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CBH $150m loan spotlight
20 Apr 05 Speaking at the CBH annual general meeting last week, finance manager Allyn Wasley has conceded that the details of CBH's $150m loan to buy shares in Futuris had not been fully explained. CBH has secured a $150m loan facility from an Australia
Crop at risk as transport network goes off the rails
20 Apr 05 THE WA rail system is unsustainable due to relatively low tonnages of grain being transported on rail and an expansive rail network needed to cope with the grain movements, according to Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH). Logistics strategy mana
Election sparks voting debate
20 Apr 05 WHAT was expected to be a normal re-election of specialist director Lloyd Guthrey at the CBH annual general meeting turned into a debate about whether a poll should have been called and voting inequities in CBH¹s four grower zones. When the motion
Farmers sign to stop reform
20 Apr 05 MORE than 100 Lake Grace area farmers have made a desperate plea to Agriculture Minister Kim Chance to break party ranks and oppose one vote, one value electoral reform. Mr Chance attended a WAFarmers Lake Graze zone meeting last week and reit
Growers question CBH investments
20 Apr 05 QUESTION time at the Cooperative Bulk Handling (CBH) annual general meeting last week was not long enough for some members wanting to gain information about issues like offshore flour milling investments. CBH chief executive officer Imre Mencs
Terminal sire selection the key
20 Apr 05 MORE than 100 WA lamb producers got an insight into the most up to date information available on prime lamb production, at the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Prime Time for Prime Lamb forum in York last Friday. An initiative of MLA and the
20 Apr 05 Iraq accepts debt write-off but rejects our wheat By PETER HENDERSON THE future of Australia¹s Iraqi wheat market appeared to be hanging in the balance after reports the interim Iraqi government had suspended further imports of Australi
WA farmers in carbon trading wilderness
20 Apr 05 THERE has been a mixed reaction to a plan by Australian state and territory governments to consider a national carbon credits trading scheme for greenhouse gas emissions without Federal Government participation. The proposed national scheme wa
Winners and losers in primary sites plan
20 Apr 05 WHILE the spotlight on executive members at the CBH annual general meeting (AGM) made it difficult for them to see the audience under dimmed lighting, it still became clear who would be the winners and losers in the CBH primary sites plan. It
$5 million bull market
13 Apr 05 THE $5 million barrier was broken again by WAís stud beef bull breeders in 2004-2005 with 1427 bulls sold at auction for a gross of $5,176,400. Despite a less than favourable season across the state, bull sales, while not as buoyant as 2003-20
Bioclip released to public
13 Apr 05 THE Bioclip natural wool harvesting system took the final step to commercial availability when animal health company Merial simultaneously telecast its launch to wool producers gathered at 25 centres around Australia. Merial managing director
By PETER HENDERSON
13 Apr 05 WA welcomes federal support WHILE somewhat belated, the Federal Government's decision to support all 2004 Wheat Marketing Review recommendations has been welcomed by WA farm lobby groups. PGA western grain growers chairman Leon Bradley said
Farmers risk fire fines
13 Apr 05 FARMERS could be slapped with fines for thousands of dollars if they cause damage to Western Power infrastructure during the stubble burning season. The utility claims country power supplies are disrupted each year when fires spread from paddocks
Levy faces WA uphill battle
13 Apr 05 CATTLE producers will have their final say on the proposed $1.50 increase in the cattle transaction levy for marketing through a postal ballot of levy payers that will open on June 14 and close on July 27. PGA meat and livestock chairman Tim D
Mt Barker soil plan pays off
13 Apr 05 MT Barker area farmer Bert Henderson has a passion for conservation that stretches back as far as his passion for agriculture. Due to the threat of encroaching salinity, Bert never fully cleared the property he took up with wife Nan in the 1950s.
Pastoralists push for EC overhaul
13 Apr 05 A LITTLE relief was given to drought-stricken farmers last week as the north-eastern Wheatbelt was given exceptional circumstances (EC) status and made eligible for drought assistance. About 120 farmers will be able to apply for up to two yea
Private port in limbo
13 Apr 05 THE proponent of a private port at Kwinana, James Point Pty Ltd (JPPL) could have its project amended or scrapped after the State Government flagged its intention to build an overflow container facility in the same area. Fremantle Ports has re
Producers drive change at Grain and Graze
13 Apr 05 WA's Avon region launched its Grain and Graze project last week at Northam, where over 100 producers from across southern Australia viewed developments in mixed farming operations to increase profitability and environmental sustainability. One
Season impacts on bull sales
13 Apr 05 FOR an example of how big an impact seasonal conditions have on stud stock sales, you only need to look at the results of the 2004 -2005 bull selling season. A good break in 2004 set things up for a good growing season, but then the rain cut o
Total crop licenses unlikely but possible
13 Apr 05 THE Grain Licencing Authority (GLA) could issue bulk grain export licences for WA's entire coarse grain crop if applicants met the required criteria. However, GLA chairman Colin Mann said this was unlikely to happen because the authority had t
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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
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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
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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