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Farmers asked to lend a hand
13 Apr 05 THE Pastoralists and Graziers' Association (PGA) has appealed to farmers to assist Great Southern victims of the recent heavy rains with donations of replacement sheep and cropping assistance. Heavy rains and icy temperatures surrounding the A
New auctioneer sold on WA wool
13 Apr 05 WEST Coast Wools recently employed its first female auctioneer, one of only a few in the Australian wool industry. Cherie Vagg joins the company from the eastern states, where she has been a wool auctioneer for about 10 years. Cherie was th
New WAMIA chief wanted
13 Apr 05 MIKE Donnelly has resigned as chief executive officer of the WA Meat Industry Authority to take up the same position at the Perth Market Authority. Mr Donnelly has been WAMIA CEO since 1995 and has played a pivotal role in the relocation of the Mi
Public to get live export lesson
13 Apr 05 WA producers¹ concerns for live export will be addressed at three producer meetings with representatives of the National Farmers' Federation and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). Following comments made at the WAFarmers pastoral conference b
Sunny Valley enters history as first supreme double winner
13 Apr 05 THE record books were re-written at the Williams Gateway Expo last Saturday when a Merino ram from the Jackson family's Sunny Valley stud, Kojonup, was sashed the supreme champion. The win marked the first time a stud had taken home the Willia
Anger over upkeep of CBH receival bins
06 Apr 05 THE deterioration of Co-operative Bulk Handling (CBH) secondary receival bins, and who should bear their maintenance and service costs, led to some heated discussion during the WAFarmers grain conference. Bindi Bindi farmer Bruce Piper said that
Comfort and workability behind new shed
06 Apr 05 WOOLKABIN Merino stud recently unveiled their brand new shearing shed, and as far as shearing sheds go this is certainly a deluxe model. The Patterson family has been farming for over 100 years, beginning in 1887 with Elliot Patterson's grand
Committee in bid to raise levies
06 Apr 05 THE Beef Industry Funding Steering Committee (BIFSC) believes the time is right for a $1.50/hd increase in the cattle transaction levy. Its report, Funding for the Future, recommends the rise to $5/hd. The BIFSC was formed to address Cattl
Corporatisation not ruled out
06 Apr 05 CO-OPERATIVE Bulk Handling (CBH) chairman Robert Sewell has not ruled out the possibility of corporatisation, after scraping back in to the Kwinana zone in last week's CBH director elections. But Mr Sewell, who defeated challenger and Beacon f
GLA and NCP eye common fate
06 Apr 05 THE future of the National Competition Policy (NCP), currently in the balance, is very much intertwined with the future of the Gain Licencing Authority (GLA), according to Agriculture Minister Kim Chance. He said more information would be prov
Insight into Chinese wool market
06 Apr 05 WA WOOLGROWERS may see a slight price rise in their product according to Elders portfolio manager Mark Screaigh. "From a growers' point of view it is difficult to see a big price rise as it is very dependent on the Australian dollar," he said.
Iraq wheat transition snag
06 Apr 05 AWB Ltd has disputed claims Iraq suspended Australia's 1mt wheat contract last week. Media speculation suggested that Iraqi officials had suspended the contract due to comments by AWB executives that AWB extracted big premiums on wheat sales t
Live export end inevitable: RSPCA
06 Apr 05 THE RSPCA has claimed farmers need to accept the inevitable end of the live export trade. In a brave address at the WA Farmers Federation (WAFF) annual conference pastoral dinner last week, RSPCA president Lynn Bradshaw told producers that her
Oversupply myth haunts Canadian, Australian farms
06 Apr 05 CANADIAN farm researcher Darrin Qualman placed the blame squarely on input providers when discussing the farm income crisis affecting countries such as Canada and Australia. Mr Qualman, research director at the Farmers Union of Canada (FUC), said
Rural seats at stake: Birney
06 Apr 05 STATE opposition leader Matt Birney claims that if successful, the government's one vote, one value legislation will strip more seats from rural WA than its previous failed attempt at electoral reform. Mr Birney said the latest incarnation of
Single desk moot point for China
06 Apr 05 THE Australian single export desk for wheat could be a bargaining chip in negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) with China, it was revealed at the WAFarmers conference breakfast last week. In response to questions at the breakfast, Departm
THE BIG WET
06 Apr 05 Pleasure and pain for WA By KEN WILSON HIGH stock losses, mainly south of Kojonup, marred a confidence-boosting frontal system last week that delivered good rainfall throughout most of the Wheatbelt. While the majority of farmers are
Warning sounded on US FTA
06 Apr 05 A CANADIAN farm researcher has offered a dire warning for the future of Australian agriculture under a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US. Farmers Union of Canada (FUC) research director Darrin Qualman said Canada's FTA with the US had dir
Wheat floor price motion defeated
06 Apr 05 A WAFarmers grain conference motion calling for the WA State Government to introduce a $220/t guaranteed minimum price (GMP) for the 2005/06 wheat season was narrowly defeated last week. On first count the motion, presented by the Corrigin-Lake Gr
Yes to Single Vision, but no to new levy
06 Apr 05 A motion was passed by WAFarmers at the 2005 grain conference supporting the Single Vision proposal, but only if it was funded from existing Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) levies. During the conference some delegates questioned
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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
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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
Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
24 Sep 18
THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
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.
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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