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Aussies win international judging quest
22 Jan 18 AN Australian team has won the 2018 National Western Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest in the United States.
Bid to roll out global welfare standards
22 Jan 18 AUSTRALIA’S livestock exporters want their world-leading animal welfare standards rolled out globally.
Eastern States interest in House stud
22 Jan 18 WA Poll Hereford genetics are set to make their mark in the Eastern States with six heifers from the House Poll Hereford stud, College Grove, recently heading to New South Wales breeders.
Backflip on country education welcomed
21 Jan 18 CELEBRATING a State government backflip on plans to close five Schools of the Air (SOTA) could be temporarily on hold for Marble Bar mum Tash Johns until local flooding recedes.
Case IH heralds 40 year header milestone
21 Jan 18 WITH harvest wrapped up in many farming regions throughout the nation’s grain belt, Case IH this week announced it is marking the 40th anniversary of the Axial-Flow combine harvester and the single-rotor technology that revolutionised the industry.
Focus on breeding better heifers
21 Jan 18 SELECTING high genetic merit bulls is a key way to inject superior genetics into a beef business, however producers should also consider the critical role played by retained heifers according to Bred Well Fed Well Beef program deliverer Jason Trompf.
Heads up on MacDon's new FlexDraper front
21 Jan 18 MACDON’s new FD1 FlexDraper will be available to WA farmers for this year’s harvest.
International Woolmark winners announced
21 Jan 18 MATTHEW Miller and Bodice – from the British Isles and India – were announced the winners of the men’s wear and women’s wear for the 2017/2018 International Woolmark Prize, presented at a special event during Pitti Uomo at Stazione Leopolda in Florence, Italy, last week.
Quality Southend Murray Greys on offer
21 Jan 18 IF you are looking for soft-coated, silver Murray Greys with plenty meat and growth, then you need look no further than the Southend Murray Grey stud at Katanning.
Updates look at farm issues
21 Jan 18 A GRAINS Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Update will be held in Yuna on Thursday, February 8.
WMPG backs beef assurance program
21 Jan 18 THE Western Meat Packers Group (WMPG) has become the first WA processor to put its support behind the Cattle Council of Australia’s (CCA) Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System (PCAS).
Beacon farmers push through harvest
20 Jan 18 “IT doesn’t matter what you do. If you are a good farmer, bad farmer, whatever, mother nature determines the outcome and that’s a bit depressing, because you like to think you are good at what you do,” said Beacon farmer Rachel Kirby last week.
Breaking ground in Russia
20 Jan 18 DORPER breeders across WA are expected to boost production after Landmark International managed to secure an export deal to Russia, with the first shipment to include 13,074 head.
Burando takes on Bredal
20 Jan 18 “BREDAL is back.” Those were the first words uttered by Burando Hill managing director Peter Coldwell when he spoke with Torque last week.
Customer is the key in marketing game
20 Jan 18 MARKETING of this year’s remarkable WA grains harvest of close to 14 million tonnes began long before the crops were out of the ground.
Darkan show to highlight sheep and wool
20 Jan 18 THE town of Darkan is set to come to life next month when the community hosts its inaugural Darkan Sheepfest on Saturday, February 10.
Growers happy with opening trading day
20 Jan 18 “IF you can’t make a profit out of sheep at the moment you shouldn’t be farming,” was the view of West Brookton woolgrower Len Simmons after the first trading day of the year at the Western Wool Centre (WWC).
Quality weaners on offer at Boyanup sale
20 Jan 18 PRODUCERS will have the opportunity to secure quality, well-bred beef weaners at the Elders Boyanup weaner sale on Wednesday, January 24.
WAFarmers Melanie Dunn
20 Jan 18 FOR most of her life Melanie Dunn never understood the agriculture industry and her last visit to a farm was as a 10-year-old.
Tractors and headers top the sales in 2017
19 Jan 18 THE TRACTOR and Machinery Association (TMA) reported an outstanding year for tractor and header sales.
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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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