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$15,000 for Poll Merino ram at Lewisdale sale
08 Oct 03 COMPLETE wool and meat packages were there in abundance at the excellent Lewisdale sale last week. The occasion was Lewisdale's 41st annual ram sale held at Stud Park, Wickepin, and where a magnificent Poll Merino ram topped the sale at $15,00
Docile equals quality
08 Oct 03 THERE is a good correlation between meat tenderness and eating quality and the level of docility of the beast the meat came from. That was the point given most emphasis this week by Alex McDonald, general manager of the Australian Limousin Breeder
08 Oct 03 PRODUCER organisations, stock agents and the Agriculture Department are urging sheep producers to use the revised voluntary Footrot Vendor Declaration (FVD) forms. The simplified form has been a response to recent incidents involving the spread of
08 Oct 03 FIFTY years after the nine-year-old Ray Lewis entered his Plymouth Rock pullet in the Wickepin Show (and won!), he accepted the 2003 Governor¹s Cup from the state governor, Lt-General Sir John Sanderson, on behalf of the family¹s Lewisdale stud from
New book on salinity management
08 Oct 03 THE second edition of one of Australia¹s most successful salinity management texts, Saltland Pastures in Australia A Practical Guide has been released. Written by Australia¹s foremost authority on saltland pastures Ed Barrett-Lennard the book ai
New WALEA boss
08 Oct 03 THERE has been a changing of the guard at the WA Livestock Exporters Association (WALEA) with chairman Alastair Moore handing over the reins to Al Mukairish WA regional manager John Edwards. Mr Edwards has worked for Al Mukairish for seven years a
$4000 Lewisdale-Corrigin ram
01 Oct 03 BIG Lewisdale-Corrigin Poll Merino rams with bright, free-growing wools were keenly sought at Corrigin last week. Their popularity with a big crowd of return buyers brought about a jump in the average of $282 to $1132 and an increase of $1700
95 Dohne rams sell for $300,200 at Katanning
01 Oct 03 THE Great Southern Dohne became one of the top grossing ram sales of the year when 95 rams were sold for $300,200 at Katanning on Monday. The sale also set a $10,200 WA record auction price for the breed and established a precedent for a week
Brahmans best for Kimberley
01 Oct 03 MORE than 38 years ago, retired cattleman Frank Hamlett introduced the first Brahmans into the west Kimberley in the pursuit of breeding cattle better suited to the sub-tropical environment in the area. The Roebuck Plains Brahman stud was establis
Genetic boost for woolgrowers
01 Oct 03 THE Australian wool industry is primed for a genetic revolution according to Australian Wool Innovation director Kevin Bell. At the annual Yardstick Sire Evaluation day, Mr Bell said politics had hindered improvement of sheep wool traits for t
Liquid N gets thumbs up at Trayning farm
01 Oct 03 THERE is plenty of time to think about time efficiency when you are cropping more than 5000ha. As Trayning farmer Trevor Fowler drives up and back, rather than round and round his paddocks, he does just that. The switch from working round and r
Milking lupins for profits
01 Oct 03 NEW lupin species have the potential to regenerate the lupin industry with a number of alternative varieties being researched by the Agriculture Department. For example, the protein from the pearl lupin is being processed as a soybean equivalent,
Olives a break from traditional farming
01 Oct 03 THE Green family have put a lot of effort into their Dorper flock. But they have also been causing a ripple of interest through the innovative Hyden community with their olive plantation. In a complete diversification from wheat and sheep the G
Pastoralists explore alternatives
01 Oct 03 A GROWING number of pastoralists in the rangelands of WA are exploring alternative management practices to help secure the future sustainability of their businesses, lifestyles and landscapes. Three years ago the Ecosystem Management Understan
POLITICS OR SCIENCE IN SAUDI ARABIA?
01 Oct 03 THE first phase in problem-solving involves making a detailed study of current circumstances and then, having set a new goal, it is just a matter of devising a strategy to get to the desired point. Standard practice but not rocket science, a simpl
Reading to head GRDC
01 Oct 03 GRAIN Pool managing director Peter Reading has been appointed managing director of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), commencing February 1 next year. Announcing the appointment, GRDC Board Chairman Terry Enright said an inter
WA pays $10,000 for Senepol bull
01 Oct 03 SENEPOLS hit the Australian seedstock industry last week with a bang at their auction debut sale in Rockhampton, with buyers from the NT, WA and New South Wales taking on Queensland buyers in a classic tussle for the breed's oldest genetics. The b
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PGA launches live ex campaign
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.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
Bayer’s $88b Monsanto merger bites Aussie cotton R&D
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
China’s ag investment rush leaves us for Brazil
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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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