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A million tonnes into CBH storages
12 Nov 03 CBH received its millionth tonne of grain this week, which is the earliest the million tonne mark has been reached by the company in its 70-year history. Daily receival records have been established in the Geraldton and Kwinana zones, and further rec
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
$460 top for 1.5yo stud ewes
06 Nov 03 ELDERS conducted the genuine dispersal sale of Les, Sue and John Anderson's Anderusking Poll Dorset stud at Quairading last week where prices for 1.5yo stud ewes peaked to $460. A solid gross of $78,565 was achieved across the board for 356 st
AG says WRC lost the plot
06 Nov 03 THE Water and Rivers Commission did not have the information needed to accurately determine the sustainable level of groundwater and surface water in many areas of WA. This was one of several findings in the Auditor General's report which also
Bayer confident of Hybrid value
06 Nov 03 ANOTHER genetically modified (GM) canola trial site was opened last week to a small group of farmers, agronomists, researchers and consultants, this time in the Shire of Victoria Plains. Bayer CropScience organised three farm tours and informa
Fight fatigue and stay fit
06 Nov 03 TIME and time again I encounter clients, friends, family, and co-workers, complaining of being tired all the time. In fact, about 10-25pc of doctor visits are due to protests of fatigue. For some it may be a case of a hectic lifestyle and for othe
Have say on health
06 Nov 03 TEN community consultations will be held by the Health Consumers' Council throughout WA during November giving citizens the chance to share some of their stories and have their views about the health system heard. The consultations will focus on s
Hot days speed deliveries into CBH
06 Nov 03 Harvest in the northern grainbelt is beginning to gather momentum after some fine weather during last weekend. CBH General Manager Operations, Colin Tutt said he expected grain deliveries into CBH sites to accelerate in the Geraldton zone over th
Hot days speed deliveries into CBH
06 Nov 03 HARVEST in the northern grainbelt is beginning to gather momentum after some fine weather during last weekend. CBH general manager operations Colin Tutt said he expected grain deliveries into CBH sites to accelerate in the Geraldton zone over the
If you thought it couldn't get worse
06 Nov 03 BURNING fallen twigs and limbs in autumn, allowing family from Perth to help themselves to firewood or making firebreaks that are wider than 5m may all seem like normal practice for private landowners, but that it all about to change with the rec
Injection of lime converts to yield
06 Nov 03 DEEP banding lime to a depth of 18cm at Bodallin has produced some significant responses in a Calingiri wheat crop this season. Sample cuts taken last month produced 66pc more biomass where the ground was ripped to 12cm and again at 18cm, and
Learning from Canadian farmers
06 Nov 03 FOR two countries on opposite sides of the world, in two very different climates, Australia and Canada have remarkably similar agricultural industries. Gavin Crane, 19, Bindi Bindi, took home that message from an Agriventure exchange to the ch
New CEO at COGGO
06 Nov 03 WA graingrower-owned research investment company, the Council of Grain Grower Organisations, has appointed Geoff Smith as Chief Executive Officer as commercialisation continues for new canola and wheat varieties it has invested in. COGGO is a majo
06 Nov 03 A FORUM is being held next month to explore market opportunities for WA niche dairy products. Dairy farmers, manufacturers, investors and representatives from the food industry are being invited to taste a range of boutique cheeses, produced local
Perfect steering with Farmscan
06 Nov 03 PERTH-based electronics manufacturer Farmscan held its second national dealers conference in Perth last week to update dealers on the company¹s latest products. The major focus was on the new Auto Steer and Autoboom units and the new professio
Prime lamb averages up $906 in outstanding year
06 Nov 03 THE 2003 ram selling season has been an outstanding one which has seen the rise and rise of prime lamb sires. In a remarkable year, meat breed rams have at time eclipsed the values of Merino rams at auction, and the new wealth for ram suppli
Time to give gourmet a go
06 Nov 03 SUPPORT for a boutique dairy industry in WA has increased as bulk market earnings continue to languish at unsustainable levels. A conference at the University of WA next week will discuss the possibilities in dairy niche marketing. WA's sec
Victory of hunger over politics
06 Nov 03 IT'S great to see that a nation full of hungry people has been able to take advantage of a situation by saying "yes" to the prospect of a $1 million bribe plus 50,000 roast dinners. It is proof that the saga of the Cormo Express has finally drawn
WA stud shares $40,000 ram
06 Nov 03 A tremendous Collinsville Merino ram was sold privately last Friday for $40,000 to a syndicate of two leading Australian studs. They were the East Mundulla stud run by Philip Gooding & family, Lake Grace, and the White River stud run by John Daniell
WA superfine wools best in the business
06 Nov 03 WA woolgrowers have again confirmed their versatility and professionalism by trumping their eastern states counterparts and topping an Elders Premier Wool specialty sale. The price was paid at sale number three at Newcastle, NSW, with 6000 c/kg fo
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PGA launches live ex campaign
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.
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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