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Big influx for Corriedales
01 Mar 01 A HOST of new studs have bolstered the Corriedale showing in recent years at Woolorama and the unofficial patriarch of the breed Arthur Pederick expects there will be another strong showing this year. Arthur says most of the Corriedale studs in WA
Ewes to $42 at Nyabing sale
01 Mar 01 THE threat of rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of the large crowd at last week's Elders clearing sale for Boongadoo Nominees at Nyabing. With 312 registered buyers, competition was intense for the Woodyarrup-Willimenup blood based sheep and
Feed crops boom as wet hits Southern Cross
01 Mar 01 IT'S been unbelievably wet in some areas of the eastern Wheatbelt. Elders Southern Cross representative Barry Hutcheson told me that between about six and 10 inches of rain have fallen in the area since January 1 and, as a result, there's green fe
Fine micron ewes $305 at Jarrah Grove
01 Mar 01 A TOP price of $305 for Jarrah Grove blood stud and specially selected ewes was achieved at the Wesfarmers Dalgety Jarrah Grove dispersal clearing sale in Boyup Brook last week. It was obvious that growers were confident about the fine end of
01 Mar 01 GINGIN pork producer Chris Keene resigned from his position of WA Pork Producers Association (WAPPA) president at the annual general meeting held at Pastoral House last week. He cited personal and business reasons for his resignation, one year sho
Little room to move on trade - Donges
01 Mar 01 FARMERS have been urged not to atempt to adopt a "fortress Australia" approach to deal with the country's terms of trade. National Farmers Federation (NFF) president Ian Donges told the PGA convention last week there were currently 150 applica
Lock up says police chief
01 Mar 01 THE days of leaving the home and farm sheds unlocked without having anything stolen were gone forever according to Police Commissioner Barry Matthews. In his address to the PGA conference, Mr Matthews also said police and community had to rely on
Massive no-till lift in South America
01 Mar 01 SOIL conservation researcher Rolf Derpsh provided farmers at the WANTFA meetings with a snapshot of the growth of no-till in South America. In Brazil, no-tillage adoption increased from one million hectares in 1990 to 13.47m ha in 2000. In
New director for CBH
01 Mar 01 RICHARD Steel has been elected to the CBH board of directors representing District 6 (Merredin), while CBH chairman Allan Watson has retained his seat as Director - District 4 (Koorda). Last week's CBH board elections confirmed the positions, with
PGA puts stand on MPCI
01 Mar 01 THE PGA has clarified its position on multi peril crop insurance (MPCI). PGA president Barry Court has denied that the PGA is pushing for MPCI, as reported in the Farm Weekly last week, but are rather "looking into it" following a request by Agric
Property rights bill could top $300m
01 Mar 01 THE erosion of landowners property rights has raised equity concerns across WA's farming sector. The magnitude of the problem, and the size of individual financial losses, were brought to light at the PGA 2001 convention with three case studies of
Strong SAMM demand leads Toodyay sale
01 Mar 01 THE sale of 90 F1 SAMM ewes for $70 and a line of five SAMM stud rams for $425 was a highlight of a strong clearing sale at Toodyay last week. Elders' Northam auctioneer Gerald Wetherall was faced with strong demand for the the SAMMs from loca
WoolStock share outlook lifts
01 Mar 01 WOOLSTOCK Australia shares are trading with renewed vigour on the Australian Stock Exchange. After opening in December at 76c/unit on subdued trading levels, interest in WoolStock units is suddenly mounting. More than 30,000 shares are now bei
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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
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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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