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Adaptability is key to farming succes
25 Aug 16 ADAPTABILITY appears to be the difference between WA's top 25 per cent of broadacre farmers and the rest.
Locusts looming as possible threat
24 Aug 16 SHIRES in the eastern Wheatbelt and South West could be at risk of significant locust infestations this spring.
Grylls backs foreign capital
24 Aug 16 INTERNATIONAL investments create more opportunities for local family farms, according to The Nationals WA leader Brendon Grylls.
WA hits genetic jackpot
24 Aug 16 GENETIC advancement by WA Merino breeders has been rewarded with major interest from local, interstate and international buyers.
Agribusiness career for ten pound Pom
22 Aug 16 WHEN Milne AgriGroup (MAG) managing director Graham Laitt delivered the 24th Muresk Lecture last week he revealed that he could well be the accidental entrepreneur.
Guy closes the city and country divide
22 Aug 16 AS the bridge between city and country folk gets wider Guy Coleman is determined to reconnect the consumer and the farmer.
Building flock on buoyant prices
21 Aug 16 IF you're a WA sheep producer you might recognise Michael Altus from his days spent auctioneering on the saleyard rail or classing and drafting sheep as a Landmark stock agent.
Wool cut is king this year say brokers
21 Aug 16 "CUT is king" this season, according to wool brokers, and the genetic focus of woolgrowers at coming ram sales is likely to be on wool cut weight rather than wool type.
Conditions improve faba bean reputation
20 Aug 16 FABA beans may have earned the nickname 'failure bean' in previous years but in the International Year of the Pulse, this year the beans could redeem itself.
WA farmer part of dairy levy committee
20 Aug 16 ONE of WA's most successful dairy farmers, Peter Evans, will be a lone local voice on the new national Dairy Levy Poll Advisory Committee as the industry negotiates a difficult period.
Culleton to sue over social media posts
19 Aug 16 ONE Nation's WA Senator-elect Rod Culleton has taken out a widespread defamation claim seeking $250,000 for alleged personal reputational damage from social media "attacks".
Fungicide resistance concerns at forum
19 Aug 16 TIGHTER legislation on fungicide use, better variety selection and ensuring growers have a good understanding of fungicide modes of actions were some of the ideas discussed during a fungicide forum held by the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) in Perth last Tuesday.
Wool centre visit pays off for Duncan
19 Aug 16 BETTER-than-expected prices for his crossbred wool made a trip to the Western Wool Centre (WWC) to see it sold worthwhile last week for Cataby farmer Duncan Glasfurd.
Crown rot ratings for oats developed
18 Aug 16 THE Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) is looking to develop susceptibility ratings for Fusarium crown rot in oats.
Major poultry development on the table
18 Aug 16 A BROILER poultry farm development which will turn out up to 2.4 million birds at least five times a year and more than double processor Inghams WA conventional chicken supply is being proposed for Mogumber.
Sheep alliance takes immediate action
18 Aug 16 THE new board of the Sheep Alliance of WA has agreed on an immediate course of action.
Wellard downgrades again
17 Aug 16 PUBLICLY-listed live exporter Wellard has announced its third consecutive profit downgrade.
New projects help advance WA grain sector
17 Aug 16 AS NATIONAL Science Week kicks off, the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) has announced 11 new projects to boost grains research and development and industry profitability.
Northern abattoir set to go
17 Aug 16 IT has been a long time coming, but Kimberley pastoralist Jack Burton, Yeeda Pastoral Company, has locked in September 9 for the long-awaited official opening of his abattoir between Broome and Derby.
Communication dropouts still a concern
17 Aug 16 PARENTS say accessible and reliable telecommunications is vital for distant education students who live in regional Australia.
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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
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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