Young dairy award winners impress judges

WA Youth Cattle Handlers Camp chairman and Brunswick Junction dairy farmer Lachlan Fry, 24, is the owner-operator Brownes Dairy Young Dairy Farmer of the Year.
WA Youth Cattle Handlers Camp chairman and Brunswick Junction dairy farmer Lachlan Fry, 24, is the owner-operator Brownes Dairy Young Dairy Farmer of the Year.
FARMING industry groups remain confident the WA Government will repeal the Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Free Areas Act despite the end of financial year promised timeline looming.
1:00 AM FARMING industry groups remain confident the WA Government will repeal the Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Free Areas Act despite the end of financial year promised timeline looming.
THE faltering Pakistan chickpea crop has prompted a Pakistani businessman to visit WA to sure up supplies.
1:00 AM THE faltering Pakistan chickpea crop has prompted a Pakistani businessman to visit WA to sure up supplies.
THE thriving live cattle trade is about to descend on southern Australia in a big way, heralded by the launch of the world's largest and fastest purpose-built livestock carrier - a state-of-the art, nine-deck ship owned by Australian company Wellard Limited.
05 May 16 THE thriving live cattle trade is about to descend on southern Australia in a big way, heralded by the launch of the world's largest and fastest purpose-built livestock carrier - a...
PASTORALISTS have voted unanimously against draft reforms to Rangelands administration laws at an emergency forum last week.
05 May 16 PASTORALISTS have voted unanimously against draft reforms to Rangelands administration laws at an emergency forum last week.
THE grains industry will receive a boost this grain season from the installation of 11 additional automatic weather stations across the Wheatbelt.
05 May 16 THE grains industry will receive a boost this grain season from the installation of 11 additional automatic weather stations across the Wheatbelt.
A REGENERATING legume pasture system is reducing costs and labour requirements in a cropping and sheep operation in Brookton.
05 May 16 A REGENERATING legume pasture system is reducing costs and labour requirements in a cropping and sheep operation in Brookton.
WA agronomists have warned that a glyphosate-resistant grass is becoming more common in the Wheatbelt and early action is needed to gain control.
04 May 16 WA agronomists have warned that a glyphosate-resistant grass is becoming more common in the Wheatbelt and early action is needed to gain control.
DAIRY farms where milkers have completed a training course have less of a problem with mastitis reinfection, a survey has shown.
01 May 16 DAIRY farms where milkers have completed a training course have less of a problem with mastitis reinfection, a survey has shown.
YOU'VE got to love magpies. The human ones of course.
Every bloke knows the value of not chucking away a few bolts and washers, or that piece of hose that will
01 May 16 YOU'VE got to love magpies. The human ones of course. Every bloke knows the value of not chucking away a few bolts and washers, or that piece of hose that will "come in handy one day''.
SHEEP producers generally do not worm farm dogs regularly enough to break the lifecycle of tapeworms (Taenia ovis) and prevent costly sheep measles.
30 Apr 16 SHEEP producers generally do not worm farm dogs regularly enough to break the lifecycle of tapeworms (Taenia ovis) and prevent costly sheep measles.
BARLEY growers have been asked to send any plants with the fungal disease Net Type Net Blotch (NTNB) to the Department of Agriculture and Food, after evidence of new pathotypes were discovered last season.
30 Apr 16 BARLEY growers have been asked to send any plants with the fungal disease Net Type Net Blotch (NTNB) to the Department of Agriculture and Food, after evidence of new pathotypes were...
IT was all a
30 Apr 16 IT was all a "storm in a teacup" when Rylington Park's shearing shed near Boyup Brook, in WA's South West, was taken over by women recently.
PINGLELLY grain farmer and CBH Board director John Hassell is aiming to take on WA Liberal MP Rick Wilson for the sparse rural farming and mining seat of O’Connor pledging to be an independent WA National in federal parliament.
29 Apr 16 PINGLELLY grain farmer and CBH Board director John Hassell is aiming to take on WA Liberal MP Rick Wilson for the sparse rural farming and mining seat of O’Connor pledging to be an...
THE Nationals WA have held firm on the Fremantle Port sale debate.
29 Apr 16  2 THE Nationals WA have held firm on the Fremantle Port sale debate.
29 Apr 16 BNEXT week's federal budget will contain greater complexity due to the government's intermingling of future fiscal decisions with short-term election promises, says National Farmers...
CBH has released its first crop quality report revealing the averages for major varieties across the zones.
29 Apr 16 CBH has released its first crop quality report revealing the averages for major varieties across the zones.
THE largest purpose built livestock vessel was launched in China yesterday.
28 Apr 16 THE largest purpose built livestock vessel was launched in China yesterday.
FREMANTLE had room to grow for at least 25 years, according to Treasurer Mike Nahan.
28 Apr 16 FREMANTLE had room to grow for at least 25 years, according to Treasurer Mike Nahan.
THE live export berth should not be
28 Apr 16 THE live export berth should not be "the carrot to get the sale of Fremantle port over the line".
FORMER head of the Pastoral Lands Board (PLB) Leanne Corker, will now take her personal concerns about the proposed changes in the draft Land Administration Amendment Bill and its management, to upcoming forums.
28 Apr 16 FORMER head of the Pastoral Lands Board (PLB) Leanne Corker, will now take her personal concerns about the proposed changes in the draft Land Administration Amendment Bill and its...
YOUNG Dairy Farmer of the Year finalist Luke Ieraci, Brunswick Junction, believes attracting young people to farming will help sustain his industry.
28 Apr 16 YOUNG Dairy Farmer of the Year finalist Luke Ieraci, Brunswick Junction, believes attracting young people to farming will help sustain his industry.
WAFARMERS hopes to begin air freighting regular weekly consignments of its fresh milk into China in two to three weeks.
28 Apr 16 WAFARMERS hopes to begin air freighting regular weekly consignments of its fresh milk into China in two to three weeks.
GROWERS need to watch the market for price spikes rather than rely on selling in harvest to make good on this season's crop, according to marketers.
28 Apr 16 GROWERS need to watch the market for price spikes rather than rely on selling in harvest to make good on this season's crop, according to marketers.
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There should be no cost involved as chemical labels require review and update every 5 years and
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considering such significant factors for our farm analysis are collected as surveys (eg ABARES),
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I listened to Malcolm Turnbull saying farmers were getting fantastic prices for their produce
THE thriving live cattle trade is about to descend on southern Australia in a big way, heralded by the launch of the world's largest and fastest purpose-built livestock carrier - a state-of-the art, nine-deck ship owned by Australian company Wellard Limited.05 May 16 THE thriving live cattle trade is about to descend on southern Australia in a big way, heralded by the launch of the...
PASTORALISTS have voted unanimously against draft reforms to Rangelands administration laws at an emergency forum last week.05 May 16 PASTORALISTS have voted unanimously against draft reforms to Rangelands administration laws at an emergency forum...