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AGRICULTURE Minister Kim Chance has turned his back on the pig industry in WA and effectively left s
15 Feb 07 But Mr Chance has failed to approve funding or support a future live pig auction facility. Despite the best efforts of agents Primaries, the Australian Pig Breeders Association (APBA) and the WA Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) to find an alternati
AUSTRALIAN Prime Minister John Howard¹s plans to develop agricultural production in northern Austral
15 Feb 07 While Mr Brockman commended the PM¹s multi-million dollar water strategy and the establishment of a task force designed to examine the potential of broad-scale agriculture in the North of Australia, he warned that the committee had some large hurdles
BEFITTING the Pastoralists and Graziers Association¹s 100th anniversary this year, its annual conven
15 Feb 07 Treasurer Peter Costello will be a keynote speaker and will open the convention at the Duxton Hotel in Perth on Thursday, February 22. Mr Costello, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, is a key factor in the success enjoyed by the Coalition Governm
By PAUL HOOPER
15 Feb 07 A FIVE-YEAR $2.5 million landcare support commitment from Australian agribusiness giant Elders has signalled a change in the nation¹s approach to sustainable farming practices. As climate change becomes increasingly topical in the agricultural sec
DAIRY farmers are being urged by industry representatives to vote on the Dairy Australia levy.
15 Feb 07 The voting options are to in-crease the levy to 1.15pc, keep it at 1pc or abolishing it altogether. The levy is used to provide a number of services to dairy farmers including research and development, innovation, protecting the industry from anim
GO to where the water is.
15 Feb 07 But ultimately, it may all depend on more land being opened up. Mr Kelly and the OIC, owned by 39 major growers and 57 shareholders, are responsible for the management and operation of the Ord River Irrigation Area. The stage one irrigation ar
GREATER transparency, increased investment on infrastructure and a burning desire to see the company
15 Feb 07 Mr Badger made headlines last year after taking a fact finding mission to Malaysia to conduct a first hand investigation of the CBH Group¹s Asian flour mill investments. After being critical of the CBH Group Board and management¹s approach to its
MACHINERY dealers are facing another battle against increased costs with bureaucrats and the governm
15 Feb 07 Essentially the FMDA is being caught under the umbrella of legislative changes to the Bill, which requires stricter licensing of businesses and individual repairers. From March 19 next month, any mechanic will be required to be licensed by the Mot
THE court case involving Emanuel Exports and two of its directors is due to conclude this week.
15 Feb 07 Emanuel Exports and directors Graham Daws and Michael Stan-ton were charged with animal cruelty in relation to a shipment of sheep sent to the Middle East on the MV al Kuwait in Novem-ber 2003, of which 1340 died. The prosecution based its argumen
THE Federal Government¹s decision to changes its policy on Managed Investment Schemes (MIS) has forc
15 Feb 07 Rewards Group had planned to increase its 60ha orchard in Dandaragan to 300ha in 2008 but have put those plans on hold. Rewards Group has mango and grapefruit plantations near Kununurra, which it was looking to expand in future years. Rewards G
THE positive daylight saving dialogue of the past two months is wearing thin with WA rural com-munit
15 Feb 07 Nationals MLA Max Trenorden has also submitted an official Parliamentary question to Premier Alan Carpenter in regard to the issue. Mr Trenorden said the question asks whether any research had been done into possible negative effects of daylight
THE WA meat processing industry could be crippled unless the State Government improves waste disposa
15 Feb 07 The lack of suitable waste management facilities was evidenced when rendering company Talloman was served with a temporary partial closure notice by the Environment Department last month. The Craig Mostyn Group (CMG) owns the Talloman plant at Haz
Toodyay farmers have confirmed they are gathering evidence to mount a compensation claim against Wes
15 Feb 07 Toodyay farmer Frank Panizza lost 95pc of his pasture while other farmers in the area suffered fire damage on up to 90pc of their properties. Mr Panizza confirmed he was acting as the first point of contact for the claim which he said shared remar
ANIMAL RIGHTS activists are attempting to invoke constitutional protection as part of their case to
08 Feb 07 At last week¹s directions hearing in Sydney, Federal Court judge Justice Steven Rares said the complainants had to inform each state and territory¹s attorney-general that the case would raise a constitutional issue of freedom of speech relating to po
ONCE again the Monterey Murray Grey and Angus sale hit the national benchmark for the bull-selling s
08 Feb 07 It is no wonder the sale continues to gain momentum each year. With an outstanding sale in 2006 which would be hard to surpass, and producers experiencing a horrendous season in the past 12 months, it was a fantastic result given the sale again pe
ONE of WA¹s leading livestock exporters, Wellard, is diversifying its business interests and updatin
08 Feb 07 At the same time the company has unveiled a new company logo that is more in line with its expanded business and asset base. Included in the restructure is the creation of four new divisions, Wellard Capital, Wellard Estates, Wellard Aviation and
PIG producers are still waiting for the State Government to revamp the Midland pig auc-tion facility
08 Feb 07 Producers claim they are being forced to sell direct to processors for lesser prices ‹ something producers have been against for years. Australian Pig Breeders Association spokesman Chris Dodoff said responsibility for a live pig auction facility
THE live export industry has reacted strongly to a recent advertising campaign by Animals Australia
08 Feb 07 The ad claims that ³each year in Middle Eastern abattoirs and private homes millions of Australian sheep are brutally slaughtered by having their throats cut whilst fully conscious. People in the Middle East believe Australians approve of such treatm
THE trial against live exporter Emanuel Exports and two of its directors commenced in Perth this wee
08 Feb 07 More than 50 farmers attended the first morning of the watershed case to support the accused exporter. Livestock industry representatives anticipate that the trial result could have serious implications for the Australian livestock industry and it
WHILE the Wellard Group may be expanding its business base to include more non rural subsidiary com
08 Feb 07 The two vessels are valued at US$40 million and have being constructed using the latest technology. Wellard Rural Exports managing director Steve Meerwald said the ships would add to the fleet of ships run by the Balzarini¹s family company Siba Sh
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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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