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Oat demand up and China market to open
04 Jun 18 WA OAT growers are in for a win with high demand for the cereal crop pushing up domestic prices due to dry seasonal conditions and the need for livestock feed.
Seed coating for water repellent soils
04 Jun 18 WA growers could benefit from promising research into a cost-effective seed coating technology which has the potential to boost cereal crop germination rates in water repellent soils.
Challenger meets the cost efficiency criteria
03 Jun 18 COST efficiency is a phrase that instantly commands attention.
Demand soars as stock feed prices rise
03 Jun 18 LIVESTOCK producers are struggling to find affordable feed across the State with increased demand putting pressure on supply.
Mainstream organic weed control tech
03 Jun 18 A PRODUCT devised in Sweden as a means of controlling problem weeds in organic cropping systems, has shown promise as a weed control tool in conventional farming as well, in particular for farmers with problems with herbicide resistant weeds.
Rain gets program on track
03 Jun 18 TRACTORS are back in motion across many parts of the State after much-needed rain fell last week, including for Dumbleyung farmer Jason Smith.
WAMIA stalls Muchea change to consult
03 Jun 18 AFTER “unexpected” opposition the Western Australian Meat Industry Authority (WAMIA) has decided to delay its cattle sale date change at the Muchea Livestock Centre (MLC) until negotiations with agents can be finalised.
Activists get live ex access
02 Jun 18 THE Fremantle Port has allowed Animals’ Angels Australia access to undertake independent monitoring of livestock loading at the port on a trial basis.
Animal welfare tops minister’s agenda
02 Jun 18 THE focus of the State Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan was spelt out clearly at a closed-door meeting with sheep producers at Katanning last week.
Big fire blazes through Albany farmland
02 Jun 18 DRIVING through burnt paddocks on Mal Thomson’s South Stirling farm, it is hard to believe a major fire event has taken place just days before.
Brothers plumb depths of deep ripping
02 Jun 18 IT WAS an easy answer for Mullewa farmers Rodney and Andrew Messina.
Demand drives supply chain transparency
02 Jun 18 ONE of the European premier consumers of Merino fibre is leading the way for greater transparency along the wool supply chain with its soon-to-be launched integrity code Authentico.
Strong support for Monterey sale
02 Jun 18 BEEF producers didn’t let the dry start to the season deter them from stocking up their sire requirements at Monterey stud’s winter bull sale at Brunswick last week.
Weekend rain breaks major dry spell
02 Jun 18 THE dust has finally settled on many thirsty paddocks across the WA grainbelt, thanks to season-breaking rains that crossed the State late last week.
Alternative energy for ag on the agenda at Collie
01 Jun 18 Farmers and agricultural stakeholders can find out more about opportunities to generate energy from farm business waste to provide a new income stream or reduce running costs, and help regional communities to solve waste issues.
Grain groups welcome ACCC’s port access code
01 Jun 18 GRAIN grower lobby groups are delighted with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) response to a Department of Agriculture review into the nation’s Port Access Code for wheat.
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Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
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Various thin-shelled types are running around like headless chooks over free-range eggs
The case for spending restraint and a rapid return to surplus is as strong as ever
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PGA launches live ex campaign
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
China’s Rifa pays $55m to beef up its NSW estate
GrainCorp syndicate withdraws from CBH bid
Chinese buy into live shipper Wellard
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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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