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A PROPOSAL by Western Power to construct a 300km 220,000 volt transmission line from Collie to Wells
08 Mar 07 Broomehill farmers are unhappy the line will run through their properties and potentially lower land values through visual pollution. They say despite a common sense alternative that could benefit the wider community, Western Power appeared determ
A WORLD-FIRST shearing record has been set by Broome-hill shearer Brendon Boyle.
08 Mar 07 The record will feature as a new category in the Guinness Book of Records. The idea to have a go at the novel shearing category came about when Brendon¹s father Don was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. Farm Weekly spoke to the record-b
ONE of the best Shorthorn bulls ever produced in WA achieved a state all breeds record price at auct
08 Mar 07 Five studs comprising Aprelia, Crathes Park, Limorn, Linsmau, Narralda and Neearra offered 66 top-notch bulls at the annual fixture, but it was the Burrow family¹s, Narralda stud, Albany, that stole the show with a powerful, flawless sire that got th
THE importance of drainage across WA¹s agricultural region has finally sunk in with the State Govern
08 Mar 07 Mr Dunne said forming the WDC was good but it needed to be able to act and make decisions to resolve the uncertainty in legislation surrounding deep drainage. Water Resources Minister John Kobelke made the WDC announcement last week and said forme
THE lack of killing space in WA could soon be a thing of the past with potential for at least two or
08 Mar 07 South Australian-based T and R Pastoral confirmed last week that they are still planning to develop the Lakes Road beef abattoir at North Dandalup, while a proposed new sheep and cattle abattoir to be constructed by the Craig Mostyn Group at Linley V
AGRICULTURE sectors throughout Australia have welcomed Federal Treasurer Peter Costello¹s announceme
01 Mar 07 Current high-profile cases include a legal battle between the wool industry and internationally-based extreme animal rights groups, while the live export sector is awaiting the announcement of a result of the trial concerning Emanuel Exports and two
AUSTRALIAN lamb producers continue to miss out on the lucra-tive European market because of a failur
01 Mar 07 The problem stems back to the early 1980s when the government decided to focus on developing the growing Asian market, rather than pursuing European pros-pects. The European market has now grown to be one of the largest in the world. The European
CATTLE producers could be the big losers in the global push for ethanol-based fuel production, accor
01 Mar 07 This has caused concern among US beef, pork and poultry producers who are finding it increasingly difficult to source feed. ALFA president Malcolm Foster believes Australia would follow the US situation if tax incentives were provided to ethanol p
CROP producers turned out in force for the WA No-Till Farmers Association (WANTFA) 2007 Perth Confer
01 Mar 07 Speakers included Argentine No-Till Farmers Association technical coordinator Andres Begnis, Canadian Agricul-ture and Agrifood rhizosphere ecologist Jill Clapperton, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre agronomist Ken Sayre, Mexico, plus
DOHNE and Prime SAMM wool will be branded differently to Merino wool after the Australian Wool Excha
01 Mar 07 The branding difference sparked uproarious claims from Dohne and SAMM breeders late last year that non-Merino wools would be unfairly targeted at auction rooms. AWEX defended the proposal and said calls by wool processors had initiated the proposa
FARMERS and AWB shareholders demanded the heads of their AWB directors at last week¹s tense annual g
01 Mar 07 Mr Stewart has announced he will retire when AWB is fully de-merged, but the others have no immediate plans to follow suit. The retention of grower/director positions at AWB and all agri-businesses with a split-share structure has emerged as a maj
FEDERAL Treasurer Peter Costello has congratulated the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) o
01 Mar 07 The Deputy Prime Minister was scathing in his remarks about beleaguered wheat exporter AWB and its conduct in Iraq. ³There is no doubt the scandalous conduct of AWB, in relation to the oil-for food kickbacks, has damaged the standing of Australi
STATE Agriculture Minister Kim Chance lost his cool last week after copping a hammering over his con
01 Mar 07 The ill feeling continued when members of the PGA Western Graingrowers executive committee, including chairman Leon Bradley and vice chairman Rick Wilson, interjected on the minister¹s speech, slamming his stance. ³This decision will be the singl
THE man recognised throughout Australia for his unwavering aim to deregulate the wheat industry has
01 Mar 07 Mr Bradley hit headlines nationwide with his scathing criticism of AWB Ltd and its actions in the oil for food scandal. In early 2006 he predicted the storm on the horizon for AWB. His support for a fully deregulated wheat industry in Australia
THE Middle East may be the centre for world conflict but Austrade¹s man on the ground in the region,
01 Mar 07 Growth domestic products of $1 trillion are common in the Gulf regions where 90pc of everything consumed is imported. Mr Linford, Austrade¹s senior Middle East trade commissioner, told the 2007 Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) centenary
THE wheat industry wants to keep the single desk system but not under AWB.
01 Mar 07 WEMCC chairman John Ralph said his overall impression from the committee¹s 24 meetings was that industry wanted to retain the single desk but under an independent, grower-controlled entity. Mr Ralph said the main point of conjecture about the curr
THERE is no reason why every Wheatbelt could not have its own integrated wood processing (IWP) plant
01 Mar 07 The Oil Mallee Association has espoused the benefits of the plant to government and industry to attract commercial interest in producing biomass products including ethanol, activated carbon, electricity, charcoal, liquid fuels, and wood pellets.
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Various thin-shelled types are running around like headless chooks over free-range eggs
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
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PGA launches live ex campaign
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.
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.
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
Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
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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