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$8m wheat breeding breakthrough
30 Mar 05 A NEW high-tech Australian approach to wheat breeding is set to significantly boost Australia's $8 billion-a-year wheat industry. The world-leading molecular technology will rapidly improve Australian wheat grain - and with it the industry's prod
China FTA boost for grains
30 Mar 05 THE Grains Council of Australia says the potential free trade agreement (FTA) with China would offer Australian grain producers new opportunities for investment in value-adding for the rapidly growing Chinese consumer market. GCA president Keith P
Elders, Telstra hook-up
30 Mar 05 ELDERS and Telstra Country Wide have formed an alliance which will see Telstra products and services available at Elders branches. They launched their alliance at the Elders branch in Northam last week, one of only two locations in Australia to tr
Esperance mouse numbers on rise
30 Mar 05 GROWERS in the Esperance region fear a large infestation of mice this season. Mice are nearly always present in paddocks but largely go unnoticed when numbers are low - but they breed quickly under favourable conditions. While the Agricultu
Live trade agreement signed
30 Mar 05 A MEMORANDUM of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Australia and Kuwait. It is the second bilateral agreement covering the live animal trade to the Middle East, following the signing of a MOU with the United Arab Emirates in December 200
Progress for Live Sheep shipments
30 Mar 05 A MEMORANDUM of Understanding (MOU) signed between Australia and Kuwait represents the second bilateral agreement covering the live animal trade to the Middle East. Following the signing of a MoU with the United Arab Emirates in December 200
Property rights battle continues
30 Mar 05 THE Coalition for Property Rights (CPR) claims a Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM) document has been downplayed to conceal its potentially serious impact on land use in WA. CPR chief executive Leo Killigrew said CALM's 'Tow
Sapphire wheat classified hard
30 Mar 05 AWB Ltd has upgraded the classification of GBA Sapphire wheat from AWB Premium White (APW) to Australian Hard (AH). AH is the highest pay grade awarded for hard wheat in WA. Grain Biotech Australia (GBA) general manager Dr Paul Fox said Sapphir
Shenton leaves growers in the lurch
30 Mar 05 WA grain growers who received an Australian Premium White (APW) classification for GBA Shenton wheat last year will have to bin it as feed for the 05-06 harvest. The Shenton wheat, developed by Grain Biotech Australia (GBA) and commercialised
WA, Brazil strengthen trade ties
30 Mar 05 AGRICULTURAL trade relations between WA and Brazil will be strengthened as a result of a visit by a delegation from the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. Agriculture Minister Kim Chance said the delegation would investigate opportunities for collabora
Weather dampens shearing record attempt
30 Mar 05 BAD weather forced 31-year-old Esperance shearer Dwayne Black to postpone his world record shearing attempt near Kojonup last weekend. The event has been rescheduled for this Saturday. Dwayne had shorn 291 Merino ewes in the three runs bef
$10,000 top at Shorthorn sale
09 Mar 05 AT a strong, well supported West Australian Shorthorn sale last week, the top price bull of the sale from Lindsay and Helen Payneís, Linsmau Shorthorn stud, Bullsbrook, was knocked down for $10,000 to DC & BD Brindal, Minginew. Linsmau Poc Exp
Ex-CBH manager says change not needed
09 Mar 05 COOPERATIVE Bulk Handling was more likely to face competition in its core storage and handling services if it was corporatised, a former CBH manager said. David Williams, who was managing director of CBH's BulkWest subsidiary from 1999-2003, said
Gains made in salt tolerant wheat
09 Mar 05 THE development of genetically modified salt tolerant wheat in WA is continuing, with some promising signs in hydroponics experiments. A trial at Murdoch University is attempting to develop salt tolerant bread wheat with good quality grain.
Harvey beef is winning recipe
09 Mar 05 HEAD chef of the Perth entrant in the second series of My Restaurant Rules, Shane Keighley, was taking no chances on quality when the restaurant opened in Fremantle on March 1. The menu featured Harvey beef, which is underpinned by the Meat Standa
Highway ban fuels port push
09 Mar 05 THE State Government is planning to ban heavy trucks using the Leach Highway and South Street by the end of this year, after completion of the Roe Highway extension to Kwinana Freeway. The planned ban would mean trucks travelling to Fremantle
Merino wool hits Paris catwalks
09 Mar 05 A NEW featherweight wool fabric developed by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and Sydney-based knitter DPK has made its Paris fashion week debut. Celebrated Australian designer Akira Isogawa chose the 100pc Australian Merino fabric to be used
PETA linked with terrorist groups
09 Mar 05 MOVES are afoot on multiple fronts to severely curb the activities of radical animal rights groups, following revelations that PETA has knowingly funded recognised terrorist groups. Campaigns of deliberate misinformation and organised violence
Rate rise will hit farmers
09 Mar 05 FARM finances, already reeling from the strong Australian dollar, have been hit by a 0.25pc rise in interest rates. With debt averaging about $370,000 per Australian farm, the rise is expected to cost the rural sector $120 million. It is th
WA freight advantage a big bonus to Asia
09 Mar 05 SEBERANG Flour Mills managing director Soon Bin Neoh gave those assembled at last week's Agcon Conference a rare insight into the perception that Asian companies have of trading with Australia. "We like trading with Australia, so what am I goi
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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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