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Cattle prepared for Japan market
11 Feb 04 A THREE Springs feedlot is turning out long-fed cattle with a liveweight between 800-900kg for the Japanese supermarket trade. The 60ha Nebru Plains Feedlot operation receives cattle at about 18 months of age for about 350 days on a mix of lup
Coexistence with GMs unmanagable: NCF
11 Feb 04 THE Network of Concerned Farmers is concerned that while the grains industry may not be prepared for the introduction of GM crops, the Senate has been told otherwise. NCF representative and Newdegate farmer Julie Newman said the Federal Govern
Drought loan on the agenda
11 Feb 04 THE National Drought Review Panel has finished taking submissions in WA where access to welfare assistance, education and a speedier exceptional circumstances process were identified as major issues. WA panel member Dexter Davies said some of
Dry inoculant for legumes
11 Feb 04 A NEW clay-based granular inoculant, alosca, has the potential to revolutionise the way legumes and pulses are sown. Developed by WA company Bayclassic and independently assessed by Murdoch University's Centre for Rhizobium Studies (CRS), the alos
Fifth infected property ends OJD-free status
11 Feb 04 WA has lost its Ovine Johne's disease free-zone status after a fifth property, in the eastern wheatbelt, was confirmed to be infected with the disease on Monday. Agriculture Department chief veterinary officer Peter Buckman said the finding of
GREENHOUSE BONUS WITH TRAMLINES
11 Feb 04 TRAMLINE farming could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 10pc on a typical northern wheatbelt farm, based on significantly lower fuel and fertiliser requirements, according to government research. Agriculture Department researcher Paul Blackwell sai
11 Feb 04 THE Australian Alpaca Association (AAA) has called on the Federal Government to urge farmers to consider alternative livestock such as alpacas, after a report from the government's Australian Greenhouse Office predicted hotter summers with less rainf
Incomes slashed $3.5b by skyrocketing dollar
11 Feb 04 THE Australian dollar has appreciated by more than 30pc against the US greenback over the past 12 months, slashing annual farm incomes by $3.5 billion, according to the National Farmers Federation. NFF Farm Business and Economics Committee chairma
Lamb supply is crucial
11 Feb 04 A MAJOR Canadian lamb importer says the lack of a consistent supply of premium chilled lamb supply represented the biggest single challenge to market growth in America. Tony Ruffo, president of Canada's biggest lamb importer, the Australian La
Lifeline for Shear Express
11 Feb 04 AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation has offloaded the Shear Express wool harvesting prototype model to Bendigo-based Wool Harvesters Pty Ltd. AWI sold its shareholding in Shear Express and has acquired all intellectual property rights. Wool Harvesters P
Pastoralists learn new systems
11 Feb 04 WOORAMEL Station owners David and Margo Steadman have been on a steep learning curve since they bought their 1600ha run-off property west of Mogumber 18 months ago. One reason for the steep learning curve is because the new property has five main
Trials give oilseed alternatives a go
11 Feb 04 ALTERNATIVE oilseed trials across the state, from Northampton to Wagin, have produced some promising results in the past five years. CLIMA researcher Margaret Campbell said crops such as Indian mustard, linseed and false flax showed real promise,
War on stripe rust still to be won
11 Feb 04 THE Agriculture Department is advocating a more focused effort to control stripe rust this season. Department pathologist Rob Loughman said the experiences of last year, where there was limited stripe rust survival, showed that targeting high risk
Big pasture boost from liquid nitrogen
05 Feb 04 THE use of Flexi-N has made a significant boost to pasture production and quality on Carpenter Agriculture's Bibby Spring's property in the past two seasons. The liquid fertiliser was applied to a Rhodes grass-ryegrass pasture in July 2002 an
Development of the Dorper
05 Feb 04 AS most people would realise, the Dorper sheep has its origins in South Africa and has only been available in Australia since 1996. It is the dominant breed of sheep in South Africa, yet its beginnings only started in the 1900s. In the 1930s,
EU subsidies take toll
05 Feb 04 SUBSIDIES to European Union (EU) pig producers could devastate local growers, who are already suffering the highest recorded levels of pigmeat imports to Australia. Australian Pork Limited (APL) estimates the reintroduced assistance, to last u
Exporters hit by Cormo levy
05 Feb 04 THE WA Livestock Exporters Association has criticised a new Federal Government levy on livestock exporters to recoup more than $10 million spent during the Cormo Express incident last year. As from March 1, exporters will have to pay a point o
Farmers can't afford to wait in salt battle
05 Feb 04 WITH salinity an ever-increasing threat to cropping yields, 13 Hyden farmers have taken a pro-active approach to the problem. Rather than sit back and wait for funding to come their way, the South East Hyden Catchment Group has engaged water m
Indonesian trade hit by BSE
05 Feb 04 THE announcement of BSE in the US is expected to play a role in reducing Australian live cattle exports to Indonesia this year. The Indonesian live cattle export market began dropping off about half way though last year when a severe drought i
05 Feb 04 THE latest word from North America is that US farmers are ready to go on a shopping spree for large equipment this year. The reason? You really should know. Government subsidies and tax incentives have put cash in farmers¹ pockets and strong c
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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
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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