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Jessica awarded for dairy leadership
17 May 17 HARVEY’s Jessica Andony has been recognised as one of the State’s rising stars after winning the inaugural Agriculture Award at the Western Australian Young Achiever Awards on Friday.
Roy opens doors for WA agribusiness
17 May 17 AGRIBUSINESS is often defined as the movement of products from “paddock to plate”, so it is perhaps fitting that the force behind the Agribusiness Council of Australia (ACA) Roy Duncanson has had experience in all aspects of that chain.
Bennison had steely conviction
16 May 17 JOHN Bennison, the former general manager of Wesfarmers Limited, died last week at the age of 92.
Big interest in the Wagyu F1 revolution
16 May 17 RED hot premiums for crossbred cattle with Wagyu content is fuelling big interest from many corners of the beef breeding business as feedlotters and branded beef exporters scramble to secure supply to fill lucrative overseas orders.
Minister meets with WA dairy farmers
16 May 17 SIZE is important to Western Australia’s shrinking dairy industry, according to new Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Sheep sale spike "that time of year"
16 May 17 THE Katanning saleyards broke records two weeks ago, with a yarding of 31,243 sheep.
Wireless network covers entire farm
16 May 17 AFTER years of planning Mingenew farmer Darrin Lee successfully installed two towers last month to create a wireless network that covers his entire farm.
AFGRI unveils new South African seeder
15 May 17 AFGRI Equipment Australia has unveiled its latest franchise for the WA market – a South African-made Equalizer Min-Till tine seeder.
Check out the new Challenger E Series
15 May 17 ESPERANCE Challenger dealer P H Kerr will hold a customer day on Wednesday, June 7 to provide information on the new Challenger E Series models.
Industry says free trade is good value
15 May 17 DON’T listen to the rising chorus of free trade doomsayers – they do not represent the best interests of Australia’s average income earners and certainly not farmers, say Australian industry groups.
Live export conference to take stock
15 May 17 AUSTRALIA’s annual livestock export industry conference, LIVEXchange 2017, will be held at the Crown Towers in Perth on November 15-16.
Minister agrees to review of saleyard
15 May 17 A STUDY into a new South West saleyard has been given the green light by Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Steady seeding progress in Dowerin
15 May 17 AFTER an April 12 start to seeding, operations are progressing steadily at Graham and Sonya Ralph’s farm at Dowerin.
Greater genetic improvement in yearlings
14 May 17 THE Liberty Charolais stud, Toodyay, is extremely proud to offer an outstanding line-up of bulls and females at its second annual yearling sale at Muchea.
Kubota ready for tractor market push
14 May 17 KUBOTA is making a big pitch into the commercial livestock, mixed farming and row-crop production markets.
Something for everyone at Boyanup sale
14 May 17 BUYERS looking for store cattle will have plenty to choose from when the Elders South West team lines up 1100 head in its Boyanup store cattle sale this month.
Summer rain drives locust numbers
14 May 17 FARMERS in the Central Midlands region are concerned about the high number of locusts on their properties.
Boyanup beef steers top out at 382c/kg
13 May 17 IT was another strong sale for the Landmark South West team at its monthly Boyanup store sale last week with the yarding of just over 1300 head grossing more than $1.4 million and averaging more than $1080 a head.
JCB telehandler does all the convincing
13 May 17 ELGIN dairy farmer Darren Merritt wasn’t overly convinced about telehandlers until six months ago.
Monterey offers a good balance of bulls
13 May 17 MONTEREY Murray Greys and Angus will present 60 specially selected 17-24-month-old bulls at its ninth annual Winter Bull Sale at Brunswick Showgrounds on the Wednesday, May 17.
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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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