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The brief on sheep and beef
CHAIR of the 2018 WoolPoll panel, South Australian Merino breeder Sydney Lawrie has urged fellow producers to have their say when voting opens on September 17.
Good prices paid for held over fleece
12 Jun 18
FOURTH-generation Woodanilling woolgrower Des Shackley has no plans to follow a neighbour’s lead and sell the woolshed.
Wool clip results defy the dry season
08 Jun 18
A DRY season did not hamper wool clip test results for Wandering woolgrower Barry and Jane Edwards last week.
Spotlight on ag investment
04 Jun 18
THE $2.3 trillion Australian superannuation industry’s apparent extreme lack of interest in investing in agriculture is to be the focus of a parliamentary inquiry.
Buoyant prices fuel current wool cycle
04 Jun 18
AS wool continues its record-breaking run, jumping more than 100 cents in the past couple of weeks and bursting through the magical 2000c barrier in WA and Sydney, the fibre’s force is...
Walkers enjoy best price in a decade
04 Jun 18
BEST prices in 10 years for Warranine Park wool was ample reward for nine months of trail feeding according to Ellen Walker.
Wool crashes through the 2100c barrier
04 Jun 18
“MANIC” was the word a wool buyer used to describe last week’s one-day sale at the Western Wool Centre (WWC) where price records were set for the fifth consecutive trading day.
Demand drives supply chain transparency
02 Jun 18
ONE of the European premier consumers of Merino fibre is leading the way for greater transparency along the wool supply chain with its soon-to-be launched integrity code Authentico.
Woolgrowers give non-mulesing perspective
28 May 18
AS a part of its breech flystrike prevention research, development and extension program, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is promoting a booklet which investigates issues around...
WA students rise to the Merino challenge
28 May 18
FOUR WA agriculture and veterinary sciences student teams acquitted themselves well in the National Merino Challenge (NMC) competition at the Adelaide Showgrounds recently.
Classers versed on their important role
27 May 18
THEIR role in WA’s record-breaking wool industry and the importance of fulfilling it completely and correctly was impressed on 20 trainee wool classers on a visit to Perth wool handling...
Wool market heads into historic territory
21 May 18
WESTERN AUSTRALIA led Australia’s wool markets into historic record territory recently with the Western Indicator (WI) becoming the first Australian regional wool market indicator to...
Buyers watch dollar before returning
12 May 18
WOOL buyers waiting to pick the bottom of the Australian dollar’s fall against the US dollar, the international wool trading currency, appear to have hit their mark last week.
Reduced tests reflective of wool season
11 May 18
A FORECAST rapid reduction of the current WA wool season has been reflected in wool test figures for April.
Williams wraps up wool deal
02 May 18
A GROUP of wool producers will soon see their product featured in the MerinoSnug apparel at the Williams Woolshed after a deal was struck to be part of the Australian Wool Network (AWN)...
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See how was at the annual event on April 22.
Dairy Innovation Day, Busselton, May 4
The cattle industry would not exist but for foreign investment.
Not only are most levy payers never consulted, nobody even knows who most of them are.
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
The government declared they would not act in an emotional manner and would listen to the
Grains group defends live export
Seems that many farmers will try to defend the live export of their animals - despite the
Letter campaign to save export industry
The Live Export Industry will receive a warning from the Minister from Agriculture, a real tough
DAWR investigates live export voyage
New IT ideas need better communication
DESPITE big advances in agricultural technology, more conversation is needed for ag-tech experts to gain a greater...
Muresk gets SMART with farm technology
MURESK Institute has unveiled WA’s first demonstration SMART Farm at its inaugural Farm Smart Showcase.
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
Tweets from @FarmOnline/fairfax-rural-reporters
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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