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THREATENING El Niño conditions following a bumper autumn and winter has National Grass Seed Action Plan head co-ordinator Geoff Duddy concerned about a major seed contamination season looming.
THREATENING El Niño conditions following a bumper autumn and winter has National Grass Seed Action Plan head co-ordinator Geoff Duddy concerned about a major seed contamination season looming.
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MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
ONE couple's ambitions to get a foothold in the northern beef industry has been helped by investor Brett Blundy. ONE couple's ambitions to get a foothold in the northern beef industry has been helped by investor Brett Blundy.
IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years. IT'S “business as usual” for the farm machinery market with sales across most product sectors showing only a slight decline after three strong years.
ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman. ANIMAL activists are harming the hard-earned reputation of the RSPCA by clouding community perception, says NSW CEO Steve Coleman.
AUSTRALIA'S biggest coal mine, the $16.5 billion Carmichael project in Queensland's Galilee Basin, has received federal approval.
11:45 AM AUSTRALIA'S biggest coal mine, the $16.5 billion Carmichael project in Queensland's Galilee Basin, has received federal approval. | Palmer's carbon shock stirs the pot  | Ag groups look for carbon clarity 
THE Korean national cattle herd was down 5pc at the end of June on the corresponding period, to 3.3 million head, reports MLA.
11:14 AM THE Korean national cattle herd was down 5pc at the end of June on the corresponding period, to 3.3 million head, reports MLA. | Beef's new brand in Korea  | Aus beef's Korean market share... 
Cattle - Beef
DESPITE ABARES predicting Australian wheat production will decline 9pc in 2014-15, the NAB is taking a more optimistic outlook.
10:33 AM DESPITE ABARES predicting Australian wheat production will decline 9pc in 2014-15, the NAB is taking a more optimistic outlook. | Wheat prices slip to lows  | Yields defy Canada's big wet 
A PRIVATE investor has bought a million-dollar portfolio of blue gum plantations in Victoria, as more smaller investors zero in on the sector.
7:25 AM A PRIVATE investor has bought a million-dollar portfolio of blue gum plantations in Victoria, as more smaller investors zero in on the sector.
THE 2013-14 WAMMCO International State Prime Lamb Carcase Competition has been won by the Cronin family from Dumbleyung in an extremely close contest.
2:00 AM THE 2013-14 WAMMCO International State Prime Lamb Carcase Competition has been won by the Cronin family from Dumbleyung in an extremely close contest.
Sheep - Meat
US tillage and seeding manufacturer Kinze Manufacturing has successfully completed seeding trials involving its multi-hybrid Concept Planter.
2:00 AM US tillage and seeding manufacturer Kinze Manufacturing has successfully completed seeding trials involving its multi-hybrid Concept Planter.
CHINA is proving to be both the best friend and worst enemy of today’s wool industry says Techwool trading manager Josh Lamb.
2:00 AM  1 CHINA is proving to be both the best friend and worst enemy of today’s wool industry says Techwool trading manager Josh Lamb.
Sheep - Wool
RAIN and international markets will both weigh heavily on grain prices come harvest, particularly in the northern NSW where dry weather has limited production.
2:00 AM RAIN and international markets will both weigh heavily on grain prices come harvest, particularly in the northern NSW where dry weather has limited production.
THE industrial revolution may have rolled past commercialisation of industrial hemp, but late-20th century innovation and 21st century marketing ideology is delivering a potentially enormous future for this poor second cousin to today’s cotton textile and oil-based manufacturing products.
2:00 AM  4 THE industrial revolution may have rolled past commercialisation of industrial hemp, but late-20th century innovation and 21st century marketing ideology is delivering a potentially...
HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer James Walker.
2:00 AM  1 HELPING draw attention to declining terms of trade and finding ways of improving on-farm profitability is the name of the game for Longreach grazier and agribusiness webpage developer...
MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders.
2:00 AM  3 MORE than 20,000 wild dogs could be on the prowl in eastern Australia this time next year, say concerned stakeholders. | Bait options on the way  | Dogged by apathy: plan's call... 
GRAINCORP is reporting a strong response from growers wanting to lease or buy many of the 109 storage sites it has just closed.
2:00 AM  4 GRAINCORP is reporting a strong response from growers wanting to lease or buy many of the 109 storage sites it has just closed. | ADM talks 'just business':...  | GrainCorp buys into Egyptian mill 
THE Spring Creek station crew come from near and far to work on the station. JACINTA BOLSENBROEK spoke to some of them about their backgrounds and why they chose to work in WA's pastoral industry.
2:00 AM THE Spring Creek station crew come from near and far to work on the station. JACINTA BOLSENBROEK spoke to some of them about their backgrounds and why they chose to work in WA's pastoral... | Settled in to station life 
GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard.
2:00 AM  2 GLOBAL food shortages are being exacerbated by countries trying to achieve self sufficiency according to MLA's Peter Barnard. | Report values live ex industry  | Robb defends Japan trade deal 
THE big wet in Canada may see up to 7 per cent of crop land in the prairie provinces unable to be sown or washed out.
2:00 AM THE big wet in Canada may see up to 7 per cent of crop land in the prairie provinces unable to be sown or washed out. | Wheat prices slip to lows  | Bunge gets first grain ship away 
SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry.
2:00 AM SURVEYS of the water management practices of 40 irrigators from Central Queensland to southern NSW have shown a dramatic improvement in water use efficiency across the industry.
THE Veitch family's Kaya Dorper and White Dorper stud, Narrogin, featured on the national stage at its debut showing at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo, Victoria, last week.
27 Jul 14 THE Veitch family's Kaya Dorper and White Dorper stud, Narrogin, featured on the national stage at its debut showing at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show in Bendigo, Victoria, last week.
DAWSON Bradford believes a new breed he has developed has great potential for WA's sheep market.
27 Jul 14 DAWSON Bradford believes a new breed he has developed has great potential for WA's sheep market.
CHILDREN accompanied by an adult will again be given free entry to the IGA Perth Royal Show and their local Royal Agricultural Society-affiliated shows, under a $2 million State Government initiative to support WA agriculture.
27 Jul 14 CHILDREN accompanied by an adult will again be given free entry to the IGA Perth Royal Show and their local Royal Agricultural Society-affiliated shows, under a $2 million State...
The ranges of Carlton Hill station provided the perfect backdrop for the 2008 film, Australia.
27 Jul 14 The ranges of Carlton Hill station provided the perfect backdrop for the 2008 film, Australia.
AFTER a big decade of growth in the generic farm chemical market the 24-year-old Farmoz name is disappearing and being re-badged.
27 Jul 14  1 AFTER a big decade of growth in the generic farm chemical market the 24-year-old Farmoz name is disappearing and being re-badged. | Exploring cotton's 'true grit'  | Emerald plans $3m Elmore upgrade 
EU imposes import duties; Dow snaps up Advantage Wheats; big UK harvest forecast.
27 Jul 14  3 EU imposes import duties; Dow snaps up Advantage Wheats; big UK harvest forecast. | Farm chemical changes welcomed  | Emerald plans $3m Elmore upgrade 
27 Jul 14 AFTER just five years in the Australian market, motorbike, ATV and UTV manufacturer CFMoto has sold its 10,000th vehicle in Australia.
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Alex and Rosemary, I have practised animal husbandry for over fifty years as have my family,
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2014 as International Year of Family Farming
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Nah BB I don't, but I also don't believe in your "service economy" either. My governments have
CHILDREN accompanied by an adult will again be given free entry to the IGA Perth Royal Show and their local Royal Agricultural Society-affiliated shows, under a $2 million State Government initiative to support WA agriculture.27 Jul 14 CHILDREN accompanied by an adult will again be given free entry to the IGA Perth Royal Show and their local Royal...
THE farm mechanisation industry has thrown its support behind CBH CEO Dr Andy Crane's call to take direct action over attracting people into agriculture.24 Jul 14 THE farm mechanisation industry has thrown its support behind CBH CEO Dr Andy Crane's call to take direct action...