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PGA calls for co-ordinated dog approach
24 Oct 14 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA has called for an immediate State-wide plan to tackle the wild dog problem.
Nuffield scholar will bring lessons home
24 Oct 14 A WORLDWIDE perspective on agriculture will bring Reece Curwen closer to perfecting the way he helps run the family farm in South Stirling.
Fenthion extension gives harvest relief
23 Oct 14 FRUIT growers have been granted a one-year extension for the use of the chemical fenthion.
PGA slams WA rail management process
23 Oct 14 THE Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) says management of the State's grain rail freight network is an "absolute shambles", largely due to a lease agreement that's been enshrined in secrecy.
Kulin growers vote to take a freight stand
23 Oct 14 A GROUP of Kulin farmers are refusing to pay what could be almost $700,000 in additional freight trucking costs this harvest following the closure of the local Tier 3 rail line, voting unanimously to forward the bill to the State Government.
Brookfield points to rail freight growth in light of report findings
22 Oct 14 BROOKFIELD Rail chief executive Paul Larsen says the WA government's inquiry into local grain rail operations delivers an "emphatic no" on the key question of whether lease arrangements hamper State development.
Rail network lease unveiled by committee
22 Oct 14 BROOKFIELD Rail is unlikely to pursue legal action against the WA government for publishing the lease and other critical contract documents underpinning management of the State's grain rail network.
Varley WIFE day sparks networking initiatives
22 Oct 14 THEY may live in some remote areas, but the ladies attending the annual Women In Farming Enterprises (WIFE) seminar last week were far from isolated, with more than 100 women from across rural WA crowding into the Varley Hall. Groups travelled from as far afield as Darkan and Ongerup to participate in a day of networking, information sessions and brainstorming.
Flooding and hail devastate crops
20 Oct 14 FLOODING and hail has caused widespread crop damage in large parts of WA.
Workshops break ground for red meat role
20 Oct 14 RED meat industry leaders have broken new ground with a series of workshops seeking regional priorities for the industry's next five years and beyond.
Kolindale buys Lewisdale-Corrigin stud
19 Oct 14 THE Lewis family's renowned Lewisdale-Corrigin Poll Merino stud has been purchased by the Ledwith family's Kolindale stud as a going concern.
Sheep profitability difficult to ignore
19 Oct 14 A TREND away from sheep and into cropping in the past decade has left sheep numbers perilously low in WA, particularly with new markets demanding more protein.
Carris can't wait to get stuck into farming
18 Oct 14 AROUND the Waite's dinner table, at their Windmere farm, Waddy Forest, the second youngest of four children, Carris Waite (25) is helping to move the farming operation in a new direction.
PGA unhappy with RSPCA cull stance
18 Oct 14 CONTROVERSY has again erupted over a planned aerial cull of feral horses in the Kimberley, with Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) accusing the RSPCA of blocking the move.
4WD mud adventure
18 Oct 14 THE name Coolcalalaya conjures up images of a station homestead perched on the banks of the Murchison River with shady lawns stretching to the edge of the water.
Angenup sale sizzles to $6400 top
18 Oct 14 FREE-SPENDING commercial buyers ignited the Angenup ram sale that sizzled from start to finish giving the stud one of the best results of the selling season.
Barley trials seek best information for Malt 1
18 Oct 14 ACHIEVING Malt 1 barley status with Bass and Commander will not be trial and error, when the results of a study into nitrogen rates and timing are released. Department of Agriculture and Food's (DAFWA) Katanning research facility is hosting one of four barley trials spread across the State, to find the right mix without sacrificing yield or grain quality.
La Trobe on track for malt
18 Oct 14 BARLEY variety La Trobe is on track to obtain malt accreditation by its March 2015 target, said Syngenta head of cereals Ben Miles.
Stud interest pushes Hyfield to $4100
18 Oct 14 BUYERS let an opportunity to purchase quality, sappy, white-woolled Poll Merinos slip through their fingers at last week's Hyfield on-property ram sale at Kojonup.
Processor caution over China demand spike
17 Oct 14 SINCE 2010 the demand for sheep meat in China has skyrocketed according to Department of Agriculture and Food research, but one WA (DAFWA) processor says it won't last forever.
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AFGRI has new stock of S700 headers
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AFGRI Equipment has a limited number of new John Deere S700 Series combine harvesters available for this harvest.
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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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