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8200c/kg record for 14-micron wool
03 Mar 04 BOYUP Brook woolgrowers Roland and Anne Ritson achieved a WA record price of 8200c/kg for a 90kg bale of 14-micron wool sold at Newcastle last week. The bale of ultrafine wool was one of three sold by the Ritsons, Grindon, Boyup Brook, as part of
Ashgrove stud gets Clip of the Week
03 Mar 04 ESPERANCE based Ashgrove Merino stud was rewarded for their breeding last week when Elders awarded them Supreme Clip of the Week. Ashgrove was one of the first studs in their area when they started in 1968 and since their establishment the Ash
Canadian farmers go for GM canola
03 Mar 04 CANADIAN agronomist and farmer Scott Day reckons nearly 100pc of Canadian canola farmers will be growing GM canola in the next few years. At present, 90pc of canola grown in Canada is genetically modified. But farmers there are in no rush
Device rebate available
03 Mar 04 WA cattle producers will receive a $1 rebate on the purchase of electronic devices for the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS). NLIS Implementation Working Group chairman Mike Norton said $1.2m had been allocated for devices purchased
Diet key to genetic potential
03 Mar 04 A BALANCED diet throughout the year is crucial for sheep to maximise their genetic potential, according to a visiting sheep nutrition consultant. South Australian-based San Jolly said studs were spending a lot of money in genetic selection and
Farmers must fight green objections
03 Mar 04 PRIVATE property rights advocate Wolfgang Kasper criticised the standard of scientific evidence used in making land-use decisions. Speaking at last week's PGA conference, he said a green elite had infiltrated many of the government agencies an
Grain feeding myths dispelled
03 Mar 04 RAM breeders have been encouraged to properly balance the diet of ram lambs and explain grain-feeding regimes to clients. During her address to the recent WA Poll Dorset Association AGM, South Australian sheep nutrition consultant San Jolly sa
How to tame the resistant beast
03 Mar 04 RYEGRASS resistance is causing as many problems for graingrowers as ryegrass toxicity is for livestock growers, according to Synergy agronomy consultant David Pfeiffer. He said a large proportion of selective ryegrass herbicides were no longer use
Matrix Minerals on the move
03 Mar 04 MATRIX Minerals became well-known throughout the 1990s as a supplier of micro-nutrients. What is not so well known is the Ravensthorpe-based miner moved on to become a public company - Matrix Minerals, West Perth - in 2002. "The acceptance
Merredin water harvesting has merits
03 Mar 04 FOR a select group of Merredin farmers, harvesting water has become just as important as harvesting the crop. Soil nutrition expert Kobus Marias discussed several soil water-holding techniques and optimising available water in soil profiles with M
PGA softens cattle NLIS stance
03 Mar 04 THE PGA's stance against the mandatory implementation of the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) for cattle appears to be weakening. During last week's PGA Convention at Scarborough, a resolution to support the voluntary implementa
Plans for pellet mill
03 Mar 04 THE Jerramungup Industry Group plans to build a $4m stockfeed pellet mill in the region. Group chairman, Jerramungup grain and wool producer Craig Edson, said the project had reached the signing-up phase following a steering committee meeting last
Professor turns to landscape history for soil test success
03 Mar 04 SUCCESSFUL soil testing in WA required an understanding of the uniqueness and history of its landscape. That's according to UWA professor Bob Gilkes, who addressed agricultural advisers at the university's Centre for Land Rehabilitation on max
Project examines cost of wool contamination
03 Mar 04 THE need for greater risk management of dark and medullated fibres has led to the implementation of a new project by the Federation of Australian Wool Organisations (FAWO). According to FAWO CEO Peter Morgan, the Dark and Medullated Fibre Project
Queenslanders pay $8000 for bull
03 Mar 04 IT may seem like a long way to come to do it, but for two Queensland cattlemen a trip to the Kojonup Invitation bull sale last week gave them their first real insight into the Red Poll breed. Terry Marks, Niagara, Clermont, Qld, and Richard Hu
Researcher promotes total approach to testing
03 Mar 04 PARTIAL rather than total elemental analyses produced optimum results when soil testing, UWA researcher Andrew Rate said. Also speaking at the UWA's Centre for Land Rehabilitation, Mr Rate said total analyses could be useful indicators of soil sys
Tenure plan aims for more stability
03 Mar 04 A SUSTAINABLE, practical and commercial approach to the future of the WA pastoral industry is the only way forward. This was the message delivered by independent consultant George Savell, who has just presented a submission to the Planning and Inf
Voluntary OJD tests have merit
03 Mar 04 THE PGA's wool and meat and livestock committees have withdrawn their support for a policy of eradicating Ovine Johne¹s Disease (OJD) in WA. In a joint statement from an OJD workshop at the association's annual convention last week, wool chairman
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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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