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Alternatives for vaccine required
09 Aug 07 WAFarmers meat section president Mike Norton said that any attempt to try and bring live viruses into Australia to manufacture vaccines for diseases such as Foot and Mouth should be seriously thought about. "While the CSIRO's Australian Animal
01 Aug 07 WA barley prices have soared on the back of problems with the French barley harvest, continued drought and political interference from the Black Sea region. Last week AgraCorp was paying $262/t FIS Fremantle and $262/271 FIS Fremantle on a multi-g
Beware the Mac
01 Aug 07 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) has sounded a warning about possible fallout from the growing trend of corporate trust groups purchasing large tracts of farming and pastoral land. PGA spokesperson Geoff Gare said groups such as Mac
Cane passes fodder test
01 Aug 07 A KUNUNURRA-BASED hay contractor believes there could be good feed value in turning dumped sugarcane into hay. The potential of using sugarcane as hay was revealed in Farm Weekly last month. Steve Jonsen said he had already processed some cane
Change is on the way
01 Aug 07 A CLIMATE change expert has told the state Country Women¹s Association (CWA) conference that WA agriculture will be affected by global warming. Snowy Mountains Energy Corporation sustainability services manager Ray Wills told the CWA conference th
01 Aug 07 THE Main Roads Department (MRD) has changed its plans for an access road into the Muchea saleyard site despite the new costings threatening to break the saleyard¹s budget. Regardless of Agriculture Minister Kim Chance¹s support for the project an
Get used to deregulation
01 Aug 07 EMERALD Group chairman Alan Winney said Canada had plans to fully deregulate its barley exports on August 1 this year, and would progress rapidly to wheat deregulation. Mr Winney, formerly with AWB, urged the Australian government to pay attention
Grain Pool comes clean
01 Aug 07 GRAIN Pool has strengthened its commitment to food safety with the launch of a new product called GP IQ Grain. CBH Group chairman Tony Critch, WA Agriculture Minister Kim Chance and Interflour chief executive officer Greg Harvey officially launche
Hard times for CWA
01 Aug 07 HOW to survive a declining membership was a major focus of the Country Women¹s Association¹s (CWA) 83rd annual state conference in Perth last week. CWA president Pam Batten told the conference that based on the average decline in membership during
Now hospitals hit
01 Aug 07 WA country hospitals and nursing posts appear safe, for now, after a leaked plan to downgrade country hospitals was dismissed by Health Minister Jim McGinty. A draft discussion paper formulated by the Country Health Service named 12 country towns
O'Brien shaky over wheat
01 Aug 07 SHADOW agriculture minister Kerry O¹Brien arrived in Perth last week as the grains industry¹s knight in shining armour but departed town with his tail between his legs. Mr O¹Brien was a special guest speaker at the bi-annual Grains West Expo and w
WA backing for AWB plan
01 Aug 07 WAFARMERS has hailed AWB¹s proposal to set up a new single desk company ‹ to replace the failed demerger of AWB International (AWBI) from its parent company ‹ as a step in the right direction. WAFarmers grains council president Derek Clauson said
Wool contracts slow
01 Aug 07 FARMERS in WA hesitate to use forward wool contracts to sell their wool but seem happy to use them for grain marketing. Speaking at 2007 Agribusiness Livestock Updates, Curtin PhD candidate Elizabeth Jackson said WA woolgrowers had been slow to ad
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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
Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
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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