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New varieties pass the first test
11 Mar 18 A NEW high-yielding barley variety suited to southern parts of the WA grainbelt has officially passed stage one of the malting accreditation process, after being given its official title in Perth last week.
Bid to make supply chain more competitive
10 Mar 18 IMPROVEMENTS must be made to Australia’s supply chain if grain exporters are to remain competitive with Russia, Ukraine and Argentina, where major investment has driven down costs.
Country to rally against education cuts
10 Mar 18 THREE months after the State government announced sweeping cuts to rural education, the fight to keep the Moora Residential College (MRC) open is not over.
Drones not the answer: researcher
10 Mar 18 DRONES are not the answer when it comes to weed control according to Planfarm researcher Peter Newman.
New beef genetics headed to WA
10 Mar 18 WA stud cattle breeders have been out and about in the Eastern States purchasing top stud sires recently.
Sheep and wool cashing in
10 Mar 18 AUSTRALIAN sheep farmers are cashing in on historic meat and wool prices, as average farm income for the sector hits a 20-year high of $170,000 this financial year.
Six lots make almost $1m at Kojonup sale
10 Mar 18 THE action came at the end of the clearing sale at Kojonup last week.
WA will get investment dollars: GRDC
10 Mar 18 GRAINS Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) chairman John Woods has assured WA growers they will not miss out on investment opportunities as the national body completes the biggest business and strategic transformation in its history.
Agribusiness course planning underway
09 Mar 18 CURTIN University has started its consultation process with key industry stakeholders as it determines the course outline for a new agribusiness degree planned for the Muresk Institute.
Good outlook despite Russian threat
09 Mar 18 WHILE increased wheat production out of Russia is edging in on Australia’s market share in key Asian markets, the competitive threat out of the Black Sea region may not be as pervasive as feared.
Herd rebuilders seek accurate testing
09 Mar 18 INTEREST in early and accurate pregnancy testing is skyrocketing on the back of herd rebuilding, cattle veterinarians are reporting.
Minister supports regenerative farming
09 Mar 18 STAFF at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) were presented with a “re-education” last week when farmer and author Charles Massy visited Perth to discuss ideas from his new book ‘Call of the Reed Warbler’.
New digital approach to recruiting game
09 Mar 18 THE digital age has helped to advance the agricultural industry in countless ways, with drones, apps and software technology all making farming life easier.
Positive outlook for ag industry
09 Mar 18 A MINOR setback in the overall value of Australia’s farm sector did not dampen the enthusiasm of Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud, who opened proceedings at the Outlook 2018 conference, hosted by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) at Canberra on Tuesday.
SP spreader excels at Muntadgin demo
09 Mar 18 A Hydrema dump truck fitted with a Bredal spreader has come up trumps in a recent demonstration held by Perth business ADT at Muntadgin.
Trough sweeps 150mm across Esperance
09 Mar 18 LOW pressure troughs swept through the State last week with up to 150 millimetres of rainfall recorded in Esperance.
AWI governance faces fresh scrutiny
08 Mar 18 NEW Agriculture and Water Resources Minister David Littleproud has revealed Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) performance and governance processes will be placed under the microscope and scrutinised via a new independent investigation.
Diesels expand CBH's loco fleet
08 Mar 18 CBH Group has seized an opportunity to add to its grain train fleet with the voluntary winding up of Aurizon Holding’s WA intermodal business.
Fastrac tops West River sale at $46,000
08 Mar 18 THERE were no six-figure prices but values were generally on par with vendor expectations at Ted and Bev Hill’s clearing sale at West River last week held by Elders.
New Nationals leader up for the fight
08 Mar 18 “WE do not need a Bill Shorten government”. That’s how Riverina, New South Wales, politician Michael McCormack opened his attack on the opposition after taking over from Barnaby Joyce as leader of The Nationals, following a meeting of 21 Federal members in Canberra on Monday.
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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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