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AUSTRALIA¹S leading live-stock exporter, Wellard, has marked a milestone in the company¹s history wi
31 Jan 07 Wellard managing director Steve Meerwald said it was important that Wellard continued to back its modern image with actions, through the adoption of the best technology, to ensure the company was at the forefront of the live export industry in Austra
AWB¹S February annual general meeting may be made available live via video link in Perth after a pro
31 Jan 07 If Mr Iffla¹s application is successful, the review committee meetings scheduled for that week will be brought forward by a day, leaving Thursday free for those people wishing to make both events a priority. Growers will be keen to attend the AGM
FARMERS who wish to sell their machinery may be forced to offer it as scrap even if it is in good wo
31 Jan 07 As well, those involved in modifying farm machinery have been left vulnerable to higher insurance premiums. Industry insurance specialists suggest premiums could range up to $80,000 a year for profes-sional indemnity cover. And while a review
PRODUCERS who do not properly care for their pigs should immediately improve their animal health and
31 Jan 07 ³We don¹t tolerate cruelty or irresponsible animal welfare practices which may lead to unnecessary suffering by pigs and we condemn the actions of anyone neglecting their responsibilities to the animals in their care.² Mr Dent made the comments fo
THE first load of de-hulled lupins from the Australasian Lupin Processing (ALP) plant in Forrestfiel
31 Jan 07 The first load of de-hulled lupin kernels left the plant on January 17, 2007, and will be used for stock feed. ALP plant manager John Doncon said that while the plant was still to be officially commissioned for operation, the test samples indicate
THE forthcoming AWB director elections have been labelled a waste of time.
31 Jan 07 AWB Limited chairman Brendan Stewart said in the company¹s annual report that the board accepted ultimate responsibility for the actions of management and the company¹s culture during the scandal-tainted oil-for-food (OFF) program. But so far ther
THE pivotal role of pastoralists in developing WA and many long-standing myths about WA¹s pastoral i
31 Jan 07 On the same day in 1907, a meeting of interested parties convened by shipowner, timber merchant, gold entrepreneur and pastoralist Maurice Coleman Davies, appointed William Thorley Loton as inaugural president of the Pastoralists Association of WA.
THE shortage of killing space in the WA processing industry continues to anger beef producers with n
31 Jan 07 Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) livestock chairman Tim D¹Arcy said producers had informed him that they could not get their cattle killed. ³Lotfeeders are being affected the most; they have cattle going over weight because they can¹t g
TWO reports into the Australian wool industry have identified a severe shortcoming in strategic plan
31 Jan 07 WoolProducers and the Australian Woolgrowers Association (AWGA) have not always seen eye-to-eye, but both groups have had serious concerns about the lack of a strategic plan for more than two years. The anxiety among the groups has increased on th
A PLEBISCITE by farmers in western Canada on whether or not they think the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB
24 Jan 07 The Canadian plebiscite will poll farmers about their views on barley marketing, which accounts for the smallest portion of CWB¹s business. Voting will start next week with results announced in mid-March. Accounting firm KPMG will manage the vo
AGRICULTURE Minister Kim Chance has called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (AC
24 Jan 07 Under the new system, around 50 beef producers will be invited to submit weekly offers for the provision of boxed beef. Farm Weekly revealed exclusively last year that Coles¹ WA supermarkets did not stock beef sourced locally. Coles spokesman S
BEEF producers in WA are facing the loss of even more abattoirs if measures are not taken to improve
24 Jan 07 The notice was directed to the Hazelmere-based Talloman rendering plant to either empty or cover one of its wastewater ponds following complaints from residents in the area about odour levels. Gingin abattoir owner Ned Borrello, who runs Gingin M
COMPETITION at this year¹s CBH Group board elections will be hotter than ever in reaction to what ha
24 Jan 07 While those growers who took advantage of the additional returns offered by CBH¹s wheat pool will be content with the performance of its current directors, single desk supporters have made it known they will be seeking change. While the WGA has co
CONSISTENT prices and an increase in local and export demand for pig meat has seen WA producers cons
24 Jan 07 ³We have seen increased demand from the local market and in exports to Singapore,² Mr Penn said. ³We are underselling by 1000 bacon a week. ³Our current throughput is 10,000 a week and we have a capacity of 14,400. ³At our current rate we pu
FORMER WAFarmers Grains Council president Ray Marshall has come out in defence of his former council
24 Jan 07 The controversial letter recommended to Prime Minis-ter John Howard that WA wheatgro-wers wanted AWB stripped of its power of veto on bulk wheat exports for last season. Mr Marshall is now defending Mrs Newman, who is also in hot water for an
THE government authority given the task of reviewing the sheep lice treatment diazinon has revealed
24 Jan 07 The organisation acknowledged that many of the responses highlighted the important role diazinon played in the wool industry. But the APVMA said none of the responses contained information or data sufficient to alter the basis for occupational hea
WA livestock interests have welcomed the latest animal cruelty and felony charges against animal rig
24 Jan 07 WA Livestock Exporters Association chairman John Edwards said PETA continued to run a global campaign against the Australian sheep industry, based on grossly distorted claims of cruelty, particularly in the wool and livestock export industries. ³W
WHILE most areas of Australia are still experiencing drought conditions, WA¹s Kimberley region is en
24 Jan 07 Jack and Vick Burton run stations in the west and east Kimberley and said they have had a brilliant start. ³Most of the Kimberley had green feed before Christmas and while it is not our best start, it is probably in the best 10-15pc,² he said. ³In
THE Agriculture Department in WA is calling on landholders to re-check their properties and report a
11 Jan 07 Agriculture Department locust incident manager Simon Merewether said despite the success of the 2006 locust control program, the unseasonal summer rainfall had enabled some of the remaining locust populations to survive and lay new egg beds. ³Norm
THE impact of last week¹s storm in the Esperance region was so great that the area has been declared
11 Jan 07 The actual cost and degree of devastation is yet to be fully calculated, with many farmers unable to get around to parts of their property. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), several sites broke their highest daily rainfall records inc
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Liberals vow to keep college doors open
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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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