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Autumn rainfall below average for most of WA
06 Jun 01 THE break of the season has come for some, while graingrowers in inland WA and other parts are keeping their fingers crossed for more rain. Although the eastern Wheatbelt has received between 10 and 50mm more than last year's average for May, it h
AWB rides high on profit result
06 Jun 01 AWB Ltd will head toward its planned public listing in August riding high on the back of its 25 percent increase in interim profits, and more positive news for its business rating. Despite a smaller than expected wheat crop last season, AWB Lt
Beef heifers make $430 at Serpentine
06 Jun 01 CATTLE prices remained strong at last week's Elders Serpentine store sale where a top of $840 was reached for a well-grown black steer. In what was a ripper of a sale for Serpentine, unmated beef heifers made $430 and cow and calf units reache
CBH merger fears resurface
06 Jun 01 THE proposed merger of WA's premier grain handler with a grain marketer has prompted fears WA graingrowers could lose access to grain storage facilities they paid for. Although it is too early to say whether Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) wi
Damaras easy to manage
06 Jun 01 FARMERS involved in breeding Damaras were clearly impressed with the breed despite some fundamental differences from traditional Merino sheep husbandry. At a recent meeting in Kulin, at Alan Bowey's property, it again highlighted ease of managemen
Decision to allow modified crops meets stiff opposition
06 Jun 01 THE State Government's decision to allow the introduction of genetically modified (GM) crops has met stiff opposition, despite its enforcement of stricter regulation than in the past. While some are in favour of the government's interim policy on
Farmers to pay for company's losses
06 Jun 01 WA farmers have joined the list of WA businesses that will pay to cover HIH Insurance losses. Under the state government's proposed five per cent surcharge on workers' compensation premiums, farmers will be slugged more than two cents extra per sh
Friesian steers make $698
06 Jun 01 GOOD South West rains meant excellent prices at Ken Bland's Wesfarmers Landmark sale last Friday at Boyanup. Farmers from all over the South West ‹ and even from Albany ‹ were on the lookout for cattle to put on green paddocks. They weren't di
Hobby farms put strain on WA shires
06 Jun 01 INCREASED rubbish collection and new roads are just some of the extra services the Beverley Shire has had to start providing as a result of more small landholdings in the area. And while this has the obvious effect of straining limited resources,
Micro satellites are future beacons
06 Jun 01 SWARMS of credit card sized micro satellites could be the guidance beacons of the future for precision farming systems, possibly by 2010. Speaking at the Cooperative Research Centre's (CRC) Association Conference held at the Novotel Langley in Per
Minister rejects call for lower licensing costs
06 Jun 01 A PUSH to reduce the cost of on-farm vehicle licensing and third party insurance by 50pc has failed. In a meeting with minister for Planning and Infrastructure Alannah MacTiernan, the director of Transport and director of Main Roads, the WA Fa
Oil Mallee boost
06 Jun 01 THE Oil Mallee Company today welcomed the announcement by Metasource, a new subsidiary company of Woodside Energy Ltd, of its intentions to assess the potential of building a 5MW biomass-fired power station in the town of Esperance. If the proposa
Rise in small landholdings alters farming landscape
06 Jun 01 SOME silent changes have been happening on the WA farming landscape. Smaller landholdings in the 2-200 hectare range have been averaging an increase of 1000 a year during the past five years. While the good news is many of these small landholdi
'Super' lab boost for pest control
06 Jun 01 THE battle to control Australia's introduced weed and insect pests received a $5.2 million boost last week with the opening of a high-tech testing laboratory by CSIRO in Perth. The high-security quarantine fortress, based at CSIRO Floreat and call
Women in agriculture keep warm in winter
06 Jun 01 AS the temperature drops outside, the team at Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA) are warming up for a get together next month. Called the WARM (Women in Agriculture and Resource Management) Winter Gathering 2001, the three-day conference is se
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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.
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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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