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Benefits across the board
28 Jul 04 THE passage of the Australian-United States Free Trade Agreement legislation in the US brings several Australian agricultural industries a step closer to significant market access gains, according to the National Farmers' Federation. The FTA p
Big performance from air cart
28 Jul 04 NEW Holland blue puts a distinctive touch to the company¹s latest FlexiCoil SC430 air cart, which is specifically designed for large farming operations. As big brother to the SC380, the new SC430 has a huge 430 bushel (15000L) capacity. It feat
Gason plans expansion
28 Jul 04 A FOUR-year rolling sales boom and projected growth are underpinning continuing investment in new manufacturing space at AF Gason¹s airseeder and tillage plant at Ararat in western Victoria. Less than 12 months after Federal Agriculture Minister W
Research boost for wool industry
28 Jul 04 AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) has committed $75 million as part of the company's five-year strategic investment plan to boost the popularity of wool both on and off the farm. Speaking at the Agribusiness Sheep Updates, AWI chief executive o
WA products on show
28 Jul 04 BUNBURY is set to become a Mecca for lovers of cheese, ice cream, wine and all things dairy when The Gourmet Showcase - The Cream of Australia¹s Dairy Produce blasts off for an afternoon of expo fun on Friday, August 6. Attendees will have the op
$2.10/kg steers break records
14 Jul 04 VENDORS and agents witnessed record-breaking results at the Alice Springs show steer and weaner sale, where prices hit $2.10/kg. There were 2500 head from surrounding stations offered at the Elders-Landmark sale at the Roe Creek yards. The qual
Barley price crash
14 Jul 04 NEW crop feed barley prices have collapsed by about $44 per tonne since February, after the increased prospect of increased barley supplies out of Europe and Canada sent shockwaves through Australian feed barley prices. According to a report by th
Bulking up with perennials
14 Jul 04 LYNETTE CAREW-REID A TRIAL site of summer active grasses at Kojonup has highlighted the feed bulk that perennials can provide in the crucial weeks after the break of the season. Agriculture Department pasture research officer Tony Albertse
Cattle NLIS cost under fire
14 Jul 04 AN independent report has found the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) for cattle could cost some producers more than $6 a head estimated in a Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) commissioned study. But just how much more would not
Clearing bans challenged
14 Jul 04 THE fight against land-clearing bans could reach the Supreme Court following attempts to challenge the validity of the Soil Conservation Notices (SCN) used to serve them. Three appeals against bans were rejected by Environment Minister Judy Ed
Dairy down in dumps: survey
14 Jul 04 THE national dairy survey proved what WA milk producers already knew the industry has deteriorated since deregulation and growers are close to breaking point. At a rally in Harvey last week, emotions boiled over when more than half the state
Daring farmers to decide
14 Jul 04 PARTICIPATION in a winter calving project had brought home to Alcoa Farmlands manager Tony Hiscock that good decision making was an important vehicle to allow greater adoption of farm and extension and technological gains. The winter calving p
Harvey water offer
14 Jul 04 HARVEY Water has offered 50 gigalitres of water to the WA Government if it would replace the co-operative's open channel irrigation system with an underground pipe network. The extra 50gL is how much water would be saved by using underground p
Lamb bidding war heats up
14 Jul 04 THE Tatiara Meat Company in SA has raised the bar in the lamb bidding war with WAMMCO, and put out contract prices for WA lambs delivered to Bordertown in August and September. Tatiara livestock manager Dale Cameron said the high cost of lambs
New rules for truck users
14 Jul 04 NEW compliance and enforcement legislation with the potential for $50,000 fines has forced the WA transport industry into action. The national legislation will set new standards and penalties for mass, dimension and load restraint and is expec
No recognition for reduction
14 Jul 04 WA Livestock Exporters Association chairman John Edwards said the continued decline in live export deaths was due to an industry effort to keep reducing mortalities. "I think the reduction in deaths is a combination of all the practices adopted by
Profit should be bottom line
14 Jul 04 HYFIELD Jaloran stud master Kevin Keatley said producers needed to look at what made them money, when determining whether they were achieving the best from their Merinos. ³You need to be aware of fads and look at and analyse the potential gain
Sheep deaths at sea drop to record low
14 Jul 04 THE Australian live export industry has answered its critics with a new mortality report that shows sheep deaths in sea transport dropped to a record low of 1pc last year. This year's National Livestock Exports Mortality Summary revealed the o
Soaking rains seasonal boost
14 Jul 04 A BIG lazy frontal system gave the WA wheatbelt a good soaking last week, raising prospects of an above average season. It was the biggest rainfall event for the year for many farmers, with the Bureau of Meteorology listing Carnamah (67mm) and
Worksafe denies wool witch-hunt
14 Jul 04 CONSUMER and Employment Protection Department primary industries manager Chris Kirwin said Worksafe shearing shed inspectors were not on a witch-hunt to put woolgrowers out of business. Random Worksafe checks on WA shearing sheds have begun in
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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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