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A 'jacko' of all trades
17 Oct 14 TODAY'S youth are often labelled slack, uncommitted and self-entitled, but for Kojonup farmer Sam Jackson this couldn't be further from the truth.
GIWA predicting 14 million tonne crop
17 Oct 14 WA'S predicted seasonal grain harvest for 2014/15 is continuing to slide against last year's record return of 15.8 million tonnes.
Hillcroft Poll Dorset tops at $10,000
17 Oct 14 IT was a bittersweet moment when the final hammer fell at the last Hillcroft Farms Poll Dorset ram sale.
PGA calls for GRDC cut
17 Oct 14 WA growers are demanding a major overhaul of the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) including cutting government funding from the researcher's annual budget of about $200 million.
WAFarmers seek more fracking safeguards
17 Oct 14 WA landholders should have the right to veto requests for coal seam gas (CSG) fracking on their land, creating a more equal relationship with resource companies.
Wellard looking into cause of vessel fire
17 Oct 14 WELLARD Group says its vessel, the Ocean Drover, will be out of action for up to three months after a fire broke out on board last week.
Report calls for urgent rail negotiations
16 Oct 14 A LONG awaited report into the management of WA’s freight rail network has called on the WA Government to re‐examine its grain freight strategy and develop associated policies to ensure the State’s freight infrastructure will meet future requirements.
Growers urged to get involved in research
16 Oct 14 THE roll out of the new $10 million investment in WA's sheep industry will be overseen by Bruce Mullan.
WAMIA looks for new CEO as Muchea issues unresolved
16 Oct 14 ISSUES at the Muchea Livestock Centre have come to a head with Western Australian Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) on the search for a new chief executive officer.
Farmers' Own milk hits Woolies' shelves
16 Oct 14 WOOLWORTHS Farmers' Own milk has hit the shelves of 89 supermarkets across WA bringing Margaret River milk direct to the consumer. As revealed exclusively by Farm Weekly, the Farmers' Own brand will be supplied by the Evans family, Busselton, and the Noakes family, Forest Grove.
Strategy to double grain industry value
16 Oct 14 CAN the WA grains industry pull together to implement a business plan that will double the industry's overall value in one decade?
CBH and Brookfield sign interim rail deal
15 Oct 14 CBH and Brookfield Rail have signed an interim agreement to extend the existing rail access agreement as the 2014-15 harvest cranks up.
Cropping and sheep covered at field day
15 Oct 14 IN an effort to bring industry the latest news, a field day and forum covering everything from barley protein management to the future of sheep in WA was held in Katanning last week.
Local hay option lifts prospects
13 Oct 14 AFTER years of sourcing oaten hay only when available from the State's south, ready access to new local Rhodes grass hay has been a boon for the Richardson family's Mt Florance station near Tom Price and the management of their beef herd.
Strong demand at Arawa dispersal
12 Oct 14 AFTER 68 years of stud breeding, the Arawa Merino and Poll Merino stud genetics were in high demand at its recent dispersal.
WA mushroom producers struggle to meet demand
12 Oct 14 OUR love affair with mushrooms has WA's three producers struggling to meet high demands, with supplies being trucked in from South Australia to bridge shortfalls in the market. WA's largest mushroom producer Mushroom Exchange is at capacity at its Casuarina site producing between 65-70 tonnes of mushrooms per week.
PGA to review pastoral lease documents
11 Oct 14 THE draft Rangeland pastoral leases have been signed off by the Department of Lands and are now under review by the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA).
Beef price increase tipped
10 Oct 14 FOR those in the beef industry, lamb prices are looking strong in comparison to where beef prices might sit, according to Hyden farmer and WA Lot Feeders Association president Trevor Hinck.
Growth potential for Muresk enrolments
10 Oct 14 ENROLMENTS in the Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management at Muresk are above expectations, with student numbers potentially doubling in its second year.
Producers seek price signals
10 Oct 14 FOR WA livestock producers to get serious about restocking and boosting numbers, they want long-term price directions from processors.
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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
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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
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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