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Coalition aims for prosperity in rural WA
04 Feb 05 THE number one objective of a Coalition government would be to achieve a genuine spread of prosperity across rural, regional and metropolitan WA, according to Opposition leader Colin Barnett. Mr Barnett said he had visited as many country communit
Court case Œcould end live export¹
04 Feb 05 ANIMALS Australia had a major win in the Supreme Court last week, forcing the WA Department of Local Government and Regional Development to answer why it had not investigated claims that live sheep export breaches WA animal welfare laws. The
Europeans ask for unmulesed wool
04 Feb 05 EASTERN states wool brokers have confirmed they have received enquiries from European buyers for wool from unmulesed sheep. The move was believed to have been initiated by animal rights group PETA, which has been lobbying clothing retailers to
Growers rally at PC inquiry
04 Feb 05 WA pork producers had their chance to support their submissions in person at the Productivity Commission (PC) inquiry hearing in Perth. Eight formal submissions from WA producers and industry groups were heard by the commissioner in charge of
Guarantee Grain Pool crop share: Omodei
04 Feb 05 COALITION agriculture spokesman Paul Omodei has backed the role of the Grain Licensing Authority (GLA), but said the single desk structure under the Grain Pool (GPPL) has a major role to play as long as the majority of WA graingrowers continue to
Irregular supply, weights hamper goat industry
04 Feb 05 THE development of WA's goat industry is being hampered by inconsistent supply and variable dressing weights, according to Goat Industry Council president Justine Hall. Mrs Hall said the majority of markets for goat meat were based on a generi
Pakistan licence anger
04 Feb 05 THE Grain Pool has claimed that a Grain Licensing Authority (GLA) special export licence holder was selling 38,000t of WA canola to one of its existing customers. Grain Pool general manager Andy Crane said market intelligence had confirmed the c
PGA hails 'blow to single desk'
04 Feb 05 THE GLA review has been described by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) as another crippling factual blow to the supporters of monopoly grain marketing. PGA Western Graingrowers chairman Leon Bradley said the RSM Bird Cameron key find
Record year for feedlot industry
04 Feb 05 THE 2004 December quarter survey for the Australian feedlot industry activity revealed 752,305 head on feed. The figure was only 0.88pc less than the record number on feed in the September survey. Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA) pres
Regional infrastructure vital
04 Feb 05 IMPROVEMENTS to regional infrastructure, property right protection and a major upgrade of the Agriculture Department form the basis of the National Party's election platform for the upcoming state election. Nationals leader Max Trenorden said his
Stable dairy industry needed
04 Feb 05 WA dairy farmers are calling for their plight to be recognised, as bidding for New Zealand dairy giant National Foods Limited intensifies. With Fonterra and the San Miguel Corporation trying to wrest control of National Foods, WAFarmers dairy
Uproar over EU wheat subsidies
04 Feb 05 PRIME Minister John Howard has criticised the European Union for restarting wheat export subsidies for two million tonnes of wheat exports, after a lapse of 18 months. Speaking at the world economic forum at Davos in Switzerland earlier this week,
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The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
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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
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
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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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