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Advanced weaning benefits
28 Oct 05 THE myth that it's easier to achieve the desired bodyweight of lambs by leaving them on the ewe rather than weaning was dispelled last week. Speaking at Bruce Rock during a week of seminars for Elders Livestock Management Solutions, Animal Log
Concern over charges for truckers
28 Oct 05 THE National Transport Commission (NTC) has released a regulatory impact statement which, if approved, will update heavy vehicle registration and fuel charges from July 1, 2006. NTC chief executive Tony Wilson said the recommended charges all
Fighting the fire risk
28 Oct 05 LARGE intense fires are inevitable in the South West and the hills area near Perth unless more fuel reduction burning is done, according to Bush Fire Front chairman Roger Underwood. The Bush Fire Front was formed two years ago when a group of
Focus on soil water capacity
28 Oct 05 NO-TILLAGE farming systems were a good first step in improving soil water use, according to a leading farm systems expert. CSIRO farming systems researcher Neal Dalgliesh told farmers and researchers no-till methods improved soil water-holding
Friction over AWI elections
28 Oct 05 WITH Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) elections just around the corner, candidates have stepped up their campaigns in an attempt to persuade voters. Continued low wool prices, the dominance of China, exchange rate fluctuations, the battle aga
Government shelves NWI
28 Oct 05 FARM lobby groups are calling for the State Government to sign the National Water Initiative (NWI) but the government says its own strategy is adequate. Pastoralists and Graziers Association water rights spokesman David Wren said the NWI recog
Merges a last resort: CEO
28 Oct 05 LOCAL government amalgamations should be a last resort for struggling communities, according to City of Albany chief executive Andrew Hammond. Many local governments were looking for a way out of debt or to ease financial hardships, but amalgamat
Northam seeks support on Yards
28 Oct 05 THE Northam Saleyards are moving ahead and organisers are looking for producer support. Northam Shire councillor Richard Marris has been to WA saleyards to show producers plans for the proposed sheepyards in an attempt to gauge producer suppo
Quality makes an impression
28 Oct 05 THE winning pen of beef females in the 2005 Albany Agricultural Society's 45th annual commercial female cattle competition was a wonderful commercial proposition. The winners were four Simmental, Hereford-Friesian cows with Limousin sired calv
Salt-affected land reclaimed
28 Oct 05 A SUCCESSFUL drainage project has enabled a Gutha farmer to reclaim more than 800ha of salt-affected land. Rod Madden and his wife Lorraine have a 4050ha mixed sheep and wheat enterprise at Gutha, north of Morawa. The new drain is 7.5km lon
Strong support for MSA in WA
28 Oct 05 MEAT Standards Australia (MSA) grading numbers increased 46pc in WA during 2004-05 to a total of 206,359 cattle. The percentage of cattle presented and meeting MSA standards in WA increased to 89.5pc in September. The 89.5pc increase has be
Tax submissions may spark relief for farmers
28 Oct 05 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) was one of more than 110 applicants who submitted a proposal to the State Government as part of the state tax review. The PGA submission states the agricultural industry should be recognised for
Team's winning formula
28 Oct 05 A SHORT story about a netball team has earned a Bruce Rock woman an ABC Radio award. Ingrid Fuchsbichler, 19, was one of five WA winners of the ABC Radio regional youth initiative, Heywire. Other WA winners were Luke Devenish, Kununurra, Ai
28 Oct 05 WA lupin growers have been warned to be vigilant after a new lupin disease was detected on a property in western Victoria. The disease, phoma schneiderae, was confirmed on white lupin (Lupinus albus), which has a broader leaf than the narrower lup
WAMMCO scoops agribusiness awards
28 Oct 05 WAMMCO has won the Agribusiness Export and Regional Exporter Awards at the 2005 WA Industry and Export Awards. The awards are the leading business awards in the state recognizing 14 categories. Premier Geoff Gallop congratulated this yearsÕ
Crops escape major damage from big October freeze
27 Oct 05 ZERO and sub-zero temperatures recorded in the Great Southern and central and eastern wheatbelt on October 10 were unlikely to have caused significant damage to cereal crops, according to the Agriculture Department. On October 10 temperatures fell
Breeder makes an impression
20 Oct 05 MURRAY Grey breeders from around the world could not quite believe their ears when they were told by commercial Murray Grey producer Mark Forrester that he farms 1.1 million hectares. Mark, along with his wife Karen, run Kanandah station, 350k
Charges to rise 5pc: CBH
20 Oct 05 CO-OPERATIVE Bulk Handling (CBH) Group has refuted claims its storage and handling charges will rise by more than 5pc for harvest. Farm Weekly reported last week AWB said with new and increased charges the total rise would be 7.4pc, with Brook
Dorpers top $2900 at busy Kojonup sale
20 Oct 05 FOR the second successive year Dorper and White Dorper sheep were the highlights of the Ida Vale production sale at Kojonup. This year the sale was hot on the heels of the highly successful Kaya sale and an influx of interstate and local buyer
Snapshot of UK agriculture restraint
20 Oct 05 THE American Murray Grey Association has 138 members in 27 states and the biggest herd comprises 60 breeding cows and acknowledges the black Murray Grey in the herd registry. In the United Kingdom society membership stands at 40 with five br
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
Various thin-shelled types are running around like headless chooks over free-range eggs
The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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Medicinal cannabis could be crop option
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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
Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
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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