Well all the station owners will have to employ there own dogger.
It's the only way to keep it under control there is so many bites etc on stock.
It's a big loss all round so the answer is full time dogger trapping, baiting on boundary fences etc.
10/10/16 12:47 PM
All they have done is manufactured a rebate out of consolidated taxings on grain receivals. There'll be nothing next year and millions have been spent on no future sites to take in grain that won't be there now. The only path forward is investment in super sites and rationalisation of costly sites (unreliable tonnes). Wonder how much dough has been wasted on expensive oats with early contracts? Not to mention buying and building assets whose value have been inflated by that high oats price at the time.
07/10/16 04:30 AM
Does anybody really think Anthony Salim would sanction buying WA barley if it were more expensive than say Canadian barley? Shareholders get fed a lot of rubbish around these investments. Firstly, if it is an investment it should not be compelled to use WA barley. Secondly, if it is using WA barley and generating premiums for growers, where are the premium bids? Smoke and mirrors. Should have simply bought Joe White Maltings which would have been made with concrete half the price of today's ... at least growers would have been saved freight/handling costs of not having go to a port
23/09/16 10:54 AM
...great to see this form of joint co-operation going on....
23/09/16 07:03 AM
Should have been appointed instead of Nalder in the first place
22/09/16 06:47 AM


Let me get this straight. A report to tell us that us we should 'continue to allow market forces to dictate the production of noodle wheat.' Damn straight and in case the report writers haven't noticed, there has been at least 3 new varieties released which growers are swinging to because of enhanced yield and disease characteristics. Not to mention noodle premiums are around $20/t ahead of bread wheats, What a waste of someones resources! Probably the good ol wheat grower.
07/09/16 11:19 PM
Forward selling grain is always a risky proposition and we are now seeing further evidence of that fact.
In a forward contract the grower also carries all of the risk.
22/09/16 08:46 PM
A big old debt bomb globally. The farm sector will not be immune.
22/09/16 02:31 AM
Good luck Mark, I look forward to your success. I think it will be the first and last time I vote for someone from NSW!!
14/09/16 11:37 AM
why would a bunch of traders want to open their books for public scrutiny? Pools cannot work successfully in a deregulated marketplace, no trader is going to take that kind of risk without protecting their own margin. This is all so predictable, we had workable open and transparent pooling arrangements under the previous arrangements .
The comments by Mr O'shannassy are priceless , what else would you expect the GTA spin doctor to say, code of practice... what a crock!
13/09/16 02:56 AM


Isn't it great to hear from more growers running in the GGL election. A bit more of this and it may not look like a one man race according to Fairfax.
13/09/16 09:31 AM
Daniel Cooper was a strong supporter of wheat market deregulation and the removal of grower control of AWBLtd,which eventually lead to our iconic marketer falling into the hands of mega merchant Cargill.
Daniel has the fanciful idea that the industry's woes lie in the supply chain and that we can promote our wheat but not have a single entity controlling the marketing of our crop.
Growers beware- Daniel and his colleagues will put their hands in your pockets and extract a promotion levy which will not make an iota of difference to your bottom lines.
11/09/16 04:19 AM
I hope in the interest of all those running for the grain growers election that they ALL receive the same level of media coverage as some appear to receive!
08/09/16 09:01 AM
It doesn't matter if its farms/houses/infra/etc, any presence of sovereign gov'ts with their own currency in a market puts an artificial floor/risk in it, as these funds are non accountable (shown by our own gov't). Gov'ts could set up fake proxies in the UK or anywhere, so origin of this capital means very little. As shown by Kidman, properties of such size can rapidly change countries position overnight. If no offshore capital is allowed access to these assets, will they not discover their true price for Australians to invest? resulting in less exchange rate raising capital inflows?
06/09/16 11:51 PM
In wa we had a regulated industry where each producer new what price they received were able to budget the industry supported many family operations.we then went to an approach of get big or get out. Now those who are big are broke and getting out. We now have Coles who broke the farmers legs with a sledge hammer wanting to take them to hospital an care for them.I'm not Einstein but what went wrong. Now our polices tell us we need overseas investment and we must get economies of scale.
07/09/16 12:14 AM


Best way to encourage native birds is clean out the cats which are deadly on many native birds. Native birds are more territorial and will chase away introduced species.
15/09/16 12:29 AM


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If each producer took a small cut in production these poor guys wouldn't be in this situation.
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Whilst I concur with Tony that dogs are a major and evolving issue, it would appear that the
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Sorry did i get it wrong..? Rankins Springs is still open..?!
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