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McLachlan forced to comment
13 Nov 07 A RARE move was made by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) chairman Ian McLachlan last week when he openly endorsed candidates for this week’s board elections. “I will be supporting Kevin Bell of WA and Hugh Nivison of NSW, who have been excellent b
Another Harvey Beef CEO
06 Nov 07 HARVEY Beef’s third chief executive officer in four months took over this week as the abattoir looks to bring some stability to its operations. Interim chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Spurr, who took over from Scott Henderson in July, left the
Beef rally called
06 Nov 07 AFTER months of falling prices, livestock producers have finally had enough and have organised a producer forum in Bunbury on Thursday, November 15. The meeting follows weeks of calls by producers for some action to be taken against the perceived
Ghost writer in the sky
06 Nov 07 A GHOST woolgrower representative group has sent a mysterious letter across Australia endorsing candidates for next week’s Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board election. The Concerned Wool Group conducted a mailout last month backing AWI candida
Giats northern saviour
06 Nov 07 NORTH eastern Wheatbelt and Mid West rangeland farmers were presented with a golden opportunity last week — running feral goats in commercial herds to diversify incomes on their drought stricken properties. The innovative plan was outlined at the
Labor vows more competition
06 Nov 07 SHADOW agriculture minister Kerry O’Brien says the Federal Government’s wheat marketing legislation has given Wheat Export Marketing Alliance (WEMA) members an Everest-like challenge to establish a new entity by March 1. “They are obviously strug
Mulesing case closed
06 Nov 07 COURT doors have closed for the Australian wool industry and its three-year attempt to quash the activities of anti-mulesing campaigners. Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and Animal Liberation agreed last week to drop court proceedings and for eac
Primaries WA in real estate
06 Nov 07 LEADING WA wool and livestock broker Primaries has broadened its operations with the recent merger of it and CRT Real Estate. Heading up the new division — known as CRT Primaries Real Estate — will be Primaries director Matthew Pedersen. The mo
UFC fertiliser merger
06 Nov 07 UNITED Farmers Co-operative (UFC) has cemented its future in the WA fertiliser market after the announcement of its merger with Ravensdown Fertiliser Coope-rative Limited, New Zealand’s largest fertiliser supplier. The deal is set to stabilise the
WAMMCO feedlotting move
06 Nov 07 THE WA Meat Marketing Co-Operative (WAMMCO) has leased a feedlot and will be actively buying store lambs this season to put on feed. The announcement, made by WAMMCO chairman Dawson Bradford at WAMMCO’s annual general meeting last week, has concer
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The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
PGA launches live ex campaign
Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
24 Sep 18
THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
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.
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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