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Minister challenges DAFWA to advocate
12 Aug 16 REBUILDING the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) to be more commercially aware and innovative in its support of growing the farming sector is the aim of its new minister Dean Nalder.
Mood buoyant at national fodder conference
12 Aug 16 STRONG growth in export markets and good growing conditions for most regions meant the mood was buoyant at this year's Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) conference held in Perth last week.
Oat export demand tipped to increase
12 Aug 16 THE export oat market will continue to grow as demand for Australian hay from China increases and new markets develop in the Middle East and south-east Asia.
Resignation leaves big shoes to fill
12 Aug 16 AFTER more than seven years with one of the world's largest exporters, Wellard Group Middle East general manager Harold Sealy has resigned.
TMA's upbeat report on machinery sales
12 Aug 16 AUSTRALIA is one of the few countries where tractors sales remain buoyant.
Machinery man notches up 50 years
11 Aug 16 HE has travelled millions of kilometres and written millions of words and Ken Wilson doesn't look like slowing down any time soon.
Live exporter goes into trade suspension
10 Aug 16 UNABLE to resolve its financial issues, publically-listed live exporter Wellard announced a voluntary suspension on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) this week.
WA beef exports reach record levels
10 Aug 16 WA'S beef exports have rebounded over the past three years to reach record levels, according to the latest industry snapshot from the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA).
Brendon’s back in charge
10 Aug 16 BRENDON Grylls has taken back The Nationals WA leadership after Terry Redman stepped aside on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Grylls challenged Mr Redman for his old job on Monday, flagging a major overhaul of the party to make it more appealing to voters and taking a more aggressive public stance ahead of next year's State election.
Grain market gets set for protein era
09 Aug 16 IN GRAIN market terms the 2000s were the decade of biofuel but the 2010s will be the time of protein, according to a British-based grains analyst.
Women key to China purse strings
08 Aug 16 CHINESE consumers might love Australia's clean, green image, but work is underway to look at what else they might want when it comes to choosing what they buy.
GM pastures tipped as the way forward
07 Aug 16 GENETICALLY modified (GM) ryegrass pastures could be the key to unlocking a 50 per cent increase in per hectare profit. University of Melbourne professor Kevin Smith spoke at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference last week about GM pasture research and the opportunity it presents for dairy farmers in Australia, as well as the potential issues in managing GM pastures.
Torque Talk - a treat for Sam
07 Aug 16 LAST year was arguably the best Christmas Eve experienced by Condingup farmer Sam Baxter.
Work going on around the clock to meet liquid fertiliser demands
07 Aug 16 LIQUID nitrogen fertiliser supplies are to remain tight as CSBP works around the clock to keep up with demand.
Belarus tractors on show at Mingenew
06 Aug 16 MADDINGTON-based Belarus Equipment will showcase a range of new Belarus tractors at Mingenew and Dowerin this year, with power ratings from 26kW (36hp) to 261kW (355hp).
Dairy remains positive in tough times
06 Aug 16 THE WA dairy industry outlook remains positive, despite a milk oversupply and increased global competition.
WA wheat best for the optimum vodka
06 Aug 16 EVER wondered where your wheat ends up? Maybe in bread, noodles or scones? What about vodka?
Industry worried about reduced flock
05 Aug 16 THE WA sheep industry has grave concerns about declining flock numbers and the flow-on affect this will have on the industry.
Oversupply gives farmers sour taste
05 Aug 16 DAIRY farmers took milk processors to task over the handling of milk oversupply and some farmers being told their milk was not wanted, at the WAFarmers annual dairy conference last week.
Pilbara grassfed beef shows potential
05 Aug 16 THE potential for a grassfed beef assurance program to take advantage of the clean and green reputation of Rangelands cattle is being assessed by the Department of Agriculture and Food wa (DAFWA).
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PGA launches live ex campaign
Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
24 Sep 18
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.
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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