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Better Pastures turnout reflects market
22 May 17 THE buoyant state of the livestock market was reflected in the large turnout to a Better Pastures Workshop held in Albany last week.
Clover best companion legume for kikuyu
22 May 17 KEY research findings by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) have found that subterranean clover remains the best companion legume for kikuyu.
Federal budget is modest says lobby groups
21 May 17 THE State’s leading agricultural lobby groups have called the 2017-18 Federal Budget “modest” for the WA agricultural sector.
WA to adopt national welfare standards
21 May 17 THE Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association (KPCA) has cautiously welcomed mandatory standards to the Animal Welfare Act 2002.
Wool clip followed out the college gate
21 May 17 YEAR 12 students at the Western Australian College of Agriculture, Cunderdin, were enlightened last week on what happens to the college’s wool clip after it goes out the gate.
Elders finalises its live-ex division sale
20 May 17 ELDERS will wrap up the sale of its live export business this month.
Farm values rising across the country
20 May 17 LAST year was a big one for Australia’s rebounding farmland prices, with median settlement values rising 9.3 per cent to almost double the gains achieved in 2015.
Profitable Elders makes plans for growth
20 May 17 ON the back of a 56 per cent lift in statutory profit, Elders predicts a busy run of acquisitions will power almost half its agribusiness growth in the next few years.
Beefy Bourgault bars provide right drill
19 May 17 FOR a lot of Western Australian farmers, controlled traffic farming is all about transitioning.
JCB ups ante with Fastrac 8000 Series
19 May 17 ENGLISH tractor manufacturer JCB is always pushing the proverbial envelope to achieve the best out of its machines. The latest 8000 Series Fastrac is a good example of the company’s almost fussy approach to doing things better.
Sheep milk captures niche market
19 May 17 NICHE farming is the only way to describe what Nicole and Scott Clements have going on at their property at the base of the Porongurup Ranges.
Rain proved timely in Broomehill
19 May 17 BROOMEHILL grower Scott Thompson will put in just over 3600 hectares across two properties – Nardlah and Malladup – for this year’s cropping program.
New rules for prime lamb carcase comp
18 May 17 WESTERN Australian suppliers of prime lamb to WAMMCO are now automatically included in a new simpler competition to replace the long-standing, red-meat-yield-based WAMMCO State Prime Lamb Carcase Competition.
Celebration of wool in Albany display
18 May 17 THE history of wool in the Great Southern is being celebrated in a multi-form exhibition being staged at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany.
Finish line nears for Corrigin operation
18 May 17 THE finish line is in sight at Lawry, Jenny and Clint Pitman’s Corrigin property, with two thirds of the 2640 hectare cropping program in the ground.
Praying for rain in Narembeen
18 May 17 LIKE many growers across WA, Murray and Vicki Dixon, along with daughter Jessie Davis, were hoping for rain on their Narembeen property when Farm Weekly dropped by last week.
Strong grain receivals drive profit
18 May 17 GRAINCORP has made a concerted push to minimise volatility associated with climate risk by embarking on successful diversifications into the malt and oils sectors, but this year’s half year results show a good season in eastern Australia is good news for the agribusiness.
Global GM cropping tensions flare again
17 May 17 THE ANNUAL war of words surrounding the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) report on the amount of hectares sown to genetically modified (GM) crops has erupted again.
Monitors help improve frost knowledge
17 May 17 RESEARCHERS have encouraged Western Australian growers to install temperature monitors (such as Tiny Tags and iButtons) in their crops to increase their understanding of frost incidence across their paddocks and in frost-prone landscapes
More demand for Aussie fodder
17 May 17 AUSTRALIAN fodder exports fell just short of cracking the million tonne mark for the first time in 2016 and industry analysts are forecasting further growth in 2017.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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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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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
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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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