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12.9 micron wool just so fine
06 Feb 02 EVER since Merinos were first penned indoors to control their environment and diet, competition to produce the finest bale of Merino wool has been fierce. Expect that race to step up a gear in coming weeks, as the year's first major clips of u
06 Feb 02 examination By SHANNON BARRACLOUGH IN the lead up to the first AWB directors' election as a listed company, tension has mounted over the integrity of the AWB's election process and the behaviour of candidates, tension which has boiled o
06 Feb 02 product By SHANNON BARRACLOUGH GRAINGROWERS who used the AWB Harvest Loan this year sold themselves $7/tonne short, as the loan proved to be the most expensive pooling product in 2001/02. AWB's $1.60 underwriting fee was also seen as
06 Feb 02 MCDOUGALL'S Weldments has been developing and manufacturing farm machinery for more than 33 years. First starting as a small repair shop in Cuballing in 1968, the business has grown with the needs of its customers. And with latest moves towards
06 Feb 02 CORKS popped and friendly waiters bearing finger food soon appeared. The day the Pastoralists and Graziers Association had been waiting for had finally arrived ‹ the celebration of the end of the wool stockpile, that bitter legacy of the Reserve P
New bale brand rule on hold
06 Feb 02 PLANS to reduce shearing costs and protect wool from ink damage by changing bale branding rules have stalled. As of January 1, the requirement to brand wool bales on the face of the bale was to have become voluntary. But a number of brokers
Perennial grasses boost production
06 Feb 02 THE Evergreen group aims to use perennial grasses to produce green feed throughout the year, using a sustainable farming system. Results have been promising and the idea has caught on in the south. The Evergreen group, which originated in Bibby
Ready income from Jurien property
06 Feb 02 "LARA Downs" is a 1975ha farming property located on mostly elevated gravel country about 10km north of the Jurien Bay turnoff. The fully fenced property is offered for sale by Rural and Metro Realty. It has an extensive laneway system, 29 paddock
06 Feb 02 AGRICULTURE Minister Kim Chance is due to make a decision on the relocation of the Midland saleyards by the end of the month. The Minister has asked for an independent review of planning and infrastructure elements in the Meat Industry Authori
Silvan starts campaign to capture new ground
06 Feb 02 VICTORIAN spraying manufacturer Silvan last week signalled its intention to become the dominant player in the market with the release of new broadacre boomsprayers. Already the number one player in the horticultural and viticultural markets, S
Trees help solve
06 Feb 02 LANDCARE has taken a positive step forward with the establishment of a new landcare company servicing Wheatbelt landowners. Bill Davey, formerly of Countrywide Forestry Services, has established a new company ‹ Plantation and Landcare Services
United Farmers dismiss CEO
06 Feb 02 JOHN Connell has been dismissed as chief executive officer of United Farmers Co-operative. Mr Connell had been in the position for the past three years. UFC general manager Phil Nixon said the cooperative was seeking a replacement. In the in
Veteran targets broadacre market
06 Feb 02 TO VARY a line from a famous pop song, it's a long way to the top if you want to be a boomspray manufacturer. Energetic Silvan founder and chairman Michael Tricarico already knows what it feels like to be top, with a number one market share in hor
WA wool market rises yet again
06 Feb 02 WA Wool prices continued to rise last week. Despite a slight correction on the second day of the sale, the local market finished 38c higher than the previous week. Prices soared on Wednesday with 19-micron wool gaining up to a 50c/kg and me
Wool, not wood
06 Feb 02 AN Australian Wool Innovation plan to spend $1 million to develop on-farm tree lots on woolgrowing properties has been chipped by lobby group WoolProducers. WoolProducers claims the $1 million National Woodlot Advisory Service Project is a gro
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AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
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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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GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
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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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