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18 Dec 07 PASTORALISTS and Graziers Association (PGA) executive committee member Gary McGill has lashed out at the previous federal government and the Wheat Export Marketing Alliance (WEMA), blaming them for the chaos caused by CBH's wheat pool closure last we
Hurdles lie ahead for the chairman of CBH
18 Dec 07 WAFARMERS grains council president Derek Clauson believes Neil Wandel will have many challenges ahead of him in his new role as CBH chairman. The bulk handler announced last week that Mr Wandel had been nominated as chairman-elect after a mid-week
Minister supports live trade
18 Dec 07 WA livestock exporters have welcomed Federal Agriculture Minister Tony Burke's words of support for the live export industry last week. It was reported that Mr Burke said he had confidence in the trade and there was a future for Australia in live
18 Dec 07 ORGANIC sheep farmers in WA are close to setting up a formal organisation for their industry that will consolidate supplies and work at establishing a market for their products. About 25 South West farmers run certified organic and biodynamic shee
WAMMCO searches for a new leader
18 Dec 07 THE search for a new chief executive officer at the WA Meat Marketing Co-operative (WAMMCO) is under way after Des Griffiths announced he would resign next year. Mr Griffiths, 64, took over as CEO from Brian Aitkens in October 2000, a year after
WAPPA wants more from inquiry
18 Dec 07 THE WA Pork Producers’ Association (WAPPA) last week called on the Australian Government to broaden the scope of the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the import of pigmeat. WAPPA wanted the inquiry to examine the annual level of direct and
$4600 White Lakes top
11 Dec 07 THE White Lakes Angus stud met a receptive market last week when the breeding herd was dispersed to a contingent of both stud and commercial buyers who bid to a top of $4600. It was a sad occasion for the Williams family, Toodyay, espe-cially for
Dollar dilemma for exporters
11 Dec 07 FREMANTLE-BASED meat exporter Carl Wheeler wants to forget when the Australian dollar’s value started climbing to new heights six months ago. With the dollar still riding high, having peaked in November at a 23-year high of US93.8 cents, financial
Milk producers skimmed
11 Dec 07 MILK producers in the South West are handing in notice to Fonterra, as whispers of the processor offering superior contracts to preferred suppliers grow louder. Farmers have suggested some larger producers are receiving at least four cents a litr
No rush for marginal land
11 Dec 07 A LEADING independent WA rural real estate agency has predicted a bleak time ahead for those farmers looking to sell land in marginal areas of the WA Wheatbelt. VNW Independent director Simon Wilding said the opportunity for significant gains from
O'Connor war of words
11 Dec 07 A WAR of words continues to resonate in the Federal seat of O’Connor and in the heartland of wheat growing territory three weeks after the general election. National Party candidate Philip Gardiner sparked a heated reaction from the local Liberal
WA wool with soul
11 Dec 07 GARMENTS made from Western Australian wool will be a highlight of the international fashion stage thanks to a collaborative research project between the Agriculture Department and Italian designer Bianca Gervasio. She was in WA this month seeking
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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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