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Mutton surge the start of epic price rise
31 May 17 MUTTON’S crazy prices is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come this winter, with analysts forecasting a 610 cents a kilogram peak.
McCain: US withdrawal from TPP ‘major strategic mistake’
31 May 17 VISITING US Senator John McCain has urged Australia to “keep at it” in pushing for a revamped Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) while conceding his home country’s withdrawal was a “major strategic mistake”.
Club digs itself out of the bunker
30 May 17 THE future of the Tambellup Golf Club was looking pretty grim four years ago.
This round will take a while
30 May 17 FOR some people driving across the Nullarbor Plain presents them with a challenge – how quickly can they get from one end of it to the other.
A good fit for a free-range operation
29 May 17 THERE were several factors that played a role in Colin Ford and his family establishing a free-range piggery in the Cranbrook region.
Shire explores opportunities
29 May 17 WITH much discussion at a political level surrounding what Royalties for Regions may look like in the future, more than ever local government in rural areas must focus on economic development.
Bold agribusiness park plan
29 May 17 A FOOD, agribusiness and technology-focused precinct proposed at Nambeelup, near Mandurah, is attracting international and local interest.
Cranbrook an ideal place for piggery
29 May 17 FOR Koos de Jonge establishing a free-range piggery was a good way to get into farming in Australia without taking on too much risk.
Confusion over tracked tractor movement
28 May 17 CONFUSING laws surrounding the movement of tractor tractors on public roads is creating headaches for farmers and industry groups.
Heifers top Liberty Charolais sale
28 May 17 HEIFERS stole the limelight at the Liberty Charolais stud’s second annual yearling bull and female sale following the Muchea Livestock Centre’s weekly trade cattle sale on Monday.
Seeding nears the end for these guys
28 May 17 MUNGLINUP farmer Peter Kirchner was looking to have his 2017 seeding program wrapped up this week.
Strong clearance from Monterey sale
28 May 17 MONTEREY stud’s ninth annual winter bull sale at Brunswick last week continued the strong form of this season’s South West summer bull sales.
Beverley program passes the halfway mark
27 May 17 BEVERLEY grower Adam Smith has passed the halfway point of his seeding program and with all things going to plan, will be finished next week.
HYDEN farmer Trevor Hinck is upgrading his feedlot to hold an extra 1000 head of cattle.
27 May 17 HYDEN farmer Trevor Hinck is upgrading his feedlot to hold an extra 1000 head of cattle.
Quality yarding for two-day Boyanup sale
27 May 17 ONE venue, two days and close to 2000 cattle. That’s the equation for Landmark’s fourth annual two-day June special store cattle sales at the Boyanup saleyards next month.
Tagging will be future of wool classing
27 May 17 ELECTRONIC bale tags recording which farm wool comes from and who classed it, as well as a description and specification, cannot come soon enough for Elders Western Australian wool manager Danny Burkett.
A systems approach to world of liquids
26 May 17 BINNU farmer Don Nairn has no qualms about switching to using liquid nitrogen and lime.
Familiar face joins the Primaries team
26 May 17 MEET the latest member of the Primaries of WA livestock team in the South West.
McDougall takes on livestock GM role
26 May 17 MINDEROO Group’s Harvest Road Beef has created a new position of general manager of livestock.
Sheep ships return to the Middle East
26 May 17 LIVE exporter Wellard is back supplying sheep to the Gulf region in the Middle East, after an almost two-year hiatus. The return was marked by a shipment of 10,000 sheep to Mawashi Oman, in Oman, Saudi Arabia.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
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
I'm one of the people who want marijuana to be legalized, some city have been approved it but
Medicinal cannabis could be crop option
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
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
Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
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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