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Activists call for mulesing ban
24 Mar 04 ANIMAL rights activists calling for the elimination of mulesing will be responsible for the death of five to six million sheep if the practice is banned, according to Woolmark chairman Trevor Flugge. Mr Flugge said an international political c
Beef processors strive to provide year-round supply
24 Mar 04 THE WA beef processing sector would need to provide forward contracts and competitive prices to gain a year-round supply of cattle. But this would be no easy task in WA's Mediterranean-style climate, where beef production has traditionally re
Better protocol vital for live export trade
24 Mar 04 STATE Agriculture Minister Kim Chance said the Australian live export trade could only survive with a set of protocols like those of the Gulf Co-operation Council. The GCC, which promotes stability and economic cooperation among Persian Gulf
Bos indicus beef opportunities
24 Mar 04 THERE was a myth in WA that cattle with more than 50pc of Bos indicus genetics were unsuited to many major beef markets. Agriculture Department Derby-based beef research officer Michael Jeffery said none of the major beef export markets such
Buoyant times at Boyup Brook
24 Mar 04 THE Boyup Brook sheep saleyards has seen its fair share of hard times over the years, but with strong local support, regular sales have continued. The Boyup Brook yards was renown for hosting one of the state¹s premier ewe sales and trade lamb
Dairy producers need to be enviromentally accountable
24 Mar 04 GREATER environmental accountability is inevitable in the WA dairy industry, according to a consultant from New Zealand, where farmers carry a nutrient management licence and are prosecuted for violating its conditions. Speaking at Western Dai
Dam plan deserves attention: Agritech
24 Mar 04 A PERTH-BASED consortium says its proposal to desalinate 45 gigalitres of water from the Wellington dam each year to boost the Perth water supply has not been taken seriously by the Water Corporation. Agritech Hydropower project coordinator Pe
Education get shunted back
24 Mar 04 POLITICIANS are more concerned with mobile phone coverage than access to education, according to federal president of the Isolated Children¹s Parents¹ Association Jack Beach. ³Telstra claim their terrestrial mobile service covers 97.5pc of the pop
Environmental needs vital in agriculture
24 Mar 04 THE importance of environmental management to the future of sustainable agriculture underpinned each of the presentations given by Nuffield scholars last week. They were summarising what they'd learnt from their Nuffield scholarships, awarded
Fox baiting starts in earnest
24 Mar 04 FARMERS are stepping up their campaign against foxes, with landholders in the Dumbleyung shire taking delivery of 1080 baits on Monday. A total of 28 farmers on 35 properties collected 600 baits. Dumbleyung was just one of 23 shires in the sou
Horses and wool rule Sonja's world
24 Mar 04 SONJA Johnson is a young woman on a mission - or two. Her immediate aim is to win a gold medal in the equestrian events at the forthcoming Athens Olympics if selected in the Australian team. Sonja is the current Eventer of the Year and is r
Industry will be ruined by ban: Bradley
24 Mar 04 CANOLA would become nothing but a small cottage industry for WA farmers if Agriculture Minister Kim Chance maintained a ban on genetically modified crops, Pastoralists and Graziers Association grains spokesperson Leon Bradley said. Mr Bradley
International dairy prices to plateau
24 Mar 04 DESPITE global dairy consumption growing by up to 2pc a year, international prices were likely to remain stagnant for the next few years, maintaining pressure on the domestic front, Dairy Australia general manager Mike Ginnivan said. And because a
Market access key to growth: Flugge
24 Mar 04 WOOLMARK chairman Trevor Flugge said market access was the key to generating growth in wool production, not increasing price compared to other textiles. "Most of the work that we do is all about gaining market access," Mr Flugge said. Mr Flugge
More bad media for live exports on way
24 Mar 04 FARMERS are being urged to show their support of the livestock export trade by sending in part of a pro-live export advertisement placed in last week's Farm Weekly. The advertisement, supported by Elders, Landmark, Primaries of WA, PGA and WAF
Palm kernel meal good fat source
24 Mar 04 FAT content has been a casualty of the bias towards high protein levels in current milk pricing schedules, Dr Bob Elliot, DSM Nutritional Products, said. Added to this was a greater incidence in cows of liver dysfunction, laminitis, elevated somat
Producers urged to deposit in ADIs
24 Mar 04 PRIMARY producers who have deposited money under the farm management deposits (FMD) scheme should be aware only authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) and state or territory guaranteed entities are eligible to accept FMDs. Those who made a
Reform CBH to help combat future challenges: Watson
24 Mar 04 CO-OPERATIVE Bulk Handling chairman Allan Watson has issued a challenge to WA graingrowers to back a restructure of the company to help it confront increasing storage and handling competition from eastern states-based companies. Mr Watson call
Single desk costs offset gains
24 Mar 04 NATIONAL Competition Policy (NCP) president Wendy Craik was a brave woman to front delegates at the WAFarmers conference last week. From the outset, the former National Farmers Federation chief executive admitted that she felt like Daniel in t
Winter calving: profits and pitfalls
24 Mar 04 AN Agriculture Department study comparing the economics of autumn and winter calving at Alcoa Farmlands shows that winter calving, while increasing operating profit, was also not without challenges. The aim of the trial, now in its third year, was
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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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