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Long wait for Midland sale allocation
15 Jan 08 LIVESTOCK producers could be in for a long wait before they know how much of the money from the sale of the Midland saleyards will be invested back into their industry. The major priority for the money according to many in the industry should be a
Toodyay road concerns
15 Jan 08 THE Shire of Toodyay has raised safety concerns about the condition of some roads to the new Muchea Saleyards. Toodyay Shire president Charlie Wroth said he expected more livestock carriers to use Julimar Rd to access the site and the road was not
WA feedlot cattle down
15 Jan 08 THE number of cattle on feed in WA has dropped significantly in the December quarter, as predicted by WA Lot Feeders Association president Paul O’Meehan. In last week’s Farm Weekly, Mr O’Meehan estimated that cattle on feed in WA could be down by
CBH balancing act
09 Jan 08 CBH has a major challenge on its hands as it tries to strike a balance between providing the level of services expected by its grower shareholders and trying to cut costs by putting more grain through larger receival sites. Growers outlined probl
Drought overhaul support
09 Jan 08 AUSTRALIAN farmers have backed the Federal Government’s decision to overhaul drought relief payments in a move to reduce long-term costs to taxpayers. The Government plans to pay farmers incentives for modifying their farming practices to regain l
Fuming over fuel
09 Jan 08 ESCALATING prices at the petrol pump will put Australian farmers under more financial pressure this season, adding to already high production costs. Oil prices soared to over $US100 a barrel last week as the global demand for oil and petroleum pr
09 Jan 08 MAJOR work is set to commence at the new Muchea Saleyard site after the Yarnell Pty Ltd was awarded the contract in the New Year for the development’s second stage. The finalising the contract is the first step in what the industry hopes will be a
09 Jan 08 RUMOURS surrounding the Beijing Olympics have caused concern after woolgrowers were warned China’s textile industry could be asked to shut down in the wake of the games later this year. It has been suggested China will ask some non-essential indu
Salinity program slammed
09 Jan 08 CORRIGIN farmer Lex Stone has called for the formation of a Wheatbelt-based Salinity Council to focus on issues associated with dryland salinity. Mr Stone said it was time farmers and the WA government worked together harder on the biggest environ
WA beef setback
09 Jan 08 GRAINFED beef is tipped to be in short supply come autumn and winter, with estimates the number of cattle on feed could be halved this year. Many lotfeeders have decided not to feed cattle after receiving poor contract prices, and with grain costs
Wool signs promising
09 Jan 08 WOOL agents have predicted a strong market this week after Wooltrade saw an increase in prices since the last sale before the Christmas recess. The WA wool market indicator hit 1000c/kg in December before slipping 4c to settle on 996c/kg for the
From wool to water
02 Jan 08 RETIRED Wannamal farmer Caroline “Billy” Hawes has embarked on the trip of a lifetime after entering the Clipper International Round the World Yacht Race. Ms Hawes set sail on the 16th of September last year from Liverpool, where she will return i
High grain, less sheep
02 Jan 08 HIGH grain prices are starting to have an impact on sheep numbers with even the most diehard wool producers wondering if they will mate ewes this season. In an attempt to procure more cropping land, but at the same time maintaining sheep numbers,
High value WA crop
02 Jan 08 LATE rains in October have added about another $200 million to WA’s 2007-08 harvest, and would help make it one of the state’s highest value crops due to skyrocketing grain prices. Before the October rains that covered most of WA’s agricultural a
New GRDC boss profiled
02 Jan 08 NEW Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) chairman Keith Perrett is looking forward to taking on some of the challenges facing rural and regional Australia, including the development of technology that will help alleviate the devastating
No more island sheep
02 Jan 08 IT was the end of an era for Dirk Hartog Island after Geoff Wardle handed his lease over to the State Government earlier this year. After 138 years of producing wool, Dirk Hartog Station saw the end of its pastoral days in December when the last o
PC pork shock
02 Jan 08 AUSTRALIAN pork producers are in a state of shock after the Productivity Commission (PC) declared there was no danger to the Australian industry from pig meat imports. In its report into the Safeguards Inquiry on the import of pig meat late last m
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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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