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$8000 top at huge sale
17 Oct 07 STRONG buying support from return buyers and a handful of new clients ensured last week’s Hyfield Jaloran on-property ram sale at Kojonup was a success with prices peaking at $8000 for a Hyfield Poll Merino ram. The Kojonup operation offered 404 r
17 Oct 07 SHOCKING images of livestock abuse in the Middle East have again rocked the Australian livestock export industry. Exporters are defending a trade on which they spend $1.7 million a year to better animal welfare standards but which continues to hit
Deregulation in disguise
17 Oct 07 MELBOURNE Business School strategy analyst Professor Paul Kerin has described Labor’s wheat marketing policy as a step in the right direction but it was definitely not a single desk. Professor Kerin has been an outspoken critic of the AWB and Aus
End is nigh for Grains Council
17 Oct 07 PASTORALISTS and Graziers Association (PGA) members Gary McGill and Rick Wilson will fly to Canberra this week to attend a critical industry forum which will explore establishing a new representative body for the grains industry. Those at the meet
Faith kept with Merinos
17 Oct 07 CONFIDENCE still reigns in the Merino industry despite devastating drought, record-low production levels and soaring feed prices severely denting the pockets of many farmers across Australia. As stud stock sales wind up in WA, the negative effects
Labor policy same as Tuckey's
17 Oct 07 THE Federal Labor Party’s announcement of a fresh and more competitive wheat marketing policy appears unlikely to influence the final decision of many country voters. Labor announced its ground-breaking policy last week when Opposition agriculture
Less bins for Gerladton
17 Oct 07 GERALDTON zone harvesters face longer drives this season if they usually deliver to CBH’s bins on the Mullewa line or the Yuna bin — they’ve been closed. This harvest, trucks will have to go a few extra clicks to do because CBH is only expecting 2
Opportunity in oil mallees
17 Oct 07 STATE Agriculture Minister Kim Chance has thrown his support behind oil mallee plantings as a long-term viable solution for those farmers suffering lost crop production due to the repeat effects of drought. Mr Chance said oil mallees could be an a
WA groups divided
17 Oct 07 Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) Western Graingrowers’ chairman Leon Bradley said he would not vote for Labor, despite their policy announcement. “Wilson Tuckey has been very active in trying to recognise the problems in the wheat indus
17 Oct 07 WAFARMERS is establishing a registry of forward grain contracts that are unlikely to be filled across WA this season. The idea behind the scheme, which is frantically being thrashed out in order to be ready for harvest, is to bring together farmer
AWI faces up to challenge
10 Oct 07 AUSTRALIAN Wool Services (AWS) has finally relinquished control of its key assets to Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) just five years after the two organisations were de-merged in the split up of the Australian Wool Research and Promotion Organisatio
Food prices to treble
10 Oct 07 FOOD prices will treble in the next three to five years as world grain stocks decline to their lowest levels in history, CBH chief executive Imre Mencshelyi warned at last week’s Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars conference in Fremantle. Mr Men
Grain licence chance lost
10 Oct 07 PASTORALISTS and Graziers Association (PGA) executive committee member Gary McGill said his group was disappointed at being unable to meet with Mr McGauran last week. Mr McGill said PGA had requested a meeting to push its case for more wheat expor
Hands up for footrot
10 Oct 07 AN $800,000 new footrot control program is set to be implemented after the State Government and the farming industry agreed to new surveillance protocols for the disease. The Footrot Eradication Campaign Advisory Committee (FECAC), comprising repr
McGauran visits WA
10 Oct 07 FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran has been told WA’s drought impaired northern farming community will do what it takes to stay on the land, but it needs the Government’s help to get it through its toughest season on record. Mr McGauran v
WA bite in watchdog
10 Oct 07 PROMINENT agricultural businessman John Watson has been named chairman of the newly formed $156 million Export Wheat Commission (EWC), which has been given more power to oversee the single desk than its failed predecessor. The EWC replaces the for
WA farmers still miss out
10 Oct 07 A PLEDGE by Woolworths chief executive officer Michael Luscombe that the supermarket will stand by Australian farmers has been greeted with scepticism by WA farm groups. Woolworths chief executive officer Michael Luscombe told the National Press C
WA harvest starts
10 Oct 07 HARVEST 2007-08 started on Friday with the first load of canola delivered to CBH’s Esperance terminal. Esperance grower John Vermeersch took the delivery honours this year after starting his property’s harvest on Wednesday last week, three weeks a
WA spirits impress
10 Oct 07 FEDERAL Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran said he was impressed by the mettle of the Morawa farmers and local community during his visit to WA last week. “The spirits of this community are higher than many other long-term drought-affected commun
What to do with wash-outs
03 Oct 07 WAFARMERS has obtained legal advice on behalf of its members to support those growers caught short on supplying their forward grain contracts this harvest. Many growers who took out a forward contracts early in the year have been forced to witnes
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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
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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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