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Lawsons sale tops at $31,500
05 Feb 18 EXCUSE the pun but it really was a momentous occasion in Jerdacuttup last week when Lawsons Momentous M518 fetched a tidy $31,500 final bid in the first single vendor Angus stud bull sale in WA this year.
Mandatory PigPass rolled out across WA
05 Feb 18 WA pig owners and farmers have joined other livestock producers this month as a mandatory national tracking system, known as PigPass, came into effect across the country on February 1.
New ideas for farm software
05 Feb 18 AGRICULTURAL software provider Agrimaster has showcased some new developments in its systems with the release of a new two-year road map this week.
Shearers bask in wool's glory days
05 Feb 18 THE “glory days” of the sheep industry have hit WA, according to Pingelly Shearing contractor and shearing industry trainer Rob Cristinelli.
Agricultural college fund raid criticised
04 Feb 18 THE committee responsible for allocating funds for WA’s agricultural colleges from a special trust has hit out at the State government for taking a larger slice of its dividends.
Australia prospers out of US TPP policy
04 Feb 18 FARMERS in the United States are leading the charge against President Donald Trump’s trade policies after the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) handed Australia a huge advantage over America in the lucrative Japanese wheat market.
Call to action for GM submissions
04 Feb 18 GRAIN farmers are being urged to submit their views to a political inquiry on crop biotechnology use in WA, to counteract potentially perverse outcomes with “facts”.
From the rail
04 Feb 18 Sheepfest fun DARKAN is a sheep-loving community and is proving it with their very own festival of sheep with the first ever Darkan Sheepfest to be held next Saturday, February 10.
Grower concern over brand delays
04 Feb 18 LIVESTOCK producers have become frustrated with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) after they experienced a delay in the process of their brand registrations.
Heifers to $1950 at subdued sale
04 Feb 18 BUYERS let an opportunity to purchase quality females slip through their fingers at last week’s Primaries Manjimup Female sale.
Wrapped in wool
04 Feb 18 A centuries old tradition and a centuries old fibre have been reunited in a perfect match with the gondoliers of Venice returning to their roots to again wear wool. And not just any wool but fine Australian Merino wool.
Young farmer puts Big Data in reach
04 Feb 18 HOW many times have you heard or tried to discuss Big Data?
ACCC agriculture complaints on the rise
03 Feb 18 AGRICULTURE sector complaints to and contact with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on trading issues jumped 25 per cent in the second half of 2017.
All needs catered for at Boyanup sale
03 Feb 18 THERE will be a vast selection of cattle to suit everyone’s needs at this month’s Elders Boyanup store sale.
Concession on Indian 30pc grain tariff
03 Feb 18 INDIA says it will give advanced notice on any future tariff increases following talks to try to resolve a recent trade dispute over grains.
Mixed farming makes life interesting
03 Feb 18 SOIL preparation is a top priority for Coomberdale farmers Nicola and Russell Crago, as they manage the effects of rain from the beginning of the year.
Police urge vigilance over sheep thefts
03 Feb 18 SHEEP producers are being targeted by opportunistic thieves as wool and sheep meat prices hit historic highs in WA.
Prize boost for Woolorama Merino show
03 Feb 18 THE supreme grand champion award in the Merino judging ring at this year’s Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama has been given some extra clout with a $6800 4-wheel motorbike up for grabs as the major prize.
03 Feb 18 LEADING global farm management platform Agworld has announced it has integrated with the John Deere Operations Center.
WA transporters reject industry myths
03 Feb 18 THE Livestock and Rural Transport Association of WA (LRTAWA) is refusing to roll over on the State’s fatigue regime and rejects suggestions that WA truck drivers were less safe than their Eastern States counterparts.
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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.
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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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