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$5200 Massey loader tops Pinjarra clearance
26 Jun 02 A STRONG crowd of serious buyers and curio collectors at the McGellin family clearing sale in Pinjarra last week turned up some surprises. A Massey front-end loader was the highest priced lot on the day, reaching $5200 when it was bought by WA
Avoca wethers top sale at $82.50
26 Jun 02 A DECEMBER shorn line of wethers stole the show when they sold for $82.50 at Elders Katanning June special sheep sale on Friday. The line was tucked away in the middle stages of the sale but was ferreted out by an appreciative buying audience that
Bright outlook for WA wool
26 Jun 02 A HINT of panic, small offerings and the likelihood of drought in the eastern states should conspire to keep WA wool prices buoyant in the weeks leading up to the annual sales break. These factors forced prices to rocket upwards in the eastern
Chance considers private sector saleyard ownership
26 Jun 02 DOUBT surrounds the ownership of the Midland saleyard replacement facility after the release of an independent report by the Agriculture Department last week. The final draft of the report into the relocation of the Midland saleyard revealed t
Dedication to loved ones
26 Jun 02 A MEMORIAL and monumental service has been established to meet the needs of country people in the Wheatbelt and beyond. Based in Northam, Oxter Services travels to all areas of WA to design and install memorials that are as unique as the people th
Farmers revel as WA market remains bouyant
26 Jun 02 THE state's last June special for the year proved it truly was the Melbourne Cup of sheep sales when it grossed $1.65m and set prices not seen for a decade. A big crowd turned out in uncharacteristically fine Katanning winter weather and packe
Fitful crop sowing season in south
26 Jun 02 THE WA southern agricultural crop is being sown in fits and starts. Some graingrowers have started, stopped and, after a good drop during the week, started again. This has been the experience of those in places like Yealering, where 18mm ha
Great deals for hay cutting season
26 Jun 02 PLANNING ahead could save farmers money this hay cutting season. Hay cutting machinery specialist Page Machinery has cut back costs and improved services. As a New Holland agricultural franchise and Nissan dealer, Page Machinery has become reno
Importance of sow nutrition stressed
26 Jun 02 THE importance of maintaining heavier sows during lactation was reinforced at an Agriculture Department pig science seminar in Perth last week. Victorian Institute of Animal Science research scientist Dr Ray King said increasing the weight of
Keeping busy in Pinjarra
26 Jun 02 LIKE many farmers, Wayne Butcher gave retirement a go but was at a bit of a loss about what to do with himself. After spending years running cattle and sheep in Geraldton, he headed south to Ravenswood, where he currently operates a horse agistmen
Lime route delay will cause strife
26 Jun 02 NATIONAL Party leader Max Trenorden believes delays to the construction of heavy haulage routes for lime from Lancelin could impose a heavy cost on the agricultural industry. The State Government began a review of the project with a workshop a
National identification scheme set for WA debut in July 2003
26 Jun 02 IMPLEMENTATION of the National Livestock Identification Scheme in WA could begin in July 2003 and become mandatory by 2005. The cost to producers would be about $2-$3 million. The cattle NLIS, which worked through an electronic ear tag or rumen
Pig facility in pipeline
26 Jun 02 A DECISION on whether a new pig selling facility would replace the one at Midland was still some way off, according to Agriculture Minister Kim Chance. The WA Meat Industry Authority feasibility report recommended that pigs be included in a mu
Policy recommendation will encounter resistance
26 Jun 02 AGRICULTURE Minister Kim Chance is expected to receive a summary of submissions on the Bulk Handling Act this week. Nineteen submissions were received. The only really contentious issue appears to be some resistance to the recommendation in
Program to protect grains from foreigners
26 Jun 02 THE WA Agriculture Department has launched a biosecurity program to protect the state's multi-million dollar grains industry from foreign pests and diseases. Agriculture Protection executive director Rob Delane said its GrainGuard initiative aimed
Reprieve for dairy irrigators
26 Jun 02 THE extent of winter rainfall would be a deciding factor on whether Harvey irrigators would again be asked to trade some of their Stirling Dam water allocation and ease a water shortage in Perth. The Water Corporation approached South West Irrigat
Woolkabin wethers fetch $87.50 at Katanning sale
26 Jun 02 WOOLLY wethers made a resounding $87.50 to make the Wesfarmers Landmark Katanning June special sheep sale the best in years. In a quick spate of bidding, it was a commercial wool producer that won out over live export buyers to demonstrate that co
Farmers receive milk increase nonsensical: NF
19 Jun 02 A NATIONAL Foods spokesman described some dairy groups' expectation that a 5c/L increase in Woolworths supermarket house brand milk would flow back to the farm gate as nonsensical. Last week, NF was named as the successful bidder on all Woolworths
Imminent beef price drop darkens industry outlook
19 Jun 02 FOR dollars in the pocket, there's both bullish and bad news for WA cattle breeders. The bad news first ‹ WA farmers can expect slaughter beef prices to plunge in the next few months. The good news is that the store market is expected to re
WA gets tough on OJD
19 Jun 02 WA will impose Australia's strictest quarantine measures against Ovine Johne's Disease next month in a bid to protect the state's disease-free status. The increased limits are the latest step-up in the Agriculture Department's ongoing campaign
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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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