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AWB restructure for transparency boost
02 Aug 06 AWB International (AWBI) will have its own staff of 40-50 people under a plan AWB Ltd (AWBL) announced last week to create a clear separation between it and its subsidiary. The in-principle decision reached by the two boards last week includes
C and L Hutchinson, Tammin - No-till farming
02 Aug 06 THANKS to their no-till farming system Tammin farmers Colin and Libby Hutchinson were able to establish healthy crops with minimal rainfall this season. The Hutchinsons started their 3700ha program in mid-April after they received just 14mm of rai
Call for animal group unity
02 Aug 06 THE RSPCA could move closer to animal extremist groups after president Hugh Wirth called for an open dialogue with rival lobbies to settle philosophical differences. While maintaining the RSPCA's position recognising the role of humans in mana
Fears fodder movement could spread ARGT drama
02 Aug 06 ANNUAL Ryegrass Toxicity (ARGT) could spread further north due to the increased movement of fodder during the current dry season. The ingestion of bacterial infected annual ryegrass seed heads causes the disease, which was first recorded in Bl
Less red tape promised in drought response
02 Aug 06 STATE and federal politicians will cut red tape in the process of delivering a rapid and flexible response to this season's drought. That was the message heard by more than 200 farmers and community members at last week's drought response meet
Merger movements follow cooperative resolve
02 Aug 06 AT long last, the wheels are in motion for a merger between Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and Australian Wool Services (AWS). A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to outline the process of integration between the two companies was signed by
Mixed bag of reactions to choice for no pool
02 Aug 06 GRAIN Pool's decision not to run its traditional canola pool this year has caused mixed reactions. In announcing its move not to open the pool, Grain Pool expressed disappointment with the Grains Licensing Authority's (GLA) latest decision to
More rain coming
02 Aug 06 SIGNIFICANT widespread rainfall is predicted early next week as the weather starts to settle in to a traditional winter pattern. Bureau of Meteorology professional meteorologist Caroline Bojarski said the next frontal was expected on Monday an
Producers in crisis mode
02 Aug 06 SHEEP producers are considering drastic options including not mating ewes and destroying lambs to deal with the dry season, according to a Geraldton veterinary officer. Farmers and pastoralists are facing emotional decisions that have rarely b
T and C Fowler, Trayning - Minimum till
02 Aug 06 DRY seeding in late April was a gamble that paid off for Trayning farmers Trevor and Carol Fowler. Unlike many producers this season, just one inch separated them from achieving an average yield. Mr and Mrs Fowler were fortunate enough to hav
The Grange Stud Dispersal
02 Aug 06 THE GRANGE Angus stud has sold privately at the weekend for an undisclosed figure to NSW breeder Dr David Kirwan, Kensal Green Angus stud, Albury, entering the history books as one of the country's largest complete stud herd acquisitions.
Too little, too late
02 Aug 06 WHILE the rain in July might have brought relief for some, for others it was too little, too late. Bureau of Meteorology climate information officer John Relf described June's rainfall as diabolical and said there had been improvement in July
02 Aug 06 THE spirit of enduring friendship and community service was tangible at the 82nd annual Country Women's Association of WA (CWA) state conference in Perth last week. More than 350 women from mostly country areas in WA converged at the Rendezvou
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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
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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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