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A worthwhile government investment
22 Dec 17 THE Federal government has generated a 50 per cent return on investment from landowners in the Wheatbelt when it comes to funding landcare projects.
Funding plan for sheep measles vaccine
22 Dec 17 A VACCINE for the prevention of sheep measles (Cysticercus ovis) may be on the cards for producers in a matter of years if industry collaboration can find the funds to get it off the ground.
Gandy Angus prepares for annual sale
22 Dec 17 THE name may have changed to Gandy Angus but the quality and breeding of bulls on offer at the stud’s upcoming sale will be the same as always.
Second header cuts through harvest load
22 Dec 17 PURCHASING a second header was beneficial for Nick Panizza who wrapped up his harvest program on Sunday at Arthur River and Williams.
Wool prices lift sheep and lamb optimism
22 Dec 17 THE boost in wool prices and a buoyant lamb and shipper market have rewarded Gnowangerup producer Gavin Lamont’s long-term family reliance on Merinos and Poll Dorsets.
US farmers uneasy with Trump trade agenda, but most stay loyal
20 Dec 17 Rural Americans are apparently getting poorer, and many are extremely nervous about losing agricultural trade opportunities, but on average they still love unorthodox President Donald Trump.
Peak beef groups welcome new ag minister
20 Dec 17 PEAK beef groups have welcomed the appointment of David Littleproud MP as the new Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and expressed hope for a “new direction” for the development of agricultural policy.
Profitability the key for GRDC
20 Dec 17 FOR MANY years improvements in grains industry research and development centred on productivity gains, but now it is all about profitability at the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
Wool's extraordinary record run
19 Dec 17 More than $3.1 billion worth of Australian wool has been sold at auction this year, closing on a record breaking run of high prices.
Red meat’s big ticket Canberra items for 2018
19 Dec 17 FROM Beef Australia to Lambex, 2018 is shaping up to be huge for red meat and the industry’s overarching body, the Red Meat Industry Council (RMAC) already has a game plan drawn up.
Syngenta warns of populist anti-ag technology agenda
19 Dec 17 Rising paranoia about the environmental impact of modern farm chemicals, particularly in Europe, risks making climate change and other environmental and food sustainability problems worse.
Queensland rookie takes on Ag portfolio as Joyce departs for infrastructure
19 Dec 17 A 41-year-old rookie from Queensland has been appointed the new Federal Minister for Agriculture after Barnaby Joyce departed for the Infrastructure portfolio in a ministerial reshuffle.
$1 a litre milk is costly: lobby group
18 Dec 17 WAFARMERS’ dairy section has rejected an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) assertion $1-a-litre supermarket milk does not directly impact farmer profitability in WA.
Historic shipment for Geraldton Port
18 Dec 17 CATTLE have left Geraldton Port in a series of historic back-to-back shipments to South East Asia.
Industry wary of GM inquiry
18 Dec 17 WA’s agricultural lobby groups have condemned the Labor State government and the Greens WA for supporting an inquiry investigating compensation for farmers contaminated by genetically modified (GM) material.
MOCA miffed over new course plans
18 Dec 17 THE Muresk Old Collegians’ Association (MOCA) says there remains more questions than answers after it met with officials from Curtin University to discuss the new agribusiness associate degree planned for the Muresk campus in 2019.
Elders farewells an iconic staff member
17 Dec 17 ELDERS WA rural real estate staff got together at Ascot Quay Perth last week for a one-day conference and pre-Christmas buffet dinner.
Hip, hip puree - no more avocado waste
17 Dec 17 AVOCADOS are more popular than ever and one WA business is the first in the State to utilise high pressure processing (HPP) to make fresh, long-lasting avocado products.
Michael sets career target
17 Dec 17 AFGRI Equipment Carnamah parts interpreter Michael Aggett is having a crack at an ag career while providing an example to young people of the opportunities available in the farm mechanisation industry.
Supplementary feeding set to start earlier
17 Dec 17 SHEEP producers are advised to monitor and condition score their sheep to help plan when to start supplementary feeding this summer.
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Various thin-shelled types are running around like headless chooks over free-range eggs
The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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PGA launches live ex campaign
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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