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Angus top in 35th Gingin Heifer Comp
23 Apr 18 LOCAL Angus breeder David Roe, Benalong Grazing, gained top points to take out the 35th annual Gingin Heifer Competition.
AWI submission deadline is looming
23 Apr 18 WOOLGROWERS and wool industry stakeholders have until May 4 to lodge submissions to an independent review of performance and governance of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)
South African farmers supported at forum
23 Apr 18 A PUBLIC forum held last week clarified that the Federal government will not create a separate visa for South African farmers looking to leave their country in the face of political turmoil.
Food and Wine
Thirsty beer market tests barley base
23 Apr 18 THE world’s increasing thirst for beer is at risk of crashing head-long into a declining trend in malt barley production.
Committee considers GM submissions
22 Apr 18 THE Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) believes current mechanisms are effective when it comes to minimising the impact of genetically modified (GM) crops contaminating non-GM properties.
Diverse range a feature of Boyanup sale
22 Apr 18 IN the market for feeder, grass or breeding cattle? Then there is no better place to start than the Elders April store cattle sale at the Boyanup saleyards on Friday, April 20, 2018.
Farm exports to lose if US re-joins TPP
22 Apr 18 AUSTRALIAN farmers would lose a competitive exporting edge into major markets for commodities like grains if the US returned to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Fieldhouse sets $16,000 sale record
22 Apr 18 DRY conditions in some pastoral areas in the State were certainly noticed at last week’s WALSA Invitational Narngulu Bull Sale at Geraldton where the numbers cleared at the fall of the hammer were substantially down on the previous year.
Fire levy rise to fund rural fire division
22 Apr 18 IT’S not the independent rural fire service they were seeking, but WA’s volunteer firefighters and farm lobby groups have welcomed an announcement from the State Government that will see a new Rural Fire Division established within the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Labouring a point
22 Apr 18 WITH an uptick in the mining industry, ag labour issues are starting to become a topic again.
Live export trade under attack again
22 Apr 18 THE Awassi Express, the vessel at the centre of the latest live export turmoil, continues to sit in Fremantle Port.
Barley plantings to rise on back of price
21 Apr 18 HIGH barley prices are expected to have an influence on this year’s WA crop, as growers from across the State get stuck into their 2018 seeding programs.
Biara sets $14,000 record
21 Apr 18 WITH the 21st Commonwealth Games in full swing on Queensland’s Gold Coast, WA pipped the sunshine state on western soil to claim the cherry red medal at the Biara Santa Gertrudis stud’s 13th on-property bull sale, netting a personal best and sale record in the process.
Bright end to wool selling season tipped
21 Apr 18 WITH a live wool auction moved forward to Tuesday next week to accommodate Anzac Day, there are only eight more selling weeks left in the record-breaking season at the Western Wool Centre (WWC).
Exports suspended to Qatar abattoir
21 Apr 18 ANIMALS Australia has succeeded in shutting down an abattoir in a foreign export market due to sheep-related breaches of the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS).
Farming roots grow into Living Farms
21 Apr 18 RICHARD Devlin grew up as a city boy in Perth but farming roots sparked his interest in an ag career and eventually he became a part-owner of the successful agriculture consulting and research business, Living Farm.
Proposal tabled for Geraldton export depot
21 Apr 18 PORT Hedland Export Depot co-owner Paul Brown’s announcement to build an abattoir in the Pilbara coincided with what he described as the second phase of his plans, to build an export depot facility at Geraldton.
Strategy pinpoints beef’s best prospects
21 Apr 18 WITH about 70 per cent of our beef production exported to over 100 markets, Australia’s $16 billion beef industry operates in highly competitive global markets subject to diverse needs and consumer demands.
US farmers get first ‘charge’
21 Apr 18 THE new Belarus electric tractor is creating a lot of interest in North America.
Emotional response to pending CRC cuts
20 Apr 18 COMMUNITY Resource Centres (CRC) across WA are facing funding cuts of 40 per cent as part of Labor’s plan to reduce debt.
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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
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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