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Dairy's bright decade ahead
22 Jun 10 WORLD markets are getting increasingly hungry for Australian dairy exports, but on current trends our exporters may be hard-pressed to find enough milk to satisfy overseas orders profitably.
US Lambplan sharing deal will open market doors
22 Jun 10 AUSTRALIA'S prime lamb industry is set to benefit from a new agreement to exchange sheep genetic information with the US.
AACL chief quits after cash query
22 Jun 10 THE financial strength of West Australian crop investment scheme operator AACL was under scrutiny yesterday as it revealed its founder and managing director had quit and it was yet to salvage a funding deal underpinning as much as 470,000 tonnes of grain production.
CBH embarks on changes
22 Jun 10 CBH Group chief executive Andrew Crane has embarked on the biggest restructuring of Australia's biggest grains handler in almost a decade as he sets about making the co-operative more efficient and increase its ability to compete in a market where an increasing number of new entrants are vying for market share following the deregulation of Australia's wheat markets two years ago.
New drench wins award but not for sale
22 Jun 10 A NEW Zealand-designed drenching system has received an Australian International Design Award - but the new sheep drench it is packaged with isn’t available in Australia.
CBH trials grower-weighted averaging for wheat
21 Jun 10 THE WA Farmers Grains Council has welcomed the CBH Groups announcement that it will be trialing a new system this harvest called Quality Optimisation.
Pigs may provide breast cancer answers
21 Jun 10 UNIVERSITY of Illinois researchers believe the pig may hold answers for scientists studying breast cancer, a disease that kills 500,000 women worldwide each year.
Cost pressures follow Kansas farmers
21 Jun 10 JUST like their Australian cousins, Kansas farmers face ongoing challenges over tightening terms of trade. Grain prices remain relatively low this year in comparison to on-farm input costs and other related expenses.
Nick beats a new tune to no-till farming as he surfs the waves
21 Jun 10 NICK Kelly has developed a unique mix of sport and music to cope with the highs and lows of farming. The 34-year- old Lake Grace no-till farmer is a passionate surfer and talented musician, who has stepped out of the tractor cab from seeding ready for another tour of regional WA with his original band Eppaphras.
Silos going gas-tight
21 Jun 10 FOR graingrowers storing their grain on-farm, it’s becoming a case of ‘Get set – we're going gas-tight’.
Shearers union recommends wage rise
21 Jun 10 THE Shearers and Rural Workers Union (SRWU) has released its new Recommended Minimum Rates for shearing industry workers, to come into force on 1st July 2010.
"Royalties for Regions" plan rejected
21 Jun 10 AN EXTRAORDINARY attempt by the Western Australian Nationals to seek exclusive matching funding for their State's "Royalties for Regions" program should the Coalition be elected to Federal Government has been rejected in Canberra this weekend.
Artist captures essence of Wheatbelt
20 Jun 10 PRODUCING a human sculpture out of lake salt and photographing people waving from their cars have been some of the interesting art projects undertaken by visiting artist Julia Davis in Mukinbudin recently.
Farmers formalise partnership with vets
19 Jun 10 REAFFIRMING the close working relationship between farmers and veterinarians, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) today welcomes the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) as its newest Associate Member.
Missing water cause for concern
18 Jun 10 THE amount of unregulated water use nationwide equals almost a quarter of all water rights on issue.
Taking the modern farming story to Australia’s schools
18 Jun 10 WOOLWORTHS and the National Farmers’ Federation are joining together to promote farming to schoolchildren and teenagers.
Jim credits family for his top award
18 Jun 10 WA vegetable grower Jim Trandos has been named the Australian Grower of the Year, but it's not a title that sits comfortably with the humble Neerabup-based producer.
No love lost over Modiano's departure: WAFarmers
18 Jun 10 WAFarmers wool council members aren't disappointed that Laurence Modiano has left the Australian Wool Innovation board.
Lucky reader Dianne wins prized pooch
17 Jun 10 DIANNE Ryan says she knew luck was on her side when she entered the Rural Press/Australian Kelpie Muster competition to win Tucker the Kelpie pup.
Elders' long road to redemption
17 Jun 10 RURAL services company Elders seems destined for a lengthy recovery period after being badly mauled by a disgruntled share market last week.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
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
I'm one of the people who want marijuana to be legalized, some city have been approved it but
Medicinal cannabis could be crop option
#blueysmegacarshowandcruise2019 10 years on Daniels Ute will be apart of another massive cause.
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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