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Cattle flowing to Egypt again as WA producers rejoice
28 Feb 10 CATTLE exports to Egypt have resumed with Wellard Rural Exports sending a consignment of 16,460 cattle aboard the MV Ocean Shearer from Fremantle this week.
Country swimmers shine in bluewater event
27 Feb 10 CUBALLING’S Sara Ballard (40), who along with husband, Leigh, runs seed, stock feed and bulk soil businesses at Narrogin, completed her second Rottnest Channel swim last Saturday.
Major restructure for Agriculture Department
27 Feb 10 THE Agriculture and Food Department (DAFWA) moved a step closer to a new structure last week when six executive director positions were advertised and the Livestock Industry Development Plan 2009-12 report was released.
Hiscock to head Beef Council
26 Feb 10 ALCOA Farmlands manager, Tony Hiscock, has the job of pulling together the team that will decide the future of the WA beef industry.
GGA looks west to build national grains body
26 Feb 10 THE Grain Growers Association (GGA) is looking to expand its WA membership base and play a leading role in the provision of industry services for the deregulated Australian wheat export market.
Merino tops sheep profit test
26 Feb 10 WATCH out Merino knockers: Western Australian researchers have identified that run under optimal Australian Lifetime wool conditions the Merino ewe storms ahead in a gross margin per breed comparison after finding “surprising” evidence that over conditioned cleanskin sheep breeds impaired reproduction capability.
Illegal hort worker crackdown
26 Feb 10 THE Immigration Department has been cracking down on illegal workers with a number working in the horticulture industry intercepted this month.
Mercury soars over Western Australia
26 Feb 10 TEMPERATURES are soaring above forty degrees over parts of Western Australia as hot northeasterly winds drag in summer heat.
WA project will help combat barley powdery mildew
25 Feb 10 Research funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will help breeders to produce barley varieties with new forms of resistance to Western Australia’s most damaging barley disease – powdery mildew.
Cox to steer COGGO
25 Feb 10 BARRY Cox has been appointed General Manager of COGGO Seeds.
Sheep producers can win at Woolorama
25 Feb 10 SHEEP producers will be able to test their knowledge about the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) and enter to win $100 worth of NLIS eartags at the Department of Agriculture and Food display at the Wagin Woolorama.
$196 million Broome native title deal Australia's largest
25 Feb 10 A $196 million deal to be signed today by the state government and Broome's Yawuru people will be the biggest-value native title agreement in Australian history.
Add your name to Ausbuy's anti-BSE import petition
25 Feb 10 AUSTRALIAN-owned advocacy group Ausbuy is calling on members of the public to sign a petition requesting the proposed changes to beef import laws be withdrawn.
Toodyay victims demand transparency
25 Feb 10 ONLY a "transparent and independent" investigation into the Toodyay bushfire will establish its cause, says a lawyer acting for victims of Western Australia's worst bushfire in almost 50 years.
US beef cattle expansion not expected in short term
24 Feb 10 POOR returns delay and dampen expansion phase of cattle cycle.
NFF launches 2010 Innovation in Agriculture Awards
24 Feb 10 THE National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) is calling for nominations under its second annual national Innovation in Agriculture Awards, recognising and encouraging excellence in modern farming.
Nutrient budgeting vital this time of year
24 Feb 10 EXPECTED demand for nutrients is just as important as the available supply in the soil when budgeting for the next crop, and grain growers in Western Australia are being urged to get good advice prior to planting.
Photos from the anti-GM protest
24 Feb 10 A collection of photos taken by Farm Weekly at the anti-gentically modified crops protest in Perth on Tuesday.
GM protesters call on Redman to resign
24 Feb 10 ABOUT 150 protesters attended a rally on the steps of Parliament House yesterday, to voice their concerns about the use of genetically modified (GM) technology in WA.
Designers bring Romance back to wool
23 Feb 10 WITH the Woolmark brand and the natural fibre it represents, designer fashion label Romance was Born has helped showcase Australian wool to the world.
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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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