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Brooks buoyed by China barley demand
27 Apr 05 AFTER a very successful two-week tour of China, Brooks Grains Ltd principal Chris Brooks has confirmed the company will be increasing its export barley stocks by as much as 1mt for the 2005/06 harvest. "Brooks Grain already supplies about 25 per c
Grain Pool accused of price discounting
27 Apr 05 The gloves are off in a war of words between two major players in the WA grain industry. GRAIN Pool's (GPPL) claim earlier this year that it been undercut by Grain Licencing Authority (GLA) licences has been met by new claims that GPPL itself
Live exports main focus for Minister Truss while in the Middle East
27 Apr 05 AGRICULTURE Minister Warren Truss will travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Eritrea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Jordan this week to strengthen negotiations on Australia's livestock export trade to the Middle East. Mr Truss plans to meet wit
Mimicry best way of battling activists
27 Apr 05 WA advocates of genetically modified (GM) foods have been advised to mimic the activists fighting to stop their introduction in Australian agriculture. The lesson came from president of Canadian public relations firm ePublic Relations, Ross Ir
MLA's window of opportunity
27 Apr 05 FOLLOWING the signing of a Statement of Intent to initiate negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and China, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) have officially opened their office in Beijing. MLA chairman David Crombie
Plans reach fork in salinity pipeline
27 Apr 05 WHILE the debate about channelling saline Wheatbelt water to the ocean continues to rage, a new proposal seeks to send the water further inland to the Goldfields. The scheme has been suggested by outgoing Member for the Mining and Pastoral reg
Pollies scared of media blacklash
27 Apr 05 THE chief executive of the Shire of Cunderdin claims WA politicians are not discussing more equitable solutions to electoral reform for fear of press scrutiny. Michael Keeble was among those visited by independent MLC Alan Cadby, when he was t
R&D the catalyst for growth
27 Apr 05 THE Australian grains industry has been averaging productivity gains of 3.2 per cent in the past 20 years, but about half of it has come from economies of scale, such as larger land holdings and bigger and better machinery. This begs the quest
Shearer among the athletic elite
27 Apr 05 DURING his world record effort, Esperance shearer Dwayne Black's shearing efforts weren't the only thing being put to test. Kerry McGawley, a sports clinician from the University of WA, made a number of tests on Dwayne during his recent world
WA on the right track, for now
27 Apr 05 THE Australian Railroad Group (ARG) has admitted to concerns that the WA rail grain network might not be sustainable in the long term, but in the same breath refuted claims the network is under immediate threat. ARG, which runs all WA's track
Windidda lease forfeited
27 Apr 05 THE Windidda Aboriginal Community (WAC) has forfeited their pastoral lease of Windidda station. The 355,000ha pastoral property, east of Wiluna, was found to be in a seriously run down condition in February, with a number of stock perishing a
Wool roller-coaster continues
27 Apr 05 DESPITE the market finishing on a high after the Easter recess, wool prices have slipped back down again in the last two weeks. The Western Market Indicator (WMI) closed at 704c last week, 3c lower than the week before (15th April), when ther
$1050 for Red Angus semen straws
20 Apr 05 AN opportunity to bid on a large number of Red Angus females and genetics attracted a big crowd of buyers from across Australia when the Liveringa Red Angus Stud herd was dispersed at Boyanup last week. Prices reached $6500 for an unjoined don
BIFSC forums will discuss live export promotion
20 Apr 05 THE Beef Industry Funding Steering Committee (BIFSC) will be holding five producer forums in WA to provide information and explain the details outlined by the committee for the cattle transaction levy increase proposal. The BIFSC has made a s
Blaweary claim first supreme ribbon
20 Apr 05 BLAWEARY Charolais Stud, Waterloo, took home their first Cattle Bonanza supreme exhibit ribbon last Saturday when one of their heifers was crowned queen of the show. In its 10th year, the Bonanza, also known as the Brunswick Heifer show, attra
Branding leaves a mark
20 Apr 05 WHILE dark and medullated fibres have always been a cause for concern to the quality of the Australian woolclip, branding products used by farmers and poor clip preparation are also issues needing attention. Tianyu Wool industry vice general e
Buffel grass - feed or weed?
20 Apr 05 THE pastoral industry is divided on the issue of introduced grasses, following the release of a report by the Cooperative Research Centre for Australian Weed Management (CRC). The report identified introduced grasses such as gamba, para, mission,
20 Apr 05 CHINESE mill operators are aware of Australian woolgrowers' struggle to find a balance between meat and wool production and the desire to stay in the wool game in light of low market return. Tianyu Wool Industry vice general manager Yiming Che
Old Lyndhurst favourite fetches $900
20 Apr 05 STUD ewes sold for up to $100 a head at the Lyndurst Stud Merino dispersal at Gnowangerup on Monday. The top price was bid by sheep classer Jeff Brown, who also paid $95 and $75 for other outstanding lines of ewes. But he declined to divulg
20 Apr 05 CHINESE mills are finding it hard to source labour following a government policy change. Tianyu Wool Industry vice general manager Yiming Chen said it was difficult to find people to work in mills because of a government policy favouring the agric
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