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Committee slams 2005 ESA Notice
30 Aug 15 A PARLIAMENTARY committee has recommended that all WA landowners affected by the Environmental Protection Environmentally Sensitive Areas) Notice 2005, known as the ESA Notice, be notified of the law and its impact.
Fellowships to boost ag science in WA
29 Aug 15 PREMIER and Science Minister Colin Barnett last week announced a $2.74 million Science and Agribusiness Connect initiative to develop the State's academic excellence in agricultural science.
Funding kick-starts wild dog plan action
29 Aug 15 THE WA Wild Dog Action Plan steering committee, formed earlier this year, have been working on a comprehensive plan to co-ordinate and prioritise activities for wild dog control.
Madoonia Downs changes hands
29 Aug 15 MADOONIA Downs station has changed hands and while the buyer’s name and price paid have not been released, Farm Weekly understands it was sold to a Chinese company planning to supply Australian beef to its supermarkets in China.
Inspectors keep pest risks out of WA
28 Aug 15 WA quarantine inspectors seized more than 43,000 kilograms of risky material from airport and road checkpoints in the past financial year, as part of efforts to safeguard WA's $7 billion agrifood industry.
RSPCA says critics are 'ill-informed'
28 Aug 15 RSPCA WA president Lynne Bradshaw says the message from WA lobby groups at last week's State parliamentary inquiry was ill-informed.
WA farm equity in top shape
28 Aug 15 THE latest Planfarm Bankwest Benchmarks survey reveals WA's farm businesses are in strong financial shape, buoyed by good seasons, higher farm equity levels and stable land values.
$22.1m research fund to boost ag markets
27 Aug 15 WA EXPORT will get a $22.1 million boost with a new agricultural science fund to increase research, development and agricultural competitiveness.
Disease threat to season's crop hopes
27 Aug 15 FUNGUL disease is threatening to trash WA's forecast better-than-average wheat yield this season.
Dorper Lamb sells itself as luxury brand
27 Aug 15 DORPER lamb is set to become a luxury brand.
Harvey team tops sheep handling challenge
26 Aug 15 IT was Harvey team one which took out the title of inaugural WA State Ag School Sheep Handling Challenge winners at last week's Rabobank WA Sheep Expo and Sale.
Newer barley varieties enhance industry
26 Aug 15 THREE newer malting barley varieties will take over as WA's main segregations for the 2016-17 harvest.
Agrifood gets $6m to chase Asian markets
24 Aug 15 THE State Government has announced a $6 million project to support WA agrifood businesses to pursue growing markets in Asia.
Chinese beef imports will be challenging
24 Aug 15 BEEF exports into the Chinese market may be harder than expected, according to Agricultural Connections Australia director Stephen Meerwald.
Beef will continue bull run says MLA chief
23 Aug 15 STRONG global demand and a positive outlook for the WA beef industry should continue into the future, according to experts at the WAFarmers annual beef conference. MLA international business manager Andrew McCallum said the robust beef industry globally had great potential for the WA beef sector. He said MLA was forecasting that Australian supplies post the current high t
Farm lobby tells inquiry of RSPCA fears
23 Aug 15 WA lobby groups WAFarmers and the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) have presented their concerns about the RSPCA's stance against live exports at a State Parliamentary inquiry hearing on Monday.
New China-backed wool buyer named
22 Aug 15 A NEW name has appeared in buyers lists at Perth, Melbourne and Sydney Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) auction centres.
Wellard joint venture takes beef to China
22 Aug 15 AUSTRALIA is poised to be a major supplier of cattle to China. That's the clear message Wellard Rural Exports is sending, after last week announcing its joint venture with private Chinese company, the Fulida Group.
Pastoralists welcome dog control funds
21 Aug 15 SOUTHERN Rangelands producers have welcome $1.13 million in federal funding allocated to the WA government to boost efforts to combat wild dogs.
WAFarmers prepares for port sale campaign
21 Aug 15 WAFARMERS will use the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days next week as a launch pad for a campaign seeking greater transparency on the sale of Fremantle Port.
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THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
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.
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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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