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$100,000 for green fight
30 Sep 04 WAFARMERS hopes to simplify the environmental protocols facing farmers with $100,000 in federal funding. The lobby group was one of the beneficiaries of the latest round of Environmental Management Systems (EMS) spending. WAFarmers farm bus
30 Sep 04 AUSTRALIA and China are in the initial stages of considering a free trade agreement (FTA). China is seeking from Australia recognition as being a market economy, as a condition of its agreement to start the formal negotiations. Australia recog
City kids ready for cattle show
30 Sep 04 LOCKRIDGE Senior High School students honed their cattle parading skills in preparation for the Perth Royal Show which starts on Saturday. Students competed for the chance to qualify for the school's team to take part in the student paraders c
David tailor-made for WA machinery deal
30 Sep 04 DAVID Taylor might best be described as the equivalent of an Aussie battler. He found his feet 10 years ago when he established his own transport business in the rural township of Bredasdorp, located in the Western Province, two hours from Cape To
Medal for Boyle
30 Sep 04 WA shearing legend Don Boyle has been awarded the WA State Training Board Medal for outstanding achievement in training. Mr Boyle received the award at the WA Department of Education and Training Excellence presentation night. A strong feeling
Meeting changing demands key to profit
30 Sep 04 THE long-term profitability of the Australian grain sector will depend on how well it can meet changing demands in both export and domestic markets, according to a Rabobank report. It said the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Na
New horizons for lowly oat
30 Sep 04 A NEWLY-FORMED Arthur River oat pool has got off to a promising start in its first year of operation, with 14 growers supplying the pool's new receival site with 7500 tonnes of oats. A similar amount Is expected this year. Most of last year's
Pork green plan launched
30 Sep 04 THE Australian pork industry now has a nationally coordinated approach to environmental management following the launch of the National Environmental Guideline for Piggeries, according to Australian Pork Limited (APL). APL Research and Innovation
Seagroatt effort a waste of time
30 Sep 04 NAREMBEEN farmer John Hall claims CALM is wasting time and money in its approach to repairing Seagroatt Reserve. CALM will investigate, at a cost of $50,000, 11 options for alleviating the damage to the area, which it believes is linked to was
Study adds to resistance arsenal
30 Sep 04 FARMERS and researchers are battling the challenge of herbicide resistant weed populations because of the increase in continuous cropping over the past decade. Leading the charge is consultant Bill Roy who has been managing an eight-year study
$345,000 for dairy plan
15 Sep 04 THE Australian dairy industry has received $345,000 for its best practice natural resource management strategy, Dairying for Tomorrow. The funds were received from the National Landcare Program after the Federal Government approved a joint pro
Action backs Q Lamb
15 Sep 04 ACTION Supermarkets entered the WA Q Lamb alliance in 1997 and have been selling and promoting WA Q Lamb ever since. When the WA Q Lamb alliance started in 1995, 11 producers belonged to the alliance and supplied 20,000 lambs on an annual basis an
BioClip procedure in spotlight
15 Sep 04 THE advantages of natural wool harvesting were promoted at the eastern districts Merino breeders field day last week where BioClip representative Anthony Shepherd gave an detailed demonstration of the procedures. During the display, nets were
Chance backs 1080
15 Sep 04 THE State Government would continue to support the control of wild dogs through the use of 1080 by authorised and trained landholders in WA, according to Agriculture Minister Kim Chance. Mr Chance confirmed the government¹s position after discussi
Dairy industry meets
15 Sep 04 REPRESENTATIVES of WA's dairy farmers, processors and retailers have met for the first time to discuss the future of their industry as a group. The Dairy Industry Forum focused on building trust, confidence and equity among the various sectors to
15 Sep 04 THE latest Meat and Livestock Australia lamb survey indicates ewe numbers mated to produce Merino lambs is set to rise 16pc and WA is leading the charge in flock expansion. Record prime lamb prices and improved seasonal conditions did not yield th
Great Southern Dohne sale back
15 Sep 04 AFTER a successful inaugural sale last year, the Great Southern Dohne Sale is back on the calendar this year again. The sale is scheduled for Monday, October 4, starting at 1pm, and will be held at the Summerfield property, 12km north of Katanning
New Asian venture
15 Sep 04 THE directors of Challenge Dairy Co-operative last week briefed shareholders on a proposed joint venture with Singapore¹s QAF Limited. QAF is a diversified, publicly listed Singaporean company with significant interests in consumer manufacturing,
Shake-up for hay industry
15 Sep 04 WORKSAFE will monitor WA¹s hay industry this year to ensure occupational health and safety (OHS) standards are being met. A boom in the export hay market in recent years, and competitive returns, saw many traditional graingrowers turn to growi
Time running out for Livecorp levy
15 Sep 04 A SENATE rural committee has recommended amendments to federal legislation that would allow the Livestock Export Corporation (Livecorp) to introduce compulsory levies. Livecorp is in a race against time to put compulsory levies in place follow
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PGA launches live ex campaign
Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
24 Sep 18
THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
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.
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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