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Push to get livestock into farming mix
29 Feb 16 WAFARMERS' new Livestock Council should engage with younger grain growers to encourage them to have livestock in their enterprise mix.
Nationals defend RfR at next election
28 Feb 16 By JACINTA BOLSENBROEK KATANNING cropping and sheep farmer and businessman Peter Rundle will contest the new electorate of Roe for the Nationals WA, as its leadership made a strong pitch it would protect the Royalties for Regions program from the "metro-centric" main parties. At the Nationals WA State council meeting on Saturday, party leader Terry Redman announced its new team to represent regi
WAFarmers celebrates year's highlights
28 Feb 16 FARM Weekly's JACINTA BOLSENBROEK captured some of the highlights at the 2016 WAFarmers Gala Dinner and awards ceremony.
Willandra $6517 average breaks records
28 Feb 16 RECORDS were broken across the board to highlight the outstanding results at the Willandra on-property bull sale at Williams last week.
AWTA open to testing and selling merger
27 Feb 16 By MAL GILL A MERGER of wool testing and selling institutions would be supported, the final WAFarmers wool section conference was told last week. Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) general manager Ian Ashman, guest speaker at the wool section of the WAFarmers' annual conference, said he was not opposed to a possible merger with Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). "We have no problem with tha
Cattle disease surveillance under review
27 Feb 16 COST-benefit analysis may determine viable options aimed at continuing to protect the WA cattle industry from Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD).
DAFWA to showcase latest work at Woolorama
27 Feb 16 ACTIVITIES supporting the success of agribusiness in WA will be a feature of the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) display at this year's Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama. The DAFWA shed will provide the latest information about livestock, grains, biosecurity and mobile application technology to support the agriculture and food sector in the State. DAFWA's Katanning manager Keith Oh
Grand plans for diversification
27 Feb 16 MARETERRAM Limited, formerly Style Limited, has grand plans to diversify across the agribusiness sector, focusing on the increased demand for protein.
Pardoo planning for large expansion
27 Feb 16 PARDOO Beef Corporation is implementing large-scale development plans and is focused on improving the meat quality of its herd.
AGC refuse CBH information
26 Feb 16 AUSTRALIAN Grains Champion has refused to provide CBH with further information on its corporatisation proposal.
Brookfield breaks from Asciano bid
26 Feb 16 By MAL GILL AN $8.9 billion Brookfield bid for ports and logistics operator Asciano, which owns the Pacific National (PN) rail business, expired last Thursday. The NSW Supreme Court has ruled a meeting of Asciano shareholders, due to consider the Brookfield takeover bid, not be held and legal proceedings in relation to the bid be dismissed. Asciano's board has advised shareholders, who agreed t
Diamond Tree sets a record
26 Feb 16 THEY say records are made to be broken and this was certainly the case at last week's red-hot Diamond Tree on-property Angus bull sale at Manjimup, when the stud re-wrote its record books for a second consecutive year.
Hallett dumped in selection race
26 Feb 16 By MAL GILL OFTEN outspoken South West MLC Nigel Hallett has been dumped from the Liberal Party ticket for the 2017 State election. Mr Hallett, who has represented the region since 2005, and even longer-serving South West Liberal MLC Robyn McSweeney were challenged by 14 contenders for party endorsement at the weekend's selection committee. Ms McSweeney slipped from first to third position on t
Harvey Beef moves into pre-packed meat
26 Feb 16 HARVEY Beef is looking to expand its value-adding products, saying lamb is on the cards.
Koojan Hills ends era on a high
26 Feb 16 IT was history in the making. Koojan Hills Angus, one of the most prestigious Angus stud's in WA - and many may argue in Australia - ceased to call Kojonup home as Lew and Pam Smit called it a day at the stud's 39th on-property bull sale on Monday. With all 52 bulls offered selling to a record breaking average of $10,788 and a top of $25,500. The average i
Petition puts heat on fire management
26 Feb 16 MORE than 2000 rural residents from across WA have signed a petition questioning the Department of Fire and Emergency Services' (DFES) fire management practices.
Record breaking run continues
25 Feb 16 WA’S record-breaking bull selling season went into overdrive on Wednesday at the Coonamble Angus on-property bull sale at Bremer Bay, with records being smashed across the board.
Forrest investigated CBH opportunities
25 Feb 16 DURING his address to the WAFarmers conference last Friday, Minderoo Group managing director Andrew Forrest said he had spent a year looking into the CBH business and what opportunities it could deliver.
WA grain report endorses revised R&D model
25 Feb 16 THE WA grains industry doesn't want the GrainsWest solution to continuing research and development (R&D) in WA and has endorsed a new plan dubbed Grainswest-PLUS.
WAFF grains meeting refuses CBH motion
25 Feb 16 A MOTION to support CBH in the wake of the Australian Grains Champion's (AGC) corporatisation bid was refused at the WAFarmers Grains Section meeting last week.
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Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
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
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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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