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7020 tractor in class of its own
27 Aug 03 THE recent three-model release of the new 7020 series front-wheel-assist tractors will consolidate John Deere¹s position as market leader in the mid-horsepower segment. According to the company¹s Australian marketing manager Jim Bullock, the new s
Autotrac combine heads new Deere product range
27 Aug 03 THE first class-eight combine harvester made by John Deere heads a new recently released eight model range from the company. Designated the STS 9860, it is expected to be commercially available in Australia for the 2005 harvest, complete with Auto
Call for highway improvement
27 Aug 03 MORE than 3000 people have demanded major improvements be made to a vital stretch of Great Northern Highway. Muchea hobby farmer Helen Keillor said that between Middle Swan and Wubin, there was an urgent need for more overtaking lanes and a wi
Circulation boost keeps Farm Weekly at the top
27 Aug 03 FARM Weekly has retained the mantle of WA's biggest selling rural newspaper for the eighth consecutive year. The latest audited circulation figures released for the six-month period January to June 2003 by the independent Audit Bureau of Circulati
Footrot fight needs more money
27 Aug 03 THE Agriculture Department would need to gain more external funding if it wanted to eradicate footrot in WA by 2014. Senior departmental veterinarian Tony Higgs said eradication of virulent footrot was technically feasible and economically jus
Funds for organic industry
27 Aug 03 THE State Government has granted $60, 000 to fund a development project into WA's organic and biodynamic industry, to encourage, promote and support the sustainable development of agriculture in the state's south. The grant comes from the WA Regi
Growers divided on WoolPoll rate
27 Aug 03 KEEPING the WoolPoll rate at 2pc is fine by Royce Taylor, Lake Grace, as long as Australian Wool Innovation can show where and how growers' money is being invested. Royce said AWI should continue to focus on R&D and promotion with regular reports
High stakes for MLA voters
27 Aug 03 SHEEPMEAT producers were urged to make their votes count at the Meat and Livestock Australia annual general meeting in Perth on November 19. All MLA members were allocated a single vote but producers who paid more transaction levies in the 200
Hyfield Jaloran rams in demand
27 Aug 03 LAST week's WA Merino Week held a number of highlights for a number of studs, and one stud that was very happy with the week was Hyfield Jaloran. They had an excellent on-property field day last Tuesday selling four rams privately. One Jaloran
International flavour at WA Merino Week
27 Aug 03 THERE was an international flavour at WA Merino Week last week with exchangees from Argentina and South Africa traveling around and by the end of the week were full of praise for the WA sheep. Julian Gonzalo, Patagonia, Argentina, and Louis Ekstee
Legume row spacings trialled at Meckering
27 Aug 03 LEGUME row spacings are under scrutiny at WANTFA's Meckering trial site this season. Lupins, field peas, chickpeas and faba beans have been sown at a range of spacings from 25cm, 50cm, 75cm and 1m. Geoff Fosbery, of Farm Focus Consultants, said
Livestock theft toll mounts
27 Aug 03 POLICE and farmers have met at Meckering to discuss livestock theft that has cost local farmers between $40,000-$60,000 in the past two years. A meeting was held at the Meckering sports club on August 13, after two farmers who reported livesto
Merino cross-flock gains
27 Aug 03 WA breeders in the Merino Validation Project (MVP) must increase cross-flock selection to match eastern states genetic gains, according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) project officer Richard Apps. The MVP aims to improve the processing
Producers to have say in new disease controls
27 Aug 03 LEGISLATION to provide for sheep, cattle and goat producers to have direct input into disease control and compensation strategies, including the collection of funds, could be introduced early next year. Agriculture Department animal health manager
Saleyards process goes on
27 Aug 03 THERE was potential for private sector involvement in relocated Midland saleyards at Muchea but it could be a drawn-out process, according to Agriculture Minister Kim Chance. Responding to questions in State Parliament last week Mr Chance said he
Veteran makes sale debut
27 Aug 03 AT 83 years of age, well-known Narrogin identity Bill Wade, Greenville Merino stud, made his debut at the Rabobank Katanning Ram Sale selling his first ram since the establishment of the stud in 1956. For a debut performance it was an outstanding
Vigilance needed to boost motorbike safety
27 Aug 03 FARMSAFE has called on parents to be vigilant about their children's safety when using All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's) and motorbikes. Recent hospital emergency data has found that agricultural motorbikes had been responsible for between 8-11pc of on
Yarragadee has spiritual value
27 Aug 03 THE State Government should investigate native title rights in water before issuing further water licences in the South West, according to a recent survey. The Aboriginal cultural study was the second report to be released by the Water and Riv
Huge Deere launch
20 Aug 03 JOHN DEERE last week delivered on a promise it made to farmers three years ago to make bigger and higher speed machinery. At a world product release in Columbus, Ohio, the company unveiled some of the biggest machinery it has ever made. Include
PTOs can kill, warns Worksafe
20 Aug 03 FARMERS risk prosecution, serious injury or even death if they continue to operate machinery with unguarded power take-offs (PTOs). WorkSafe Bunbury senior inspector Ron Jenkins said farmers were required to ensure rotating parts of PTOs were
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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.
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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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