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Durack short of milling rating
27 Mar 18 OAT variety Durack has fallen short of reaching top milling classification for a second year after failing to meet benchmark nutrition levels.
“Unfair” grain pool contracts amended
26 Mar 18 GRAIN buyer AWB Harvest Finance Pools (AWB) has agreed to change its standard-form grain pool contracts after some of its trading terms were deemed unfair to growers.
Boyanup saleyard banter continues
26 Mar 18 THE State government continues to come under fire for its vision for the WA saleyard sector, although there is some delight that things are finally moving forward toward a new Boyanup saleyard after years of government inaction.
Workshop helps to develop paperless office
26 Mar 18 POOR internet connectivity has long been a battle for farm offices across the State, preventing businesses from accessing many of the latest technological developments and management tools metropolitan-based businesses enjoy.
Biochar helping turn farm waste into healthier, productive soils
25 Mar 18 BIOCHAR is a product from Energy Farmers Australia (EFA) which was discussed at the Talkin’ Healthy Soils conference at Dalwallinu on Tuesday, March 13.
Chinese fashion to drive WA wool market
25 Mar 18 CHINA’S next winter fashion fad could determine the direction the WA wool market takes in the next few months.
Muchea moves its sale day
25 Mar 18 CHANGES to sale rosters announced by the Western Australian Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) could have a major impact on the whole cattle industry supply chain.
Slow grain boats bound for Asia
25 Mar 18 MARKET headwinds for WA grains have resulted in slowed progress through local ports for the first three months of this year.
‘Monster’ sheds cater for big machinery
24 Mar 18 GODZILLA is back – or at least on the drawing board. But unlike the rampaging monster the name evokes, this Godzilla is a monster shed.
Boekeman 50th anniversary sale was a delight for farmers and tinkerers
24 Mar 18 LAST week, Boekeman Machinery, Northam, held a surplus sale as part of its 50th year anniversary celebrations.
Chown to head up Liberals' RfR review
24 Mar 18 SHADOW Minister for Regional Development Jim Chown will lead a party review into Royalties for Regions (RfR), as the WA Liberals determine its policy on the program heavily scrutinised in a recent report.
Hopes build for Esperance fence
24 Mar 18 PLENTY of discussion has been had about the issue of wild dogs in the northern parts of the WA Wheatbelt, but in the Southern Coastal farming area around Esperance, the local community is getting closer to a big win in the seemingly never-ending fight.
Hort, broadacre driving returns up
24 Mar 18 THERE is demand for permanent cropping properties, notably avocado, citrus and nut orchards which has fuelled an 11.3 per cent jump in land values monitored by the Australian Farmland Index in 2017.
Redstar generator solves power problem
24 Mar 18 TO put it succinctly, experiencing a power black-out is simply a pain. And when you cop such events on a regular basis, motivation kicks in.
Report from the rail
24 Mar 18 HOPEFULLY while you were at the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama a few weeks ago you dropped in to see the cattle, more specifically, the Angus and Droughtmaster calves from Black Dog Ride.
Super Sweet field day
24 Mar 18 TWENTY growers, agronomists and re-sellers attended the Pioneer field walk last Thursday at Mukinbudin.
Brownes relish mixed farming challenge
23 Mar 18 A LOW drone hummed across the paddocks near Nyabing as dust clouds blew out of the clover harvester exhausts.
Private sector likely to run new saleyards
23 Mar 18 THE ongoing discussion about building and operating new saleyards, to replace the Boyanup Saleyards, continued with a high-level roundtable discussion in Perth last week.
Savings are needed for Black Sea threat
23 Mar 18 FARMERS from across the WA grainbelt have heard from the CBH Group’s boss about how the co-operative plans to reduce supply chain costs to remain competitive against the rising threat of the Black Sea, at grower group meetings across the State.
Volunteering Abbotts help Woolorama happen
23 Mar 18 VOLUNTEERING is bred into the Abbott family at Wagin with three generations helping out at this year’s Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama.
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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
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Agrium merger makes super-sized fertiliser parent for Landmark
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GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
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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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