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Swiss shearing interest
31 Aug 16 TWO Swiss visitors were part of the big crowd at last week's Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days as guests of shearing equipment company Heiniger Australia.
Nalder ban a sign of ‘chaos’
31 Aug 16 AGRICULURE Minister Dean Nalder's "ban" from a State Government regional cabinet meeting at Moora on Monday, shows the government's leadership is in chaos, Shadow Agriculture Minister Mick Murray said this week.
Cotton and grain high on the KAI radar
30 Aug 16 THE Kimberley Agricultural Investment company plans to move into cotton and grain, as further scale proves difficult to acquire and sorghum prices remain flat.
Monitor to protect from aphids
30 Aug 16 CROP monitoring will be imperative for grain growers this spring, with heightened activity forecast for aphids throughout the agricultural region.
Status quo tipped for wool production
30 Aug 16 WOOL production this season is forecast to be the same as revised estimates for 2015-16 despite an expected drop in shorn-sheep numbers.
Classes promote WA udon noodle wheat
29 Aug 16 UDON noodles grown from WA noodle wheat were on the menu when leading chefs were part of an Intergrain cooking school two weeks ago.
Krone round baler set for big hay season
29 Aug 16 IF you want to know how a machine really performs, ask a contractor.
Lobby groups keen to work with new Nationals leader
29 Aug 16 THE Nationals WA leader Brendon Grylls said new regional infrustructure spending and the privatisations of the TAB and Fremantle Port are top of the agenda in his new role.
Mid West farmer is new rural ambassador
29 Aug 16 A MID West farmer with a passion for sustainable, progressive agriculture has been named as Rural Ambassador of the Year by the Royal Agricultural Society of WA.
AWN establishes new markets for WA wool
28 Aug 16 MOVES into garment manufacture by vertically-integrated broker Australian Wool Network (AWN) will open up new markets for WA woolgrowers before the end of this season.
Kidman & Co cattle station sale 'still on'
28 Aug 16 S. Kidman & Co managing director Greg Campbell and a major shareholder Will Abel-Smith have called for common sense in the sale of the giant pastoral company's holdings.
Robotic dairy part of college program
28 Aug 16 WA College of Agriculture, Denmark, will "leap to the front" of dairy industry training with the launch of its robotic dairy at an open day on Saturday, September 3.
Conference closes farmer-consumer gap
27 Aug 16 THE question of "who you feed - closing the gap between farmers and consumers" was the theme of the Farmanco conference last week.
Grower groups urged to collaborate for efficiency
27 Aug 16 COLLABORATION was the key theme at the Grower Group Alliance (GGA) conference held in Perth last week.
Mimmo scoops annual dairy competition
27 Aug 16 A BOUTIQUE backyard Gelato maker has claimed a top award at the 2016 Perth Royal Dairy Show.
Vigilance urged on residue levels to protect markets
27 Aug 16 WHILE Australia continues to receive a top report card for its compliance with maximum residue levels (MRL), the unregistered use of glyphosate in barley still remains a hot issue for both growers and exporters.
Concerns over increased cattle disease
26 Aug 16 CATTLE producers in the Denmark, Walpole, Scott River, Capel and east of Albany areas have seen increased levels of bovine anaemia and theileria in cattle herds.
Nationals leader pushes for next agriculture plan
26 Aug 16 RESTORED The Nationals WA leader and Pilbara MP Brendon Grylls said his mining tax proposal would provide a new revenue source which could keep the party's $350 million Seizing the Opportunity in Agriculture initiative alive after next year's election.
Rangelands reform scrapped as negotiations break down
26 Aug 16 THE draft Land Administration Amendment Bill has been scrapped, after the failure of almost a year of negotiations between the Pastoralists and Graziers Association (PGA) and the Lands Department.
Yuna growers take out inaugural award
26 Aug 16 YUNA Farm Improvement Group (YFIG) was awarded the Grower Group Alliance (GGA) Excellence Award at this year's GGA conference in Perth last week.
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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.
Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
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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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