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Live exporter offloads Ocean Outback
14 Jun 17 LIVE exporter Wellard Limited is selling one of its livestock vessels – the MV Ocean Outback – for $34.9 million to an Israeli company, Dabbah Slaughterhouse Limited.
Entering a world of autonomous turning
13 Jun 17 AUTO guidance has put you in the driver’s seat (excuse the pun) in understanding autonomous vehicles.
Exciting future ahead for sheep
13 Jun 17 THERE is a marked difference in today’s sheep industry to where it sat when Mal Thomson took over the family farm at the age of 24.
Insecticide resistance develops in the east
13 Jun 17 REDLEGGED earth mites (RLEM) resistant to insecticides have been found in South Australia and authorities believe their spread eastward to Victoria and southern New South Wales is inevitable.
Salt lake miners on the sell at Dowerin
13 Jun 17 FARMERS intrigued by a prospect of cheaper high-performance potassium fertiliser, produced within a few years from remote Western Australian salt lake brine, can find out more at the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days on August 30-31.
A change of cropping program in Varley
12 Jun 17 THERE is a bigger focus on pastures this year for Varley farmers Anna-Lisa and Craig Newman.
CLAAS ‘specs’ Xerion for Aussie farmers
12 Jun 17 THE Australian designed CLAAS Xerion 5000 4WD tractor has turned heads during a busy demonstration program by CLAAS Harvest Centre this year.
National crop remains steady
12 Jun 17 TOTAL planted area for Australia’s 2017/18 winter crop is expected to remain on par with last year at just over 22 million hectares, according to Rabobank’s Australian Winter Crop Update.
The new game changer for beef breeders
12 Jun 17 SUPERCHARGED evaluations of how an animal will breed, courtesy of frontier DNA technologies, are paving the way for a radical speed-up of the rate of genetic progress in beef herds.
Trial transparency on the radar
12 Jun 17 GRAIN growers could soon have access to all results from the National Variety Trials (NVT) program regardless of their fate, following ongoing lobbying from WA farmers affected by last year’s frost.
Huge respect for loyal Elders man
11 Jun 17 ACCORDING to life-long friend John Galloway, the late John Watkins personified the image of ‘The Ideal Elders Man’. Mr Galloway should know.
Lack of rain prompts germination woes
11 Jun 17 POOR germination is plaguing growers across the northern, eastern and central Wheatbelt as dry conditions and warmer days mean crops are failing to get going.
Merino wool price run grinds to a halt
11 Jun 17 FINE Merino wool’s epic run in the Australian wool market has come to abrupt halt, as sheepmeat prices continue to rally in record territory.
State funding for sheep meat processor
11 Jun 17 WESTERN Australian sheep meat processor WAMMCO International has received a $3 millon loan from the State government to upgrade its Katanning plant.
Succession plan starting to sow seeds
11 Jun 17 THIS year’s cropping season marks a change of direction for Gary and Karina Walter.
All systems go for Newdegate seeding
10 Jun 17 IT is all systems go for Wally and Leigh Newman and their son Charlie at Newdegate.
Major buyer bypasses wool auction system
10 Jun 17 ONE of the country’s biggest buyers of wool is bypassing the Australian auction system in favour of direct contractors with woolgrowers.
Malt trial a link from farm to beer glass
10 Jun 17 WA malting barley varieties are being put through their paces as part of a South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) project.
New platform for industry opportunities
10 Jun 17 GRAIN is the “heavy hitter” in the agriculture industry, with strong demand for a more skilled and smarter workforce, according to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Wireless seeding with Seed Hawk iCon
10 Jun 17 CLAAS Harvest Centre, suppliers of Seed Hawk, says it’s taking seeding technology to a new level with its iCon Seed Hawk 660 air cart and iCon 45 Series Seed Hawk bar.
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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
Australia's live animal trade is nothing but a blood stained industry that suits those who
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
Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
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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