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Perth bed shortage hinders rural students
04 Apr 11 LIMITED choices in accommodation are restricting the progress of rural students in the metropolitan area.
WA well positioned for red meat's rise
04 Apr 11 THE red meat market is on the rise. And according to Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) economist Tim McRae, future projections are pointing to a period of strong demand and high prices for WA.
Decision on James Point deferred again
03 Apr 11 JAMES Point Pty Ltd has been made to wait another seven weeks for a decision on a proposed new port at Kwinana.
Low prices get under producers' skins
03 Apr 11 THE price of WA lamb skins was a central issue raised at the recent WAFarmers annual conference.
Redman focus on profitable agriculture
03 Apr 11 AGRICULTURE and Food Minister Terry Redman told delegates at the WAFarmers cnnual Conference that he would continue to make decisions that would lead to a profitable and progressive agricultural sector.
Capel weekend break for Kulin residents
02 Apr 11 THE dry season brought the best out in people when the Capel shire invited residents from the hard-hit Kulin area to take a break last weekend.
Taking control of controlled traffic farming
02 Apr 11 CONTROLLED traffic farming (CTF) has been a so-called thought bubble in the minds of farmers since the birth of the concept in 1979.
WAFarmers releases vision for agriculture
02 Apr 11 WAFARMERS has developed a 10-point plan to guide the long-term direction of agriculture. The first point was that farming needed to be consistently profitable.
Black taggers hit $158 at Broomehill
01 Apr 11 THE first three lines of February shorn Merino sheep offered by Primaries on behalf of Andy and Lesley Hammat, Broomehill set a positive tone for last week's clearing sale.
Kubota loader tops $70,000 at Quairading
01 Apr 11 THE PJ & DE Taylor clearing sale at Quairading last week started well and finished with a flourish with all of the big ticket items cleared.
Poll Dorset lambs finish on top
01 Apr 11 POLL Dorsets replaced Prime SAMMs at the top of the WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Carcase Competition when consistent supporters of the competition since 2005, the Kowald family, Capemont Farms, Katanning, won the prestigious overall heavyweight trophy for the 2010-11 season.
Putting the precise into precision farming
01 Apr 11 WITH seven years of precision farming under his belt, Yuna farmer Brett Warr is ready to put the precise into precision.
Boosting on-farm productivity
01 Apr 11 SHEEP genomics is ready to move out of the lab and onto the farm, where it promises to boost productivity in ways unimaginable a few years ago.
Lamb takes spotlight at Ida Vale field day
01 Apr 11 LAMB took the spotlight when 25 sheep producers attended the Ida Vale stud field day at Kojonup on Monday.
Quad bikes in the frame
01 Apr 11 QUAD bike safety has reared its head in the wake of figures that show they were responsible for 127 deaths across Australia between 2001 and 2009.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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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
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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
Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
24 Sep 18
THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
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.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
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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
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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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