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Basic recipe for prime lamb success
15 Oct 03 THREE basic principals of good ewes, good rams and good feed won David and Charmaine Meyer the inaugural WAMMCO prime lamb competition in 2002. The Broomehill farmers have applied more of the same to this year's drop and with a top season he s
Growers urged to have WoolPoll say
15 Oct 03 WA woolgrowers have been urged take part in WoolPoll 2003 to ensure a decisive vote. The ballot will set the level of wool research, development and innovation (RDI) funding provided to Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) by woolgrowers from Ju
Rejection still a mystery
15 Oct 03 MYSTERY continues to surround the real reasons why 50,000 Australian sheep onboard the Cormo Express have been rejected by about 20 countries, but health issues is not one of them, according to Deputy Minister John Anderson. Speaking at the Pe
Smiths win grower of the year award
15 Oct 03 AF Smith & Co of Geraldton has won the 2003 Watsonia Contract Grower of the Year Award in the category of more than 4000 pigs supplied per annum to Watsons Foods (WA) at a gala dinner at Burswood Resort attended by about 90 producers and Watsons mana
States ratify date for NLIS
15 Oct 03 WA Agriculture Minister Kim Chance has welcomed a national decision to reaffirm agreement on the implementation of a National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) in all Australian states by July 1, 2005. All states and the Commonwealth were rep
WAMMCO weighs up Viascan
15 Oct 03 PLANS are afoot to introduce the Viascan meat yield grading system into WA. WAMMCO chairman Dawson Bradford and chief executive officer Des Griffiths are due to leave for New Zealand next month on a Viascan fact-finding mission. They will v
2.5m mallee eucalypt project
08 Oct 03 A 2.5 MILLION mallee eucalypt planting program has been launched in WA. The 1000ha pilot planting program is being carried out for Kansai Electric Corporation, Japan¹s second largest power company, by the Oil Mallee Company in the Kalannie-Wongan
Black point wheat alert
08 Oct 03 SOME wheat varieties grown across the state may be at risk of black point due to rain during grain filling this year. Research by the Department of Agriculture, with support from the Grains Research and Development Corporation, has shown the env
Bumper season for silage
08 Oct 03 THIS year was expected to yield some of the best silage produced in WA, due to the good season and improved management techniques. Agriculture Department research at the Vasse Milk Farmlets has shown there were significant gains to be made by payi
Computers drive new tractor range
08 Oct 03 ROBOTIC tractors aren¹t here yet but advancing technology says it¹s only a matter of time. Perhaps prophetically, Case-IH last week launched its new CVX range of tractors with the tag ³EvolutionX². At the heart of the tractor¹s five model s
Dryandra bush a haven for fauna
08 Oct 03 TO most people, the Dryandra Woodland is a patch of forest in the great southern. But to zoologist Kate Macgregor, Dryandra is a secret gem harbouring 853 different plant species and home to the region's newest major tourist attraction, Barna
Farm crime hits $63m
08 Oct 03 MORE than a quarter of farms participating in a survey were victims of property crime costing an estimated $63 million in one year, a recent study published by the Australian Institute of Criminology has found. Livestock theft worth $49 million in
FJ Holden hits big five-oh
08 Oct 03 The famous FH Holden - born 1953 and long ago elevated to cult status - celebrates it golden anniversary this month. Enthusiast owners across Australia will be driving out in force to mark the FJ's 50th birthday and pay homage to most fondly regar
Funding structure unveiled
08 Oct 03 ENVIRONMENT Minister Judy Edwards announced a salinity investment framework, which she said would save WA¹s most important natural assets. She unveiled the program at the State Landcare Conference in Katanning this week, saying it would provide so
Hands-on focus for CNH chief
08 Oct 03 CNH Australia¹s new managing director Frank Anglin has a background that might suggest he is financially orientated. After all, his CV outlines his last position as CEO of CNH Capital in North America, a company responsible for Case Credit and New
If they taught stupidity at Uni ..
08 Oct 03 POLITICS and politicians receive a lot of criticism over their actions and comments, but they are also responsible for some marvellous one-liners and exchanges, especially from masters like Churchill and Menzies. ³If you were my husband, I would p
Mt Ronan rams soar to $5800
08 Oct 03 THEY were checking the record books at York last week as Mount Ronan recorded an outstanding average of $1216 and a top price of $5800 at its annual Suffolk and White Suffolk ram sale. A total clearance of 139 rams were sold for a gross of $16
New faces EG Greens board
08 Oct 03 Leading WA meat processor EG Green and Sons has announced a number of high profile appointments, marking the final stage of the company's modernisation and management restructure. The three families that are direct descendants of the founder
Speed Drill lives up to claims
08 Oct 03 MERREDIN machinery dealer Peter Hutton is breathing a little easier as he visits crops established by the new Wyalong Speed Drill. Despite initial scepticism from farmers, Peter engaged in a comprehensive trial program this year to establish t
STX Steiger bigger and better
08 Oct 03 IN the broadacre tractor market, big is good but bigger is better. And that¹s what's in store for many farmers throughout Australia, with the release of the first 373kW (500hp) four-wheel drive articulated tractor on the market by Case-IH. The
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PGA launches live ex campaign
Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
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
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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
NZ crop tech firm eyes ASX listing
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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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