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Wheatbelt wins in rain jackpot
31 Jul 15 WHEATBELT farmers are over the moon today after significant rainfall fell throughout the region yesterday and last night.
Boundary change fears
31 Jul 15 POLITICAL representation in regional areas could suffer if proposed electoral boundaries go ahead according to two Members of Parliament.
Chilled lamb a China export opportunity
31 Jul 15 CHILLED lamb could be a further export opportunity into China, according to some WA producers who have just returned from a sheepmeat insights tour.
Sheep meat demand outpacing supply
31 Jul 15 DEMAND for WA sheep meat is growing faster than supply can meet it, according to Department of Agriculture and Food senior research officer Kimbal Curtis.
WMG event draws a captive audience
31 Jul 15 THE annual Women, Wellbeing and Wine event hosted by the West Midlands Group last Tuesday was well attended by women from far and wide across the region.
Bunge on track building up-country bins
31 Jul 15 BUNGE is on track to receive grain at its new storage sites in the Wheatbelt this harvest, with earthworks underway at its second up-country site near Arthur River.
Muresk partners with Dohne breeders
30 Jul 15 THE State Government has expanded agricultural training opportunities after launching a new sheep breeding partnership at the Muresk Institute.
Blue gums given the chop for a crop
30 Jul 15 IT was a simple matter of economics for Amerillup Pastoral Company, Perillup (west of Mt Barker).
Iran sends strong sheep signals
30 Jul 15 THE prospect of the live sheep trade to Iran finally getting off the ground was given a boost this week with Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston meeting with the Iran ambassador to Australia on Tuesday morning.
China looking for another 500,000 sheep
30 Jul 15 WA is one step closer to doubling the State's sheep meat sector by 2025, thanks to the latest joint commitment initiated by the State Government and industry.
Locals happy with hay plant progress
30 Jul 15 HAY storage sheds are going up at the new Gilmac Wagin processing site with work on track for hay to be received locally this season.
Sheepmeat demand is outpacing supply
30 Jul 15 DEMAND for WA sheepmeat is growing faster than supply can meet it, according to Department of Agriculture and Food senior research officer Kimbal Curtis.
Muresk to benefit from $10 million funding boost
29 Jul 15 THE Muresk Institute will receive a boost to develop agricultural skills.
Search for missing helicopter pilot
29 Jul 15 POLICE and other searchers located the wreckage of a helicopter and the body of pilot Ross McDowell at about 3.20pm on Wednesday in remote bushland about 11km north of Roy Hill station.
WAFarmers' milk sales pass 500,000L
29 Jul 15 SALES of WAFarmers' own brand milk have raised more than $100,000 to be ploughed back into helping local farmers, with $25,000 of that quarantined to help dairy farmers.
Pastoralists' memorial for pilot mates
29 Jul 15 PASTORALISTS gathered in Halls Creek last week to remember pilots who had lost their lives in helicopter accidents on stations across the Kimberley.
Gina buys jewel of the north
29 Jul 15 KIMBERLEY icon, the 394,028 hectare Fossil Downs cattle station and pastoral lease held by one family for the past 133 years, is being acquired by Hancock Prospecting headed up by mining magnate Gina Rinehart.
WAFarmers press minister on GM act repeal
29 Jul 15 THE WAFarmers Grains Council used a meeting with Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston last week to highlight the urgency of repealing the WA Crop Free Areas Act before the next election.
New land release helps to grow Ord plans
26 Jul 15 THE State Government's Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project continues to grow with Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman announcing the release of a further two parcels of land.
Murdoch students are meat judging stars
25 Jul 15 THIRTEEN Murdoch University animal and veterinary science students have travelled to Charles Sturt University and Teys Australia in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, to compete in the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Competition (ICMJ).
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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.
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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