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Hanson hits regions to push candidates
25 Jan 17 ONE Nation leader Pauline Hanson believes her newly-appointed WA candidates are the smart choice when it comes to agriculture.
Charolais bulls offer profit pathway
24 Jan 17 BEEF producers looking to put more meat and muscle into their calves are encouraged to attend the sixth annual WA Charolais Bull Sale.
Sheron Farm Angus day draws praise
24 Jan 17 THE doors were thrown open at Sheron Farm, Benger, on January 12, to give a close up look at one of WA's newest Angus studs.
$1440 top for quality steer weaners
23 Jan 17 LAST week's Elders Boyanup weaned weaner sale at Boyanup was best described by Elders Capel representative Rob Gibbings: "Little in numbers but not in quality".
Beef producers want more watchdog powers
23 Jan 17 THE push for mandatory price reporting of non-saleyard cattle sales and the price beef products trade at throughout the supply chain has ramped up as the fair trading watchdog puts its final touches on a market study into competition in the industry.
Chinese festival softens wool exports
23 Jan 17 THE looming Chinese new year (CNY) holiday period is expected to have a soft impact on the Australian wool market, while sheep meat exports are expected to continue unscathed.
Thumbs up for eight-month shearing cycle
23 Jan 17 GENETICS and a good season have combined to produce some startling wool statistics for the Dunne family, Beacon.
Weaner steers reach $1415 at Muchea
23 Jan 17 THE Westcoast Livestock team yarded a quality line-up of more than 600 head of eight to 10-month-old beef weaners at the Muchea Livestock Centre on Monday.
Charolais 'silvers' set new breed plan
22 Jan 17 THERE'S an air of excitement around the kitchen table as the Jenour family and its farm manager John Matthews await the arrival of their first ever Charolais silver calves.
KK offers the action and the 'chill'
22 Jan 17 IT'S the first question you get when you return home to tell friends and colleagues of your enjoyable trip to Kota Kinabalu.
Merredin military museum tour de force
22 Jan 17 THEY were the wars nobody particularly liked to talk about. And hence many children grew up knowing granddad or dad had fought in World War I or II or the Vietnam war. But little else about their involvement.
Turbodrum solves crop feeding problems
22 Jan 17 IT'S the classic farmer-led product. When Esperance farmer and iPaddock founder Mic Fels reached a level of frustration with his draper front, direct heading canola and lupins, he called Merredin manufacturer Laurie Phillips, Phillbourne, and asked him if he could make a better feed drum. It had to be easily retro-fitted to his draper and built as simple and as strong as possible.
1000 beef weaners on offer at Boyanup
21 Jan 17 ARE you interested in purchasing beef weaners?
A life-long love affair with farming
21 Jan 17 LEON Bradley was the modest but forthright intellectual mastermind behind the long-running farmer campaign that usurped Australia's once giant AWB wheat export single desk monopoly, by relentlessly prosecuting an impenetrable argument that applied fierce dedication to objective evidence and free enterprise principles. Leon was born to Frank and Doreen Bradley on October 11, 1949
Government beefs up biosecurity
21 Jan 17 BARNABY Joyce says a government investment of more than $1 million will help accelerate the detection of potential biosecurity risks like foot-and mouth disease (FMD) that could devastate agricultural industries.
Torque Talk - crowd funding
21 Jan 17 TORQUE spent an interesting time at the Merredin Military Museum last week (See story pages 32-38).
Yamaha sets up small engine expansion
21 Jan 17 YAMAHA's small engine division is expanding its reach in the generator, lawn and garden markets business with the acquisition of Subaru Industrial Power Products.
Buyers push unmated heifers to $2020
20 Jan 17 BUYERS were out in force at last week's Elders Boyanup store sale and bid up strongly on their preferred cattle.
Cattle market set to sizzle for a while
20 Jan 17 ALL signs are the blistering cattle market fervour that has pushed southern weaner prices to 'once-in-a-lifetime' levels still has a fair amount of strength.
More turmoil plagues WA dairy industry
20 Jan 17 A FURTHER three farming families have left or are leaving WA's dairy industry after processors said they did not want their milk. One is a Brownes Dairy supplier and two are Harvey Fresh suppliers.
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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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