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LIVE export prices in the north have reached unprecedented levels putting smiles on the faces of pastoralists.
LIVE export prices in the north have reached unprecedented levels putting smiles on the faces of pastoralists.
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AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations. AWI chairman Wally Merriman says a scheme to regulate the supply of wool into auction markets may be needed to stop wild price fluctuations.
FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement. FEDERAL Trade Minister Andrew Robb has hit back at the farm sector’s criticism of the Australia-Japan trade agreement.
MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found. MOST northern beef businesses are currently not economically sustainable, a new analysis of the sector has found.
HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia. HIGH oleic oil canola, which is prized by end-users for its healthy oil profile, is finding a wider fit across Australia.
BUNGE Australia has accepted its first grain deliveries at the company's newly developed Bunbury port site.
21 Apr 14  5 BUNGE Australia has accepted its first grain deliveries at the company's newly developed Bunbury port site.
MULGA Downs station manager Victor Gleeson, Tom Price, made his first trip to the Biara Santa Gertrudis on-property bull sale last week.
He successfully waved his bid card nine times to be one of the day's volume buyers at Biara and paid up to $3600.
20 Apr 14 MULGA Downs station manager Victor Gleeson, Tom Price, made his first trip to the Biara Santa Gertrudis on-property bull sale last week. He successfully waved his bid card nine times to...
Cattle - Beef
THE inaugural Lawsons Angus bull sale at Youngs Siding produced a great result with bulls twice hitting the $6500 top.
20 Apr 14 THE inaugural Lawsons Angus bull sale at Youngs Siding produced a great result with bulls twice hitting the $6500 top.
THE Bain Estate/Shire of Dumbleyung clearing sale at Dumbleyung last Thursday was labelled a success when 301 of the 303 lots on offer, at two sites, were snapped up by the more than 350 registered bidders at the sale conducted by Landmark Dumbleyung.
20 Apr 14 THE Bain Estate/Shire of Dumbleyung clearing sale at Dumbleyung last Thursday was labelled a success when 301 of the 303 lots on offer, at two sites, were snapped up by the more than 350...
THE originator of Dowerin's prime lamb production trio Darrel Hudson, Yleena Farm, has won his second WAMMCO Producer Of The Month title for March, 2014.
20 Apr 14 THE originator of Dowerin's prime lamb production trio Darrel Hudson, Yleena Farm, has won his second WAMMCO Producer Of The Month title for March, 2014.
Sheep - Meat
KENDENUP stud breeder Max Whyte, Brimfield stud, Kendenup, attained the unofficial status of a master breeder when he won the Farm Weekly-sponsored supreme champion group of two rams and two ewes for the second time in three years.
20 Apr 14 KENDENUP stud breeder Max Whyte, Brimfield stud, Kendenup, attained the unofficial status of a master breeder when he won the Farm Weekly-sponsored supreme champion group of two rams and...
FROM a food producer to a lifestyle sanctuary, an infrastructure hub to a significant driver of State revenue, the Wheatbelt is your oyster.
19 Apr 14 FROM a food producer to a lifestyle sanctuary, an infrastructure hub to a significant driver of State revenue, the Wheatbelt is your oyster.
THE Hasleby's family's Biara Santa Gertrudis stud continues to go from strength to strength following the successful results at its ninth annual on-property bull sale at Northampton last week.
19 Apr 14 THE Hasleby's family's Biara Santa Gertrudis stud continues to go from strength to strength following the successful results at its ninth annual on-property bull sale at Northampton last...
UNLIKE last year there were no grey clouds hanging over the industry in terms of markets and seasons when the main bull selling kicked off in mid-January.
19 Apr 14 UNLIKE last year there were no grey clouds hanging over the industry in terms of markets and seasons when the main bull selling kicked off in mid-January.
RAVENSDOWN chairman John Henderson has rejected industry rumours which suggest some Ravensdown WA grower shareholders have been paid what is owing for their defunct company shares while others haven't as yet.
19 Apr 14 RAVENSDOWN chairman John Henderson has rejected industry rumours which suggest some Ravensdown WA grower shareholders have been paid what is owing for their defunct company shares while...
The Meaton family's Misty Hills stud, capped off an excellent day of showing at this year's Williams Gateway Expo, when it won the motorbike much to the delight of stud principals Russell and Heather Meaton.
19 Apr 14 The Meaton family's Misty Hills stud, capped off an excellent day of showing at this year's Williams Gateway Expo, when it won the motorbike much to the delight of stud principals...
CHINESE businesses have shown a keen interest in investing in WA agriculture, but claim there could be a few hurdles to overcome.
18 Apr 14  1 CHINESE businesses have shown a keen interest in investing in WA agriculture, but claim there could be a few hurdles to overcome.
ALTHOUGH the stakes are getting higher, WA farmers continue to roll the dice each growing season.
18 Apr 14 ALTHOUGH the stakes are getting higher, WA farmers continue to roll the dice each growing season.
SOWING conditions throughout WA are still a mixed bag according to the Grains Industry Association of WA (GIWA).
18 Apr 14 SOWING conditions throughout WA are still a mixed bag according to the Grains Industry Association of WA (GIWA).
DOMINATING the Poll Merino ring at this year's Williams Gateway Expo were two superb exhibits, which caught the judges' eyes all day with their structure and wool quality.
18 Apr 14 DOMINATING the Poll Merino ring at this year's Williams Gateway Expo were two superb exhibits, which caught the judges' eyes all day with their structure and wool quality.
IT was the 'Frank' and 'Nancy' show at this year's Williams Gateway Expo, when the ram and ewe pair from the Hogg family's Navanvale stud, Williams, scored top points on the judging mat from the judges and took home the top ram and ewe awards.
18 Apr 14 IT was the 'Frank' and 'Nancy' show at this year's Williams Gateway Expo, when the ram and ewe pair from the Hogg family's Navanvale stud, Williams, scored top points on the judging mat...
ONLINE food and grocery retailer Aussie Farmers Direct (AFD) will no longer source its fresh milk supply from Harvey Fresh.
18 Apr 14  1 ONLINE food and grocery retailer Aussie Farmers Direct (AFD) will no longer source its fresh milk supply from Harvey Fresh.
FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.
17 Apr 14 FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.
CHINESE investors want the Australian Government to ease restrictions on work visas for foreign labour.
17 Apr 14  2 CHINESE investors want the Australian Government to ease restrictions on work visas for foreign labour.
THE York community breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the Wheatbelt Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) rejected a landfill proposal for the Shire.
17 Apr 14 THE York community breathed a sigh of relief yesterday as the Wheatbelt Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP) rejected a landfill proposal for the Shire.
Sheep - Wool
THE saying goes: live as though you will die tomorrow, but farm as though you will live forever.
17 Apr 14  1 THE saying goes: live as though you will die tomorrow, but farm as though you will live forever.
Sheep - Wool
WA'S Premier, Colin Barnett, says WA needs to continue to leverage agriculture off the strength of its mining and natural gas connections in China.
17 Apr 14  1 WA'S Premier, Colin Barnett, says WA needs to continue to leverage agriculture off the strength of its mining and natural gas connections in China.
AN investigation into allegations of criminal misconduct within the live export trade is underway.
15 Apr 14  5 AN investigation into allegations of criminal misconduct within the live export trade is underway.
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Multi origin grain was hardly an amazing success story for AWB in Brazil!!!! How about
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Wrong! Volume fluctuations are largely seasonal and are generally predictable. Unexpected drop
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No problems Wally buy up every wool growing property in the country and you can then control the
FROM a food producer to a lifestyle sanctuary, an infrastructure hub to a significant driver of State revenue, the Wheatbelt is your oyster.19 Apr 14 FROM a food producer to a lifestyle sanctuary, an infrastructure hub to a significant driver of State revenue, the...
FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.17 Apr 14 FOOD safety is on the top of the list of concerns for the Chinese.