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Faba beans getting a run
08 May 17 SEEDING is well underway at the King and Crabtree property at Gairdner River.
Program off to a good start
08 May 17 BOXWOOD Hill farmer Stuart Hocking’s seeding program is progressing well.
Canola out of the ground in Cunderdin
07 May 17 AFTER a March 25 start to seeding, last week canola was well and truly out of the ground on the Godfrey’s Cunderdin property.
Darkan grower rides on strong wool clip
07 May 17 GENETICS and breeding played a vital role in helping sell the Rangeview, Darkan, wool clip this year for more than it has ever made before.
Group wants Boyanup saleyard action
07 May 17 A NEW action group is assessing the future of the Boyanup saleyards.
DAFWA in government shake-up
06 May 17 WESTERN Australian lobby groups hope agriculture will remain a priority in the State government’s agency shake-up, announced last Friday.
Gallagher hits the Westonfence
06 May 17 GALLAGHER's WA regional sales manager Craig Moynihan has been busy lately hosting part of his company's national Westonfence roadshow.
Science changes German beer drinking
06 May 17 AUSTRALIA’s chief scientist Alan Finkel has talked-up the pivotal role of Australian barley farmers and local researchers in boosting the innovative production and consumption of gluten-free beer sold in Germany.
Sounds of the Turbodrum
06 May 17 THE WA-manufactured Turbodrum is taking off in Victoria on the back of success in WA.
X-rays to improve carcase measurements
06 May 17 IT may be an over-simplification to some analysts – but the future use of Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) in the red meat sector can be likened to the evolution of video and digital technologies used to help solve disputes in the modern sporting era.
A ‘supreme’ test of machine reliability
05 May 17 IT’S arguably the best way to test the reliability of a feed mixer.
Eradication not possible for new pest
05 May 17 THE tomato potato psyllid (TPP) was first detected in Western Australia just three months ago but the pest is here to stay, following a national decision that it cannot be eradicated from Australia.
Joyce defends decentralisation of agencies
05 May 17 ENTIRE federal bureaucracies such as Treasury or the Agriculture and Water Resources Department won’t be uprooted and removed from capital cities such as Sydney or Canberra out into regional areas.
Kubota enters the world of speed tilling
05 May 17 KUBOTA calls it a compact disc. But in a world of machinery where key words hit the mark, speed tiller is a better description.
Potential in livestock GPs collars
05 May 17 YIELD monitors on headers have given croppers valuable information on the variation within their paddocks but Keilira farmer Jack England, South Australia, is convinced livestock can do the same job.
Show cattle auction reaches new heights
05 May 17 THE Harvey Agricultural Society auction and competition of grainfed cattle was a great success again this year with a near capacity quality yarding of 60 cattle presented to a record number of 10 butchers at the Harvey Show last weekend.
Heavy rain delays early part of seeding
04 May 17 RAIN is not unusual in the Wheatbelt during this time of year, but it’s not often that hail brings seeding operations to a halt.
Scientists map out the future of barley
04 May 17 THE development of new and improved barley varieties will be accelerated after the complete barley genome was mapped by an international consortium, which included Western Australian scientists.
Train driver action costs grain sector
04 May 17 DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.
UWA wheat research gets $2.5m boost
04 May 17 THE University of Western Australia (UWA) has been awarded a $2.5 million grant to improve wheat production in the world’s changing and variable climate.
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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
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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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