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Benita takes top honour for feed project
29 Mar 15 UNIVERSITY of WA (UWA) graduate Benita Moir has received the Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum's top honour for 2015.
Book tells isolated parents' stories
28 Mar 15 MORE than 70 parents, past association presidents, education representatives and government officials gathered at the Ocean Beach Hotel for the annual Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) conference last week.
Court promotes WA ag in Burundi church visit
27 Mar 15 AGRICULTURE Minister in the central-African republic of Burundi, Ms Odette Kayitesi, was pleased to receive a copy of Farm Weekly to compare the quality of WA livestock with that in her country.
Government renews grant to parents group
27 Mar 15 MEMBERS of the Isolated Children's Parents' Association were elated with news the government would financially assist it.
Bunge's Kukerin facility approved
26 Mar 15 BUNGE has received the go ahead for its second storage facility to be built, after the Dumbleyung Shire Council approved the plan last week.
More jobs get the chop at DAFWA
26 Mar 15 IN another bitter blow for the depleted agency additional job cuts within the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) have been given the go-ahead by government.
Rail review extends time for submissions
26 Mar 15 ORGANISATIONS and individuals planning to make submissions to a review of the access code governing the State's freight rail operations have more time.
GM cost appeal on hold
25 Mar 15 AN appeal on costs of $803,989 awarded against WA organic farmer Steve Marsh in the case against his neighbour Mike Baxter has been placed on hold.
Indonesia leaps ahead on cattle handling
25 Mar 15 CHANGES to animal welfare requirements for live cattle export are running smoothly in Indonesia, with the take up by local businesses impressing an Australian expat in the industry.
SE Asian importers allay concerns
25 Mar 15 SOUTH East Asian grain importers are willing to pay appropriately for quality Australian wheat, a contingent of WA growers was told on a recent visit to the region.
Beef Shop on the market
22 Mar 15 THE Beef Shop proprietor and beef producer Kevin Armstrong has decided to move out of the retail sector.
Coonamble wins Strathtay Trophy
22 Mar 15 WA Angus breeder Murray Davis was awarded the WA Angus Society’s prestigious Strathtay Trophy at the society’s annual general meeting last week at the Claremont Showgrounds.
Camps' $13k shave helps cancer research
21 Mar 15 KIMBERLEY pastoralist Peter Camp may be unrecognisable after he shaved off his moustache and hair for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Carenda bull sells to $11,250
21 Mar 15 TOP quality, performance-packed Holstein-Friesian genetics were in demand at last week's annual Holstein-Friesian bull and Supreme Genetics female sale at Boyanup, when buyers pushed prices to a top of $11,250 for a bull.
Merino lambs are a money-making option
21 Mar 15 NEWLY elected Stud Merino Breeders' Association of WA (SMBAWA) president Steven Bolt, Claypans stud, Corrigin, believes there is plenty of money to be made from Merino lambs, with an increased number of marketing options available. Mr Bolt said there were plenty of options out there for producers when it comes to selling Merino lambs, if they are prepared properly.
New appointment for grain
21 Mar 15 ON-GOING access to job ready and skilled people for a sustainable grains industry is the focus of a new, industry-supported project, focused on building and implementing a comprehensive capacity building model for the WA grains industry.
WAMMCO win a highlight of a top season
21 Mar 15 SCORING WAMMCO's bonus rebate on all of their lambs, on top of good prices, another abundant season with good results from rye corn pasture/brown manuring and being able to sell oats for more than the cost of pellets, were highlights of the season for WAMMCO's February producer of the month, Dumbleyung growers Terry and Dale Cronin.
'Oodles' of happiness for award winner
20 Mar 15 A TRUE ambassador for connecting regional and city communities through food, InterGrain chief executive Tress Walmsley has won this year's Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation's (RIRDC) Rural Women's Award. Her 'Oodles of Noodles' project, has won her the major State Government award, including a $10,000 bursary towards her project.
Excess regulation hurts agriculture: PGA
20 Mar 15 “IT’S infuriating having to spend so much time treating the symptoms of government inaction, for it leaves insufficient time to tackle the deep seated structural problems”.
WA growers meet end users
20 Mar 15 A CONTINGENT of WA growers are meeting the end users of their grain in South East Asia this week as a part of a CBH Grower Study Tour.
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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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