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WA butchers are tops at Hong Kong Expo
26 May 17 FOLLOWING a successful launch on the Hong Kong market last month, a team of Mt Barker Free Range Chicken-backed butchers won the Hong Kong Food Exhibition butcher competition this month.
Canola planting window is closing
25 May 17 CANOLA growers have been warned of a narrowing planting window, following a variable start to the growing season.
Crop is in the ground for Kilminsters
25 May 17 AFTER an early April start to seeding, the crop is all in the ground at Darren Kilminster’s Bruce Rock property.
Morris section control demonstrations on now across Wheatbelt
25 May 17 WESTERN Australian grain growers have an opportunity this seeding season to get a first-hand look at the latest seeding technology that is saving thousands of dollars in input costs by eliminating overlap.
Rain provided a welcome seeding boost
25 May 17 WITH less than a quarter of his seeding program left to go rain was a welcome sight on Bruce Rock farmer Leigh Strange’s property last weekend.
Ruralco posts record half-year profit
25 May 17 GOOD seasonal conditions have boosted Ruralco Holdings Ltd profit to record level for the half year to March 31.
Seeding program was stop-start
25 May 17 THE 4110 hectare seeding program at the Ned’s Corner property at Munglinup wrapped up at the end of last week.
WA farm values increase marginally
25 May 17 QUALITY farm offerings and strong red meat prices are keeping Western Australia’s farm prices strong, but depressed grain prices are keeping values in check in the eastern Wheatbelt, according to Rural Bank’s latest Australian Farmland Values report.
GM attitudes need factoring in
24 May 17 THE Australian grains industry will have to factor in different attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) food crops in different export destinations, according to an expert in value adding in food supply chains.
Research shows benefits of crop grazing
24 May 17 LONG-term research shows grazing grain crops with livestock can improve whole farm profits for Western Australian grain growers – as long as they implement certain management measures.
Livestock eyes on long-term value in EU trade deal
24 May 17 Australia’s efforts to export more meat to Britain when the UK exits the European Union are coinciding with free trade talks due to start between Australia and the EU in coming months.
Culleton cops $700,000 Commonwealth claim
24 May 17 FORMER WA Senator and anti-farm-debt-banking crusader Rod Culleton is being pursued for about $700,000 by the Commonwealth government over debts related to his six months service in federal parliament.
Wheat wars continue
24 May 17 OLD battlelines are being re-drawn by feisty and familiar foes over a new push to try and force federal regulations onto the Australian grains industry.
Beef heifers to 324c/kg in small yarding
23 May 17 A SMALL but select yarding is a commonly quoted description of sales with light numbers, and the combined agents sale at Manjimup last week certainly fitted the description “small” when just 61 cattle were penned between the three agents.
WA to trial RFID tracking of wool bales
23 May 17 WESTERN Australia’s wool clip has been selected to trial the commercial viability of using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to track wool bales.
Wagyu plan gets funds boost
23 May 17 STONE Axe Pastoral Company has moved a step closer to building its vertically-integrated full-blood Wagyu enterprise at its Cheviot Hills property, north Kojonup.
Muchea cattle numbers drop
22 May 17 FROM all-time highs, to all-time lows, cattle numbers drastically decreased last week at Muchea Livestock Centre by more than 1500 head from two weeks ago.
Filling in communication blackspots
22 May 17 RURAL blackspot safety fears has forced Comet Solutions co-founder Andrew Mangano into action.
‘Rigid’ move articulates tractor buy
22 May 17 WUBIN farmer Garry Cail knows a bit about tracked tractors, having cut his teeth on a Case IH Quadtrac in the mid-1990s.
Air seeder proves ‘reliability’ stripes
22 May 17 THE most over-used and necessary word to describe machinery is obviously reliability.
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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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