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$3.3b wool sales, but
26 Nov 03 By TIM SLATER AUSTRALIAN woolgrowers exported $3.3 billion of wool in 2002/03 with the lion's share ending up in China, but trade barriers continue to affect wool prices. Australian Wool Innovation trade development manager Bob Quirk sa
Cattlemen tailor operation to suit premium Japanese market
26 Nov 03 CATTLE producers Leigh and Geoff McLarty implemented backgrounding systems and tailored the management practices of their operation when they started supplying the Nebru Plains feedlot ten years ago. The McLarty family have been involved in be
Competitors adjust to new format
26 Nov 03 THE roots of the WAMMCO International prime lamb competition trace well beyond the two years the competition has been held in its current format. In its previous form, it was run for nearly a decade as a hoof and hook competition for a pair of
Feed on fish and keep fit
26 Nov 03 A VARIETY of health gains have been correlated to a high consumption of fish. All evidence collected shows the effects of fish intake on health to be extremely positive. Not one finding has shown negative effects, except for a very small
Feral goats must be tagged: report
26 Nov 03 A TAGGING system for rangelands goats will become a reality for pastoralists as the national push for identification and traceability of livestock gains momentum. At a meeting in Mount Magnet in September pastoralists, abattoir and export repr
Funds to fight bio-terrorism
26 Nov 03 By PETER HENDERSON MOVES were under way to activate the Australian Farmers' Fighting Fund to support an industry class action against animal liberationists who supposedly introduced shredded ham into Portland export feedlots last week.
Genetics key to wool
26 Nov 03 By TIM SLATER THERE is enormous untapped potential for genetic progress in Merino sheep, and that potential is about to be realised. That's the optimistic assessment of Australian Wool Innovation wool production manager Paul Swan. Dr
Hardie boys go on spree
26 Nov 03 CHRISTMAS came early this year for the Hardie family at Narrogin. Their boys could be forgiven for thinking all their Christmases had come at once when their parents Barry and Dorothy gave the nod for new equipment purchases. On the list we
Kulin races in the running for award
26 Nov 03 THE Kulin Bush Races has been short-listed for the National Volunteer Awards. The National Volunteer Awards are an initiative of the National Australia Bank and comprise nine categories ‹ art and culture; children and families; community service a
McLaclan wants hands-off policy
26 Nov 03 THE Federal Government should resist any recommendations from the Senate probe into Australian Wool Innovation to place more controls on the corporation, according to chairman Ian McLachlan. Mr McLachlan told last week's AWI annual general mee
MWDC wants slice of lupin pie
26 Nov 03 MID West Development Commission (MWDC) export adviser Mike Kendall fears a Perth lupin processing plant will exclude the Mid West from an industry it has the potential to dominate. The region is the world's largest lupin exporter and MWDC is i
Personal battle just a step to winning war
26 Nov 03 PINDAR farmer Lindsay Olman is fighting cancer, but to him it¹s a secondary battle compared with the campaign to keep the bush alive. It is a typical response from Lindsay who always looks to draw inspiration from adversity. Since a major o
Sheep make comeback
26 Nov 03 WHAT a year it has been for sheep. Following a record ram selling season, where more than $19m was spent on new breeding sires, the majority of store sheep and circuit sales have now been completed and prices have remained at levels unseen for
Teenager gets national award
26 Nov 03 JUST two years after leaving school to concentrate on horticulture, 18-year-old Ryan Phillips of Manjimup has received a Horticulture Australia Young Leader Award. Accepting the honour in Sydney, he told a group of 70 industry leaders that lea
Traceback system provides safety net
26 Nov 03 THE Canadian BSE experience outlined by a guest speaker at a Meat and Livestock Australia producer forum last week dispelled any doubts Australia needed an efficient trace back system for cattle. Canadian Cattlemen's Association (CCA) vice-pr
WAFarmers attacks CALM over charge
26 Nov 03 THE WA Farmers Federation has attacked the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) for charging a farmer with causing environmental damage onm the eve of review into its prosecution policy guidelines. Laurie Carmody has been summonse
Wheat growers concern simmer
26 Nov 03 A MOVE to force a shareholder vote to provide greater transparency between AWB Ltd and AWB International will depend on the outcomes of a meeting between the Wheatgrowers Association and AWB Ltd on Friday. Association chairman Bob Iffla said the g
Young pastoralist prepares for Canberra
26 Nov 03 PRODUCING better beef and ensuring a sustainable future for the cattle industry are driving motivations for young pastoralist Annabelle Coppin. At eighteen years of age Annabelle is determined to continue breeding cattle, an industry her famil
Hale hopes to reap harvest
19 Nov 03 PERTH boarding schools have had a long and rewarding relationship with rural communities, and this harvest one of them, Hale School, is looking to further the spirit of co-operation. It is seeking contributions from its rural supporters to h
19 Nov 03 By PAUL HOOPER RYEGRASS toxicity has dampened celebrations for WA hay producers, who are looking forward to record yields. There are already more than 40,000 tonnes of export hay in storage and producers estimate a 25pc increase in yiel
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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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