Forrest: new China beef trade deal “game changing”

BILLIONAIRE global mining and agricultural entrepreneur Andrew  Forrest says the new agreement on beef trade struck between Australia and China today is a “game changing announcement” for the local sector.
BILLIONAIRE global mining and agricultural entrepreneur Andrew Forrest says the new agreement on beef trade struck between Australia and China today is a “game changing announcement” for the local sector.
CURRENCY devaluation has shielded Australian grain growers from the price impact of record global grain stocks, according to a visiting American agri-economist.
23 Mar 17 CURRENCY devaluation has shielded Australian grain growers from the price impact of record global grain stocks, according to a visiting American agri-economist.
20 Mar 17 A new era for Western Australian politics is underway after the Labor Party's new-look cabinet was sworn in on Friday on the back of an emphatic election victory on March 11.
A new era for Western Australian politics is underway after the Labor Party's new-look cabinet was sworn in on Friday on the back of an emphatic election victory on March 11.
20 Mar 17 A new era for Western Australian politics is underway after the Labor Party's new-look cabinet was sworn in on Friday on the back of an emphatic election victory on March 11.
NOTHING ignites a healthy dose of sibling rivalry like a competitive showing, and when it came to the Ile de France section of the judging, it was the ultimate 'Battle of the Batt Brothers'.
16 Mar 17 NOTHING ignites a healthy dose of sibling rivalry like a competitive showing, and when it came to the Ile de France section of the judging, it was the ultimate 'Battle of the Batt Brothers'.
HAD it not been for giant statues of Merino rams on either side of the country, the mayor of Australia's first inland town may never have officially opened the 45th Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama.
16 Mar 17 HAD it not been for giant statues of Merino rams on either side of the country, the mayor of Australia's first inland town may never have officially opened the 45th Make Smoking History...
WITH the biggest line-up in years of more than 90 entries from nine studs, the well-supported Suffolk section of this year's judging was never going to disappoint.
It was certainly a treat for sheep enthusiasts to witness a show ring brimming with some of the State's best Suffolk genetics on display, which made judging one of the hardest jobs going.
Thankfully, the very thoro
16 Mar 17 WITH the biggest line-up in years of more than 90 entries from nine studs, the well-supported Suffolk section of this year's judging was never going to disappoint. It was certainly a...
FARMERS have had record yielding crops in many regions across Australia, but a crop nutrition specialist warns that this would also mean they have taken out record levels of nitrogen (N) out of the soil.
16 Mar 17 FARMERS have had record yielding crops in many regions across Australia, but a crop nutrition specialist warns that this would also mean they have taken out record levels of nitrogen (N)...
15 Mar 17 By SHAN GOODWIN THE organic sector of Australia's beef industry has come up with an innovative plan to analyse slaughter data on carcase downgrades and feed that back to producers to...
By COURTNEY WALSH
WHITE Dorpers were the hard ones to assess for judge Kim Batten, Douwana Dorper stud, Yuna, at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama.
Mr Batten said there was plenty of quality in the White Dorper classes and plenty of the sheep exhibited on the day had a lot of presence with meat in the right places.
But there can only be one winner and it was a ram from Kaya Dorper a
15 Mar 17 By COURTNEY WALSH WHITE Dorpers were the hard ones to assess for judge Kim Batten, Douwana Dorper stud, Yuna, at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama. Mr Batten said there was...
WOOLGROWERS who watched the fashion parades at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama last week saw some of their wool being worn by the models.
Peter Scanlan Wools had eight pure wool and wool blend women's fashion outfits made especially for the event by Sunshine woollen mills in China, the world's biggest integrated worsted wool fabric and clothing manufacturer.
The outfit
15 Mar 17 WOOLGROWERS who watched the fashion parades at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama last week saw some of their wool being worn by the models. Peter Scanlan Wools had eight...
ALBERT Bookham is making his mark on the WA cattle industry with the establishment of the State's first UltraBlack cattle stud.
15 Mar 17 ALBERT Bookham is making his mark on the WA cattle industry with the establishment of the State's first UltraBlack cattle stud.
KAYA Dorper stud, Narrogin, won top honours in the Dorper judging at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama.
Judge Kim Batten, Douwana Dorper stud, Yuna, came a long way to participate in the day's judging and the entries didn't disappoint.
14 Mar 17 KAYA Dorper stud, Narrogin, won top honours in the Dorper judging at the 2017 Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama. Judge Kim Batten, Douwana Dorper stud, Yuna, came a long way to...
NOTHING ignites a healthy dose of sibling rivalry like a competitive showing, and when it came to the Ile de France section of the judging, it was the ultimate 'Battle of the Batt Brothers'.
14 Mar 17 NOTHING ignites a healthy dose of sibling rivalry like a competitive showing, and when it came to the Ile de France section of the judging, it was the ultimate 'Battle of the Batt Brothers'.
COLES managing director John Durkan says the supermarket chain will weather the lamb price squeeze, holding its nerve on retail values where possible to preserve its customer loyalty.
14 Mar 17 COLES managing director John Durkan says the supermarket chain will weather the lamb price squeeze, holding its nerve on retail values where possible to preserve its customer loyalty.
AN increased demand for health food products in the expanding Asian middle class is opening doors for the Australian oat and hay industry.
14 Mar 17 AN increased demand for health food products in the expanding Asian middle class is opening doors for the Australian oat and hay industry.
TROUBLED livestock business Wellard is not offering any immediate earnings cheer for new shareholder, the Holmes a Court family's Heytesbury Limited, but the share market's view of the big live export business has lifted considerably in the past week.
13 Mar 17 TROUBLED livestock business Wellard is not offering any immediate earnings cheer for new shareholder, the Holmes a Court family's Heytesbury Limited, but the share market's view of the...
DESPITE agriculture contributing close to $60 billion to Australia's economy last year and being second only to iron ore in exports, the industry does not get enough focus from federal or State governments, according to National Farmers' Federation (NFF) president Fiona Simson.
13 Mar 17 DESPITE agriculture contributing close to $60 billion to Australia's economy last year and being second only to iron ore in exports, the industry does not get enough focus from federal...
AUSTRALIA needs to defend its share of the South East Asian noodle market and be more competitive for its expanding bread market.
13 Mar 17 AUSTRALIA needs to defend its share of the South East Asian noodle market and be more competitive for its expanding bread market.
WITH a State election imminent, it's hard to define the feeling of anticipation in the community, perhaps excitement, or possibly apprehension, or maybe the one that is probably at the top of many lists - boredom.
12 Mar 17 WITH a State election imminent, it's hard to define the feeling of anticipation in the community, perhaps excitement, or possibly apprehension, or maybe the one that is probably at the...
AN era of more than 100 years of farming came to an end last week for the Wilkinson family, Brookton.
12 Mar 17 AN era of more than 100 years of farming came to an end last week for the Wilkinson family, Brookton.
SPECTATORS go to clearing sales for many reasons but they all like to watch the buyers at the end, who metaphorically slog it out to get the big ticket items.
12 Mar 17 SPECTATORS go to clearing sales for many reasons but they all like to watch the buyers at the end, who metaphorically slog it out to get the big ticket items.
AUSTRALIAN farm export earnings are likely to hit a record $48.7 billion next financial year - about $1b more than the current 2016-17 period - if seasonal conditions remain relatively supportive.
12 Mar 17 AUSTRALIAN farm export earnings are likely to hit a record $48.7 billion next financial year - about $1b more than the current 2016-17 period - if seasonal conditions remain relatively...
PRICES didn't reach the heavens but the big crowd at last week's Virglen Co clearing sale at Bodallin, provided healthy competition for the lots offered, which saw a Case MX210 tractor (7987 hours), top the sale at $40,000.
11 Mar 17 PRICES didn't reach the heavens but the big crowd at last week's Virglen Co clearing sale at Bodallin, provided healthy competition for the lots offered, which saw a Case MX210 tractor...
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Well done Steve,it is easy to see why Purchers have been so successful over 5 decades
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Reality of supply and demand. I remember many oat marketers including CBH saying while they were
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At a $114 per tonne i feel like we have been bent over & abused .They went out of their way to
BILLIONAIRE global mining and agricultural entrepreneur Andrew  Forrest says the new agreement on beef trade struck between Australia and China today is a “game changing announcement” for the local sector.24 Mar 17 BILLIONAIRE global mining and agricultural entrepreneur Andrew Forrest says the new agreement on beef trade struck...
CURRENCY devaluation has shielded Australian grain growers from the price impact of record global grain stocks, according to a visiting American agri-economist.
23 Mar 17 CURRENCY devaluation has shielded Australian grain growers from the price impact of record global grain stocks,...