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28 Jul 04 THE South Australian Farmers Federation (SAFF) is planning a television campaign to get National Competition Policy (NCP) exemptions for Australian exporters. The campaign hopes to free industries such as the grain sector from NCP penalties, which
28 Jul 04 AUSTRALIAN sheep producers could be missing an important opportunity to reduce the millions of dollars in productivity losses caused by arthritis each year, according to Pfizer business manager Tony Wetherall. "While various other bacteria and vir
Aus-US FTA closer
28 Jul 04 The Australia-US free trade agreement (FTA) was passed in the US House of Representatives and US Congress. The FTA was passed 314 votes to 109 in the House and 80 to 16 in the Congress but still has to be passed in the Australian Senate. An im
Fresh faces on LiveCorp board
28 Jul 04 The Australian Livestock Export Corporation (LiveCorp) has restructured its board, introducing four independent directors. Two of the new directors are from WA - Ned McCord, Broome, and Christopher Buller, Darkan. Mr McCord has extensive experi
Greens jibe enrages farm groups
28 Jul 04 NATIONAL Greens leader Bob Brown has come under fire from WAFarmers and the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) after he accused farm lobby groups of rubber-stamping government policy. Dr Brown accused farm group officials of being sil
How to breed a better Merino
28 Jul 04 A DECADE ago Calcaling principals Murray and Athol Ventris decided that an average Merino wasn't going to be good enough for the future of their flock. The challenge to breed a better Merino led the brothers to adopt the Soft Rolling Skin (SRS
Improving lambs through nutrition
28 Jul 04 AGRICULTURE Department researchers are in the early stages of a study which will benefit the lamb industry, and in particular eastern Wheatbelt producers. The study looks at improving lamb quality and weight for different breeds in the eastern whe
Innovative herd management saves Pilbara property
28 Jul 04 Working the north-south divide By LARA JENSEN A FULLY computerised livestock system and NLIS (National Livestock Identification) tagging was introduced on Minderoo Station in the Pilbara four years ago to improve herd management. Th
Learning from the neighbour
28 Jul 04 KEVIN Johnson of Kevlyn Downs Shorthorns, Willalooka South Australia, was invited to WA by the Angus society to be involved in the Beef Cattle Assessment School run at the Harvey Agricultural College. Mr Johnson played a fundamental role in pr
Merino vital to rebuild flock
28 Jul 04 THE Merino ewe is so valuable she should be privatised. This was a humorous quip by University of WA senior research fellow John Milton that underpinned the serious role the Merino ewe has to play to rebuild the Australian sheep flock. Dr Milto
More lamb processed in WA
28 Jul 04 WA livestock slaughter statistics for the 2003-04 year show increases for most species due to more livestock going though export accredited abattoirs, with lambs and cattle leading the way. WA Meat Industry Authority chief executive officer Mi
New generation of animal scientists
28 Jul 04 MURDOCH University will launch a new Bachelor of Animal Science degree program in 2005 to address the nationwide shortage of specialist animal scientists. "Graduates of this four-year degree (including honours) will not only receive excellent scie
Northern EC bid turned down
28 Jul 04 WA has lost its bid to extend Exceptional Circumstances (EC) assistance for farmers in the northern Wheatbelt. Agriculture Minister Warren Truss accepted National Drought Taskforce evidence that the WA application for a one-year extension did
Planning tough but essential
28 Jul 04 FARM succession planning is a hot topic throughout the western agricultural world and is one of the toughest and least well done jobs for farm families to tackle, according to international strategic planner Rob Napier. Mr Napier, who is the direc
Sheep make comeback on Nyabing farm
28 Jul 04 NYABING farmer Grantley Smith has spent $34,000 on major shearing shed upgrades this year, in contrast to some woolgrowers who have contemplated abandoning the struggling industry. Mr Smith said a balanced mixed of Merinos and cropping was ess
Spare your family trauma and expense
28 Jul 04 Farmers urged to plan for succession FARMING families are being urged to seriously look at implementing succession planning strategies to avoid the horror and hardship that is increasingly associated with passing on the farm, according to lawy
Transporters warn of stock risks
28 Jul 04 THE time has come for the farming industry to be more aware of its responsibilities to provide fit stock and safe facilities when turning off livestock. Over a number of years it has been a huge issue with some farmers presenting unfit sheep for t
WA cloud seeding scientist backs new research bid
28 Jul 04 THE scientist who carried out the last WA cloud seeding study, in the Bencubbin region during the early 1980s, has backed the call for new research using the latest technology. Curtin University physicist Ian Bailey attended a seminar by internati
Wetlands policy "seriously flawed"
28 Jul 04 THE new Swan Coastal Plains Wetlands policy could prove more disastrous to farming communities than the State Government's land clearing regulations, according to former Liberal MLC Murray Nixon. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) im
Where have the shearers gone?
28 Jul 04 HAS the shearing shed workforce slid into an irreversible decline in numbers? It's a question which concerns San Mateo Merino studmaster John Poett, Tenterden, whose confidence in the Australian wool industry hasn't wavered. "I'm concerned
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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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