan 17 CRYSTAL DIAS never expected she would become a process engineer, but it would seem the 25-year-old has found her niche at CSBP's fertiliser granulation plant in Kwinana.
GRAIN Producers Australia (GPA) has weighed into the debate surrounding the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) ban on the use of the insecticide omethoate in broadacre agriculture.
14 Jan 17 GRAIN Producers Australia (GPA) has weighed into the debate surrounding the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) ban on the use of the insecticide omethoate...
A PIECE of the De Pledge family history has been sold.
13 Jan 17 A PIECE of the De Pledge family history has been sold.
LANDMARK presented another outstanding yarding of beef cattle when it offered nearly 700 weaned weaners of excellent weights and quality in a weaned weaner sale at Boyanup last week.
13 Jan 17 LANDMARK presented another outstanding yarding of beef cattle when it offered nearly 700 weaned weaners of excellent weights and quality in a weaned weaner sale at Boyanup last week.
Cattle - Beef
JUST like last year, it was a group of producers who specialise in breeding and lotfeeding Angus cattle, who cleared the decks at last week's Landmark Angus Weaner Sale at Mt Barker.
13 Jan 17 JUST like last year, it was a group of producers who specialise in breeding and lotfeeding Angus cattle, who cleared the decks at last week's Landmark Angus Weaner Sale at Mt Barker.
Cattle - Beef
AUSTRALIAN landowners could be forgiven for thinking they have a right to compensation when governments, federal or State, impose environmental restrictions on private land for the public good.
13 Jan 17  2 AUSTRALIAN landowners could be forgiven for thinking they have a right to compensation when governments, federal or State, impose environmental restrictions on private land for the...
GRAIN traders and advisers are predicting little movement in the price across all grains in the first quarter of 2017.
13 Jan 17 GRAIN traders and advisers are predicting little movement in the price across all grains in the first quarter of 2017.
INCUMBENT CBH deputy chairman Vern Dempster has urged growers to vote for experience ahead of this year's member director elections.
13 Jan 17  3 INCUMBENT CBH deputy chairman Vern Dempster has urged growers to vote for experience ahead of this year's member director elections.
LAST year was a busy one for Corey Weguelin but the Corrigin contractor wouldn't have it any other way.
13 Jan 17 LAST year was a busy one for Corey Weguelin but the Corrigin contractor wouldn't have it any other way.
STUART Mussared believes the CBH board needs to reassess its priorities and will push for reform if elected as a director in 2017.
13 Jan 17 STUART Mussared believes the CBH board needs to reassess its priorities and will push for reform if elected as a director in 2017.
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Dempsters career is on the line, not because anyone doubts his experience, its because members
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It is unfortunate that most urban voters are either unaware of or simply don't care about this
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"Ambition" to get to $10 rebate by 2020. How about we are making strategic decisions to achieve
INDEPENDENT Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie is calling for stricter transparency measures in Australia's live export markets via the introduction of electronic identification tags on all exported animals, including sheep.14 Jan 17 INDEPENDENT Tasmanian MP Andrew Wilkie is calling for stricter transparency measures in Australia's live export...
A PIECE of the De Pledge family history has been sold.13 Jan 17 A PIECE of the De Pledge family history has been sold.