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Calls for united farmers front
19 Apr 06 MEAT and Livestock Australia (MLA) board director and Hillside Meats owner Peter Trefort says the lack of unity in the WA farming community could be used as ammunition by animal welfare groups. Mr Trefort said one voice was needed to represent
Perth in bid for sheep CRC
19 Apr 06 WA scientific researchers have made a combined bid for a sheep cooperative research centre (CRC) to be based in Perth. The bid has been put forward by Agricultural Research WA (ARWA) - a consortium of leading researchers from WA government res
QANTAS staff to wear wool.
19 Apr 06 WHEN one of the world's leading fashion designers is prepared to back Merino wool, woolgrowers can rightly assume the industry is still alive and well. For Peter Morrissey it's simple, he loves working with Australian wool. Mr Morrissey dresses
Wool prices take a necessary breather
19 Apr 06 WOOLGROWERS may be disheartened by recent declining wool prices, but predictions do not suggest a further spiralling towards last year's low figures. While wool prices were on the rise earlier in the year, many WA brokers warned not to expect
AWI develops relationships
12 Apr 06 VALUE adding and closer relationships with end users of wool have been identified as key areas for expansion in a report released by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) this week. The study commissioned 12 months ago reports on supply chain and price
CBH announces $61m profit
12 Apr 06 MAXIMISING the performance of storage, handling and marketing activities and guaranteeing future markets will remain the principal focus of CBH Group operations. That was the message from group chairman Tony Critch and chief executive officer
Claims WA Royal Agricultural Society heading for trouble
12 Apr 06 THE knives are out for the WA Royal Agricultural Society (RASWA) amid claims it is inexorably heading towards its demise. The RASWA, which runs the Perth Royal Show, has just appointed its seventh chief executive officer (CEO) in the past eig
Fonterra bows to WA pressure
12 Apr 06 FONTERRA has bowed to pressure from the WA dairy industry by announcing changes to its milk pricing structure. Fonterra's base price for milk in WA will be increased by 1.5 cents per litre (c/L) and it will be paid from April 1, 2006 (previous
GCA joins push for desk change
12 Apr 06 THE nation's peak graingrower body has joined the queue pushing for radical changes to the wheat export single desk. A discussion paper released last week by the Grains Council of Australia (GCA) at Grains Week in Canberra proposed an overhaul
Go corporate, give farmers returns
12 Apr 06 THE CBH Group investment in overseas flour mills was hotly debated at the company's annual general meeting last week with growers divided on the move. Bodallin grain, sheep and cattle producers Bob and Anne Della Bosca (pictured) have been member/
Hyfield takes top honours
12 Apr 06 THE Kojonup-based Hyfield Poll Merino stud dominated the Poll Merino judging at the Williams Gateway Expo this year when it won both the grand champion Poll Merino ram and ewe awards. The awards topped off an excellent month of showing for the
Keeping stakeholders in the loop
12 Apr 06 FARM lobby groups have warned the State Government to keep stakeholders involved in water reform after it signed the National Water Initiative last week. Premier Alan Carpenter and Prime Minister John Howard signed off on the initiative in Per
Locusts loom as threat
12 Apr 06 WHEATBELT farmers are facing the threat of another locust plague, with some pastoralists in the far north in the insect's destructive path. Agriculture Department invasive species manager Damian Collopy said it was surprising another outbreak
Merino record books rewritten at Williams
12 Apr 06 MERINO record books were rewritten at the Williams Gateway Expo last Saturday, when a fine-medium wool Merino ram from the Lewisdale stud was sashed the supreme champion. The win marked the first time in WA Merino history that a fine-medium wo
No place for enthusiasm
12 Apr 06 THE worker shortage problem extends throughout the agricultural sector and is a massive issue in the pastoral industry. Many stations have been relying on backpackers to fill their employment void, but visa conditions prevent the visitors fro
Popular Woolmark logo entangled in negativity
12 Apr 06 WOOLGROWERS and consumers have lost faith in the world's most recognisable wool product symbol - the Woolmark logo. Appearing on everything from carpets to expensive woollen suits for four decades, the Woolmark logo has attracted a negative re
Rail takeover met with cautious optimism
12 Apr 06 THE Queensland Rail (QR) takeover of Australian Railroad Group (ARG) has been met with cautious optimism by WA's peak grains cooperative. CBH Group logistics strategy manager Rob Voysey said the company was optimistic because QR had proven its
Seed quarantine stalls salt wheat trials
12 Apr 06 LOCAL field trials of a salt-tolerant wheat variety have been postponed due to the Agriculture Department's continued filter on wheat seed imports into WA. The filter ban was imposed late last year after wheat streak mosaic virus was discovere
Show us the money: growers
12 Apr 06 FARMERS should be getting a better share of the CBH Group's profit, according to growers at the company's annual general meeting last week. Moorine Rock graingrower Bruce Harvey made the trip to Perth last week for the CBH meeting. The whea
Tax incentive 'corporate welfare'
12 Apr 06 THERE is considerable debate in the US about whether tax incentives for ethanol production equates to corporate welfare for a few large producers. US Consul General to Perth Robin McClellan said the US 2005 Energy Policy Act contained several prov
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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
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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