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WAMMCO result equals a lamb bonus
24 Oct 15 A SUSTAINED, excellent lamb supply season in WA has enabled the WA Meat Marketing Co-operative (WAMMCO) to counter falling prices from China and to capitalise on demand for heavy prime lamb in the United States, to pay its producer members an average of $5.44 per kilogram or $109.57 per head for 2014/15.
Charges laid over piggery break-ins
23 Oct 15 THE New South Wales police have charged two animal activists with 22 offences in total, relating to alleged break and entering on piggeries and the planting of hidden video equipment.
Billandri benchmarking sees $2900 top
23 Oct 15 THERE were 200 head offered and 200 head sold and a whole lot of other positives at the Billandri Poll Merino on-property ram sale last week.
Bunge up-country sites open
23 Oct 15 BUNGE’S up-country sites at Kukerin and Arthur River open today as harvest kicks off in earnest for many growers across WA.
Snooke steps down from PGA grain helm
23 Oct 15 PASTORALISTS and Graziers Association (PGA) Western Grain-growers Committee chairman John Snooke has stepped down from the top spot after four and a half years at the helm.
Woolgrowers urged to have their say
23 Oct 15 WA woolgrowers who believe they may benefit from changes to wool marketing or industry research and development targeting, have a week left to air their views through WoolPoll.
Yongerellen reduction sale hits $2600
23 Oct 15 PRICES hit a high of $2600 in the Yongerellen and Red Sands Red Poll reduction sale held on AuctionsPlus on Monday.
Mixed bag as headers roll
22 Oct 15 HARVEST has kicked off in earnest in the Geraldton and Esperance zones, but growers near Newdegate have been dealt the icy blow of a hail storm just as they were preparing to get underway.
New angle to grain rail saga
22 Oct 15 TRANSPORT Minister Dean Nalder has confirmed he will not seek to have WA’s controversial freight rail access regime recertified with the National Competition Council (NCC).
No dispersal as Diamond Tree Angus sold
22 Oct 15 THE well-known Diamond Tree Angus stud has a new owner after it was announced late last week that it had been sold.
Six of the best
22 Oct 15 THE WA harvest is well underway in the northern Wheatbelt and marking the start of a 45,000 hectare program for Merredin farmer John Nicoletti.
Water shortage drives sheep offload
22 Oct 15 A LACK of water across much of the Great Southern region has farmers selling sheep in large numbers despite prices starting to slip.
Locations set for Doppler radar bases
21 Oct 15 NEW locations at Newdegate, South Doodlakine and Marchagee for proposed Doppler weather radar covering the Wheatbelt were announced today.
Lamb Legends is on the way to 21t record
21 Oct 15 LAMB producers, processors, agents and exporters are on the way to achieving a record donation target for the Lamb Legends 2015 campaign for Foodbank WA.
South east growers assess hail damage
20 Oct 15 HAIL tore crops apart near Newdegate and Hyden last Saturday night, with some growers reporting 100 per cent crop losses on thousands of hectares.
New Case 40 Series header set for harvest
19 Oct 15 ONE of the first new Case IH axial-flow combine harvesters will soon be seen in action on a Dandaragan farm.
WA Fertcare champions announced
19 Oct 15 THE team behind the Department of Agriculture and Food's whole farm nutrient mapping (WFNM) program and one of WA's leading soil nutrition advisers have been honoured for their outstanding contribution to the success of the Fertcare program over the past decade.
1.5yo Merino ewes reach $111 a head
18 Oct 15 STRONG competition among 28 registered buyers saw two different lines of 1.5-year-old Merino ewes reach $111 a head at the annual Landmark ewe sale at the Muchea Livestock Centre last week.
Angenup rams taken to $3200
18 Oct 15 AN even line-up of rams created consistent prices with values topping at $3200 at the Angenup on-property sale at Kojonup on Monday.
Hyfield line-up grows average to $1165
18 Oct 15 SOLID wool and sheep meat prices and a top line of Poll Merino rams were the perfect combination to ensure a strong result for Giovi Agriculture (Wellard Agri) at its Hyfield on-property ram sale at Kojonup last week.
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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.
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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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