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AWB falls in line
31 May 06 AWB has bowed to industry pressure and is now committed to making further changes to the management of Australia's single desk wheat marketing system. Last week's announcement by AWB that it will adopt all the additional governance recommendat
AWEX review shuts auction rooms
31 May 06 THE Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) board has decided to move away from providing wool auction rooms in Sydney and Melbourne by the end of the year. By discontinuing the provision of auction rooms, AWEX will no longer operate as a landlord.
AWI denies generic agenda
31 May 06 AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation (AWI) maintains generic wool promotion is not on the board's agenda as the company prepares to release the recommended levy rates made by the 2006 WoolPoll panel this month. WoolPoll chairman John Keniry confirmed wi
Cole to meet with top cop
31 May 06 AUSTRALIA'S highest ranking police official and commissioner Terence Cole may discuss this week whether or not to lay charges against those involved in the Iraqi wheat scandal. Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty is schedu
Cyclone rain fattens pastoral cattle
31 May 06 WITH cattle prices firm, and the highest rainfall recorded in six years; for many pastoralists it is a dream come true. Yearling, steer and cow prices firmed by 5c at Monday's Midland sale, reaching the highest prices for the year. While ma
Deal is on ... apparently
31 May 06 ABB Grain chief Michael Iwaniw claims the Wheat Australia sale of 350,000t of wheat to Iraq valued at an estimated $90 million is back on. The deal's apparent rejuvenation comes a week after Wheat Australia announced it would not be able to do bus
Don't waste our money: grain growers
31 May 06 WA growers are concerned that the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is ignoring farmers' priorities in its pursuit of private investment. The GRDC generated $110 million revenue in 2004-05, spending $106.4m on research and dev
ES firm to build Muchea saleyards
31 May 06 THE WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) has appointed Dubbo-based Atlex Stockyard designers to build the Muchea saleyards. The stockyard design company confirmed this week that they had been appointed to design the yards. Completion date is Jun
Expenses cut into AWB profit
31 May 06 AWB announced a modest profit for its 2006 half year results, despite operating in a shadow cast by the Cole inquiry. In making the announcement, AWB Limited chairman Brendan Stewart acknowledged the company had experienced difficulty operatin
Exporter defends test case
31 May 06 EMANUEL Exports will continue to defend charges made against it under the WA Animal Welfare Act at a court hearing on a date to be set at the July 26 hearing. Emanuels and two of its directors were charged with animal cruelty over the transpor
Forget the fallacy - beer's fine
31 May 06 AGRICULTURE Department molecular geneticist and barley breeder Chengdao Li is developing a new variety of barley aimed at producing low-calorie beers. According to Mr Li, it is a common fallacy that beer is fattening. "Beer contains no fat
GM moratorium slows progress for WA canola
31 May 06 A MORATORIUM on the production of genetically modified (GM) canola is agitating the progress of WA's canola industry. Speaking at the launch of Oilseeds WA's latest venture, senior representatives agreed with questioning that suggested the mor
India contract a headache for AWB
31 May 06 AWB'S venture into the Indian market has been complicated by India's State Trading Corporation (STC) refusing to budge from the terms of its latest contract to import Australian wheat. STC has ruled out retrospective changes to its contract wi
Muchea to win back sales
31 May 06 THE WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) hopes producers will be attracted back to the auction system when the state-of-the-art Muchea saleyards is up and running. WAMIA acting chief executive officer David Saunders said the number of sheep sold
Sale reopens on strong note
31 May 06 JUST less than 500 pigs were registered and sold under Primaries agents at the return of the Midland pig sales last Wednesday. It is five weeks since the pig selling complex closed ‹ a decision unpopular among small producers and butchers.
Strong sales figures at Fairbridge alpaca event
31 May 06 ALPACA breeders were quick to buy selected females at the Fairbridge Village Alpaca Sale Day on May 27. While a few sheep farmers searched for alpaca wethers to act as flock guards the chequebooks came out from breeders for good quality female
Weather leads to better supply
31 May 06 HIGH goat prices and favourable trapping conditions in pastoral regions have created a great start to WA goat figures. WA's biggest goat processor Geraldton Meat Exporters (GME) has seen a movement towards consistent supply of goats ov
At the crossroads
25 May 06 THE future of the live export industry may well hinge on the success or failure of a court case mounted against Emanuel Exports by animal welfare group Animals Australia. A hearing to be held in the Perth Magistrate's Court today will further
Big variation down south
25 May 06 FARMERS in the great southern are pinning their hopes on Monday night's rain to get seeding underway officially. Variable falls in early and mid-April gave widespread pasture germination and although it is still hanging on most don't consider they
Sheep breeders aim high
25 May 06 AN Esperance sheep industry group is on track to increase its lambing percentages to 200pc. The Association for Sheep Husbandry Excellence Extension and Production (ASHEEP) has taken on the project in association with Merivale farmers David and D
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AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
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AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
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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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