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Crop rotation was key in 2017 season
07 Feb 18 WA growers are often asking how far they can push their cropping system and when is it going to affect their financial returns?
Farmers needed to test traceability
07 Feb 18 A FURTHER 10 farmers are needed to participate in field trials of an innovative livestock traceability system in the lower Great Southern region.
FASHION AND WOOL champion
07 Feb 18 Start talking wool to Fabrizio Servente and his steel grey eyes light up.
Grassroots’ focus for new ag minister
07 Feb 18 IF initial impressions are any indication, rookie Agriculture and Water Resources Minister David Littleproud has made a steady start to the new role that he says he wants to give “a red hot crack”.
Kubota offers variety of cultivation tools
07 Feb 18 KUBOTA Australia imports a range of cultivation tools under the Kubota brand, including compact speed discs, power harrows and tine cultivators. CD Series speed discs are ideal for incorporating straw and crop residue.
Lentils remain a good option for heavy soils
07 Feb 18 LENTILS are still a good option for growers to consider in future cropping programs on medium to heavy textured soils, with 2017 Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) trials resulting in seed yields of 1.5 tonne per hectare or above.
Making a stance against rural funding cuts
07 Feb 18 THE regional education cuts announced by the McGowan government on December 13 sent shock waves around WA and caused stress and anxiety among families and communities.
Muscle and growth a feature at Bandeeka
07 Feb 18 THE Bandeeka team and its guest vendors are excited to offer a strong line-up of 37 sires at its 12th annual on-property bull sale next week.
Autumn rainfall outlook promising
06 Feb 18 IT is being predicted that WA will experience a wet February to April, ideal for those hoping to get an early start to the 2018 cropping season.
CSBP helps grow young rural cricketers
06 Feb 18 DOZENS of kids from across the WA farming regions were this month given the opportunity to learn from some of WA’s best sports stars at CSBP’s Home Grown Heroes Cricket Day.
Demand for stock supplements surges
06 Feb 18 WITH wool prices reaching unprecedented highs, optimism has returned to the livestock sector.
Quality abounds in Esperance Angus
06 Feb 18 THE Esperance district’s three Angus sales are on again next week.
Sam's dream cultivates agriculture connections
06 Feb 18 SAM Marwood was just eight years old when someone first said no to his business idea.
WA bushfire protection advocate recognised
06 Feb 18 ADVOCATE for a stand-alone rural fire service and co-founder and chairman of The Bushfire Front, Roger Underwood, Palmyra, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia on Friday.
Wool shines at IWP
06 Feb 18 Sustainability and innovation were the buzz words on everyone's lips at this year's International Woolmark Prize (IWP) held in Florence, Italy, recently, in conjunction with Pitti Uomo, the world's biggest trade show for men's fashion.
Wool wins on partnerships
06 Feb 18 One of the major projects on the drawing board for Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) and The Woolmark Company (TWC) in 2018 will be the launch of a major northern hemisphere campaign and competition, focusing in particular on USA.
A forward vision
05 Feb 18 HE wasn't born to the fibre, but The Woolmark Company's (TWC) Paris, France-based general manager western hemisphere, Stuart Ford, describes himself as the ultimate wool evangelist.
Family affair at Schneider
05 Feb 18 Founded in Australia in 1922, with financial headquarters in Switzerland and a processing footprint in Italy, China, Mongolia, Iran, Egypt and South America it’s enough to give you jet lag just thinking about it.
Full steam ahead for the Fulwood family
05 Feb 18 THE family holiday is over as Ty Fulwood prepares for a busy year ahead at Mt Noddy Farms, Southern Brook
Rain provides deep ripping options
05 Feb 18 WIDESPREAD rainfall across the WA grainbelt this month may provide opportunities for growers to deep rip paddocks, improving crop root access to subsoil moisture and potentially boosting yields for the coming growing season.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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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
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Ute muster to raise funds for RFDS
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PGA launches live ex campaign
Banks confirms 100,000ha deal
24 Sep 18
THE Macquarie Group has confirmed it has wrapped up a deal with the Qatari-owned Hassad Food Group to buy more than...
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.
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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