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Concentrate on salinity issues: scientists
14 Dec 05 AUSTRALIAN Farm Institute's (AFI) claims that salinity projections are exaggerated are detracting from the real issues salinity poses, according to WA scientists and farmers. The AFI has published papers in the Farm Policy Journal stating exag
Driven to help others in need
14 Dec 05 GETTING from Narrogin to Perth is easy enough, but when people are unwell or incapacitated it turns into a challenge. For more than 10 years two selfless volunteers have been transporting Narrogin residents needing medical treatment to Perth.
Expert warns against rushing into GM crops
14 Dec 05 VISITING US agbiotech expert Charles Benbrook told a large crowd at the Agriculture Department last Friday that Australian farmers must not jeopardise their industry's economic security by arguing over the GM debate. It was a timely statement
14 Dec 05 SHEARING trainer Kevin Gellatly is passionate about his industry. This passion, which is shared by his fellow trainers, is producing enthusiastic shearers from Rylington Park. Mr Gellatly said the industry allowed him to work for himself and tr
14 Dec 05 IN an initiative funded by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and delivered in conjunction with Kondinin Group, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104) training will be offered to a group of shearers and wool handlers as part of the ongoin
Singlets signal new era
14 Dec 05 THE clicking of shears and whirring of blades could be heard from a Boyup Brook shearing shed from early morning to dusk as 13 teenagers donned singlets to learn about the art of shearing. The group of 16 to 20-year-olds is taking part in a tw
14 Dec 05 THE call by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association and its grain section chairman Leon Bradley to scrap the wheat single desk has been slammed by supporters of the marketing monopoly. Among them is Morawa graingrower Keith Sudlow, who was s
Agreement reached on Q Fever innnoculation
08 Dec 05 CSL Limited has committed to maintaining supply of the Q Fever vaccine indefinitely, subject to approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration and Federal Government, until long-term options for production are developed. The decision follo
Blonde bulls improve profits
08 Dec 05 BLONDES are a heavily muscled French breed renown for producing efficient, high yielding beef carcases. They were introduced to Australia in 1976 via semen and embryos and Blonde bulls have been recognised by beef producers as a sire that increas
Flexibility key to Green family proposal
08 Dec 05 EG Greens family members would resume a closer involvement in the day-to-day operations of the business if their Deed of Company Arrangement is successful with creditors. Harvey Beef non-executive director Harry Bakker said the business would
GM crops a failure says US expert
08 Dec 05 GENETICALLY modified crops have failed in the US, according to agbiotech expert Charles Benbrook. And Dr Benbrook warned Australia faces the same failures if it rushes too hastily into adopting GM crops. He said lost markets, growing weed p
Greens want a second chance
08 Dec 05 MEMBERS of the Green family have denied they were reluctant to embrace outside help to save their business, insisting not enough day-to-day involvement by the family led to the processor's downfall. Harvey Beef non-executive director Harry Bak
08 Dec 05 "THE trouble with the French is that they have never won a war on their own," muttered an American tourist to a friend of mine as they climbed aboard their plane in Paris, having both cut short their respective holidays. Many people have similar f
08 Dec 05 FUNDING for a new security awareness training package for regional airports and air services has been unveiled by federal Transport and Regional Services Minister Warren Truss. As part of the $48m package, $6.5m will be allocated by the Australian
Shire boundaries facing changes
08 Dec 05 LOCAL government amalgamations remain a heated topic for the WA community, fuelled by a suggestion that boundaries set more than 100 years ago are no longer relevant. At a Merredin public hearing last week, community leaders presented differin
Weaner prices to 240c/kg in strong market
08 Dec 05 ALMOST 1200 weaners were penned at the Elders Boyanup sale last Friday, and it sounded like there was all of that number straining their vocal cords. There was a very large crowd in attendance creating sustained bidding on all lots offered.
You can't legislate against stupidity
08 Dec 05 COMMENT by KEN WILSON COVER-ALL figures are excellent when you want to make a point. Take WorkSafe, for example. One of its favourite figures is that annual farm injuries in Australia result in 150 deaths. Another is that tractors acc
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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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