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Analysis for fence
22 Dec 05 A COST benefit analysis for a proposed bio-security fence in WA will be done by agricultural and pastoral consultant Alan Peggs. The Pastoral and Graziers Association (PGA) and Mr Peggs signed a contract last week, authorising Mr Peggs to inve
Bigger, better WA stonefruit
22 Dec 05 THIS year's stonefruit season is promising to be one of the best for Western Australians. According to Mullalyup grower and WA Fruit Growers' Association Summer Fruit Council chairman Peter Gubler, the state's unusually cold, wet spring weather h
Couple capitalise on tourism attraction
22 Dec 05 IF the future at Hamelin Pool station does not include sheep or goats then owners Brian and Mary Wake are still well placed to survive. More than 100,000 cars a year pass their front gate of which 70-80pc stop at Hamelin Pool to see the stroma
French breed a winner
22 Dec 05 BIGGER, plainer ewes of the Rambouillet sheep breed from France, have been used in a successful Poll Dorset/Merino crossbreeding programme since 1994 by WAMMCO's November Producer of the Month, Haydn Beeck of 'Grand View' Katanning. Haydn won WAMM
Growers divided over application
22 Dec 05 CO-OPERATIVE Bulk Handling (CBH) should stick to its knitting, according to Westonia farmer Ross Della Bosca (pictured). "It's a farmer owned cooperative and they should be looking after farmers first," Mr Della Bosca said. "Bigger headers and
22 Dec 05 EARNINGS from Australia's commodity exports are forecast to rise by 22pc in 2005-06 to more than $120 billion, according to the December issue of Australian Commodities, released by ABARE executive director Brian Fisher. "The strength of Australia
22 Dec 05 THE industry needed to capitalise on emerging markets to shape the future of Australia's dairy industry, according to the head of Dairy Australia's Trade and Strategy Group Chris Phillips. He said dairy exports were worth about $3 billion annual
22 Dec 05 JOHN Deere has released the first totally integrated guidance package which within 18 months will be available for any tractor, header or SP sprayer, regardless of colour. Called the Universal AutoTrac assisted steering kit, it already is availabl
Landmark puts faith in youth
22 Dec 05 THE young rural people working for Landmark are just as essential to the company as the farmers they strive to serve. With more than 325 people of all ages employed by Landmark in 35 branches and 77 agencies in WA, the company relies on the st
Linkletter boasts $10,500 top
22 Dec 05 LOCAL and eastern states Charolais breeders pounced on the opportunity to secure top quality genetics at the Linkletter stud dispersal in Kojonup last week pushing prices to a top of $10,500 for a bull and $5100 for females. With the sale of t
Processors are confident: Brennen
22 Dec 05 CHALLENGE Dairy Co-operative executive officer Larry Brennen did not agree with the Dairy WA survey's finding that there was only room for two processors in WA. "There has got to be a 45-50pc drop in production for a milk shortage to occur," M
Submissions sought for revisions
22 Dec 05 SUBMISSIONS from the Australian dairy industry are being sought in relation to revisions of the Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) collective bargaining arrangement. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) last week issued a draf
Thinking outside the box
22 Dec 05 THERE was a time when Brian and Mary Wake looked beyond the station gate to survive during times of low wool prices and drought, but today their Hamelin Pool property near Shark Bay is brimming with its own diversity. Brian, one of five brothe
Wheat war could get ugly
22 Dec 05 MARKET analyst group Profarmer has predicted the wheat export war could get ugly, with graingrowers divided over Co-operative Bulk Handlingís (CBH) wheat export bid. ProFarmer managing director Richard Koch said the CBH application to export W
Cattle exports to Egypt rising
14 Dec 05 LIVE cattle exports to Egypt look promising following interest from importers looking to rebuild livestock numbers with Australian cattle. Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) livestock services manager (Middle East and Africa) Nigel Brown said
Choose your sex
14 Dec 05 PLANNING the sex of lambs is an option not far away thanks to Australian Sheep Industry CRC postgraduate student, Simon de Graaf. Simon is working with researchers at The University of Sydney, XY Inc and The Australian Sheep Industry CRC to develo
LPA accreditation saves money
14 Dec 05 LIVESTOCK Production Assurance (LPA) programs could save producers money following a notice from the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) to processors that organic chloride testing would be needed only from properties without qual
Mill delegates take hands-on approach
14 Dec 05 HAVING travelled extensively on the east coast, it was the first time BWK Elders Shanghai representative Ken Meng had crossed the border to show Chinese delegates the quality wool WA has on offer. Mr Meng said the tour had been beneficial in devel
Teenagers fail to heed skin cancer warnings
14 Dec 05 AROUND one third of WA teenagers are still getting sunburnt on a typical summer weekend, much higher than the national average of one quarter, according to the Cancer Council WA. WA teenagers are also almost twice as likely as adults to be burned.
Tracking to boost sustainability
14 Dec 05 STATE-OF-THE-ART satellite technology is about to help northern beef producers improve land management and ensure long-term sustainability by better understanding cattle grazing behaviour. Using collars on cattle fitted with global positioning s
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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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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
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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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