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AWB helps out with stockfeed options
29 Jun 06 WA farmers in desperate need of access to grain feed requirements can now purchase wheat from the AWB National Pool. The new initiative was set up to help farmers affected by the dry start to the season and will allow growers to purchase grain
Canola coping with cold dry weather
29 Jun 06 DESPITE its reputation for being the first plant likely to come under threat from a dry start, this season's canola crop is coping with the cold and dry conditions better than expected. As the first crop planted in most rotations each year, it
China open to Fonterra
29 Jun 06 FONTERRA is expanding into China with the blessing of the Chinese Government, which wants increased dairy consumption in its population. The blessing means Fonterra has entered a joint venture with a 43pc stake in the Chinese dairy company San
Classers cutting contamination
29 Jun 06 WOOLCLASSERS across WA have stepped up to the challenge of lifting the standard of the state's wool clip. The Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) has regularly reported unacceptable levels of contamination in wool clips and WA has been identified
Elders takes up share in Harvey Beef
29 Jun 06 ELDERS has gone cow mad after beefing up its share in the meat market by acquiring 20pc of WA's biggest processor, Harvey Beef. Elders WA livestock manager James Cornish said the company's share in Harvey Beef would reinforce its philosophy of
High spirits in York despite rain
29 Jun 06 DESPITE gloomy skies and a diminishing seasonal outlook, spirits were high at the York Bowling Club last week as the farming gathered for the drought breakers' breakfast. Organised by local farmer and community leader Peter Boyle, the event br
Ironbar serves up attack on wheat growers group
29 Jun 06 O'CONNOR MHR Wilson Tuckey has given AWB another serve of his razor-sharp wheat industry rhetoric. Mr Tuckey's continued calls for AWB to surrender its power of veto was this week combined with an attack on the wheat exporter's ability to maintain
Laughter the best medicine
29 Jun 06 WHEATBELT Men's Health coordinator Julien Krieg was ecstatic to hear about the success of the York drought breakers' breakfast. Wheatbelt Men's Health was one of the many groups that supported the community driven event and was genuinely concerned
Narrogin mallee plant gets reprieve
29 Jun 06 OIL mallee growers expecting the Narrogin mallee processing plant to close have been buoyed by a last-minute ministerial intervention to keep the plant operating. Energy Minister Fran Logan announced last week that he had asked plant owner Ver
NLIS to Russia with love
29 Jun 06 THE Russian Government is interested in adapting Australia's National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), according to the company behind the latest Elders cattle shipment to Russia. Adelaide-based Expo-Trade general manager Greg Dyner sai
No go for starling toxin
29 Jun 06 A STARLING toxin project to prevent the birds wreaking millions of dollars of damage on the WA agricultural industries has been unsuccessful in its attempt to secure crucial federal funding. A Federal Agriculture Department spokesman said an
No solution to visas for meatworkers
29 Jun 06 THE meat processing industry is desperately trying to resolve problems with the skilled workers' visa program designed to combat staff shortages in the industry. The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) met Federal Immigration Minister Aman
Resting pastures lifts profit
29 Jun 06 WA pastoralists heard how tactical resting from grazing can improve natural pastures and at the same time, significantly improve sheep productivity and profitability at two MLA Pastoral Prime Time forums held in the state's north last week. CSIRO
Test marketing could generate millions
29 Jun 06 THE Woolmark Company's (TWC) US$6.6 million test marketing project (TMP) could generate retail benefits of US$500 billion for Australian Merino wool. Farm Weekly exclusively named the two key US retailers participating in the TMP, Saks Fifth A
They're on the way
29 Jun 06 Farmers face locust invasion By COLIN BETTLES FARMERS are bracing their operations for a locust invasion that could reportedly eclipse the damage of the state's 2000 plague. With the dry spell showing no sign of abating, local farmer
WAFarmers split over single desk
29 Jun 06 NEWLY-ELECTED WAFarmers Grains Section senior vice president Robert Doney has embarrassed WAFarmers after publicly expressing personal views at odds to the organisation's single desk wheat marketing policy. An article in last week's Financial
What ever happened to: Wolf Boetcher?
29 Jun 06 WOLF Boetcher was born in Berlin in 1932. He migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1952, later moving to Sydney where he became a successful businessman. Deciding that he really wanted to be a farmer, he moved to Ajana in 1965 and took up a bloc
Young farmers find their voice
29 Jun 06 YOUNG Aussie farmers have made a name for themselves in Canberra by forming the inaugural National Council of Young Farmers earlier this year. Rather than moan about being ignored by the country's decision-makers, 12 forward-thinking farmers f
Freak summer rains boost lambing
15 Jun 06 WA SHEEP producers are marvelling at the increased sets of twins and triplets at foot this season lifting lambing percentages up to 105pc. The wet summer and subsequent feed is probably the reason for the rise in lamb numbers. But with hist
Sheep tags imminent
15 Jun 06 MANDATORY sheep National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) in WA is expected to come into force next month - five months after the preliminary deadline has passed. The original deadline was January 1, 2006. That was then changed to June 3
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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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