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Agronomy fulfils childhood dream for Alex
16 Apr 18 EVER since he was a child, 25-year-old Alex Davies had his sights set on being a research agronomist. He idolised agronomists for being able to help farmers and fix problems with their soils and crops and aspired to have a job where he could work one-on-one with producers.
Driven rural women overcome obstacles
16 Apr 18 THE ongoing challenges of retaining staff on WA farms, looking at new ways to address risk management and the latest requirements around farm safety were some of the key topics at the recent Inspire Summit 2018, held at Fremantle.
Strong demand tipped to continue
16 Apr 18 SHEEP farmers are expected to enjoy their best farm cash incomes for 20 years this financial year, primarily because of high returns from wool.
Belarus goes electric
15 Apr 18 AFTER nearly 10 years of prototype testing Belarus is ready to launch a diesel-electric power train for its tractors.
Bundarra Downs’ mated ewes top at $2100
15 Apr 18 WA buyers were out in force and bid up strongly at the fourth biennial Bundara Downs White Suffolk and Poll Dorset mated ewe sale held late last month at Western Flat, South Australia.
China tour offers malting barley insight
15 Apr 18 A TOUR to China has given the South East Premium Wheat Growers Association (SEPWA) China a taste of local malt barley export demands.
Early-bird LambEx registrations open
15 Apr 18 LAMBEX 2018 has released its program featuring a strong line-up of international and Australian speakers who will present on an array of local and global issues for the sheep and lamb industry.
High fungicide trace causes barley recall
15 Apr 18 A FUNGICIDE trace five times the maximum residue limit (MRL) in an Australian barley sample, which triggered a food products recall in Japan, has been described as a “reminder” to the local grain industry of its responsibility.
Lawsons makes auction history
15 Apr 18 HISTORY was made at last Friday’s Lawsons Angus Albany yearling bull sale when for the first time a Helmsman-style bull sale was conducted completely electronically on the AuctionsPlus system.
Live export vital for WA says producer
15 Apr 18 YORK sheep producer Peter Boyle, who supplies more than 25,000 sheep to the live export trade each year, said he was against any move to shut down the trade for two to three months of the year.
EasyOne costs returned in Schorer lambs
14 Apr 18 MELVIN and Lyn Schorer have lambing percentages to die for in a Merino flock.
Elders showcase real estate achievers
14 Apr 18 The rooftop ballroom at Aloft Hotel overlooking Perth city skyline, Optus Stadium and the Swan River was a fitting venue on Saturday night to applaud the pinnacle of Elders Real Estate achievements for the past 12 months.
Farming a family affair at Lake Grace
14 Apr 18 THE 2018 cropping program is well and truly underway at King Edward Farm, Lake Grace.
Littleproud announces live export changes
14 Apr 18 FEDERAL Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has made a series of announcements following the 60 Minutes program on Sunday night into the live export sheep deaths that occured in August, 2017
Pech sale tops at $175
14 Apr 18 SEASONAL conditions played a role in a subdued sale result at the Pech family’s North Stirling Downs Pty Ltd surplus ewe dispersal held at Tambellup last week.
Seeding gets off to a patchy start for 2018
14 Apr 18 THE 2018 season is well underway in some parts of the State with farmers in the Esperance region seeding canola and other areas slowly getting ready.
Trials assess worm drench resistance
14 Apr 18 SHEEP farmers across Australia are being sought to supply dung for a trial examining different worm drench resistance test methods.
Live export ship grounded
13 Apr 18 LIVE exports from Australia were grounded this week after footage of sheep dying on a boat from Fremantle to the Middle East in August last year were aired on commercial television on Sunday night.
Chinese group increases its Elders stake
13 Apr 18 A CHINESE conglomerate has confirmed itself as a likely long-term shareholder in Australian rural services business, Elders, pushing its ownership stake just above five per cent.
Elders quits abattoir and feedlot
13 Apr 18 POOR returns and frustrating business conditions have convinced Elders to cut its last investment ties with the live export sector in Indonesia, selling its 8200-head feedlot and abattoir, near Jakarta.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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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
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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