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Bait trial encouraging
27 Oct 04 EARLY trials carried out by the Agriculture Department on a new factory-produced bait for wild dogs in the west Pilbara have shown encouraging results. The sausage-type bait has been dubbed Pro Bait Plus because it is similar to Pro Bait that
Campaign to dump board
27 Oct 04 A GROUP of cattle producers want the board of Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) dumped at the annual general meeting next month, because MLA is pushing ahead with the controversial National Livestock Identification System. Australian Beef Ass
Canola powers bio-fuel revolution
27 Oct 04 A PROTOTYPE oilseed processor and bio-diesel unit is expected to be fully operational next month and could pave the way for farmers to develop on-farm fuel as an alternative to skyrocketing diesel prices. Project manager Paul Carmody said small gr
Court case will create ripple effect: TMA
27 Oct 04 THE Tractor and Machinery Association (TMA) executive director Vin Delahunty said his organisation had formed a coalition of parties involving dealers, farmers, contractors and manufacturers and had met with NSW WorkCover to put industry¹s sid
Dilley joins Nationals
27 Oct 04 NUFFIELD scholar Steve Dilley, Donnybrook, has been endorsed as the National Party candidate for the Legislative Council's South West region. The Donnybrook apple and beef producer has been involved in agri-politics over the past 15 years on issue
Doggers ready by Christmas
27 Oct 04 AUSTRALIA'S first nationally accredited doggers will be ready for the work force by late December this year. The dogger training course was developed by the Agriculture Protection Board (APB), the Agriculture Department and Central West Colleg
Farm gas emissions investigated
27 Oct 04 WA graingrowers will be the focus of a three-year research project investigating how much their cropping operations contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. The new project, launched by Greenhouse Task Force chairman Francis Logan at the Agricu
Growing crops on beach sand
27 Oct 04 WA¹S latest Nuffield Scholar, Esperance farmer David Cox, is planning a six-week study tour next year to evaluate nitrogen, disease and stubble management in high-yielding crops. David, who has been farming for 12 years, helps in the management of
More GCA staff to handle reform
27 Oct 04 THE Wheat Marketing review has begun to create more bureaucracy in the grains industry with Grains Council of Australia (GCA) announcing it would increase staff in response to the report. Released on October 15, the public report looked at AWB
New contracts insure against frost
27 Oct 04 A SMALL WA firm has developed a form of multi-peril crop insurance which could help farmers manage risk for uninsurable climatic events such as frost, which had decimated some WA crops this year. The Agriculture Department has estimated the fr
Oil crunch looming: expert
27 Oct 04 SKYROCKETING oil prices have prompted a warning for better fuel conservation measures instead of trying to develop alternative energies. The warning came from Bruce Robinson, a physical chemist representing the Sustainable Transport Coalition, a P
SA drip irrigation project
27 Oct 04 SOUTH Australian farmer and Nuffield Scholars of Australia immediate past president Brendan Smart is involved in a sub-surface drip irrigation trial project for growing lucerne which could have huge ramifications for growing irrigated crops in lo
Working smarter key to profitability
27 Oct 04 MT BEAUMONT farmer Phil Longmire has returned from a six-week world study tour related to precision farming with a familiar message for WA farmers. WA is one of the fastest growing areas in the world in adopting precision farming for broadacre cro
Alternative isn't pretty
20 Oct 04 Terry Blake, Katanning, said: "What are our alternatives? Australian Wool Innovation is spending x number of dollars on a chemical protein for mulesing but perhaps they should spend some on education programs to make the noisy minority understand why
Angel pilots help make life easier
20 Oct 04 CENTRAL Wheatbelt farmer and pilot Greg Rutherford is part of a non-profit group called Angel Flight providing vital services to critically ill country people. Earlier this month Greg, who has been flying for 31 years, completed his first Angel Fl
Around the world with Brown Swiss
20 Oct 04 JUDGING dairy cattle and bungee jumping are all in a day's work for Jay Fledderjohann. He was a long way from home when he attended this year's Perth Royal Show to judge the dairy cattle competition and although there was nothing eventful like
Mix it with leaders at summit
20 Oct 04 DAIRY foods' major players will be at the International Dairy Federation world dairy summit, which will be held in Melbourne for the first time this year. The international forum is an opportunity to meet and share ideas with the world's dairy foo
OJD concerns SA
20 Oct 04 "During 2003-04 producer stakeholders from all States agreed that the new way forward for OJD control would be to allocate OJD Assurance Based Credits (ABC) or scores to all sheep flocks. The score would allow prospective buyers of sheep to asse
Ram heads west
20 Oct 04 EASTERN states Merino genetics are again heading to WA after the 21st annual Egelabra Merino ram sale held at, Warren, NSW. There was a total clearance of the 124 Egelabra rams for auctioneers Mark Barton, Landmark, and Paul Dooley, Elders, at an
Wool threat attacked
20 Oct 04 AGRICULTURAL lobby groups, WAFarmers and the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) have joined forces to condemn the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) scare campaign against Australian wool. The move was prompted following t
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The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
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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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