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4t crop potential in very good year
24 Sep 03 WYALKATCHEM, Bonnie Rock, Carnamah and the new Grain Biotech Australia variety, Ruby, will be among the top yielding wheat varieties in this year's Crop Variety Testing (CVT) trials across the state, according to AgriTech managing director, Peter Bur
Business as usual for Proudloves in final year on farm
24 Sep 03 THREE generations of the Proudlove family were in attendance at the Fleming Grove ram sale in Gibson last week to watch father and grandfather Garth Proudlove buy rams for his final year on the family farm. Mr Proudlove said that for the momen
Chance to track ferals
24 Sep 03 THE Department of Agriculture is inviting visitors to this year's Royal Show to track feral pests. The Department had hidden a receiver in the Department of Agriculture Centenary Pavilion and with the help of a radio antenna and set of headphones,
Demo headers for harvest
24 Sep 03 YOU can expect to see new Case-IH, John Deere, Massey Ferguson and Gleaner combine harvesters being trialled this harvest, complete with attractive forward order programs for 2004. Industry gossip at last week's Mingenew Expo focused on the new C
Dingo strike at Wheatbelt heart
24 Sep 03 A DINGO has terrorised farms near Burracoppin for the past six weeks, which has renewed fears the wild dog problem is worsening in the Wheatbelt. Dog attacks on pastoral area livestock have been widespread and led to an Agriculture Protection
Greenoil seedlings help address salt problems
24 Sep 03 SINCE its establishment 15 years ago Greenoil Tree Nursery, Mingenew, has seen demand for its services increase significantly due to increased salinity of farmland. The small family-run company is now growing about 1.5 million tree seedlings each
Mumballup farmers' purple vision
24 Sep 03 MUMBALLUP farmers Bob and Jenny Greig are creating a vast sea of lavender on their hilly salt-affected land. The Greigs cultivate 10,000 plants on 2.4ha and are expanding to a 150ac broadacre lavender farm. The majority of their 60.7ha curr
Project aims to unmask pests
24 Sep 03 THE Department of Agriculture is drawing on the experience of its staff to map some of the State's most troublesome feral pests. Speaking at the Feral Pig Conference in Mt Barker, research officer Andrew Woolnough said understanding the distributi
Truck dealers desperate
24 Sep 03 WA TRUCK dealers are desperately trying to source grain trucks in the eastern states following a stock shortage as farmers gear for this harvest. According to Max Winkless Volvo dealer principal Mike Branson used stocks have been cleaned out and b
WA farmer takes rural ambassador honours
24 Sep 03 FOR the second year, the annual Rural Ambassador Award has been won by a Western Australian. Rikki Foss, 27, who moved with her farmer husband to Corrigin this year from Northam, was last Friday judged the winner from a field of five other state f
WA researchers lauded
24 Sep 03 THREE young WA agricultural researchers have been honoured in this year's Science and Innovation awards. The trio's research focused on soil-borne diseases, forest fire control and the biological control of weeds. There were 18 winners from aro
York project built on UK lamb concepts
24 Sep 03 THE idea behind the Boyle family¹s 10,000-head capacity feedlot shed at York came from UK grocery giant Tesco's in 1999 as part of a deal involving WAMMCO to supply premium quality lamb to Britain. According to feedlot manager Scott Boyle, Tes
Click go the shears at show
17 Sep 03 REGULAR trips to America are the latest reward for Kevin Gellatly's lifetime commitment to shearing. Mr Gellatly, 55, began shearing sheep in Perenjori at 17 and has now diversified into alpacas. He has shorn at the Perth Royal Show for 20
Get involved in DairyCatch
17 Sep 03 AFTER a successful test stage on four farms, all WA dairy farmers can now share the benefits of the DairyCatch project. DairyCatch explores best management practice related to natural resource management on dairy farms and is a joint initiative of
Lucerne put to good use at Meckering property
17 Sep 03 AS a grain, wool and meat producer and levy payer, Robert Beard likes to challenge researchers. He and brothers David and Glenn and their families have a 4000ha mixed farming enterprise north of Meckering and Cunderdin. According to Robert,
Midland review likely
17 Sep 03 A FIRM decision to reduce the number of selling days for sheep at the Midland Saleyards could be made in mid-November, according to WA livestock Salesmen's Association (WALSA) chairman Bruce McCosh. Although there have been reports that the sales
Progeny testing helps AMS breeders meet objectives
17 Sep 03 FOLLOWING the establishment of the Australian Merino Society (AMS) 31 years ago, the Hobbs family restructured their flock and established an AMS ram breeding co-operative on Ingle, their 2080ha property north-west of Brookton. Today fourth-genera
Raising crops with raised beds
17 Sep 03 WHILE most farmers are wishing for rain, Gary Peacock is generally cursing an extra 5mm in his rain gauge. He farms 1730ha at Bibby Springs, west of Badgingarra and 25km from the Cervantes coast. With a shallow water table and annual rainf
Saudi trade out for long haul
17 Sep 03 THE suspension of Australia's live exports to Saudi Arabia would not be lifted quickly, according to WA Livestock Exporters Association chairman Alastair Moore. He said the protocol on which the trade had been restarted two years ago ‹ after b
Top honours for cheese
17 Sep 03 VICTORIA'S Jindi Cheese won the top Perth Royal Show dairy produce award last week, while several WA producers took multiple gold honours. Jindi Blue, a blue mould ripened cheese, received a near-perfect score. "The judges agreed that this che
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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.
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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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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