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A troublesome trend
16 Feb 01 FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Warren Truss has moved to quash concerns agriculture may be dragging down Australia's balance of trade, after it was revealed that the value of rural exports slumped by 15 per cent in December. The rising Australian d
Amaroo's 'six of the best' Blondes
16 Feb 01 AMAROO will offer "six of the best" at the Knutsford Invitation sale this year. The stud's three top Blonde d'Aquitaine bulls will be joined by three of Gerald and Nellie Bergsma's excellent Limousin bulls at Kojonup on Wednesday, February 28 T
Bonnydalle bulls have big balls
16 Feb 01 BONNYDALE Simmental stud will offer what principals Mike and Rob Introvigne believe is a line of bulls that will thoroughly impress prospective buyers. The Introvignes will offer 24 Bonnydale bulls at their fifth annual on-property bull sale at B
BOYANUP WEANERS HIT 190 CENTS
16 Feb 01 THE Elders team once again presented an excellent draft of weaner cattle for buyers competition at Boyanup, with prices for steer calves reaching a season high of 190c/kg. A relatively small gallery of buyers were in attendance, but those that
Farm role in helping poor
16 Feb 01 AUSTRALIA'S future as an agricultural exporting nation could depend on sharing a greater portion of its agricultural research with developing nations, according to Crawford Fund chairman and Federal politician Tim Fischer. Nevertheless, during
Knives out in Abattoir sector
16 Feb 01 WHILE rumours are rife that WAMMCO will not re-open its Linley Valley plant again, chairman Dawson Bradford has re-affirmed the co-op has no intention of selling the plant. WA abattoirs have been hit hard following a drastic season that has decima
LABOR FACT FILE
16 Feb 01 Labor's pledges before last Saturday's election: .Provide $2.5m to research multi-peril insurance options .Restore Rural Adjustment Scheme and Natural Disaster provisions .Amalgamate departments of agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Nat's new plan for petrol tax
16 Feb 01 REBEL Queensland National Party MP Bob Katter is set to break ranks from the Government to introduce a Private Members' bill which abolishes half yearly automatic increases in petrol tax. The bill also diverts the most recent 1.5 cent a litre incr
PGA chief rejects merger plan
16 Feb 01 PASTORALISTS and Graziers Association president Barry Court has again slammed the door on suggestions to amalgamate with the WA Farmers Federation. But WAFF president Colin Nicholl wants PGA members to voice their opinions on the issue. Acc
Stringent breeding for Young Guns MGs
16 Feb 01 IN its first sale at Knutsford, the Young Guns Murray Grey stud will offer two bulls which are the result of a stringent breeding program. The stud strives to breed cattle which epitomise the Murray Grey breed with traits that include good confor
Value-add with Spry's Shorthorns
16 Feb 01 SPRY'S Shorthorns will conduct its annual on-property Super Supreme bull sale on Tuesday, March 13. The stud, based in Wagga Wagga, NSW, has developed a national reputation for the production of balanced Shorthorns with efficient, effective produc
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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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
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
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PGA launches live ex campaign
AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
16 Sep 18
AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
Liberals vow to keep college doors open
28 Aug 18
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.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
Bayer’s $88b Monsanto merger bites Aussie cotton R&D
Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
China’s Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate
GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
NZ crop tech firm eyes ASX listing
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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