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A SMALL band of WA wheatgrowers have pledged to deliver their wheat to the national pool this year d
30 Nov 06 In the past 12 months, the future of Australia¹s wheat industry has hinged on the outcome of Commissioner Terence Cole¹s report into AWB¹s involvement in the Iraqi kickbacks scandal. With the report and its recommendations now publicly released, a
AWB has refuted claims it will be forced to sell off its subsidiary company Landmark to meet the leg
30 Nov 06 AWB will be under pressure to maintain Landmark in the event that the single desk is taken away from its management as a consequence of the Federal Government¹s response to the oil-for-food saga. The single desk provides the company with a regular
FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran has confirmed an Australian Competition and Consumer Com
30 Nov 06 Mr McGauran said farmers were selling more stock than ever because of increased stockfeed prices and the unlikely chance of rain. ³They simply cannot afford to keep their stock alive through the upcoming summer,² he said. ³Therefore more sheep
LIVESTOCK producers in WA could have had another fully operational abattoir in the South-West by now
30 Nov 06 Another processing facility would have been a godsend for WA producers during the drought year, when abattoirs were filled to capacity and the livestock export trade was shipping record numbers. The snagging point seems to be a lack of dialogue be
THE saleyard fiasco in WA is in its third year of turmoil and WA growers and lobby groups are angere
30 Nov 06 Tempers have reached the point where WAFar-mers and the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) are requesting a joint meeting with Agriculture Minister Kim Chance and Treasurer Eric Ripper. WAFarmers Livestock Council president Mike Norton an
WITH a WorkSafe prohibition notice placed on the ramshackle Midland pig saleyards last week, small p
30 Nov 06 Bakers Hill pig farmer Dave Sloan said he felt small producers were at the mercy of the processors because of the yard closure. ³The writing has been on the wall for a long time, but I don¹t think it is right for WA farmers to be left high and dry
A DECISION with the potential to allow producers access to genetically modified (GM) cotton in WA¹s
15 Nov 06 Despite approval from OGTR ‹ the federal GM regulator ‹ the decision will not provide any immediate benefit for agricultural producers in north WA because of the State Government¹s policy on GM production. While the approval provides scope for GM
AN Agriculture Department report has supported a widespread theory among WA livestock producers of a
15 Nov 06 Of all the major meat markets studied by Mr Burggraf, WA was consistently behind national average prices in nearly all sectors. Trade steer prices in WA were as much as 31pc below national averages and export lamb prices were 16pc lower during the
CO-OPERATIVE Bulk Handling (CBH) has vowed to keep on resubmitting its two-million-tonne, Asian flou
15 Nov 06 Despite its first application being knocked back last week, CBH has vowed to maintain pressure on AWB in what is looming as a major battle for Australian wheat export rights. CBH spokesperson Rhys Ainsworth said the company submitted a second lice
FARMERS face paying up to $250,000 in fines for failing to report land damaged by chemical and fuel
15 Nov 06 Under the new legislation landowners and corporations are obliged to report any contaminated land sites to the Environment and Conservation Department (DEC) to ensure public disclosure of any potential health risks. Failure to do so will result in
NEWER, stronger strains of worms have developed resistance to the late 1980s¹ saviour for sheep para
15 Nov 06 But now 60-80pc of Austra-lian farms have reported that their flocks possess some degree of resistance to ivermectin. Ivermectin belongs to the macrocyclic lactones (ML) group of compounds, which were discovered in the 1970s. NSW Primary Indus
O¹CONNOR MHR Wilson Tuckey has called on the Federal Government to establish an independent, forensi
15 Nov 06 But Mr Tuckey¹s desire to attack AWB is not his only solution to the problems he says are inherent in Australia¹s wheat export marketing system. He promotes changes to four sections of the Wheat Marketing Act, the existing legislation that gives A
ONE of Australia¹s top three Wagyu herds, combined with a premium land investment opportunity, have
15 Nov 06 The Wagyu breeding herd of 20,000 head comprises a gene pool selected from the Wally Rae ³The Overflow² lines. This has provided one of the highest levels of pure or near-pure Wagyu herds, offering an availability situation believed to be unparall
SOME of WA¹s most inspiring community groups and individuals gathered in Perth last week to be given
15 Nov 06 All winners received a $2000 account from the Commonwealth Bank and a handcrafted trophy. Even from the distribution of the certificates of achievement it was clear that it would not have been an easy task for the judging panel, which included Fa
THE livestock export trade is demanding the removal of a series of anti-live export billboards in Pe
15 Nov 06 The billboards depict live sheep in truck crates and in abattoirs with captions alleging the live export trade directly competes with the chilled meat market. Australian Posters manages the billboards with PACAT advertising, and charge about $1600
THE Prime SAMM and Dohne industry bodies have lodged an official appeal with the Australian Wool Exc
15 Nov 06 The Stud Merino Breeders Association WA was pleased with the proposed new code, which it felt guaranteed Merino wool bales against claims of dark and medullated fibre contami-nation. AWEX chief executive officer Mark Grave confirmed AWEX had recei
THE State Government has announced a review of Aboriginal-held stations, to look at ways of improvin
15 Nov 06 About 12pc of all WA pastoral leases are held by Aboriginal organisations and, according to Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan, some have been experiencing problems. Many of the stations are not run at capacity and are manage
WAFARMERS has exerted more pressure on AWB to release full details of its controversial services agr
15 Nov 06 Many grower lobby groups, including the Grains Council of Australia (GCA), have called on AWB to release details of the break fee, which came to light following an investigation by the Wheat Export Authority (WEA). The break fee would compensate
WHEAT Australia has slammed AWB¹s veto of its latest bulk export licence application as a serious se
15 Nov 06 But with the application rejected, the consortium fears that Australian wheatgrowers will be unable to supply the sizeable Iraqi market, leaving the door open to the threat of Canadian and US wheat exports into Iraq. In an official statement, Whea
WHEN private commodities trader David Burton visited Kulin, WA, recently to teach local farmers how
15 Nov 06 Mr Burton¹s visit to Kulin was timely because of the current volatility in the world wheat market and in particular the current threat of change to Australia¹s single desk wheat export marketing system brought on by the Cole inquiry. With many gro
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