Profit down, but rebounding Nufarm is seeking acquisitions

Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.
Australian farm chemical manufacturer Nufarm has repaired its balance sheet and is now hunting for acquisition opportunities.
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.
24 Sep 16 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.
John Deere releases ExactApply spray technology with individual nozzle control, turn compensation and other features
24 Sep 16 John Deere releases ExactApply spray technology with individual nozzle control, turn compensation and other features
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.
23 Sep 16 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.
Cattle - Beef
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.
23 Sep 16 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.
Cattle - Beef
Technologies moving from the research arena to commercialisation are exciting beef producers.
23 Sep 16 Technologies moving from the research arena to commercialisation are exciting beef producers.
Cattle - Beef
A Melbourne Market wholesaler has admitted to breaching the Horticulture Code of Conduct, drawing comments on the need for the an updated code.
22 Sep 16 A Melbourne Market wholesaler has admitted to breaching the Horticulture Code of Conduct, drawing comments on the need for the an updated code.
Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
22 Sep 16 Monopoly market may confront cropping sector under mega-merger proposal.
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.
22 Sep 16 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.
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.
22 Sep 16  2 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...
ONE of Australia’s largest seedstock producers, Lawsons Angus, is offering its entire line-up of NSW and Victorian spring bulls online only in a move those in the livestock marketing business believe heralds a new era.
21 Sep 16 ONE of Australia’s largest seedstock producers, Lawsons Angus, is offering its entire line-up of NSW and Victorian spring bulls online only in a move those in the livestock marketing...
Cattle - Beef
Australia’s biggest farm services business, Landmark, will potentially be tapping a bigger choice of crop nutrition technology from North America in the wake of a Canadian agribusiness mega-merger unveiled last week.
21 Sep 16 Australia’s biggest farm services business, Landmark, will potentially be tapping a bigger choice of crop nutrition technology from North America in the wake of a Canadian agribusiness...
In its second swoop on prime northern NSW cattle country this year, Chinese-owned pastoral business, Rifa Salutary, has snapped up another two aggregations for an estimated $55 million.
21 Sep 16  1 In its second swoop on prime northern NSW cattle country this year, Chinese-owned pastoral business, Rifa Salutary, has snapped up another two aggregations for an estimated $55 million.
While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
21 Sep 16 While the favourable season is spurring lamb prices and providing more marketing options for producers, livestock agents are concerned rates are reaching unsustainable levels.
NIPE, the National Indigenous Pastoral Enterprises, has appointed a new chief executive officer, a Queenslander with strong roots in the cattle game.
20 Sep 16 NIPE, the National Indigenous Pastoral Enterprises, has appointed a new chief executive officer, a Queenslander with strong roots in the cattle game.
Cattle - Beef
UPDATED: Big West Australian grain business Co-operative Bulk Handling has greeted news of the collapsing bid to commercialise the $2.5 billion co-op with an off-hand acknowledgment.
20 Sep 16  10 UPDATED: Big West Australian grain business Co-operative Bulk Handling has greeted news of the collapsing bid to commercialise the $2.5 billion co-op with an off-hand acknowledgment.
Producers are being told they can plan for a higher-than-average cattle price range out to 2020.
20 Sep 16  1 Producers are being told they can plan for a higher-than-average cattle price range out to 2020.
Cattle - Beef
The big wet has taken the gloss off northern chickpea yields.
20 Sep 16 The big wet has taken the gloss off northern chickpea yields.
THE SOLID price performance of the domestic market was helping offset challenging conditions in the export job, according to beef processors.
20 Sep 16 THE SOLID price performance of the domestic market was helping offset challenging conditions in the export job, according to beef processors.
Cattle - Beef
A JOINT Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Agriculture Victoria initiative to provide early warning of dangerous pest and disease incursions has been officially launched nationally.
19 Sep 16 A JOINT Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Agriculture Victoria initiative to provide early warning of dangerous pest and disease incursions has been officially...
THE country’s depleted ewe flock has seen prices paid for breeding ewes near $300, with agents forecasting the supply scarcity to hit unseen “extremes” this spring.
19 Sep 16 THE country’s depleted ewe flock has seen prices paid for breeding ewes near $300, with agents forecasting the supply scarcity to hit unseen “extremes” this spring.
A Chinese partner with Perth-based livestock exporter, Wellard, is to become a 16.58 per cent shareholder in the troubled business after a deal with the company’s founder, Mauro Balzarini.
19 Sep 16 A Chinese partner with Perth-based livestock exporter, Wellard, is to become a 16.58 per cent shareholder in the troubled business after a deal with the company’s founder, Mauro Balzarini.
Last week's wild weather has knocked a lot of barley to the ground, which will create difficulties come harvest time.
19 Sep 16 Last week's wild weather has knocked a lot of barley to the ground, which will create difficulties come harvest time.
A young New Zealand farm technology company, with special skills in monitoring and modelling crop moisture, temperature and nutrient needs is preparing to list on the Australian Securities Exchange.
19 Sep 16 A young New Zealand farm technology company, with special skills in monitoring and modelling crop moisture, temperature and nutrient needs is preparing to list on the Australian...
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I think central wheatbelt is holding CBH responsible for matters way outside of their
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Hey Jock, costs of execution on the East are now at or below the CBH system. You now officially
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Correct Jock. Selling what you don't already have is the biggest con ever introduced to
DAILY bread in Vietnam is more like four-hour bread - that's an effective shelf life of the fresh-baked baguette-style loaf using WA grains that have become popular in Vietnam.24 Sep 16 DAILY bread in Vietnam is more like four-hour bread - that's an effective shelf life of the fresh-baked...
WA Premier Colin Barnett has announced Agricultural scientist and Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Mark Lewis as the new Agriculture and Food Minister.22 Sep 16  2 WA Premier Colin Barnett has announced Agricultural scientist and Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Mark Lewis as the...