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$10,800 for powerful Kiara Charolais bull
23 Feb 05 IT was a powerful, well-muscled Charolais bull from the Kiara stud, Lockridge, who stole the show at this year's record breaking Farm Weekly-WALSA WA Supreme Bull Sale, when it sold for $10,800. In what could only be described as a very solid
23 Feb 05 THE National Livestock Identification System could provide cheaper loans for farmers if cattle and banking industry discussions go well. Negotiations are still in the early stages but no changes would be made to increase the cost or complexity of
China, Australia continue dialogue
23 Feb 05 GUEST speakers at the Stud Merino Breeders' Association of WA AGM Sundowner last Friday outlined some key influences on Merino production in regards to opportunities and threats in the China wool market. The concerns surrounding live export we
Cooperative white knight a fantasy: Flugge
23 Feb 05 FORMER Australian Wheat Board chairman and champion of single desk marketing for wheat, Trevor Flugge, has said that the fight to maintain viable cooperatives in agriculture has been lost. Speaking at last week¹s Nuffield Farming Beyond Tomorr
Develop instinct for risk assessment strategies
23 Feb 05 THE natural instinct of farmers is more valuable than climate prediction tools when it comes to yield forecasting and managing seasonal risk, according to Mingenew-Irwin group manager Cameron Weeks. ³The large variation in seasonal rainfall me
Dismal price forecast sparks reduced crop talk
23 Feb 05 Reports by PETER HENDERSON CENTRAL Wheatbelt growers are considering reducing the size of their crops this year following the dismal outlook for grain prices. Farm Weekly spoke to farmers at the Kellerberrin AWB pre-AGM regional forum to l
Emmerson's John Deere paradise
23 Feb 05 TALK about Willy Wonker and the chocolate factory. What about Eager Emmerson and the John Deere toy factory. This five-year-old son of Katanning farmer Doug Smith, should be a monty for a marketing trip to Deere's North American factory, Dyesville
Going against the grain
23 Feb 05 FROM a dream of having a small acreage to plant some wheat with a lonely 306 tractor in 1990, Gerard O'Brien and his family have built a grain farming enterprise in the Avon Valley covering three farms and 5059ha (12,500ac). Gerard bought his
Herbicide cut fails to increase resistance
23 Feb 05 CUTTING herbicide rates to 80pc of full label rates causes no increase in herbicide resistance levels, according to the results of trials by the Agriculture Department and affiliates. Department researcher Art Diggle discussed the herbicide t
Long leave part of farming
23 Feb 05 LONG service leave should be part of a farm management plan as a reward for effort. That's the opinion of Agknowledge principal Peter Cooke, who spoke at last week's Nuffield Farm Beyond Tomorrow seminar. During a talk on farm succession, Mr Co
Merinos cause something of an upset
23 Feb 05 FOR the second time in three years, Suffolk cross lambs have won the $7000 WAMMCO International state carcase competition. Competition winners Richard and Karen Bessell-Browne, Woodanilling, had traditionally sold their lambs in the Katanning
New wheat bred for resistance, yield
23 Feb 05 DISEASE resistance and yield enhancing are some of the traits the CSIRO is breeding into the latest lines of wheat. Canberra CSIRO Plant Industry researcher Richard Richards introduced the new wheat varieties at last week's Crop Updates. "A
Precision ag: hasten slowly
23 Feb 05 ENTRY into precision farming technology should be done at a measured pace according to Mt Beaumont, Esperance farmer and Nuffield Scholar Phil Longmire. Speaking at last week's Nuffield Farming Beyond Tomorrow seminar, Mr Longmire said the technol
Research show long-term value of lime
23 Feb 05 THE application of lime to acidic soils has long term effects in terms of increasing the pH of the soil profile, according to research conducted by the Liebe Group. Research officer Marcus Hemsted explained that the research had been carried o
Riding on the sheep's back
23 Feb 05 FOR more than 60 years, the Wallace family has farmed the medium loam soils south of York where woolgrowing and fat lamb production have been the mainstay of the family business. Brothers David and Bill and their wives Sophie and Karen run abo
Tutors provide helping hand
23 Feb 05 ON remote properties, women often fill the combined role of mother, teacher and friend to their children along with juggling the daily demands of station and community life. Education in isolated areas is as rewarding as it is challenging for
US beef for Japan
23 Feb 05 SHIPMENTS of US beef could be arriving in Japan by June. Japan's ruling party has endorsed a decision to allow US methodology to determine the age of cattle for export to Japan. This removes a large obstacle standing in the way of resumption of
WA has role in Swiss market
23 Feb 05 LONG-TERM Swiss lamb importer GVFI has called upon farmers to ensure a continuous year-round supply of stock to WA¹s main lamb exporter, WAMMCO International. GVFI marketing manager Sam Sprunger told farmers that despite seasonal lamb producti
Watch the US and learn
23 Feb 05 AUSTRALIAN farmers could take a leaf out of the US book when it came to getting what they wanted from governments, a Crop Updates speaker said in reference to genetically modified crops. US National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) president Le
Board recommends San Miguel offer
10 Feb 05 THE BOARD of National Foods Ltd have lent their support to a takeover bid for the Australian diary company by Philippine brewing giant San Miguel. The National Foods board has released its Target Statement in response to San MiguelÕs takeover
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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
I'm one of the people who want marijuana to be legalized, some city have been approved it but
Medicinal cannabis could be crop option
#blueysmegacarshowandcruise2019 10 years on Daniels Ute will be apart of another massive cause.
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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