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New long-term barley grass strategy
14 Sep 18 A NEW tool is available that can help test a range of weed management options for barley grass (Hordeum spp) – a weed which is requiring increasingly strategic and integrated management by grain growers.
Workshop focus on glyphosate resistance
14 Sep 18 KEEPING glyphosate highly effective is the aim of an upcoming glyphosate management workshop at Cascade.
Brazil lifts its ban on glyphosate
14 Sep 18 THE CONTROVERSIAL ban on the use of the herbicide glyphosate in South America’s agricultural powerhouse Brazil has been overturned.
Third tramline wheel reduces compaction
14 Sep 18 AT a recent Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) workshop I dropped into last month at Mingenew the audience in the paddock was challenged by a machinery salesman.
Jamie keen to see where study takes her
14 Sep 18 FAMILY and friends have nick-named Jamie Nykiel, 22, the ‘sheep queen’ after her studies redirected her from the beach towards the bush.
Easy access to control weeds in canola
14 Sep 18 WEST Midlands broadacre farmers have struggled to combat weeds this growing season due to sprayers becoming bogged in soggy paddocks or the frequency of showers preventing regular treatment applications.
Ag Minister officially opens the Public Silo Trail
14 Sep 18 THE CBH shed at the Newdegate Machinery Field Days was packed out last Wednesday afternoon when the Public Silo Trail was officially opened by the State Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan.
Newdegate maintains its business reputation
14 Sep 18 THE 36th annual Newdegate Machinery Field Days, held last week, lived up to its ‘business’ reputation.
‘Rafer’ named supreme Merino of the year
12 Sep 18 A VICTORIAN fine wool, August-shorn Poll Merino ram named after tennis legend Rafael Nadal has won the Rabobank supreme Merino ram of the year at the National Merino Sheep Show and Sale.
Beef steers sell to $1145 top at Muchea
12 Sep 18 IT was another successful day for the Primaries Livestock team at the Muchea Livestock Centre last Friday when it hosted its third special monthly store cattle sale for the year.
Moora Residential College to stay open
12 Sep 18 A RELENTLESS nine-month campaign to save the only country boarding facility between Perth and Geraldton has paid off, after the Federal government this week announced it would provide $8.7 million to keep open the doors of the Moora Residential College (MRC).
MP says shoulder period will help exports
12 Sep 18 A PROPOSED “shoulder period” relaxing reduced stocking rate density over part of the northern hemisphere summer period could encourage live sheep exporters to resume the trade earlier.
New Holland T8 tractors spark interest
12 Sep 18 SOMETIMES it takes a demonstration to peak your interest in a machine.
Roseville Park ram to make journey west
12 Sep 18 MORE class Merino genetics are heading west after the Mallibee stud, Wannamal, paid $15,000 for a Roseville Park ram last week.
Support drives Kolindale sale to $2900
12 Sep 18 THE Kolindale Esperance ram sale again received good support from a loyal band of locals who pushed prices to a $2900 top on Monday.
Wheatbelt hay gifted to Queensland farm
12 Sep 18 THERE were plenty of emotional scenes when 78 donated large square hay bales strapped on the back of a B double semi-trailer rumbled up the driveway of Ashley and Wendy Gamble’s dairy farm near Oakey, Queensland, recently.
Esperance Breeders ram sale tops $4000
11 Sep 18 MERINOS were the stars of the show at last week’s Esperance Breeders’ Ram Sale where four studs achieved a collective average of $1654, up by a solid $262 on last year.
Live export bill is shelved
11 Sep 18 NEW South Wales Liberal MP Sussan Ley has had to shelve her private member’s bill for a ban on live exports after being promoted by the new Prime Minister Scott Morrison to the ministry.
NFF talks up industry potential
11 Sep 18 THE potential of the agricultural industry to reach $100 billion a year turnover was the focus of a speech by National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) president Fiona Simson last week when she addressed the National Press Club in Canberra.
PFG unveils Deutz tractor finance deals
11 Sep 18 DEUTZ-Fahr Australian distributor PFG has announced a ‘Spring ‘18’ finance package for the new 9 TTV Series 250 kilowatt (335 horsepower) model.
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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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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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