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$5500 WA bid tops sale
05 Apr 01 A TOTAL of 58 bulls sold to $5500, grossing $156,000 and averaging $2862 at the recent on-property sale of Gillian and Richard Leeds' Broome Shorthorn stud, Jerilderie, NSW. The top priced bull was bought by WA's Alec Edgar, Boddington. Return
Agriculture vital in free-trade talks
05 Apr 01 THE Federal Government has demanded that agriculture must be included in any free trade negotiations with the United States, or it will walk away from the deal. Although discussions about a bilateral free-trade deal are in their infancy, Forei
AHL down but not out
05 Apr 01 JOHN Deere's biggest Australian dealer, Agro Holdings Limited (AHL), may be on the canvas but not down for the count. An upbeat receiver and manager Geoff Totterdell, from PricewaterhouseCoopers, said this week he was looking to trade the business
Concerns aired over land tenure
05 Apr 01 THE declining status of pastoral leaseholds in WA was atop the agenda at last week's annual PGA pastoral conference in Broome. An issue for station owners in the state's north for some time, improving current land tenure systems has been a pro
Dog bait timing impasse
05 Apr 01 THE timing of aerial dog baiting was one of the issues debated at last week's PGA pastoral conference. According to Kimberly division chairman Ruth Webb-Smith, the majority of pastoralists would prefer that the baiting of wild dogs be done in the
Live cattle trade with South Korea re-opens
05 Apr 01 THE first shipment of live cattle to South Korea in more than 18 years left from Brisbane last week. The 669-head consignment, comprising mainly Hereford cattle, was the first of five live shipments to be imported this year by Korean beef company,
MSA cattle sale at Midland yards
05 Apr 01 IN a first for the Midland saleyards, MSA grainfed cattle will be offered on Monday, April 9. And making history will be Primaries, whose auctioneer Keith Taylor will offer between 40 to 50 head of cattle which have been nominated from various are
NCP adjustment on the cards
05 Apr 01 THE Federal Government is expected to announce a softening of National Competition Policy (NCP) within weeks. Prompted by growing disenchantment in rural areas towards NCP, senior Government ministers, including Prime Minister John Howard and
New private roles for ex-Woolmark executives
05 Apr 01 FORMER Woolmark Company executives Barry White and Robert Wang have been recruited by private consultancy business ACIL this week, less than a week after their market development roles with the newly-privatised The Woolmark Company were terminate
Pastoralists clash with FRDS over service levels
05 Apr 01 IT didn't take long for the discussion between Royal Fying Doctor Service staff and pastoralists from WA's north to become heated at last week's PGA pastoral conference. A number of recent service issues in the Kimberly and other pastoral areas, a
Reducing north's risk of FMD
05 Apr 01 DELEGATES at last week's PGA pastoral conference stopped short of calling for a global summit on Foot and Mouth Disease, preferring to discuss the threat posed by FMD and what could be done to reduce the risks. With northern cattlemen currently fe
Shows sending wrong message
05 Apr 01 THE "beauty competition" philosophy which seemed to pervade WA's major sheep shows could be sending the wrong signals to commercial sheep farmers. Superfine Wether Trial co-ordinator Bevan Taylor told the recent WA Branch forum of the Australian S
Station trial aims for better wool
05 Apr 01 WHEN Tim Officer returned to the family's Woolgorong sheep station in the lower Murchison after several years working in other parts of the state, he knew he had to make some changes. It was costing between $4.50-$5 per kilogram of wool (clean) to
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AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
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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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