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Burke backs live exports
30 Jan 08 NEW Federal Agriculture Minister Tony Burke pledged his support to the live export industry during a visit to WA last week. Mr Burke, who was in WA for the Federal Government’s community Cabinet meeting, took the opportunity to meet with various s
Burke stands firm on wheat
30 Jan 08 NEW Federal Agriculture Minister Tony Burke has reaffirmed Labor’s pre-election promise to implement a more competitive system for bulk wheat exports for next harvest. Mr Burke visited several farms in WA last week for meetings with representative
Caution urged over wool
30 Jan 08 WOOL producers have been warned that a strong wool market could be short-lived if prices got out of hand. The AWEX market indicator recorded its fifth consecutive weekly rise last week when it jumped 9 cents to settle on 1045c/kg. Things were
Crunch time for UFC
30 Jan 08 UNITED Farmers Co-operative (UFC) has released details of its proposed merger with heavyweight New Zealand fertiliser co-operative Ravensdown, ahead of a critical shareholder vote next week. Ravensdown is New Zealand’s largest fertiliser supplier,
DIY sampling on way
30 Jan 08 CBH is in the process of implementing radical new technology to help reduce staffing issues and decrease delivery times at grain receival points during future harvests. CBH operations manager Colin Tutt said the innovative technology being trialle
Farmers forgotten in food inquiry
30 Jan 08 WHILE the Federal Government’s announcement last week that it has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to inquiry into grocery prices has been aimed at ensuring fair prices for consumers, fresh food producers are hoping
Spearwood faces axe
30 Jan 08 WESTERN Australia’s only wool selling centre in Spearwood could close this year. Elders is pushing for the WA and NSW and centres to shut in favour of a single operation in Melbourne. Elder’s wool general manager Mark Rodda said the industry
WA bull season off to flyer
30 Jan 08 THIS year’s WA bull selling season kicked off in a positive fashion last Friday when a Simmental bull attracted a $10,600 top price tag at the 12th annual Yates Caringa on-property bull sale, Bindoon. A tight team of 26 Simmental and polled Simmen
WEMA angry at Burke
30 Jan 08 WAFarmers grains council president and Wheat Export Marketing Alliance (WEMA) deputy chairman Derek Clauson said he was left angry and frustrated after a meeting with new Federal Agriculture Minister Tony Burke last week. Mr Clauson said he had ho
Chance helps lamb push
23 Jan 08 WA Agriculture Minister Kim Chance joined former AFL footballer and outspoken media personality Sam Kekovich on the front steps of Parliament House in Perth on Tuesday to promote the production and consumption of lamb to a national audience. Mr Ch
Cloned meat safe to eat
23 Jan 08 AUSTRALIANS could find themselves consuming meat and milk deriving from cloned animals after United States and European food authorities a week ago found the products would be safe to eat. A report released by the US Food and Drug Administration
Harve Beef committed to WA
23 Jan 08 HARVEY Beef is now processing 700 head of cattle a day and is keen to maintain that capacity throughout the year. New chief executive officer Michael Rapattoni spent last week on the road meeting producers as part of a new strategy to broaden comm
No food a thought
23 Jan 08 WA’s ability to produce food is becoming a concern as farmers in the South West consider selling their land and leaving the beef industry because of price squeezes. High input costs and low returns are making it difficult for cattle farmers to sta
Rural WA loses in Liberal shake-up
23 Jan 08 THERE will be an all-out war between the two major political parties for ascendancy in the populous coastal strip from Mindarie to Margaret River after last week’s change of the WA Liberal Party leadership, WA National Party leader Brendon Grylls has
WEMA keeps fighting
23 Jan 08 THE five remaining members of the Wheat Export Marketing Alliance (WEMA) will continue to push for an orderly wheat marketing system to continue despite a gloomy outlook. WEMA’s latest attempt to retain the single desk under a grower-owned and con
Calls for Stewart's head
15 Jan 08 UNREST over the recent performances of AWB Ltd chairman Brendan Stewart could see tensions boil over at the company’s Annual General Meeting next month, with calls for his resignation now starting to grow in volume. Mr Stewart replaced Trevor Flug
CDMA clock counts down
15 Jan 08 AUSTRALIANS still relying on Telstra’s CDMA service will be disconnected this month with the scheduled closure of the network just 10 days away. An undisclosed number of rural people still resisting the changeover will lose their service if the F
China breakthrough for WA
15 Jan 08 WA is set to become a world leader in plant breeding technology following the signing of a historical agreement with the Zhejiang University in China. The agreement was signed when Agriculture Minister Kim Chance visited China late last year and l
Coles back in WA
15 Jan 08 COLES is expected to announce it will be back buying WA beef and lamb by the end of the month. The contract was previously significant to local meat producers, with the supermarket buying anywhere between 500-800/head each week in WA. But in re
Nicholl backs AWB objections
15 Jan 08 WA’S only AWB board nominee Colin Nicholl has backed moves from the WAFarmers grains council and the Wheat Growers Association (WGA) to thwart the AWB’s plans to reform its constitution and normalise its share structure. Mr Nicholl said the unanim
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Liberals vow to keep college doors open
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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.
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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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