Shearing reveals scars of Scaddan fire

A DECEMBER shearing brought back reminders of the horror of the November 2015 Esperance region bushfires for Scaddan farmer and volunteer firefighter David Vandenberghe.
A DECEMBER shearing brought back reminders of the horror of the November 2015 Esperance region bushfires for Scaddan farmer and volunteer firefighter David Vandenberghe.
THE percentage of wool levies being spent on marketing compared to research and development is under scrutiny as wool production fails to recover during a time of high returns.
07 Feb 17 THE percentage of wool levies being spent on marketing compared to research and development is under scrutiny as wool production fails to recover during a time of high returns.
Sheep - Wool
THE softened Australian dollar (AUD) is acting as a saving grace for wool buyers as record breaking prices fail to reduce demand for the fibre in the price-sensitive Chinese market.
01 Feb 17 THE softened Australian dollar (AUD) is acting as a saving grace for wool buyers as record breaking prices fail to reduce demand for the fibre in the price-sensitive Chinese market.
Sheep - Wool
YORKRAKINE has borne the brunt of the latest weather front, which dumped close to 200 millimetres of rain in a six-hour period on Saturday night.
01 Feb 17 YORKRAKINE has borne the brunt of the latest weather front, which dumped close to 200 millimetres of rain in a six-hour period on Saturday night.
DESPITE sweltering temperatures at the Bowen family's third annual Mount Ronan summer ram sale last week, the punters just kept on bidding - willing to go the distance for the circled lots in their catalogues.
01 Feb 17 DESPITE sweltering temperatures at the Bowen family's third annual Mount Ronan summer ram sale last week, the punters just kept on bidding - willing to go the distance for the circled...
THE looming Chinese new year (CNY) holiday period is expected to have a soft impact on the Australian wool market, while sheep meat exports are expected to continue unscathed.
23 Jan 17 THE looming Chinese new year (CNY) holiday period is expected to have a soft impact on the Australian wool market, while sheep meat exports are expected to continue unscathed.
Sheep - Wool
GENETICS and a good season have combined to produce some startling wool statistics for the Dunne family, Beacon.
23 Jan 17 GENETICS and a good season have combined to produce some startling wool statistics for the Dunne family, Beacon.
Sheep - Wool
FINER micron wools led a new-year surge at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) last week as prices followed those of Eastern States into near record territory.
20 Jan 17 FINER micron wools led a new-year surge at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) last week as prices followed those of Eastern States into near record territory.
Sheep - Wool
THE investment sector's frequently frigid interest in agricultural business opportunities looks to have thawed considerably in the past year says a prominent agribusiness board director and former agri-banker.
17 Jan 17  1 THE investment sector's frequently frigid interest in agricultural business opportunities looks to have thawed considerably in the past year says a prominent agribusiness board director...
Sheep - Meat
AGENTS believe strong demand for lambs will absorb the swelling number of heavy stock hitting the market and buffer any impact on prices.
17 Jan 17 AGENTS believe strong demand for lambs will absorb the swelling number of heavy stock hitting the market and buffer any impact on prices.
Sheep - Meat
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
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
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
THE growing issue of ethical fashion has shone a spotlight on the sustainability of
11 Jan 17 THE growing issue of ethical fashion has shone a spotlight on the sustainability of "fast fashion" and in turn, guiding the fashion industry down a road toward more sustainable fibre use.
Sheep - Wool
A WARNING has been issued about a significant increase to price penalties for overweight lamb carcases as
10 Jan 17 A WARNING has been issued about a significant increase to price penalties for overweight lamb carcases as "irresponsible" processor grids fail to reflect global market signals.
Sheep - Meat
A DAMNING report which reveals the failures of the country's mob-based tracing of sheep has been postponed for public release until March while industry groups grapple with the findings.
22 Dec 16 A DAMNING report which reveals the failures of the country's mob-based tracing of sheep has been postponed for public release until March while industry groups grapple with the findings.

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The collection of a FSL should be designed to provide plant & equipment for fire fighting &
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I totally sympathise with you. We have a small scale pig farm in Victoria and have been trying
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APVMA is funded by levies on ag chemicals and vet medicines. Money spent on capital costs and
AUSTRALIA'S record grain exporting run is not solely due to the massive levels of production for the 2016-17 season according to Emerald Grain chief executive David Johnson.
2:00 AM AUSTRALIA'S record grain exporting run is not solely due to the massive levels of production for the 2016-17 season...
THE State's freight rail network suffered significant flood damage from wild weather Friday and over the weekend, with some lines, including the main interstate line, still closed this week.
15 Feb 17 THE State's freight rail network suffered significant flood damage from wild weather Friday and over the weekend,...