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Badgingarra suits pastoralists
19 Nov 03 DROUGHTS, limited marketing opportunities and the uncertainty of land tenure convinced Pilbara pastoralists Ann and Lang Coppin to diversify their operation. The Coppin family are fifth generation pastoralists from Yarrie station, a 404,858ha
Boer cross demand
19 Nov 03 p Boer cross females The demand for Boer cross breeding does from within the state has been steady, with a few new people who have other livestock enterprises entering the Industry. The main reasons for the entry has been the many farmers
Cost of brownouts
19 Nov 03 EVERY day Bruce Trevaskis, like hundreds of farmers in the Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe and Bremer Bay regions, checks his appliances to see if they are working. At least once a week Bruce loses power. So far this year he has notched up more than 100
Digging up tillage savings
19 Nov 03 Deep tillage has always been seen as the best answer to eliminating yield-limiting soil hardpans. But while hundreds of WA farmers have tried it, hundreds will also tell you it's a costly exercise. It's one of the main reasons why Merredin
Government used grower funds to buy Cormo sheep: MLA
19 Nov 03 GROWER levy funds were used as a down-payment to help finance the Cormo Express solution, it was revealed this week. Cattle Council of Australia delegates, meeting in Perth as part of the Meat and Livestock (MLA) annual general conference, he
19 Nov 03 ABOUT 500 hectares of crop on a Quairading property were destroyed after a lightning strike ignited a fire on one of the hottest November days on record last week. A total of 65 volunteers scrambled to the property belonging to Richard and Bil
Minister backflips over licence upgrades
19 Nov 03 TRANSPORT Minister Alannah MacTiernan has abandoned the WAFarmers proposed licence upgrade process after negotiations with the Transport Workers Union and other significant industry participants. "Once again our expectations of the Minister's auth
South Coast demands $95m package
19 Nov 03 FURIOUS rural residents, fed up with power shortages, have demanded the State Government come up with a $95 million funding package to ensure supplies are at least of a minimum standard throughout the agricultural region. About 120 people atte
$100 levy for
12 Nov 03 By TIM SLATER WAFARMERS has introduced a $100 levy on its members to help the organisation keep pace with an increasing number of agri-political issues and raise an extra $250,000 annually. The decision was made at a special confere
Aromatic oil has long tradition
12 Nov 03 THE lure of sandalwood has a history dating back more than 2000 years and the oil extracted from the plant's heartwood is known as among the oldest perfumery materials. During that time it has been used for embalming and medicinal uses. More r
Cooperation can boost farm profits
12 Nov 03 CAN farmers work together to become more profitable? Buntine farmer and Nuffield Scholar Brian McAlpine thinks so and is keen to promote the concept of farmer discussion groups. Speaking at last week¹s annual meeting of the Australian Nuffi
Crop technology the focus
12 Nov 03 PRECISION technology is the next wave for farmers to ride, in an effort to lower production costs. That¹s what Mt Beaumont, Esperance, farmer Phil Longmire hopes to conclude when he embarks on a Nuffield scholarship study tour next year. Sp
Dog titles for WA
12 Nov 03 NORTHAM has successfully won the bid to host the Purina Australian supreme working sheep dog championships next year. Mayor Ray Head the event would probably be held in September. ³It will bring teams from around Australia and New Zealand and g
Fire and rescue efforts in spotlight
12 Nov 03 NOVEMBER is emergency services month and a range of activities will highlight the contribution made by professionals and volunteers throughout WA to their communities. Emergency Services Minister Michelle Roberts encouraged people to show their su
Flugge flocks to wool's aid
12 Nov 03 YOU won¹t be able to pull the wool over the eyes of former Australian Wheat Board chairman Trevor Flugge in his new role as chairman of Australian Wool Services, the holding company of The Woolmark Company. He may be involved in another co
Funding cuts make Ag
12 Nov 03 THE financial gutting of the Agriculture Department by Minister Kim Chance and the internal upheavals under previous Ministers has depleted the department's ability to effectively aid agriculture. It now runs the risk of becoming completel
12 Nov 03 By PETER HENDERSON FOUR years after introducing their modified Unimog tagasaste cutter to the midwest, husband and wife team Stefan and Michelle Hildebrand have gone one step further with a prototype tagasaste mulcher, the first of its kind i
Query on aquifer sustainability
12 Nov 03 IT would be wrong to include the South West Yarragadee aquifer as a sustainable water resource, according to a retired civil engineer whose career has included involvement in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric scheme. Emeritus Professor Lance
Sandalwood could bring in millions
12 Nov 03 THE world's biggest Indian sandalwood plantation is being developed at Kununurra with a potential worth running into billions of dollars. Owned by Perth company Tropical Forestry Services (TFS), the plantation of more than 450ha of irriga
Stud founder dedicated to community
12 Nov 03 ALTHOUGH 89-year-old Ken O'Dea has retired, he still loves the feel of greasy wool on his finger tips. Three generations of the O'Dea family (Ken and his sons Malcolm and Aaron) recently accompanied Elders Narrogin district wool manager Wendel
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Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
24 Sep 18
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
16 Sep 18
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
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GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
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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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