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Urge for Indo office
15 Nov 14 LIBERAL MP Brian Ellis believes WA could be making a mistake in closing its trade office in Jakarta.
Grain rail focus squarely on arbitration
15 Nov 14 CBH general manager of operations David Capper says the State's grower-owned co-operative is committed to the arbitration process involving its ongoing dispute with Brookfield Rail over the closure of Tier 3 grain rail lines.
Illegal boosters overwhelm mobile towers
15 Nov 14 ILLEGAL mobile phone boosters are draining signals and overloading phone towers in rural WA, adding to the connection problems plaguing the State's telecommunications network. The most common cause for mobile services dropping in and out, as experienced by many in rural areas, is the use of boosters not approved by the Australian Communications Media Authority.
Light beef steers break 300c/kg barrier
15 Nov 14 THE red hot cattle market continued to go from strength to strength at last week's Landmark Boyanup store sale with prices up across the board.
Bunge opens up storage options
14 Nov 14 BUNGE is moving to build its up-country storage options after striking an agreement with two independent grain facilities. The agreement between Tamma Grains at Yealering and Pentarch Grains at Narrogin, and Bunge will allow farmers to store grain for immediate or delayed export, adding to existing on-farm storage or direct delivery options.
Kununoppin blackspots cause safety fears
14 Nov 14 EMERGENCY services in Kununoppin are being delayed in responding to accidents because there is no mobile phone service at the town hospital and airstrip, despite the local shire championing the issue with Telstra for nearly three years.
Subdued interest in Iran
14 Nov 14 WHILE news of the potential opening of the China live export cattle market dominated media last week, it seems attempts to get the live sheep trade to Iran moving have subsided.
WA harvest moves at a steady pace
14 Nov 14 WA'S 2014-15 grain harvest is moving ahead at a steady pace, aided by warm weather conditions and an above average crop forecast.
Internet blackspots stop rural app use
13 Nov 14 INTERNET speeds are so slow that some WA businesses experience three day delays in sending an email, and expensive mobile-ready websites are going unused due to a lack of service. The situation is unlikely to change in the short-term, according to Wheatbelt Business Network executive officer Caroline Robinson, who says a lack of "voting power" has caused a large area of WA to be neglected.
Taking a stand against poor service
13 Nov 14 A GROUP of Wheatbelt residents, fed up with poor mobile phone service and the lack of response from main carrier Telstra, are taking matters into their own hands. Anita Grima, Pindar, and Emma Cullen, Coorow, are behind the formation of a new group to address the problem, which they say is causing huge frustration in regional areas.
Wellard vessel to be repaired
13 Nov 14 THE Wellard vessel hit by a devastating fire last month, the Ocean Drover, is en route to Singapore for repairs. The fire broke out in the vessel's accommodation and bridge area, while it was berthed at Fremantle Port.
Lactanz sale not far away says agent
12 Nov 14 LACTANZ Dairies selling agents expect to finalise a sale by the end of the year. Real estate company CBRE took Lactanz to the market in late September for the second time since it went into receivership in 2013.
PGA fights release of Rangelands report
12 Nov 14 THE PGA has launched a legal challenge and set up a fighting fund to prevent the further release of controversial government assessments of the viability of Rangelands pastoral leases.
Truck set on fire at feedlot
11 Nov 14 UPDATED: A SOUTH West feedlot has been broken into and vandalised by activists early Tuesday morning.
Buttercup shows students' milk learning
09 Nov 14 BUTTERCUP the cow has helped a group of Harvey Primary School students share what they have learned while studying milk, from farm to plate. The cow statue is an artistic representation of this journey and their unique approach has won the Year 7 class the title of State Champion in the Dairy Australia competition.
Gina's return revives Bluebird memories
09 Nov 14 IT might have been slower than the speed she was used to but Britain's former women's world water speed record holder Gina Campbell enjoyed a few laps in the header and time in the cab of a road train when she visited Dumbleyung last week.
Muchea gets on with business
09 Nov 14 TWO weeks after issues at Muchea Livestock Centre were brought to a head, it is business as usual at WA's major saleyard.
Phones ringing over grain freight stand
08 Nov 14 UPROAR over freight fee increases that could slug a group of Kulin farmers an extra $700,000 in trucking costs is not isolated, with support coming in from all parts of WA.
WA pastoralists assess class action
08 Nov 14 THERE is a chance that more WA pastoralists will join the live export class action.
Wiltidam gives skin in the game
08 Nov 14 IN the current market climate, it's sheep meat that's making the money according to Ian Tubby.
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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.
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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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