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Carriers hit by live ex fallout
14 Jul 18 WA agricultural industry bodies are banding together for the common good of the whole sector – to defend and preserve the livelihoods of all producers and associated agri-businesses.
Fishers hold their breath on late season
14 Jul 18 GORGE Rock farmer Geoffrey Fisher has been flat out spraying recently, trying to get as much done before much-needed rain arrived.
John's succession plan in the making
14 Jul 18 IT’S a succession plan in progress for Northcliffe cattle producer turned machinery dealer John Della Gola.
Reach continues for broadband network
14 Jul 18 THE rollout of the national broadbank network (nbn) in regional WA is on the home stretch, with more than 95 per cent of homes and businesses able to connect.
A different tale this year at Beacon
13 Jul 18 IT was a dry argument for Beacon farmer Ty Kirby in 2017 when he only received seven millimetres of rain from April to May, making it a tough growing season.
EMS Rural Exports licence suspended by regulator
13 Jul 18 THE Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council notes the suspension on Wednesday night of EMS Rural Exports’ livestock export licence by the industry regulator, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.
Rainfall figures up in many growing areas
13 Jul 18 THE tables have turned for most of the State with rainfall since seeding started this year increasing threefold compared to the same time last year.
Science backs sleeping in wool
13 Jul 18 A new AWI-funded study has investigated the effect that wool, cotton and polyester sleepwear each have on the sleep quality of older adults (aged 50-70) under warm conditions.
Solid rain drives up fertiliser inputs
13 Jul 18 THE wet winter unfolding in northern and central parts of the grainbelt has given growers a confidence boost, with good prospects for a better than average season leading to increased on-farm inputs.
Exports blocked in attempt to re-enter sheep trade
12 Jul 18 Emanuel Exports last night was knocked back in its attempt to gain a permit to start shipping the 60,000 sheep which had planned to ship last month.
Digging deeper on deep ripping trials
12 Jul 18 INITIAL observations from trials comparing deep ripping treatments will be included in the information presented at Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) open forums in the Esperance port zone.
Researchers identify gene resistance
12 Jul 18 WHEAT researchers have discovered a combination of genes that provide resistance to the significant fungal disease Stagonospora nodorum blotch (SNB) in WA varieties.
A good choice for weed control
11 Jul 18 THE ability to manage difficult to control weeds has spurred Australian canola growers to plant just under half a million hectares to Roundup Ready canola in 2018.
Nitrogen key to hybrid canola boost
11 Jul 18 TRIALS conducted over the past two seasons have demonstrated the importance of early nitrogen applications to maximise yields from Pioneer brand canola hybrids.
Partnership aims to accelerate innovation
11 Jul 18 THE University of WA (UWA) and agribusiness technology commercialisation hub Oterra have signed a collaboration agreement to accelerate innovation in agriculture and food technology.
Trimble ‘roadshow’ soil analysis system
11 Jul 18 GUESTS attending the 2018 CTF Workshop Roadshow this month at Meckering, Esperance and Mingenew will get to hear first-hand about Trimble Agriculture’s game-changing 3D soil analysis system.
Robotic arm shearing could this be the future?
10 Jul 18 World record holding Australian shearer Dwayne Black was one of a group of top shearers who participated in a scoping day held by AWI to look into the opportunity of using robotics in wool harvesting.
CLAAS Axion has plenty of work features
10 Jul 18 WHEN you own a CLAAS Axion 900 Series tractor you have a lot of explaining to do. That’s because there’s a lot to talk about.
Report rejects majority of welfare bill
10 Jul 18 STATE Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan has acknowledged the need for improvements to the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2017 after a committee report rejected most of her changes to the current act.
WA Merinos impress South African visitors
10 Jul 18 WA Merino genetics could soon be headed across the Indian Ocean to South Africa.
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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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