Benita takes top honour for feed project

UNIVERSITY of WA (UWA) graduate Benita Moir has received the Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum's top honour for 2015.
UNIVERSITY of WA (UWA) graduate Benita Moir has received the Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum's top honour for 2015.
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BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade. BROADBENT Grains has bought a major grain handling facility in NSW, contributing to what is becoming one of the biggest supply chain spending sprees by the industry in more than a decade.
THE death of Australian statesman Malcolm Fraser is a sad loss for the rural community, say peers. THE death of Australian statesman Malcolm Fraser is a sad loss for the rural community, say peers.
OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue. OPINION: IT’S true that alcohol and tobacco take a greater toll on our health system, but the use of 'ice' is an acute public health issue.
A SENATE inquiry into the red meat processing sector should hold hearings in Australia’s beef capital, say Queensland representatives. A SENATE inquiry into the red meat processing sector should hold hearings in Australia’s beef capital, say Queensland representatives.
MORE than 70 parents, past association presidents, education representatives and government officials gathered at the Ocean Beach Hotel for the annual Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) conference last week.
28 Mar 15 MORE than 70 parents, past association presidents, education representatives and government officials gathered at the Ocean Beach Hotel for the annual Isolated Children's Parents'...
MEMBERS of the Isolated Children's Parents' Association were elated with news the government would financially assist it.
27 Mar 15 MEMBERS of the Isolated Children's Parents' Association were elated with news the government would financially assist it.
AGRICULTURE Minister in the central-African republic of Burundi, Ms Odette Kayitesi, was pleased to receive a copy of Farm Weekly to compare the quality of WA livestock with that in her country.
27 Mar 15 AGRICULTURE Minister in the central-African republic of Burundi, Ms Odette Kayitesi, was pleased to receive a copy of Farm Weekly to compare the quality of WA livestock with that in her...
Corriedale entrants increased significantly at the Sydney Royal this year to 83 exhibits, about 20 more sheep than usual.
26 Mar 15 Corriedale entrants increased significantly at the Sydney Royal this year to 83 exhibits, about 20 more sheep than usual.
IN another bitter blow for the depleted agency additional job cuts within the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) have been given the go-ahead by government.
26 Mar 15  1 IN another bitter blow for the depleted agency additional job cuts within the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) have been given the go-ahead by government.
BUNGE has received the go ahead for its second storage facility to be built, after the Dumbleyung Shire Council approved the plan last week.
26 Mar 15 BUNGE has received the go ahead for its second storage facility to be built, after the Dumbleyung Shire Council approved the plan last week.
ORGANISATIONS and individuals planning to make submissions to a review of the access code governing the State's freight rail operations have more time.
26 Mar 15 ORGANISATIONS and individuals planning to make submissions to a review of the access code governing the State's freight rail operations have more time.
AN appeal on costs of $803,989 awarded against WA organic farmer Steve Marsh in the case against his neighbour Mike Baxter has been placed on hold.
25 Mar 15 AN appeal on costs of $803,989 awarded against WA organic farmer Steve Marsh in the case against his neighbour Mike Baxter has been placed on hold.
CHANGES to animal welfare requirements for live cattle export are running smoothly in Indonesia, with the take up by local businesses impressing an Australian expat in the industry.
25 Mar 15 CHANGES to animal welfare requirements for live cattle export are running smoothly in Indonesia, with the take up by local businesses impressing an Australian expat in the industry.
SOUTH East Asian grain importers are willing to pay appropriately for quality Australian wheat, a contingent of WA growers was told on a recent visit to the region.
25 Mar 15 SOUTH East Asian grain importers are willing to pay appropriately for quality Australian wheat, a contingent of WA growers was told on a recent visit to the region.
WA Angus breeder Murray Davis was awarded the WA Angus Society’s prestigious Strathtay Trophy at the society’s annual general meeting last week at the Claremont Showgrounds.
22 Mar 15 WA Angus breeder Murray Davis was awarded the WA Angus Society’s prestigious Strathtay Trophy at the society’s annual general meeting last week at the Claremont Showgrounds.
Cattle - Beef
THE Beef Shop proprietor and beef producer Kevin Armstrong has decided to move out of the retail sector.
22 Mar 15 THE Beef Shop proprietor and beef producer Kevin Armstrong has decided to move out of the retail sector.
SCORING WAMMCO's bonus rebate on all of their lambs, on top of good prices, another abundant season with good results from rye corn pasture/brown manuring and being able to sell oats for more than the cost of pellets, were highlights of the season for WAMMCO's February producer of the month, Dumbleyung growers Terry and Dale Cronin.
21 Mar 15 SCORING WAMMCO's bonus rebate on all of their lambs, on top of good prices, another abundant season with good results from rye corn pasture/brown manuring and being able to sell oats for...
Sheep - Meat
NEWLY elected Stud Merino Breeders' Association of WA (SMBAWA) president Steven Bolt, Claypans stud, Corrigin, believes there is plenty of money to be made from Merino lambs, with an increased number of marketing options available.
Mr Bolt said there were plenty of options out there for producers when it comes to selling Merino lambs, if they are prepared properly.
21 Mar 15 NEWLY elected Stud Merino Breeders' Association of WA (SMBAWA) president Steven Bolt, Claypans stud, Corrigin, believes there is plenty of money to be made from Merino lambs, with an...
Sheep - Meat
TOP quality, performance-packed Holstein-Friesian genetics were in demand at last week's annual Holstein-Friesian bull and Supreme Genetics female sale at Boyanup, when buyers pushed prices to a top of $11,250 for a bull.
21 Mar 15 TOP quality, performance-packed Holstein-Friesian genetics were in demand at last week's annual Holstein-Friesian bull and Supreme Genetics female sale at Boyanup, when buyers pushed...
ON-GOING access to job ready and skilled people for a sustainable grains industry is the focus of a new, industry-supported project, focused on building and implementing a comprehensive capacity building model for the WA grains industry.
21 Mar 15 ON-GOING access to job ready and skilled people for a sustainable grains industry is the focus of a new, industry-supported project, focused on building and implementing a comprehensive...
KIMBERLEY pastoralist Peter Camp may be unrecognisable after he shaved off his moustache and hair for the Leukaemia Foundation.
21 Mar 15 KIMBERLEY pastoralist Peter Camp may be unrecognisable after he shaved off his moustache and hair for the Leukaemia Foundation.
A TRUE ambassador for connecting regional and city communities through food, InterGrain chief executive Tress Walmsley has won this year's Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation's (RIRDC) Rural Women's Award.
Her 'Oodles of Noodles' project, has won her the major State Government award, including a $10,000 bursary towards her project.
20 Mar 15 A TRUE ambassador for connecting regional and city communities through food, InterGrain chief executive Tress Walmsley has won this year's Rural Industries Research and Development...
“IT’S infuriating having to spend so much time treating the symptoms of government inaction, for it leaves insufficient time to tackle the deep seated structural problems”.
20 Mar 15 “IT’S infuriating having to spend so much time treating the symptoms of government inaction, for it leaves insufficient time to tackle the deep seated structural problems”.
ONE of WA's largest White Suffolk studs, the Yanda White Suffolk, Karlgarin, has a new home following its sale by the Argent family.
20 Mar 15 ONE of WA's largest White Suffolk studs, the Yanda White Suffolk, Karlgarin, has a new home following its sale by the Argent family.
20 Mar 15 LIFE on Wally and Julie Bettink's Northcliffe dairy farm is slowly returning to normal - now that most visitors don't have flashing lights on their vehicles.
A CONTINGENT of WA growers are meeting the end users of their grain in South East Asia this week as a part of a CBH Grower Study Tour.
20 Mar 15 A CONTINGENT of WA growers are meeting the end users of their grain in South East Asia this week as a part of a CBH Grower Study Tour.
AN amendment to the State criminal code has been criticised for its broad language, reversing the onus of proof and application to both public and private land.
20 Mar 15 AN amendment to the State criminal code has been criticised for its broad language, reversing the onus of proof and application to both public and private land.
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So if monitoring for standards wasn't working before to protect animals, how come you think they
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The NFF seems to follow popular mantras of drought subsidies etc with out ever achieving
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The problem since Landcare started is the bureaucracy that was built up to form Catchment
IN another bitter blow for the depleted agency additional job cuts within the Department of Agriculture and Food (DAFWA) have been given the go-ahead by government.26 Mar 15  1 IN another bitter blow for the depleted agency additional job cuts within the Department of Agriculture and Food...
CHANGES to animal welfare requirements for live cattle export are running smoothly in Indonesia, with the take up by local businesses impressing an Australian expat in the industry.25 Mar 15 CHANGES to animal welfare requirements for live cattle export are running smoothly in Indonesia, with the take up by...