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2003 on record as year of the profit
11 Aug 04 THE results of the 2003 WA Farm Business Survey have just been released and show record profit levels for farm businesses across the state. Not surprisingly, the record 2003 grain harvest was a key factor behind the results. Wheat yields in
Been there, Dohne that
11 Aug 04 INTEREST in the Dohne breed remains high with South African Dohne authority Cameron McMaster speaking at workshops in four states. Mr McMaster arrived in Australia two weeks ago and presented the first workshop in Bendigo, Victoria. It was the
Deep pockets, patience needed for China
11 Aug 04 AUSTRALIAN agrifood businesses looking at expanding into China need to have deep pockets, patience and long-term strategies if they are to succeed. That's the cautionary message from Rabobank food and agribusiness reseach division head Ben Rus
Dirty work to reap rewards
11 Aug 04 CAROLINE Bath has embarked upon a very glamorous yet vital crusade. The Murdoch University PhD student has been involved in a three year project looking at the causes of scouring and diarrhoea in sheep in the South West. The study has focus
Gabbin bin hollow win
11 Aug 04 GROWERS around the Gabbin region, east of Koorda, had a win of sorts after Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) agreed to provide three segregations at their bin this harvest. The growers were frustrated the bin was under-utilised in a bumper seas
Grains surplus challenge
11 Aug 04 THE 14.7 million tonne 2003-04 harvest is creating a logistics challenge for Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) as it desperately tries to clear carryover stocks in time for the 2004-05 harvest. CBH operations general manager Colin Tutt said the
Growers discuss Export heifers
11 Aug 04 THE Dairy Situation and Outlook 2004 report was released at the end of June and Dairy Australia (DA) has organised farmer forums across Australia to explain the surveys findings. In Bunbury, DA program manager Chris Murphy said the survey repo
Guidance systems will grow
11 Aug 04 EXPERIENCED agriguidance operator and east Hyden farmer Geoff Marshall believed there wouldn't be a large price fall in guidance systems within four years. He said a price drop in guidance systems would probably be more gradual. Mr Marshall
Improve quality before slaughter
11 Aug 04 LIVESTOCK producers needed to do all they could before slaughter to improve the eating quality of their animals, because consumers would make them pay if they didn't. That advice was given at the CSBP pastures conference by Murdoch University prod
Live exports plummet
11 Aug 04 THE Australian live export industry could no longer claim to be a $1 billion industry, after 2003-04 financial year figures for sheep and cattle exports declined by one third. Live cattle export numbers in 2003-04 plummeted 33pc and 24pc i
Livestock revival underway
11 Aug 04 THE great livestock revival is underway and is sustainable, Rabobank food and agribusiness research head Ben Russell said. Mr Russell said cropping had consistently outperformed livestock production through the 1990s in terms of profitability
Lockyers reap benefits of dual purpose breed
11 Aug 04 FARMERS are increasingly looking to first cross ewes in a bid to get more lambs but Greg, Anne-Marie and Nicholas Lockyer have long been reaping the rewards of a true dual purpose breed. The Lockyer family, who own Moree Grazing Company at Tam
Massive turnout for GPS seminar
11 Aug 04 MORE than 300 WA farmers were at Corrigin last week to examine the latest in GPS autoguidance technology and to scrutinise the merits of numerous guidance units available in Australia. The agriguidance seminar was held by the Corrigin Farm Imp
More fertiliser, sheep for greater profits
11 Aug 04 PUT more fertiliser on, run more sheep, make more money - that's the simple formula recommended by JRL Hall & Co consultant James Hall to maximise profits in sheep and wool. Mr Hall said productivity change in the sector over the last 50 years was
Red tape stifling progress
11 Aug 04 AGRICULTURE could be a short-term interest for Gingin grazier John Fernie, who took up his first farm in 1980 and fears an unsustainable future due to government environmental policy. Mr Fernie's plight is the latest to come to light in a seri
Rural tax break push
11 Aug 04 AGRICULTURE workers should be entitled to tax breaks similar to those enjoyed by the mining industry, according to WAFarmers president Trevor De Landgrafft. This could bolster the regional workforce and offset the decline in rural services. Mr De
Still room to get better
11 Aug 04 EVEN the top 5pc of livestock operations had room for improvement, farm consultant and Australian Wool Innovation director Kevin Bell said. Mr Bell said it was important for grass farmers not to lose the fire in their bellies despite being at the
US faces traceback challenge
11 Aug 04 THE image of enormous sprawling American cattle ranches was dispelled by visiting Accelerated Genetics beef marketing director Lex Carter. Mr Carter, in WA as a guest of Farmwest and World Wide Sires, was promoting semen sires marketed by the
WAMMCO profit, rebates in pipeline
11 Aug 04 THE WAMMCO lamb cooperative expects to post a profit for the 2003-04 year and has finalised a payment policy for producer member rebates, which will be based on lamb supply in 2004-05. WAMMCO general manager Des Griffiths said that with an imp
Where to start with succession
11 Aug 04 THERE is a lot that can be done to avoid the traumas that have savaged other farming families. But there are no magic potions and there is no secret formula that we've been keeping from you all these years. There are many ideas and strateg
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
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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