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$1360 steers top Wave Rock sale
21 Aug 02 AUSTRALIA'S largest MSA accredited cattle sale at Hyden was again a roaring success for the Wave Rock Prime Beef Group with the 418-head yarding of cattle, selling through Wesfarmers Landmark to a top of $1360. EG Greens livestock manager, Chr
Agents ready for another cracker selling season
21 Aug 02 WA'S 2002 rural property selling season has geared up to be another remarkable year with good land prices and strong demand for quality properties in reliable rainfall areas. The positive outlook for this season comes in the wake of record turnove
Big lamb day at Esperance
21 Aug 02 WAMMCO International is hosting a field day for prime lamb producers in Esperance on Monday, August 26. It will be held at "Wollombi" on Fisheries Road, Esperance, beginning with lunch at 12.30pm before the formal proceedings commence at 1.30pm.
Brunswick cow units to $1170
21 Aug 02 ELDERS yarded in excess of 1100 cattle at the Brunswick Store Sale last Friday, which was well above the advertised number. Cows and calves topped the sale at $1170. The quality throughout was outstanding and all types of cattle were sought
Fertiliser shakeup tipped
21 Aug 02 A COMBINED Incitec Pivot fertiliser operation commanding 80 per cent of the Australian market would not lead to reduced competition and higher prices, according to newly-appointed Pivot chief executive officer, Chris Leon. The much-mooted marr
21 Aug 02 Gingin cattle producer George Gifford, left, said the decision by the Federal Cabinet's environmental sustainability committee to sign off on uniform water trading rights across the country was a step in the right direction. The decision could lead t
Iraq wheat trade back on track
21 Aug 02 AUSTRALIAN wheat imports to Iraq are back on the cards after a high level AWB Ltd delegation visited Baghdad last week. In a statement released by AWB Limited on Sunday, it said it had reached agreement with the Iraqi Grains Board to resume un
21 Aug 02 CBH mans arms against AWB Ltd Special report by RICK LEE A WAR is set to break out for control of the grains industry in WA and growers look likely to become casualties. Negotiations have broken down between AWB Ltd and Co-operative
Last season best in 22 years: survey
21 Aug 02 THE Planfarm 2001 farm business survey has revealed last year's performance was one of the best in 22 years for most of the state, contrasting with this season's worsening drought scenario. While last year's season got off to a slow start, goo
Northam bird life steal the show
21 Aug 02 RAY White, Avon Valley, will auction 32 Broome Terrace, Northam, on Saturday, September 21. Built in 1903 by the Minson family, the home was a boarding house for goldfield travellers. Constructed of weatherboard cladding (still in original cond
Problems ahead: researcher
21 Aug 02 DECLINING terms of trade, soil acidification, salinity, water logging, herbicide and drench resistance would remain major problems for farmers as they faced the future according to researcher Julia Fry. She was speaking at last week's Kojonup
Rural exchangees renew friendships
21 Aug 02 FORMER Australian rural exchangees gathered for a reunion at Margaret River earlier this year to rebuild friendships, which for some, extends back half a century. The biennial gathering of Australian Rural Exchangees' Association members is ro
Single desk battle casualty
21 Aug 02 AWB Ltd's decision to set up in competition against CBH could sound the death knell for the single desk, WA farmers have warned. The US is already increasing pressure on the Federal Government to abandon single desk marketing, and has lobbied the
Telstra under fire in bush
21 Aug 02 GUM leaves have been blamed for interrupting CDMA car phone connections on one of WA's busiest roads. Vasse MLA Bernie Masters, who travels extensively between Busselton and Perth, said despite spending more than $1600 on updating his car phone eq
The pride of Jacup
21 Aug 02 Geoff Bee wins top Landcare Award WA farmer Geoff Bee, Jacup, has won the prestigious National Landcare Award. Mr Bee received the award from Prime Minister John Howard at a special ceremony in Parliament House, Canberra. Mr Bee won the
Top finance award to Craig Milverton
21 Aug 02 ALBANY-based Wesfarmers Landmark rural finance manager Craig Milverton was recently announced the Wesfarmers Landmark national rural finance manager of the year. Craig was deemed the best performing finance manager nationally and rewarded for the
WA supports decision
21 Aug 02 WAFARMERS and the PGA have applauded the recent Federal Cabinet environmental sustainability committee recommendation that could force State Government's to provide compensation where property rights have been infringed. WAFarmers president Colin
Water crisis in the Wheatbelt
21 Aug 02 WATER shortages have already reached crisis point in some parts of the Wheatbelt and there is little chance of relief for desperate farmers. Some growers have been carting water for 10 months in Morawa, farmers are trekking long distances for
Williams wethers make $70
21 Aug 02 WINTERY weather was the perfect excuse to escape to an out of season Elders clearing sale at Williams where buyers sent prices to a $21,750 high for a Toyota Landcruiser utility. The sale farewelled popular Williams resident and retiring prope
21 Aug 02 AUSTRALIA'S Year of the Outback website www.outback2002.com is now open for young people to log on and have their say about the future of Australia's outback. A ballot paper under the youth muster section of the site allows visitors to rate issues
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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.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
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GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
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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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