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Charolais stakes its place
25 Jan 15 BEEF producers are achieving high carcase weights and solid financial returns thanks to the crossbreeding of the Charolais breed with other British breed cattle like the Angus, Hereford and Shorthorn.
Gaining kilograms to gain profit
25 Jan 15 LIKE the uncleared Scott River farm they purchased in the late 1960s, the Prosser family is determined to carve out their own unique path with their cattle herd.
Hills growers worried about import bans
25 Jan 15 PERTH Hills fruit growers have blamed a lack of action by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) to control Mediterranean fruit fly for Vietnam stopping importing fresh Australian fruit.
Selling committee rep considers future
25 Jan 15 AFTER six years on the committee that oversees the sale of most of Australia's wool clip at auctions in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, WA's wool seller representative Lyndon Hosking is thinking of calling it a day.
Charolais part of change process
24 Jan 15 JASON and Alida Parke are gearing up for some massive changes to their Lake Muir farming operation over the next few years.
Demand sees steers sell to 281c/kg
24 Jan 15 THE future of the Manjimup saleyards would appear to be secure following another successful sale by the Landmark team last week.
Gilmac boosts capacity with Wagin plant
24 Jan 15 WA-owned hay company Gilmac is expanding its operations with plans to build a significant processing plant in Wagin.
McAlpine responds to anonymous letter
24 Jan 15 EMBATTLED CBH director Brian McAlpine is setting the record straight with growers in his district after an anonymous letter was distributed throughout District 1 last week.
Tom Atterby leaves a lasting impression
24 Jan 15 THOMAS Herbert (Tom) Atterby OAM was one of the many farmers attracted to WA by the State Government's "million acres a year" new land policy, which saw a million acres (400,000ha) of virgin bush opened up for selection each year.
Bonnie Rock farmer pitches for CBH seat
23 Jan 15 BONNIE Rock farmer Romina Nicoletti believes rebates that put money in grower pockets are the key to a strong future for WA farming.
Co-operation will get rail result: Brookfield
23 Jan 15 TIER 3 rail lines can be reopened, but only if Brookfield Rail, CBH and the State Government agree to invest in the infrastructure, says Brookfield Rail's chief executive officer Paul Larsen.
Feedlot competition attracts 177 head
23 Jan 15 A NEW commercially focused beef cattle competition was officially launched last Saturday with the opening of the inaugural Harvey Beef 'Gate 2 Plate' feedlot challenge at the Great Southern Regional Saleyards.
Forget the hype and look after members
23 Jan 15 THE motivation for Marchagee farmer Michael O'Callaghan throwing his proverbial hat into the ring to be elected to the CBH Board is simple.
Independent view of co-op
23 Jan 15 MORAWA farmer Lindsay Chappel says it's time CBH returned to its grass roots.
Purcell resigns as Brownes MD
23 Jan 15 THE oldest and largest Australian-owned WA milk products producer Brownes is searching for a new managing director following the resignation this month of Ben Purcell.
Record canola cargo arrives
23 Jan 15 ARCHER Daniels Midland Company's newest oceangoing vessel, the MV Harvest Frost, has completed delivery of its record-setting Australian canola cargo to ADM's Europoort transshipping and crushing facility in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
McAlpine stands firmly for co-op
23 Jan 15 INCUMBENT CBH director Brian McAlpine, Latham, is clearly focused on ensuring that CBH celebrates its centenary as a co-operative in 2033.
Daily fight against dogs
22 Jan 15 THIRTY sheep killed by wild dogs and dingoes in 10 days has farmer Peter Waterhouse patrolling his East Maya wheat and sheep property with a shotgun at dawn and dusk each day.
Plan to overhaul WA livestock sales
22 Jan 15 WA'S livestock firms are proposing a major overhaul of the weekly trade sheep and cattle selling program.
Stead keen for CBH to keep evolving
22 Jan 15 COMMERCIAL viability and maintaining grower control of the co-operative are the top priorities for District 5 nominee Simon Stead.
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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
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
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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
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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