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$10,000 Katanning top
28 Aug 07 DESPITE a reduced sale offering compared to previous years, last week’s Rabobank Katanning stud ram sale still provided an excellent opportunity for both stud and commercial breeders to purchase quality sires. Even with the small catalogue of 31 r
Anger at GRDC move
28 Aug 07 THE decision to replace retiring Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) chairman and WA farmer Terry Enright with a NSW agri-politician has angered WA farming representatives. Keith Perrett, a former Grains Council of Australia (GCA) c
Broome yards close
28 Aug 07 THE live export industry is disappointed the Broome Stockyards are being dismantled despite it gaining a moratorium on a rent increase until the end of the year. Pastoralists and Graziers Association meat section chair-man Tim D’Arcy said he had a
Ex-driector calls for CBH change
28 Aug 07 FORMER CBH director Colin Butcher believes WA grain growers should wipe the slate clean and begin talking openly about the future of CBH’s business structure, before it gets too late. Speaking to Farm Weekly last week, Mr Butcher said there was a
Illegals seed users targeted
28 Aug 07 A GOVERNMENT review of the Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) Act could lead to farmers being subject to random property searches and harsher penalties for using unauthorised seed, if the seed industry gets its way. The area of plant breeding rights is r
More live export complaints
28 Aug 07 THE Local Government and Regional Development Depart-ment is currently assessing two cruelty complaints lodged by animal rights group Animals Australia regarding two ship-ments of livestock that left Australia last year. The Department’s public af
New WA barleys
28 Aug 07 WA’s grain and livestock industries are set to benefit from three new barley varieties released last week, according to Agriculture Minister Kim Chance. The high yielding feed grains Hannan, Lockyer and Roe were bred by the Agriculture Depart-ment
Park drops out of AWI race
28 Aug 07 MURDOCH University Professor Kevin Bell is now the sole Western Australian candidate at the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) board elections in November after the withdrawal of Badgingarra woolgrower Dale Park this week. Mr Park told Farm Weekly h
PGA slams wheat levy call
28 Aug 07 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has continued its war of words on wheat marketing, taking a swipe at the Wheat Export Marketing Alliance (WEMA) last week. PGA Western Graingrowers’ chairman Leon Bradley said he was disappointed to
Seed companies refuse GM seed for trials
28 Aug 07 WA’S first broad-scale field trial of Genetically Modified (GM) canola has been placed on hold after becoming entangled in a political battle between the State Government and the seed companies that own the technology. State Agriculture Minister K
Triumph from tragedy
28 Aug 07 A TRUCK rollover that led to the death of 40 bulls destined for a bull sale at Fitzroy Crossing last week has been blamed on the poor condition of roads in the northern region, according to the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA). PGA pres
WA horse standstill
28 Aug 07 THE WA horse industry was in limbo this week after an Equine Influenza (EI) outbreak in the eastern states provoked a nation-wide ban on the movement of any horses. Earlier this week Federal Agriculture Minister Peter McGauran extended the nationw
28 Aug 07 FOR only the second time in WAMMCO’s history, a director’s election is looming with Kojonup prime lamb producer Tim Stevenson challenging incumbent director and Esperance producer Mick Quinlivan for a seat on the board. WAMMCO company secretary Br
Wrangler stands out
28 Aug 07 A CLEAR-CUT decision saw the Woodanilling-based Woolkabin stud take home the major title at this year’s Rabobank Katanning Sheep Show, against a large field of strong contenders vying for the title. While the decision by the judges was unanimous,
Alternative mulesing injection
23 Aug 07 A VIABLE alternative to surgical mulesing may be closer to commercial availability than woolgrowers think and it has been developed on a small budget. Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) has often been viewed as the leading alternative researcher wit
Call it a day, GLA
23 Aug 07 A NOMINEE for the initial board of the Grains Licensing Authority (GLA) says it is time for the body to be abolished. Gairdner grower Ian Peacock says he has had enough of political involvement in grain marketing and claims the shackles should now
Crop diseases strike
23 Aug 07 THE first cases of stripe rust and wheat streak mosaic virus in WA have been reported for this season. The stripe rust was found in an early sown crop of Calingiri wheat at the flag leaf emergence, growth stage, at a property near Cunderdin. Th
GCA slams quitters
23 Aug 07 THE Grains Council of Australia (GCA) says its efficiency levels have improved dramatically since WAFarmers and the NSW Farmers Federation (NFF) elected not to renew their membership to Australia¹s peak representative grains body, following a bitter
How to attract shearers
23 Aug 07 A SOUTHERN Cross farming family has found a way to hold on to their shearing team for next year¹s wool clipping season: they¹ve rebuilt a homestead to house the workers. Facing the loss of their shearing contractor, Merino stud breeders Peter,
WA grower groups merge
23 Aug 07 NETWORKING was the name of the game when the Grower Group Alliance (GGA) and the Local Farmer Group Network (LFGN) came together as one for the first time at a Perth meeting last week. The two-day forum marked the first formal gathering of the new
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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
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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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