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27 Jul 06 THERE may not have been a contingent of WA Merino breeders at the Australian Sheep and Wool show in Bendigo last week, but those who were there made their presence felt. At the sale on Monday Tenterden producers NT & DM Beech flew the WA flag when
AWB legal victory
27 Jul 06 THE beleaguered AWB has won the first battle in its fight to stop more than 1300 documents being tabled at the Cole inquiry after the Federal Court ruled last week that the court had jurisdiction over the documents¹ status. After protracted legal
Better late than never
27 Jul 06 WITH rains falling over much of the state this week and a significant front expected in the agricultural areas today, winter could finally be here. It has been a long wait for the skies to finally open, with the driest start to winter on recor
Call for full BJD eradication
27 Jul 06 A MARGARET River farmer whose herd was infected with Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD) nearly three decades ago says the latest Albany outbreak should be cleaned up to to maintain WA's BJD-free status. He has also called for a full disclosure of de
Chance sees the drought dramas
27 Jul 06 AGRICULTURE Minister Kim Chance compared his visit to WA's northern agricultural region last week to arriving at an airplane crash with a packet of band-aids. Mr Chance flew to the region last week to speak to growers and inspect conditions on
Elders support on display
27 Jul 06 ELDERS showed its support for rural WA last week when its state management team met with Agriculture Minister Kim Chance to discuss the position of the agriculture industry. The meeting focused on the state of WA's rural economy and what Elders ha
27 Jul 06 QUINTARRA Farms at Esperance is a property run by innovative farming family the Quinlivans, who have been early adaptors of new technology and management tools, ensuring they are able to meet the changing needs of the agriculture industry. Spe
Grizzling from growers over cost of mulesing
27 Jul 06 MULESING workshop administrator Kondinin Group has downplayed claims of woolgrowers grizzling at the cost of mulesing workshops. More than 100 people have been accredited so far in WA and a further 60 are booked in for workshops across the sta
Members force AWEX backdown
27 Jul 06 THE Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) has backed down on a decision to move away from providing auction rooms in the eastern states after consulting with its members. In May, AWEX decided to cut its ties as landlord for the Yennora and Brooklyn
Nationals' Narrogin road safety summit
27 Jul 06 THE WA Nationals will join forces with peak road safety agencies to host a road safety summit after a horror month on WA roads in July. More than nine people died as a result of fatal crashes in a two-week period this month, most of them on countr
Not happy Alannah, say drivers
27 Jul 06 LIVESTOCK stranded in yards and backlogged grain could be a real-life scenario on WA farms this year under the State Government's new heavy vehicle period permit. Under the new permit system, a series of approved road networks has been establi
Pigs set to be sold fortnightly
27 Jul 06 PIGS will be sold at Midland on a fortnightly basis starting on August 3, if the minimum requirement of stock numbers were registered by close of business yesterday. Selling agents Primaries needed a minimum of 250 pigs before the sale could g
Politicians have heads in sand over drought
27 Jul 06 AWB director and Morawa grower Chris Moffet pulled no punches when he met Agriculture Minister Kim Chance last week to discuss ramifications of the season¹s drought. Mr Moffet¹s external manner was cordial when sharing his thoughts with Mr Cha
Rain made little difference
27 Jul 06 A HEALTHY dose of rain last Friday and early this week has provided little more than slight relief for the majority of WA growers suffering from the drought. While another cold front is expected to deliver more rain on Thursday or Friday, expe
Rural youth ponder road safety
27 Jul 06 A PROPOSAL to increase compulsory learner driving hours has gathered support from WA rural youth. After more than 200 deaths on country WA roads in the past four years - many of them involving young people - the Road Safety Council conducted r
Too little, too late
27 Jul 06 FOR Dardanup dairy farmer John Giumelli this week's rainfall has come a little to late. "It's too cold in the year now to get the pasture growth we want, but I consider myself very fortunate," Mr Giumelli said. Many farmers in the Wheatbelt
Voting for the future
27 Jul 06 DAIRY farmers need to consider the future of their industry before recommending a new rate for the Dairy Service Levy next March. Dairy Australia managing director Mike Ginnivan said at the Dairy levy service dinner this month that producers
War should not affect trade
27 Jul 06 THE latest crisis in the Middle East will not affect Australia's live export trade, according to Landmark WA livestock manager Chris Medcalf. With war raging throughout Lebanon and northern Israel, Mr Medcalf expects the live trade between the
Wool at breaking point
27 Jul 06 POOR wool prices are not killing the wool industry, politics are. A baffled WoolProducers president Robert Pietsch has told Farm Weekly this week of his complete frustration at the lack of progress being made to reform the industry by those in
Testing for BJD
20 Jul 06 NEIGHBOURS of the Albany property infected with Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD) are being tested amid calls from some locals to release the property's exact location. It is understood the decision to release property details is at the landholder'
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