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Canola drops to record low
24 Aug 06 ANOTHER dry month has further dampened predictions for WA's canola crop, with 2006 set to deliver the lowest canola return in almost a decade. Oilseeds WA executive officer John Duff has estimated the state's potential yield at around 290,000t
Carps not helping Coles caper
24 Aug 06 NOT only will WA beef evade you on Coles' supermarket shelves, there is also a fair chance your fruit and vegetables will be below standard. Farm Weekly reported exclusively this month that beef sold in Coles' WA supermarkets came in unlabelle
Cashmere, pashmina, alpaca ‹ and Merlana
24 Aug 06 THE wool industry's would-be saviour, Andrew Russell, has suggested Merino can no longer be adopted and protected by the industry and has invented and registered the word Merlana to describe fine Australian Merino wool. It is a radical and far
Don't shoot the footrot sheriff
24 Aug 06 EXTRA funding and current technology will not help the Agriculture Department fully eradicate footrot in WA under new industry elimination prerequisites. The Footrot Eradication Campaign Advisory Committee (FECAC) will release ten perquisites
Drought Relief Package Announced
24 Aug 06 THE State Government has delivered details of its long-awaited drought assistance package after being criticised recently for dragging its feet in response to this year's harsh seasonal conditions. State Agriculture Minister Kim Chance has ann
Grass Patch agrees to QA harvest
24 Aug 06 CO-OPERATIVE Bulk Handling's (CBH) quest for quality has been given a boost with Grass Patch growers striking a unanimous agreement with CBH to implement a Quality Assurance (QA) scheme during this season's harvest. Also known as Better Farm I
Lupins a valuable aquaculture tool
24 Aug 06 LUPINS have long been considered a means of providing essential nitrogen for soil - as part of wheat crop rotation - and not much else. While growers regard lupins as an important element in long-term farming processes, they invariably play se
Pastoral industry loses pioneer
24 Aug 06 LACHLAN MCTAGGART OAM Born January 8, 1918 Died August 12, 2006. LACHLAN McTaggart gave a lifetime of unselfish service to the pastoral industry during a career that started on a station in the South Australian rangelands and stretched t
Prices shrivel from dry weather
24 Aug 06 THE dry season has caused a slump in lamb and sheep prices throughout Australia, with large numbers of poor-quality stock flooding the market. Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) reported national sheep and lamb saleyard indicators dropped betw
RUST NEVER SLEEPS
24 Aug 06 Tell-tale brown bridge spreading through south By COLIN BETTLES A RUST epidemic is threatening to further reduce the state's drought-stricken grain supply this harvest. New rust infections including stripe, leaf and stem rust have be
Weather predictions six months ahead
24 Aug 06 A DROUGHT warning system capable of more accurately predicting rainfall up to six months in advance is being developed for the south-eastern and south-western grain belts of Australia. If the research proves successful, Western Australian grow
When the tractors came to town
24 Aug 06 CITY people stopped and stared in amazement last week as the Dowerin field days committee brought the bush to the big smoke. Tractors, utes and trucks headed down St Georges Terrace in Perth and back up Riverside Drive in a parade that highlight
WoolPoll will not wait
24 Aug 06 THE Federal Government will not postpone WoolPoll 2006 because of the proposed merger between Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and Australian Wool Services (AWS). Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran confirmed to Farm Weekly this week that legi
$2.5m NZ connection
17 Aug 06 THE Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) has finalised its 100pc ownership of the New Zealand Wool Testing Authority (NZWTA) for NZ$2.5 million. New Zealand-based Wool Equities chairman Richard Bentley announced last week that the company had
$325,300 sale success
17 Aug 06 THE crowd may have been small but the buying support was large for the offering of bulls at this year's third annual WALSA Broome Invitation bos Indicus bull sale last week where prices tipped $4500. The joint sale under the Elders and Landmark ba
Industry, government support for NLIS audit
17 Aug 06 CATTLE producers, lobby groups and the WA Government have overwhelmingly supported Federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran's announcement of a National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) audit. The implementation of the NLIS has not be
Lice zapper could get zapped
17 Aug 06 THE PROPOSED national ban on sheep lice chemical diazinon could spell disaster for Australian sheep producers with lice-affected sheep. The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) remains firm on deregistering and limi
17 Aug 06 WOOLGROWERS have been warned that retailers are still questioning Australia's animal welfare standards as the 2010 mulesing deadline approaches. Government agencies and wool industry bodies reiterated the warning to growers last week as the Ja
The power of television
17 Aug 06 A PHENOMENON is sweeping through stations across the state, in the form of long hair, nice clothes and big ideas. Known to pastoralists as the McLeod's Daughters effect, over the past year or so WA has seen a significant increase in the numbe
Woolgrowers to vote on levy
17 Aug 06 WOOL growers will have to vote for a levy of more than two per cent in the next wool poll if they want Australian Wool Innovation's activities to include more marketing and promotion. WoolPoll voting kits will be mailed to growers in mid-Septe
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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
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
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GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
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China’s ag investment rush leaves us for Brazil
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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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