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Community spirit rocked at Kalannie
30 Nov 17 THERE wasn’t a more proud community than Kalannie on Saturday night, as more than 1100 people made their way to the Wheatbelt town to watch Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band Proud Mary.
Australian Wool Handlers tells AWI to “butt out” of market
30 Nov 17 AWI announced an operational date set for July 2018 for Wool Q, formerly known as the Wool Exchange Portal (WEP), which was spruiked as “a place rich in data, insights and community connection”.
AuctionsPlus sells record 100k sheep in one day
30 Nov 17 CRACKING the 100,000-head mark, AuctionsPlus has set a new record number of sheep sold online in one day.
Royal Commission on - farmers need confidence in financial system
30 Nov 17 PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a Royal Commission into the banking sector will go ahead, following intensifying political pressure from Queensland Nationals led by Senator Barry O’Sullivan, including the need to examine issues concerning the farm sector.
Bushfire mitigation funding available for high-risk priority local governments
29 Nov 17 A total of 15 local governments in high-risk priority areas are now eligible to apply for bushfire mitigation funding from the inaugural four-year $15 million Mitigation Activity Fund.
CDPP says “no prima facie case” in Rod Culleton legal claims
29 Nov 17 THE Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) has told former farmer and one-time WA One Nation Senator Rod Culleton it has discontinued two legal matters he initiated - in retaliation to being ruled ineligible to sit in parliament under Section 44 of the constitution - after failing to provide material disclosing any criminal offences.
Cultural awareness needed by industry
29 Nov 17 LIVESTOCK exporters were encouraged to make associations with a wide variety of people in the Muslim nations they sought to expand their trade into, during the LIVEXchange 20017 conference in Perth two weeks ago.
Happy with the harvest result so far
29 Nov 17 Esperance Mobile Ag Repairs contracting team has employed four New Holland 9.90 headers for the 13,000 hectares program at Warakirri Farms, Condingup.
Moisture an issue this harvest
29 Nov 17 Neridup (east Esperance) farmer John Wallace is hoping for a decent dry spell to crank up headers when Farm Weekly recently caught up with him.
Muresk upskills next female ag leaders
29 Nov 17 MURESK Institute has celebrated National Agriculture Day last week with the launch of a new program aimed at upskilling the next generation of female industry leaders.
New early-season wheat variety released
29 Nov 17 WA growers who hope to take advantage of early-season moisture now have a new variety option following the release of Australian Grain Technologies’ (AGT) winter wheat Longsword.
Preparation the key to smooth sailing
29 Nov 17 LIFE onboard a livestock export vessel was brought into focus at the LIVEXchange 2017 conference in Perth recently.
WA tour experiences Kiwi tech
29 Nov 17 A GROUP of WA ‘whole supply chain’ participants recently ventured to New Zealand for the International Tri-Conference for Precision Agriculture in 2017.
Red meat set sights on zero carbon footprint by 2030
23 Nov 17 AUSTRALIA’S most influential beef body Meat and Livestock Australia has launched one of the most ambitious agriculture plans ever - to make the red meat industry carbon neutral by 2030 and become the first beef and sheepmeat exporting nation to stake that claim.
Keogh lashes out at processors holding back kill data
23 Nov 17 AGRICULTURE commissioner with Australia’s competition watchdog Mick Keogh has hauled over the coals beef processors wanting to hold back kill data, promising their actions would be looked at closely by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Cattle breeding challenges in Indonesia
23 Nov 17 INCREASING the cattle herd in Indonesia is not an easy task according to Indonesia-Australia Commercial Cattle Breeding Association (IACCBA) program director Dick Slaney.
Enright sets out 'big change' for LiveCorp
23 Nov 17 WA-based director, farmer and former Grains Research and Development Corporation chairman Terry Enright is the new chairman of LiveCorp and has two priority items in the sights of his new leadership agenda.
Daws inducted to LiveCorp Hall of Fame
22 Nov 17 WITH almost 50 years’ experience in the live export industry, Emanuel Exports managing director Graham Daws was last week inducted into the LiveCorp Hall of Fame after being presented the Lifetime Achiever Award at the LIVEXchange 2017 gala dinner.
New unfair contract term law - backing farmers behind the scenes
22 Nov 17 THE work of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Agricultural Enforcement and Engagement Unit isn’t just about pursuing legal complaints or conflicts between Australian farmers and suppliers or processors.
Plant 'editors' need to engage with public
22 Nov 17 EASING the public into being more comfortable with genome-edited food will take more than simply stating facts according to Kevin Diehl.
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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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