Farmers seek sustainable dairy future

WAFARMERS has called for the establishment of a task force to develop a long-term plan assessing the sustainability and profitability of WA's shrinking dairy industry.
WAFARMERS has called for the establishment of a task force to develop a long-term plan assessing the sustainability and profitability of WA's shrinking dairy industry.
FOR the sake of a name, let's call it edge-row sowing.
27 Feb 17 FOR the sake of a name, let's call it edge-row sowing.
THE GROWING niche market opportunities for oats have seen WA-based agribusiness CBH increase its oat processing capacity, both through its Blue Lake Milling (BLM) business in South Australia and Victoria and a new oat processing plant in Western Australia.
27 Feb 17 THE GROWING niche market opportunities for oats have seen WA-based agribusiness CBH increase its oat processing capacity, both through its Blue Lake Milling (BLM) business in South...
LARGE quantities of low protein wheat has forced Japan noodle wheat tenders to reduce minimum requirements for noodle wheat protein blends this year.
27 Feb 17 LARGE quantities of low protein wheat has forced Japan noodle wheat tenders to reduce minimum requirements for noodle wheat protein blends this year.
ONE very apparent difference between a modern movie and an older one is that with the latter, the computer monitors are very large and the mobile phones are conspicuously absent.
26 Feb 17 ONE very apparent difference between a modern movie and an older one is that with the latter, the computer monitors are very large and the mobile phones are conspicuously absent.
A NEW chapter for the Hewton family, Moodiarrup, began with the tough decision to sell everything, lease their property and move to Australind.
25 Feb 17 A NEW chapter for the Hewton family, Moodiarrup, began with the tough decision to sell everything, lease their property and move to Australind.
VERSATILE has reached a milestone this year celebrating its 50th year partnership with Cummins.
25 Feb 17 VERSATILE has reached a milestone this year celebrating its 50th year partnership with Cummins.
THE Sheep Alliance of WA has unveiled its draft plan to drive sustainable growth in the sheep industry with a new research, development and extension incubation hub.
24 Feb 17 THE Sheep Alliance of WA has unveiled its draft plan to drive sustainable growth in the sheep industry with a new research, development and extension incubation hub.
A WA-based chemical company is continuing its long-running battle to have a new pre-emergent annual ryegrass herbicide registered.
24 Feb 17 A WA-based chemical company is continuing its long-running battle to have a new pre-emergent annual ryegrass herbicide registered.
FOUR WA university graduates were part of a record National Australia Bank (NAB) intake of 25 agribusiness graduates this month.
24 Feb 17 FOUR WA university graduates were part of a record National Australia Bank (NAB) intake of 25 agribusiness graduates this month.
A GAIN of about $60 a hectare across last season's canola and wheat crops has Carl Moltoni, Yathroo, contemplating using a seeding fertiliser treatment again this year.
24 Feb 17 A GAIN of about $60 a hectare across last season's canola and wheat crops has Carl Moltoni, Yathroo, contemplating using a seeding fertiliser treatment again this year.
MORE investment in luring and retaining farm staff will lead to more prosperous and efficient farming enterprises.
24 Feb 17  1 MORE investment in luring and retaining farm staff will lead to more prosperous and efficient farming enterprises.
A VERY impressive offering of 20 Shorthorn bulls offered in the Narralda annual bull and female sale at the Mt Barker Regional saleyards last week from Alex Burrow and family attracted widespread interest resulting in a total auction clearance.
24 Feb 17 A VERY impressive offering of 20 Shorthorn bulls offered in the Narralda annual bull and female sale at the Mt Barker Regional saleyards last week from Alex Burrow and family attracted...
IT might have been a damp day at Jangering Pty Ltd's clearing sale, Pingelly last Friday.
24 Feb 17 IT might have been a damp day at Jangering Pty Ltd's clearing sale, Pingelly last Friday.
FORTY years in the Western Australian wool industry belies Carl Poingdestre's place of birth and its historical link with dairying.
24 Feb 17 FORTY years in the Western Australian wool industry belies Carl Poingdestre's place of birth and its historical link with dairying.
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FORMER WA Labor Agricultural Minister Kim Chance has died at the age of 70.
23 Feb 17 FORMER WA Labor Agricultural Minister Kim Chance has died at the age of 70.
MORE than 10 years of trying finally paid off for Beermullah producer Stephen Beckwith with one lucky prize draw of 10 Angus heifers on Tuesday.
23 Feb 17 MORE than 10 years of trying finally paid off for Beermullah producer Stephen Beckwith with one lucky prize draw of 10 Angus heifers on Tuesday.
WA Live Exporters Association (WALEA) chairman David Jarvie has supported the Liberal Party's pledge to build a dedicated live export loading berth at Kwinana.
23 Feb 17 WA Live Exporters Association (WALEA) chairman David Jarvie has supported the Liberal Party's pledge to build a dedicated live export loading berth at Kwinana.
THE future of a South West saleyard and what it should look like is still yet to be determined, according to WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) chairperson David Lock.
23 Feb 17 THE future of a South West saleyard and what it should look like is still yet to be determined, according to WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) chairperson David Lock.
THE Era Sustainable Farming biological fungicide program is set to expand this year after field trials in Moora and Ongerup showed improved results when using the company's biological product in conjunction with Prosaro fungicide to control sclerotinia.
23 Feb 17 THE Era Sustainable Farming biological fungicide program is set to expand this year after field trials in Moora and Ongerup showed improved results when using the company's biological...
MORE than 70 registered buyers joined in the tussle for Little Meadows Angus genetics at the Golding family's annual on-property sale in Dardanup last week.
23 Feb 17 MORE than 70 registered buyers joined in the tussle for Little Meadows Angus genetics at the Golding family's annual on-property sale in Dardanup last week.
HEAVY rain and water-logged roads didn't stop a large crowd heading to the LD and JP Stone and Co clearing sale at west Corrigin last week.
23 Feb 17 HEAVY rain and water-logged roads didn't stop a large crowd heading to the LD and JP Stone and Co clearing sale at west Corrigin last week.
THE PULSE industry is mourning the death of industry stalwart JanBert Brouwer.
22 Feb 17 THE PULSE industry is mourning the death of industry stalwart JanBert Brouwer.
MINDEROO station continues to expand – growing its genetics and supply chain focus across the State.
22 Feb 17 MINDEROO station continues to expand – growing its genetics and supply chain focus across the State.
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FOR the sake of a name, let's call it edge-row sowing.27 Feb 17 FOR the sake of a name, let's call it edge-row sowing.
FORMER WA Labor Agricultural Minister Kim Chance has died at the age of 70.23 Feb 17 FORMER WA Labor Agricultural Minister Kim Chance has died at the age of 70.