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Agribusiness off and running at Muresk
31 Jan 14 ENROLMENTS are coming in thick and fast for the new Bachelor of Agribusiness course starting at Muresk this year.
CBH applies for court injunction
31 Jan 14 THE clash between Brookfield Rail and CBH looks no closer to being resolved after the grain giant headed to the courts last week.
Lawsons hits $9750 top price
31 Jan 14 IT took just short of 90 minutes for Elders auctioneer Don Morgan to tote up $347,000 worth of video auction sales for 60 lots, with a $5783 average, at the third annual Lawsons Angus WA bull sale, Jerdacuttup, last week.
CBH posts $131.7m profit
30 Jan 14 THE release of CBH Group's 2013 annual report last week has shown the co-operative posted a $131.7 million net profit.
Councillors angry at merger decision
30 Jan 14 REJECTION of the proposal to amalgamate the shires of Cunderdin, Quairading, Tammin and York has been met with fierce criticism from council members.
Korean millers seek feedback
30 Jan 14 MEMBERS of the Korean flour milling industry made their first official visit to Australia since the deregulation of Australia's wheat industry during 2008.
Watsons target bigger calves
29 Jan 14 MORNING tea time at the Watson family's picturesque Irwin farm can get very busy.
Preg test lifts dairy profit
27 Jan 14 TIMING is everything, especially in dairy farming. Pregnancy is considered a key driver of performance in dairy and improved calving rates often equate to greater profitability.
$926 for steer weaners
26 Jan 14 WEANER sales are becoming like sporting events, as soon as you describe one as a record breaker the next lifts to another level.
Katanning bull on show
26 Jan 14 A STEADY stream of potential clients last week took the opportunity to visit three cattle studs in the Katanning area and view this year's bull offerings.
Demand pushes heifers to $1400
25 Jan 14 ANOTHER rip snorter of a sale. The praise of recent sale price increases is starting to sound like a broken record (for those of us who remember those).
Weaners taken to $817
25 Jan 14 WITH little fear of contradiction, the offering of 530 weaners at the Landmark Manjimup sale last week was about the best offering seen in the South West this weaner selling season.
A spade (r) up his sleeve
24 Jan 14 IT is generally agreed rain is between 90 and 95 per cent of the equation for growing crops.
Buyers boost top to $1300
24 Jan 14 BUYERS bolted out of the blocks at Mt Barker last week, to get their hands on some excellent breeders at one of the southern region's first female sales of 2014.
Tropical low drenches WA
23 Jan 14 PARTS of Western Australia have continued to be soaked over the past day as a deep tropical low moves slowly through the state, with some places seeing their heaviest rain in over a decade.
Extreme weather to blame
23 Jan 14 LIVESTOCK Shipping Services (LSS) says an extreme weather event caused the deaths of more than 4000 sheep bound for Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in September last year.
Industry keen to continue
23 Jan 14 PRODUCERS and industry stakeholders are concerned that continued animal welfare incidents are damaging the live shipping trade.
Shire amalgamation shelved
23 Jan 14 THE proposal to amalgamate the Shires of York, Cunderdin, Quairading and Tammin was knocked back last week.
Wool drop helps prices
23 Jan 14 HEFTY volumes put pressure on the wool market last week but things are set to turn around as the size of the sales begin to return to more normal levels.
Partnership on and off field
22 Jan 14 CBH Group has partnered with the WA Country Football League (WACFL) and suicide prevention group Onelife to bring a series of unique workshops to rural WA.
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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
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
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GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
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Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
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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