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"Wool war' hots up
21 Aug 02 Big names join AWI board bid By JAMES NASON THE battle for control of wool's $80 million a year research company Australian Wool Innovation intensified this week, as both sides unveiled new combatants to contest the company's board elec
ABA savages NLIS
21 Aug 02 THE debate over the National Livestock Identification Scheme continues to rage, with the latest attacks from the Australian Beef Association against groups backing the scheme. The ABA has condemned the scheme launched by Meat and Livestock Aus
Albany wool buyer changes direction
21 Aug 02 WEST Coast Wools Pty Ltd, after negotiations, is very proud and pleased to announce an alliance with Albany wool buyer Bill Kingston. Bill has become locally renowned for his wool knowledge and his attitude to maximizing returns for the grower. Bi
AWI election hurdle still high
21 Aug 02 IF Australian wool producers think the constitutional hurdles facing Australian Wool Innovation board nominees are too high, then it is up to them as AWI shareholders to change it. That is the message from AWI managing director Col Dorber, who
AWI newspaper plan
21 Aug 02 YOU'VE heard of Col Dorber, Australian Wool Innovation managing director, and even Col Dorber, chairman of Shear Express Pty Ltd. Now prepare for another title: Col Dorber, newspaper editor. After controversially pulling the funding plug on Th
Breeders go on tour
21 Aug 02 M0RE beef producers are returning to the Poll Hereford bred in WA, according to Sandy Woods, Terraneil Poll Hereford Stud, Beverley. Mrs Woods, a federal councilor of the Poll Hereford Society of Australia, was a member of a group of stud and
Charinga blood works well at Merna
21 Aug 02 CHARINGA bloodlines are continuing to perform at the Merna stud of Quairding. Merna has been using Charinga sires for the last eight years and are very pleased with the results being produced within the stud. Stud principals Brian, Rohan and Li
Collective win on dairy deal
21 Aug 02 THE deadlock between the Australian Dairy Farmers Federation and National Foods over a collective bargaining authorisation has ended, paving the way for farmers to begin negotiating their milk payments with processors. The Australian Competiti
21 Aug 02 Big crowd at sire evaluation By SALLY HINCKS RESULTS of the Badgingarra Central Test Sire Evaluation trial were announced at the research station last week. A good crowd of 60 sheep producers attended the day, including those breeder
Net Blotch watch on barley crops
21 Aug 02 THE Department of Agriculture is encouraging barley growers to inspect their crops for net blotch after the widespread discovery of the disease across the Northern Agricultural Region. Department of Agriculture research officer Ciara Stockdale sa
New antenna from Farmscan
21 Aug 02 WA ELECTRONICS manufacturer Farmscan has developed a free-to-air GPS antenna for grain yield monitors on Case-IH, John Deere and New Holland combine harvesters. Called the Smart Antenna, it costs $895 plus GST with no subscription fees and provide
Pork aims high
21 Aug 02 THE Australian pork industry has set ambitious marketing targets in its bid for continued sustainable growth, under Australian Pork Limited's (APL's) newly released strategic plan. Over the next three years, APL is targeting increases in the key e
Queenslanders snap up WA pigs
21 Aug 02 BRUCE and Lesley Trout, Caminda Stud, believed it was worth the trip from Queensland to buy three quality boars at the recent Dandanning pig sale held at Mukinbudin. Mrs Trout said it was becoming more difficult to find good and unrelated bloo
Second look at clover hard seed
21 Aug 02 LONG-standing question marks over the persistence of balansa clover has caused researchers to take a second look at the amount of hard seed it produces. Agriculture WA researcher Brad Nutt said there was much less hard seed than initially promoted
Stock foodstuffs the next target
21 Aug 02 FOOD stuffs for livestock are likely to be the next target for improved quality assurance standards, according to WAFarmers Federation meat section president Mike Norton. Discussed as a key issue at the latest Cattle Council of Australia meeti
Taking evaulation to the next level
21 Aug 02 TAKING sire evaluation even further than existing projects is the aim of the Advanced Sire Evaluation Scheme. And its director Dr Euan Roberts elaborated on this theme at last week's Badgingarra field day, touching on three areas of sheep breeding
Valtra's WA launch at Dowerin field day
21 Aug 02 A NEW tractor range from Finland will be launched in WA this month at the Dowerin field days. Called the Valtra, it made by Valtra Tractors, which is the world's fifth largest tractor manufacturer and market leader in Europe. New WA company
WA gets board candidate
21 Aug 02 WA sheep farm consultant Kevin Bell believes producers need to have more control of the operations of Australian Wool Innovation. That is why he agreed to stand for election to the AWI board - on the WoolProducers ticket with Ian McLachlan - a
WA looks to clinch second award
21 Aug 02 WA Merino breeders will be eager to retain the Wesfarmers Landmark/PIBA National Supreme Ram title, to be judged and sashed at the National Sheep Show and Sale at Dubbo on Wednesda, August 28. Dick Garnett's Willemenup Merino Stud from Gnowangerup
White River $10,000 ram
21 Aug 02 RECORDS tumbled at the annual on-property sale of White River Merino stud at Port Lincoln on Thursday when to price record was smashed twice. When the first ram offered, a July-August 2001 drop, was knocked down at $9400 to John and David Lindner,
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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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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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