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WA dairy partners with Rinehart
31 Dec 14 MINING magnate Gina Rinehart has added a joint venture with WA's Bannister Downs Dairy to her agricultural portfolio.
Macrofertil ready for 2015
29 Dec 14 FARMER support has come from throughout WA in the first 12 months of trading for Louis Dreyfus' fertiliser arm, Macrofertil.
Sheep prosper in 2014
28 Dec 14 THE sheep industry had some highlights this year. New market opportunities, a focus on building numbers, and some good prices.
Call to include foxes in bounty package
27 Dec 14 WA'S trial wild dog bounty in the Murchison should be extended throughout the State and include foxes, according to Shooters and Fishers Party MP Rick Mazza.
CBH director urges State to act on Tier 3
26 Dec 14 CBH Board member John Hassell has called on Premier Colin Barnett and Transport Minister Dean Nalder to be statesman-like and reopen the Tier 3 rail lines before an increase in freight costs put farmers out of business.
Freight link causes an ag stink
26 Dec 14 A FARMER tax.
New executive officer for WAPPA
26 Dec 14 WEST Australian Pork Producers' Association (WAPPA) has appointed Jan Cooper as its new executive officer, commencing in the New Year in a part-time role.
Year of opportunity
26 Dec 14 WHILE the past year has had its challenges, there has also been some good news for the WA agricultural sector.
GM and Tier 3 dominate grain headlines
25 Dec 14 THE year 2014 started with confirmation that the 2013/2014 harvest was WA's biggest ever.
Live export enjoys a positive year
25 Dec 14 THE live export industry has enjoyed a big year with renewed opportunities, talk of new market potential and lots of positivity.
From grow, grow, grow to ho, ho, ho
24 Dec 14 THE journey to Perth from the North Pole is a bit different to that which former farmer Colin Richardson used to make from his farm at Meckering.
Primaries trainees now full-time
24 Dec 14 PRIMARIES of WA employed two trainees to join the livestock team in February 2014.
$2650 for Angus-cross heifers
23 Dec 14 A TOTAL of 436 mated and unmated females were offered at the Landmark South West Premium F1 Female Sale at Boyanup last week, with the demand for unmated heifers a highlight.
Advice is to sell as wheat prices rise
23 Dec 14 WHEAT prices above $300 a tonne is hard to ignore for WA farmers.
Harvest all but over except in the south
23 Dec 14 HARVEST momentum finally began to build in the Albany zone this past week following a long, wet and disrupted harvest for growers.
Farm innovations take the spotlight
22 Dec 14 TRADITIONALLY a year in review of the farm mechanisation industry focuses on the biggest, tallest and widest gear introduced to the market. And while some did slip through, the majority of new products were more clever ideas and clever innovations to enhance productivity.
Growers open farm gate to Japanese delegation
21 Dec 14 AT the peak of harvest in WA, farm gates have been thrown open to a group of Japanese visitors with a long-standing relationship with CBH. The ZEN-NOH delegation were hosted on farms near York and at CBH's Kwinana terminal, giving the foreign delegation an insight into grain production processes in Australia. The relationship between CBH and ZEN-NOH spans 40 years and the co-
Student solution to staffing issues
20 Dec 14 FINDING staff for harvest can sometimes be a struggle, but one Wubin farmer has found a solution, employing his son and friends from one of WA's agricultural colleges.
Gage Roads brews up a buy local barley campaign
20 Dec 14 FOR the beer enthusiast, the story beyond how cold the beer is can be a bit of a mystery. But one local brewing company is connecting the consumer to the farmer in a new campaign. Gage Roads Brewing Co is telling the story from paddock to bottle, starting with a community barley crop at Tammin. The brewery, which is the largest consumer of domestic malting barley in WA, used
PGA's CBH stance too much for Newman
19 Dec 14 ESCALATING dissatisfaction with the Pastoralists and Graziers Association's (PGA) Grains Committee has prompted CBH chairman Wally Newman to dump his membership.
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The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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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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