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AS well as the PGA delegation, a group of senior CBH Group managers were also in Canberra promoting
04 Apr 07 CBH Group chairman Tony Critch and senior manager Rhys Ainsworth were believed to have discussed the model with senior politicians, but at the time of going to print Farm Weekly was unable to confirm the outcomes and exact details of their meetings.
DELEGATES expressed concern about the future of WAFarmers at its annual general meeting last week.
04 Apr 07 Members claimed the PGA merger would be overwhel-mingly accepted but the lea-dership of the two groups had caused delays and frustration in negotiations. WAFarmers president Trevor De Landgrafft said the organisation was evolving and its leadershi
DUDININ grower Robert Doney was a relieved man last week as he handed over the grains council presid
04 Apr 07 No other candidates nominated for the council¹s senior executive positions. Ballidu grower Kim Simpson assumed the senior vice president¹s role while Pingrup grower Trevor Badger, recently elected to the CBH Group board, was the only incumbent and
EMOTIONS ran high at the WAFarmers wool conference when a motion related to the phase-out of mulesin
04 Apr 07 Mr Murray put the motion again which was that ³WAFarmers ensures mulesing can continue until a suitable cost-effective alternative is available². He said the intent of the motion was for mulesing to continue after 2010 if there was no other suitab
FARMERS and horticulturalists in the South West may have to pay for using their own dams under a Sta
04 Apr 07 The blueprint states an annual licence fee ranging from $200-$3000 would apply from July to about 900 irrigation dams. The fees would be based on the amount of water the dams hold, but stock and domestic dams would be exempt. Irrigation dams us
GRAINS Council of Australia (GCA) chairman Murray Jones was bitterly disappointed in the vote of no-
04 Apr 07 ³What has occurred this week is a new low in grubby wheat industry politics,² Mr Jones said. ³It is disappointing and only serves to weaken the representation of all wheat producers across Aus-tralia at a critical time.² The motion, moved at th
LIVESTOCK vessels are being forced to wait at sea because of a new ruling by the Fremantle Port Auth
04 Apr 07 Livestock exporters are fed up with the FPA after three livestock vessels arrived at the port at the same time last week. Two had to wait in Gage Roads while one was being loaded. The exporters say the ruling only applies to livestock vessels and
THE cost of preventing flystrike in sheep could more than double if mulesing is banned in 2010 and a
04 Apr 07 Ms Dorrian said commercial partners interested in supplying the products would determine the price. She said one company indicated it could manufacture intradermals at ³under a dollar² a lamb, but that did not include docking and operators¹ costs.
THE GRAINS industry has fallen victim to infighting on the cusp of one of the most important periods
04 Apr 07 WAFarmers moved a no-confidence motion in Mr Ginns and Mr Jones last week at its general conference to follow an almost identical and unanimous no-confidence vote passed at the AgForce central Queensland regional conference the week before. The NS
TWO of WA¹s biggest meat processors fear for the future viability of the meat processing industry, u
04 Apr 07 The 457 visa allows businesses who are unable to meet their skill needs from the Australian labour market to sponsor, on a tempo-rary basis for up to four years, overseas employees to fill skilled positions in Australia. Approvals for overseas wor
WA Angus and Hereford producers have gained access to a lucrative new market with 2000 heifers set t
04 Apr 07 It is the first time WA has been asked to supply a total order of this type. Export agent Australian Rural Exports (Austrex) in conjunction with Landmark has commenced sourcing the heifers which must be unjoined, aged between 10-16 months and weig
WAFARMERS grains council has passed a unanimous motion committing it to the formation and nationwide
04 Apr 07 Mr Clauson said the conference decision had reflected the fact that growers wanted to develop a not-for-profit, single-seller single-desk grower owned wheat export marketing system. ³The message from WAFarmers grains conference was clear that memb
WHERE does Merino wool come from? Australia?
04 Apr 07 Ms Gillespie said the reputation of wool in the market had been constantly changing and it was either associated with very expensive clothing or heavy scratchy, itchy sweaters. She told the WAFarmers wool conference that it was New Zealand brands
WHILE WAFarmers stayed at home for its annual grains conference last week, members of the Pastoralis
04 Apr 07 The delegation gained access to the highest levels of Federal Government at the same time WAFarmers issued a vote of no-confidence in Grains Council of Australia (GCA) chairman Murray Jones and chief operating officer David Ginns for conducting a sec
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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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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PGA launches live ex campaign
Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
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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
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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
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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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