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$19m for camel cull
04 Jul 09 THE Federal Government will spend $19 million to cull camels in northern and western Australia as part of a $400 million package of environmental grants.
Dairy intervention softens fall but slows recovery
04 Jul 09 Government farmer support tools in competing dairy supply countries may have taken some of the pressure off declining returns in Australia but the polices will also likely dampen the rate of recovery.
Lamb buoyant again: cattle lift, but beef exports still weak
04 Jul 09 FOR the second week running, livestock markets have remained stable, representing a pause in the seasonal rise in cattle values, according to Meat and Livestock Australia’s (MLA) week’s summary.
Mites hitting lucerne fleas in cereal crops
04 Jul 09 Department of Agriculture and Food WA entomologist, Dr John Botha, has some good news from a trial plot near Cunderdin where various cereal, canola and lupin plots have emerged.
Town offers $1 rents to break resident drought
04 Jul 09 A TREE change could cost families less than a cup of coffee, with a drought-hit Mallee town offering farmhouses for a dollar a week.
Care focus reduces live export mortality
03 Jul 09 A REPORT released this week by LiveCorp shows that more than 99 per cent of all stock exported live in 2008 arrived fit and healthy at their destination.
NFF in recruitment drive
03 Jul 09 WA representation on Australia's peak farming body could resume after the National Farmers Federation last week relaxed its membership requirements in a revamp of its constitution.
Barley leaf rust outbreak
02 Jul 09 Barley leaf rust has been seen for the first time this season on a crop at Neridup, 35km north-east of Esperance.
New legume alternatives to lucerne pastures
02 Jul 09 Research conducted by The University of Western Australia School of Plant Biology and Institute of Agriculture has demonstrated that several herbaceous legumes may be viable alternatives to lucerne under low phosphorus conditions for West Australian farmers in areas where lucerne performs poorly.
Rabobank named best agribusiness bank
02 Jul 09 For the fifth consecutive year, specialist agricultural lender Rabobank has again been named the best agribusiness bank in Australia.
Perth shivers through coldest night of the year
02 Jul 09 Perth has shivered through its coldest night of the year after the mercury dipped to the lowest minimum since September 2008 and more cold weather is on the way with frosts forecast for the Wheatbelt.
Access to WestNet rail agreement denied
02 Jul 09 CBH grain logistics manager Tim Collins has confirmed the co-operative made an application in late May, under Freedom of Information (FOI) laws, to obtain a copy of the lease agreement that exists between WestNet Rail and the State Government for management of WA's grain rail freight network.
Farmers get right break at right time
02 Jul 09 Over the last week, several frontal systems have delivered soaking rain to most parts of the WA Wheatbelt.
Financial crisis hitting all dairy producers
02 Jul 09 In pursuit of export and domestic market information and updates, WA teamed up with seven regional locations throughout Australia last week to discuss the future of dairy with international and Australian industry heavyweights in an interactive forum called Dairy Live.
Grain rail lines would have closed
02 Jul 09 AN internal communication from Australian Railroad Group (ARG) management to its grain rail staff has proved just how close WA's grain transportation system came to collapsing into chaos this harvest.
WA well placed for future sheep production
02 Jul 09 ELDERS national sheep and livestock manager Chris Howie believes WA is well placed to benefit from Australia's low sheep numbers.
WA's high sheep prices continue in weekly sales
02 Jul 09 THE run of high sheep prices has continued unabated with wethers making up to $115 at the Katanning trade sale last week and $117.50 for black tag wethers at this week's Midland sale. Heavy prime lambs sold between $115 to $140 at both Midland and Katanning, while heavy mutton recorded values between $65-$85. Rams sold to a top of $154.
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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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