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Bank offers new finance package for graingrowers
01 Dec 99 GRAINGROWERS will have access to a new, flexible finance package as the first step in a trend to more industry-specific finance options. The Commonwealth Bank launched its new, all-in-one Grain Management Account and additional risk management tool
December 2 - Victorian Dairy deregulation ballot dates set
01 Dec 99 THE results of the Victorian dairy deregulation ballot should be out before Christmas, following the Victorian Government's announcement the ballot will be held between December 6-20. However, it appears deregulation is not certain even if there is a
MSA to provide value-based marketing
01 Dec 99 VALUE-BASED marketing will be one of the long-awaited benefits in the beef industry to flow to producers under the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) system. Agriculture WA senior research officer Dr Brian McIntyre told producers at the MSA seminar in
Peak councils retain veto
01 Dec 99 THE producer sector's three peak councils have retained their trump card to control constitutional change of the producer-owned company, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). Nor will there be any immediate change to the MLA constitution after the pu
Self-funding vital for MSA
01 Dec 99 MEAT Standards Australia (MSA) has to be a self-funding program by the completion of its national roll-out phase
Simpler process promised
01 Dec 99 LIVESTOCK producers have been promised easier access to voting at next year's Meat and Livestock (MLA) annual general meeting, after a vow to simplify the present system of "administrative madness". MLA chairman David Crombie on Monday announced he
VIAscan trial results released
01 Dec 99 COMMERCIAL data predicting the lean meat yield of lamb carcases using video image analysis technology, known as VIAscan, has been publicly released for the first time. Better known for the objective measurement of saleable meat yield of beef carcas
Westrail legislation stalls
01 Dec 99 THE privatisation of Westrail's freight division remains in doubt, with the necessary legislation stalled in the Upper House. Its passage has been blocked by opposition from within the Democrats, the Greens and Independent member Mark Nevill. Tran
Agreement on final tax issue unlikely
01 Dec 99 ALL but one of the 11 National Farmers Federation's grievances with the Federal Government's new tax system have been resolved, but agreement on the final issue seems unlikely. Meetings between Government and the NFF have allayed farmer concerns th
Canadian weed threat detected on header
01 Dec 99 A SPIKED grass weed that causes abscesses in grazing animals and degrades wool quality was intercepted by AQIS in new farming machinery imported from Canada recently. Quarantine inspector Louise Owen found foxtail barley seeds while inspecting a head
Mixed outlooks for grain crops
01 Dec 99 WHILE WA graingrowers can look forward to an upside in wheat and barley markets, they may not have seen the lows in prices for protein or meal crops yet Last week's AAAC Outlook conference in Perth contained mixed messages for growers, with positiv
Pulses look good on grey clay soils
01 Dec 99 EARLY harvest results of a large scale trial at Mindarabin near Katanning have shown excellent yields from faba bean, field pea and vetch crops on grey clay soils. The top performing pulses produced yields of more than 2.5 tonnes per hectare in the A
Summer crops resurrect arid Wagin paddock
01 Dec 99 IF Wagin farmer Howard Ward was to take away the contented fat sheep and the 60 centimetre-high sorghum, he would have a bare windswept paddock, boggy in winter and as fragile as a beach in summer. If it was only a small area, he may never have bot
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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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