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Turning unproductive land into profit
FOR 40 years Ian Walsh has been working on turning unproductive farm land into profitable grazing and cropping country.
Chinese processors happy with WA wool
08 Aug 17
A MARKET for Western Australian wool is assured well into the future if Chinese investment in its processing and garment manufacture is anything to go by.
Wool industry control battle continues
05 Aug 17
STATE farming organisations have banded together to campaign for greater oversight of Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) expenditure amid criticism there has been a “lack of progress” by...
Merino wool fuses fitness and fashion
05 Aug 17
ICONIC Asian luxury department store Lane Crawford has collaborated with Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) marketing arm, The Woolmark Company, to launch two wool-rich ‘athleisure’...
Government eye on feed issue
17 Jul 17
THE State Government will be watching the unfolding season closely according to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Back to back wins for WA Merino studs
15 Jul 17
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN Merino studs made it back to back wins in the National pair competition when a strong wool Merino pair from the Crosby family’s St Quentin stud, Nyabing, were...
WAMMCO releases summer contract price
15 Jul 17
WAMMCO has announced new summer minimum priced lamb contracts designed to assist Western Australian producers through the late season and to ensure WAMMCO capitalises on high global...
Record breaking season for WA wool
15 Jul 17
WOOL test and wool auction statistics tell the tale of a record-breaking 2016-17 season just concluded in WA.
Wool sale helps to sock it to sarcoma
15 Jul 17
JORDYN Fairhead, 15, has the Ravensthorpe community and her Esperance High School classmates in her corner for the fight of her life.
New scouring option boosts competition
14 Jul 17
OPPORTUNITIES to scour wool in Malaysia has changed the landscape for local exporters and, importantly, increased wool competition for WA growers.
DAFWA issues livestock transport warning
03 Jul 17
DRY seasonal conditions have prompted the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) to remind farmers intending to offload stock of their responsibilities.
Co-ordinated approach to dry season needed
03 Jul 17
A CO-ORDINATED Statewide response to managing the dry season has been called for by The Sheep Alliance of Western Australia.
Dry season drives sheep feed concern
02 Jul 17
A DRY season has Western Australian sheep farmers worried about feeding flocks, if attendance at a nutrition workshop last week was a gauge of their concern.
Low prices trigger wool market extremes
01 Jul 17
THE Australian wool market has proven that low prices are the best cure for low prices.
New face on the auction room floor
25 Jun 17
A FRESH female face has joined predominantly older male buyers in the auction room at the Western Wool Centre (WWC).
Buyers rush to fill orders before break
25 Jun 17
WOOL supplies have slowed to a trickle and buyers are scrambling to fill international orders in WA before the annual July market recess.
Sheep sold as dry takes hold
21 Jun 17
PROLONGED dry conditions across WA are having a significant impact on the sheep market, with yardings across the State’s saleyards at unusually high numbers.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
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
Rusty...A shearing shed on a small place, might be used a week to five each year. 50 years down
Shearers fight for safety
No varieties of barley left in WA suitable for Craft Beer production and little research. Craft
Grains research hangs in the balance
We farm at Beacon we had no rain last time .Since the 1st of Jan.we have recorded 45 mm ,6mm
Hope is drying up for solid winter rains
CBH trials a new blockchain network
14 Aug 17
BUSINESS could soon be done differently through the CBH Group as the bulk handler begins a new trial, exploring the...
Co-op is meeting future demand for food
08 Aug 17
AGRICULTURE and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan attended the Northern Crop Research Alliance field day at the...
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
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GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
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China’s ag investment rush leaves us for Brazil
Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
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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