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Sheep, pasture focus of New Zealand trip
22 Jun 17 TWENTY WA farmers spent two weeks in New Zealand learning about their sheep industry as part of ASHEEP’s (Association Sheep Husbandry Excellence, Evaluation and Production) 2017 technical tour.
Sheltered feedlot a cattle paradise
22 Jun 17 THE installation of a brand new sheltered feedlot at Paradise Beef is proving a worthwhile investment for Gary and Josie Dimasi on their Donnybrook property.
WAMMCO winners hooked on sheep
22 Jun 17 THE Robinson family of Bedar, in the shadow of Woondillon rock at Babakin, have capped their best dollar returns from their sheep enterprise that coincided with a timely sequence of farm business decisions, to win WAMMCO’s prime lamb producer of the month title for May 2017.
Farming optimism riding high
21 Jun 17 IT’S not raining where it’s badly needed, but farmers across much of Australia are more optimistic about their industry’s outlook than they have been for at least two years.
Sheep sold as dry takes hold
21 Jun 17 PROLONGED dry conditions across WA are having a significant impact on the sheep market, with yardings across the State’s saleyards at unusually high numbers.
Watheroo's new weather centre
21 Jun 17 ANOTHER piece of the weather jigsaw is in place with the launch of a new Doppler radar weather station at Watheroo.
Skeleton weed battle takes to the sky
21 Jun 17 WA growers battling skeleton weed could soon have an extra tool in their belt, following successful trial work by the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) using drones.
Wheatbelt man killed in farm incident
20 Jun 17 Just after 9:25pm last night police were called to a farm on Dale Kokeby Road, Kokeby (south of Beverley) in relation to a man that been involved in a workplace incident.
‘Old reliables’ put Goldacres in spotlight
19 Jun 17 MENTION a Cummins engine linked to an Allison transmission and you’ve arguably got a farmer’s attention.
Dowerin students usher in the robots
19 Jun 17 OLD timers can only wistfully dream. Wouldn’t it be cool to play with Lego and build robots as part of your school learning?
GRDC looks to investment opportunities
19 Jun 17 THE Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) will consider a broader spectrum of investment opportunities and be more aggressive in regards to its investments following the business’ realignment, according to GRDC chairman John Woods.
UWA researchers trial future farm machine options
19 Jun 17 THE University of Western Australia has entered a research and development partnership with Ausplow Farming Systems to improve crop yields and machine performance.
Velocity reinvigorates problem paddock
19 Jun 17 EASTERN Wheatbelt grower Mark Sutton was a little amazed last year when a crop largely written-off with radish went on to yield higher than the farm average and allowed the paddock to continue in the rotation.
Research shows canola's sensitive side
19 Jun 17 UREA promotes growth in canola through the uptake of nitrogen, but too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, according to University of Western Australia (UWA) research.
Weather market dulled
18 Jun 17 AN EMERGING weather market based on concerns surrounding dryness in North America continues in spite of rain early last week in key parts of the US and Canada.
Steep learning curve for One Nation Senator
18 Jun 17 WHEN things went haywire for former WA One Nation turned independent Senator Rod Culleton in Canberra, it flicked the switch on a rare political opportunity for his knock-about brother-in-law Peter Georgiou.
Brownes scoops dairy awards
14 Jun 17 BROWNES Dairy has ended “an interesting 12 months” by leading the WA contingent in the 2017 Dairy Industry Association of Australia’s (DIAA) Australian Dairy Product Competition in Melbourne recently.
Colin set for second wind
14 Jun 17 LIKE Torque, Boekeman Machinery Dowerin branch manager Colin Riggs has no thoughts of retiring.
Presentation ends 164 years of service
14 Jun 17 FIVE generations of a dairy farming family have been recognised for a combined 164 years of service to the industry.
Still counting the flood cost
14 Jun 17 IT has been four months since floods wreaked havoc on the State’s south coast and there’s still a long road to recovery for the shires of Ravensthorpe and Lake Grace.
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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
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GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
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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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