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$10,000 in MLA research funds
27 Nov 02 FARMERS prepared to take initiative could be granted up to $10,000 under a Meat and Livestock Australia scheme for on-farm research and development projects. Now in its tenth year, the Producer Initiated Research and Development (PIRD) scheme fund
27 Nov 02 BEVERLEY HydraBoom has expanded its premises on the outskirts of the Beverley townsite with a new 67m (220ft) by 21.3m (70ft) shed to store new boomsprayers and components. Following one of its best financial years on record, the company is gearin
British breeds hit $1.7m
27 Nov 02 WA PRIME lamb producers gave the state's lamb industry a huge vote of confidence during this year's British and Australasian breed ram selling season, buying up big to push gross sales to $1.7 million dollars, up $300,000 on last year. With h
Dairy hits 1000 cows
27 Nov 02 SCOTT River dairy farmer Ross Woodhouse recently became the first WA dairy farmer to milk 1000 cows a day. He reached his long-time goal and industry benchmark 11 months after buying a new Scott River irrigation property on which he had a 60-s
Dorber leaves AWI
27 Nov 02 THE chairman of the Board of Australian Wool Innovation Limited, Ian McLachlan, has announced that the managing director Col Dorber will leave the company effective from Friday, November 29 (tomorrow). Terms of the separation are currently being n
Farmers search for pasture options
27 Nov 02 FARMERS rated the need for a bulky early growth pasture variety as a high priority when they met with pasture researchers at a field day at David Harrington's property at Darkan. But it was a request that looked unlikely to be fulfilled for th
FMDA backs WA youth
27 Nov 02 THE Farm Machinery Dealers Association of WA (FMDA) has moved to rejuvenate interest among young people to pursue careers in the farm mechanisation industry. Faced with a declining workforce, emphasised by an acute shortage of plant mechanics, the
GM sheep set to raise the baa
27 Nov 02 WA research with genetically modified sheep has shown that they grew bigger and faster, produced double the amount of milk and could grow more wool. But the three-year study also showed that they needed more care and had a lower tolerance to paras
JD STS header does the job at Eradu
27 Nov 02 TWO years ago, John Deere introduced what many farmers described as the company's first rotary combine harvester, the STS or single tine separator. Deere, however, preferred to emphasise the fact that although it had a single longitudinal roto
Kiwi injection good news for WA
27 Nov 02 A SMALL group of New Zealand dairy farmers setting up operations at Scott River could be good for the WA dairy industry, according to Peters and Brownes chief executive officer Graham Laitt. He said that while Peters and Brownes had not asked
Meat breeds season sale prices jump $300,000
27 Nov 02 A POSITIVE long-term outlook for the lamb industry, high lamb prices and a stable market gave this year's British and Australasian Breed ram sales a huge shot in the arm and pushed gross sales to more than $1.7 million - up $300,000 on last year.
Perfect sheep handling unit from McDougall Weldments
27 Nov 02 THE air-operated, multi-purpose sheep handling machine from McDougall Weldments, Cuballing, provides a quick, easy solution for a wide range of husbandry needs. The Peakhandler can be used on Merinos, cross breds and prime lambs for crutching, foo
Power to burn for Case-IH
27 Nov 02 GETTING power to the ground when you want it is absolutely paramount to achieving optimum tractor performance. And it applies across the horsepower range. It was one of the major reasons why Golden Hill, near Albany, beef producer John Fleay c
WA juniors ride high in national judging
27 Nov 02 WA's junior judging program is working pretty well if the efforts of three WA junior judges are anything to go by. Between them Darren Chapman, Nicholas Lockyer and Sascha Squiers have won four national titles in the last four years. In particu
WA to benefit from UK lupin research
27 Nov 02 AS one of the world's largest lupin producers, WA could benefit most from new research being conducted by UK Nuffield Scholarship winner Stephen Watkins. In WA this month as part of a 12 month dedicated study, Mr Watkins is researching new mar
WA wool sales jump
27 Nov 02 WA woolgrowers went against the national trend and offered more wool for sale from June to November than in the same period last year but buyers are concerned about a supply squeeze after Christmas. Auction offerings were up 9-11pc on last yea
Wheatbelt dairying is possible
27 Nov 02 WAS dairying feasible in the wheatbelt? Yes it was, at least in the upper Great Southern, according to agricultural consultant Alan Peggs. It had also been done before. Mr Peggs said the main factors contributing to a viable wheatbelt dairy
NH baler trials well at Waroona
20 Nov 02 THE latest New Holland Roll Belt round baler is being trialled in WA before it is officially launched next year. Two ranges will be available -- the BR740, producing a bale which is 1.2m (4ft) wide with a diameter of up to 1.5m (5ft) and the B
Sheep exports still ride high
20 Nov 02 LIVE sheep exports hit a peak in September with more than 645,055 sheep leaving Australian shores for mainly Middle Eastern destinations. The live sheep exports for September were the highest monthly figures so far this year, with 4.17 million she
York farmers 'sold' on JCB
20 Nov 02 SPEED and comfort are two vital components of farm productivity these days. And for the Emin family, York, those two components became the deciding factor for buying a new JCB Loadall 530-70FS Super recently. The family farm comprises 3400ha (8
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Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
24 Sep 18
THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
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.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
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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
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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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