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Co-operation sought in sheepmeats
03 Dec 99 AUSTRALIAN sheepmeat industry sectors had to work more closely together and be more versatile and efficient to survive, according to Harden Abattoir general manager Glen Krebs, speaking at the Romilly Hills field day last week Mr Krebs said lamb w
Push to solve goat growth puzzle
03 Dec 99 THE WA goat industry is to start lobbying for research funds to find out why a growth stasis occurs in stock over the summer months. Agricultural producers at a goat industry seminar at Muresk recently expressed their concern about a static growth
QA deadline may extend due to audit bottleneck
03 Dec 99 THE target date for WA pig producers to reach Australian Pork Industry Quality (APIQ) Level 2 quality assurance standards is likely be put back a few months due to the high number of accredited auditors needed. Pork Producers and Processors of WA (
Serradellas thrive in sandy loam country
03 Dec 99 SERRADELLAS grown for seed north of Mt Barker appear to extend the growing season well beyond that of sub-clovers in that environment. Barry Ford, Perth, had leased land to grow 11 hectares of Santorini and 9ha of Cadiz serradellas from a mid-June so
Top price doubled at heifer sale
03 Dec 99 ALMOST double last year's money was the tremendous result for the Grigson brothers at their annual Dandaragan female sale last week. And the top of $760
Trial backsperformance tests
03 Dec 99 DIFFERENCES of up to $244 in the true value of animals in a Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) steer trial have highlighted the benefits of a performance-based payment system. MLA beef services general manager John Webster said the tools were now ava
$23.60 ewes top clearing sale
03 Dec 99 IT might have been hot and it might have been humid but people turned up in droves to check out the bargains at the Elders multi-vendor clearing sale at Mayanup. Held on the Lee-Steere brothers' Wingalup Grazing Company's Tweedale property, the eve
Accident galvanises New Norcia farmer on tractor safety
03 Dec 99 A TRACTOR accident last month has changed New Norcia farmer Simon Witham's attitude toward farm safety for ever. Mr Witham left hospital last week after rolling a front-end loader driving down the road three weeks ago. The tractor was not equipped
AWB looks for whole new way of doing things
03 Dec 99 AWB Ltd and the Grains Council of Australia held a forum in Seattle in the lead-up to the World Trade Organisation's ministerial meeting, vigorously arguing for trade liberalisation in the global grains sector. AWB chairman Trevor Flugge and GCA p
Diversity the lynchpin at Hamelin Pool
03 Dec 99 THE country at Hamelin Pool station, 100 kilometres east of Denham, is both idyllic and harsh. On the edge of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, the 200,000-hectare lease backs on to the spectacular scenery that includes the ancient stromatalites,
Farm restart scheme extended
03 Dec 99 THE Federal Government's grant component of the Farm Family Restart Scheme (FFRS) will be extended. Federal Agriculture Minister Warren Truss said the FFRS, introduced in December 1997, would be extended to allow eligible farmers to apply for grants
Fishing for a viable alternative
03 Dec 99 GASCOYNE pastoralists are exploring the possibility of growing fish on the rangelands. While the Gascoyne is considered an arid region, 17,000 megalitres a year flows from the Carnarvon Artesian Basin through 40 operating bores. Through the effort
Lupins link to successful kidding
03 Dec 99 NEPALESE masters student Uma Karki is examining whether feeding does lupins during the last week of pregnancy can reduce kid losses at birth. Ms Karki is undertaking the study through the University of WA with the support of animal nutritionist Dr
Protestors add to chaos in Seattle
03 Dec 99 POLICE used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse protesters stopping delegates from attending the opening session of last week's World Trade Organisations Ministerial conference in Seattle. Downtown Seattle was thrown into complete disarray as abo
Remarkable salt success story
03 Dec 99 FROM bare salt land two years ago to an estimated five tonnes per hectare wheat crop this season is indeed a remarkable salinity success story. But it's the story told by Bruce Rock farmer Kevin Jones, who has reclaimed a part of his farm that had
Suspect WA herds given Johnes Disease all-clear
03 Dec 99 FIVE WA cattle herds tested for Bovine Johnes disease following the tracing of imported animals from an infected herd in South Australia have been given the all clear, confirming the state's freedom status. Agriculture WA chief veterinary officer Joh
U.S., FARM EXPORTING NATIONS CLOSE RANKS AT WTO.
03 Dec 99 Battle lines drawn on agriculture trade By ADAM ENTOUS, Reuters THE United States and major agricultural exporting countries closed ranks last week on farm trade goals for the next round of global trade negotiations, insisting that export subsidies
50mm rains hit Esperance
03 Dec 99 HARVEST has come to a grinding halt in the Esperance region as graingrowers assess the damage from a bucketing, which last week poured more than 50mm on to some areas. More farmers are hopeful the rain will not affect grain quality, although there
A Bruce Rock farmer slays salt Goliath
03 Dec 99 REPORTS that WA's salinity problem is too large and the damage is too far gone to ever be fully recovered frustrate Bruce Rock farmer Kevin Jones. In only two years, Mr Jones has engineered an amazing salinity success story on his own property using
Wool tax hinges on poll turnout
01 Dec 99 THE Federal Government will dictate what wool tax will be paid by woolgrowers and what services will be provided by the Woolmark Company's replacement, if there is not a strong turnout for the wool ballot next year. The ballot, titled WoolPoll 2000
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Liberals vow to keep college doors open
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PARENTS campaigning to save Moora Residential College (MRC) have cautiously welcomed WA Liberals’ announcement it will keep the facility open if it wins the next State election.
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
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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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