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A PRELIMINARY ruling in the United States has concluded that meat from cloned animals is safe to eat
11 Jan 07 An animal clone is a genetic copy of a donor animal, similar to identical twins but born at different times. Cloning is not the same as genetic engineering, which involves altering, adding or deleting DNA because cloning does not change the gene
AUSTRALIAN cattle have been stuck in quarantine in Israel for more than a week because of a local go
11 Jan 07 ³The strike is pretty serious, in as much as it¹s having quite significant effects on the domestic situation with all abattoirs and other veterinary requirements in Israel having ground to a stop,² Mr Stinson said. ³It is my understanding that t
DESPITE the elements being against them, Esperance livestock producers will bounce back from last we
11 Jan 07 The rescheduled sales follow last week¹s storm, which hit the area on the day scheduled for the Landmark Esperance beef weaner sale. Consequently the sale was cancelled, however, Landmark agents sold by private tender nearly 700 head of cattle tha
IRAQI Kurds are seeking more than $260 million in damages from AWB Ltd and a French bank for alleged
11 Jan 07 The seven plaintiffs lodged a civil action and criminal complaint in the US¹ New York District Court two weeks ago alleging their legal injuries resulted directly from AWB Ltd and BNP Paribas paying secret kickbacks to Saddam Hussein¹s regime during
POLITICAL infighting among WAFarmers Grains Council members is getting in the way of delivering resu
11 Jan 07 ³A motion came from WAFarmers¹ head office via email, asking me to resign,² she said. ³It was a motion that had apparently been passed by the majority of the Grains Council. ³I was not even given a right to reply to the alleged breach of conduc
THE Agriculture Department has predicted up to 100,000 sheep deaths in the wake of the vicious storm
11 Jan 07 Freshly shorn sheep and lambs were the biggest casualties of the storm as hypothermia and drowning took hold, particularly in areas close to Esperance and Gibson. One farmer found four dead sheep in trees when the water receded on his property, am
AWB estimates steady despite high dollar
04 Jan 07 AWB has met concerns about the high Australian dollar with assurances that its foreign exchange hedging program has protected wheatgrowers from currency fluctuations. Downward price pressure on export commodities has bumped the Australian dollar u
GM co-existence possible
04 Jan 07 AN Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) report has found that segregating GM and non-GM grain could be done successfully but at an extra cost. ABARE report author Phillip Glyde said the cost of ensuring the non-GM status
WAFarmers factional fighting continues
04 Jan 07 Political infighting racks WAFF
Adding insult to injury
03 Jan 07 Grain marketers accuse government of forcing wheatgrowers to take a lower price.
GRAIN marketers have accused Federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran of forcing wheatgrowers to
03 Jan 07 "Of all the private marketers in Australia, Brooks is the only one with offices and history in all major graingrowing states," Mr Brooks said. "More concerning is the question of who gave Mr McGauran the right to determine which company offers the
SOUTH Korea has rejected another US beef shipment due to unsafe chemical levels.
03 Jan 07 The National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (NVRQS) said the 10t shipment of US beef was found to be 1.26 picograms above South Korea's accepted level. The NVRQS found 6.26 picograms of dioxin per one gram of fat in a sample from the
THE CBH Group has refused to hold an extraordinary general meeting about its wheat marketing strateg
03 Jan 07 WGA chairman Bob Iffla said the refusal showed a disregard for CBH Group shareholder members' well-grounded concerns about the future of export wheat marketing. Mr Iffla said the meeting was requested so shareholders could discuss CBH Group action
THE CBH Group wheat pool is under attack for allegedly dumping lesser grade wheat into the national
03 Jan 07 CBH Group was awarded a licence by Federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran two weeks ago to export half a million tonnes of wheat to Indonesia. The WA cooperative would not reveal the amount of deliveries to its wheat pool when Farm Weekly con
THE controversial National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) has been given the all-clear follo
03 Jan 07 The review was in response to constant criticism and claims of inaccuracy against NLIS. In particular, the Australian Beef Association (ABA) has been highly skeptical of the system and called it hopelessly flawed. The ABA says the old tail ta
THE Federal Government needs to apply the same rules to wheat marketing as it does to other Australi
03 Jan 07 He cropped about 1500ha to wheat this season and was hoping to harvest about 2500t. Mr McGill said he wanted to know when the government would get serious about stopping legislation that forced wheat marketers into certain positions. "Having mu
THE proposed biosecurity fence to help solve the state's wild dog problems has hit a snag with the S
03 Jan 07 The Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) and the Agriculture Department-led State Barrier Fence Management Advisory Committee have completed a cost/benefit analysis, but the government has to do its own feasibility study of the fence before a
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AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
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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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