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Abolish WEA levy: Labor
25 Jun 03 PLANS to hit wheatgrowers with a levy to fund the WEA should be trashed and all wheat export regulation carried out by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries until an independent review of wheat single desk marketing has been carried
Buyers launch $3.5m spree
25 Jun 03 BUYERS spent more than $3.5 million at sheep and cattle sales in WA last week. The joint Elders-Wesfarmers Landmark June special sheep sale at Katanning was outstanding, with a gross of $2.2m and a record top of $113 for 1yo ewes. The two-d
Good plan takes panic out of pig production
25 Jun 03 PIG farmers Graeme and Belinda Dent refuse to give negativity a foothold on their farm. Despite low market prices, high feed prices and a crippling Australian dollar, they said there was a real future in pigs and continued to plan for the long
Growers to pay for beefed-up WEA probe
25 Jun 03 WHEATGROWERS will be paying a levy to a beefed-up Wheat Export Authority from October 1 for a 12-month period so it can effectively review the single desk marketing operations by AWBI, if the recommendations of a Senate committee probe into its a
New Gason system impresses
25 Jun 03 FARMERS have been impressed with the new parallelogram seeding system that will be officially released by Victorian based machinery manufacturer Gason later this year. Gason national sales manager Kevin Hull and project engineer Paul Anderson
Rust never sleeps, growers warned
25 Jun 03 OUTBREAKS of rust in volunteer cereal crops have occurred throughout southern areas from the Stirling Ranges to Esperance and inland around Kulin and Hyden. The Department of Agriculture warned farmers to be on the lookout for cereal rust symptoms
Spotlight on welfare
25 Jun 03 KEY stakeholders in the live export trade are bracing themselves for a wave of publicity on animal welfare issues following the publication of a letter in Australian Veterinary Association journal. The letter, written by British vet Petra Sidhom,
25 Jun 03 THE article on the Simplified Tax System (STS) in this column two weeks ago sparked a lot of interest among farmers Ÿ and some accountants. While the general tenet of the story was correct, in that the STS can save you money, there has been some c
Tension builds over NLIS
25 Jun 03 IT seems cracks are beginning to appear in the National Livestock Identification Scheme for cattle - due for compulsory implementation in WA next year. Stock agents in New South Wales and Victoria have threatened to withdraw support for NLIS a
Wild goats offer market opportunity
25 Jun 03 LIVESTOCK exporter Kerry Haddleton is optimistic about the marketing opportunities for goats and the long-term future for the industry. Six years ago Mr Haddleton purchased Melangata station in the lower Murchison as a depot for his livestock
Australia on display
11 Jun 03 South Africans snap up Aussie products By TRAVIS KING ONE of the busiest displays at South Africa's NAMPO field days was a stand dedicated exclusively to Australian products. The Australian pavilion has been operating at South Africa
Brazil threat for Aussie beef
11 Jun 03 THE Australian beef industry, facing pressure from a rising dollar, could come under more pressure once Brazilian beef began entering the US, according to a WA meat exporter. A US Department of Agriculture veterinary mission was preparing to v
Canola growers should check for moth grubs
11 Jun 03 ENTOMOLOGISTS have warned farmers to look out for Diamond Back Moth this season following reports of the caterpillar on wild radish. Agriculture Department entomologist Francois Berlandier said early sightings of the DBM caterpillar suggested
Cattle, sheep specials will hold centre stage
11 Jun 03 THINGS might be a bit quiet on farms in the South West and Great Southern next Thursday and Friday when farmers in the area will be treated to an absolute smorgasbord of cattle and sheep at two huge sales. Elders have got so many cattle lined up f
Elders happy with numbers for big June Katanning sale
11 Jun 03 VENDORS and agents are optimistic that this year's June special sheep sale at Katanning will reflect a positive outlook for Merino sheep. Elders expects to yard around 14,000 head for the sale next Friday and with a good start to the season, a
Farming is the future
11 Jun 03 THE future of Great Southern areas under plantation timber is rosy ‹ and much of it will return to pasture. This is the belief of one of WA's leading rural real estate salesmen in Harry Griffiths, Roy Western Great Southern. Harry lives at Mt B
JOHNES DISEASE INFORMATION SEMINAR
11 Jun 03 MOHAIR Australia (WA division), in conjunction with the Agriculture Department, invites goat breeders and others interested in finding out more on Johne's Disease (JD) to an information session at the Gidgegannup Agricultural Hall on Saturday, June 2
Live trade on a roll
11 Jun 03 LIVE cattle exports surged in April due to a big demand from Indonesia, with Saudi Arabia and China also receiving substantial volumes. The increased numbers, according to Meat and Livestock Australia, appeared to defy an appreciating Australi
SAMM triumph at Dubbo
11 Jun 03 IN just their second year of competition in the meat sheep interbreed at Dubbo Show, SAMMs (South African Meat Merino) took out the coveted National Australia Bank trophy for supreme champion interbreed group. The winning group of three /d a m
Wool funds scandal
11 Jun 03 Former AWI board under pressure By JAMES NASON FURTHER claims of poor financial management were levelled at Australian Wool Innovation's former board last week. Claims a consultant was paid $55,000 but never produced a report on his
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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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