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Cattle herd still hasn’t dropped below 1980s bottom
31 Jul 17 JUST how much beef hobby farming is going on is showing up in the latest agricultural census data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, along with the fact the north is leading the herd rebuild.
Global crop push tackles food security
31 Jul 17 A NEW international crop network is needed to tackle risks to food security, according to a group of scientists who co-authored a letter published in the prestigious Science journal.
Farmers should retain data: forum
29 Jul 17 A “DIGITAL revolution” occurring now could have as much impact on competition in agriculture as industry consolidation has over the past two decades.
New owners for Uralla Prime SAMM stud
29 Jul 17 URALLA Prime SAMM stud, Pingaring, has been purchased by Tiarri Prime SAMM stud, Lake Grace.
Sites earmarked for CBH network upgrade
29 Jul 17 A DOZEN receival sites within the CBH Group’s State network are in line for upgrades this year, as the bulk handler officially enters the construction phase of its five-year Network Strategy.
Wheat prices on rollercoaster ride
28 Jul 17 GLOBAL wheat prices have spiked, then plummeted, then picked up once again as a twitchy market tries to make sense of conflicting supply and demand information.
Farmers frustrated by canola wobbles
28 Jul 17 AUSTRALIA’s canola producers have faced a tough time on production and pricing in the past few weeks.
Work needed to keep border pest free
28 Jul 17 A WESTERN Australian farmer is concerned that the current border control focus on major law enforcement issues such as terrorism or drug smuggling may undermine Australia’s strict biosecurity laws.
Honour for cow town
27 Jul 17 COWARAMUP is WA’s 2017 LEGENDAIRY capital.
New approach the key to beat resistance
27 Jul 17 WITH fungicide resistance considered the next major threat in Australian grain production, global crop protection company Adama has gone on the front foot, encouraging the industry to develop an integrated approach to disease management.
A quiet achiever for farmers in Canberra
27 Jul 17 I started my life in the transport industry in Brunswick, running a small business and my dad was a pioneer in transport, in earthmoving and heavy haulage and cartage.
Breakthrough for dryland farming
27 Jul 17 THE pith of this story is less costs and less risk. The context is dryland farming.
Breeders tap into Bluetooth data
27 Jul 17 IT is becoming easier to collect pedigree data for breeders, thanks to new innovative research into on-farm Bluetooth technology.
Brace for some wild weather
26 Jul 17 Get ready now for dangerous weather in parts of the South West, Lower South West, Great Southern
Joyce confident of managing expanded ministerial workload
26 Jul 17 BARNABY Joyce has downplayed concerns about meeting his expanded ministerial obligations after his portfolio responsibilities virtually doubled overnight.
Dramatic impact on global grain prices
26 Jul 17 SPONSORED: Wheat and barley prices are showing price volatility at levels not seen to this extent for three years, both domestically and internationally.
Don't waste valuable resources: Forrest
24 Jul 17 THE mining boom made him rich, but billionaire Andrew Forrest is almost breathless in his enthusiasm for the future of agricultural prosperity in Australia.
Teen shearer a cut above rest
24 Jul 17 HE may only be 18-years-old but Ethan Harder has proven himself a threat to world sheep-shearing records, after mowing through 602 Merino lambs in eight hours two weeks ago
Food competition is given extra bite
24 Jul 17 WA produce was in the spotlight at the Royal Agricultural Society of WA’s (RASWA) Claremont Showgrounds last week with the launch of the Perth Royal Food Awards (PRFA).
Elders expands its real estate footprint
24 Jul 17 ELDERS has added another string to the already well-tuned bow of its real estate portfolio and clients are set to be the beneficiaries.
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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
#blueysmegacarshowandcruise2019 10 years on Daniels Ute will be apart of another massive cause.
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
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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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