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Bibby Downs grazing triumph
07 May 03 BIBBY Downs farm manager Jim Thom had a tough objective to fulfil last summer. He had to finish 436 steers to 450kg in what were unusually dry and unseasonal conditions. And he probably would not have met that objective had he gone down th
Come fly with me
07 May 03 FARMERS seem to take naturally to handling an aircraft in flight. Well, that's the experience of Jenny Schmidt, chief flying instructor at Great Southern Aviation, which operates out of Albany Airport. "Farmers are practical people used to
Dollar causes commodity falls
07 May 03 AN appreciating Australian dollar has added to falls in wheat, cotton, canola and wool prices and offset continued increases in beef prices, with the Westpac-NFF rural commodity index falling 3.7pc during April. The Australian dollar rose 3.3pc ag
New Animal Welfare bill:
07 May 03 Steel traps now outlawed By PETER HENDERSON THE use of steel-jaw animal traps were highly restricted under new animal welfare legislation which came into force earlier last month. Department of Local Government and Regional Developme
Pastoralists may get EC
07 May 03 FOR the first time pastoralists in the southern rangelands are close to securing WA's first exceptional circumstances claim for the area that is experiencing its third year of drought. Agriculture Minister Kim Chance confirmed at the Pastorali
Pastoralists NLIS fears
07 May 03 PASTORALISTS in the Kimberley and Pilbara region have gained the support of Mt Magnet pastoralists in a no confidence vote in the proposed introduction of the mandatory National Livestock Identification Scheme. The motion was passed despite a blan
PGA acts on code for aerial stock musters
07 May 03 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association has recently released a code of practice that applies to all people involved in aerial stock mustering using aeroplanes. At the 2003 Annual Pastoral Conference held in Mt Magnet last week, the code was mad
Saltbush is back for salinity fight
07 May 03 IN the mid-80's Ian Walsh broke tradition when he became the first farmer growing saltbush in the Cranbrook area. "They said it would be too cold and too wet but it grew and it grew well," Ian said. After 10-15 years of intermittent grazing
Take initiative to forgive
07 May 03 FRIEND, one of the most dreadful incidents to take place during the war in Iraq was one in which two American soldiers were killed and 14 wounded. It didn't happen in a firefight with the enemy, it wasn't an event during a pitched battle, neithe
The best day's work he ever did
07 May 03 BANJO Patterson's bush ballads contain a wonderful description of Australian rural life towards the end of the 19th century, with evocative descriptions of people, places and events. Those who talk about "the vision splendid" may not be aware that
Top Angus for Brunswick
07 May 03 MURRAY River Farms will be offering its first annual draft of 100 Angus heifers in conjunction with the Elders Brunswick store cattle sale on Friday, May 16. Over the last five years the Waroona-based farm has established its foundation Angus bree
Toxic kikuyu and bracken kill cattle
07 May 03 TOXIC kikuyu grass and bracken have killed hundreds of South West cattle worth thousands of dollars in recent weeks. The normally beneficial kikuyu hosts a fungus and its spores which were toxic to cattle and the bracken - well, that's been to
WA wheat breeding probed as part of virus eradication plan
07 May 03 THE Department of Agriculture is participating in a comprehensive surveillance and sampling program of all wheat breeding programs in WA as part of a national emergency management plan to eradicate the wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV). Plant indus
White Lakes tops National
07 May 03 WHITE Lakes Limousin stud were the toast of WA at last week's Limousin National show and sale at Wodonga, Victoria, where they took home six broad ribbons, including the major award for supreme exhibit. The Williams family, who have been regular e
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
Various thin-shelled types are running around like headless chooks over free-range eggs
The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
I'm one of the people who want marijuana to be legalized, some city have been approved it but
Medicinal cannabis could be crop option
#blueysmegacarshowandcruise2019 10 years on Daniels Ute will be apart of another massive cause.
Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
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
Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
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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