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A FORMER Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board nominee has questioned WoolPoll¹s transparency and b
28 Sep 06 Mr Edwards said the recent vote rigging scandal with Meat and Livestock Australia¹s (MLA) NLIS poll should make woolgrowers treat WoolPoll 2006 with extreme caution. Farm Weekly asked Federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran, WoolPoll voting ad
AN entry from Kojonup stud Misty Hills has been chosen the supreme fleece exhibit of the 2006 Perth
28 Sep 06 According to the judges, the presentation of all exhibits was outstanding given the harsh growing season, particularly in latter months, and were all to be congratulated. They said the Misty Hills exhibit was a stylish superfine fleece showing abo
AN INCREASE in machinery auctions, particularly computer-generated on-line auctions, will create a w
28 Sep 06 The net effect of a wholesale market should see more realistic values placed on trades in the future and remove uncertainty from the industry. Trade values always have been hit and miss based on the market atmosphere (good year, bad year) and a fa
AWB under pressure
28 Sep 06 AWB Ltd is under increasing pressure to release details of a plan that will provide growers with enough confidence to deliver their wheat into the 2006 national wheat pool. AWB has until October 1 - the official starting date for the 2006 national
CONFUSION abounds after the recent decision by the Federal Court to grant native title over Perth to
28 Sep 06 The single Noongar applica-tion¹s boundaries start on the coast north of Jurien Bay, to north of Moora, then south-east to the southern coast between Bremer Bay and Esperance. This envelops the Perth metropolitan area and townships including Bunbu
IN a year of adverse seasonal conditions throughout WA, East Mundalla's on-property ram sale last we
28 Sep 06 The marginal fall in averages across the board by $46 on last year and a selling shed chock-a-block full of large-bodied, heavy-cutting quality woolled rams averaging 20.6 micron and 98.5pc comfort factor proved testimony to the principals' continued
MORAWA farmer Kevin Heitmann has lost count of the number of invention and innovation awards he has
28 Sep 06 Kevin has entered every invention and innovation competition at the expo since the event started 24 years ago and has either won or been placed runner-up almost every year. Everything he presents in the competitions provides a commonsense solution
Must increase efforts: GWF
28 Sep 06 THE German Wool Federation (GWF) has warned Australia must increase its efforts in wool marketing or lose the industry forever. GWF president Gunther Beirer said the GWF believed strongly that Australian woolgrowers should be fully aware of what w
REGULATIONS to support the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS) for sheep and goats in WA
28 Sep 06 Until they came into place, producers could not be prosecuted for failing to comply with NLIS. Agriculture Department animal biosecurity director Ashley Mercy said WA had the most effective sheep and goat tracing system in Australia. Dr Mercy
THE Agriculture Department has defended itself against claims by WAFarmers meat and wool section pre
28 Sep 06 The option was one of three provided in the form released to 11,000 sheep producers by the Agriculture Department¹s Foot-rot Eradication Campaign Advisory Committee (FECAC) regarding the management of footrot. WAFarmers meat section president Mik
THE Agriculture Department has received reports of blowflies becoming a major problem in several she
28 Sep 06 Ms Evans said stock management had been a major challenge this year with feed shortages, lice treatment breakdowns and now blowflies. "Reports have been received from throughout the northern, eastern and southern agricultural areas with strike occ
THE CHAPMAN Valley Shire Council is seeking support of local government bodies throughout WA to enga
28 Sep 06 The big issue is increasing duty of care compliance across almost all services provided by local government and the tie up of staff resources to not only maintain records but also to receive proper training in accordance with government legislation.
THE WA Government has come under fire for refusing to help fund the relocation of Katanning saleyard
28 Sep 06 Nationals Wagin MLA Terry Waldron said he was surprised by Mr Chance¹s turnaround, revealed exclusively in Farm Weekly two weeks ago, after previously indicating the government would support the yards¹ relocation. ³It was remarkable to hear the M
WA'S Midland saleyards is in a state of disrepair while producers wait for its replacement at Muchea
28 Sep 06 WorkSafe identified several problems in the pig selling facilities including wet and slippery wooden platforms, holes in the concrete and deteriorating structural columns and beams. Poor traffic management was also a major problem that needed to b
YOUNG farmers and agricultural college students will be the focus of plans to expand the Mingenew Ex
28 Sep 06 Nufab principal Peter Nunn said fabrication was an important skill on the farm where a lot of work was done to fit particular tasks. "It also is important that we promote fabrication as a career for local manufacturers," he said. Peter's comme
Aussie wool in the big
15 Sep 06 WOOL will be revamped in the US this week as part of The Woolmark Company's (TWC) test marketing project (TMP) to capture a new generation of wool consumers. A new line of Australian extrafine Merino woollen garments has been revealed in the U
Federal committee tackles wool woes
15 Sep 06 WOOL exporters have meet with the House of Representatives Economics Committee to discuss the future of declining wool scouring and processing in Australia. Scoured wool exports from Australia have fallen 6.4pc over the past nine seasons and t
GM segregation too costly
15 Sep 06 CO-OPERATIVE Bulk Handling (CBH) has conceded that growing GM crops in WA would pose significant costs and handling difficulties for the bulk handler. Speaking at a forum on GM crops in Perth last week, Grain Pool technical market services ma
Hair of the dog
15 Sep 06 THE Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) has warned that dog hair in Merino wool could jeopardise growers' clips. Dog hair contamination may seem trivial when compared to exotic sheep breeds and foreign object contamination but AWEX is taking dogs
Is Australia falling behind?
15 Sep 06 AUSTRALIA is at risk of falling behind the rest of the world if GMs are not introduced, according to a keynote speaker at last week's GM forum at the University of WA (UWA). State Opposition agriculture spokesman Gary Snook opened the proceed
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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.
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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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